D630 for VMWare

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Casual observer, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. I need a laptop to run VMWare - an associate has a D630 with 4GB RAM - the
    Dell website prices these at about $1,500 - that's going to 4 GB RAM, and
    the 160 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. My associates tell me that VMWare is
    optimized with more RAM and faster, multiple drives, so, I will probably
    need to pick up a second hard drive that'll go into the DVD drive bay.

    Any suggestions for less expensive alternatives to get a similar hardware
    platform? Maybe a more robust Latitude where some of the add-ons are
    standard, or maybe the new E line?
    Casual observer, Aug 13, 2008
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  2. Casual observer

    S.Lewis Guest

    If you don't have to have a Dell, I came across this crazy price on a
    Gateway 14.1" - hardware loaded - with WinVista Home Premium 64-bit:


    - or -


    Obviously not going to be as durable as a Latitude and it has only a 5400rpm
    (250GB) HDD (which you could replace if you wanted), but plenty of CPU and
    S.Lewis, Aug 13, 2008
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