buying a new laptop.. suggestions?

By imgoinhungry
Nov 4, 2006
  1. Hey guys,

    I'm going to by a new laptop.. hopefully tonight! Any suggestions? I dont need anything too fancy... just using it for teaching (i'm a teacher) and wireless internet connection. I get a nice discount with Dell since I'm a teacher, but everyone keeps telling me dell is terrible.

    How are the HPs? Thanks for any help!
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Dell laptops are not that bad. They are perfect for students/teachers. I own an HP Pavilion laptop though and it's great, but I use it for gaming and schoolwork. For you, I suggest the Inspiron E1505. Customize the $685 one by changing the optical drive to a DVD Burner. That would make the final price $734. Here is the link. Good luck:grinthumb!
  3. imgoinhungry

    imgoinhungry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool, thanks for the advice. I'm real tempted to get a nice HP, but I guess going with an inexspenive dell makes more sense for what i plan on using it for.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    when buying a laptop, there are a few things it must have:
    1. WIFI capability
    2. decent battery time
    3. 1gb RAM
    4. at least a 60gb HD (preferably 7200 speed, if you can afford it.)
    #3 and #4 will also improve your battery drain life.
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