I had a scare this weekend with my computer, and while I've been thinking about buying a laptop for a while, I've decided I need to do so sooner rather than later. My old laptop is an IBM and my desktop is a Dell. I have really had no problems with either but the IBM laptop doesn't have enough power and is old...and the desktop is 4 yrs old with XP.
I'll be going wireless this month with the installation of FIOS (Verizon fiber optics for internet, phone & TV) so I want to get the laptop first so it can all be configured at the same time. I use my computer LOTS for business but never have the need for PowerPoint or the like..mainly just spreadsheet applications and Word.
Would really appreciate any suggestions for brand/version/etc. Obviously, price would be a consideration but not the only consideration.