Hi all ! I'm going to garbage my old my and buy a new one for studying deeply Weblogic server. Can you suggest me an affordable pc configuration (around 1000-1500$) where I can run Weblogic & Workshop without pain ? For example I can see that Workshop uses the Processor in a very intensive way..... what processor is better for my situation: Intel Pentiun IV, or Centrino ? Thanks Francesco
Francesco, I'd not recommend a Centrino for a fixed base system. They're designed for low power consumption rather than high performance.
Go for a PIV and add heaps of RAM (I'd go for more RAM instead of a faster CPU if you have to choose), at least 1GB but 1.5 or even more is preferred.
Videocard is less important but you want a decent one to run your OS in high enough resolution to be able to actually do something on your screen with several windows open.
And of course a large harddisk.
I don't personally think Apples are a good choice is you're on a budget. While they look good and perform well you're paying a lot of money for those good looks and that Apple logo (even more than for say an IBM logo). If you do want something that's not a PC a SPARCstation would be more appropriate.
Thanks for your replies. Actually I have already heard advices to prefer Intel PIV instead of Centrino for performance reason. So this confirms it. Talking about memory, some time ago I read about DDR2 which should have greater clock frequency and available bandwidth. Anybody has experienced them ?