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Q: Light notebooks with good graphics cards ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Light notebooks with good graphics cards
Category: Computers
Asked by: citigirldc-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 18 Jan 2004 04:09 PST
Expires: 17 Feb 2004 04:09 PST
Question ID: 297617
What notebooks have a 128 mb graphics card and weigh less than 7 lbs? 
I already know that the Dell Inspiron 8600 has the ATI Mobility Radeon
9600 and weighs 6.9 lbs.  I am searching for other options.  Bonus tip
for answers with more affordable options (around $1500-$1700)
Subject: Re: Light notebooks with good graphics cards
Answered By: techtor-ga on 18 Jan 2004 11:18 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Citigirldc-ga,
I've exhaustively searched the Internet, and I believe these few are
the only lightweight notebooks with 128 MB video memory so far.

Overam Mirage 4100 laptops
- Have 128 MB Video and weigh 6.8 lbs

Custom laptops and custom notebooks built by OVERAM Mirage custom laptops

Fujitsu Lifebook
Products > Notebook Computers > LifeBook S2010 Series - FUJITSU
Specs page:
- It has user-selectable UMA video memory that can go up to 128 RAM,
and I assume it uses the main RAM for this.
- up to 4.3 lbs. according to tech specs.

FUJITSU Lifebook S2000 Notebook (AMD)
- Here the Lifebook's given a starting $1250 price, and might rise
along with customization.

ECS G556 notebook:
- Should weigh 5.5 lbs.

ECS G556 Centrino / ATI 9600 Pro laptop
- I spotted this announcement though saying that it might be priced above $2100.

I've seen the Dell Inspiron annoucement while searching and I gather
it's quite a new product. I've seen some other 128MB video laptops,
but they're on the heavy side, like Sager's (which uses the Radeon
9600 too but weighs more than 7 lbs). Lightweights with 128MB video
seem to be new and very few at the moment.

Google Search strings used:
computer notebook 7 lbs. 128 mb
computer notebook lbs. 128 mb
computer notebook 7 lbs. 128 mb video search words used: 
notebook 7 lbs. 128 mb video
notebook 6 lbs. 128 mb video

Also looked at the company pages directly.

I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you need anything else,
or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request for
Clarification before rating and I shall respond as soon as I can.
Thank you.
citigirldc-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.50
I probably should have specified that I was looking for 128 mb of
their own memory.  About half of the ones you gave me had that, though
the others had shared.  The overam was a good one, though. Its made my
final list.

Subject: Re: Light notebooks with good graphics cards
From: damafrank-ga on 21 Jan 2004 10:54 PST
how about this one
Subject: Re: Light notebooks with good graphics cards
From: citigirldc-ga on 21 Jan 2004 12:07 PST
Ah, yes - I found that one yesterday, actually.  I also found this one:

so now I'm torn between those two and the Inspiron 8600.  Its hard
comparing the Pentium-M/Centrino speeds with the Pentium 4 speeds with
the Athlon speeds.  I have no idea which is better...
Subject: Re: Light notebooks with good graphics cards
From: techtor-ga on 22 Jan 2004 09:56 PST
Thanks for the tip, too. :)

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