I’m typing this on my new HP nx6125 notebook – it’s got an AMD Turion processor, 2.2GHz. Currently got 1Gb RAM but I’ll be updating it to 2Gb shortly. I hear these are great machines for running virtual machines and this also gives me the ability, should I feel like reinstalling everything now that I’m 40% of the way through setting this baby up, to run a 64-bit operating system (be it XP Pro or Vista).
It also features a biometric fingerprint scanner that can be used for logging into the notebook, my office domain and also for numerous web sites (including this one). Whilst I typically remember passwords/passphrases for sites I visit without too much trouble the benefit I see here is my passphrase tends to be rather long for the office network so simply swiping my finger across the scanner makes logging in a whole lot simpler.
I’ll see about using another hard drive to test 64-bit Vista on this baby – will be nice to see it on a real machine at last rather than inside a virtual machine.