Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:45 PM
My eyes are crossing and my head is spinning. There are so many options, brands and ways to configure them. I just cannot pinpoint what one is the best.
I will be using it for a little of everything. From doc (reading, editing, creating), ebooks,web browsing, emailing, messaging, music, photos, some simple games (mainly kids), and occasionally a movie. I would like a nice amount of memory 4GB+, nice size hard drive 500GB+, speed and great graphics. Bluray would be nice, but not a must. I have to be able to read and write cd/dvd's. I would like a nice size screen with a high res. the better quality the picture the happier I am. Also it has to have a separate number pad on the side, just personal preference. Bluetooth is a must. Also I need something that will last a while. I don't want to have to keep buying a new laptop often.
Now I say I want x amount of memory, but really how much do you really need to have? I am not sure on that one. I know I have a cheap desktop right now that only has 512mb memory with a 120GB 7200 rpm with 8mb cache. I know I want more than that for sure.
I am planning on buying an external memory of some sort to store most of my important items. Not too sure on what to get. Any suggestions would be great.
I have looked into and asked about HP. I keep getting mixed reviews. Mainly the biggest complaint with the new models I have heard is the touchpad is not very responsive. Is that true? Then I hear from others do not buy HP you will only have problems. Yet CNET has them on the top rated all the time. Now the HP ProtectSmart for their hard drives really caught my eye. That is if it is not a marketing scam of some sort.
Then off I looked at Sony VAIO. I love the actual looks and sleekness of these laptops. Now my problem here is that I cannot really find anyone who actually can give me a decent review on them. I have many Sony items already, cell phones and game systems and have always been impressed with their quality. Do they carry this over with their computers?
I briefly at Dell and decided I have heard way too many bad things to continue looking. I don't want to get sucked into an endless circle of trips to the repair shop.
I want name brand and quality.