Hi. My uncle was originally looking at the Toshiba Thrive, until we figured out that 1080p out was choppy. Basically, he wants something small where that he can take to work for some basic web browsing and MS office use. But, he also wants it to be able to plug into his home theater system when he gets home, with 1080P and at least 5.1 audio output (better yet 7.1), so he can use it as a sort of makeshift HTPC. It has to be small and portable, because remember, he was originally looking at a tablet. His budget would probably be around $450. Here is my idea, feel free to edit and/or completely change it:
Acer Aspire One AO722-BZ454
Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB
(So it will be zippy )
Basically what I am asking is, would it be better to get a more expensive notebook, or a cheaper one and upgrade it?