RE: Need help buying a laptop
Hmm... for $800, you can get a fairly good laptop. And your getting Vista regardless. (but I highly advise you to find a way to get XP, Vista is just too damn slow on my own laptop) - 1 GB RAM, 140 GB HDD (it's 160, but a good chunk is used for recovery and Vista itself)
HP has a good selection on laptops that are even $600 on their website, and Newegg.com has a ton of selections.
In my own experiences with Vista, it just ain't worth the hassle. I've already had trojans from who knows where after 3 recoveries and I still get them. I don't ever have that kind of problem with XP, so who knows.. For all I know, Vista is a useless OS with crap for security, and it's "eye candy" Aero theme.
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