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Niles

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I am trying to choose a new laptop for my daughter, mainly for school work and internet etc, gaming not important. Two good value ones seem to be a Lenovo N200 and an HP 6720. Both have Core 2 Duo and a similar spec. except that the Lenovo has 2x512 of memory and Vista Home Premium and the HP has 1x1gb and Vista Business.

Does anyone have any views about the build quality and reliability of either? Upgrading memory in the HP will be cheaper but is Business the wrong choice of OS?

Any help greatly appreciated.
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I am personally a Lenovo fan. Their products tend to be sturdy, reliable, and consistently awesome. I own a Lenovo N100 and love it. I recently upgraded to 2GB of RAM, which helped, but the quality of the notebook was already spectacular. My old company still purchases ThinkPads from Lenovo, even though lots of people complain about the IBM->Lenovo switch. The N200 is also sleek and sexy, IMO. They are also very durable. I dropped mine from about five feet onto a concrete floor, and immediately following a box of ketchup fell on top of it. It barely chipped in the corner, and I had to reset the hinge cover. That's it! :)
So I highly recommend the N200.
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Thanks for the comments, it's very helpful to get comments based on personal experience.
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