Hey guys, I really need your opinion on this, my Asus 1011 Netbook just bailed on me after 6 months of use and am in real need of a laptop. I'm not the flashy type, so dont want utterly useless features like a remote or changeable covers etc. In short am looking for a machine thats coming from a reputable brand and costs around or within $500. My dad owns a IBM Thinkpad T43, and am real astonished by its performance, its as solid as a block of iron and still functioned well i.e even after almost a decade of torture. So am looking forward to getting something like that. My needs are such that, I need a laptop that can run Win7 and has enough juice for all the basic computing stuff and all like Photoshopping etc, with ease. Thanks in advance guys.
The Thinkpad looks alluring, but its way out of my budget. The ProBook suits my budget but there's a Sony Vaio model thats got an almost similar price tag. Here take a look. VAIO™ Laptop & Computer - E Series