Okay, today’s woot brings up a perfect opportunity to ask a question for which I need an answer, and kind of soon. My mom is looking for a laptop for $500 or under. It has to have a wireless card (and it needs to be safe with crypto-something, I know fark-all about wireless and notebooks), and she’d like it to have a DVD drive, but that’s not a necessity. What would be my best bet as far as a computer that won’t break down and will last for a while. She doesn’t need anything fancy, it just has to be within her price range. Provide any links to products online.
We’ve found one at circuit city that we’re thinking about, so any that you suggest would have to be better (or you could just say that this notebook is a good one). In the Sunday ads, they’re advertising one for $499 (with massive rebateage). Here’s what it advertises, and I can’t provide a link to it for you guys to study, because it’s not on the website!
Toshiba Satellite Notebook
-Intel Celeron M Processor 360J
-256 Megs of RAM
-40 Gig HD