Got a quote on the machine I'd like, and wanted to poll my wise LJ friends resource before I plunked down the cash.
It's admitedly more machine that I strictly need, but I'm looking ahead and don't want to try to add more to something. Particularly a laptop.
17" (I don't think I'll budge on that, and that's going to set a lot of my pricing, I'm sure...) SVGA Active TFT Matrix Color Display
Pentium IV, 2.8 GHz
512MB DDR Memory
AGP Video Chipset Intel 82865G Extreme Graphics
80 Gig Hard drive (the next model down came with only 40, upgradable to 60 for $60, upgradeable to 80 for $300 or something ridiculous, which just about put the two laptops in the same pricerange... and I NEED harddrive space.)
Norton Anti-virus, Windows XP-pro
Other standard stuff that doesn't much matter (speakers, soundcard, MP3 player)
Weight ~11.5 lbs.
Is $1699 a reasonable price? Any warnings, etc?