Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Laptop info needed…

I need a new laptop, and I want one that is fast (is the i7 the fastest processor these days?), has Win7, media card slot, HDMI, webcam…all the bells and whistles.  My current Dell Vostro 1500 is 3 y/o, and is getting cranky, despite the new hard drive.  It is not dependable, and it is slow, so it needs to be my secondary machine.

All my programs are windows based, so a Mac isn’t the answer unless I want to buy all new programs (won’t happen!), and the combo machine only runs Windows XP, not Win7, and I really need to move on up to Win7.

So, any suggestions out there?  I spent quite a bit of time on the phone yesterday with the Dell Dude, so I’m trying to get educated before making my purchase.

And I thank each of you for the kind messages about losing my sweet nephew.  Our family is gonna miss him.

Life is an echo; what you send out comes back. ~ Chinese Proverb


Sarge Charlie said...

bee says apple is best but i am the old dog not looking to learn a new trick, y'all.

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!
I work at random, without any real knowledge of the instrument that I use, so i can give you no advice!!!
I work on XP professional since 2006, maybe, i work mostly on a Note Book HP, XP home, 250 Giga!
Have a serene Wednesday!!!

Barb said...

Don't ask me. A few months into my brand new Window 7 computer the hard drive crashed. I had a new hard drive put in and while my guru was doing that I had to use my old XP for a few days. When I got the new computer back and started using it, I realized I liked the old XP better, so that's what I've been using ever since. ::sigh::

Big hugs :]

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

just get anything because it's gonna crash anyhow. or. get a mac and spend the rest of your life happy as a pig in mud. the end.

hugs, bee

Sandee said...

Hubby might be able to answer this one. He's got a Toshiba. His computer guy recommended it I believe. He does some major stuff on that baby too.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Linda said...

I wish I knew as I'm going to be in the market for a new myself being that Jamie tripped over the cord on my Dell the other day and now it won't load the operating system. It's almost five years old anyway but still ... good thing we have the desktop and a Netbook!

I'll be interested to see what people suggest for you!

Anonymous said...

I have a Toshiba. It was cheap. Got it at Costco a year ago. Didn't want bells and whistles. I don't store anything on it except bookmarks.

I'm sure any of the news ones would be fine, just watch where you surf and don't load a lot of extra stuff on it and you should be fine...

Traci said...

I LOVE my Toshiba! I have had it for a year and a half and love it! I use it everyday for all sorts of things!