Don't Let Your Parents Buy An Awful Laptop For Too Much Money

It’s easy for companies to target non-tech savvy people to unload outdated products that pale in comparison to the stuff on the lower end of the market. Alvaro spotted this terrible deal, which offers a machine with 512MB of RAM, a Pentium IV processor and a 30GB hard drive for $400.

By comparison, it’s easy to find laptops with far superior processors and several times the RAM and hard drive for less than $300.

Laptop users, if you were shopping for a new machine for your folks, which specs and price would you shoot for?