My laptop was feeling the effects of user abuse for too long now, with crashes being a common feature to my daily routine.
I wanted something a bit more robust, as I never really carried it around anyway.
So , i wanted a powerful Desktop replacment - a desktop based laptop with the power to match.
I read many reviews recently about people ranting and raving about the weight issues of these types of laptops and their low batery life - People dont seem to understand that they arent realy supposed to be truly portable - they are Desktop Replacements !!
I got the magnificent Acer Aspire 1714 SMi
Truly wonderful spec:
17 inch TFT screen
Pentium 4 - 3.4Ghz
1 Gig RAM
120 GB Hard Drive !!!!!!!!!
DVD Dual drive
nVidia 128 Graphics
The spec is excellent !! Its supposedly aimed at small business users, with a few desktop components such as the huge harddrive and ram, joined with the kick-ass Processor.
I love this machine, as ultimately it is smaller than a desktop system but has such a beter spec than a typical laptop, if you dont really intend of travelling with it.
A great space saver, with the spec to be proud of.