Please help me decide between these two Dells!

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I am looking at two Dells right now.  One, I've already agreed to purchase
and I'm considering calling him back and telling him that I'm not
interested, but I don't know what to do.

I'm looking at these two:

1)  Latitude C600
PIII 850 Mhz pentium mobile processor
384 MB ram
14.1" XGA screen with 8MB dedicated graphics
2 x 65W-hr almost new Sony LiIon batteries (4+ hours fully charged) (just
the batteries are more than a 100 dollars each on Dell website )
802.11b wireless card
CDROM drive
Win 2K
Comes with all accessories (Battery adapter, External floppy drive and
carrying case )


2) Inspiron B120 or B130

Specs for B120
Celeron 1.4 GHz
512 shared, 2 Dimm  (B130:  256 DDR2 SDRAM 1 Dimm)
40 gig HD
24x CD burner / DVD combo
1370 Internal Wireless
XP Home edition

599- 100 dollar mail in - 1/3 off for president's day sale = approx. 333.00

My questions are:
1) Is it a better idea to go with the Pentium III even though it's slower
than the Celeron?
2)The Inspirons are cheaper, but I'm going to have to mess with removing all
of the extra crap that Dell puts on it.  Is it worth the time??
3)  Which would you buy and why?

I don't know much about computers.  I currently have a desktop that I built
about 5 years ago and I haven't really kept up with things since then.
Any adivce much appreciated.  I have to make my decision by tommorrow!!


Re: Please help me decide between these two Dells!

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Your first choice, the Latitude, is outdated.  Go with the B120 or 130.
Removing the unwanted applications should only take about thirty minutes of
your time.  Get more RAM.

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I Suggest you postpone your purchase plans.

Those units  you described  above are IMO pieces of crap....

I suggest you increase your choices by not only focusing on one
particular brand...Do more research about laptops so that you can make
a good decision.

Fort the time being while you are educating yourself about notebook
computers stick with your trusted desktop... There is no need to hurry
in  going portable if your  only have a choice to choose between two

IMO I find it  not worth to throw money on either of those units you

Re: Please help me decide between these two Dells!

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A PIII-850 for 349 ???

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 PIII-800/15Gb/128Mb/Ethernet/Wifi
11b/2xUSB/14"LCD/Win98SE you can have delivered for 200
David (remove MAPS to reply)

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