|The travelmate 8103 is a 32 bit 1.8Ghz Pentium M Processor....not a 64 Bit 2.0Ghz AMD processors....not sure how that figures into better specs
Then you mention that the GPU is better, actually the X700 is just a PCI-E version of the 9700 that the Ferrari comes with.
Um, no. The 9700 is equivalent to the Mobility X600. I previously had Dell i9200 with the 9700 and got ~2500 in 3Dmark03. The 8104 that I have now with the X700 gets ~5700 in 3dMark03. Apples to apples I guess
For most of the games out there, performance wise, the 8103 should wipe the floor with the Ferrari simply based on its GPU. Most of the newest games are GPU limited.
CPU choice is user dependent. Battery life goes to the P-M; raw power, probably to the AMD. It all depends on what you'll be doing with the laptop. The P-M is a good all-round choice. Good battery life and good performance.
If you're going to run WinXP 64-bit, which is its ticket to longevity
, then go and get the Ferrari. You'l be able to brag to your friends that you can run Windows XP64 and still get under a 3000 3Dmark03 score DUE TO THE SLOWER GPU.
RAM-wise, 1GB on the Ferrari is obviously better than the 512MB on the 8103. I would definitely figure in the cost of upgrading to 1GB if you purchase the 8103.
If you don't care about gaming, 3Dmark scores, or anything else just ignore what I sad and get whichever one you want.