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XPS140 versus dell 700m

by pvpvpv / November 10, 2005 3:35 AM PST

I'm looking for a small (not necessarily "ultra lightweight") notebook for under $1400-1500 ... so far Dell XPS M140 and 700m seem best choices.

a. 700m offers a 2GHz Pentium M 755, but XPS offers 2GHz Pentium M 760 - meaningful difference for ?

b. Comparing these two with similar specs 2GHz, 1GB memory, 40GB HD, DVD burner, etc. what would be the differences a user would see between these (except for size difference)

c. i've seen complaints about "no graphics card" for XPS M140 ... an integrated one is listed though. Will anyone but hardcore gamers notice this? (i'm not a gamer)

Appreciate any comments.

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the m140
by hijack masta / November 12, 2005 1:37 AM PST

the 760 is better than 755 because it has a 533 meg front bus and the 755 only has 400 which is faster. The m140 is one of the xps series and has media center built in and you can get a optional tv tuner and has about 2 hours longer battery life. The xps m140's integrated graphics isn't a graphics card because it is built in to the motherboard, for gamers you will notice a big speed difference but for non-gamers you will barely notice anything.

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700m
by 0wnz / November 12, 2005 6:36 AM PST

well, I cant speak for the XPS 140, but I do own a 700m. The laptop works well with everyday uses such as email and internet, but also can handle web design and cad software. However, the battery life is sad with the 4 cell (get the 6 or 8 cell, whichever they offer). Weighwise, the 700m is barely noticeable, and the only real hardware benefits of buying the xps140 over the 700m are the larger screen area and slightly faster cpu (switching to the xps with the same clock speed should boost performance by about 30%) If a small speed gain and larger screen are important to you, get the xps. But otherwise, the 700m is a realy light, well made machine that has worked fine for me so far.

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