From: Randal Whittle (rwhittle_at_usa.net)
Date: Fri Apr 30 1999 - 13:34:44 EDT
At 10:24 AM 4/30/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm contemplating selling my 560X and moving up to a TP600. I'm just not
>sure what model. Usually I prefer to stay a little on the downside of the
>curve, but the intermediate model is tempting. What do I mean?
>I have found the PII233 w/32Mb,3.2GB HD,13.3" TFT, 24xCD, 56K modem for
>For $3200, I found the PII300, w/ 64MB, 5.1GB HD, 13.3" TFT, 24x CD, 56K
>Are they any differences between the two other than the obvious? They
>appear to be the same notebook but with a faster processor, more memory,
>and a bigger hard drive. Is everything else the same? If so, I think
>I'll consider the PII version and save myself $700. I can always use that
>$700 later to buy some memory and a bigger hard drive. (AFAIK, the 233
>and 300 processor are not that different).
I own the first machine, purchasing it for about the same level of savings
back when it was a brand new model (savings over, at the time, a PII 266
model with a 4 GB HD--all else was identical). About six months later I
upgraded the HD to a 6.4 GB for about $500. I have no regrets--it was a
good move. For less money, delayed purchase, I got a bigger HD and have
the old one as a spare that I can use in the ultraslim bay as a 2nd. Smart
move, IMO, as the difference between 233 and 266 is insignificant.
If you feel the same about your two models, perhaps you should do the
same. However, I *think* the PII 300 machine is a 600E, which has the
ability to put a 2nd battery in the ultraslim bay too. I'm not aware of
any other differences other than the obvious in the specs you list.
- Randy Whittle
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