Dell Latitude D600
The speed of our 1.6-GHz review unit was close to that of other 1.6-GHz Pentium M-equipped notebooks we've tested. The D600's PC WorldBench 4 score of 122 was only three points behind Toshiba's Tecra S1 and two points shy of the IBM ThinkPad T40.
Leaning more toward legacy than leading edge, the D600's ports include parallel, serial, and gigabit networking, plus a docking connection on the bottom. If you want FireWire, you'll have to purchase a D800 model.
The keyboard is a bit springy but well laid out. The touchpad and eraserhead each responded smoothly, as did their mouse buttons. The volume controls above the keyboard work smoothly. The D600's print documentation is thorough and includes a four-color setup poster, but the machine has no on-screen manual.