Thanks everyone for the welcome and the advice. I am currently in Sri Lanka and will be coming to Canada in August to begin my medical course. I may use the laptop for gaming occasionally but not intensively. I intend to get 256 MB dedicated graphics for the laptop. More is not necessary due the desktop (
). I have a younger sister and that is what first made me consider getting both a laptop and a desktop. She will have to use a computer as well so a desktop for her seems fine-incidentally if I just get some good RAM and graphics for the desktop then I can depend on that for gaming (assuming I have time at all for that!)
are you bringing the desktop with you? This of course, assumes you live in the dorms, which is where space and theft considerations must be thought of.
No, I'm buying both in Canada. The desktop I have is dual core intel 3.0, Foxconn motherboard, 512MB RAM and 256 graphics. The motherboard supports a max of 2 GB RAM so that is quite pointless now. I intend to sell this off and get all new.
About laptop weight: I'm not too sure about typical weights....somewhere less than 3kg seems okay I guess. My friends showed me a laptop with 4GB ram, 512 MB graphics and all that but that is just unnecessary and bulky. I mean, after all, notebooks were made for mobility, right?
Since I will be migrating with my family, I will be living in a house, not a dorm.
Thanx, 4GB DDR2 seems fine to me right now. I hope SLI graphics prices drop soon.