I went for the Dell X1, an ultraportable model which would make lugging it around nice and easy. I knew that I wanted an ultraportable but had been considering the IBM X41; I’ve been using IBM laptops at work for a number of years and find them very functional and easy-to-use. However, the massive price difference between the IBM X41 and the Dell X1 – especially with the 7% discount I get through a scheme at work – meant that I plumped for the latter. They each have a few features that the other doesn’t as shown by this detailed comparison.
It’s a gorgeous machine – very small, very lightweight and with just enough features for me. The built-in bluetooth means that it is very easy to connect a number of peripherals such as a headset, phone and PDA and the 60Gb hard drive is all the space I’ll probably ever need away from home. It has even got built-in slots for SD and CompactFlash cards making it easy to transfer files from digital cameras etc.
Hopefully the blogging drought is over!