I plan on getting the 8103. For several reasons. First one is that I am in college and am kind of on a budget. And since I will NEED a laptop for next quarter I decided on the 8103 because it is more than enough power for me, and with the extra money I will actually be able to afford books (which are kind of a requirement
). Also it leaves the option to upgrade the RAM at a latter date for about $100 which is not bad at all.
Secondly, I may be wrong about this but I do NOT think their is much of a performance loss from 1.8 to 2.0GHz. My thinking is that 1.8 will require slightly less power, which may a) increase batteries life, b)create less heat, thus increasing life of laptop. Now none of this is fact but more of how my mind lets me settle for something slightly less than perfect