As I am looking for a laptop for purchase at the end of the year, I find that I am more concern on the amount of memory rather than the processor speed, hard drive space or even the type of optical disk reader. To me, the amount of memory is quite important for the laptop to be multi-tasking. Processors play an important part too but most of the laptops nowadays are equipped with Intel Core 2 duo processors which are able to multi-task efficiently.
If I were to buy Macbook, the 1GB memory worries me a little bit but adding memory are quite easy now because memorysuppliers.com sells all types of memory including Mac memory and also EDO memory. With the right amount of memory, processor speed and hard disk space to handle, even an Asus EEE laptop can perform outstandingly.