opinions on these laptops

  SteevScotland 12:18 09 Dec 2004

I need a new laptop. I would like a lightweight portable laptop. And have found the following. what one would you recommend? or could u recommend a better one?

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Cheers S

  TomJerry 13:02 09 Dec 2004

12" model, you can get around 1.3kg, dell, Toshiba, Samsung (great but expensive) with external dvd driver

if you want dvd driver on board, ASUS one is just 1.55kg ASUS M5 (m5601n-bh)£880 (?) click here, newer faster model out, do remember details, you can find from recent issue of Computer Shopper

if you want 10" model, you can get under 900g with Sony

  TomJerry 13:10 09 Dec 2004

SAMSUNG Q25 HXC PM 1.4 512MB 60GB 12.1TFT XPPro £1497 click here, with DVD/VDRW build in, only 1.3kg

TOSHIBA Portege R100 Pentium M 733 1.1GHz 512MB 40GB 12TFT WiFi XPPro - PPR10E-213M5-EN, only 1.09kg!!!!, £1200

Dell Latitude X300, only 1.32kg

  TomJerry 13:45 09 Dec 2004

spec: click here

1.4GHz version: £799.95 click here

1.3GHz version £889 click here

1.6GHz version £1091 click here

  TomJerry 13:53 09 Dec 2004
  SteevScotland 05:49 10 Dec 2004

Thanks TomJerry All look like exelent laptops. Im having a look at them now. The more I think about it the more i think ight like a tablet pc. do asus make tablets?

I would be willing to put up with a bit of extra weight to have an onboard cd rom drive and extra battery life.

I was using a toshiba protoge R100 until a couple of weeks ago and my only complaint was the lack of a built in drive. I had a usb drive but this mide life extremely difficult when i wanted to format my hard drive. aswell as this it was another piece of ket to carry around.

Cheers S

  SteevScotland 05:56 10 Dec 2004

how about?

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Cheers S

  TomJerry 10:51 10 Dec 2004

£999 from Microanvika click here, click here

Tablet is excellent idea, I am also in the same situation as you, cannot decide which to get, ultra portable or tablet. You cannot find tablet with cd/dvd driver, Acer ones are good, but HP Campaq one is good as well.

Check out latest Japaness laptop click here, really wonder why noone import them into uk. The one I would like to get (need to ask Santa) is Panasonic W2 with DVD writer only 1.29kg

Maybe you can check out Sony Vaio U71P and OQO if you like touch screen, both can be bought from shirtpockt, a uk-based supplier click here

  SteevScotland 02:35 11 Dec 2004

does anyone actually own any of these laptops and could you give me your opinion from actual usage?

Cheers S

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