« on: August 01, 2005, 09:19:27 AM »
you are a very mean person.
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i agree it would be foolish to wait for vista. however, i have the beta 1 installed on a 32-bit pentium 4 downstairs (on its own partition) and it works fine. I will try putting it on my T42 and see if it works there also. Vista is going to run fine with most modern hardware. it will be a few years beyond vista before 64 bit becomes the norm.
for notebooks, i would strongly advise AGAINST buying an ultra-portable. People talk about lugging around weight and things like that - have you considered your books? the fact is, you are going to be typing on this thing, and your eyes will be fixated on the screen. I have an ultra-portable sony downstairs; it is a toy, and nothing more. i bought a ThinkPad for work and school purposes. its a good balance of everything.
don't buy an HP, Dell, Sony, or any of that other consumer crap. go to newegg.com and look at their T42s. T43 is the new model and does not offer any real advantage over T42 and costs a lot more.
IBM is simply a cut above when it comes to notebooks. i used to scoff at this, but after doing real research, i learned it was true. they are just built exceptionally well, from the keyboard to the display encasing to the display hinges. Don't buy a notebook without at least testing out an IBM T series.
I know Toshiba, Fujitsu, and Asus make good notebooks also.