- Screen size / clarity - Comfy keyboard - Good bat life - Light
Not too worried about power. It's going to be a word processor / email / internet machine.
There seems to be a lot of options, processor wise. But it's looking like I should go for one with a specific mobile processor in it for battery life.
Budget... Probably looking at a grand (before VAT) max. Is that always going to tight on a laptop? I usually build my own desktops so get a really decent machine for less than a grand. I don't think it's going to be that easy.
The other thing is second hand machine, any particular models about a year / two years old I should look out for? Any websites which have an archive of older reviews?
I've been told IBM thinkpads are always a safe bet. Would there be any problems with getting an older machine onto a wireless network. It will it be hunky dory as long as I've got a pc card slot?