Never buy those units where they buy them in bulk and don't stock parts. 2 of the 4 companies stock parts, have a nationwide service system and more. The other two went to the printshop to print labels.
Does anyone own or have any recommendations about Medion laptops? I'm looking into buying a laptop when i go back to school and I've narrowed it down to 4 choices:
1. Apple iBook (12'' version): I'm doubtful about getting one because I'm an engineer and don't know if it'll run everything I need. About 1200 with Apple care etc.
2. ACER: acer 1681WLCI-XPH NoteBook Pentium M 1.5GHz 15.4'' WXGA 512MB DDR333 80GB DVD/CD-RW Combo Intel Extreme Graphics 2 - $1000 with ACER extended warranty. Best bang for buck, but its a lot heavier than the others at 6.5 pounds.
3. Medion: Akoya LS 1.6GHz Pentium M, 512MB DDR, 60 GB HD, DVD/CDRW, 4.4 pounds, 3 in 1 card reader, 12.1'' display. $1100
4. ABS: ABS C4 ABS C4 NoteBook Pentium M 1.6GHz(725) 12.1'' WXGA 512MB DDR333 60GB 5400rpm DVD/CD-RW Combo Intel Extreme Graphics 2 - $1200. 4.4 pounds.
Any suggestions, comments or reccomendations are appreciated. IF anyone wants to suggest any other options feel free as well.. budget is around 1200-1300.