i was searching for something like what u were looking for too:
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Hi, not new to the laptop world but very behind in my knowledge of technology. I need a new one, mine is just sooo slow but I?m really put off by the options. I?m planning to use Vista as my OS, I considered switching to a Mac but friends say it?s a waste since Microsoft?s OS?s are now so much more stable. Frankly, that seems to be the case, I?ve not had the ?blue screen of death,? with this cheapo laptop ? a $450 Toshiba. But as I said it?s slow, I?m sure it?s the RAM and don?t know if it?s expandable but highly doubt it given the price.
Okay, so that?s the background. I use the computer to surf the web, bank, attend classes but don?t usually play games on it. My main considerations in a new system are, #1 speed, I don?t have the patience to wait minutes, no joke, for web pages to load, reliability, weight ? lighter is better, and battery life. I guess I may eventually need/want a rewrite drive but think whatever the current standard is will do.
In the past I had great service from a Viao but the price is more than I want to spend now. I?d really like to stay under 1K, but haven?t a clue which machine will be best. I?m thinking 2G of RAM is essential but what else? Thanks.