Buying a new laptop…

I am buying a new laptop in the next couple weeks. I’ve ruled out the MacBook Pro. It’s just too expensive. I’ve ruled out 17-inch laptops because they’re too big and bulky.

Right now I’m looking at the HP Pavillion DV6245us. It has damn near everything I can think of.  It’s only negative is an on-board video card.  I’m also kicking around the idea of getting a MacBook.  I’m just a bit worried that the screen will be too small.

Anyhow, anybody out there have any opinions on either of the above mentioned laptops?  Do you have any input on a great laptop that I must have?  I’m looking to keep my total around $1300.

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  1. Andy Hoffman

    E. While it would be another windows box, I like the Dell D620 I have for work. It has the CoreDuo and that actually has made things run a lot smoother (NetBeans, tomcat, outlook, firefox, antivirus, etc. all at the same time) on 1 gig of memory. The wireless works great and if you add the extra Nvida graphics it is not too bad for games. Of course I was just testing the video to make sure that it works. Andy

  2. Josh

    Whats up E. Just ran upon your blog while search for some DNA sequencing info for school. I would recommend making the switch to Apple. I have the MacBook personally and recommend it to whoever I talk to. I used to be a IT consultant for windows machines and after I made the switch I quite my job because I couldn’t deal with the frustrations anymore. There are obviously some quirks with macs, just like with windows but overall the experience has been enlightening. In addition, since I see you will be making/posting more videos of Noah, Mac has AMAZING software to do all those fun things you enjoy. It makes me want to have a family to document….well, maybe not quite but you get the idea.

    Hope this helps. Fell free to email me if you’re still hunting and have any questions.

    Best Regards,


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