Originally posted by hmurchison
Man I'm tired of waiting for decent Mac hardware.
HP NX6125 $994
Processor: AMD Turion 64 ML28 Processor (1.60GHz)
A mere 35w battery sucker.
Display: 15" TFT XGA with 1024 x 768
Because what I need is a humungous screen to carry around that doesnt actually show me anymore information. I do accept that users with poor eyesight will appreciate a big screen.
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon X300
Video Memory: up to 128MB shared
Shared memory, you know, sucks. Not only does it use up your main memory for video ( 512mb is now 384mb ), it is slow, and it slows down your main memory for your cpu. The x300 is just the PCI-Express version of the 9550 that is in the ibook.
Expansion Card Slots: ExpressCard/54 slot
Well, its nice to have, but since the ibook didnt ever have pcmcia you cant really expect it to have an express card. At any rate, the express card is based on USB ( and PCI express ) so it really is just a convenient way to store your USB device. Considering the monster size of this machine there should be plenty of space for it.
Apple better get it's ass in gear. This last transition is it. If price per performance doesn't improve then that's it. Looking at Apple's specs it's understandable why they have 320 million in profits.
Well, this machine certainly is faster than the ibook, but everything else is pretty much on a par. It is much BIGGER, which isnt a win in my book, and its battery life is going to be pretty attrocious, unless you buy the extra BIG extra HEAVY 9 cell battery. Not to mention, the build quality of HPs, in my experience, is terrible. This machine is a joke, if you are trying to use it as an example of how much cheaper PCs are. Excluding the hardware side of things, you have to use Windows on it. Just not nice. Not nice at all.
Reply typed on a shoddy Acer 1.4ghz. To big to carry, shitty battery life, heavy, crap build quality, stinky windows XP.