||[Aug. 20th, 2010|10:12 am]
The Question Club
Everyone is probably sick of laptop questions, but unfortunately, I need help! I thought I was moderately knowledgable about laptops, but my last purchase was an Acer that crapped out after a year and a half, so who knows. Basically, I need a laptop that:|
1. Has a decent battery life (my Acer dies within 30 mins)
2. Is fast and has a decent amount of memory/harddrive space
3. Has a smallish screen (13-14"), NOT a netbook they're too small for my liking
4. Has a webcam that doesn't suck
That's all I need! I don't ~game~ so I don't care about how good it is for that, I don't use ridiculous amounts of media either. I just want to be able to write essays/use Microsoft Office/go online without a blank white screen appearing out of nowhere (thanks Acer). I don't have a TON of things to save either, and I do have access to an external harddrive so I can use that if necessary. I have a lot of music, but all my past computers have been able to hold them without any issues, so I'm not too worried about that.
I was looking into the Sony Vaio, but it has a 15.5" monitor, and that is just wayyy too big for me. Other than that it seems ideal, and it's $579 at Best Buy! I'm trying not to spend more than around $600-$650, so opting for the smaller Vaio (at $799) is not going to happen.
Toshibas are in that price range, but I've read horrible reviews on their speakers/webcam/battery life. Help? What do I buy?!
DK/DC: Have any roommate horror stories? I'm moving in with 3 softball players in 2 weeks, lol @ my life.