What should I look for in a laptop when I'm most concerned about something that will run complex Excel files without slowing
I've got up to roughly $3,000 to spend if necessary. Want something that won't make me wait for a roughly
100 MB Excel file to calculate. On my current setup, this thing can take minutes to calculate and sometimes Excel stops
Currently I'm running Windowx XP Home Edition and Office 2003 on an HP Pavilion zv6000. Processor is
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ running at roughly 1.8 Ghz. Computer has 1.25 GB RAM.
I will be going with Vista, most likely,
and Office 2007, most definitely. I'm open to anything -- PC or something such as the Macbook Pro. It's performance I care
Any tips? Suggestions? If you were customizing the ideal machine for my purposes, what would your
Will the dual processors increase speed? Or do they mostly facilitate multitasking? I'm not a huge
multitasker but I will sometimes have IE7 or Firefox running in the background.
Thanks in advance.