I am looking for a laptop for my DD, and came across this one:
Medion T5250 17" Widescreen Wireless Laptop
* FEATURES: - Intel® Merom® Dual Core Processor T5250 - 17" Widescreen XGA (1280 x 800 px.) Anti-glare screen - 160 GB hard disk - 2048 MB DDR II RAM memory - DVD Writer (incl. CD-RW + DVD ROM) DVD±R/±RW/±R DL/-RAM - Wireless LAN 802.11 n(AW-ne766) - 10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet LAN Port - 56k V.90 Modem - 90-watt AC adaptor - High definition audio with 2 loudspeakers - Integrated webcam - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS (VRAM 512MB)
* INTERFACE: - 1 x Express Card/54, - 4 x USB 2.0 - 1 x VGA out - 1 x LAN (RJ45) - 1 x modem (RJ11) - 1 x microphone in - 1 x line out
* SOFTWARE: - Microsoft® VistaTM Home Premium (recovery version and DVD-ROM)* - Microsoft® Works® 8.5 (OEM version) - Nero Burning ROM 6 (OEM version) additionally with Nero Recode 2
That seems reasonable to me - it seems to have a decent graphics card, I realise its a big screen, but she doesn't plan to be taking it everywhere with her, she mainly wants it for web surfing and homework stuff, although she plays some online games.
I could go for a refurb for half the price at bigpockets, but I want something reasonably 'future-proof', but there are so many to choose from! Any better suggestions?
I did speak to her about the elonex one/eee pc but she didn't fancy them.