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August 20, 2002 5:43:59 PM

The Cicero D620S Notebook features a Pentium 4 1.6Ghz processor, with 512K L2 Cache, 256MB of DDR memory (expandable to 1.0GB), a large 30GB hard drive and a 15.0" TFT display. Enjoy DVD movies, or record your own CD's, with its built in DVD/CD-RW Combination drive. ** Pre-loaded with Windows XP ** More Info

WebID: 10016117
Mfr. Part Number F-620S-E2
Audio Type AC'97 3D Stereo Sound
Average Battery Life 2 Hours Average
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Cache 512K L2 Cache
CPU Speed 1.6A GHz
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 Processor
Disk Drive External USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy
Fax/Modem 56K v.90 Fax/Data Modem
Hard Drive 30.0GB Hard Drive
I/O Ports Parallel, PS/2, 3 USB, IEEE1394
Included In Box Universal AC Adapter, Security Lock
Network Card 10/100 Ethernet
Optical Drives DVD/CD-RW Combination Drive
Other Software Drivers
PC Card Slots 1 Type II Card Slot
Pointing Device Touchpad
Preloaded Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Product Dimensions 33.6 x 28.4 x 4.5 cm
Product Weight 3.19 kg
RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 256MB DDR (exp to 1GB)
Screen Size 15.0" Viewable
Screen Type XGA TFT Display
Speakers 2 Built-In Speakers
System Bus 400MHz Front Side Bus
Video Type Up to 64MB Integrated (SiS650 Chipset)
Warranty 1 Year Warranty


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The D620S features the Sis 650 Chipset, with up to 64MB of integrated video capabilities... and a TV-Out port, to allow the user to run the notebook through the television. Network to other computers, or experience broadband Internet with the included 10/100 Ethernet card, and quickly load digital pictures and files to the notebook with the IEEE 1394 Firewire port. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... VS the Compaq Compaq 900CA Notebook computer features an AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor with a QuantiSpeed Architecture of 1.5GHz, a 15.0" XGA TFT Display, 256MB of DDR RAM, a 30GB Hard Drive and a DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive. ** Pre-loaded with Windows XP ** More Info
Compaq 900ca ATHLON XP 1700+
WebID: 10016397
Mfr. Part Number 470037-117
Audio Type Built-In Sound
Average Battery Life Average 2 Hours
Battery Type 8 Cell 4.0AHr Lithium Ion
Cache 256KB L2 Cache
CPU Speed QuantiSpeed Architecture @ 1.5GHz
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP 1700+ Processor
Disk Drive Integrated 3.5" 1.44MB
Fax/Modem 56K v.92 Modem
Hard Drive 30GB 4200RPM Hard Drive
I/O Ports 2 USB, Parallel, PS/2, TV-Out, IEEE1394
Included In Box Notebook, AC Adapter, Cables, CD's
Network Card 10/100 NIC
Optical Drives DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Other Software Microsoft Works, Money & AntiVirus
PC Card Slots 1 Type II PC Card
Pointing Device Touchpad with 4-Way Internet scroll
Preloaded Operating System Windows XP Home Edition
Product Dimensions 3.8 x 32.8 x 26.7 cm
Product Weight 3.3 kg
RAM (Preloaded / Maximum) 256MB PC266 DDR (exp. to 1.0GB)
Screen Size 15.0"
Screen Type XGA TFT Display
Speakers JBL Pro Speakers with Bass Reflex
System Bus 266MHz
Video Type 32MB Intregrated ATI Radeon Graphics
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labour - Express Exchange


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The Compaq 900CA notebook is ideal for both the home and the home office, as well as for the student. Lightweight and portable, it has all the features you need to run your favorite applications. Enjoy fast processing with the AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor and 256MB of DDR memory installed. The 30GB hard drive allows for lots of storage space, and the DVD/CD-RW Combo drive lets you enjoy DVD movies on the road, or record your own favorite CD's. Experience digital technology with the IEEE 1394 Firewire port... quickly attach a digital camera and download your favorite photos onto your notebook. OK sorry for the paste job but which notebook is a better for general purpose use price is equal?..... Im unsure which chipset is used on the compaq I am also not certain which would have better video performance...help me pick which is best please.

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August 20, 2002 11:22:18 PM

Prices??

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August 21, 2002 2:31:11 AM

Prices are the same....$2499 can......main thing Im unsure of is which has the best chipset and video solution. I think the compaq 900 with athlon1700+ is faster but need more info to make decision ...can anyone help??
August 21, 2002 10:52:27 AM

If you want top notch video go with the Radeon 7500 64 neg or the gforce 4 to go 64 meg.

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