InfoHQ Tech Watch Newsletter No. 11 - Review of $699 Laptop Deals August 17 , 2003
Welcome to our ninth InfoHQ Tech Watch Newsletter - Review of $699 Laptop Deals. In this newsletter we review the latest $699 laptop deals from Dell and Toshiba.
Just a a short month ago, our InfoHQ Newsletter No. 9 featured $499
desktop deals from Dell and HP. Apparently, discount fever has now percolated
into the laptop market as Dell and Toshiba are both offering a $699
Dell and Toshiba were both offering a 2 GHz Celeron system with a CD-RW
drive for $699, but there were many differences between the two systems.
Dell Inspiron 1100
The Dell Inspiron has two advantages over the Toshiba Satellite, it has a faster 3D graphics chipset (Intel Extreme Graphics) and it comes with 6 months of free AOL.
Toshiba Satellite A15-S127
The Toshiba Satellite A15-S127 has many advantages over Dell's featured system, it has a larger screen, its system RAM can be upgraded to 1 GB, it comes with Microsoft works, it weighs a whole pound less than Dell's inspiron, and it should cost at least $50 less as you don't have to pay shipping charges.
And the winner is...
While both laptops are very good entry level computers, the Toshiba
Satellite has better features combined in a laptop than weighs a whole
pound less than the Dell Inspiron. While Dell's faster 3D chipset is
nice to have, it is not significantly faster than the chipset Toshiba
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