Well, I closely examined all of the companies. I have had good experiences with Dell and HP. I have had my Dell for 5 1/2 years, and except for one fan burning out, it has worked well. I've only had to add more RAM. My kids have HP laptops, and I haven't had any problems thus far.
But, I actually wound up ordering an Apple Macbook Pro (you may have seen my other thread about this). It should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday. I know I paid more than I would if I had purchased another brand, but I want a stable operating system, and I'm not so sure that Vista fits the bill right now.
Thanks for all of the feedback! Y'all are the best!
Nathalie - AuburnChick's Adventures
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