Hi guys, got a question for you all. I'm in the market to buy a every-day laptop. Now I know there are other threads about what laptop's are good to get for gaming I'm not so concerned with that. I'm more just looking for something to browse the web without having to spend hours sitting at my desk at home and, on occassion, maybe play an RTS or two. I've got a couple of requirements of things the system needs to be able to do but it's pretty short.
- Be able to multitask (word precessor, play music, and have multiple browser instances/tabs open at once without stuttering)
- Be able to play some games. I'm not talking Crysis-qualified here, but the ability to play Civ:4 BTS and TF2 would be nice.
Would be nice features:
- wide-screen monitor
- have an eSATA port
- upgrade-accessible RAM
- Come with XP (or not have any components that wouldn't work with an XP OS install)
And that's it. Nothing too complicated but before I invest any hard-earned $ I figured I'd ask your guys opinions. So how about it: got any suggestions on which vendors to go through or what model to buy?