My old 233mhz Pentium must be retired finally, so here's what I want to bring in:
-Any P4 processor
-30+ GB hard drive
-256 MB RAM in 1 stick
-32 MB video
Inspiron 600m w/ 14.1" SXGA+
$1582 - $75 (5% off EPP discount) - $100 (coupon code) - $150 MIR = $1257
Inspiron 8500 w/ 15.4" WXGA
$1579 - $75 (5% off EPP discount) - $100 (coupon code) - $250 MIR = $1157
I'm going to be doing a lot of walking/bike riding next semester the way my schedule is, so I didn't want to get the big 17" HP klunker. However, I'll be using this for PSpice circuit diagrams and other tools, as well as the usual AIM, IE, Office, etc.
The 600m's got the weight advantage and 4 hours of battery life, but a weaker processor
The 8500's got the screen and power advantage, but 3 hours of battery life and 2 lbs. heavier.
I really don't know what to get! Anyone have a widescreen that LOVES it? Or maybe you got one and it's not what you thought? Better yet, does anyone have either of these laptops that you'd recommend? Thanks !!!