Don't Break the Bank
With money so tight these days, perish the thought of buying a new laptop, no matter how badly it might be needed. After all, a good laptop has to cost at least $1000, right? Cheaper laptops aren't good enough for everyday use, are they?
But a perfectly good notebook doesn't have to cost more than $800, and at that price there's a model to fit nearly every need. Before you think about spending enough money on your next laptop to prompt a security call from your credit card company, take a look at these fine systems, each a steal at under $800.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420
Fans of ThinkPad keyboards and input devices should welcome this affordable, not-too-heavy model, but gamers and hard-core number crunchers should look elsewhere.
- Great ergonomics, fairly lightweight
- Good webcam, four USB ports, and ExpressCard slot
- Mediocre performance and battery life
- No 5GHz Wi-Fi