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Should I get XPS 17? Adding an SSD?

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I'd like a quick answer since this deal is ending on 28/04

The Dell XPS 17 currently costs 799 EUR instead of 1087 EUR. That's a pretty nice deal since it's 288 EUR cheaper. I can also get a free skin (I like the red El toro look) which normally costs 89 EUR.

Specs:

Processor: Intel® CoreTM i5 2410M (2.3GHz/3MB cache)
OS: W7 Home Premium x64
Screen: 17.3" HD+ WLED (1600x900- with 2.0 Mega Pixel camera
Memory: 4GB Dual channel 1333 MHZ
HDD: 320 GB 7200rpm
GPU: Nvidia 550M 1GB
6-cel lithium-ion battery (56 Wh)
DVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write)

I have 950 EUR. Should I get this?

Second question: Can I get the new crucual C400 64GB 2.5" and add it? Dell has the option for 2x500GB HDD's so I wonder if there is space for the standard 320GB HDD + SSD
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It's up to you, but I'd definitely upgrade that battery. I have friends at University with XPS laptops and the battery lasts two minutes on a 6-cell. Maybe four minutes with a 9.

An SSD makes a huge difference, though. If you have the money and you can get 64 GB SSD + 320 GB HDD then go for it.
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