I'm new to these forums and would like to know a bit about buying laptops. I've been looking at a few laptops under the budget of $1000, and my eyes are caught on the HP Pavilion dv2660se and the DELL Inspiron 1525. Been searching lots of reviews on it and those 2 laptops seem to go side by side with each other. Their options seems nice and the price is just right for me. I would just like to know what you guys think about these laptops? Are they good for light multi-tasking (I.E.: email, chat, surf the web, etc)? The laptop will probably not be used for gaming or maybe just light 2D gaming since my little brother might use it.
I would appreciate any feedback seeing that I will buy a new laptop for my parents soon. If there are any suggestions on better laptops that are under the budget of $1000, please feel free to suggest me. I also would like to know what are the flaws of these laptops if anybody owns one of them here on these forums. Anyways, thank you for your time and I hope to get some good replies.
The inspiron 1525 is a great laptop. My cousin owns one and he likes it. If you don't mind having a smaller screen, I'd suggest you the XPS M1330 13" from dell also. It has a better screen and components quality, light, runs for long time on battery and not too small for web, mail, word, etc.
It costs just a bit under 1000$
Your configuration looks pretty good. My suggestion (which is mostly optional, not really needed unless you have some spare cash) would be to upgrade the screen, as 1280x800 on 15.4" is decent, but not as sharp as I would personally like. They offer 1440x900 for another 50 bucks, which is a decent price. Too bad they don't offer the faster 7200 RPM drives on as an option.