Trade Dell Inspiron 8600 for PowerBook

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Trade Dell Inspiron 8600 for PowerBook

If anyone is interested in a really nice PC notebook, I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 that I'd like to trade outright or trade plus kick in a few bucks in exchange for a Powerbook. Hoping for a 15.2" display, 17" would be OK, 12" is probably out of the question though. The specs are as follows:

Dell Inspiron 8600
Pentium M 1.7GHz with 1MB cache
1GB PC2700 (DDR 333) RAM
60GB, 7200 RPM Hitachi Travelstar hard drive
15.2", 1680x1050 display
64MB nVIDIA GeForce 4 Go 8x AGP graphics
4x DVD+-R/RW drive, burn CDs and DVDs
Lithium Ion battery in good condition, used rarely
90W Dell AC power adapter, as opposed to the 65W that was stock at the time
Internal 802.11g WiFi (MiniPCI)
Internal Bluetooth
Internal 56K FaxModem
Internal 10/100 Ethernet
2 USB 2.0 ports
1 Firewire IEEE 1394 port
1 Serial Port
1 Parallel Port
1 VGA Port
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
S-Video and Audio out, for connecting to a TV/projector
Dell Leather carrying case, in almost new condition
GE optical mini mouse, USB
Dual pointing devices, IBM-style pointer stick in the middle of the keyboard and a touchpad

Software installed:

MS Windows XP Pro SP2

MS Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003, includes Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Frontpage, OneNote, Visio, Publisher, Access, etc.
MS Project Professional 2003
MS Virtual PC 2004

MS Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
MS Visual FoxPro 9
Macromedia Studio MX 2004, including Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Freehand, etc.

CDs, license agreements, etc. are included for all software.

The display has a couple of scratches that are so light that they can only be seen when the unit is turned off. They can probably be buffed out with one of those laptop display repair wipes, but I've never tried since I can't even see them when I'm using the unit, only when it's turned off. I wanted to make note of that fact in the interest of completeness, though. It's also missing a couple of the little rubber feet on the bottom, which hasn't been an issue for me, but I'd be willing to pay to have Dell ship those to you.

I can also include my MSDN subscription, which has a month or two left on it, since I no longer need it. Not going to be developing for Windows anymore. This would include the full set of current DVDs, login information for the subscription, and having the subscription transferred to you. MSDN includes virtually all of MS's software, including OSs, Developer/Programming Tools, Productivity Apps, and betas, including the Longhorn beta! And all of their server software! This alone would cost a small fortune.

If you're interested, please email me at