I'm interested in buying a laptop, that would be able to use Canvas X on, chat, watch videos, and all the other things that you usually do on a comp. But I don't know anything about the size that the comp should be to be able to handle these things. So could anyone tell me if this comp would be able to do that stuff?
In australia, you can get a pretty good laptop for like AU$2500. The specs u can get for that price is like 3.2GHZ, 120GB hard drive, 1GB RAM, and some pretty basic software like Office XP Home/ Pro and also it can have wireless capability.
yes, as far as graphics go, nothing is going to beat an apple, especially with the new macBook just released using the new 'intel' dual core, i use quotes as intel did not design the dual core.. lol, go AMD for letting them buy the rights, but you won't see intel admit to it.
The price tag on the new apple will be steep, just like all there other products, but most often it's worth it in the end. It all depends on how good you want it to be.
Well here are some tips that you might find useful (although I don't have a laptop right now, because I want to wait and see how the tablet PC's faire, I used these tips when I was just looking around)
Since dual-core technology has evolved so much, I would might as well go for a Dual core processor (perhaps AMD Turion 64/ Athlon 64 or the new Core Duo's). The main reason for this would be that you can do a lot of multitasking since you have twice the power, so one core handles a few tasks and the other part the other tasks.
And try to get a laptop with a big hard drive if you can... (try to keep it 80 Gigs or so... the more the better) because if you want to add more space in a laptop, it's a bit more harder. Get a laptop with adequate memory (at least 512 MB, which is standard) and try to get a laptop with a considerably good video card since you aren't going to play any games. And make sure that you get a laptop that is sort of like the standard laptop (has features such as wireless b/g)
Oh yeah and don't forget to get one with a good battery life, since you wan't to watch videos, battery life is key. And remember the bigger the screen the heavier the laptop and the more battery it eats up, so I would go for a mid sized say... 15.4 screen.
If you wan't to get a Mac, I'd say that you go for it... because one thing's for sure it's better than windows based PC's. But like William said the Price tag might be a bit to big... But basically try to get a laptop within the price range of 800-1500... I wouldn't go any lower because, as technology evolves you don't want your laptop to become useless (this might not be true if you don't plan on upgrading too much).