Okay, so I’m going to college next year… I need a new laptop. The college I am going to only officially supports windows, so I think it’s important that whatever laptop I get be able to run windows. Anyway, there are some important questions I must ask, so let’s get started.
Switch to Mac? I have been using windows all my life, never touched a Mac - should I switch? Remember, it’s important that I be able to boot into windows sometimes. Also, this dual boot of windows on a Mac would work just like the real thing?
Avoid Vista? You know how most new laptops these days come with Vista installed. So I was thinking that my “primarily windows” campus would of course only support the latest version of windows, which is Vista. And if I were to not get a Mac, what I would do is install and dual boot Linux so that I could at times escape from Vista. Would this work?
Manufacturers to avoid/recommend? Okay, so there’s the question of who to buy from. My budget is 1k - 1.5k dollars (but I’m trying to get my parents to push it higher :yes:) and I’m trying to get the best laptop possible as a 4-year investment. Graphics card is very important to me as well.
Oh, also I am not going to buy it for a few months, but I think it’s important that I get plenty of information early on.
Thanks for your help, rants are welcome!