first of all what makes a laptop fast or slow? is it the processor or ram or what? i need a laptop that has 15-16" screen hi def widescreen. and i'm going to college for computer science and i need a computer that is fast and doesn't freeze up. don't have the money for a mac. basically can u find a computer for me just for surfing, music, watching movies, and i'd like to be able to put a game or 2 on it. i would like to be able to download some things without slowing my comp down. and am trying to stay in the range of 500-700 US dollars. please help.
It depends on the use.
The processor makes it fast overall.
The video card makes it fast when using graphics.
The RAM makes it fast when opening several applications at once.
So all of the above