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Dell Latitude D430 vs. E4300 - thoughts on which to go with?

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Boss is looking for a light laptop to replace his Dell Inspiron 700m.  It seems that Inspiron doesn't include something that small anymore.  But the D430 and E4300 would be similar in size.

The D430 has an intel core2 Duo processor (ULV U7700) at 1.33 GHz , bus of 533 MHz.

The E4300 has an intel core 2 duo (SP9300) at 2.26 GHz.

Seems brain dead obvious which is better based on processor, the E4300 has a 13" screen (vs. the D430's 12" screen and both are almost the same size?!  

The E4300 seems to be about $100 more keeping things, when possible, the same between the 2.  When you are in that price range, the $100 isn't all that much.

Ay thoughts on which to go with?  The D series is a more proven design (read: older).  The E series has been out for months now though.  Both would be running xp pro.
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E series is good, but if your boss is using laptop mostly on the road, then select D series which is known good design and battery saving.
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not much travel.  He just wants something small.  I'd like to get power for him.

looking at the dell site, there's an e4200 and e4300 - the 4200 is a little smaller (because it has a 12" screen) and the e4300 is a bit bigger with the 13" screen - so d430 is smaller than e4300 it seems.

but the e4200 seems much more expensive than the e4300.

argh!

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I see, so your boss wants something small compact size. 13" is not big and not too small, I think that is nicer choice than any smaller or bigger.
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