Hey guys, I am looking to buy a laptop for school and outside activities as well.
I was wondering what I should get exactly because my knowledge of laptops can be compared to that of a two year old.
I am looking for one with a decent graphics card (I have Oblivion and Fallout 3 on the Xbox, and I heard that playing them on the PC is even better with mods and what not) so that I could be able to play games on a decent setting (I also want to play Penumbra but this PC I have right here is garbage). I definitely do not need a high-end graphics card (and I am sure I could always get a new one later if and when I had the money, right?) because I will not be trying to max out settings on games, that is not a priority.
I also would like one with built-in WiFi as well, because I will be bringing it to the local library and such and could connect online there.
Preferably I would like it to have Windows 7 (I have heard good and bad, so if 7 is bad please tell me) so that I can have something current, the PC I am on right now is XP.
I read earlier that if I intend to play games at all on it that I should get something with a decent amount of space (250 GB I heard?) and RAM.
Please give me your suggestions, I can spend about $500-600 on it, maybe more if I can get a loan from my step-father.
PS: Tax-free weekend in Massachusetts is coming next week, and I have coupons for BJs so I am specifically looking at them right now, but I do not know the best location to buy one.
Here is their website: BJ's Wholesale Club > Computers > Laptops & Netbooks
PPS: I can buy online, but I would prefer buying in-store.