Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

Christmas computer shopping #2: Notebook system

OK, so Apple was a little bit more expensive when it comes to desktop systems. But surely they're competitive with laptop computers. Right?
  hp dv1000 Apple 14" iBook G4
Processor 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium M 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4
Cache 1 MB level 2 cache 512K SRAM level 2 cache
System bus speed 400 MHz 133 MHz
Memory 256 MB 256 MB
Type of memory PC2100 (266 MHz) SDRAM PC2100 (266 MHz) SDRAM
Video card Intel Extreme Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
Display 14.1" TFT XGA Widescreen 14.1" TFT
Resolution 1280 x 768 1024 x 768
Video memory 32 MB 32 MB
Video bus AGP 4x AGP 4x
Hard drive 60 GB 4200rpm 60 GB 4200rpm
Hard drive bus ATA/100 ATA/100
DVD read 8x 8x
CD read 24x 24x
CD-R 24x 24x
CD-RW 16x 16x
FireWire 1 400 1 400
USB 3 2.0 2 2.0
Modem 56 Kbps 56 Kbps
Bluetooth Add $25 Add $50
Ethernet 100BaseT 100BaseT
Wireless networking 802.11b/g 802.11b/g
Printer hp Deskjet 3847 color printer None
Software Windows XP Home, MS Works Mac OS X 10.3, iLife, AppleWorks, 30 days EarthLink, some other stuff
Size 1.18" x 13.15" x 9.24" 1.35" x 12.7" x 10.2"
Weight 5.3 pounds 5.9 pounds
Warranty 1 year parts and labor, mail-in service; 1 year phone
1 year parts and labor, mail-in service; 90 days phone support
Price (inc. tax and shipping to
King County, Washington)
$957 $1413

Only 1.47 times the price of the faster, lighter, widescreen hp notebook, and of course a printer's $99 extra at the Apple Store - but included with the hp notebook. Hm. Well, that's close... sort of.

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