Originally Posted by Kamakazi
Regardless of what brand you get I would suggest a couple of things:
-Integrated graphics (you dont need discrete card, it just uses power
-Biggest battery you can afford
-Make sure it is of a weight you are willing to carry, I wouldn't go over 15" screen
-If you want it to last a few years and still be nice and fast for everything you put on it, I would suggest spend around 1000$ that will get you C2D, 2GB RAM, and everything else.
Dell Small Business gives some really good deals.
Vostro 1400 (What I got):
2GB RAM 667 Mhz
250GB HD 5400RPM
8x DVD burner
Go to Dell.com. Click on Laptops. Click small business. Click Vostro. (If you have sold anything to anybody you are technically a small business. Plus, Dell doesn't check)
When I got mine it was the same price except for they threw in a 8400GS Video Card and a dual layer DVD burner.
I was originally thinking about an Asus EEE, but they are so underpowered for the price.