newbie looking at laptops
OK, I'm hoping someone can help me.
I'm pretty much decided on getting a laptop vs an iPad. I want to be able to load a bridge game off a disc, so I think a laptop is the way to go.
I haven't a clue where to start. I'll be using the laptop as an addition to our desktop. Portability isn't too much of a concern - I'd probably bring it on trips/cruises, but we haven't done too much travelling lately.
I'd like to be able to watch movie dvds. One site recommended 2-4 GB of RAM, 250BG or higher of ?, 14"-16" display, & a DVD optical burner drive - whatever THAT is.
Consumer reports likes Apple, but those are out. Toshiba, HP, Lenovo (IBM), and Dell rate high. So does Acer, but they get rally bad customer support ratings.
Someone told me that if I go with Dell, to buy it on-line from Dell, as it's better quality than Dells in the big box stores. Friends also have had good luck with HP.