Hi, I’m a newbie and feel so intimidated posting to this type of forum. I’ve been a member here for a while but 'till now just lurking.
I am retired because of a disability - the mother of 3 and grandmother of 4. An artist, collector, and philosopher. I love art, animals, gardening, and playing with my grand babies. I have random moments of sanity where I collect my thoughts and try to do all of the important things that I haven’t been able to do for time. I am like Rip Van Winkle and some of the things that I know are no longer relevant (especially where technology is concerned).
I am on my 3rd laptop now but they were all purchased used. It seems that prices have come down on new laptops and it might be better to buy new and enjoy some warranty.
Here are my requirements - email, web browsing, basic office tasks, photo and video editing, burn dvds, 80 gig or larger hd. I’d like to be able to have several applications open at once without slowing things down. Portability is very important so light weight and long battery life are preferred.
I get so confused when I start reading the numbers and specs. The Dell Inspiron 15 looks interesting but when I get to processing speeds and memory I don’t know how they will impact the performance. If cost were no factor it would be easier, I’d just get the fastest highest of everything. lol
I have only had Dell… I have heard that HP is good and that a Sony might be good too. If anyone has any input for me I will be ever so grateful.