Bigger than a netbook, but only just
Looking to buy the wife a small laptop computer to replace the ageing Acer 'brick' we currently have.
I don't want a netbook as I think they are just a bit too small a screen for what she does - plays Scrabble, Facebook, Kays and looking for holidays!
I need a well built, fairly robust bit of kit, good screen that isn't massive, but not a 10" netbook, nice keyboard etc. Should also run Windows XP or 7 as I've struggled long and hard to familiarise her with those, so a linux based offering is not really practical. Don't need oodles of USB ports, firewire would be good, but not essential.
Any recommendations please? I'd usually buy Acer or HP, but I'm so out of date on hardware spec (especially processors!) that I'm really not sure what is what these days.
No real consideration given to budget at this stage, but I would suggest under around the £400 - £500 mark, less if I can get the spec.