Originally Posted by Kristin
I had Paintshop Pro on a 40MB Hard Drive computer once, and it ran very slowly. So, I am sure it would be best to get at least 80.
The program likely ran slow because a combination of a slow processor, inadequate RAM, and a slow hard drive.
As previous replies have mentioned, hard drive space (i.e. capacity) has nothing to do with this. Literally any new laptop you buy will have enough "space" to run Paintshop Pro.
To help us help you pick a computer, can you tell us what is important to you in a laptop (I realize you probably don't know much about technical aspects, but fear not, we'll take care of that end), you just tell use these things:
1) Screen, go to a retail store (e.g. CompUSA, Best Buy, etc) and check out screens. Do you like the shiny ones or the matte finish ones?
2) Price, what are you looking to spend?
3) Battery life - how long do you want to be able to go unplugged on this thing (say at a coffee shop, on an airplane, etc)?
4) Laptop size - this fits in with screen sort of... when you're at the store, pick up some models. I'm assuming you're a girl there Kristin, so having felt some laptops, what do you think you're comfortable carrying (if you plan to carry it anywhere)? How thick do you want it to be? How big of screen 12", 15", 17"? Widescreen or regular (if you're not sure, ask the sales guy to show you two side by side). Overall, when you're in the store, if you see any laptop that catches your eye either ask for a printout on it (with specifications and all - suprisingly many stores will do this for you) or bring a pad and paper and take down the make and model and if you really want to be helpful, the specifications.
5) Looks - are the overall looks of the laptop important to you? If so, which ones struck your fancy?
6) One more thing - Warranty and Service - do you want someone to come to your house and fix it if its broken or are you comfortable sending it somewhere to be fixed? How long do you plan one keeping it and how long would you want it to be under warranty?
That's about all I can think for now. Check them out, get back to us and we'll make sure you get the best notebook possible for your budget.