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I have an Inspiron, too. I use it every single day at work for 8 hours+, the battery lasts nearly 2 hours, the power cord is still fine. You must have a lemon. Oh, and its well over a year old.

Plus I just ordered THREE non-proprietary Dell batteries. They were cheaper non-Dell brands. Plus all 3 batteries were for completely different laptop models. So maybe you haven't looked hard enough?
Yeah I guess I just haven't looked hard enough... I have a friend with the same laptop- an E1505- and he gets only a few minutes out of his battery too, and his is just a few months older than mine. Are you sure your not just getting 2 hours out of AC power lol
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post #22 of 34
looks like a fine rig, that one. if all you want to do is light gaming and just featherweight apps, then go for it.

but remember the BIOS will be locked meaning you will not be able to OC... :\\
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post #23 of 34
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Their general range is "okay". However, I've found their XPS laptops to be of very good quality.
When I worked at Delphi almost all their pc equipment was dell, all servers were Hp. All the old laptops would last longer then the new ones they bought to replace the aging p2 and p3's. I've known several people who did get the xps models in hopes of better performance but was not impressed at all.
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post #24 of 34
If you really want a dell then get an XPS series.
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Yeah I guess I just haven't looked hard enough... I have a friend with the same laptop- an E1505- and he gets only a few minutes out of his battery too, and his is just a few months older than mine. Are you sure your not just getting 2 hours out of AC power lol
Hehe, I can assure you that I get nearly 2 hours with wireless web browsing.

I have an Inspiron 640m. Its a Core2Duo, 2GB RAM and all that shizazzle.
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post #26 of 34
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Hehe, I can assure you that I get nearly 2 hours with wireless web browsing.

I have an Inspiron 640m. Its a Core2Duo, 2GB RAM and all that shizazzle.
lol I used to tell ppl how much better my laptop was than their old desktop cause mine had a core 2 duo and 2 gigs of ram... I thought I was the shiz... Till I built this pc and now rarely does anyone's pc impress me lol I mean I only know a few people who would even know what OCN is... I only have one other friend who actually builds his own computers, and mine would destroy his.

SO to the OP, BYOPC. Building your own will give you SUCH great satisfaction, you will probably get better performance for the price, and you will have the pride of telling people "check out this quad. Yeah, I built it myself." I mean who doesn't want to be able to do that?? I remember my first time building a pc... And just like something else it was over before I knew what happened and it was rather disappointingly easy you won't regret building your own buddy! We will all help too!
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post #27 of 34
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Hehe, I can assure you that I get nearly 2 hours with wireless web browsing.
Oh...wow? =S

Mums Viao laptop gets 6 Hours + web browszing, looks better too =P


+ It doesnt have 'Dell' on the lid of it

2 Hours aint anythin special
    
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post #28 of 34
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I have a Dell Inspiron lappy that I'm on right now (cause I'm still waiting for my 790i to come in the mail....) and it is the worst computer I have ever had, or ever will I'm hoping. The battery life SUCKS- I've had the pc barely a year and the battery is already dead. I get maybe 6 minutes out of it. Also the cord has already frayed and needs replacement... and since Dell's batteries are proprietary (i don't think I can find a cheap off brand) I'm looking at like 250 bucks for all this garbage to be replaced and last me probably another year. RIDICULOUS.
Uhh.
Cable fraying, must be user error.
Is the laptop constantly plugged into AC power?
*sigh*
Users nowadays......
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.. My dell laptop runs a good 3-4 hours web browsing, Adobe PS and Word...
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My GF is thinking about buying a Dell, too. I don't know much about pre-assembled PC's, as I've been taught that building your own is the way to go. I'm very happpy with my rig.

BUT if you can upgrade the hardware in a Dell (or other) yourself later (add a new CPU, more RAM, extra HDD's, new GPU, PSU), buying a Dell would be SOOOO much easier.

Now since I don't know anything about Dells... my question is... CAN you upgrade components later, or will the BIOS freak? I know at one time the RAM used to be proprietary and really expensive. Has that changed?

If not... build it.
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