If both are similarly featured, (besides
the hard drive speed) then I'd say go for
the cheaper one and ditch the 4200HDD all
together. For you application HDD speed
*is* essential. What you want is the Hitachi
7200 RPM HDD. Very cheap these days, and
you will find everything very snappy, and
no probs with your application/editing.
There is also very little hit on your battery
and perhaps a litter warmer operation. Some
have said they are a bit louder.
I have been looking at 2 laptops ...one with a HD speed of 5200 rpm the other 4200 rpm
Both have the same processing speed centrino sonoma 1.85 (?) 512 ram and 128 nvidia Vid Card.
My application will need to have mpegs running and moving across the screen as well as pictures moving (effect) and dissolving etc.
Is there a sig diffence in performance between the 2 speeds that would have a noticeable effect?
Would increasing the ram to 1 Gig accomadate for the shortfall?.
The 2 models are the toshiba M40 (older model and the newest one ..this week)
These models are in Canada, not sure about the US