That adds up to too many options already. Here’s the deal. I have not shopped for a computer for over 5 years. Back then, laptops weren’t available in the 10000NT range. When I saw that small laptop for 8k today, I was shocked. I almost bought one on the spot no-questions-asked.
During my spare time today, I did a bit of research online. It didn’t go so well. There are way too many laptops to compare. To make matters worse, many of them from the same manufacturers look almost identical except they have different model numbers. The model specifications are partially listed but I don’t know what it all means. I know that more ram and more Mhz makes for a faster computer.
As it stands, I would probably pick the one that just looks nicer.
I’m hoping to get more help from posters who know better than I do. I’m not sure if I should be starting a new thread. Maybe a moderator can point me in the right direction if needed.
Let me make this simple. The computer I have used at home for the last five years works just fine for me. It’s fast enough and it can run the programs I need. The most demanding thing I do on my computer is processing home videos I occasionally make with Windows Movie Maker. That slows things down to a near stall. Other than that I download torrents, browse the web, listen to tunes, watch movies, Word, Excel, and that’s about all.
992 MB of RAM
1- How will a 10-15k laptop perform compared with my old computer? Faster? Slower?
2- What laptop/netbook (they are the same, aren’t they?) would you recommend based on my requirements? The cheaper the better. 10k or under would be preferable, but I’d be willing to stretch it to 15k if I was convinced that I can not do what I normally do on my computer with a cheap 10k laptop.
1- I’d like to be able to run Windows XP.
2- I’d like to be able to connect to the internet via bluetooth on my iphone.
3- I’d like something that can open pages on the internet as “quickly” as my old(current) desktop computer. I understand that the type of internet connection affects download speed.
4- I don’t mind not having a CD reader. I can get an external one eventually.
Am I way off, or can I achieve that for 10 to 15k?