Since I'm the "computer guy" I have been commissioned by a friend to find him a descent all around laptop for no greater than $1500 USD. I know little to none about notebooks, so any advice would be greatly appriciated.
he's not terribly worried about performance, so the cheaper the better, without taking too drastic of a performance/features hit.
I am no expert, but I have a Toshiba Satellite and I am happy with it. It's a major brand so you can get accessories, extra memory, etc. with no problem. It also comes with a software bundle, everything installed. The eraser thing takes a little practice, but all the schemes do (I carry a mouse for those times I can use it). I would suggest that you get one with a TFT display and a Li battery. Also, maxing out the memory is better than a faster processor. Go to their website and check out the models, then go to Pricewatch.
the Apple iBook for 1,499 is damn nice. It has TV-out Firewire, two USB, 56k, 10/100... all this for 1500$ not bad if you ask me.
AMD for Life!
May 9, 2001 7:28:43 PM
I dont know about Apple pc's. There not x86 could be a bad choice.
Chruch is not a crutch for the weak.
May 22, 2001 8:03:57 AM
Try Dell or IBM.
They sell good laptops but IBM is rather expensive
I suggest that you get a decent graphics accelerator like an ATi M4, Radeon or Geforce to Go.
Bear in mind that graphics chip are not upgradable so preferably 16mb to 32mb is sufficient.
I have a Neomagic accelerator 2.5mb....and I'm stuck with it for life!