Here's the requirements (For my girlfriend):
Has to be able to run the Sims 3 (link below for specs), be capable of facebook etc. But the benchmark is Sims 3, anything after that is obviously going to be fine.
Now, I being the technical type have the preconceived notion of what I expect from the laptop in terms of specs and price. I'm aiming for a £500 budget and with that looking for:
A Core 2 Duo Processor of 2.2 GHz+
Decent graphics (This is my downfall - I have no idea on graphics cards).
The operating system is unimportant as I will be wiping the HDD and installing a legal Windows 7 Pro version on (This will also remove all the standard bloatware that comes preinstalled, after I have taken an image/backup for the sake of having it)
Furthermore, I believe Toshiba produce the most robust laptops - If you want to prove me wrong, please do, although I don't have much faith in Acer (if I did, this would be easy).
Now, I have been having a look around for a while and was going to settle on a Tosh, however the graphics are basic. Having another look today, I found a few more on Play.
If anyone has time, can you run your eyes over these (links and important specs in next post) and offer some advice on the best one to go for? We're looking for a reliable manufacturer that can handle the Sims 3.
And before someone posts it, yes I KNOW she could get a desktop at half the price and twice the power, but the laptop is a much better option due to portability, BELIEVE ME.
So with that, all help will be very much appreciated and you will be giving me a great hand.