From: Ron Heiby (heiby_at_falkor.chi.il.us)
Date: Sun Apr 25 1999 - 14:03:19 EDT
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Hi, Randy. I didn't start this discussion. Just chimed in.
At 09:56 PM 4/23/99 -0700, Randy wrote:
>At 10:26 PM 4/23/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>1) Max HD Capacity
> OK, fair counter. But with 10+ GB being offered
I don't own a 600, so do not know anything about them beyond what I've read on
the mailing list or can see on the IBM web site. For my message, I was going
by what IBM's web site claimed to be available. I saw no drive larger than a
6.4, which is smaller than the 8.1 I have in my 770 and is certainly smaller
than the 14.something currently offered for the 770. When you consider the
fact that the 770 allows two such drives to be mounted, the difference is even
>>2) Screen Size
> I have news for you: 13.3" vs. 14.1" isn't noticable.
Our opinions seem to differ on this point.
> Higher resolution is nice, but again...I have a hard time
>getting overly excited about the difference between XGA and SXGA.
Another difference of opinion. I opted for the 1024x768 based on the fact that
I could get what amounted to a "close out" price on the 770ED. If the price of
the higher resolution screen version had been within a couple hundred dollars
(rather than a couple thousand), I would probably have bought the higher
resolution. Now, having actually *seen* the higher resolution screen, I
certainly would pay a few hundred more for it.
>>3) 2nd Battery Capability
> The newer 600's have this too.
I couldn't find any mention of that on their web site.
>It just takes me about 20 seconds to suspend and hotswap it.
Well, if I could get suspend to work properly (allowing my PCMCIA Ethernet /
Modem card to be recognized after a resume) and if the suspend / resume cycle
were as short as you imply, then I would agree. However, on my 770ED, a
Suspend takes (at best) 10 seconds and a Resume takes (at best) 25-30 seconds.
After the Resume, I have to either re-boot or remove and re-insert my MHz
Ethernet / Modem card, before it is recognized and I get to make another
>Do note that on all three of these items, the 570 has the same
I thought we were talking about why someone might buy a 770 vs. a 600.
>you should give some serious consideration to the 600 series.
I did. Based upon the published specifications of the systems at the point I
made my decision, the 770 had the 600 beat on everything *except* size and
weight. Today, my cursory investigation at the IBM web site seems to indicate
that their relative merits have remained about the same as they were four
>At any rate, I still fail to see how the 570 would better meet
I don't, either. I have a 770 and like it. I don't think that *either* the 570
or 600 would better meet my needs. So, we are in agreement on this point!
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