Originally Posted by laffingbilly
people are over inflating this 7k60 crap....well maybe if your 700m came with a 20GB 4200rpm HD and you got it with 256MB Ram. anyways, i'm not jumpin on the 60GB 7200rpm until they make at least an 80GB HD for me to think it will be worthwhile to buy a new HD over my 40GB 5400. for the time being, depends on your use, buy 1GB ram first, then if you think you need a 60GB HD 7200rpm then get that. your biggest boost is going to be from upping your ram first. it don't do no good to have a 7200rpm if you are still trying to make windows xp work on only 256MB ram. plus if you are gaming, surfing, photoing, you are using ram anyways (yes your graphics card uses 64mb of your ram...so where do you think your biggest boost is coming from? that's right ram).
my whole family is getting 700m. my wife's work is giving 700m's for their salespeople who are travelling. ok, it ain't the best thing since slice bread, but it's better than a three dimensional donut without taste (yeah, that's a bagel). plus, it's a chic magnet...chics come up to me and say....oooooooooh. i presume that is because so many freakin people have an apple that it ain't different anymore.
just can't say enough that you need to get the thing with at least 512MB ram. god it's so darn slow with 256MB running windows xp. also, reconfigure your boot.ini file by putting startup delay to 0 rather than the default 30.
no dedicated hardware volume? just press fn+F5, F6 or F7, dont' know how difficult that is.
speakes rather blow chunks, but if you are planning on using it for HT, then that would be rather silly to use any laptop speakers for HT...get headphones like the rest of the world, and you'll be fine...do people actually use their laptop speakers? i'm mostly using my lappie in coffee shops etc, and it ain't conducive to lappie speaker use anyways.
heat? it's warm but not as warm as my previous lappies. probably b/c i'm using low heat ram (ok, i'm getting a bit ram centric) and speedswitchxp on battery optimize. if you are punching max performance on ac, it gets a little warmer, but nothing that is distracting to keep on your lap for hours on end, which i do. with that said, that stupid fan intake on the bottom is just a stupid ass design..i'm thinking if one of these days, my clothes or blanket is gonna get sucked up into it and fry the fan...on hard surfaces you don't have a problem.
and as everyone will contest, get the 8 cell.
right on.. except the mouse buttons seem flimsy.. thats my only complaint.. theres a fix somewhere on here with some tape or something