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post #11 of 27
From my experience with a Dell laptop I strongly suggest you go with something else... the support offered is below par and I feel that you don't get GREAT value for money.


It won't be a bad purchase, but it probably won't be a great purchase. Build quality is average in my opinion.

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Jimmy
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post #12 of 27
I've found mine to be pretty sturdy (m600). Mine was dropped twice, on a hard surface, and except the expected hard disk damage (it was on both times), no other damaga was done. Plus, it's very easy to change parts.
    
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post #13 of 27
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Any budget?

I can compose a $3,000 one... or an $1,000 one... (latter of course with little memory and crappy video).
Well if I had 3000$ don't you think I should go for Alienware ?
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post #14 of 27
Alienware is overpriced and overheats like crazy

Thus, what is your budget?
    
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post #15 of 27
I too have had good experiences with Dell laptops and find them better than HP, Compaq and IBM...
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I stay away from compaq everything, but now they are owned by hP.
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post #17 of 27
Asus laptops of course!(and you will be supporting my salary) Look for an A7 or so
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post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
my budget is about 2000$
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post #19 of 27
Core 2 Duo (T7200, T7400, and T7600) notebooks don't seem too easy to find... sofar, seems like only Dell has them.

Also, I find a coupon for the Dell E1705 that worked for me if I enter it in check out... try this: 9M6RNQV6N99$92

Total price, including this coupon, $1,931.00 + free shipping + $117.65 tax = $2,048.65, for which you get:
(start here, pick the most expensive one, and configure it to your liking... the list below are just examples)
  • Inspiron E1705 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB Cache/2.00GHz/667MHz FSB)
  • Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • LCD Panel 17 inch Wide Screen XGA+ Display
  • Memory 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
  • Video Card 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7900 GS
  • Hard Drive 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • Network Card Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
  • Combo or DVD+RW Drive 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
  • Sound Options Integrated Audio
  • Wireless Networking Cards Hi-Speed Wireless Card Only: Dell Draft N Wireless
  • Primary Battery 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
  • Warranty and Service 3 Year Limited Warranty plus 3 Year At-Home Service plus Nights and Weekend

Now, there are plenty possible savings/changes:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T5600 (2MB Cache/1.83GHz/667MHz FSB) - saves $75
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz - saves $185
80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive adds $100
80 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery adds $99
and if you don't game, dropping the 7900GS saves $300
    
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post #20 of 27
sounds like a nice laptop right there
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