Looking to replace a Dell laptop horror
by Reni Perez - 8/9/05 10:45 AM
I am looking for a notebook comparable to my Dell Inspiron 8600 (now a useless paperweight) but without the motherboard unreliability that seems to be rampant with Dell these days. The config I'd like would be a 15.4 UWXGA display, 64mb video ram, dual-layer DVD burner, DVI output, firewire, four USB 2.0 ports, 802.11g, bluetooth and 512mb ram. I've been looking at the new Compaq and HP. Am I losing anything going with an AMD chip instead of a Centrino? My prime use would be to do portable music recording with Cakewalk Sonar and Ableton Live. I'd appreciate any educated feedback.