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daniel77
Mar 5, 2003, 06:33 PM
http://www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/products/model_inspn_1_inspn_8500.htm

looks nice, included combo drive standard

MacFan25
Mar 5, 2003, 06:50 PM
Here is a thread on that...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=21540

b-smooth
Mar 6, 2003, 02:41 PM
So I was curious. I priced out the Dell compared to the specs of the powerbook I ordered. I had to add quite a bit to the dell to make it equal to the PB (processor speed aside). Ram seemed the most expensive with dell constituting a $600+ upgrade to equal the 1 gig I ordered. So the powerbook is cheaper with a bigger screen and is thinner, lighter, cooler*, and it's not a PC and it runs Jaguar. Why would anyone by the inspiron 8500? Ignorance?

JSRockit
Mar 7, 2003, 07:11 AM
I'm waiting to see the 4150 widescreen update...this could be a decent PC laptop. The TiBook will never be beat by a laptop manufactuer...but this is a step in the right direction.

daniel77
Mar 7, 2003, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by b-smooth
So I was curious. I priced out the Dell compared to the specs of the powerbook I ordered. I had to add quite a bit to the dell to make it equal to the PB (processor speed aside). Ram seemed the most expensive with dell constituting a $600+ upgrade to equal the 1 gig I ordered. So the powerbook is cheaper with a bigger screen and is thinner, lighter, cooler*, and it's not a PC and it runs Jaguar. Why would anyone by the inspiron 8500? Ignorance?

doesnt apple charge like $1k for a gig?

aethier
Mar 7, 2003, 08:48 AM
Also, the Dell uses DDR ram un like the SDRam on the 15 in pb.. will they change that with the next upgradE???



aethier