1.73Ghz Pentium M (533Mhz FSB)
256MB PC2-4200 RAM (Upgraded to 1GB RAM from Mushkin)
40GB Harddrive (Upgraded to 60GB HD 7200RPM)
14.1" WXGA w/ TrueLife
Windows XP Home (Reinstalled w/ Windows XP Pro)
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (Installed the 2915ABG)
Bluetooth 350 (Installed separately from initial order)
Price before upgrades $739 w/discounts & before handling & tax: Total -- $807.55
It is a snappy and rather light machine, it weighs about 1.2 pounds more than the I-700m, after picking them both up, the difference in weight is not that great.
I have mixed feelings about the build quality. It definately is not the same material used on the bottom of the XPS Gen 2. It is still durable but does not feel like the metal base of the XPS Gen 2. The lid does flex but not enough to cause ripples on the screen, but when you push the lid from the bottom from behind the LCD assembly, the bottom bezel (where Dell logo is) does flex out considerably.
The system runs quiet, but does get really warm on the palm rests, especially the left side, not hot but more noticable than the 700m & XPS Gen 2. Also, if I put my ear close to the system there is a noticable whine, not too bothersome.
System is very fast, loads and installs programs really quick and doesn't freeze or slow down when running multiple applications.
Now the dealbreaker. This screen is IDENTICAL to the Samsung screens from earlier 9300/XPS G2 (mine has Samsung). This means that while bright, it has the same drawbacks as those aformentioned systems: BAD light leakage, grainy looks to light colors (not sparkles but pretty grainy), and washed out colors, especially towards the bottom of the screen.
PowerStrip determined this is a SEC3157 display, so it's definately a Samsung. Now Dell might have another screen it uses for the 630m/M140, but we won't know until someone else runs Powerstrip. Here is a link to another post where I have pictures showing the lackluster colors & viewing angles of the Inspiron 630m as compared to the Inspiron 700m: http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=119788
That is all I have for now, if you have any questions, feel free to hit me up. In the meantime enjoy these pictures comparing the Inspiron 630m (XPS M140) to the XPS Gen 2 and the Inspiron 700m.