Just wondered how you like this laptop?
I opted for the 8600 in place of the 600m in the last minute... some reasons were... the MUCH better screen (widescreen, better viewing radius, brighter, higher res.), the faster memory (PC2700 vs. PC2100), larger harddrive, a larger battery capacity (72W hr), and a slightly longer battery run time.
Of course... the other issue was if I could handle the extra 2 lbs. of the 8600 as opposed to the 600m... so ... I got my plastic bag and a sack of flour... compared it with the same plus two cans of tomato sauce... Didn't seem THAT much heavier.
I think I'll be happy with it... just wonder how games work on a widescreen... might there be hacks to get them to render at 1200x800 (3:2 aspect ratio vs. 4:3)?