« on: March 22, 2005, 12:58:08 PM »
newegg.com link; special ends at 5:30pm today
i know a few of you guys have been promoting this series of sony laptop, and figured maybe a few of you would be interested.
Processor: Intel Pentium M 725 1.60GHz
Hard Drive: 40 GB
Display: 13.3"WXGA TFT Color LCD 1280 x 800
OS: Windows XP Home
RAM: 256MB DDR333 SDRAM (expandable to 1GB max)
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 32MB
Optical Drive: CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
Communication: 56K Modem, 10/100 LAN, Wireless 802.11b/g
Ports: VGA, 2 x USB2.0, 1394, PC Card slot, Memory stick pro support, Audio, port replicator
Average Battery Life: 2~6.5 hours
That is a killer laptop and the brand and style I am going to get when I get one for law school. The deal is pretty good also. Check out the s360 series on amazon.com also. The xbrite screen is amazing. I intend to get the version with 512 megs of RAM, the GeForce 6200 (or ATI 9700 card), and the Sonoma chipset (the model is the s360). Keep in mind however that *this* model notebook only has 256 MB of RAM and a 32 MB video card.
For some that is adequate, but those hardware specifications are becoming more and more distant as notebooks with 512 MB of RAM and 128 MB of video RAM become the norm. If you purchase a notebook with the specifications mentioned above, it might not be able to adequately handle the next edition of Windows when it comes out in 2006.