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After being minutes away (as in CC in hand) from getting a Thinkpad X61s I had second thoughts. . . I went back and built the new Dell XPS 1330 and this time I added the Premium care (which previously I added myself through the options b/c I didnt want the 3 yr anti virus) and It took 10% off . . . Then I found out that students get a $250 discount on Inspirons so I sweet talked the rep on the phone into adding that to my Inspiron XPS . . any way for the price and size I think its a hell of a laptop.

CPU: T7500 ()
GPU: 8400M gs (I wish they had the gt :-/)
RAM: 2 gigs @ 667MHz
HDD: 120 @ 5400 (contrary to my desktop batt is more important than speed)
Display: 13.3" LED backlight w/ VGA cam (upgrade to the LED and you get downsized form 2 MP to .3 MOP cam )
Optical: slot loading 8x DVD RW
Sound: Integrated audigy
Wireless: Intel AGN & Bluetooth
Batt: 85whr 9-cell
Color: "Tuxedo Black" - Actually a pretty kickass matte black

Support/Warranty: 3 yrs tech, phone, Accidental Damage (which I had to have it billed/shipped out of state for since you cant get it in FLA ), loJack, and Anti-Virus (McAfee so I wont be using it )

Accessories: Docking Station


Price:
$2,248.40

Ship Date is Sept 10th . . . and actually a little longer as I have to have it re-shipped from Virginia down here.

Ill be anxiously awaiting it and plan to post a review one I get it.
 
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Nice and portable and enough to play games. That's just a bit too long to ship though...
Not bad at all...
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Originally Posted by not2bad View Post
Nice and portable and enough to play games. That's just a bit too long to ship though...
your telling me . . . apparently there is a national backorder
 
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Well you gotta think a lot of kids are going to college in the next month or so, so a lot of laptops are being sold right now.
    
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Well you gotta think a lot of kids are going to college in the next month or so, so a lot of laptops are being sold right now.
coupled w. the fact that is arguable the sexiest dell laptop ever released and it just came out. . . ehh . .I guess I can wait. . not happy about it. . . but I have no other choice.
 
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Isn't that expensive or is it just me?

you could get this
http://www.excaliberpc.com/Asus_F3SV...id-579432.html
for $1499.99 (~$800 less!!!), same config except
Quote:
Graphic Engine NVIDIA GeForce G8600M GS built-in 256MB VRAM
*Turbo Cache 512M with 1G Memory
*Turbo Cache 1G with 2G Memory
*DirectX 10 support
and 1GB of ram, you can get another gig of 667 ram (SODIMM) cheap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231069
for a total of
$1550 shipped.


but i guess its not as small, its 2" less, but for $750 savings...
    
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size was by far the most important factor for me. . plus this has the 3 yr accidental damage which was 2nd on my list of importance.
 
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