Since it sounds like you are performing pretty basic tasks, you may want to consider a netbook. They will also better battery life. Would you consider a netbook?
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
I'm looking for a laptop that fills certain specifications. I'm hoping some of you folks would be so kind as to share ideas or personal experiences with laptops that fit the bill, or let me know if I'm asking for too much.
The biggest limiting factor is battery life. I spend 5-6 hours a day between classes/meetings without a power outlet when the ability to work would improve my quality of life, so I'm looking for a laptop that fits the following specs while also getting 5 or more hours of battery life.
Must multitask, ideally running college level powerpoint presentations, word documents, and a web browser at the same time.
I have had very poor experiences with XP and Vista, and very positive experiences with 7, so, 7 is a must.
Obviously, I need at least enough hardware to run 7 and fit the bill for the multitasking above.
Smaller than 15" is a bonus.
My initial hope was to spend less than 400USD. I'm realizing this is looking unrealistic? The cheapest I could find to do this was Toshiba 13.3" T235D-S1340. Will this do what I am looking to get done? Is there cheaper out there? Do I need a more expensive setup?
Thank you in advance!