I’m looking to purchase a new laptop and I’d appreciate your feedback on which make and model.
This will be a my primary BizTalk development environment and as such I will need something that is both powerful and at the same time light (so I can lug it around while I’m on the road), has a decent screen size and resolution.
As for software, I am looking at Vista Business Edition or Home Premium (I’m not too worried about the extra features of Ultimate), it will need to run at least 1 VM development environment (Microsoft Virtual PC or VMWare) and the usual productivity suite (Microsoft Office, Firefox, Outlook etc.)
So, my requirements are as follows:
- Intel Core 2 Duo (or similar rated processor)
- 1/2Gb RAM (expandable to minimum 4Gb)
- 100G+ hard disk
- Minimum 14″ screen size and 1280×1024 screen resolution
- 802.11* connectivity (bluetooth if poss)
- Weight < 3Kg
I’ve had a brief look at the current UK market and there are a few models that shine, but I would appreciate any feedback the community may have.
Looking forward to hearing your recommendations!