Originally posted by BIG_AIZZLE
Id go not with a dell because dells are dells and no one wants a dell besides you All teh big company's use low end parts.
Where did you hear that from? Have you actually taken apart a Dell and examined it? or their notebook for that matter?
For once i'd like someone on a computer forum to actually backup what they write with credible information instead of regurgitating what they heard 'some other guy say'.
Dells have a solid reputation in the tech community for makign excellent quality laptops... Toshibas also for matter. Both for the performance and reliability factors, both brand names have been recognized as being very good in the tech community.
Vic, does that Pent M chip have the wireless capabilit built-in as with their Centrinos do? Will you need wireless/ or internet access while you'er on the road w/ this laptop? These are all factors you will need to consider when you decide. There's no question the P 4 will outperform the Pent M in terms of data crunchign speed - how much video editing will you be doign on the laptop? If it's minimal i'd suggest going w/ the Pent M.