I own the next up, last year model Samsung RC512. The aluminum case never seems hot and it's nearly instant on or hybrid sleep mode is something you will be amazed at if you never saw it before.
Talk about quick start up. About 3 to 5 seconds here. The Samsung should win this round.
The only quibble is that if you want to play games I'd stick to card games. But this model is worth another look.
I have been looking to replace the laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) that got
me through college, and am finding myself rather stumped. I've been
doing research online and have visited the store, but it feels a bit
like a crap shoot.
Criteria in consideration:
Reliable, reasonably portable
(probably 14"), good battery life, decent processor (I'm thinking Intel
i5), quick start-up, preferably not super ugly, under $800, web cam. I will be using the computer for basic web surfing, video streaming, MS Office, etc. No gaming, video editing or other excessive memory-eating activities. After experiencing HP's bloatware, I'm hoping to avoid going through that again.
The first two
are available at Best Buy, which is nice for the instant
gratification. The Dell would have to be ordered via internet. I am
also open to other ideas.
Any thoughts? Thanks!