IBM is too expensive. How is this for 1609 (w/o Tax) from CompaqProcessor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.00 GHz w/HT Technology Operating System Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Memory 1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB) Hard Drive 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive Primary CD/DVD Drive 8X DVD Drive Networking FREEUpgradeto54g(TM) Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN !! Display FREE Upgrade from 15" XGA to 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) Graphics Card 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) 9600 Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money Primary Battery 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery HP extended service plans 3-year HP Express Repair extended service plan I am not sure about the quality of compaq, but they offer almost double the features for the money. Also, are you guys buying any specific cable locks/tracking software or plates for your laptop? What about privacy filter, anyone tried those?
4200rpm HD is slow, new laptop HD run at 7200rpm which translate into a quicker computer.