Laptop question

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Aug 20 17:51:29 UTC 2007

Nigel Ridley wrote:

> 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.

The current low end Latitude I can see (D531) is selling for CDN$769 now. 
Add $50 for a 15.4" screen.  Everything about it would seem to be faster &
bigger than the D600 you're looking at.  $769 is only about 3,000 shekels

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