Students who have reached U.S. for Spring 2008 semester will be looking to buy laptops. I have put together a guide for buying laptop. Its difficult to decide which one to buy when you are new to this experience.
Many will have idea of spending $500 to by a laptop. If you are doing Master’s degree, I strongly suggets to invest $300 more to buy a good performance machine. Laptops for $500 will be home entertainment machines. It will not be faster and will not help students much with their educational work.
I strongly recommend IBM Thinkpad ( Lenovo ) – R – Series will be best and cheaper option.