Re: new laptop for under 2grand
pretty general specs... also, the centrino and athlon 64 have very different applications. centrinos are designed with portability in mind, while athlon 64-based notebooks are meant to be desktop replacement systems.
the choice of a laptop depends on what you need from it; on one end of the spectrum you have ultralight, ultraportable but modestly powered "subnotebooks", on the other you have very powerful (but large and heavy) desktop replacements.
what are your other considerations? what do you need the laptop for, and will it remain in one place or be transported? will you be using it plugged in or on batteries?
Dell Inspiron 8600c, WSXGA+
1Gig of RAM
ATI Mobillity Radeon Pro Turbo 128MB
60gig 7200rpm HDD
Sony Clie NX70-V, 128MB MS
Palm Wireless Keyboard
Apple Ipod Photo 60GB