one 8/18/09 survey found asus as #1 for computer reliability, with apple #2, & lenovo #3: http://www.rescuecom...SCUECOM269.html .
another 11/17/09 survey cited asus #1, toshiba #2, sony #3, & lenovo #6 in laptop reliability:
is it better to buy extended 3 yr warranty from manufacturer or from place purchased like staples or office depot?
i stayed away from black friday sales today because i saw alot of crap advertised (celaron & atom processors, etc). is cyber monday gonna be any better to pick up a nice notebook?
My budget for the new computer is: under $700. would prefer to pay under $500 if possible for what i want
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? email, web browsing, word & excel at home & in cafe
What software do you intend on using on the computer? vista 7, ms office (word, excel, ppt), adobe (read). Not interested in a Mac nor can I afford one.
Do you play games? no. If so, what type of games? NA
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? toggle between open email, & open MS applications like word or excel
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? no, use cde & external HD for pictures. don't store music at all
Edited by radiorunner, 29 November 2009 - 10:50 PM.