misteranthro wrote:So, after all this talk about the T400 I flipped today and bought a shiny blue Dell Latitude E6400 for the same price. I am frickin' STOKED! With upper tier but not across the board top upgrades, I couldn't get my dream T400 w/ a decent printer and 3 years Accident Protection for under $2,077 shipped. Even with my company's EPP program my dream Latitude E6400 w/ a decent printer and comparable warranty was coming out at $2,378. As a last ditch effort before pulling the trigger with Lenovo, I figured I would call Dell and plead my case. It turned out to be worth the hour on the phone, because I haggled them down to a final shipped price of $2,062! And I got a 2.63GHz processor and an additional 12 cell Powerslice Battery included. I am pretty happy with that, considering my biggest hang-up with Dell was price. I thought I would share in case anyone else was put off by Dell's pricing, as it appears pretty flexible if you call in!
That sounds like a pretty crazy computer for law school use.
I admit, my specs are pretty rigorous, but I will be using it as a desktop replacement and I hate that frickin' spinning hourglass. Also, mobility-wise it is the ideal solution for me because I don't like being reliant on a wall-outlet. Now I will definitely have 10-12 hours unplugged a day. It may seem excessive, but I plan to do a fair amount of my reading on the lawn of the Getty.
I know quite a few people here are into the T400, but price seems like one of the major draws to it. People could still get Dell to knock several hundred off if they choose the lower-end specs on the same computer or a better deal than that on an XPS or Inspiron. More than anything, I just want people to know the discounted prices are no way near as low as Dell will go.