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Originally Posted by waynet
Kali...for those of us waiting on M70 delivery, pls post your impressions when you can. tia
ok, I am sitting at work as I speak, I have a M60 and my own M70 next to each other. The M70 is just as wide, not as deep (maybe 1/2" or so), and just a bit taller. As others have said, the keyboard on the M60 is springy, but not so much on the M70 which feels more solid all around. If I push down just ot the right or left of the touch pad, I get alot of travel on the M60. If I do the same on the M70, there is less travel/flex. There is two speakers (grills) on the M70, but I only see one on the M60. The sound is Tinny on both, but is surprising how much these things can put out. When the screen is at 90' open, the M60 sits about 1/2" taller. Looking at the right side of both (if they are facing you) the M70 has 2 USB and a mic and headphone jack within close proximity. The M60 has just the oversized port for the external optical/HDD/whatever. Alot of peeps crack on Dell for not adding that as an option on the M70. Who cares, The M70 has enough power/speed/HDD room for an extended length of time away from my desk. I just got back from a Catia convention and my lower back was screamin for me to get a 600m (I ignored my backs enthusiasm for a smaller size). So IMHO, there is no need for anymore peripherals. Both the M70 and M60 have the optical drives on the right hand side. Looking at the back, the M70 has 2 more USB ports. M60 has just the 2 on the side. Both have a RJ11, RJ45, S-Video out, 9 pin and 15 pin connectors. The M70 does lack a parallel port, which, if your doing camera stuff, it might slow you down a bit, but no one should be using the parallel port for a printer hook up (don't be that guy). Most camera's have USB connections so you dont need to waste your time with those bulky things. On the left hand side, the M70 has just the smartcard slot and a grill for the fan. the M60 has the same smartcard slot and it also has a 1394 port which could be used for some camera connections I seem to remember now. The M70 has no 1394 port. The M60 has the mic and headphone jacks on this side as well. Back to the front, both seem to have the same exact keyboard(M70 is better supported interenally, hence, not as flimsy feeling) and volume on/off buttons. There asre some noticable differences regarding the dashboard lights. They both share the same backlit icons like "number lock" "cap lock" "etc" The WIFI icon moved form the power icon moved form the hinge to the keyboard. There is now a WIFI indicator icon which is next to the mute button. The screen seems to be thicker on the M70 than the M60 and again does not feel as flimsy. I can actually bend the M60's screen , but not on the M70. I got my M70 at 25% off and paid $4770.00 USD with the specs below. Yeah I could've paid $1000.00 USD less and bought my own RAM, but I was about to go on a BIZ Trip and had no time or patience for it. I am very happy to have gotten this laptop and as a matter of fact. I just bought my wife an M20 (base RAM, I'm going thru aftermarket for 1/4 Dell's "Cost") and this was 35%off So I spent $1612.00 USD on hers and I am sure we will be happy with them both. Based on what I ordered and received, I will buy another Dell when it is time. I have had no problems and I did have some questions for the reps and they were answered in under 3 min each time. THANKS DELL!!!