I was thinking the same thing lol. To the point that I wanted to get one just to try it out. Then I found out about the Sony Vaio VGN-S360, and with its ATI 9700 64mb video card, I felt that it was just the laptop I was looking for (5lbs or less, Centrino, good battery life, nice dedicated video card at least an ATI 9600). Here's a comparison of their sizes:
Sony Vaio VGN-S360
Dimensions: 12.3" x 8.9" x 1.4"
Dell Inspiron 700m
Dimensions: 11.7" x 8.5" x 1.5"
So they're pretty much the same size. I've used DTR laptops (Emachines M68005, ~7.5bs) and "thin-and-light" laptops (Dell 600m, ~5.2lbs), and now I want to try an "ultraportable", so I was either going to get a 700m or S360. A new S360 goes for about $1699.99 at Best Buy, which is way out of my budget. So I was either going to get a new 700m for $750 (with the Dell $750 off $1499+ coupon) or a used Sony S360 for around $1000. I just bought a used S360 with:
- Pentium M 735 1.7GHz Dothan
- 1GB (2x512mb) DDR RAM
- ATI 9700 64mb
- 13.3" WXGA Xbrite LCD
- 80GB HDD (4200RPM
- CDRW/DVD combo drive
- 802.11b/g wireless
for $1000 shipped. I think I got a pretty good deal, since the RAM is already upgraded to 1GB (2x512mb), and I don't forsee myself needing more than 1GB (knock on wood). So the whole microdimm issue doesn't bother me much. Do you guys think I got a good deal?