Well, I’m not sure it’s a laptop. It’s a lot bigger than most women’s laps. Wouldn’t even call it a notebook.
Snagged it at Office Deport for less than $500 after tax. That’s not much more than a netbook. Has 4 gig of memory, 64 bit machine and 260 gig hard drive.
It’s actually this one: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/492522/Lenovo-G550-156-LED-Backlit-Widescreen/
I’ve already ordered a DC adapter and another power cord for it – by the way – that’s one of my top ten tech tips. Always buy a second power cord (at least) from Ebay and keep it at the house. That keeps your laptop from becoming a brick. I actually had the power adapter stolen once when I presented at TCEA – I know I always pack my stuff up, and it wasn’t in my bag when I got back to the hotel and it wasn’t in the room when I checked later in the day.
I have always been able to pick up an adapter for under $15 from Ebay and this time was not an exception. Having a DC one is nice since I spend a lot of time in the car.
It seems nice so far and have no trouble loading any of my files. I’m keeping this for personal stuff and plan not to use it for school stuff.