Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

For Brian, and yeah, I'm cheating here, kinda

  Dell Inspiron B130 Apple MacBook Pro
Processor Intel® Celeron
Single core 1.5 GHz
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400
Dual core 1.83 GHz
Cache 1 MB on-chip L2 cache 2 MB on-chip L2 cache
System bus speed 400 MHz 667 MHz
Memory 1 GB 1 GB
Type of memory 400 MHz DDR SRAM 667 MHz DDR SRAM
Video card Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 ATI Mobility Radeon x1600
Video memory NA 256 MB
Video bus PCI Express PCI Express
Display 15.4" TFT 15.4" TFT
Resolution 1280 x 800 1440 x 900
Video out VGA DVI  [+ VGA via dongle]
Hard drive 80 GB 5400 RPM 80 GB 5400 RPM
Hard drive bus Serial ATA Serial ATA
Optical drive 8X DVD±RW 4X DVD±RW
USB 2.0 3 2
Memory reader 1 SD slot -
Express Card/34 slot - 1
Express Card/54 slot 1 -
Modem 56K -
Ethernet 100BaseT 1000BaseT
Wireless 802.11 b/g 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth - 2.0+EDR
FireWire 400 - 1
Size Height: 1.41 inches (3.59 cm)
Width: 14.0 inches (35.6 cm)
Depth: 10.45 inches (26.5 cm)
Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)
Width: 14.1 inches (35.7 cm)
Depth: 9.6 inches (24.3 cm)
Weight 6.7 lbs 5.6 lbs
Battery 29 WHr [only 2 hours battery life] 60 WHr
Software Windows XP Home Mac OS X, AppleWorks, iLife '05, Quicken
Warranty 1 year parts and labor
1 year support
1 year parts and labor
90 days phone support
Price (inc. tax and shipping to Redmond, WA) $607 $2283

Yeah, I know they're not exactly the same. Still, how about that price difference? The Apple costs 3.76 times more than the Dell. Hell, the Dell laptop costs less than a Mac mini, which doesn't come with a keyboard, monitor, or DVD burner, and which, well, isn't a laptop.

Pricing from Dell and Apple, 1630h, Friday, March 31, 2006.


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