I have a 16 year old sister that needs a laptop for highschool/college in the near future. It's her birthday coming up, and my sister and I are pitchin' in for it.
We wanted to get her something that mainly functions for student work: Homework, internet, student/office stuff, etc.
I've seen a lot of the mini-notebooks, and they're extremely cute and come in a variety of colors and styles, and I thought about this.. but the lack of internal optical drive bothers me. I think that'd be necessary..
So my question remains, does anyone know a good place to get one? I'd like as many features as possible, but this is mainly a school-work computer and a gift to boot so we're definitely on a budget with it. I know some places come with stuff already installed, which would be great.