I have a Dell laptop which has caused me lots of grief over the last few years. I am surprised since Dell generally seem to have good laptop (from what I've heard) so now I am really lost as to what laptop I should get. I am thinking of getting one in the next few months and have no idea where to start.
My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Internet browsing, email, word processing and creating documents/presentations/publications, recreational graphic design, watching movies/TV shows, Skype
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Microsoft Office, Skype, GIMP/Photoshop, iTunes, VLC Media Player
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Some sort of music program (whether it is radio streaming through the Internet or iTunes), a web browser and a few files open but not much more than that.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
- Lightweight preferrable
- Screen not too big