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Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2005, 03:27:27 PM »
Get the T42 if you can. It is almost identical to the T43, but costs less and has a longer battery life. The T43 just has a faster cpu which consumes more power. IBMs are definitely much more sturdy than any Dell.

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2005, 05:26:51 PM »
Considering how I bang my other portable elctronics things around (IPod, cell phone, etc.) and the fact that my work keyboard is full of food, I think I need a sturdy laptop! I will look further into the IBMs to see if I can find one that isn't too much more than the Dells.

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2005, 05:30:34 PM »
I've priced out a few different configuraions of IBM's if you have any questions. Base seems to be around $1150, going up to $1400+ with the 3 year "idiotproof" warranty, but you can really get high in price with these things.

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2005, 05:32:44 PM »
That's for the T42 or T43. There is another model that is a little cheaper, but heavier and not quite as good. Better Q than Dell, but the weight saving favors the T series.

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2005, 06:13:01 PM »
I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Dell 600m or the IBM T42. Dell is just so cheap... hard to pass up.

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2005, 07:36:50 PM »
The dell x1 is the smallest of the dell ultra portables.  its has a 12.1" display, but no integrataed optical drive.  the reason that i like it is it is less than one inch thin...and weighs in at 2.5 pounds.  the optical drive (or lack thereof) doesnt bother me because i dont plan on needing one in class.  futhermore, i have a memory key that will work for everything i need.  i bought an x1 with an external cd-rw/dvd-rw, 512mb, 60g hd, 1.1ghz for about 1600.  again, size was the biggest issue for me so it was worth the money.  i'm not lying when i say this thing is about the size of a GQ magazine...i cant imagine how nice it is going to be to carry it back and forth from class.

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2005, 09:11:03 PM »
The one downside to the X1 is that you can't use the big Dell coupons for them, so you have to pay full price.

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2005, 07:13:17 AM »
The one downside to the X1 is that you can't use the big Dell coupons for them, so you have to pay full price.

my school has a deal with dell for that computer...i was able to get almost 800 off...

Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2005, 08:29:22 AM »
Dell is just so cheap... hard to pass up.

That's where I'm at...

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Re: Laptop Comparison (Dell 600m v 700m)
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2005, 08:40:09 AM »
I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Dell 600m or the IBM T42. Dell is just so cheap... hard to pass up.
just keep in mind Dell's awful customer service (including tech support).