Originally Posted by sonicwind
What benefit would you get from having AMD 64 bit? A pentium M will be just as fast for 99% of computing and give you way more battery time.
Who cares about outsourced support? You think you'll get better support from MSI? He he. True, you might not get intelligent support from Dell, I've never gotten intelligent support from anyone, but Dell will replace your parts quickly once YOU figure out what the real problem is.
some benefits of amd 64 bit:
-run both xp64bit and linux 64bit.
-as other have mentioned browsing and general operations on the pc will be faster and smoother.
-run processor heavy applications like cad and matlab better.
as far as the benefits of Dell: one time I lost an AC adapter but due to Dells proprietary plugs I could only order "direct" from dell. I don't know if MSI is any better, but things like that did nothing to make me a Dell fan. The only thing I can see in favor of the dell right now is about $100 less and a modular bay.