Originally posted by hmammen
acer and sony are the two best laptop brands...hands down....sony vaios rule, yes they are expensive but they are very nice, and acer has great products too, for reasonable price
Toshiba is good as well.
Don't let anybody tell you to buy Norton, or use their free trials of antivirus. They will slow down any system, whether it's $300 or $3000.
Before even touching your PC, install anything other than Norton.
Heck, even McAffee would be better.