Another reason why HT is not very cost efficient (at the moment) is the fact that right now there aren’t a lot of programs available that take full advantage of HT technology.
The current laptop that I use (while away from my desktop) is an old Dell that runs on a 650 MHz. P3 so a new laptop with a 2.8 GHz P4 is a BIG increase in performance for me. However, right now I cannot justify the extra $200 - $300 for the extra 200 MHZ that a 3.06GHZ would bring, even with HT. It simply is not that beneficial to me at the moment.
I would rather take the extra money I would save and get a nice set of speakers to go with my new Sager. Or better yet, spend the extra money on getting the nice Targus backpack that gsferrari mentioned or even better the Integrated Wireless Network, or even better still… NO wait! Must stop now before I place an order. Must wait a little while longer. Just a few more months to go. DAAAMMMMNNN!!!
OK, I'm better now.
It’s the wait for the new Sager with the M10 and the 800mhz fsb that’s the hardest.
I have a problem with patience. I know this. The voices in my head keep telling me so.