first of all, sorry for posting this here, it's not really ubuntu specific.
but maybe someone can help, anyway.
my girlfriend has to buy a new laptop and asked me for advice - but my own laptop is so old, i don't feel competent.
she's been using ubuntu and will most probably use it again.
she needs it for office work, lots of internet use (probably with a mobile broadband connection), some movies, no games.
the only advice i could give her was to look for sth that is well built and uses good hardware. i think the ibm thinkpad/lenovo series has a good reputation in that respect.
also i think it doesn't have to be the newest model. the budget would be somewhere not too far from 500 euro.
she herself said 4gb ram and 500gb hard drive, but is not sure about it.
also, are there any models actually more suitable for installing ubuntu?
i heard someone sells them with ubuntu installed - also in the european union?
but time is of the essence - her old laptop is dying and she just got a new job.
all advice/rant appreciated!