No, it was in a printed catalog. No code; you need to talk to a Dell rep to get the deal. I suppose anybody could get the deal by calling the Small Business order line and saying you got a catalog with the offer.
Anybody else see this? We got a Dell flyer at work offering Buy 2/Get 1 free on Latitudes (and other Dell products -- no Inspirons, though). A D620, with 1.8 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 60 GB 7200 rpm HD, WXGA+, etc. comes out to $977/ea when you buy three through the Premier page. Can you beat that?
The nc8320 looks like a pretty nice machine, especially with the WSXGA+ display, but I noticed the contrast is a relatively low 200:1. Are they just being conservative with their rating, or is the screen not that great?
Originally Posted by oelj
Would the screen size and resolution of the W3V be too small for use as a primary computer while getting a degree in computer science?
Being a CS grad, I'd say yes. 800 lines just aren't enough for looking at large blocks of text information (like source code), unless you go with a tiny, tiny font. I much prefer 1050 lines. 1200 lines makes stuff too small, unless you tweak your fonts.
This all depends on...
Originally Posted by smilepak
Dude, hate to tell you but any screen under 15" with WSXGA+ or SXGA+ is INSANE!!!.
Really? The Dell 700m I'm using now is 1280x800 with a 12.1" diagonal, or 125 lines per inch vertically. A hypothetical 14.1" diagonal WSXGA screen is 140 lines per inch, a roughly 11% difference. Doesn't fit my definition of insane.
Let's not forget the twice-as-large L2 cache on the P-M.
Buying a CPU based solely on clock speed is like buying a car based only on horsepower. There's more to take into consideration when the goal is going fast.
Originally Posted by sfdoddsy
For some crazy reason there are no WSXGA glossy screens available in the US smaller than 17". The only one available anywhere is the Sony WSXGA that is an option in Japan for the FS series.
Well, that's unfortunate. I suspect the market for medium-sized high-res widescreen glossy displays might be small, but still, it's a good idea. Oh well; I'm not buying another laptop until one fits my parameters.
Originally Posted by Labmouse
Asus W3 series, though it's going to be expensive...about $2K. Shop around, you may be able to find one for $1800...
That's close to what I'm looking for, except it's still WXGA. Do 14" WSXGA+ glare screens exist? Anybody know?
I'm currently typing on my Dell 700m and want a larger screen with more pixels. But, I don't want to give up the glossy brightness that I'm used to or go with something too large and heavy (I carry my laptop around the house, and outside by the pool ;-). Does any manufacturer make something with a roughly 14" brite display and WSXGA+ (1680x1050)? I guess I'm just looking for a slightly larger 700m with the ability to put more stuff on the screen.