That's much better... guy contacted me today, took the quote and will get back to me soon.. much friendlier. More like it.
post #21 of 35
5/18/05 at 11:36am
Originally Posted by JujitsuFreak
Here's the quote from today:
IBM ThinkPad T43 2668 - Pentium M 760 2 GHz - 14.1" TFT (1400 x 1050)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13 in x 10.6 in x 1.4 in
System Type Notebook
Stereo speakers, wireless LAN antenna, fingerprint reader, ThinkLight, Bluetooth antenna
RAM 512 MB (installed) / 2 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM - PC2-4200 - 533 MHz Hard Drive 80 GB - 5400 rpm
DVD-Writer - plug-in module
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 - 64 MB
802.11g (asked for 2915, but this quote doesnt state that)
Keyboard, TrackPoint, UltraNav
Power AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Battery Lithium ion
Run Time (Up To) 3.9 hour(s)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
Overall, I am very impressed with this price for a brand new thinkpad. It's approximately what I paid for my CL56 with a four year warranty in January.
Im a little concerned about the dimensions.. I thought it was only 12.2" in x 10" x 1.1-1.3" - Might be that they got it wrong? I will check back with them tomorrow.
Is it possible to make up for the 64mb graphics chip with an overload of RAM? say to 1.5 gig? Im not big on the top games... big 2d player and after owning this CL56 which never played FarCry appropriately I firmly believe laptops are limited in their desktop counterparts when it comes to high performance games, especially on pentium-m's.
I plan on purchasing a 7200 RPM 60 gig from someplace cheap like newegg and using the 80 as a backup in an enclosure... I need faster startup times.
Battery is a little low, so maybe go for the high performance T40 battery? Do I have this correct?
To compensate for my uprgrading, Ill have to wait a few months to see what happens with the prices, like most of you have already stated... I plan to purchase definately by the mid to end July.
Now I gotta see what my current setup will go for and do some math.
Eastie, you rock! and a thank you to everyone. Please inform of the new offers...