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post #1 of 11
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$1119 (includes shipping and taxes)




Inspiron 1420 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache) Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition System Color Jet Black Memory 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz LCD Panel High Resolution, glossy widescreen 14.1 inch display (1440x900) Video Card 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS Hard Drive Size: 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) Integrated NIC and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1 Optical Drive CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive) Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0 Wireless Networking Cards Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card Camera Integrated 2.0 Megapixel Webcam Misc Productivity Software Microsoft Works Anti-Virus/ Security suite (pre-install) No Subscription (30-day trial) Battery Options 85Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)
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post #2 of 11
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1195599780039

this is better for like 100 more

8800 gts video card xD
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post #3 of 11
Not bad only thing i dont like is the 8400m GS. The one he linked isnt bad but the CPUs they come with are weak. I got my sig notebook for a little less than what u are looking at and its great for everything I do. Good enought to sell my Desktop 8800GTX rig...
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post #4 of 11
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This laptop won't be used for gaming. I went with the 45nm processor because it will draw less power, even though it is probably overkill for what it will be used for. Mostly internet, photos, and some video.
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post #5 of 11
Get a gateway instead and stay away from the 8400gs if you enjoy gaming on any degree
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post #6 of 11
Its cheaper to upgrade ram yourself so that should lower the price some
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post #7 of 11
Then yea that lappy will do you just fine
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post #8 of 11
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On laptops, when they offer 3GB RAM, they mean 2 x 1.5GB sticks right? Was just thinking about dual channel capability.
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post #9 of 11
lol yea I was gonna mention that, I believe with the 3gb your gonna lose the dual-channel. Thats why I got 4gb even though I am running 32bit.
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post #10 of 11
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Will that 8400GS be able to push the high res 1440x900 screen or should I scale back to the 1280 x 800?

1280 x 800 seems like it would still be great resolution for a 14" screen. Also, is the glare resistant better than glossy? Same price for either.
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