I am thinking about buying a new laptop and I was wondering whether anybody has any suggestions.
Basically I do a bit of programming (learnimg C++ at the moment, so nothing advanced just console programs) and I am now getting into building websites so I always end up having an awful lot of stuff running on my laptop with the result that it is really really slow.
At the moment I have a laptop - dell inspiron 1300 2gb ram (which I use all the time for the above jobs) - and a netbook - samsung n10 which I sometimes use it to do all my work, including programming and web editing.
Now, in view of this I wonder what type of laptop you recommend. Clearly 2GB of mem are not enough because my machines always struggle a bit so I was looking at the dell XPS 17 http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/home/Dell-Laptops/xps-17/pd.aspx?refid=xps-17&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&~ck=mn
the one with i7-2630QM processor. It could be a good investment especially for the future considering that I will hopefully get better at programming and developing. It comes with 4gb ram, but I am not sure if you can go up or not.
I ws also looking at one of these http://www.gd-itronix.com/index.cfm?page=Products:GD6000 but it doesn't seem to be as powerful as the dell.
Is there any other product that you guys suggest?