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i don't think you'd need a powerful laptop just for programming.
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Yeah, but with the Santa Rosa platform it seems you get much more battery life, and better performance. So yeah, don't need a 2.33GHz C2D, even a 1.66GHz C2D would suffice (if Santa Rosa's can be found at those speeds....), cuz they cost like 700$ more...
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Originally Posted by wayne_sony View Post
i don't think you'd need a powerful laptop just for programming.
Heh, yea i know. But my girlfriend doesnt and i wanna keep it that way. its a good excuse for me to get a powerful laptop. Shes been on me about spending money...
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Originally Posted by wayne_sony View Post
i don't think you'd need a powerful laptop just for programming.
i use my old $300 laptop for hard core C++ and X86 ASM as well as Java, PHP, web design and etc. and all you need is a powerful cpu, ram and battery life. forget about the GFX. its unimportant. and macbook pro's imo i dont like but its easy to install WIndows on them so i guess its a viable option; i would save a lot of $ and get a dell.
    
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I like to play a lot of games and i dont always have access to my desktop. So i want to get a good laptop with graphics and a powerful processor. I want to get the Asus G1S but i dont know if i want to spend that much money. Also considering these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220175

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220187

The only downside is that the W7S only supports up to 1.5gb of ram. Not sure about the A8SC. The W7S is smaller which would be nice. i just dont want it to be so small its cramped when typing. Would the 512mb of ram be a noticable diffrence when playing games and running Vista Buisness (this is whats comes on it)? I think they both have about the same battery life. With the santa rose and a 6 cell batter i heard it will be about 2.5-3hrs. Thats satifactory for me.
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