I have an HP Pavilion zv5000 series laptop with an AMD XP-M 1.6GHz processor,
80Gb hard drive, 512Mb Ram, DVDR+RW/CDR+RW Combo drive, NVIDA G Force graphics, 15.4" Widescreen High definition brightview LCD, internal WI/FI wireless card & Windows XP Home. (I also have a 80Gb ACOM DATA external HD for it)
(I upgraded this machine from a broken HP Pavilion zv5000 series that had a Pentium 4 3.0GHz w/ hyper threading + ATI graphics board & chip set). I swapped the LCD (original was not the brightview version) & swapped the combo DVDR+RW/CDR+RW drive (it only came with a DVD/CDR-RW) & I kept the battery, now I have backup power! (also I am considering upgrading to 1280Mb Ram by adding a 1Gb chip)
The question is how well will a 80Gb HD 1.42GHz Mini Mac upgraded to 512Mb if not 1Gb of Ram perform compared to the HP?? (I already have a 80Gb LaCie external HD & an Apple Pro optical mouse for it)
My uses do not involve gaming at all, mostly online web surfing & placing adds &/or buying on eBAY always thru a Broadband connection. I also like to design GIF's, animations, morphing images, short movies along with messing around with pictures on programs like PhotoShop &/or Jasc's Paintshop Pro 8.1 & Animation shop 3 (of course only on windows right now). I also burn a CD every now and again usually for someone else or making a backup copy of somthing for myself.
What is your opinions on which is better to go with for my needs? I am asking because I can sell the HP for $1100 right now which would give me enough cash to get the Mini I would like to have + a Widescreen LCD Monitor/TV combo......What to do????? Any suggestions????