October 14, 2010 12:34 PM Subscribe
I need a new laptop! I'm looking to spend under $1000.
posted by pbeans to computers & internet (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My 7 year old Dell desktop finally died. Here is what I'm looking for: i5 or i7, 4gb ram, would like an esata port (can be shared with usb), ideally 15.6" screen, expresscard port, webcam, decent->good speakers. Another requirement is that if it's online, it has to ship right away (can't wait for it to be assembled). I bought the MSI FX600-002US which I really like but it doesn't have an expresscard port (despite Newegg specs saying it does). Other options I've been looking at: Toshiba M645-S4055 (a little over my budget, 14" screen might be too small), Lenovo Y560 0646-53U (or similar, meets my requirements but have heard about many issues with this computer), ASUS N61JV-X2 (looks good, but speakers suppose to be bad, tons of bloatware, added bonus of usb 3.0 port). I am not too much of a gamer, but I use sound, video and image programs extensively. Any input would be very appreciated.