I am absolutely SICK and TIRED of my current lappy...some old lenovo3000 N100. With that stupid little fingerprint scanner which I have NEVER used. Just switching between browser windows or even tabs within a window leaves me with enough time to put the kettle on and come back again. Using Open Office is torture.
So basically what I'm after is...
BUDGET: £250 ideally (will push up to £300 if I'm getting a pretty good deal) ALL INCLUSIVE
MUST BE: Capable for at least around another 3 years, Sturdy & Reliable
I NEED: MS Office, bluetooth+wifi
PREFER: Latest windows, Number pad, optical drive
PROCESSOR: What power/level/type processor is good for me? I don't mind the odd game once a week or so but not really crucial. Will not be crunching any serious numbers. May do some light photo editing, maybe even video editing (probably not!).
SCREEN:Which size screen is good? Currently working with 15.6, so I'm assuming smaller screens will seem...smaller. Most important thing I'll be using it for is writing up documents. Touch Screen? I'm thinking it won't come to much use for my documents. Tablet mode? I suppose it would be a nice perk, but that automatically restricts me to a certain range of screen size.
PORTABILITY: Not so important, most likely will be sitting at my desk most of the time but I may take it out once a fortnight or so.
The ASUS Transformer T100 seemed good especially that it comes with Office...but then I may have to worry about a seperate HDD...plus it seems a little small to be spending most of its time on my desk. The poor thing would feel dwarfed next to my desk fan.
Many thanks in advance for any input and opinions posted.