I know you said you want a laptop, but unless you REALLY need to move around a lot (and face it, a 17" laptop is rather large and not exactly "ultra-portable") I would suggest getting a desktop machine. I develop on a machine with two lovely big Iiyama monitors, both at 1920x1440 (although they will go to 2048x1536). In my opinion, using two screens is so much of a benefit I wonder these days how I ever survived before! I tend to do the majority of my coding (and designing) on the left-hand monitor, and use the right-hand monitor for previewing at different screen sizes etc. (and browsing) and I'm far more productive as a result. For instance coding my main files in SciTE on the left and viewing other files and notes etc. on the right at the same time. But I digress... You would definitely get more for your money if you got a desktop, and I think sacrificing portability for two screens is well worth it! (Unless it's absolutely critical of course.) That said, if you do get a laptop I would recommend the Dell Inspirons, like many others also seem to. I had one for a couple of years and it was a solid, dependable machine, even if a tad overpriced. Cheers Dan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Tim Burgan Sent: 17 September 2003 16:14 To: [thelist] - Web Discussion Subject: [thelist] Laptop - Web Design Wishlist Hi all, I'm looking to purchase a new laptop for Web Design purposes. I would like one with a 17" screen, 1MB Cache, as much RAM as possible (1GB??), fast Pentium M. Optional: Firewire 800's, USB2's. Does anyone have any recommendations? What do you use? What would you want to use? Is there anything available that has my wishful above setup? I'm looking a Wintel machine at the moment, but would look long and hard at a PowerBook when they come out with G5's in them (whenever that'll be). Thanks Tim Burgan -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !