I've pretty much given up on the idea of upgrading my current system and started looking for a new one. I've settled on 2 models, but I've yet to decide which one to get...
Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66 GHz Penryn (6MB L2 cache)
500GB S-ATA drive @ 5400rpm
nVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT (512MB)
SONY VAIO VGN-SR46
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz (3MB L2 cache)
320GB S-ATA drive @ 7200rpm
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 (512MB)
Now, as I see it the HP has a slightly faster processor with bigger cache, but less RAM and a slower HDD. About the graphics.. 9600M GT does seem to be better, from what I've read, but I don't know exactly how much of a difference it makes... What I like about the HP is the design /yes, i do want one that's pretty too :p/ and the speakers... but the SONY is lighter /1.9 kg, as opposed to 2.65kg/ and has the great keyboard...
So.. bottom line : I don't really know how the differences between these systems influence performance, nor what is more relevant when choosing a system for editing videos.. therefore your input would be highly appreciated. Thanks ! ^^''