01-28-2010, 08:07 AM
I have a 6+ years old PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" that I bought back in 2003. It is still going strong today and in pristine condition. The only failed part is the bluetooth, and I don't even bother to get it fixed as I rarely use it.
I am in the market for a new laptop since I need better performance for my work, and decide to keep the G4 for browsing and e-mail only. The ideal replacement is the Macbook Pro 15", and I was hoping Apple would refresh the Macbook Pro line (introduce intel i5 chip maybe) on yesterday's event. But they didn't, and I was dissapointed.
Today I look at some HP ads, and was tempted by their Pavilion dv7t quad edition, it has 17" screen, Intel Core i7, 4Gb Ram, 1Gb Nvidia GT 230M, 320Gb HDD for $1,260 (Macbook Pro 15" is $1980 for the one with dual video card)
I have to say i'm tempted..
Can you really feel the performance difference between Core i7 and Core2Duo chips? I will use the laptop mainly for photoshop and light 3D work.