photo credit: Ikhlasul Amal
Thanks to everyone who responded with suggestions in my previous post, Help the Geek Girl get a new laptop!
Your suggestions were great and very helpful! THANKS!
After consulting with many, many websites, reading your suggestions, talking to a couple of “computer gurus” and comparing dozens of computers, I finally settled on the Toshiba Satellite U305-S7467 13.3” Widescreen Laptop.
This laptop meets all of my requirements – small, widescreen and powerful!
Then, the most difficult part happens – how much is a “fair” or “good” price to pay for a new laptop? The last time I bought a computer was several years ago, and I vaguely remember how much I paid for it.
I was looking for a laptop under $1000, and I was able to find the Toshiba for $849.86 at Circuit City – this was actually the lowest price I could find!
The specs are sweet on this 5 pounder –
- 2 GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
- 200 GB hard drive
- 1280 by 800 widescreen display
- Wireless card that’ll work up to wireless n, the new industry standard
- Windows Vista Home Premium (should work great with 2GB of RAM)
I’ll be getting home tomorrow, and I’ll spend the day testing it out – so expect some comments or a review from me later!