- a decent battery life;
- reasonably powerful to handle hi-res image manipulation, audio and light video editing;
- a few games (not very intensive);
- pre-loaded OS is not a requirement.
Posted at 08:59 IST (last updated: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 @ 22:17 IST)
As I write this, the new year has dawned, but my HP Pavilion laptop is back in the service center for one of its (now) periodic visits. This time, it's the display again. I am growing sick and tired of having these regular malfunctions. It's just around two years old (purchased July 2007). Luckily the extended warranty is still valid, so I can get it serviced for free. However, I'm planning to buy a new laptop soon. Hopefully not HP this time. I wouldn't recommend HP any more as I've encountered a few problems with it including fast diminishing battery life (as of now, battery doesn't even provide a back up of 35 minutes). Could anybody suggest any other reliable brand/model where I can expect to use the laptop without malfunction for at least 3 years? I am particularly looking for one with