Originally Posted by Whitepants
If the HP dosn't suit your taste you can always go for the Lenvo x120e
You get the single core e 240 but for $40 you can get the upgrade like the dm1z.
TBH if i where to choose i'd go with this lenovo over the HP anyday.
But the option for the E-350 is $40 more. That puts you at $440. Buying a quality 2GB Kingston DDR3 DIMM on Newegg will set you back $23. That puts you at $460. With the dm1z, there's really no need to upgrade anything.
Of course, it goes without saying that, if your budget for an ultra-portable is $500, you should definitely get the ThinkPad X120e. For one, the build quality is obviously higher and Lenovo seems to have higher reliability and customer support than HP. Most of HP's problems are with cheap Intel platforms (Celeron mostly), so I think it's not a big issue.Edited by LOL_Wut_Axel - 4/13/11 at 3:27am