A few days ago, my friend told me she's getting a laptop from Best Buy for about $430. I have a secret hate for Best Buy. I think they are just there to rip people off. But, I took a look at it real quick. It has 4 gig memory and 250 gig hard drive. It looks decent for less than $500. And she said it's for her parents to surf the web, so it seems fine.
I haven't looked into buying computers since I bought my Mac Book Pro like 4 years ago so I don't even know what's a good processor speed. I don't think I will ever buy a PC again. I love my Mac. People ask me why and I say "Why do you love your Louis Vuitton purse?". To me, it just feels like a better machine. I don't have to worry about viruses. I love its built-in camera, key board that lights up, sleek look. I love how I don't have to deal with the 1001 random crap that comes with Windows that makes a PC spend 10 minutes to start up. My Mac even after 4 years, starts up in about a minute. It used to be like 15 seconds. Is it worth double the price of a PC? That's up for you to decide. But I have my eye on this one as my next machine...
Just a regular Mac Book. It's under $1000 and I think it's good enough. Of course I want a Mac Book Pro, but for what I do, I don't need it. But gosh I want it :)
So, I posted about these laptops on my Facebook and my super cool geeky friend basically said I am a bad friend because "Friends don't let friends buy crappy HP laptop with Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor T4300". I lost geek points with him :( He found this awesome deal for a laptop to show me how bad the Best Buy one is. He found one on ZipZoomFly.com. (Click on the picture to see/buy this laptop)
According to him, it has "better processor, better video card. It comes with a windows 7 upgrade cd. Also has a internal webcam and 500gb of storage and hdmi port". Its only $20 more and you may get cash back through Microsoft/Bing cashback. It is an awesme deal. Even I am tempted, but as I type up this post on my Mac, I just can't bring myself to buy a PC :)
But, if you want a decent laptop, just for school work/web surfing/editing pictures, this is a good laptop to get. Christmas is coming up! This would make an awesome gift for someone you love. This and maybe this bracelet from my shop :D