the way it reads, the only different between the 2 screens is the resolution. id personally choose the 1440x900
the ssd will be faster and like you said shock proof. as far as performance, on a laptop i dont think the hard drive is the piece of hardware thatd hold you back. if you dont get the ssd, i highly recommend getting the 7200rpm hard drive
I have a couple questions... I'm not exactly a technology guru, but I'm not thick headed either. So here are my questions...
1. What's the bad side of a solid state drive? I know the advantages of one, but what about it's life span? Would it be more cost efficient to get a harddrive with a free fall sensor or is the solid state drive really worth it?
2. Is the high definition, gloosy widescreen (1440x900) really that much better than the original glossy widescreen (1280x800)? I'm looking to keep the price of my laptop as low as possible, so if there isn't a real noticable difference, then I'll just go with the orignial, however, if the upgrade is worth it, well then sweet.
Thanks for any input!