Happy Birthday to me! Being gifted a laptop - now what do I get?

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Re: Happy Birthday to me! Being gifted a laptop - now what do I get?
In reply to JoannaR, Jan 30, 2013

Chancelynn2002 wrote:

My laptop is about 5 years old and on its last legs, so as a very generous birthday gift my mother is offering to buy me a new one. I'm going legitimately into business by the end of the year and need something for in-person sales.

(No Macs. Sorry. Waaaayyy too expensive, though I know they're awesome.)
Now here's what I need and hopefully ya'll can point me in the right direction. I'm looking to keep this less than $800 (she didn't give me a price point, but I won't ask her for more than that).

~ 17"< screen

~ Minimum 2 USB ports

~ Power to run, say, 5-7 programs at once (Photoshop, other editing stuff, Microsoft Office, etc.)

~ CF card acceptance would be nice

I haven't shopped for a laptop in years and my desktop was built by a friend so I really don't know what I need. Any suggestions are very welcome!

I'm in the market for a new laptop, only I'm not going to run that many programs at once. as for a cf reader, an external reader will do, along with another external 500- 1t HD and another netbook ( my 2 year old 500gb netbook is down to 19gb....filled with 700+ books, magazines, 120 videos.) It fills the need of a tablet, very few photos. The brands I will be looking at are: Asus, HP,Toshiba, Dell.

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