No matter how latest cpu laptop u buy with non-ssd hard drive u cant beat pentium 4 with ssd in speed booting, increasing battery lasting duration and increasing memory.
For everyone laptop or desktop there is a deal at frys cant be beaten at online 64GB ssd at 99 dollar. Note: it does include kit to work with desktops as well.
For those with mac laptops 198 dollar 8GB memory 1066mhz and you can make your laptop to boot with windows as well. These two upgrades in any unibody macbook will beat i7 2800 dollar macbook pro!