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Ultra Portable Laptop recommendations?

I'll be in the market for a new laptop in the next couple of months and I was wondering what you guys would recomment. Need something with the following requirements:
  • 12" to 14" Wide Screen.
  • Built in Combo CD/DVD Recorder.
  • Minimum 80 GB HD.
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM.
  • Video Card with at least 128 MB RAM.
  • Around 5 lbs (as thin and lite as possible).
  • Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

So far I've been looking at an HP dv1550se, a Dell XPS M140, and (gulp) even an Apple MacBook Pro or PowerBook G4. Switching to Mac has a lot of appeal if I can run WinXP on it. What would you guys recommend? Trying to keep the price between $1300 to $2000.




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I'll be in the market for a new laptop in the next couple of months and I was wondering what you guys would recomment. Need something with the following requirements:
  • 12" to 14" Wide Screen.
  • Built in Combo CD/DVD Recorder.
  • Minimum 80 GB HD.
  • Minimum 512 GB RAM.
  • Video Card with at least 128 MB RAM.
  • Around 5 lbs (as thin and lite as possible).
  • Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

So far I've been looking at an HP dv1550se, a Dell XPS M140, and (gulp) even an Apple MacBook Pro or PowerBook G4. Switching to Mac has a lot of appeal if I can run WinXP on it. What would you guys recommend? Trying to keep the price between $1300 to $2000.
512gb of ram?

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512gb of ram?
Hey, multi-tasking is important okay!?
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512gb of ram?
Doh! You know what I meant!




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The G4 won't run windows, it still uses the old processor. The Macbook pro will just fine but it's still a 32 bit processor, a little spendy for something thats not absolutely top of the line.

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I have this one

It plays BF2, Call of Duty and Counter Strike with no problems. Also fry's has it for $699.
I upgraded it to a Gig of ram for $60 bucks.

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...299&pfp=BROWSE
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Someone must be planning ahead for Windows 2010

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