While I do development on the desktop, when I travel, my P3-600MHz, 256MB RAM, 11G HD, CDRW ACER is what I tote with me. I have MySQL running under Windows 2000 and will pull up Visual Studio to make at site changes. The CDRW is great since I can put the product on CD and leave a copy for them and a backup for me.
I would find it hard to believe you can go wrong with today's P4 or M CPUs.
Tip: You'll want XP Pro or maybe go back to Windows 2000 Professional.
I am looking to buy laptop soon. I work as Database developer and would like to install databases and other related application on my laptop. I am looking for performance and at the same time light weight. I am not sure if I shuld buy P4 or pentium M. I dont play games or do any video/audio stuff. Basically I want to use for learning and running softwares. Please give me the basic configuration to look for.
Performance is an important criteria in selection and I dont want to carry a lot of pound either though I dont travel a lot. Any suggestions are welcome !