I have an immediate need to acquire 4 or 5 NEW laptop computers, with a primary use of VPN, email and time-entry purposes... (yes, and as Homer Simpson was told, he'd need a top-of-the-line for that...)
I won't qualify for the "small business discounts" offered by Dell or HP, ect, so, I'm needing a bit of help finding a base-price for a basic laptop with the following:
Windows 7 Professional (or Enterprise)
non-mini / netbook (12"+)
I've been searching around, though I'm get'n tight on time and need to make a decision... thanks in advance =)
Keep an eye on that list and bit when you see one at the right price. All that matters is your CPU, if you want to keep it simple. If you spend $499, you should get an i3-2310M. If you spend $400, try to get a P6100 or so.
This is a decent CPU ranking: http://cpubenchmark.net/
Compare everything to where a T4500 ranks. It's the minimum CPU I'd go for if I were you. I don't know about Athlon mobile CPU names too much. Check their ranking before you buy any.