The best way to shop for a discount laptop computer is berealistic about what you need. The life of a laptop is generallyshort no matter what you
buy. Life span for a laptop is alsoshortened more with the newer the technology it contains. Youwill most likely get two years of good use out of
a laptop.Performance typically hinders after that, but it will stillfunction properly. You can extend the life of any computer byregulary
reformating the hard drive about once a year.
Before you shop different brands, make a list of importantfeatures you will need in a laptop. Major things to consider aresize, wireless
capabilities and battery life. There are a lot ofbells and whistles that sound enticing, but they will quicklyinflate the price. Companies make
their money on upgrades.Basic set ups are adequet and the best bang for your buck. Agood mix of features is a 12" screen, WIFI and a Pentium
Mprocessor. These are a sold at a good value and it will make thelaptop very versatile. Pentium M processors have lower clockspeeds, but they do
this to extend battery life while they areunplugged.
Basically, just look at a laptop like a tool. It may break, andthey will make better ones that you will want. They are alsovery fragile.
Breaking a $800 laptop hurts a lot less than a$2000 one.