Can you reccomend me a laptop
January 17, 2010 7:05am CST
I am wanting to get a laptop. I have only had desktops. So when it comes to laptops i am not that educated on what to get or not to get. I am looking for something with a decent hard drive, fast, can do multiple things at one time, burn cd/dvd's, camera. I am buying it from Walmart... Which ones would you recommend me getting or not getting and why?
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17 Jan 10
to be honest it all depends on if you are wanting to play games on it in which case you need a decent graphics card and processor, personally I would stay away from pentiums as they are a lot more expensive and over rated compared to athalons etc etc or if you are only doing low end surfing or not playing games on it then you can get a cheaper laptop you do get for what you pay for but it is quite difficult to recommend something but think about why you are wanting a laptop and what you are planning on doing with it and but accordingly.
17 Jan 10
If you are going to get a laptop, you have to consider what purpose are you using a laptop (i.e. for education, gaming, etc), cost (depends on your budget), what kind of accessories do you want included in your laptop (webcam, soundspeakers, can detect wifi, etc), and if you really need it or not, since I've noticed that you already have a desktop. I currently use Compaq since it is serves my current need. Good luck
17 Jan 10
Hi wilulvme, Not being sure of your budget, I think I will just recommend these 2 laptops which have been having rave reviews. 1. Asus 1005HAGB-BBY-BK01X...........U$400+ A mean and compact outfit, which uses the Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB RAM DDR2 SDRAM (Max 2GB), 160 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm Hard Disk, Built in stereo speakers and microphone, WiFi Enabled, Card reader supports MultiMediaCard , SD Memory Card , SDHC Memory Card, Integrated camera 0.3 megapixels 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A , 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1 x Headphones - Output - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1 x Microphone - Input - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 Pre-installed with: Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Skype, Windows Live, ASUS Eee @Vibe, Microsoft Works, ASUS Eee Docking, Adobe Acrobat Reader, ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, Norton Internet Security 2009 (60 days trial) Dimensions: Width 10.3 in Depth 7 in Height 1.5 in Weight: 2.4lbs Overall: Sleek, attractive design; great battery life and includes 3G antenna! Note: There is no DVD/CD drive for this notebook 2. HP Pavilion dv2-1110us Entertainment.........U$640+ This configuration of the HP Pavilion dv2-1110us is a 3.7-pound, mainstream notebook computer.Compared to other mainstream consumer notebooks on the market, it is very inexpensive at around $640. Processor: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 / 1.6 GHz 2GB RAM DDR2 SDRAM (Max 4GB) 250 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm Hard Disk Optical DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - External Card reader type 5 in 1 card reader Supports flash memory cards Memory Stick , MultiMediaCard , SD Memory Card , xD-Picture Card , Memory Stick Pro WiFi Wireless LAN enabled Integrated camera In built stereo speakers and microphone 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A , 1 x Display / video - HDMI , 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 , 1 x Headphones - Output - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1 x Microphone - Input - Mini-phone 3.5 mm Pre-installed: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Software Muvee Reveal , Microsoft Works , CyberLink DVD Suite , HP Help and Support , HP MediaSmart Suite , HP Recovery Manager , Adobe Acrobat Reader , HP Total Care Advisor , Microsoft Internet Explorer , Norton Internet Security 2009 (60 days subscription) , Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (60 days trial) Value: Given its very inexpensive price, this notebook has good features for the money.For example, when it comes to screen size, the average price of general-purpose products with a similar screen size is quite a bit more -- right around $787. At 3.7lbs weight, which is somewhat lighter than some similarly priced notebooks.In fact, the average cost of a product with this light a weight is $1,525. Includes an HDMI port so you can easily output the notebook's audio and video to a compatible TV or monitor. The EPA has classified this notebook as Energy Star compliant because it has built-in power management features. If you can stretch your dollar, then the HP Pavilion dv2-1110us Entertainment definitely should be the preferred choice. Hope this will be of help for you. Have a nice day.
19 Jan 10
I don't see you need to play hard games on your list. If so, you could any brands out there with middle price. Don't take the lowest price because it might not have the latest hardware. Try looking a dual core one, so you don't have to replace it for the next two or three years. For hard drive, try look for above 100 GB at 5400 rpm.
• United States
19 Jan 10
There are many good ones. For brand, I would suggest you to try toshiba. They produced the best computer for consumers. HP and Dell produce junky computer that won't last two years. I have a friend who bought the high end Dell computer, the XPS, and the motherboard had problem within a year. That's right, the motherboard. That is something that should never happen within a year, unless they use the worst parts ever, and make my friend pay dearly!
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Jan 10
I really don't know one from another. This is my 3rd laptop, as I had a Compaq first, then Gateway, and now I have a Dell. Of the 3 laptops. I like thise one the best. It has 4 gigs of ram, and 500 gig hard drive which would be ore than you would need, for sure. I like to play games as well as work online, so having all the hard drive space I can get is ideal. I paid $598 for my Dell at Walmart. My daughter has an Hp with less hard drive space, and her son in law paid more for it than I did for mine, so it really doesn't make any sense at all. Anyway, you just have to check the prices and laptops at Walmart, and go from there. I didn't know what I was going to buy until I got there to look at them, and when I saw this one, I liked it and bought it right away. Now, I have to work like crazy to pay it off. Take care, and happy mylotting.