WOw...thanks for the great advice. I must admit that I was not expecting to hear the M60 as the best choice.
Well, I am someone who works from home. So I will be playing games...just don't tell my boss
I have 3 kids, so gaming all day and night is just not possible....no matter how bad I want to.
Ok here are some specific ?'s I have about the M60:
PM 1.7 : Are these processors able to be upgraded in the future? Will they be making faster chips, but with the same interface on the MB for us to upgrade on our own?
I have heard that the 1.7M is like 2.5ghz.....so I know even though it is not the fastest out there....sure will blow my 850 celeron away
Like I mentioned I will not be playing games all day, BUT when I do want to play games, like SW Galaxies, I want it to work without any hangups. I am really only playing online games these days, so I am not sure if they are easier on the GPU or harder.
To be honest, I have NEVER understood the difference in the Nvidia and ATI chip sets, BUT I have learned that more memory does NOT always mean better performance.
What I am concerned about the Nvidia 4xAGP vs the ATI 8x AGP. Does anyone think it will be a large difference as games get more advanced?
I will NOT be buying any memory from dell but the minimum of 256. I will be purchase two 1gb Dimms from Crucial. Therefore I will have 2gb of Ram.
I don't do any CAD or anything at all like that.
I just have a I8000 which I have had for the past 3 years (850 Celeron, 512mb Ram, 60 gig, etc) and I am not looking for another Inpirion because I just don't like the "plastic" feel. I feel like if my kids touches it, that it will crack....which it has already done once
Not from my son...in his defense
I have come to learn from the past (going back to C64 days) that the latest and greatest is NOT always the best way to go. At my age... (31
) I want more stability and reliability then saying I have the latest and greatest.
One thing I don't understand. When I am going to configure the M60, it tells me the "non +" screen is $100 more then the "+" screen....can anyone explain this to me... I am confused.
Well Thanks everyone for your help.