[tc4400] model selection

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  1. gwen61

    gwen61 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi,

    does anyone have experience with the following two models? I am choosing between the two and need some suggestions.

    Model1: RA302AT
    Processor Type: Intel Core Duo
    Included Drives: Hard Drive
    Included Network Card: Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps),
    Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b,
    Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11a,
    Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Display Size: 12.1
    Hard Drive Size: 60000
    Installed Memory: 1024
    Processor
    Processor Class: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Memory
    Installed Memory: 1024 MB
    Memory Technology: DDR2
    System
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Cache Size: 2 MB
    Interface Type: Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini),
    Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini),
    Docking Station (Proprietary),
    Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT),
    Infrared - IrDA Wireless Fast Infrared (IrDA-FIR),
    Serial - RJ11 Modular (Phone/Telco),
    USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0,
    Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA),
    Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video)
    Slots: Type I PC Card,
    Type II PC Card
    Display
    Display Size: 12.1 in
    Multimedia
    Video Integration: Motherboard
    Video Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Storage
    Included Drives: Hard Drive
    Hard Drive Capacity: 60 GB
    General
    Input Devices: Touch Screen
    Included Network Card: Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps),
    Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b,
    Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11a,
    Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
    Included Devices: Docking Station,
    Modem
    Software
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC


    Model2: RA296AW
    Processor Type: Intel Core Duo
    Included Drives: Hard Drive
    Included Network Card: Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps),
    Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b,
    Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11a
    Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz
    Display Size: 12.1
    Hard Drive Size: 60000
    Installed Memory: 512
    Processor
    Processor Class: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz
    Memory
    Installed Memory: 512 MB
    Memory Technology: DDR2
    System
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Cache Size: 2 MB
    Interface Type: Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini),
    Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini),
    Docking Station (Proprietary),
    Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT),
    Serial - RJ11 Modular (Phone/Telco),
    USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0,
    Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video)
    Slots: Type I PC Card,
    Type II CardBus
    Display
    Display Size: 12.1 in
    Multimedia
    Video Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Storage
    Included Drives: Hard Drive
    Hard Drive Capacity: 60 GB
    General
    Input Devices: Touch Screen
    Included Network Card: Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps),
    Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b,
    Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11a
    Included Devices: AC Adapter,
    Fingerprint Reader,
    Modem
    Software
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC

    The two are of similar price now (~$1100) and I don't see much difference between the two. The only thing I can see is that the first one has a larger memory (although that's 2*512, not one singe 1G mem). But I also heard the first model has enhanced outdoor view display. But the second one has a 2Ghz processor, does it worth it?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Manilaborn

    Manilaborn Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello,

    I don’t know about these two models but I faced the same decision between a 1.83 with outdoor screen and a 2.0 without, although they were core2duo so the 2.0 had the 4mb cache. I chose the outdoor screen because from what I read the bump in processing power would only be noticeable in really intensive tasks but either processor would get the job done. On the other hand the outdoor screen really makes a difference in usability IMHO. Outdoors I can see the screen perfectly well in moderately bright light. Also, there is a noticeable decrease in glare in bright artificial light.

    I haven’t encountered a situation though where only an outdoor screen would work, it just makes it easier on the eyes.

    So I guess it comes down to what situation you’d find yourself in usually. Processor intensive computing or outdoors or in bright light.

    hope this helps.


    PS as far as speed goes, you'll notice the biggest increase in more RAM or a faster hard drive than a small step in chip power.
     
  3. 1somniac

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    outdoor screen too
     
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