I expect the new 10 inch netbooks (about 399 or less USD) to any of the common 599 buck laptops to fair well. Your specs land you in a field of a thousand choices. I don't envy you if you were to try to rank some thousand machines.
Let's try this. What are you using now?
PS. Written from my cheap, I would buy it again HP dv6910us that was 550USD.
Hi there.... I'm looking to purchase a new laptop, and I am finding myself overwhelmed with the options that are available- I'm also seeing netbooks on the market, and am wondering if I should be looking at one of those instead? They seem to meet my criteria, but I'm leery of newer tech.
A little background- I will be primarily using this to email, surf the web, stream video, and I'd like something that will be compatible with my music service (I use Rhapsody- I don't think that's going to restrict my laptop choice). A burner might be nice but isn't necessary. I want it to be fast, so I know I need to look at a decent processor and memory, but I don't know what the technical specs would be for that. 2 USB ports would be good. I'm less concerned about screen size, and keyboard size. Any suggestions? Anything else I should consider?
All advice is welcome and appreciated- from looking around this is going to involve spending a good chunk of money, so I don't want to make a mistake.