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dell inspiron 700m or fujitsu lifebook s6231???

May I please have your opinion on my upcoming purchase of a Notebook? I am stuck deciding between the Dell Inspiron 700m and the Fujitsu Lifebook S6231. Both seem to fit my needs on paper, but since it is a big purchase for me, I'd like your opinions on the overall performance of each. I have seen the Lifebook at the store and like most of it, including the ports in the back of the notebook. The problem with Dell is that I cannot see the 700m anywhere before I purchase.

I like the size and weight of both. I will most likely want to equip with the same, 1.8 mhz processor, 1GB ram, and 80GB HD. I need wireless for here and use in South America also. I have always bought Dell machines and never purchased a Fujitsu, but the Fujitsu seems to fit my needs exactly at my price range of $1600 or so. I don't want to buy the Fujitsu if the Dell is just as good. I have owned 4 dell desktops with good track record.

Also, anything new coming out in this class of notebook in the next few months?

Thanks for any feedback. It is much appreciated!

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Waiting for Liquid LCD

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One of my friends has Fujitsu s6231 and is very happy with that machine, the screen size 13.1inch and no dead pixels, very portable as well.The battery life is good if you are reading , editing etc.

This model is now not available in Australia so I did not go for it. I have opted for Dell Inspiron 700m and going by the posts here I should have ordered a Dell branded Mug as well to collect the liquified LCD Grin

It should arrive within a day or two and I will post about the clicks and ticks of hard drive, and, whether I can use it as a Lap heater Happy


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That REALLY is a rare occurance

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Not to defend Dell needlessly, but that is a REALLY rare defect that Dell has little control over. They get their LCDs from another manufacturer (eg Samsung) and they QC them but they can only do so much.

Now the way they handled that poor fellow's problem was bad and I hope he gets what he needs. But I wouldn't be afraid of buying a Dell over any other brand because of a rare LCD manufacturing defect.

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Thanks to you guys who gave me the feedback. It is much appreciated. I spent a lot of time researching opinions and have found the Fujitsu to best suit my current needs so it's on it's way to me from the manufacturer. It was hard to not buy the Dell since I have owned 4 Dell's with zero problems in the past and I'm typing on one right now. We'll see in a year or two if I made the right decision. Fingers crossed on the unknown reliability of Fujitsu at this time and it's higher price point.

Thanks again!

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Was it Fujitsu or Fujitsu/Siemens?

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Just curious.

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Ryan T. Even though I know it's Fujitsu-Siemens, Siemens was not mentioned in the marketing or sale of product anywhere. Thx.

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Everyone I know...

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who has a Fujitsu is very happy with it, so I'm sure yours will be fine.

Wink JDM

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