If my laptop died today, the 6809 would replace it. But since mine is still working, I bide my time.
It's getting better (the choices) every month.
I'm looking at notebooks, but the more I read the more confused I get. I was ready to customize a Compaq R3000Z: Athlon64 3400+ 2.20GHz
15.4" WVA WSXGA+ display
1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB)
4X DVD+RW/R & CD-RW Combo Drive
64MB NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go +1394
5-in-1 memory card reader
Built in Bay w/USB Digital Drive &64MB
Modem/PC Card 54g, Integrated Broadcom
802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Extra 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
I can get this configuration for around $1800--prices fluctuate, so I'd check out sites right before ordering, but the emachine M6809 looks good too and has good rebate offers from BB. It still shows as available at BB, but I know that won't last.
I already didn't know which machine to choose and now I don't know if I should wait for the mobile 3400 to come out??? (at least I think I read that's what is supposed to be coming).
I don't care about the weight or size since the main traveling I do is by car, so it doesn't have to fit under a seat or anything. I mainly would use it to download all the pix I take so I don't have to keep buying memory sticks and SD cards.
I'm not into gaming, so I don't care about the video card. Once in a while I play Risk or Scrabble and that's about it. I'm too busy editing pix--usually with two or three graphics programs open at once, so mainly need a computer that can keep up on the graphics. Other than digital editing (and I do want to edit some of our digital videos), I just need basic Quicken and Works--which does everything I need.
I'm really in no hurry except I want to quit wasting time trying to figure out what to buy, or IF to buy. I have two perfectly good Presario desktops, so I don't need a computer this minute. However, it's been almost three years since I bought my last computer and I seem to have this I-want-a-new-toy bug that I catch every few years!
Thanks for any suggestions~