posted on Jun, 17 2006 @ 10:45 AM
I'd also recommend waiting for a good sale!
But, as rasobasi suggested what you get with the laptop primarily depends on what you will use it for.
I briefly owned a laptop from HP. It had 1 GB of memory, 1.8 Ghz cpu, 80 GB hard drive, Wireless Lan, I don't even remember the model number, since I
had it such a short time.
Anyway, it cost me around $1600 at the time. Two weeks later, I saw my current laptop on sale at best buy. This one is an Acer Aspire 3000. 1.8 Ghz
Sempron Processor, I have 1 GB memory installed, (512 was preinstalled when I got it), But a puny little 40 GB hard drive. And Wireless Lan
capabilities. This one was only $600 New. ANother couple hundred for the additional memory.
Performs just as good as the hp, imo. I can deal with the smaller hard drive. I don't keep any pics or mp3's etc on here I use an external hard
drive for that.
my 2 cents.
[edit on 6/17/2006 by Mechanic 32]