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Hello OCN,

I am currently buying a laptop that will be used for surfing, homework, some media, and rare gaming. I looked into a dell xps 1530 that was going for $999 CAD. It looked pretty good in terms of specs for what I need. Is there any other DELL that would be better for my needs for possibly a lower price?

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Wasbo

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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5900 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600
320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
Edited by wasbo - 12/28/08 at 6:55pm
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Outlet store look for Vostro or Studio or Inspiron. What GPU in the one you are looking at?
    
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128mb nvidia 8400gs
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If your not gaming then get the Dell Studio 15. I just picked one out for my girlfriend. I have the XPS 1530 and she has the Studio 15. I would trade if i could but she is in love with that Lappy. I really like that laptop and you can get them pretty fast with 2.53ghz CPU.
BTW my XPS does play half life 2 really good but anything newer does struggle. I have the 8600gt but it still seems kinda lame with the newer games out now.
Edited by jrharvey - 12/21/08 at 11:03pm
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Is the design of the studio 15 as nice as the xps?
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is the design of the studio 15 as nice as the xps?
better. The bad thing is the best video card you can get is the Radeon 3450 which is supposedly about the same as the 8400gs but still just OK (not really a gaming card)
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well that vga card will be just fine. The specs look almost identical to the xps I was going to choose for $50 less lol
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The HD 3450 should be a little better than a 8400m GS but yes not a gamers card. I have never touched a Studio so sorry can't respond on that. I will say the XPS's are getting long on the tooth. In both design and performance.
    
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Well I've never tried an XPS or a Studio. They both look very similar so I might try the Studio
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Bang for the buck, the ASUS laptops really give it up but I honestly think the studio 15 is such a good looking and very sleek/stylish laptop. The only laptop that I like better right now is the new macbook.
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