Dell Latitude D430 vs. E4300 - thoughts on which to go with?
Posted on 2008-11-01
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.