I got an i700m - 1.8Ghz 512RAM DVD-RW 1LitPixel ~ $1150 shipped using a 35% coupon recently. Jumped at the chance because of all the talk going around that there's not going to be anymore $750 off coupons.
It's really fast, the thing boots in what seems like 8 seconds (after reinstalling windows of course). I'm still getting used to the keyboard though.
I guess here's some stuff to consider..remember they're both the same in terms of speed since they're both Dothan..
600m Pros and Cons:
+ Can config with SXGA+ (1400x1200?)
+ Looks pretty sleek when closed
+/- Can get a second modular battery for long battery life, but you lose a cd drive
- Lots of bad reviews (check cnet reviews)
- Heat from hard drive
- A little big bigger than 700m
700m Pros and Cons:
+ Tiny and sleek looks great
+ Extended battery is 5+ hours without undervolting.
- More expensive
- Small keyboard
oh, question, is it safe to buy from the outlet???? This is a dire emergency!!!! I got really nice specs for that bad boy, 2.0 ghz, xp pro, dvd/rw and 512 ram (1dimm) for only 1074. But is it going to come to me in pieces or will it be like new???
Most refurbs are new systems sent back for whatever reason. They all have their hard drives wiped and and all the components are checked over. When Dell replaced my D8300 they sent me a refurb and my hard drive did fail when it was about 4-5 months old but that's the only problem I had with it.
My mom got a 600m at her work with teh XGA display and when she brought it home I compared it to my SXGA+. I must say that I'm glad I got the SXGA+. The screen looks much better and has way more space than the XGA one. The XGA is a bit brighter but IMO the SXGA+ is too bright anyway in most conditions for me. High res. is the way to go IMO.