Stayed on Ka'anapali Beach. Absolutely beautiful. We rented an oceanfront condo, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, full kitchen, huge balcony . . . the works. Place was the Ka'anapali Ali'i. Was very impressed. I've been to Oahu 3 times previous and didn't think I could like any other island as much. Man, was I missing out on alot! Maui beats Oahu hands down. It's really a wonderful place to take kids (we have 3), but I wouldn't mind just me and the missus going next time, too. McKnight, have you been? In my mind, it's the closest thing to paradise I've ever experienced.
Okay, back on track. Did a little comparison pricing between Eurocom and PC Torque/Sager. You can do the math yourself, but, PCT's computers, similarly equipped, have traditionally ran about 75% of Eurocom's prices. Sooo, I configured the following on the Eurocom site:
EUROCOM M37EW MILANO $3558.00 USD
System15.4-inch Wide-Screen WUXGA 1920-by-1200 pixels EUROCOM Milano M37EW w/128MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700$1,949.00
Video ConferencingBuilt-in WebCam (CCD) 640x480 pixels$50.00
Bluetooth ModuleNone - Choose from the options below
Wireless WLAN 802.11b/g WLAN - internal miniPCI - Intel® PRO Wireless 2200$79.00
Memory1GB (2x 512MB) DDR400 PC3200 200pin - 2 SODIMM$360.00
ProcessorIntel® Pentium® M at 2.0 GHz; Dothan 90nm; 2MB cache; FSB400$680.00
Hard Drive 40GB (2.5'') 5,400rpm w/ 8MB cache
Internal Card Reader4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MS/MMC/MS-Pro)
Optical Drive4x Multi DVD (DVD-RAM/+-RW/-RW) Burner with Software - slot based $205.00
Operating System Windows XP Professional (OEM Edition) - ENGLISH$165.00
Keyboard (Language)Keyboard - U.S. English
Additional SoftwareNone - Choose from the options below
Standard Battery (internal)12-cell Smart Li-Ion battery - approx 6 hours$70.00
Standard AC Adapter 65W auto-switching AC Adapter
Warranty1 Year Return to Factory Depot
If my conversion factor stays true with this model as well, PCT's offering, with the same specs, should run about $2700. Not too shabby, eh?
I cannot wait for this puppy to get here!
Edit: need to ammend my Eurocom specs to include 60Gb, 7200rpm hard drive. This'll add abit more to their offering . . . . Still a good deal if PCT sticks to their usual range in comparison.