My Mom's Inspiron 2500 laptop died, more accurately the hard drive did. I'm not happy that a 4 year old lightly used HD crapped out so I'm looking for something hopefully more reliable. I'll be replacing the HD but want to get her a completely new Laptop. I know very little about laptop specs so I'm looking for some advice. This will be used for email and photo editing mostly. Requirements are under 1200 bucks, CD burner, uncluttered with software, good reliability, preferably with an AMD, and preferably not a Dell.
Thanks.