about this last year, but since then my old laptop went belly-up and now I need to find a good replacement in kind of a hurry. I am looking for a few features and I don't have a lot to spend, but I have a big bunch of Amazon gift certificates I went to use on this. I am not a tech-head and trying to find the right laptop is confusing the heck out of me. Please, won't some kind soul help me?
TLDR for my previous question: I make Youtube cartoons, and I really want to try the animation program Muvizu. Muvizu says you need the following specs:
Windows XP or newer.
2.4 GHz processor
Graphics card with “Shader model 3”
2.3 GB of free hard disk space
I also do some video editing. Nothing too huge, but I want the best machine I can afford for graphics and video stuff. I'm trying to implement the advice I got last time, but it's tricky. I get really confused about cores, speeds, RAM, et al. Using my Amazon certificates and a little bit of savings, I can spend as much as $490, or so. Cheaper is, of course, better. I'd prefer something new-ish, ideally from the manufacturer or at least from a trustworthy seller. I'd also prefer to have Windows 7 or a previous OS, but I'm willing to bite the Windows 8 bullet if need be.
Here are some models I've got my eyes on. Can anybody tell me if any of these would do the trick, or if there's something better I should go for?
If anybody can help me actually find the right laptop, I'd love to pay you back somehow. You do not know how this question has plagued my days!