Msg#: 3247661 posted 5:52 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)
I might get yelled at for saying this, but some Dell's are okay. They aren't exactly "top notch", but I think they are often the best bang for your buck, especially if you are able to get some coupons and wait for a good time to buy it(which shouldnt be too long). My Inspiron e1705 that was 1k,which has a nicely lit 17inch screen and a pretty good video card(which is the main reason it cost so much), decent speakers, 1g memory, 80gb hard drive, dual core, has made me pretty happy. Just make sure you uninstall all the bloatware or completely reformat the laptop.