Originally Posted by aamsel
Unfortunately, I have now "kept thoughts coming" for 6+ weeks without ordering a damned notebook!! The problem is, my thoughts have shifted gears so many times that I probably need a new clutch!!
I don't know if I can help you, since I can't help me.
I can't decide between a major brand (IBM, HP Business class) and an ODM (ASUS, Mitac). I can't even decide on the darned screen size! But, I HAVE TO order something by the beginning of next week at the latest! I am not a gamer, and probably won't even watch DVD's so I don't know why I am insistant on at least a 64MB 9600, like you said, just for longevity. When I sold my darned Dell on EBAY 6 weeks ago, I told myself that I wanted a 12" screen so that I would "take it everywhere", then I said to myself "well, the 17" notebooks are nice", now I am deciding between 14.1" to 15.4". I don't need high resolution. I am down to a Thinkpad T42, ASUS M6N, the 8050 or an HP nc6000. Gonna decide.
Whatever you do, don't suggest another model, oh, well, go ahead!!
I say get a 12" ultraportable asus
That will probably be my next laptop purchase. I got the mitac as a desktop replacement for my girlfriend. I wanted something with a nice wide screen, and still pretty light. But if you're not going to be watching dvd's or playing games, then I don't think the laptop is right for you. For me, i'm kinda in the same situation as you. I would just need a laptop to bring around with me. I wouldn't use it to generally play games or watch dvd's, because that's what my desktop is for. I would rather want something more portable for myself. But if you're looking for desktop replacement, then I say get the larger lappys. Either it be ASUS/MITAC/COMPAL, i think you'll be happy with whatever you choose. They're all good laptops.