Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This is it. I think.

There is still time for you to advise me.

I have been getting lots of different advice, and I am taking most of it into account. Seems that 2.1 GHz is sufficient, while 3 GB RAM is definitely advisable. I am getting a higher rpm hard drive (160 GB at 7200rpm rather than 5400rpm), and a wireless-N card. That cost a bit more. A 3 year warranty should be sufficient, however. Also, since I'm often stuck at airports and on planes, yeah, an extra 8 cell battery is worth it.

ThinkPad X61

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz, 3MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Display: 12.1" XGA TFT, 2x3 Ultraconnect II antenna
  • Total memory: 3 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
  • Hard Drive: 160GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
  • Mobile media base: ThinkPad X6 UltraBase
  • Media base bay devices: DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer, Ultrabay Slim
  • Wireless card: Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (supporting Centrino Pro)
  • Battery: ThinkPad X61 4 Cell Enhanced Capacity Battery
  • Warranty: 3 year depot 9x5 Next Business Day
  • ThinkPad X60 Series 8 Cell High Capacity Battery

Total cost due to secret sweet deal: $1,464.45 (savings of $768!)