I like the build quality of the ACER systems. Like anything in that price range, don't expect it to last, most of them have 90 day warranty periods.
Comp USA $399 computer
$399.99 After Rebate
Features include Intel Celeron M Processor 380, 1.6GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB Hard Drive, 14.1-inch WXGA TFT Display, 8X DVD / 24X24X24 CD-RW Combo Drive and Windows XP Home Edition.
Use the rest of the money to upgrade the memory and it should be ok.
I followed that link.
Be careful that is not a widescreen.
The fsb is only 400 MHz
GMA 900 with 128 MB shared video on a 512 Mb system.
They're crazy, that thing doesn't get 4 1/2 hours of battery life!
Does a value line notebook make sense?
Tanto 14.1" or 15.4" WXGA
512 MB DDR2-533 (+40 for 1 Gig single chip DDR2-667)
80 GB 5,400 (+25 for 60 Gig 7,200 rpm | +40 80 Gig 7,200 rpm)
Wireless Network Card
Intel Pro Wireless 54 Mbps a+b+g
CD/RW (+20 for Dual Layer DVD Burner)
Misc. No O.S.
Shipping U.S.A. Total 1,055
I wish I could better compete in this arena.
Compared to the Lenovo above the big differences would be
* 667 compared to 400 Mhz fsb speeds.
* Core Duo 1.6 Ghz vs. Single core Celery at 1.5 Ghz
* GMA 950 vs. GMA 900
* ExpressCard Slot vs. PCMCIA slot
* Widescreen compared to Old Style Square aspect
But buddy, remember that I have a budget. If I had 1000 bucks to burn yeah, i'd get that notebook. I'm only gonna use it for typing in Law class anyway. So please, give me another suggestion for a bang for the buck laptop in my range. Thanks