Originally Posted by CoasterTroy
Thanks Syn for the detailed reply! It rocked my world haha.
To be fair..about the thickness..after a day or two i dont even notice it anymore. Its small, lightweight, powerful..and it can game..I mean what more could you want :P
I think the AC adapter on my last notebook weighed 2 pounds.. it was a huge brick and heavy like one to.. The M1210 adapter is small compared to that one.. it doesn't feel like it weighs even a pound to me. Its pretty light..
I have the 6 cell..but I bought my set up from a really cool Dell reseller and it was already a packaged in with the unit. Other wise I would have went with the 9 cell for the 4.5 hours of battery life.. 6 cell gets about 2 hours 45 minutes if your just surfing and turn down the screen brightness a couple of clicks.
Funny you mention the Wifi catcher. I absolutely love it! Second day I owned it I drove around looking for hot spots. (Best buy really needs to secure their wifi :P) I went to my mothers and pulled it out and it jumped right onto someones unsecured connection...You can turn it off also so it doesn't search for hot spots but its really great. I changed out my router so that I had wireless access..and for 2 hours 45 minutes I can run all over my house to any room with my notebook and be wireless and power adapter free (this is why i'd rather have the 9 cell)..
By the way, I did install Everquest2 and it ran that game very nice at balanced settings.. I wasn't in a very traffic heavy zone though so i dont think it was pushing my memory and video card. But im once again impressed..
Your old notebook sounds close to the same weight as the one I got rid of. So I dont think your going to have much problems. Im very lazy if I have to make an effort to carry stuff..but this has been really moblem. To give an example..my last laptop i moved it from one room to another 3 times in the 18 months I owned it. This one..i've been to the mall..my mothers..down stairs, up stairs..outside...its really great to be portable! Trust me if it felt heavy to me it would sit like a brick on my desk and I wouldn't move it over much.
You didn't say what you plan to use it for? Are you a gamer or do graphic design or something that uses the card? It sounds like it will be good as your desktop depending on which ATI card you have. But I dont think you'll be disappointed. I actually have a laptop (not a desktop replacement) that can game if I want to and has decent battery life. Its the best of both worlds to me