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Need work laptop buying advice

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#1 language_buddy


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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:08 AM

Total computer novice here. In the past, I've simply used whatever work has provided me...

Here's my dilemma. I need to get a new laptop for work pronto - problem is all of that techy info that they provide with computers is like a foreign language to me and we don't have IT support that can advise me. So, unfortunately for me, that leaves the task of buying a new laptop all up to me. Me, who simply likes to power up the computer and gets a headache when trying to troubleshoot the simplest task. I've heard good things about Acer and Asus but am completely unfamiliar with these brands. Are they reliable? Suited for work purposes? When I say work, I mainly use the Microsoft office products and a bit of Adobe Photoshop. Other than that, just general Internet use and file storage for photos, logos and such. I generally have several programs running at the same time as I'm writing, editing, referencing. An acquaintance has a Sony Vaio - is that one better for some reason?

I'm really hopeful that someone out there can advise me on the techy stuff to look for. My only requirements are really that the laptop travels really well (my current one is a 5-yr-old ThinkPad that must weigh a ton - I *hate* traveling with it, especially since I also have to work while on vacation, which means I'm lugging my personal stuff, baby's stuff, baby and this monster laptop in carryon) and meets my typical office needs. In other words, it needs to be light for traveling but still have a good sized screen since I write and edit a ton.

Please, please help :blink: I'd be very grateful for any info!

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#2 ReviverSoft


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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:11 PM

What kind of budget are we talking about? This really matters.

Ideally something along these lines:

Proccesor: See this
RAM: 3GB Minimum
Screen size: 15" or less
Graphics: Onboard should do, Discrete optional
Hard disk: 320GB or more
Battery: 6 Cell
Weight: Under 7 pounds

Additional Features:


Edited by ReviverSoft, 02 February 2010 - 08:16 PM.

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