Does anyone know which core (Thoroughbred or Barton) the eMachine M5310 is built on?
http://www.emachines.com/products/produ ... ines_M5310
The laptop does have an attractive price at approximately $1200 USD.
I have been considering a widescreen laptop from Compaq X1000 series with Intel Centrino or Toshiba P25 series with Intel Pentium 4 (Hyper Threading).
The Toshiba P25 has a nice 17" widescreen display and resolution, but at 9.9lbs, this is more of a desktop replacement, comes with Windows XP Professional, lowest end model is $1800 USD before sales tax.
The Compaq X1000 series is my second choice and can be customized when ordering online, comes with Windows XP Home (option for Windows XP Professional), it's under 7lbs like the eMachine M5310. When customized, I'm expected to spend $1800 USD before sales tax.
The eMachine 5310 not flexible in configuration, the only unanswered question is the core, comes with Windows XP Home, the retail price is $1200 USD, if I order from eMachine directly, I only pay $40 in shipping. If odering from Best Buy, I gotta pay NYC sales tax at 8.625% and then wait for $150 MIR. Probably I may order from eMachine directly?
Any comments, feedback or additional information is appreciated. Thank you.