d620 vs. d630

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d620 vs. d630

  • I have to buy a laptop for my daugther a laptop for college.  Her univeristy has two deals I'm considering:
     
    d620:
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.83GHz, 667Mhz,
    14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ LCD
    Memory 1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM
    Video Card 256MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M
    80 GB Hard Drive 9.5MM, 7200RPM
     
    d630:
    Intel Core 2 Duo T73000, 2.0 GHz, 800MHz
    Display: 14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ 
    memory: 1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM
    Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 Latitude D630
    120GB Hard Drive 9.5MM, 7200RPM
     
    The d620 is about $150 less.  It seems like graphics verus faster cpu and more disk storage.
     
    I'm leaning toward the d620 because of the video card
     
    If I want the d620 I have to make a decison by 5/30.  Opinions?
     
    Thanks
     
    hal
  • There's no video card in either system - the video is either chipset-integrated or soldered onto the mainboard.

    There is a version of the 630 to come that will have a separate video chip, so if you want that feature with the newer chipset of the 630 (vs. the 620) wait a bit, assuming it's not going to be needed until August/September.
  • I have the same issue with the 820 & 830.  I am leaning towards the 820 because of the video chip issue.  I am no fan of Intel integrated video chips.  Now if you are not in a hurry, Dell will have some type of optional video chips available for the 630 & 830 Latitudes later with even DX10 compatibiltiy as a rumour ;)   I am looking tonight at a $667 savings on a 820 tonight, and the 830 does not seem to offer me much in improvements that are in important.  Or, I might even jump ship for a discontinued Lenovo T60.  Decisions, decisions.