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Since the iBook wasn't able to stay for the duration of my evaluation, I apologize that I couldn't get comparison photos with all four notebooks at once. Figure 1 shows how the iBook, Fujitsu P7010 and my current "reference" Dell Inspiron 4100 literally stack up while Figure 2 does the same for the P7010 and Dell with the Fujitsu S2020.

iBook, P7010, Inspiron 4100 footprints

Figure 1: iBook, P7010, Inspiron 4100 footprints
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The P7010 is definitely the smallest and lightest of the bunch and, of course, the most expensive and really out of my desired price range. But I couldn't resist checking it out in hope that its size and weight advantages would win me over.

The iBook was a bit thicker than I'd like even though its ~5 pound weight was lighter than the Dell's. But I was surprised that the less than 1 pound difference between it and the S2020 really was noticeable.

P7010, S2020, Inspiron 4100 footprints

Figure 2: P7010, S2020, Inspiron 4100 footprints
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Figure 2 shows that the S2020's footprint isn't really that much smaller than the Inspiron's. But Figure 3 shows that it's definitely thinner, and surprisingly, about as thin as the P7010!

P7010, S2020, Inspiron 4100 stackup

Figure 3: P7010, S2020, Inspiron 4100 stackup
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