Hi Springchild74. I just purchased my first laptop and I am so excited. I am definitedly a kid with a new toy. I purchased mine for the exact reasons you stated you are buying one. I purchased the IBM ThinkPad T42 the costs was $1,599.99 + 69.99 + $179.99=approximately $1800.00 with the instant rebate of $100.00 at that time. It is only 4.9 lbs not heavy at all. Go to IBM.com and you can check out all of the other excellent features, and they have 24/7 customer service. Good Luck with your decision.
Hi - Please help me choose the right laptop for me. I'm thinking of buying a new laptop around the price of $1700. I'm not a technical person and only need a solid computer for a lot of emailing, websurfing, Excel and Word usage, DVD movies. I am replacing my old desktop with Win98 that clashes on me all the time. I would like to have a large screen, at least 14in. across. I also would like a decent speed for webbrowsing - and for switching across different programs. The laptop will probably stay at home most of the times, but occasioanlly, maybe a couple of times a week, I would like to take it with me for my classes so that I can take notes on the laptop. So I want it to be reasonably portable as well. I'm a small framed female and I am not very friendly with chiropractor yet.
Thanks for your help!