Okay fellow geeks, I hereby implore your wisdom........
My sister wants to buy a new laptop for personal use and to start her own business with. She uses a computer at work but isn't super experienced when it comes to IT....I'm not a guru by any means but I could easily get her set up and rolling with the knowledge I do have.
My main PC is one of the newer bottom of the line HPs with Windows 7, I bought it to support some recording software, have had minimal problems with it and have been somewhat satisfied. My laptop is an older Gateway with Windows XP. My wife bought it for me and I've used it since 05 for most of my beginner programming stuff, even though I've had to reinstall the OS a couple of times and it doesn't have near the power of the newer machines, it's been an okay unit. Either of these brands seem okay to me.....any thoughts????
She's soooo picky, and wants to have the best for less....(like who doesn't right?). Her business is undefined and she has no clue as to what to purchase.....The sales people keep trying to sell her extra warranty and all of that but I've advised against it being that I've been able to resolve all of my problems on my own, would help her with issues she would encounter, and have been dissatisfied with warranties I have purchased. Thoughts on warrantee?????
My HP has a 600 Gig hard drive and almost 4 Gig of memory, I don't know why she would need to start with much more than that....it not like she's a huge game nut or anything. She doesn't want to spend a ton either.....she's thinkin' like somewhere in the $500 to $600 zone.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.......