I forgot to add that under a thousand dollars is best.
I am replacing an HP Pavilion dv6853cl. At least that's what it says on the sticker at the bottom of the machine. The System Information from the machine says dv6700.
I have been researching laptops for two weeks now and getting confused at all the specs and information available. But I'd like to get a new laptop soon, as I now have to depend on other people's laptops and the college computers.
What I know I want is a multiuse laptop - not just for college, but for watching DVDs, putting in CDs, preferably CD-ROMS too, even though I don't game so much anymore. Burning CDs and DVDs, USB flashdrive that accepts 2.0 at least, allows for fast internet and wifi, a lot of memory - preferably more than my old laptop - good processor and graphics card, those memory card reader things for digital cameras and the like. Good screen resolution. Blu-Ray drive is optional, though nice.
I need to be able to transfer my files from the old computer to the new one. Granted, that would be hard because of the freezes and shutdowns of the old one. But even though I backed up my files on a WD passport, the occasional weirdness of the thing ever since I chose to get a new laptop and the fact that it now tells me the backup was only partial, worries me. Well, that is another issue, not for this thread. The point is I want a laptop that would let me transfer the old stuff, if necessary, and let me use it.
Not Apple, please.
This has been suggested to me, partially because of price. http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11752885&whse=BC&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84|56670&N=4047229 4294967277&Mo=22&pos=1&No=8&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC5-Cat84&topnav=
What say you?