What computer besides a Mac is good?

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My mom said I need a new computer and said she will probably get me a laptop for Christmas. $1,000 is not an option for a Macintosh! So, I need a PC.....UGH! But hey, it's a new computer. So, which brand is good? What about a specific computer? Under $300 please! Just something more then a 2 GHz processor and 0.99GB of RAM! Thanks!
 
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A Dell seems about right. HP is in the same range but I have had horrible experience with HP laptops in the past, especially the Pavilion ones. Also take a look at Fujitsu-Siemens. They're not a very famous company, but they actually make very decent laptops for the price.
 

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A windows tablet? Eew....

But I am looking forward to windows 8!
Don't knock it until you've tried it. ;-)

When Microsoft came out with the Tablet PC in the mid 2000s (about seven years ago), they were pretty cool. I had one (still have it in a box somewhere). The bad things about it that I didn't link was that it required a stylus–you couldn't use your finger, and it was heavy to carry around in your hand all day. Doctors didn't like to hold them for long while making their rounds.

I think Microsoft's "round two" with tablets will be very interesting.



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Don't knock it until you've tried it. ;-)

When Microsoft came out with the Tablet PC in the mid 2000s (about seven years ago), they were pretty cool. I had one (still have it in a box somewhere). The bad things about it that I didn't link was that it required a stylus–you couldn't use your finger, and it was heavy to carry around in your hand all day. Doctors didn't like to hold them for long while making their rounds.

I think Microsoft's "round two" with tablets will be very interesting.



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My iPad could do much more then the Windows Tablet, I'm sure. :) It's against my code to buy a tablet or phone that's not Apple.