Originally Posted by DarkLotus
Are these 700m notebooks tough? Im a very mobile person and Im not easy on laptops.
I am a very mobile person as well, i travel a lot, and throw this thing in and out of a backpack at least 4 times a day, it is a very sturdy notebook, but i DO suggest a neoprene case to keep it from getting scratched.
Back to the original question. Do i regret my purchase of my 700m? Not at all considering current laptops. What does that mean? Well for a laptop with a pentium M with a 12.1 inch screen, and a built in optical this is the only laptop for the price that i'd have. However i really miss my 300m at times because it was even smaller. If there was any way anyone could manage to put an optical drive in the 300m, i'd be in heaven and would have that laptop hands down. Perhaps im a nit picker, but i think that even the 700m is a little big. Perhaps down the line Dell will pick up some small slot load designed ultra portable that still has the 12.1 inch screen AND STILL KEEPS SVIDEO OUT! What the heck is with these companies with tiny laptops and no video out apart from vga???? Is the decoder chip all that big????? Come on people, design a 300m with a built in optical and you will capture the entire ultra portable market. </rant>