Hey guys... I was looking at getting the best sub 5lb laptop I could find. Have ~2500 to spend. Looking at a Dell 600 M or an IBM T41, but I'd look at other options too. Here is the Dell I configured:
Inspiron 600m Intel® Pentium®M Processor 745(1.8GHz) 14.1-in SXGA+ w/32MB Video
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional WPXP
Memory 1GB DDR SDRAM 2 Dimms 1024M2D
Hard Drive 60GB Hard Drive 60GB
Optical 24X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
Wireless Networking Cards Dell® Wireless 1450 Internal Wireless (802.11a/b/g, 54Mbps)
Primary Battery 53Whr Primary Battery 53WHR
Bluetooth Internal Card TM300I
Additional Battery 53Whr Additional Primary Battery
Anything I'm missing? Anything not needed?
Here is the IBM:
ThinkPad T41 1.7ghz 1mb cache(IBM Think Express Program) 2378EPU 1
40GB 5400rpm Hard Drive 09N4232 1
ThinkPad CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Ultrabay Slim Drive 22P7012
IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter 31P9705 1
256MB PC2700 CL2.5 DDR SDRAM SODIMM (T Series Bulk)
512MB PC2700 CL2.5 DDR SDRAM SODIMM (T Series Bulk)
ThinkPad T40/R50 Series High Capacity Li-Ion Battery
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Warranty service upgrade; 3 year depot repair
Opinions on these two? Other options??
Thanks so much!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by killjoy00 on 05/11/04 01:20 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Yes the first models are being shipped the 14th of May. That's tomorrow
The advantages of the T42 in general, is that it comes with a Dothan cpu, instead of the Banias one in T41. The Dothan is 5% faster and uses less battery - you can find a review here on toms.
Most new T42s have also been upgraded with a Radeon 9000 instead of a Radeon 7500 - and some with a Radeon 9600 instead of Radeon 9000. Furthermore, some top-end models now come with an ultrabay slim DVD-RW drive.
edit: Try looking at forum.thinkpads.com - a lot of info on the T42s to be found there.