MY REAL QUESTION/DILEMMA
Ok, actually, just since you seem like the best/most willing person to ask, I'll just lay out what I want, from most necessary to me (top) to least necessary (bottom). It may not be possible to meet every point.
This is actually the best way for me to narrow choices and look laptops up, but I don't know of a search engine that includes all brands and varieties of laptops, in which to do that effectively.
** = not completely necessary, but nice, and therefore on the list
++ = Mandatory. I put it on the list, but it's a standard on most laptops
++.....DVD/CD drive & burner
.........12-15 inch glossy screen (being small, I feel it should have good battery life) hopefully touchpad
++.....some sort of wireless card
++.....at least 150 GB hard disk
**......decent speakers (not "tinny" sounding)
++.....USB slots (2 preferably)
.........SD card slot
.........computer lock port/input/hole
.........HDMI or S-Video port
So far the things I have trouble finding are a small laptop (12-13 inch) with a webcam, SD slot, DVD/CD drive, and backlight. That's what I care about most, aside from the things that are pretty standard on most laptops now (>150GB hard disk, processor, memory, etc.). Does SSDs increase speed of the computer? Also, is there a point in waiting for newer laptops/series/models to come out once Windows 7 comes out? I mean are new laptops from the main manufacturers going to come out?
Sorry for lengthy or perhaps silly/unnecessary questions but I love computers, despite not knowing too much, and I really love learning more about them. I've been reading the wiki on them.
Edited by problemrazor, 20 August 2009 - 11:40 PM.