Opinions needed for new Laptop for my sister

Hi everyone,
I build my own systems but need opinions for a laptop for my sister who lives in another state. She's ready to upgrade and plans on buying a new laptop.
Her current PC is 11 years old. What I want her to get is something top of the line because she won't be upgrading again for another 10/11 years.
She's not a gamer, just needs MS Office and email. But i want her to have lots of speed cause she only has DSL and not cable like i have.
And also because she won't be upgrading again anytime soon.
Any and all recommendations would be appreciated.
thanks
danny
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  1. danhasmail said:
    Hi everyone,
    I build my own systems but need opinions for a laptop for my sister who lives in another state. She's ready to upgrade and plans on buying a new laptop.
    Her current PC is 11 years old. What I want her to get is something top of the line because she won't be upgrading again for another 10/11 years.
    She's not a gamer, just needs MS Office and email. But i want her to have lots of speed cause she only has DSL and not cable like i have.
    And also because she won't be upgrading again anytime soon.
    Any and all recommendations would be appreciated.
    thanks
    danny


    Is portability a factor? Would be require/want a Blu-ray player as well?

    Portability: The Portege R705-P35: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=EBB9F0E9E3BAB587BB92C573DF637E84.bbolsp-app05-39?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-4366729905189815543&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=portege&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960 $749.99. Very lightweight, I think only .5 pounds or so more than the Macbook air's weight.
    Office 2010 Home and Student with Best Buy for $99.99 with purchase of a computer.

    If your a student though: http://www.microsoft.com/student/office/en-us/default.aspx $79.95.
  2. You have a budget? A preferred website?
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