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post #1 of 4
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I can get a Dell laptop with the below specs for just over $1400 after shipping. Is this a good deal do you think?
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I can get 20% off the price, hence the $1400 price tag. Thanks.
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post #2 of 4
I say throttle down the RAM big time, to 256mb, then order 2x1GB sticks off the Egg for SUPER savings... they charged you what $300 for the 2GB?

Then use the extra cash to get a better Battery. 12 cells are the best.
    
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I think you need to look at the deals on this site: http://www.gotapex.com/
You will find big discounts on desktops and laptops. I think you can build a better system for that price. There are minimal benefits to buying an XPS over the Inspiron notebooks.
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This is the low end XPS. I think one of the few differences between that an XPS is the dedicated video card. I'll check out that site.

And yea the extra RAM was $225. Ridiculous.
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1.858TB (3x JBOD) HP 16x DVD Burner Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 24" FPD2485 Gateway LCD 
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Razer Lycosa Ultra X3 1000w Antec P182 Logitech G5 
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