Ok guys, so i've been building my owns comp since i got my hands on my dads 486DX2-50mhz, that being said, i know all of squat about laptops.
I've done quite a bit of research and the general concensus is that Sager makes a very good laptop.
Right now they've got some excellent deals on the NP5793, and i'm having difficulty passing the deal up.
That being said, i can purchase the lappy without vista installed, which is nice because first of all it saved me $160 dollars, and second of all, i already own a copy i can use on the laptop.
So, i know the lappy will come with all the neccesary driver cd's etc for the proprietary components, but is there anything special about installing vista on a laptop? I've obviously done dozens of OS installs over the years, so im not at all intimidated by the process, but i just know nothing about laptop software. I.e. to make sure the tools that will power the screen down when the laptop is unplugged, tools that show battery level, allow you to change various things like screen brightness, etc etc etc.
Anyone that can maybe educate me a bit who has some experience in the arena?
Notebook software is no different than desktop software. You'll find things the same you would from a desktop. Windows will allow you to configure brightness and screen on/off times in the control panel (just like you can on the desktop). The Fn+ key controls are hardwired into the motherboard, so Windows won't affect their use.