wiki:NewLaptop
Last modified 12 years ago Last modified on 07/25/06 11:10:33

None of these are actual quotes, just off the websites in July 2006. All have wireless, USB ports, etc. Office Pro is an extra $130 or so.

The cheapest Dell and Lenovo are ultraportables which would be nice for demos where we don't need a lot of power and don't want to carry a lot of extra weight.

For the Apples, for an extra $140 we can install and run Windows XP. There is also a good chance that new models will be announced at the Apple WWDC conference August 7-11. The rumor is faster chips (also with more cache and faster bus) for MacBook Pros, see http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/07/20060721145043.shtml Full Mac specs at http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/comparison_chart.html

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Total Model Weight Screen Processor Memory HD (rpms) DVDRW Video Warranty Notes
$1800 Latitude D420 3.0 lbs 13.3" 2.0GHz CoreSolo 1GB 60GB (4200) note Intel 64MB shared 3yr external 8x DVD+-RW
$2184 Inspiron E1505 7.9 lbs 15.4" 2.0GHz CoreDuo 1GB 80GB (7200) 8x ATI Radeon X1600 256MB 2yr no 3yr warranty option
$2274 ThinkPad X60s 2.7 lbs 12.1" 1.6GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 4x Intel 64MB shared 3yr lightest
$2596 Precision M65 6.2 lbs 15.4" 2.1GHz CoreDuo 1GB 80GB (7200) 8x Nvidia Quadro 512MB 3yr best graphics
$2677 MacBook Pro 5.6 lbs 15.4" 2.1GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 4x ATI Radeon X1600 256MB 3yr best value?
$2874 Precision M90 8.6 lbs 17.0" 2.0GHz CoreDuo 1GB 80GB (7200) 8x Nvidia Quadro 256MB 3yr very heavy
$2880 ThinkPad T60p 5.4 lbs 15.0" 2.0GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 4x ATI Mobility V5200 256MB 3yr best value?
$2887 MacBook Pro 5.8 lbs 17.0" 2.1GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 8x ATI Radeon X1600 256MB 3yr large screen

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Total Model Weight Screen Processor Memory HD (rpms) DVDRW Video Warranty Notes
$1800 Latitude D420 3.0 lbs 13.3" 2.0GHz CoreSolo 1GB 60GB (4200) note Intel 64MB shared 3yr external 8x DVD+-RW
$2184 Inspiron E1505 7.9 lbs 15.4" 2.0GHz CoreDuo 1GB 80GB (7200) 8x ATI Radeon X1600 256MB 2yr no 3yr warranty option
$2596 Precision M65 6.2 lbs 15.4" 2.1GHz CoreDuo 1GB 80GB (7200) 8x Nvidia Quadro 512MB 3yr best graphics
$2874 Precision M90 8.6 lbs 17.0" 2.0GHz CoreDuo 1GB 80GB (7200) 8x Nvidia Quadro 256MB 3yr very heavy
$2274 ThinkPad X60s 2.7 lbs 12.1" 1.6GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 4x Intel 64MB shared 3yr lightest
$2880 ThinkPad T60p 5.4 lbs 15.0" 2.0GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 4x ATI Mobility V5200 256MB 3yr best value?
$2677 MacBook Pro 5.6 lbs 15.4" 2.1GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 4x ATI Radeon X1600 256MB 3yr best value?
$2887 MacBook Pro 5.8 lbs 17.0" 2.1GHz CoreDuo 1GB 100G (7200) 8x ATI Radeon X1600 256MB 3yr large screen