While money is extremely tight right now, I know that somewhere down the road I’m going to have to look into a new laptop. While I absolutely love owning a Mac, I feel that having a Windows based computer is an important aspect of design so I’m going to go with a Windows based system. This leaves me to decide upon Acer, HP, Gateway, Dell or any other company that produces laptops.
So my question is this – What company would you personally recommend for someone who uses their laptop for:
Graphics Design (Quick jobs in Photoshop, I do have my iMac for the big stuff)
I need to be able to set it up as a PHP Server for a self installation of WordPress so I can test my themes. This also goes for B2, Movable Type and any other blog platform I happen to be working with.
Which company would you personally recommend?
I know that I want at least 2GB of DDR, XP Professional or Vista (I actually enjoy Vista now), 128 minimum graphics card.
I’m only looking to spend about $1,000 (at the absolute most)
This will be something I purchase within the next six month, so hopefully anything out NOW will be a bit cheaper at the rate of change in electronics.