I've started looking into buying a laptop....?

I'm just curious as to what brand people seem to prefer. I don't even know where to start. Hp, toshiba, acer, gateway??? I haven't even heard of the last 2 before. 4GB DDR3 ... RAM 640GB HDD. I'm assuming that has something to do with the amount of space on the computer. But what exactly are they? I was looking through the flyers and some say that. Others have 2 GB DDR3 with 320 GB HDD. etc etc. I don't want to spend a ton of money but i want a decent laptop. I dont need tons and tons of space so what kind of things should i be looking for when i buy a laptop?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Online reviews are your best bet. Try http://www.cnet.com/

  • 4 years ago

    You get what you pay for. Your experience with Windows laptops has been bad because you have been buying value/cheap laptops while you are willing to shell out $1800 for a Mac, that is not a fare comparison. Spend that much on a windows laptop and it quite literally be able to take a bullet for you. look into Higher end Lenovo, Samsung, Asus, Sony offerings. HP Envy line is really good, so is Dell XPS. And honestly the best thing you can get is a Windows 8 hybrid device, tablet and laptop in the same body.

  • 10 years ago

    I just started looking into buying one as well! I would suggest going to http://www.dell.com/ and going to For Home>Laptops & Minis>Laptops & Netbooks>Laptop Product Advisor and they ask you a few questions and base their laptop recommendation on your answer.

    A little information about Dell:

    Usually a bit more on the expensive side of the laptop world (they can be, but might not...it depends.) but are most of the time pretty good systems. I've never personally owned one but I have heard wonderful reviews as well as okay reviews, with the occasional "I hate this computer so much" review, but that all depends on what you are looking for. I would test out the websites of HP, Toshiba, Acer, and Gateway as well because you mentioned it, and see what comes along with their recommendations. Hope this helps!

    Source(s): I'm looking for one too. I already have one chosen, and I just started looking this morning. I like Dell's recommendation system and the computer. :)
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Knowing a computer technician I can tell you quite a few things.

    First of all when choosing a computer brand I can tell you Acer and Asus is the best, and with a straight face.

    Ram, to simply put it is the speed of your computer more ram more smooth ya know?

    If you live in Australia go to JB HI-FI and get a nice laptop for around $800

    Source(s): Books
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  • 10 years ago

    There is no one right answer to your question, but browse the web and review what others are saying; go to your local computer store as well. You may also want to check out the official Microsoft site where PC's are categorized by usage and style to get a better sense of how different laptops serve different needs http://www.microsoft.com/canada/windows/default.as...

    Jason,

    Windows Canada Outreach

  • 10 years ago

    Buy the latest issue of Consumer Reports. They rate all the current laptops in one issue. They also explain all that stuff to you.

    An even shorter answer, go to an Apple store and buy a MacBook.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    System76 is the best.

    http://www.system76.com/index.php?cPath=28

    Lemur UltraThin looks like the best bet in your case, but you can customize any of those computers and decide which one is best for you.

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