Saturday, November 24, 2007

Five Laptops Under $1,000

Never before have so many powerful, feature-rich laptops been available at a price that won't break your bank account. Check out these 5 powerful laptops.

HP dv6500t

Sporting impressive features such as an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 15.4" Widescreen High Definition Display, 2GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive, WiFi Card, Bluetooth and a dedicated graphics card, the HP dv6500t is a multitasking champ that is sure to meet the needs of any user.


The Sony VAIO CR is a thin and lightweight marvel. The CR has all of the features as the dv6500t but also boasts a web cam, thiner form factor and five stunning colors to choose from, all at no extra cost. Definitely a mobile user's dream, the CR will separate you from the rest of the budget laptop pack.

Dell Insprion 1420

Outfitted with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (1.8Ghz), 14.1" 1440 x 900 WXGA+ display, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, wifi, integrated Intel X3100 graphics, webcam, Vista Home Premium, 4 hour run time on a 9 cell battery and 4 USB 2.0 ports, Dell left no stone unturned in its quest for the ultimate laptop. All of these features and more are sure to make the Inspiron 1420 one of the hottest selling laptops this Christmas.

Fujitsu LifeBook A 6110

The Fujitsu LifeB00k A 6110 comes equipped with a slew of up-to-date features including an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (1.5Ghz), crisp 15.4" Crystal View WXGA display, Vista Home Premium, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, wireless card draft N, 6 cell battery. With all of its remarkable compnents, the LifeBook is a lifesaver that will never leave you stranded.

Apple Macbook

Now before you start screaming "The Macbook costs more than $1000!", taking advantage of educational discounts lowers the cost of Macbook to $999. And although the Macbook may seem less equipped than similarly priced laptops, consider what you get for the price:

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor w/ 4MB L2 cache
  • 1 GB memory
  • Leopard OS
  • 80 GB HDD
  • Integrated graphics
  • 13.3" Display (1280 x 800 resolution)
  • 1 year warranty (Apple Care)
  • Apple remote
  • Instal/restore DVDs
I'm not saying the Macbook is for everyone, because it definitely is not, but if you are unsure of what type of laptop to purchase, don't forget to take a look at Apple's. Macbooks have come a long way since they have switched to Intel processors and chipsets. Once considered only as an "alternative" to PCs, Macbooks now match PCs spec per spec on peformance measures. Its Apple's small attention to details that makes this laptop a worthwhile purchase.