Yeah, right Dell. You think you can keep a secret?
Get real. (Well, maybe it's not a secret if these
scans were grabbed off the November 2004 Holiday Gift Guide.) Anyway, we're not going to mention how disappointed we
are with this one (very) and we're certainly not going to mention whether or not we'd buy one (we won't), but we've got
to hand it to them for at least trying to make their gear a little more palatable. Click on to see more pics
and get the full specs.
This time around their first 17-incher will come standard equipped with 1.6GHz Dothan Pentium-M, XGA+ 1400x900
screen, 256MB RAM, 40GB drive, 128MB Mobility Radeon 9700, four USB 2.0 ports, SD, Ethernet (what, no Gigabit?),
FireWire, and, of course, 802.11b. A little weak if you ask us, but the $1,700 pricetag is right for this little bit ?o
monster (that would be 15.5 x 11.3 x 1.6-inches and 7.7-pounds).
We?ll hope they spur other manufacturers to drop prices on their 17-inch laptops, but for now we?re gonna have to pass. Especially on that ?upgraded? model that for a mere $800 more (which would be $2,500 if you?re a math wizard, like us) they?ll give you 1GB of RAM, 100GB hard drive, 802.11b/g, and another year on that warranty. Which, given their track record of build quality, we?re going to say might be money well spent. Peep it: