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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2004, 08:52:30 AM »
hey RAINMKR07 (or anyone else who knows what they are talking about),

since you work for dell, what do you know about the Dell Latitude D600? its an older computer isnt it? i thought that dell had stopped making it once the inspirons came out. for some reason, the only computers that my school sells are the latitudes. the specs for the one that im looking at are below.

what do you think?


PRICE INCLUDES 4 YEAR WARRANTY AND FREE SHIPPING!

Processor: Intel® Pentium® M Processor 1.60GHz
Cache: 512 KB
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Software: Office 2003, McAfee Anti Virus and BC Utilities
Storage: 80GB internal hard drive
Optical: 4X DVD+RW Drive
Memory: 1024MB, DIMM, DDR SDRAM memory
VRAM: 64 MB
Sound Card: Integrated 24 bit
PCMCIA: Type III
USB 2.0: 2 ports
NIC: Ethernet 10/100/1000
Modem: Internal 56K modem
Battery: Li-Ion 6 cell
Wireless: Intel Centrino 2200 802.11 b/g
Screen: 14.1" SXGA+ display
Security: Integrated Smart Card Reader
Weight: 4.68 lbs and 1.2" thin
Dimensions: 1.2"(h) x 12.4"(w) x 10.1"(d)

4 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR ON SITE WARRANTY!

FREE UPS REGULAR GROUND SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM!

$1728.00

I think it's pricy for what you are getting.

I have to disagree. For $1728.00 that configuration is a steal.  You really can't beat that price.  Are you getting that deal through your school?  Seriously, that's a deal.

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2004, 09:27:55 AM »
hey RAINMKR07 (or anyone else who knows what they are talking about),

since you work for dell, what do you know about the Dell Latitude D600? its an older computer isnt it? i thought that dell had stopped making it once the inspirons came out. for some reason, the only computers that my school sells are the latitudes. the specs for the one that im looking at are below.

what do you think?


PRICE INCLUDES 4 YEAR WARRANTY AND FREE SHIPPING!

Processor: Intel® Pentium® M Processor 1.60GHz
Cache: 512 KB
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Software: Office 2003, McAfee Anti Virus and BC Utilities
Storage: 80GB internal hard drive
Optical: 4X DVD+RW Drive
Memory: 1024MB, DIMM, DDR SDRAM memory
VRAM: 64 MB
Sound Card: Integrated 24 bit
PCMCIA: Type III
USB 2.0: 2 ports
NIC: Ethernet 10/100/1000
Modem: Internal 56K modem
Battery: Li-Ion 6 cell
Wireless: Intel Centrino 2200 802.11 b/g
Screen: 14.1" SXGA+ display
Security: Integrated Smart Card Reader
Weight: 4.68 lbs and 1.2" thin
Dimensions: 1.2"(h) x 12.4"(w) x 10.1"(d)

4 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR ON SITE WARRANTY!

FREE UPS REGULAR GROUND SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM!

$1728.00


Well, I am in the warranty department.  So I think I would be of more use if I was in tech support or sales.  =)  But personally, I think that it's an excellent deal. It has everything you need, including a DVD Burner, great software, 1GB of RAM, a huge hard drive, a centrino processor (they can run upwards of 6 HOURS on one charge!) (to compare - my brand new compaq can only run 2 hours on a battery!)  So in my situation, I only had $700ish to spend.  If I had an extra $1000 (making my total $1700) then I would have definitely purchased a system like this.  If you have any problems, Dell will send someone to your school to fix it, on-site.  And with the Centrino Processor, when the rest of our batteries will be dying after 2 hours of use, yours will still have 4 more hours to go!

Ryan

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2004, 10:53:18 AM »
Well this seems like a great deal on the IBM T42 Premium for $1899.

I'm thinking about buying one, then selling it through Ebay for 100-200 less than retail (~$2600) and buying a Sony w/ the money. 4.9 lbs still seems too heavy, and that laptop seems too big.



Weight:  4.9 lbs. (2.2kg) with battery and optical drive installed
Processor:  Pentium-M 735 @ 1.7GHz
Display:  14.1-inch flat panel display; SXGA+ resolution (1400x1050 pixels)
Graphics:  ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 graphics with 64MB DDR SDRAM
Sound:  Stereo speakers built-in
RAM (Memory):  512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Hard Disk Drive:  80GB
Optical Drive:  CD-RW/DVD-RW multiburner drive module
Floppy Disk Drive:  Optional (See Accessories)
Additional Storage:  Optional (See Accessories)
Expansion Ports & Slots:  Two USB 2.0 ports, one parallel port, one S-video port, one audio line-in port, one audio line-out port , one VGA port, one IrDA infrared port, one docking port, two PC Card slots
Modem:  56kbps, v.92 modem built-in
Ethernet:  10/100/1000 Ethernet for using high-speed networking services on campus and home broadband services.
Wireless:  Built-in Intel Centrino 802.11b/g wireless
Battery Type & Estimated Life:  Lithium-ion battery -- up to 5 hours of battery life
Operating System:  Windows XP Professional*
Warranty:  3-Year IBM international limited warranty with Next Business Day, On Site Service, plus ThinkPad Protection, IBM's accidental damage protection warranty (1 year warranty on battery)
Other Included Items:  Battery, AC power adapter, Active Disk Protection System, ThinkLight, Rapid Restore Ultra
Comparative Highlights:  The Premium System provides these additional laptop enhancements:

Rapid Restore Ultra lets you recover from virus infections and other mishaps with the touch of a button
Active Hard Disk Protection preserves your files against accidental loss through falls or rough handling
Intel's new Pentium-M 735 processor
A CD-RW/DVD-RW drive that lets your burn both DVDs and CDs for data storage
An additional 40GB of hard drive space for a total of 80GB
* Microsoft Office sold separately.
 

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2004, 11:52:13 AM »
Where did you find this deal?  I want one

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2004, 11:57:23 AM »
Which is the best in the IBM T series???  41, 42 ,43?

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2004, 11:58:40 AM »
It's an IBM T42 "Premium Edition" through Penn.

Where did you find this deal?  I want one


judging purely from logic, I'd have to say the T43?

Which is the best in the IBM T series???  41, 42 ,43?

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2004, 12:00:05 PM »
i was sold on the x40 until i realized that the only drives are on the base and not on the laptop itself... i thought that was odd.... so now i am goin for the T series...  i think IBM is DEF the way to go!

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2004, 12:14:48 PM »
i was sold on the x40 until i realized that the only drives are on the base and not on the laptop itself... i thought that was odd.... so now i am goin for the T series...  i think IBM is DEF the way to go!

You can get a really cool external drive for the x40 that's about the size of a discman, and draws power directly from the laptop.  That eliminates the need for the media slice.
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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2004, 02:31:41 PM »
ginatio, what's the model number for that machine? also, would you be buying directly from ibm, or from penn? i'm trying to see if i can get that same price, but they need a model number...

that's only about $100 more than i can do for a t41 through the employee purchase program (i have a friend who works there) and would love that system instead.

thanks.

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Re: best laptop to buy
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2004, 02:44:55 PM »
hey RAINMKR07 (or anyone else who knows what they are talking about),

since you work for dell, what do you know about the Dell Latitude D600? its an older computer isnt it? i thought that dell had stopped making it once the inspirons came out. for some reason, the only computers that my school sells are the latitudes. the specs for the one that im looking at are below.

what do you think?


PRICE INCLUDES 4 YEAR WARRANTY AND FREE SHIPPING!

Processor: Intel® Pentium® M Processor 1.60GHz
Cache: 512 KB
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Software: Office 2003, McAfee Anti Virus and BC Utilities
Storage: 80GB internal hard drive
Optical: 4X DVD+RW Drive
Memory: 1024MB, DIMM, DDR SDRAM memory
VRAM: 64 MB
Sound Card: Integrated 24 bit
PCMCIA: Type III
USB 2.0: 2 ports
NIC: Ethernet 10/100/1000
Modem: Internal 56K modem
Battery: Li-Ion 6 cell
Wireless: Intel Centrino 2200 802.11 b/g
Screen: 14.1" SXGA+ display
Security: Integrated Smart Card Reader
Weight: 4.68 lbs and 1.2" thin
Dimensions: 1.2"(h) x 12.4"(w) x 10.1"(d)

4 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR ON SITE WARRANTY!

FREE UPS REGULAR GROUND SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM!

$1728.00


Well, I am in the warranty department.  So I think I would be of more use if I was in tech support or sales.  =)  But personally, I think that it's an excellent deal. It has everything you need, including a DVD Burner, great software, 1GB of RAM, a huge hard drive, a centrino processor (they can run upwards of 6 HOURS on one charge!) (to compare - my brand new compaq can only run 2 hours on a battery!)  So in my situation, I only had $700ish to spend.  If I had an extra $1000 (making my total $1700) then I would have definitely purchased a system like this.  If you have any problems, Dell will send someone to your school to fix it, on-site.  And with the Centrino Processor, when the rest of our batteries will be dying after 2 hours of use, yours will still have 4 more hours to go!

Ryan


yeah... this is all through school (boston college). the one other thing is that for an additional $125 i get the complete warranty protection for 4 years (so even if i drop it they fix it). does this change anyone's oppinion?