I've currently got a pavilion DV7 with the following specs;
2.5ghz amd turion II x64 dual-core
4gb ram (expandable to 8gb)
I'm pretty much happy here, tho I will upgrade my ram this week probably. However, given the fact that my service plan from HP has lapsed and HP seems poised to leap out of the consumer PC pool altogether, I need to make some drastic moves.
My major malfunction is that I can find absolutely nothing with firewire or an expresscard. It's gotten to the point where I emailed a microcenter associate and he responded by telling me that the only thing they have with expresscard is a crappy lenovo netbook, and nothing with firewire whatsoever.
I do audio editing, so a firewire connector is an absolute must.
Could someone suggest a halfway decent product that meets or exceeds the above specs for under $800? I don't necessarily want to buy this tomorrow but I'll sleep much better knowing that there's a system available for me when I need it.
Thanks much in advance - joe
PS - has anybody got any idea why firwire is getting ready to die, especially with no replacement in sight? As far as I know no usb3 laptops either.