Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville
Girom, welcome to the windows 7 forums.
Good-Cheap-fast. Not much chance to get a laptop that will not break when you "accidently drop it" for this price range. Your out of luck getting a warantee for $100 for two years. Most companies will not give you a warantee after your original warantee is up and if they did, you could buy a new machine for the price.
All in all, from your description of what you want for under $500, no can do..
Not quite (except for the dropping part :-) ), if you're looking at this (I don't know if it is legit so please remove this link if it isn't)
Amazon.com: Compaq Presario CQ62-410US 15.6-Inch Notebook: Electronics
My bro got one of these and this is perfect for basic tasking. It has quite the same specs as a macbook.
And Sony Vegas Pro is as professional as Final Cut Pro.