Most users perception of machine speed is dependant on video card and RAM combinations, processor speed only becomes a factor for tasks like intensive video processing or batch work, i.e. decompiling a video into it's component fames etc. Don't get to excited about Duo, there are few (if any) applications fully utilising it.
Derelict: yea but the main use for this laptop when im overseas will be storing digital photos (doesnt require naything really), but also storing and editing video from my digital video cam. as well as making dvds from them.
That is probably the main purpose for this machine.
RAM is easily upgradable - i will most likely but a 1GB Chip so I get a nice 1.5GB of RAM, that shouls hold me well for quite some time.
Just wondering if having a gfx card, or not having a gfx card will have any impact on my video editing and creation tasks that I want to be doing.
Plus the A8F weighs only 1.9KG :O
that is also a biggy for me, as i will have to be carrying it around along with my pack and everything g I own on my back. The less weight the better.
So really I can do without the ability to game on this laptop, but will it hinder my video editing.
Derelict: software will be adobe premiere (if i ever get enough time to use it effectively) probably windows movie maker (for small quick edits) winDVD creater for making the dvds, autoGK for the encoding to keep small version on my laptop.
all pretty memory and processor intensive apps I woulda thought. Ive run them on my home PC, and they definately chew up alot of resources.