On Thursday, 19 July 2007, I found a buyer for my Dell 17″ XP Pro notebook and immediately purchased its replacement, a 15.4″ 2.16GHz 1GB Core 2 Duo 120GB OS X 10.4.10 Tiger notebook. Overnight shipping so I could start setting it up that following Sunday.
So far, so good. Parallels Desktop 3.0 runs great.
Ordered another 1GB of RAM (Crucial DDR2-5300 (667MHz)) from NewEgg right away. It arrived today and I installed it without a hitch.
The keyboard layout ( keys not next to spacebar, for example) is a hassle. But XP runs fast in Parallels.