Then the remaining item is Vista's EYE CANDY. Must you have this?
It is optional and you trade off power, battery time if you get the dedicated GPU.
So been looking at anything and everything for laptops and have managed to narrow down my choices to the following:
Toshiba Satellite U200
Toshiba Satellite M100
To be honest, the best price for the most features is the 1405, coming in with all the upgrades I want at just below $1300. The only negative I see in my brain is the 1405 is much heavier than the XPS1210, but you get a bigger screen.
BUT, lots of people have been talking to me about integrated versus discreet graphics cards and that is where I have a question, as the 1405 does not have an option to upgrade to a discreet card. Many people have told me I don't want an integrated graphics card and that it will be miserable once Vista comes out and I wanted to get some opinions. I am not a gamer and do mostly email/internet/documents. I do view photos on my computer, but am not a photoshop editing junkie. So the question is, do I really need a discreet graphics card?