Re: General computer questions need answered
1) before next summer (2009)
2) generally speaking not much. If you are using a 5,400 RPM drive yes it will be a bit slower, but not much. Go with 7,200 and you'll be fine.
3)nano meters, and yes we are talking about the 'gateways' between each transistor. So the smaller the NM, the more transistors, equating to more processes within a given chip set. The trend now is smaller, and smaller chips cause less heat and more processing power in the same space. Soon you won't see chips much smaller because at a certain point we are talking about dyameters the size of atoms.
4)I do not believe so, multi-threading is a characteristic of a single processor to allow it to process multiple processes SIMILAR to multi-processing, but not as efficiently. Once we made multi core processors then multi-threading was obsolete because efficiency wise, you are already multi-processing, which was the goal of multi-threading.
5)not sure on this one, i know they both support multiple monitors, but how many is really up to the graphics card.