What is the best laptop for under $1000?

by on April 5, 2009

Q: I need to buy a laptop for my daughter who will be starting college next fall. She is going to study engineering. I would like to spend no more than $1000. What is a good laptop in that price range?

One Response to “What is the best laptop for under $1000?”

    Lots of considerations here. How important is weight vs screen size? Is the computer staying on her desk or is it going to be lugged around campus all the time?

    How is the computer going to be used? Just for e-mail and web browsing? Most campuses have the expensive CAD/Engineering software setup in computer labs.

    If there isn’t any Windows only software that she *must* have, take a trip to your local Apple Store http://www.apple.com/retail/ and take a close look at the current offerings. You’ll be able to get rid of a lot of the headaches associated with Windows, which can be very useful when you don’t have to worry so much about what to do when the computer stops working.