Originally Posted by Niklas
Ok, so what do you guys think about keyboards ? I tried the keyboard on my mom's Dell 700m (came be4 XPS m1210), and it seems really cramped . Does the keyboard size change as the screen size goes up? I'm really feeling tempted toward IBM (Lenovo) because their keyboards are supposed to be legendary... Also, they get great
battery life, and the ones on newegg have a 3-year global warranty (all starting w. 2007xxx).
Windows XP (actually kinda prefer this) tho. Only 64mb x1300 and 512mb ram, but the ram can be fixed. And pricey...
Ok, that laptop you just linked to is a prime example of why NOT to get a Lenovo/IBM laptop. One the plus side, they are very durable and (as you said) have very solid keyboards. That's about the only plus side.
That latop you just linked is a POS for the money. It has a Core Duo proc, not a Core 2 Duo. It has 512MB of ram.
The video card only has 64mb of ram (which precludes many newer games like FEAR that require at least 128MB of Vram).
Basically, it is over your price limit, overpriced anyway, underpowered with oen generation old processor, and rather weak video card.
I'm telling you man. If you are willing to break into that price range, get the M1210. You WILL get used to the keyboard (I have big hands - I use a size "large" in golf and hockey gloves for reference) and I type constantly on my 700m wihtout problem. PLUS, you can buy an external keyboard for $20 to use at your home if you really want.
Additionally, the M1210 has a MUCH better video card than the X1300. IT has a Go 7400 w/256mb Vram.
Anyway, though, we've already discussed all this
Good luck and let us know waht you decide.
As I've said 100 times, and I'm not trying to be obstinate, but in my law class of about 300 students, at least 40 - 50 have Dell 700m/710m/M1210. We all type 10 - 15 pages per day AT LEAST, and no one seems to ahve any complaints. The keyboard is 92% the size of a standard laptop keyboard (ac cording to Dell)- which can be easily adjusted to.