Dear Butterfly88, choosing a laptop with a fixed budget in a market flooded with options and categories can be quite a hectic job these days. But whatever the brand name, just remember to get max possible features, in one package for really less and with good after-sales support. Check out the following websites:
Few notebooks in this category are:
1. Dell Inspiron 700M.
2. Acer TravelMate 4052 series, 8000 series, 8100 series. (All are customizable)
3. IBM R51 Series (Customizable as per your choice)
4. Compaq Presario V2140CA
You can consider any other laptop also but remember to buy something that will bring you years of great computing experience without having to contact support off and on. Its better to get a complete hands-on experience of different notebooks before buying. Similarly, consider these features too:
1. Wirless connectivity 802.11b/g
3. Minimum 3 USB Ports
4. Firewire 1394 Port
6. Combo Drive (minimum)
7. Battery Life (3 hrs at least)
8. S-Video Out
Hi guys... I'm new here.. but anyways I wanna get a laptop and I dont know much about computers. Im looking for something with 512MB RAM, at least 60GB hard drive,at least 14" screen and a centrino processor, and a wireless network card. I want a known brand which is fast, tough and reliable, at a price range $1000-$1600CAD. I could use all the help in the world so if anyone has suggestions or websites I could check out or any information I can use, please do let me know. I was looking at Toshibas but I couldn't find anything to meet my requirements at my budget.I would REALLY appreciate help!! thanks!