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Ultimate mobile?

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January 20, 2003 3:25:07 PM

I find that I'm going to be doing a lot more travel to client locations shortly, and so I'm in the market for a mobile computer.

I'm looking for something that has a good display, of course, but my main concern is simply power. What is the most powerful system available now? At least 1G of memory, a fast hard drive, firewire, ethernet (no modem needed, but they all seem to have it anyway), USB 2.0, and, ideally, 802.11b on board. SD media slot would be a bonus, but not necessary. Price isn't an issue.

In other words, which mobile solution is to drool for? :-)

Christopher

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January 20, 2003 5:21:57 PM

I think the 3 most powerful notebooks to date are the following:

Sager 5660 - 2.8GHz Pentium 4 (533MHz FSB), 1024MB DDR, 15" UXGA, ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB, 60GB HDD, (16x CD-R/RW / 8x DVD / 24x CD / Combo)removeable drives, removeable FDD, 1.5hrs Batt, 4xUSB 2.0, 9.6lbs

Sager 8886 - 2.8GHz Pentium 4 (533MHz FSB), 1024MB DDR, 15.7" SXGA+, ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB, 60GB HDD, (16x CD-R/RW / 8x DVD / 24x CD / Combo)removeable drives, integrated FDD, 1hr Batt, 4xUSB 2.0, TV-IN, 4 Modular bays. 12lbs

Toshiba Satellite 5200 - 2.0GHz Pentium 4-m, 1024MB DDR, 15.1" UXGA (Personal Theatre), GeForce 4 Go 440 64MB, 60GB HDD, (1x DVD-R/RW (multifunction)), external FDD, Maximum 4hrs Batt (2 batts), USB 2.0, C-PAD, 10/100 Ethernet, V92 Modem, Speakers with Sub-Woofer, 8lbs

Dell Inspiron 8200 - 2.4GHz Pentium 4-m, 1024MB DDR, 15.1" UXGA (UltraSharp),ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB, 60GB (5400rpm) HDD, (8xDVD / 24x CD-R/RW / 24x CD / combo / Additional HDD / Zip Drive / Modular FDD), Maximum 5.5hrs Batt (2 batts), USB, 10/100 Ethernet, V92 Modem, Harmon Kardon Speakers, 7.9lbs

All have the option of 802.11b wireless cards, only the Toshiba has an SD slot. The Mobility Radeon is by far the better graphics cards, and the Dell and Toshiba have much better displays, and they use the more energy efficient (albeit slower) P4-m processors, and are more designed to be portable.

Go to their individual websites to customize or select your system (www.sagernotebook.com, www.pctorque.com, www.dell.com, www.toshiba.com)

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