View Full Version : Laptop recommendations

09-17-2007, 10:21 AM
My video card on my desktop died, and it is over 6 years old, so I guess its time to get something new.
What laptop would you all recommend? Would you take the plunge and get Vista? I want basic home entertainment - don't need gaming capabilities or anything that complex. What kinds of features do I want or should I avoid?

Luckily I have everything (itunes, knitting patterns, pictures) on an external harddrive.....

09-17-2007, 12:23 PM
well generally, I would go for an Acer or HP. but to fair, your best bet would be to set a budget limit. Then go down to your LCS (local computer store) and take a look in your price range. pretty much any laptop system you get these days is going to have Windows Vista.

09-17-2007, 12:49 PM
I saw the poll post - of course after I had posted this :)

09-17-2007, 10:15 PM
I just got a Dell Inspiron 1501, and love it! We lucked up on a really good price at Sam's Club - $850, I think.

Not really wild about Vista, but I'm getting used to it........

09-17-2007, 11:01 PM
I just went through the same dilemma. I went with the MacBook Pro. I'm totally loving it. I did have to shell out some $$, but it was worth it for the 17" monitor (they also sell it with small screens). It has been pretty easy to transition over as well. FYI, I had a Dell desktop for years, and I'm an IT specialist, so I work on PCs all the time.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

09-18-2007, 10:46 AM
It really depends upon how much money you have to spend and how you want to use the machine. Unless you have some reason for needing a laptop you'll get far more bang for your buck by going with another desktop machine.