Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:37 PM
Hi. I need to purchase a new laptop (min. 15" monitor). I am not near a lot of stores, so it needs to be purchased online.
Budget: Since the PC's use will be so limited, I'd like to stay at or below $500 if I can. But could go as high as $700
Uses: This laptop will be used soley to install QuickBooks Pro 2009 (I'd love to order it preinstalled in the price of the computer if possible). I am going to put business information on it and transfer that data to my accountant monthly. I will also periodically write letters (Word) and make some spreadsheet for the accountant (Excel). Otherwise, it won't be used much. It will never, ever go online for security reasons.
Software: As stated above, I really just need QBooks Pro 2009, Word, and Excel. If I don't have to pay a lot extra, I'd like the OS to be XP or XP with Vista OS if I want to install it. But, either XP or Vista is acceptable.
Games: none at all
Programs running: I won't have alot of applications running at once. The most would probably be the three I have mentioned.
Pictures: none or very few
I'd welcome any suggestions on reputable online places to order this laptop. Does anyone have opinions on a brand called eMachines that I saw on TigerDirect? I just really need a stripped down, cheap laptop that won't get overloaded with QuickBooks later on. I understand QB is pretty resource hungry. But, I figure if that's all I'm doing with it, I should not have any problems with a new laptop.
Thanks in advance.