Aside from the normal complaints from people, I've yet to hear anything bad about IBM. Well, aside from what HitSquad
just said about joining a cult if you get an IBM....LOL
Same would go for Acer. HERE'S
a link for an Acer laptop that seems to be nearly identical to the IBM that you're looking at (as far as the specs that you listed), it's just not an IBM. IMHO, I don't like to pay for a name brand. Usually, it's just more money I spend when I could've got the same performance out of a cheaper *cough* I mean, more cost effective brand name. Like buying a Mercury instead of a Ford. Mercs cost more money, but pop the hood and the engine says ford. Could've saved money buying a cheaper car that did the same thing with the same parts (ok, so laptops use different parts than cars....I'm sure you get the idea).
Just my two cents worth. The acer is $499 after a $50 mail in rebate. That's roughly $475 cheaper than the IBM. You could do a lot with the money that you'd save.
Whatever your choice, I'm sure that you'll be happy!
Edited by stevealmighty, 25 May 2006 - 06:38 AM.
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