Looking to buy a laptop
I recently bought a toshiba satellite c655d-s5535 and it sucks (both hardware-wise and compatibility-wise). I am on a somewhat tight budget so cannot spend too much. Has anyone had good luck with any specific laptops?
My minimum requirements are:
Price < 700$ (< 500$ preferable)
300 Gig HD
2.0+ GHz Intel(have not had good luck with amd) processor, preferably 64-bit and 2+ cores
RAM if not ddr3
Discrete graphics (not ati, have not had good luck with ati) would be nice, but are not required
AT LEAST 1366x768 screens resolution (1920x1080 would be AWESOME, I had a laptop with that once and loved it)
At Least 14" screen size (at least 15.6" would be preferable)
Wireless at least bgn 2.4 GHz
disk drive at least dvd-r/w
at least 2 usb ports
preferably some type of video out port (VGA is fine)
Either a trackpoint style pointer or a REALLY GOOD trackpad (the trackpad is the one thing I like about my toshiba)
Things that don't concern me:
Warranty (As long as it is easy to take apart)
RAM if ddr3 (I have 8 gigs from the toshiba)
battery life (within reason)
charging time (within reason)
whether it is refurbished/used or not (As long as the seller is trustworthy)
This may sound crazy to some people but, keyboard labels, I type in dvorak with a qwerty labeled keyboard, so I am used to not looking at the keys anyway (This is more for a refurbished or used laptop that might have the keyboard labels rubbed off)
this might also sound crazy to some people but, key logos on the laptop (for the windows key, I have a sticker that says "any key")
OS (although laptops that come with windows <strikethrough>tend</strikethrough> should be more expensive)
general look (As long as it is comfortable, I don't care about how it looks)
I think that's it, I'll edit the post if I think of anything else.
(Yes I have seen system76, and the laptops look great (especially the gazelle professional), but they are a little expensive, I would go with the pangolin performance if I don't find anything else good)
Last edited by brpylko; May 22nd, 2012 at 12:37 AM.
Reason: Sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum I think. Can any of you moderators move it to the appropriate forum?
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