8GB RAM looks to be overkill. And with the soon to arrive Windows 7 that ran superbly on 1GB RAM you have to wonder if consumers are being mislead.
You're right to shop for more disk space if you have the usual video and MP3 collection. That should be easy to find at hp, dell.com
Yes, some hp, dell have the plastic feel but for the price I ignore it. The Apple is quite a nice machine but always get AppleCare until you are willing to pay for repairs.
Hello all, I am a Developer in search of a new laptop, not necessarily because I need one, but because I would like to have a nicer, newer, fresher laptop. My current laptop is as follows:
Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.20ghz --processor is fine
4g Ram --> would like up to 8g
160 Gig HD --> would like at least 250g
14" Screen -- fine or smaller
Vista Business --> not important, but would like Win7
I have been looking at the MAC BOOK PRO 15, but I know that the Mac's reputation is built upon its OS/machine being designed by the same company. I am extremely open to suggestions, I am also looking at the HP Elite brand laptops. I do like the aluminum shell of the Mac and the back light eluminated keyboard. I have always had an HP and have yet to be disappointed with its products, but I want a powerful business machine that is fun to us and has the non plasticy feel. I am a developer and need multiple environments in order to test various interfaces in there native environment. So, I need a large HD to accomodate these OS environments.