Essentially, I need a multi-purpose powerful station, for software development and writing. I don't need the latest graphics/multimedia gadgets, and I don't intend to do photo-editing on it.
I would love to hear concise recommendations, both for and against, vendors, manufacturers, and models, as well as specific dos and don'ts you consider relevant.
What I know so far:
- I need at least 1GB RAM. I probably want 2GB. (Is "DDR" what I want?)
- I don't need a fast CPU. (I tend to trust Intel, but should I go for AMD?)
- I want a 19" thin LCD display.