Yes, that is a great setup. You have the 1 stick RAM so you can add another 512RAM for about $100 yourself later for much less.
You have the 5400rpm hard drive (50% faster than 4200rpm)
You have the 64mb dedicated video (maxiumum for this Compaq X1000 series -- good as cannot be upgraded later).
The 1.8 Pentium M is a bit pricey --most people at X100forums.com have been ordering the 1.6 Pentium M Dothan or 1.7 Pentium M Dothan but you will be happy this CPU if you were willing to pay the extra $
The only issue with the DVD burner is that int only burns DVD + so many DVD players will not accept that format (very new quality ones will). But if you wanted one internally then it is good to get that now ($200 more than CD-RW/DVD ROM most people order).
Yes, you will be very happy with this notebook and you should be able to play the new Doom 3 on it with the 64mb video as well....
Get over to X1000forums.com and sign on and you will see a ton on information on this machine (same free setup as when you joined the excellent Cnet notebook forums).
make sure you submit the $100 rebate good from 2/1/04-9/1/04 for any custom Compaq or HP notebook not the $30 one posted for Compaq on the site .. see the forums for how to locate and print this PDF file from the main HPshopping screen (mail in rebates link).
I have an X1360US and I enjoy it but I would have gotten the faster hard drive, 1 stick memory (to add more in 2nd later cheaper), and 64mb dedicated video if I had discovered the forum and ordered custom sooner.
hey, about 2 hours ago i finalized my order for my custom compaq x1000 series notebook... i'm confident i made a good decision, but i'm just looking for opinions on if you think the system will be a good one... specs are:
pentium m 745 (1.8 ghz)
windows xp pro
1x512mb ddr sdram
80 gb hard drive @ 5400 rpm
dvd+rw/r & cd-rw
intel pro wireless 2200 (802.11 b/g) & bluetooth
wsxga+ (1680x1050) res.
64mb ati mobility radeon 9200 graphics card
any opinions appreciated, just wanted a powerful/mobile machine... thanks in advance