toshiba just released the tecra A8 with xp for $999 direct. they have hard drive protection features that may interest you. (i have 2 toshiba's, the most recent purchased in january, and neither has any vertical line display issues.)
hey folks. I'm presently in need of a laptop for business and school. My need is to be able to install a copy of XP Pro rather then Vista. I'm not interested in participating in M$'s consumer beta testing program. I need a laptop that while I'm in class giving presentations or what ever it needs to run period and I'm not wiling to chance having issue with Vista. My classmates have had their issues and don't want hardware to impact my grades. OK disclaimer out of the way I ask because I just learned that some Toshiba models will not allow XP to install due to drivers.
My budget is 1100 and await some input from you folks that have been there done that. I would prefer a HP and thanks to this forum learned of the Toshiba vertical line issue. Also I think I read here that HP has customer service issues w/ a SATA hard drive and no replacements on their web site.
And yeah I realize they all have pluses and deltas so I'm hopefully not trying to be too anal just really have my heart on running XP Pro until graduation next summer. SP1 should be debugged for a good SP2 by then.................LOL.........
Thanks in advance folks appreciate the input...oh yeah no pressure but would like to take advantage of the labor day sales coming up..!!