Sorry.. just saw your post.
"Cheap yet capable."
I think the most important thing is service and help that's
local and reasonable. Then the brand is secondary.
I have personally had great experiences with Sony,
HP, Toshiba, and now Benq. They all have higher end
and less expensive versions. I wouldn't try an off-brand
that I didn't know. But despite talks of a lawsuit about
mislabeling, etc., some here have had good experiences with Hasee -
whom I had never heard of. So, go figure.
So, I refer to the local service and help factor once more.
Having been in the computer business for 22 years as a paid professional with experience in more types of hardware and software than you could ever
, I bought a Benq laptop for the primary reason that it's white and looks cool. Oooooh white. Sexy.
Glad you're here then! What cheap yet capable laptop would you recommend?