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Old 10-06-2004, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is this Laptop a good deal?

Hello, I am thinking about buying a laptop. Please advise if good deal and the price you think it could be worth. Thank you. Here are the specs:

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~ World First 3G Notebook with All-in-One Connection (WiFi/GPRS/Tri-Band Phone/Bluetooth)
~ Touch Screen
~ Low Power Consumption
~ Microsoft Windows XP Operation System
~ Light Weight Ultraportable 1.2Kg (Including Battery)
~ Processor - Transmeta Crusoe TM-5800, clock rate:1GHz
- 64K L1 Instruction Cache; 64K L1 Data Cache
- 512K L2 Write-back Cache
- Built-in NorthBridge to support DDR/SDR/PCI interface
- LongRun Technology to extend Battery usage
- Support full SMM(System Management Mode)
Chipset - ALi 1535+
Graphic Chipset - ATi Radeon Mobolity high performance low power chipset
- Built-in 16MB VRAM
- Support VGA-out and Video-out
- Support DirectXR@9.0
Main Memory - 512MB DDR
BIOS and Flash - Phoenix FB BIOS/512KB
Display - 8.9" wide-view 16:9 display
- LTPS technology
- 1024 x 600 (Wide-XGA) high resolutions
- Highest color to 32-bit
- Touch Panel overlaid for full screen touch control
External Display - XGA (1024 x 768) (highest to 32-bit color)
- SXGA (1280×1024)(highest to 32-bit color)
- Highest resolutions to 1800 x 1440 (highest to 32-bit color)
External Video - NTSC/PAL (Production selection)
PC Card Interface - Support PCMCIA Cardbus Type-I/III
Hard Disk - 2.5" Ultra DMA 66/100; 40 GB
Bluetooth (Option) - Built-in Bluetooth Version 1.1
- Antenna : Built-in
Wireless WAN
(Option) - Built-in GPRS
- Frequency : Tri Band ( 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz )
- Antenna : Built-in
Wireless LAN(WiFi) - Built-in 802.11b Wireless LAN function
- Antenna : Built-in
Wired connection - Built-in Modem (56K) (RJ-11)
- Built-in LAN (10/100Mbps) (RJ-45)
LED Num Lock / Cap Lock / Power / Battery / Hard Disk /
Wireless WAN connection / Bluetooth/ WiFi

I/O - One mini-VGA
- One Video-Out
- Two USB 2.0
- Two 1394 Firewire
- One LAN (RJ-45)
- One PSTN(RJ-11)
- One PCMCIA Type-II Slot
- One pair of earphone/Mic
- Built-in WiFi antenna
- Shared Bluetooth antenna
- Built-in WAN antenna
- One external wireless WAN antenna connection socket
Audio - AC 97; built-in two speakers (stereo)
Keyboard - 80-key standard keyboard
Fast Keys - Two sets of Mouse Emulation buttons
- Direction/Confirm Knob (Trackpoint)
- Hot Keys
Power - Support ACPI for Power On/Off, STR, STD and power management.
Battery - 3-cell Li-Ion rechargeable battery
- Built-in very-low cut-off/Overcharge/Over-Temp/Over-Current protection;
- Fastest charging time : 2 hours;
- User swappable
Operating System - Microsoft® Windows® XP Home or Professional Edition
Security - BIOS/Power On/Hard Disk user name and password
Mechanical and
Dimensions - Clam shell and tablet convertible styles
- Landscape/Portrait display
- Dimensions:235 x 155 x 31 (mm)
- Weight around 1230g
External Power - 100~240V / 50-60 Hz

Optional Accessory

~ Battery
~ AC-DC Adapter
~ 12V Car Charger
~ Bluetooth GPRS Receiver

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Old 10-07-2004, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ummmmm.....How much is it?

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Old 10-07-2004, 07:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am buying from a company called Fentons. The price is $1,949.95. I will see if I can get there website address, I have it saved in the favorites at work. I intend to use this unit on the go for writing papers and updating a website. I also have a home desktop to snyc with.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It looks great for doing that. The graphics card sucks, though, since it's only got 16 mb of RAM I definently wouldn't do any gaming or anything. But for a workhorse it's excellent!
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