Hello! Can anyone please help me find a cheap subnotebook for my grandmother? She doesn't need an actual "Ultrabook" by Intel (I figure that isn't the most cost-effective option at this point). Basically, she does need something really light, but that has a bigger screen (so bigger than typical netbook size). She basically only does e-mail, light 'Net browsing, and word processing, so she doesn't need anything very powerful. I'm just having trouble finding a good deal because I don't really know what search terms to use. I'd really appreciate any help, even with just a specific brand or model for which to look. Thanks in advance!
Edit to answer some of the recommended questions:
1) What is your budget? We saw an ultrabook for $700 at Best Buy, so I guess I'm just looking for...something less than that?
2) What size notebook would you prefer? As close to a mainstream-size screen as possible while also being SUPER light.
a. Ultraportable; 12" screen or less
b. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
c. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
d. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
3) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? Nope.
4) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook? Light 'Net browsing, email, word processing.
5) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk? My grandma would like to be able to use it in bed.
6) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games? No.
7) How many hours of battery life do you need? Probably doesn't matter much.
8) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person? No.
9) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc. Windows.
1) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 200GB? Doesn't matter.
2) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive? DVD might be nice.
Last edited by hypnicjerk; 06-25-2012 at 12:45 AM..
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