I'm helping a friend purchase a new laptop. She's interested in using it mainly for internet, photoshop and school usage. (Little or no gaming capabilities are required) She wants something that is reasonably quick and priced well. I found a Gateway laptop from Best Buy for $600.
Though I normally use Newegg or Tigerdirect, I found this has even better specs for the price. The new i3 processor is a win and so is the ddr3 memory. Also, it has a nice screen resolution and size. The hard drive is only @5400, but for $600 (and with the other features)...what can you expect? It doesn't have a nice graphics card, but I believe the integrated graphics should be sufficient for adobe and other images. (It's not going to be used for video editing or hardcore rendering). What do you all think of the laptop? If there are any others that may be better or comparable, please let me know.
Hey WR2, the Acer looks really nice. I also noticed Acer offered an upgraded model from an i3 to an i5. I'm not sure how much difference there lies between the two. I will have to do some study. But I do like the features of some of Acer's touchpads.