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halteach
Bronze

d620 vs. d630

I have to buy a laptop for my daugther a laptop for college.  Her univeristy has two deals I'm considering:
 
d620:
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.83GHz, 667Mhz,
14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ LCD
Memory 1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM
Video Card 256MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M
80 GB Hard Drive 9.5MM, 7200RPM
 
d630:
Intel Core 2 Duo T73000, 2.0 GHz, 800MHz
Display: 14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ 
memory: 1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM
Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 Latitude D630
120GB Hard Drive 9.5MM, 7200RPM
 
The d620 is about $150 less.  It seems like graphics verus faster cpu and more disk storage.
 
I'm leaning toward the d620 because of the video card
 
If I want the d620 I have to make a decison by 5/30.  Opinions?
 
Thanks
 
hal
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ejn63
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Re: d620 vs. d630

There's no video card in either system - the video is either chipset-integrated or soldered onto the mainboard.

There is a version of the 630 to come that will have a separate video chip, so if you want that feature with the newer chipset of the 630 (vs. the 620) wait a bit, assuming it's not going to be needed until August/September.
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RJRUNDE
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Re: d620 vs. d630

I have the same issue with the 820 & 830.  I am leaning towards the 820 because of the video chip issue.  I am no fan of Intel integrated video chips.  Now if you are not in a hurry, Dell will have some type of optional video chips available for the 630 & 830 Latitudes later with even DX10 compatibiltiy as a rumour Smiley Wink   I am looking tonight at a $667 savings on a 820 tonight, and the 830 does not seem to offer me much in improvements that are in important.  Or, I might even jump ship for a discontinued Lenovo T60.  Decisions, decisions. 
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