Posted 11/24/2012 08:37 (#2713803 - in reply to #2713058) Subject: RE: Laptop ??'s
I have a Dell Vostro, i5 processor, 6 GB RAM, Win 7 Pro. About $700. Very speedy. I run VMWare on it and put applications like SMS in a VM to keep from loading my real machine down with all the bloated software and services.
I don't know what you mean by durability. The Vostro's fine for toting around between office environments, but I wouldn't take it to the field with me. If you want something more rugged you're going to have to go up to something like a Panasonic Toughbook and then you're talking over $2000 to get the same performance.