For all the geeks out there, I'm looking for a laptop- I will be doing powerpoint presentations, so I'll need something that will wow 'em, plus I have wifi, and since my nephews come to visit, I'd like for them to be able to play their video games on (they are serious gamers). In addition, I'll be downloading pictures from my digital cameras onto the laptop also, and I'll need something where I can burn audio CDs for my aerobics classes, and when I travel, I'd like to be able to watch movies. I would like to have a maximum amount of memory with the ability to expand. I want the laptop to be fast. I would like for it to be light- under 7 pounds. I like a crisp screen too. I would like for it to be ergomatically inclined, and I would like to have a longer battery life- like 8 hours or so. I also want something that's not going to be obsolete in the next year- it sucks when you get something and it upgrades in 2 months. Most definitely, I need an infrared port too, because the stuff I exercise with and train with require that I have the infrared technology to download the information onto the laptop. I definitely want nothing less than a 56k modem, ethernet, and a LAN wireless. I'd like to have Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Norton Antivirus (if possible) as well as the Norton Firewall, and Powerpoint.
What is the difference between a pentium 4 processor and an Intel Pentium M processor? How does that affect the performance of a laptop?
Basically, I see myself on the go and out and about quite a bit, especially internationally, and I'll be married to my laptop. I don't know a lot about computers and that kind of technology. My brother was supposed to help, but every time I call him, he's busy working on his projects, so I was hoping I could get some ideas on what my options are and where I can go to get a good price for a laptop, so if you have an idea of where I can go to buy it, I'd appreciate it too.
Thanks to everyone for any help!