Every Talk I Have About Buying a Laptop Goes Like This…


Me: Okay so you want a sub-$700 laptop that is around 4 pounds or less, looks great, has a good screen, really long battery life, has a decent enough graphics chip to play some basic 3D games, has enough CPU power and RAM to do all that other stuff you said...

Buyer: And I want it to last. I don't want to buy another laptop in just two years!

Me: Okay...and enough power for tomorrow's apps as well. I think I talked you out of the need for an optical drive, but I'm going to assume you want a keyboard that's nice to type on and a good touchpad.

Buyer: Sure, of course.

Me: Let's see what we can find!