Originally Posted by JLat
I read your review with some trepidation because I had just ordered the M680 after comparing it with Dell's 17" (xps?). I was worried that you would reveal facts regarding the machine that would make me regret the decision. Boy was I pleased with your enthusiastic endorsement.
I purchased the M680x and upgraded to the 2ghz cpu, 1 gig RAM, 100g 5400 rpm HD, ultribtrite WXGA screen and 4 year service.
The biggest issue I had was whether to get the 60g 7200rpm HD or the one I chose.
I see that most on this board opted for the higher rpm.
If you are going to upgrade from the M680xl you are better off doing so from the M680s or M680x. I don't know why, but I saved $175 by upgrading from the M680x than from doing so from the M680 xl. I did this at the suggestion of the Gateway salesman, Thad, who told me that the end result is exactly the same machine!!!! Go figure.
Again, thank you very much for taking the time and effort to contribute to our knowledge about the M680....
Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the review. Going on 2 weeks and I would still recommend it the same if not more. I'm glad to say the honey moon is not over.
You went about ordering it perfectly. You have to remember, when I ordered mine, there was really no experience in ordering them and certainly no threads indicating peoples experience in the best way to do that. So oh well, live and learn. I have no regrets. I hope you get yours soon. You will love it. It's the best mix of everything. I guess you could say with 256MB Vid Card it would be 5 Stars. But at 4 1/2, I'll take it.