My HP just committed suicide after just one year of life, and the computer fixit people recommended Dell and Lenovo computers as being reliable. I need this computer to last me 3 years...that is the most important thing I'm looking for at this point, not stats. I can only afford up to 600 dollars, hopefully, less. These are the two computers I picked out.....I've been reading PC Magazine's reviews and, as I'm not tech savvy, it's going over my head. Can anyone help me to determine which one will be better for the long term? Or a different one? I just cannot afford another one if this next one collapses!
Processor: Intel® Pentium® mobile processor T4200 (800MHz frontside bus, 1MB L2 cache and 2.0GHz processor speed)
Memory: 3GB DDR2 SDRAM
Drive: Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW
Display: Glossy 15.6" WXGA widescreen (1366 x 768 resolution)
Hard drive: 250GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
Graphics card: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Wireless: Dell 1397 wireless networking mini-card (802.11b/g)
Includes: Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam
Weighs 5.8 lbs. and measures up to 1" thin
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
With Microsoft Works, Adobe Reader 9 and Roxio Creator 10 Dell Edition.
Price: 549 w/ coupon
Processor: Intel® Coreâ„¢ Duo T4200 ( 2GHz 800MHz 1MB )
Memory: 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Drive: DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
Display: 15.6 " HD Wide LED 1366x768
Hard drive: 320GB 5400
Wireless: Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64-bit
????????? I just want something that will last and is reliable, as well as run decently well!
Edited by dazzledduck, 23 July 2009 - 07:04 PM.