Originally Posted by gibbonsl
the Sony S360 falls under what you are looking for
an ATI 9700 with 64 meg
The S360 will be completely outperformed by the Sentia configured correctly, like this:
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Instant-ON Playback: Instant-ON Media Playback featuring PowerCinema
Case: Alienware® Exclusive Sentia Case
Processor: Intel® Pentium® M 755 2.0GHz 2MB L2 Cache 400MHZ FSB
Motherboard: Intel® 855GME+ICH4M Chipset PC-2700 @ 333MHz
Wireless Network: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915 Network Connection
Memory: 2GB DDR PC-2700 at 333MHz - 2x1024 SO-DIMMs
Hard Drive: Hitachi 60GB 7200 RPM ATA100 with 8MB Cache
Monitors: 12.1" Wide-XGA 1280x800 LCD Display
Video Card: Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Technology
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Pro Compatible 5.1 Digital Audio
Smart Bay One: 6X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/Software
Ethernet NIC: Integrated 10/100Mb Ethernet NIC
Modem: 56K Modem with V.90 Technology
Optional Display: No Monitor
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad
This config runs about $1900.
It has faster processor, faster HDD, more RAM, better wireless card. The only edge the Sony has is the vid card, and it's not enough to overcome the faster CPU and HDD.
To get an equivalent Sony in the same size/power class you need an S380, and to config it comparably is about $2900.