Originally Posted by epp_b
- How long have you owned your 700m?
- How is it running now?
- Any problems?
- Any noticable wear, design flaws, or physical weaknesses?
I've had my i700m for almost 7 months now. Overall it's been great. The screen is amazingly crystal clear. I carry it to the coffee shop every once in a while, but otherwise it stays at home most of the time. When I received the laptop, it had a bad keyboard and had to go thru some real hoops to get that fixed with Dell Home--but they compensated me nicely for my time (free memory upgrade and TWO extended batteries). End story, my keyboard works fine now and I got a bunch of free stuff out of the ordeal.
Inhierent Design Flaws:
Wish it had integrated bluetooth...but there are other solutions out there.
The smaller keyboard took a little getting use to, but I'm pretty familiar with it now (though if you have relatively large unagile hands I'd recommend against getting the i700m). Some folks don't like the reflectiveness of the screen...It doesn't bother me, but you should check out some of the example photos in this forum to get a better idea of what it looks like.
Sometimes I wish the plastic hinge covers on the screen weren't plastic--they're kind of fragile (you have to take these off if you want to access the second SODIMM slot on the laptop). The caseing is still plastic (isn't everything now), but it feels sturdy enough that it wouldn't crack if the unit was accidentally dropped.
Other than that...no real large complaints.
Hope this helps.