laptop advice for online teacher
by darno24 - 4/24/12 8:05 AM
I'm trying to find a laptop that will fit my needs. I don't take the laptop out often, I travel around 3-4 times a year by plane.I work from home mostly. I need something fast, because a) I don't want to spend alot of time with webpages/documents uploading b) I am a stay at home mom and want to spend most of the time with my kids. Usually I am manipulating webpages online, and usually have multiple programs open (maybe 5 powerpoints, a few word documents, maybe adobe also, multiple webpages, an excel spreadsheet, also maybe a few images. Sometimes I also insert short video clips/watch them for content, etc. I also have to conduct live chat sessions (no video), and have maybe a few things open during the chat, but then not so much). My current computer really slows me down. I am on a budget, though, so don't want to pay more than $650 .
Also I am wondering if I should get a 15 or 17" screen. The 17" seem enormous, but since I'm working mostly from home and almost never take it anywhere except for a bi-yearly conference and a 2 other trips per year...
Thanks a bunch for your input!