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High-end laptop comparison - the good, the bad, and the ugly

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Mark Guzowski, Aug 21, 2003.

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    Re : High-end laptop comparison - the good, the bad, and the ugly
    Date: Aug 20 2003 18:12:36

    IBM's falling even further behind tech-wise in the laptop arena. Are
    they bailing out of the high-end arena? Note in particular the HD,
    writer, and processor disparity:


    Largest HD 40gig/80gig/80gig
    Largest display 15" 1600x1200/15.4" 1920x1200/16.1" 1600x1200
    Max warranty 5yr/4yr/3yr
    Best video 64mb ati 7800/64mb gforce (w/32mb ati 9000 as option)/64mb gforce
    Best writer cdrw/dvdrw/dvdrw
    Max processor 2ghz/2.6ghz/2.8ghz

    Here's a price for each with at least 512mb ram, largest HD, largest
    display, max warranty, max wireless capability (bluetooth & 802.11x if
    possible), xp pro, and best writer:

    a31p (768mb, 2ghz) $3300 (5yr mail-in warranty)
    8500 (768mb, 2.4ghz) $3000 (with 2x hd, faster processor, bigger display,
    4x dvd writer, 4yr in-home warranty)
    grt (512mb, 2ghz) $3200 (with 2x hd, 2x dvd writer, no bluetooth,
    768mb wasn't an option..., 3yr mail-in)

    The above is quite a black eye for IBM...

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  2. Re : High-end laptop comparison - the good, the bad, and the ugly
    That's not a high end comparsion.
    Who should buy this outdated hot old CPU?
    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Roland_M=F6sl?=, Aug 21, 2003
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  3. I don't ever recall IBM not being behind regarding specs of their
    laptops. The usual IBM buyers are road warriors to whom the specs you
    listed are not that important. The A series is not even IBM's
    high-end model.
    Marcio Watanabe, Aug 21, 2003
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