Well just after about a year with my Acer Extensa Laptop, I went in for a shiny new HP Laptop while I was in Seattle.
Definitely, the AMD Turion 64bit X2 seemed to have more potential and power compared to its competitor the Intel Core2Duo. The price was not bad either being in the same range as the much lower end Intel Dual Core & Core Duo processors.
Anyway my decision to go for a lighter smaller notebook was met by going for this HP Pavilion DV2214US which has a configuration of a 14.1″ wide-screen, 1GB RAM, 120 GB SATA 5400 rpm HDD, Multi DVD, and an in-built 1.3 MP Camera. Its running Windows Vista Home Premium for now. And no wonder I will very soon upgrade to the 64bit Ultimate Edition to harness the maximum capabilities of Vista.