The best of the best
Currently, the best offerings in laptops are
I recommend the Thinkpad T series from IBM. The current
version is the T30 and features the Mobile Intel Pentium
4 processor, 14.1" XGA TFT display, 256MB DDR SDRAM,
20GB hard drive, DVD, etc. for about 2,500. Weighing in
at about five pounds, it is a good combination of
portability and power.
The Dell Latitude series gets a close second place.
They are sweet machines also.
If you don't mind lugging around a 10 pound monster,
the fastest laptops around are from VoodooPC.com.
How would you like a 533MHz front-side bus, 15"
1600x1200 display with ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility Chipset
with 64MB of video RAM, and a 3.06GHz Pentium 4. YIKES!!!!
These puppies cost between $3,000 and $6,000 depending
If you want a killer PC and money is
no object, then visit Falcon
Northwest and Voodoo.
Both offer an Asus motherboard, Rambus memory, 533MHz
front-side bus, RAID hard drive configurations, DVD
and CD recording, ATI 128MB All in Wonder Radeon 9700
video card, and the Klipsch THX 5.1 surround sound 500
watt speaker system. A fully loaded machine will set
you back $6,000-7,000.
Both companies offer less expensive
configurations. If you choose this route, also check
out the Dell
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
Toshiba just introduced a Pocket PC
named the e740. This little gem packs a 400MHz
Intel PXA250 processor with XScale technology, built-in
802.1b WiFi capability, integrated CF and SD card slots,
and a user-replaceable battery. It has a 3.5" reflective
TFT (240x320) 64K color screen that is very bright.