which brand should i get for a new laptop?

November 19, 2010 at 23:02:00
Specs: Windows XP
my pc which is 8 years old no longer works and ive been thinking about buying a new laptop. i only use it for the internet and web browsing. no games. does it really matter which brand? dell? compaq? hp? i dont want to buy a new laptop and start having problems with it and i dont want to be ripped off. can anyone recommend a brand?

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November 19, 2010 at 23:55:51
I haven't really kept up with laptops in a few years but it has been my experience that there is really no difference physically brand to brand. Look for what you feel is needed and check reviews. Find out about warrenties and tech support. For just simple browsing any of the major brands should be just fine. What I would look for is support and what that will cost me after the sale. I have heard that Compaq support sucks but I myself have not dealt with them. It doesn't need to be the top of the line for just browsing.

Some questions to ask yourself:
How exactly will it be used now?
Does it have to be portable? If not a desktop pc or mac may be the way to go due to longevity.
How long a battery life do I need?
How will I connect to the internet?
How big a monitor do I need.
Do I want to upgrade later ( be able to do more like games or video editing )?
Does it really have to be the fastest thing out there? This may save you some money.

If it is not being used for gaming or video editing or anything else that is video intensive then 2 - 3 gb of ram is really more than enough.

If your not storing major files then 160gb hard drive is of more than sufficient size.

For just browsing there is nothing wrong with a Celeron processor. No it is not near as fast as say a quad core but if all your processing is page clicks from site to site you really won't see a big leap in performance with the more expensive processor.

After answering some of these questions and finding more than one that fits your needs look at price.


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November 20, 2010 at 06:00:07
One thing to consider if you live in the US. Costco warranties things like laptops for an additional year at no cost. Also have a 90 day return policy on computers and TVs.

Look at the link below. I don't work for Costco. Just passing on good info.


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