I had the money to build myself a PC right now. This notebook (Pentium M 2.1GHz, single core of course, 2GB, Nvidia mobile 5 series) is getting just a little bit long in the tooth and slow for current versions of…everything.
Here’s what I’d build:
A 300W Mini-ITX case w/room for a 9″ Nvidia board
Core 2 Quad processor
Latest 9″ Nvidia-based board, whatever it happens to be
Everything else on USB
Some kinda flatness, with at least 1600×1200
Fedora 11 (already running it on my P-M)
Goddammit that would make research life easier. Clickety-clickety-click, bookmarka-bookmarka-browsa-bomb.