I also forgot to mention that my desktop is a Dell system, and I have had difficulty getting support from them. Customer Support is important, preferably in North America, and I would not purchase a Dell system again.
Hello... I would like to purchase a notebook for personal use, as an supplement to my home desktop. Primarily, this notebook would be used for when I travel to my cabin, as well as a secondary computer for internet access in the house (will be set up for wireless). The notebook needs to have a SD card reader (for my camera), a DVD/CD burner, and be capable of being used for image editing using Photoshop Elements. I would also like it to have a reasonably-sized hard drive, say 80 GB.
I currently use an HP/Compaq nx8220 ("wide and light weight") at work, and I haven't had any problems with it other than the CD/DVD drive is very noisy when a music CD is playing (I wouldn't want that on my personal notebook).
I am researching which notebook would be the most suitable for my requirements, and over and over again I have read that HP's are not of good quality, and that Sony's service is terrible -- Sony doesn't come with an SD slot anyway so that's off my list.
Can anyone tell me why HP's seem to be given such negative reviews? Many thanks for your assistance.