Laptop question

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Mon Aug 20 05:20:38 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> A local shop is offering older model Dell laptops for half the price of
>> the newer models. Amongst the ones on offer is a Dell D600 with an ATI
>> Mobility Radeon 32MB and a 30GB hard drive. Intel Pentium M - CPU Core:
>> Banias 130nm @ 1.4GHz
>> Questions:
>> 1. Would any of you folks buy a brand new 3 year old laptop with a one
>> year warranty (for half the price of one of the latest models)?
> Half the price?  I'd be really surprised if they could manage that.  I'm
> using a 3 year old Dell laptop and a comparable new one is close to a
> quarter of what I paid for mine (ie, I paid almost CDN$2000  - with taxes -
> for an Inspiron 6000, and I can get a 15xx with almost exactly the same
> configuration, but larger disk & RAM, for ~$550)
>> 2. Any foreseeable problems running the latest and greatest Kubuntu on it?
> Given that I've been running the latest & greatest Ubuntus on a lesser
> machine for 3 years, I guess not :-)

I don't know what the original price was but they are offering the D600 (Latitude) 
for 2,290 Shekels; a new Dell Latitude D520 is about 5,800 Shekels.



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