What is the difference between HDD and SSD? I've heard that SSD helps with boot up time. How and why does it do that? Does having SSD affect the ease of partitioning a new operating system or saving files? I'm looking at getting a new laptop and all the reviews talk about SSD being a necessity, especially for gaming. I won't be doing much gaming, but I want a powerhouse of a computer, for about $1000 or less. Any recommendations on this as well? I want a 1TB HD, at least 12GB of memory, at least 4GB dedicated graphics memory, and an i5 or i7 2.4Ghz or more processor.
I've been looking at this one. Where it says "Choose a model" I like the 5th or 6th one to the right. The only difference between the two is that one has an anti-glare screen and the other doesn't.