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Anonymous
November 18, 2004 1:22:25 AM

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I'm looking for an inexpensive replacement for an older iBook. I can't
believe Dell is offering the Inspiron 1000 and 1150 right around $700.
That's pretty incredible.

Can anyone who owns either model give me some insight? Publishers like to
skip the inexpensive models so there's not much feedback on these.

The following are deal breakers:
1) LCD dimensions (already know it, so CHECK)
2) Screen look okay? Bright enough outdoors?
3) Keyboard - near full size keys?
4) What's the real life battery time?
5) Is it spunky loading apps?
6) Can you play a DVD and surf without sound skipping? (poor man's good
enough test)
7) Sturdy?

Don't really care about:
1) Gaming.
2) CDRW.
3) Any sound fidelity issues.
4) Vision clobbering resolutions.
5) Port replication.
6) Expansion.

I really appreciate it. I'm about five clicks away from buying it anyway.
But if anyone wants to spare me the hassle and return shipping charges, I'm
all ears. Other suggested models warmly welcomed.

Thanks.
Anonymous
November 18, 2004 1:22:26 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

It should be OK for your purposes, but you must realize there are
compromises - the performance will not be high end, nor is the video
upgradeable and it's pretty poor for other than 2D apps.

DO NOT buy with a 1-year warranty - upgrade to at least a 3-year return to
depot service plan.



"Beer" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:BaQmd.51193$jo2.43131@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I'm looking for an inexpensive replacement for an older iBook. I can't
> believe Dell is offering the Inspiron 1000 and 1150 right around $700.
> That's pretty incredible.
>
> Can anyone who owns either model give me some insight? Publishers like to
> skip the inexpensive models so there's not much feedback on these.
>
> The following are deal breakers:
> 1) LCD dimensions (already know it, so CHECK)
> 2) Screen look okay? Bright enough outdoors?
> 3) Keyboard - near full size keys?
> 4) What's the real life battery time?
> 5) Is it spunky loading apps?
> 6) Can you play a DVD and surf without sound skipping? (poor man's good
> enough test)
> 7) Sturdy?
>
> Don't really care about:
> 1) Gaming.
> 2) CDRW.
> 3) Any sound fidelity issues.
> 4) Vision clobbering resolutions.
> 5) Port replication.
> 6) Expansion.
>
> I really appreciate it. I'm about five clicks away from buying it anyway.
> But if anyone wants to spare me the hassle and return shipping charges,
I'm
> all ears. Other suggested models warmly welcomed.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
>
>
>
November 18, 2004 1:22:26 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Beer wrote:

> I'm looking for an inexpensive replacement for an older iBook. I can't
> believe Dell is offering the Inspiron 1000 and 1150 right around $700.
> That's pretty incredible.
>
> Can anyone who owns either model give me some insight? Publishers like to
> skip the inexpensive models so there's not much feedback on these.
>
> The following are deal breakers:
> 1) LCD dimensions (already know it, so CHECK)
> 2) Screen look okay? Bright enough outdoors?
> 3) Keyboard - near full size keys?
> 4) What's the real life battery time?
> 5) Is it spunky loading apps?
> 6) Can you play a DVD and surf without sound skipping? (poor man's good
> enough test)
> 7) Sturdy?
>
> Don't really care about:
> 1) Gaming.
> 2) CDRW.
> 3) Any sound fidelity issues.
> 4) Vision clobbering resolutions.
> 5) Port replication.
> 6) Expansion.
>
> I really appreciate it. I'm about five clicks away from buying it anyway.
> But if anyone wants to spare me the hassle and return shipping charges,
> I'm
> all ears. Other suggested models warmly welcomed.
>
> Thanks.
The 1100 is terrible. Its supposed to be a fast 2.4GHz desktop replacement
and my 1GHz PIII is faster.
Screen is bright but not great outdoors, the hinges get loose in less than 6
months.
Slow loading apps
Flimsy

There is a reason they are sub $1000 laptops they are made cheap. Spend
your money on a latitude and it will be a much better machine.
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Anonymous
November 18, 2004 1:47:45 PM

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Has Dell fixed the overheating problems with the 1150 that you mentioned in
a post a while back?

"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.com> wrote in message
news:3029b6F2qvgtbU1@uni-berlin.de...
> It should be OK for your purposes, but you must realize there are
> compromises - the performance will not be high end, nor is the video
> upgradeable and it's pretty poor for other than 2D apps.
>
> DO NOT buy with a 1-year warranty - upgrade to at least a 3-year return to
> depot service plan.
>
>
>
> "Beer" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:BaQmd.51193$jo2.43131@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > I'm looking for an inexpensive replacement for an older iBook. I can't
> > believe Dell is offering the Inspiron 1000 and 1150 right around $700.
> > That's pretty incredible.
November 19, 2004 10:30:43 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 20:35:38 +0000, Eugene <nospam@columbus.rr.com>
wrote:

>Beer wrote:
>
>> I'm looking for an inexpensive replacement for an older iBook. I can't
>> believe Dell is offering the Inspiron 1000 and 1150 right around $700.
>> That's pretty incredible.
>>
>> Can anyone who owns either model give me some insight? Publishers like to
>> skip the inexpensive models so there's not much feedback on these.
>>
>> The following are deal breakers:
>> 1) LCD dimensions (already know it, so CHECK)
>> 2) Screen look okay? Bright enough outdoors?
>> 3) Keyboard - near full size keys?
>> 4) What's the real life battery time?
>> 5) Is it spunky loading apps?
>> 6) Can you play a DVD and surf without sound skipping? (poor man's good
>> enough test)
>> 7) Sturdy?
>>
>> Don't really care about:
>> 1) Gaming.
>> 2) CDRW.
>> 3) Any sound fidelity issues.
>> 4) Vision clobbering resolutions.
>> 5) Port replication.
>> 6) Expansion.
>>
>> I really appreciate it. I'm about five clicks away from buying it anyway.
>> But if anyone wants to spare me the hassle and return shipping charges,
>> I'm
>> all ears. Other suggested models warmly welcomed.
>>
>> Thanks.
>The 1100 is terrible. Its supposed to be a fast 2.4GHz desktop replacement
>and my 1GHz PIII is faster.
>Screen is bright but not great outdoors, the hinges get loose in less than 6
>months.
>Slow loading apps
>Flimsy
>
>There is a reason they are sub $1000 laptops they are made cheap. Spend
>your money on a latitude and it will be a much better machine.
>

Would you say a bottom end latitude is better than the inspiron in
this thread?
November 19, 2004 10:30:44 PM

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George wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 20:35:38 +0000, Eugene <nospam@columbus.rr.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Beer wrote:
>>
>>> I'm looking for an inexpensive replacement for an older iBook. I can't
>>> believe Dell is offering the Inspiron 1000 and 1150 right around $700.
>>> That's pretty incredible.
>>>
>>> Can anyone who owns either model give me some insight? Publishers like
>>> to skip the inexpensive models so there's not much feedback on these.
>>>
>>> The following are deal breakers:
>>> 1) LCD dimensions (already know it, so CHECK)
>>> 2) Screen look okay? Bright enough outdoors?
>>> 3) Keyboard - near full size keys?
>>> 4) What's the real life battery time?
>>> 5) Is it spunky loading apps?
>>> 6) Can you play a DVD and surf without sound skipping? (poor man's good
>>> enough test)
>>> 7) Sturdy?
>>>
>>> Don't really care about:
>>> 1) Gaming.
>>> 2) CDRW.
>>> 3) Any sound fidelity issues.
>>> 4) Vision clobbering resolutions.
>>> 5) Port replication.
>>> 6) Expansion.
>>>
>>> I really appreciate it. I'm about five clicks away from buying it
>>> anyway. But if anyone wants to spare me the hassle and return shipping
>>> charges, I'm
>>> all ears. Other suggested models warmly welcomed.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>The 1100 is terrible. Its supposed to be a fast 2.4GHz desktop
>>replacement and my 1GHz PIII is faster.
>>Screen is bright but not great outdoors, the hinges get loose in less than
>>6 months.
>>Slow loading apps
>>Flimsy
> >
>>There is a reason they are sub $1000 laptops they are made cheap. Spend
>>your money on a latitude and it will be a much better machine.
>>
>
> Would you say a bottom end latitude is better than the inspiron in
> this thread?
Yes.
First off the latitude line gets a better warranty and support even if the
hardware is the same, but usually the hardware is better also. I love my
Latitude C400, though its not for everyone. I don't care to watch dvd's
for example so having the drives external doesn't bother me at all, they
have been pulled out of the desk drawer only once or twice.
!