April 13th, 2005

Atacama

PC vs. Mac: ultraportable laptops, March 2005 [for Brian Smith]

Brian, this one's for you. Important note: this pricing was temporary [10,000 uses only; see http://www.dealnews.com for info] and is no longer valid.
 
  Dell Inspiron 700m Apple 12" PowerBook G4
Processor 1.6 GHz Pentium M 1.5 GHz PowerPC G4
Cache 2 MB level 2 cache 512K SRAM level 2 cache
System bus speed 400 MHz 167 MHz
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Type of memory PC2700 (333 MHz) SDRAM PC2700 (333 MHz) SDRAM
Video card Intel integrated video nVidia GeForce FX Go5200
Display 12.1" TFT widescreen 12.1" TFT
Resolution 1280-by-800 1024-by-768
Video memory 64MB [shared] 64MB DDR SDRAM
Video bus AGP 4x AGP 4x
Hard drive 60 GB 5400rpm 60 GB 5400rpm
Hard drive bus ATA/100 ATA/100
Optical drive 24x DVD/CD-RW combo drive 24x DVD/CD-RW combo drive
FireWire 1 400 1 400
USB 2 2.0 2 2.0
Modem 56 Kbps 56 Kbps
Bluetooth - 2.0+EDR
Ethernet 10/100 10/100
Wireless networking 802.11b/g 802.11b/g
Software Windows XP Home, WordPerfect Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger", iLife
Size 1.5" x 11.7" x 8.5" 1.18" x 10.9" x 8.6"
Weight 4.4 pounds 4.6 pounds
Battery life up to 5.5 hours up to 5 hours
Warranty 1 year parts and labor, mail-in service; 1 year phone support 1 year parts and labor, mail-in service; 90 days phone support
Price (inc. tax and shipping to King County, Washington) $817 $1629