"thanks Frank II..I think this will be the one to choose.
I was looking at a small Dell just yesterday for a client of mine and have to say I was stunned by how much it offered for the price!
It is an 11" with a Touchscreen which is almost required now for the cursed Windows 8 from my experience.
It had a 500g drive and claimed 8 hours of life for under $300.00!
I know you can buy a Dell extended warranty usually too but for the price it just seemed amazing and felt pretty well made to me as well.
I have tried some crappo machines in the last few years and this was not one of them.
If you can get these in N.Z. it would be worth looking at.
I will have a look AVService. thank you! :)