We did a price compression the and came out close.
Dell Recommended the M60 over the Inspiron
Here is a quote for the Dell rep.
Graphics: The M60/Go1000 have OpenGL acceleration via hardware, so the
OPenGl performance w/ the Go1000 is up to 100% faster on key benchmarks (in
some cases, even more so). (We have the benchmark numbers for the Go1000,
and our internal teams are running the numbers on the 9700 as well, so we
should have the official numbers shortly, if the customer is interested in
those). (In the 9700 info on the web, the reference to Opengl is simply in
the context of the shaders that are also on the consumer card - that does
not mean the Open GL performance of the 9700 is equal, or even close).
This is form our CAD Admin.
Knowing that our concerns regarding the M60 were around processor speeds he
pointed out that the combination of the cache and processor on the M60
outperforms the combination on the Inspiron even with CPU clock speeds
almost doubling on the Inspiron. He said that there are a couple things that
would make the Inspiron a better choice but they were criteria at the bottom
of our list so I'd recommend moving forward with the M60.
After seeing your numbers I really wonder what is the better system. Our
total was 3053.
Anyway this is what we got.
Mobile Workstation M60
Intel(r) Pentium(r) M Processor
1.70GHz 15.4 WUXGA Display M6017 [221-2955] 1
Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP
Professional, SP1 with Media
WXP1 [420-3186] 11
Memory 2GB, DDR SDRAM Memory (2DIMMS) 2GB2 [311-2937] 3
Graphics CardNVIDIA(r) Quadro FX Go1000(tm) graphics w/128MB DDR Video
MemFX1000 [320-3354] 6
Boot Hard Drives 60GB ATA-100 IDE (7200 rpm) 60I72 [340-9357] 8
Floppy Drive Floppy Drive, Internal/External FD [340-7307] 10
Mouse Dell USB 2-Button Optical Mouse with Scroll LOD [310-4165] 12
Modem Internal 56K Modem INTM [313-1428] 14
Removable Storage 128MB Dell(tm) USB MemoryKey 128KEY [311-3142] 15
Modular BayDevices 4X DVD+RW/+R DVDRW4 [313-2052] 16
Wireless Local Area
Networking Options Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN (802.11b/g, 54Mbps) miniPCI Card
DW1350 [430-0907] 19
Battery 9-Cell Primary Battery 9CELLP [312-0064] 27
Hardware Support 3Yr Parts + Onsite Labor
(Services Business Day) + CompleteCare [970-2208]
Installation Services No Installation NOINSTL [900-9987] 32
File System NTFS File System Override forW2K (SP3) NTFS [420-0153] 37
Mouse Pad Mouse Pad MPAD [310-0007] 38
Additional Battery 6-Cell Secondary Modular Battery 6CELL [312-0065] 80
Purchase Intent Purchase is not intended for resale. NOT4SEL [462-4506] 138
our lease price was under 4,000