Did you order the ZT3000 custom? If so, you would be better off (no cost change) getting 512mb of RAM in 1 stick instead of 2 as that allows you to add more RAM later. I did not order custom so my setup is like yours (prebuilt).
2nd, are you satisfied with the 4200 rpm hard drive? The 5400 rpm hard drive is the faster one. I also only have the 4200 but I don't do a lot of program work. Surfing the web via wi-fi doesn't use the hard drive much but if you use a lot of programs the 5400 will benefit you. You can always get your own 5400 or 7200 hard drive later though.
Good choice of the Pentium M 1.7 Dothan (between too expensive and not being a Dothan).
Make sure to join X1000forums.com (covers all 3 machine types) as you will be aware of bios updates and other issues.
I dont know if you remember me from a while a previous post, but i was looking for a notebook for college. Thanks to your wonderful advice about the the HP ZT3000/Compac x1000, i have purchased an ZT3000 and could not be happier. The notebook is utterly beautiful and i love the keyboard.
Thanks to your advice about harddrive speed and screen resollution i have saved myself a good amount of money.
Thank you once again Kensamramon =D
1.7 pentium M
64meg 9200 ATI
1280 x 800 resolution.
512 ram (2x256 chips)