The 'what laptop' question must have been asked a million times before, but here goes anyway : my mum wants to buy a PC laptop for some basic stuff like e-mail, web surfing and Office. I haven't used a PC in over 10 years, as I've been using Macs from '97 onwards, so I'm a bit out of touch with the PC side of things. I've heard some negative comments on Windows Vista and people seem to recommend buying a PC with Windows XP. Is it still sensible to buy a PC with XP ? If not, what kind of configuration, should we be looking at to get all the bells and whistles in Vista (meaning that there won't be any slowdown opening multiple windows and apps - just being 'Vista capable" wouldn't be enough) ? Is a system with a GMA950 sufficient or will it choke on Vista ? As for brands, I've been looking at Dell and HP. Are there any other brands that are worth checking out ?
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7/11/07 at 10:51am