Hi All ... was hoping to get some laptop buying advice. I am in the market because my current desktop system has died. I'm perfectly happy with its performance - its an AMD Athlon 4400 w/2 gigs ram and GeForce Ultra 6800 video card. 90% of the time I use the PC, its for web browsing, playing videos, music or MS Office, occasionally buring a CD or DVD. The other 10% of the time is for games - truthfuly I tend not to play the newest titles (plus the above hardware probably couldn't handle it) - I'd be happy if things like Half-Life 2, Company of Heroes and rFactor run well on whatever machine I buy. But, that being said, if it can do a decent job with more modern titles that would be nice as well - I'm very mindful of the fact that with a laptop, you're stuck with whatever hardware it comes with, especially regarding video.
Also, when will Windows 7 machines start arriving in stores? Is it worth waiting? My above machine is win XP, and I'm perfectly happy with that. I really have no particular love for Vista and know it to be a resource and memory hog. And I know (at least based on past experience) - that laptops, with custom hardware and drivers, it tends to be quite difficult to use any O/S on them other than what the manufacture shipped on the machine.
In any case, if anyone can recommend any particular models, would appreciate it. I think Sony NW160J might be along the right lines, but I'm not sure. Hoping to keep this under $1000, but willing to spend up to $1500 if there is a compelling reason to do so.
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?