I am new to this forum and am hoping to get some recommendations by others who are more computer savvy than I am.
I am looking for a new laptop and as much as i would love to switch to mac it is not in my budget. I have been doing some research and it seems the more i read the more confused i get and the more mixed reviews I find. I was going to get a toshiba as i have heard they are qood quality but based on the articles and reveiws i have read it seems like they have gone downhill lately. I read Dell has had a come back with quality but am hesitant since they have had such a bad reputation in the past. I have also heard HP sucks. I heard Asus is good overall but some reviews have suggested otherwise. You see why i am so confused....lol
i use my laptop for basics such as pictures, internet, email, writing, streaming music and netflix/hulu, etc. I also use for basic business tasks and graphics. I would like to be able to do some video editting. I do not game on my computer. I am looking for something with high speed and multi tasking functions as my current computer is pretty slow and wastes my time.
What brand(s) do you recommend or completely avoid?
Also, another question: i have seen used apple laptops for about the same price as a new windows laptop with comparable specs. Would you recommend taking the risk with a used mac since they are so reliable and 'last forever'?
Here are the minimum specs i am looking for:
8 gigs ram
1 T HD
15.6 inch screen
ideally at least i5 processor