I'm looking to buy my first laptop. I have alot of experience using PCs at work, but unfortunately I have no idea what specs I should be looking for in a laptop in order to get value for money.
I have a budget of £400 to include some s/w and anti-virus.
What type of processor, memory and hard drive should be a minumum?
The laptop would be for home use for the following:
-Web browsing & e-mail (wireless connection)
-Using Microsoft Excel & Access (s/w to be purchased from budget)
-Storing my music collection
-Transfering camcorder footage, so firewire port is a necessity.
-Burning CDs and DVDs
-Connecting to my HD LCD TV
The laptop isn't going to be used for gaming and size/weight is not a major issue.
I have only used Windows XP, so am unsure whether I should stick with XP or
go for Vista since I have read about problems with Vista.
I would prefer a brand new laptop, but would be interested in refurbished provided there was significant warranty.
Any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance