Dell no longer makes Inspiron 4100s, which is what I had, so I got an Inspiron 4150 in the mail. Other than the weird panels on it, this seems to be a win. Differences thus far:
- 1.7GHz P4 vs 1.2GHz P3
- 256M RAM vs 128M RAM
- 24x CD/CD-RW/DVD vs 8x CD/DVD
- Integrated internal wireless net!
- Mobility Radeon 7500 vs. something I'm not remembering.
Of course, the 512M RAM module that I had from my 4100 is unusable in the 4150, which makes sense, but was not something I thought of. New RAM ordered, and old module given to dvorak for use in his 4100. dvorak is rather non-plussed at the whole laptop situation, which is only fair. I mean, he bought both the 4100s, and now I have a better laptop than he does. (No, he's not really upset. He's mostly just amused.) To be fair, I did offer him the 4150 in exchange for his 4100. But, he declined.