From: Steven Augart (swa_at_ISI.EDU)
Date: Fri Apr 30 1999 - 15:02:55 EDT
Your decision (that the 600 PII/233 is a good value at this time) is
the same that my wife, Nancy, and I made recently. I just wanted to
add some data on pricing.
We just got our PII/233, same config. you mentioned (Model 2645-41U)
>from a little-known source, new for $1995:
Ex/Portable, Kirkland, Washington, (425) 889-2100,
I also had good luck searching for a used one at an even better price,
unfortunately that deal didn't come through until Kim had already
shipped her order. (There's actually a longer story here, having to
do with my being outbid on EBAY, then the high bidder retracting the
bid just before the auction closing, and my not realizing that I might
still "win" the auction even after having been outbid!)
The fellow with a used one for sale same configuration) was: Curtis
Cates, ccates_at_lexmark.com. He seems honest and straightforward
Hope I'm not being too blatantly commercial here. I have no financial
or personal interest in either of the sources I mentioned above, other
than that I feel badly about the auction mixup with Curtis and would
like to see him able to sell his computer.
Just wanted to share the results of my search.
Randal Whittle wrote:
> 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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