Originally Posted by brigas
i am looking for a laptop that can browse the web, email, download songs/itunes and watch videos. those are pretty much the only things i will be doing. I want a screen thats 13in or less. I was looking at a used dell 710m which is around $150. Will it be good enough or are there better options? the age of the laptop doesnt matter as long as it not too slow and i am looking to spend at most 400 but lower is always better. Which laptop/netbooks do you guys recommend? thanks!
I recommend you install Linux 32-bit OS on your old laptop.
I have a Fujtisu S-Series which it has slightly worse than your like I have 512MB ram and 60GB HDD however once I install Linux (CrunchBang 32-bit) OS, and I made it useable for emails, watching movies, browsing and etc.
You can buy a netbook or Chromebook for it.
Netbook pretty much cover the tasks that you are doing.
Chromebook might have a better chance IMO.
Do you mind spend around 400 dollar or get a 15.6" laptop (just saying).
There is an ultrabook from Lenovo Outlet for around 400 dollar.Edited by Ryou-kun - 2/4/13 at 5:08am