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Dell Vostro 1400 vs. EVEREX XT5000T

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I'm looking to buy a used lap top that can play a few games here and there. I'm not sure which lap top would be better. They both are around the same price range.

Which is the better buy?
Specs:

Dell Vostro:
http://www.dell.com/content/products...tab=bundlestab

EVEREX XT: (Would add a gig of ram)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834280004

Thanks
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post #2 of 11
I have a 1400...so a bit biased.

BUT

The Vostro is solidly built, has a great keyboard, is slick looking, and is just overall a great machine. Everex is not the most high quality notebook maker, and personally, I would go with the smaller screen for portability and battery life.

I bought my Vostro 1400 'refurbished', and it came in perfect condition, and I have had no problems with it at all.
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post #3 of 11
Vostro hands down.

Make sure to google for a coupon before you buy it, Dell has them out on a weekly basis.

You want a 8600M GT or 7900Go at the least. Anything less is disappointing. Don't worry about RAM at all, you can buy 2gb sticks for $35-40 on Newegg.
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post #4 of 11
The everex has a much better video card, but you cant deny the build quality of the dell. i would go with the dell because of the better build quality and because its a much more trusted/well known brand. Plus theres always a nice coupon out here or there as Mootsfox proclaimed.
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post #5 of 11
i too have a vostro 1400 and i LOVE it. It's such a solid laptop.
post #6 of 11
The Everex has an AMD CPU which is kind of :/

The Dell can take Penryns on the other hand.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
The Everex has an AMD CPU which is kind of :/

The Dell can take Penryns on the other hand.
Yea that alone would make me go for the dell. Dont the intels offer better battery life anyway? Being able to upgrade to a Penryn is very nice. im gonna do that once i gather the necessary funds .
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post #8 of 11
I'd say the Vostro, although I just ordered one The Vostro is made of a Magnesium-alloy as apposed to regular plastic. Its one of the main reasons I chose it over any other laptop.

Too bad you missed the 500 off coupon that just ended, best deal I've ever seen on them.
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post #9 of 11
I currently use the everex which is IMO a nice laptop, it's a budget laptop and cheaper than the vostro by about $300 I think, I can game on it aswell as use it for CAD, not to mention you also get a 17" screen - The keyboard may be a bit funky, but nothing you don't get used to in 10 minutes.

Another nice thing about the everex is that it's so easy to upgrade.
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post #10 of 11
hi! thinking of buying a vostro myself!
any body knows of a way to find coupons? been trying to google it but had no luck
thanks!
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