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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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I don't know how Dell does it...

I should have posted this earlier, I suppose.. the coupon has since expired.. but you have to admit that the following deal is really, really good.

The screen is WXGA - very nice high res..
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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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I should have posted this earlier, I suppose.. the coupon has since expired.. but you have to admit that the following deal is really, really good.

The screen is WXGA - very nice high res..
Its a good deal until you factor in the Celeron M. That alone makes this machine a giant POS at any price.. WXGA is still only going to get you 1280*720, not that impressive at all. Overall, its still a Dell. You get what you pay for I guess.

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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 09:03 AM   #3
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I've noticed several second tier brand laptops in the sub $900 range lately using Celeron or AMD Sempron chips. Very tempting indeed.
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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #4
 
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if you have relatives or an address in the US, wait for a $750 off 1500 deal on dell.com (US) that typically makes your 700m around $900 with 1 year warranty, extra battery.

specs are around
1.6 Pentium M
512mb ram
40 gig harddrive.

then after u get it, switch ownership/warranty to Dell Canada.

it's an amazing deal. but compared to ibook, it's still medicore cuz ibooks come with free ipod minis! (but gotta mail in rebate and deal ends at sept 26)
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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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why are people bashing 1280x720? That's 720p resolution which is what consumers go for when they want a higher end HD that they can still afford. I know my wallet doesn't run that deep.

iBooks only come with free iPod minis if ur a student.
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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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I do agree with TrevX in that these sub $1000 PC laptops suck. If I were to get a PC again it would have to do some decent gaming which these notebooks can't do unless you get into the $1399+ range. My iBook although it only has a 32MB video card can at least play some games. Gaming aside there's no real advantage to getting one of these machines so why spend $1000 on a machine when your Mac can do everything it can?
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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #7
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I do agree with TrevX in that these sub $1000 PC laptops suck.
The same way a Kia sucks compared to a Mercedes... you get a *LOT* of computing power for the money. So what if it's a Celeron M or a Sempron. If you knew the difference, you buy something else. There are plenty of people out there with these processors who get work done.

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Gaming aside there's no real advantage to getting one of these machines so why spend $1000 on a machine when your Mac can do everything it can?
Except run Windows apps natively... some people still need this capability.
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Except run Windows apps natively... some people still need this capability.
those poor bastards...
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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 02:17 PM   #9
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Meh, its an alright. I personally have a few reasons why its not a good deal.
Celeron processer= brain dead
Dell=Thick and heavy

That said, a 15 inch WXGA screen for 849$ is good. Is that an American or Canadian coupon?
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Old Aug 27th, 2005, 02:27 PM   #10
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It's in Canadian and it's probably in response to Acer and Gateway laptops that you can get for under $800.

iBook just got more expensive again... but at Best Buy you can get the 12"/14" for $1199/$1599 and it comes with a free $50 iTunes card. Yum.

The cheapest Windows PC with a decent video card starts at $1399. Mind you at 32MB there's a lot to be desired for the iBook but I dunno I would never go back to PC as a home computer. If my work requires me to use Windows then they obviously will pay for my Windows PC. I don't have any use for a PC at home.
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