posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 11:10 AM
reply to post by elevatedone
Judging from your price range and willingness to buy from Best Buy, this is probably your best bet.
I'd stick with a core 2 duo. Dell gives you 1 year full warranty and the other two mentioned are limited warranties. The other two only go to 4gb
max ram whereas the Dell goes up to 8 and they give you 4 to start.
For a little bit more money, you will get a much better product. I'm not a big fan of Asus and I would rather go with the HP even if it does use the
AMD proc. Asus is not well known for customer service.
Remember that laptops are not as easily repairable as desktops so if something breaks you can't simply replace the part yourself. You have to send
the thing back or take it to a certified repair place which can extremely expensive. So warranty is always your KEY focus in laptops. Sadly I've
seen many bricked laptops only a few years old.
Good luck in your search.
[edit on 31-7-2009 by mvirata]