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by munsey / March 17, 2004 5:18 AM PST

i wanted to know what everyone thinks about the dell latitude x300 vs IBM x40 or x31. if anyone can give me some advice as to which ultra portable is better or if there is an even better laptop about the same size available. im up to any suggestions. my range is pretty much up to $2200 -- something with a small foot print, pentium M 1.2+ for email, internet, powerpoints, word, and digital music...maybe DVD (preferably an external op drive).


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2004 5:35 AM PST
In reply to: LAPTOPS!

Just a simple question. With 64-bit laptops now shipping that run today's apps, will you be unhappy if, in a few months the PC world flips to that?

Just asking.

If not, the Dell is fine, the IBM is usually a tank.


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by munsey / March 17, 2004 6:13 AM PST
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ha...yeah i know. with 64-bit comming out, im tempted to wait. If i do wait, what companies should i look out for? processor speed? i just don't want any buyers regret.

*what do you mean by IBM is a "tank" c|net seems to glorify all IBM X editions...


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2004 7:08 AM PST
In reply to: Re:Re:LAPTOPS!

HP/Compaq/Emachines (aka Gateway), Acer and others already ship 64-bit laptops. With HP's entry model at just 1049 bucks for a stripped model and 1,500 nicely equipped, you may not see a premium for 64-bit.

But in one year, my crystal ball says 32-bit buyers that spent a bundle may be unhappy.


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Re:Already out.
by munsey / March 17, 2004 7:30 AM PST
In reply to: Already out.

nice advise. thanks a lot. but do you have any idea if dell or IBM are going to be releasing their new models for the year. im hoping that they will come with 64-bit ... hey, im a big dreamer. *drools while imagining a non-plastic case for dells...

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Re:Re:Already out.
by wjcandee / March 17, 2004 10:56 AM PST
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Hey, I am writing this on an Emachines M6805, which I just bought last week at Best Buy. 64-bit Mobile Athlon 64 3000+. Wow! And all for $1549. Brand and source are two things that I never thought that I would be heard to utter, but I love the machine. I would have liked the M6807 (same as this but with DVD burner) from Circuit City, but they ran out and the manufacturer seems to be all out. I hear that they're coming out with a new model next month. However, this one is JUST FINE. Well-built, solid, great keyboard, great screen, graphics, decent battery life for a desktop replacement, and SCREAMS on my business applications as well as a few videos and games that I have looked at. Check out the spec's -- I think you'll be impressed. Also, disk drive and CPU are upgradeable, and with the ability to add another 1.5 gig of memory down the road if I need it, this baby should keep me happy for a long time.

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by teknogeek / December 17, 2005 11:15 AM PST
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