Originally Posted by Mr_Gone
So what I've got is a Toshiba X205-SLi1.
2 X 128GB hard drives.
4GB DDR2 SDRAM with 800 MHz bus
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 / 2.0 GHz
2 X PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 512.0 MB DDR SDRAM
6 x USB 2.0 slots
And it's red. Which, as everyone knows, is the fastest color on motorcycles, so it ought to be the same for laptops, also. Right?
Undoubtedly the new i5 and i7 chips are faster. But my current boot time is less than a minute. Windows Office programs like Word and Excel load in a second or two, and Photoshop CS5 loads in about six or seven seconds.
So you have an idea of the differences in case it does die on you I just ran the specs and that Costco HP refurb I posted would be ~3 times faster for the CPU and 50% faster graphics.
This is a 17" for 550 with a processor just under 4 times faster and the graphics are the same as the refurb so that's a 50% increase again.