Re: I could use some advice on a laptop purchase
WOW 500gig of memory is awesome.
The extra 250gig of hard drive space is worth it if you download, play games, etc
As far as the cpu, unless you are doing intensive stuff, like audio/video editing, CAD, etc not really.
I just bought my wife an Acer with 17.3 inch, AMD dual core, 4 gigs of ram, and 300 gig drive for $498