As the title says, I'm looking to buy a $400 or less laptop that I can take to college in the fall. I will be taking my sig with me as well so I'm not looking for any sort of a speed demon, just something that will have a decent battery life and not stutter on flash and the like.
What is your maximum budget? $400
What country are you in? USA
What will be the uses of this laptop? Note taking, web browsing and some video watching.
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? No Compaqs please.
What screen size do you require? Don't really care.
What screen resolution do you require? See above.
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? Used and the like is fine.
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) 5 hours maybe? I'm not overly familiar with how long laptops tend to last nowadays.
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Minecraft and flash games maybe. Wouldn't mind being able to play WoW either, but it's not a must.
What operating system do you need? (if any) Doesn't matter, I have access to Win7 anyway.
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) The laptop should look somewhat professional, and no light colors.
How much hard drive space do you need? Any.
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) A webcam would be nice but is not required.
Is there anything else we need to know? Not really.