OT: Which Notebook?
I need some help guys.
My dad - a technophobe engineer with a slide rule - has charged me (his favourite son who knows more than Bill Gates about computers) with buying a notebook for him.
He\'s never had a PC - \"Why, I have a secretary!\"
There are a few notebooks out there which look cool, but I definitely don\'t want to pick something up which is about to be superceded. On the other hand, it\'s time to buy, and waiting 6 months for the next big thing will see him go cold.
He\'ll want to:
Put Photos on the PC
Burn music compilations
Burn (maybe) home movies to DVD
I don\'t think battery life is going to be a major issue - he\'ll usually have AC nearby.
I\'ve looked at:
the Sony Vaio GRV7P with DVD burner ($3000us) -the sales guys said it was a \'bit old\' - maybe because it wasn\'t a Centrino setup.
Dell Inspiron 8500 - the reviewer said it had a sloppy keyboard.
Dell Latitude 800.
Toshiba Tecra M1 (just a Trident vid card)
Acer 800 travelmate.
Any of you gearheads out there able to point me in the right direction? Not necessarily from this list of course.
BTW I\'ve seen comments about LCD screen native resolutions sometimes making text and icons too small. I would have thought this was user adjustable. Is it a problem?