I get years out of our laptops but some folk get only short life spans. A nephew no longer has any computers since they would burn out on him in days. Very accident prone with the last 2 new laptops lasting a few days. One they put on the floor and accidentally stepped on it. The other died as a 64 oz. Big Gulp filled the keyboard.
Accidents aside the Dell Inspiron is an OK line but I like to move up to Latitudes at the office.
Have never had a laptop before. Always use desktops. Looking for one to do the following stuff.
Want to go online to watch mainly sporting events and some shows so want it to be fast.
Fast web browsing.
Want a good size screen
Need for email for work and will use microsoft office.
Will mainly be using at home and sometimes take it on trips but it wont have to be super portable.
Not going to do any gaming.
Pretty basic but want it to last 4 or 5 years so want good quality with good speed.
How much should I be spending and which brands do you recommend. I have had Dell computers at home and HP at work. But am open to anything. Dont want a Mac though.