What do I need to look at when buying a new laptop?
June 2, 2009 9:28 AM Subscribe
I'm in the market for a new laptop. Should I get a PC or Mac? What specs are important for me to look at when making a decision?
posted by reenum to computers & internet (31 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My Toshiba Satellite A65 seems to be on its last legs, so I think I'm getting a new laptop.
In researching, I've become confused as to which specs really matter when looking at a computer.
Here's what I would use it for:
- E-mail, IM, and Web
- Watching DVDs
- Word processing and spreadsheets
- Tracking my finances
- Some music creation (mostly breakbeats)
I've seen some places say that I need as much RAM as possible, others stress the importance of a large hard drive, yet others say I need the fastest processor.
Also, any recommendations as to brands that are more reliable than others?