|Originally posted by infiltrateib
Hrm, this machine looks pretty hot.
Couple of issues:
1. Low battery life
2. Only 64mb Video RAM
3. 5,400 RPM drive, not upgradeable?
4. Small caveat: DVDR is DVD-RW, not DVD+RW (there is a difference)
5. 2" thick
6. Comes with 512 RAM, but they do it 256x2, which means you would have to waste RAM to upgrade.
7. P4M, I prefer P-M
Now, the stuff that beats the m60
2. TV capability (i kinda like the TiVo thing)
Well, when it comes down to these two machines, I guess it's preference. The CASV is really nice, and the price is lower, but it's not customizable (unless I'm missing something). Both are roughly the same speed, but the m60 has 64MB more VRAM and the HDD has a higher rotational speed (not sure about seek?).
Still a hot machine though, very nice.
1. yes, battery life is low
2. video ram is adequate if you don't need the massive texture memory... its more bragging rights anyway
3. I think the drive is user changable.
4. DVD+RW will probably die but with Dell pushing it (and Microsoft) it'll probably win because of market penetration.
5. yes its, thick
6. only 1 slot is user accessable. I have not been able to determine where the 2nd slot is. Rumor has it that this is a compal built machine (they also make Dell's) so it could be under the keyboard.
7. yup, power sucking p4 desktop processor but its 800Mhz FSB!
8. no CASV (normal powerbook 17 screen)
9. TV tuner can be had for an extra $100 on any laptop with USB2.0
10. Price? Equip them similarly with similar warrenties and you end up with the M60 being about the same (depending on options).
11. no integrated bluetooth
12. no serial port.
Other than that, its a good laptop. Its just for a different market.