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People often ask me at conferences for PC hardware
recommendations. Specifically - "what type of machine do you
recommend I get for doing development with Visual Studio?" and/or
"your laptop seems really fast, what type is it?"
Some of my recommendations on this topic are fairly
standard and obvious: Ideally you want to get a duel core or better CPU.
I also always recommend getting at least 2GB or more of RAM.
The recommendation I make that often seems to take people a
little by surprise is to make sure you always get the fastest possible
hard-drive when buying a new machine - and where necessary trade off purchasing
additional CPU processor speed in favor of investing in a faster disk instead.