Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:27 PM
With most laptops (and a little bit of comparison shopping) you'll find that you get what you pay for. The more you pay, the better performance you'll get.
The problem with laptops (IMO) is that they'll stay the same forever (very limited expandability). Yet the game writers will keep on developing stuff for the latest technologies. So, eventually, your laptop won't be able to play that new game that you want to buy.
As Enthusiast suggests, go to the store and try them out. Laptops are very personal. My wife can't stand my Toshiba M45, but loves her HP laptop.
Also, figure out what you need in the way of a processor, a graphics card, memory, and screen real estate. Then select a few models that you like. Then, check the sale papers for deals that just can't be beat. In my area, CompUSA has some fantastic sales that are advertised with very short notice - but we saved several hundred dollars on the wife's laptop and on the 2 desktops that we bought for her office. The last one was an AMD 3000+ (Compaq) for $179 after rebates - just can't beat that.
So, in short, it's gonna be a lot of research and a lot of shopping. But you'll eventually end up with something that does exactly what you need it to do.
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