Funny you brought that notebook up, because that is one that I’ve actually been considering. One problem I see with that one though. It doesn’t specify that it is a Pentium with HT technology.
All Pentium 4 Prescotts have Hyperthreading with the exception of the budget model Prescott that runs at 2.8Ghz with the 533Mhz bus which does not have hyperthreading.
Now I know you're against Alienware claiming that they charge for the name... but unless im overlooking something, i just configured about he same computer with prostar overcharging $295. Both 3.2 Ghz, both 1024mb 2 dim., Windows XP Pro, 60GB @ 7200 RPM x2 (however its RAID 0 on the Area 51m, doesn’t say anything on pro-star). Am i missing something?
I just configured three systems on three different resellers and they're all about what I expected. You're probably overlooking something in the configuration.
Here's what I got for a 3.6Ghz Clevo D9T:
Sagernotebooks = $3555 (/w Radeon x800)
Pro-Star = $3550 (/w Radeon x800)
Alienware = $3580 (/w GeForce 6800 Go)
I was actually surprised that the Alienware price wasn't $200 higher, I suppose they'd trying to become a bit more competitive now that we know who's laptops they're reselling.