ludi wrote:How soon do you need the computer for educational use and how long will your course of study run? If you're starting in the fall, and especially if you're planning to maybe go Master's Degree or higher, I would suggest waiting until the back-to-school specials roll in and then buying the nicest thing that fits your budget, which will probably be Sandy Bridge. Unless you get some really nice grants or happen to be independently wealthy, this computer will need to pull its weight for a while.
potatochobit wrote:you plan to run lots of virtual machines with 2GB of RAM on a laptop, huh?
Flying Fox wrote:Mistake #1: getting an Atom in the first place.potatochobit wrote:you plan to run lots of virtual machines with 2GB of RAM on a laptop, huh?
Getting only 2GiB of RAM to run virtual machines with no pagefile? Are you crazy? Panda's are rare already and you want to kill more of them?