I am ready to replace my 3 yr old Dell Inspiron 6000.
It's important for me to have the option of adding a 7200 RPM hard drive. As far as RAM I will eventually have 4GB, so I can either buy with 4GB, or one 2GB chip and just add another one later. Whatever makes more sense financially.
High resolution screen is a must as I usually have mine set for 1280x1024
What do you guys suggest in the $1000 - $1500 range?
BTW I would like a computer that doesn't overheat. My current dell gets super hot, and when it happens it starts running slow.
Adding the questions and answers to the sticky in the top of the forum helps a lot in these kinds of questions. There are a lot of things you didn't mention you want that we'll spend time guessing on; I suggest you copy, paste, and answer them.
Web design, photo editing and some video editing (rarely)
Wathing video streamings on the web
I usually have dreamweaver, photoshop, outlook, and several browser windows opened. Usually 10+ windows opened.
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
More than 120GB, Needs to be 7200 RPM
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3 to 4 years
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.
I would like an embeded webcam
12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I have had 2 dells and am somehow satisfied. Altough recently my Inspiron 6000 gets hot super easily and starts performing slowly. Sometimes, just watching live streaming on the web is enough to get it hot and use all CPU resources.