I bought the F700 used less than a month ago. Today the Inspiron lands in my lap. So now I have both and need to figure out which one is better to keep, including things like longevity, average failure rates and whatnot (those things I don't know.)
I'll be installing XP on whichever one I keep, because besides general use I'll be using it for old games, like 2004 and older. I'll then either restore vista or put 7 on the other one and sell it on ebay. I'll be watching auctions for both to decide on that part.
F700/F759WM - 2ish years old Dell Inspiron 1501 - more than 2 years old at least
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 TK-57 CPU: AMD Turion x2
CPU speed: 1.9 gigahertz CPU speed: 1.8 gigahertz