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Not real new to laptops usage but the selections have grown over the past 3-6 years. I will admit my preference to Dell Latitude models but I have and still own a few old H.P.'s and Compaq's. The latitude seems to have served my abuse well over the years. I have been looking into the Dell outlet.

I need a 2 core either AMD or Intel.
Intergrated or dedicated graphics.
14" min up to 17" max screen.
$500 max to spend.

I can up grade memory and HD when ready. I want to run Win 7/64b. I want to beable to play C&C First Decade to Rome Total War. I had a $398 Toshiba with a single core that would play these games but it lagged from the single core. Graphics ran fine(AMD).

Just looking for some feed back.

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Edited by Heedehcheenuh - 4/13/11 at 12:13pm
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post #2 of 22
The dell outlet has coupons available like every week, so if you're looking to buy from the dell outlet you should check the coupons out ahead of time.

ends on the 31st or at 2,000 uses:
Quote:
$200 off Dell Outlet Laptops and Desktops $999 and up!

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$100 off Dell Outlet Laptops and Desktops $599 and up!

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$50 off Dell Outlet Laptops and Desktops $349 and up!

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$30 off Dell Outlet Laptops and Desktops $229 and up!

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btw, please dont abbreviate laptops L.T >_<
post #3 of 22
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I keep checking Dell daily. As far as me doing the Laptop acronym ...my bad but working with a severe case of R.A. (Rhuematoid arthritis) takes me for ever to type a short sentence now days.
I have seen a few deals even from Wal Mart, Dell, H.P., Toshiba, etc.
I have up to Fri into next week to decide. I am trying to let my rigs fold 24/7 so thats the main reason for the Laptop. The old Dell D600 I am currently using is on its last leg with me.

I need to figure out how to get the coupons from Dell. I went to check my account but didn't see where to add the recieve mail and specials from Dell.


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post #4 of 22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220893

think this fits your bill perfectly
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by kxdu View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220893

think this fits your bill perfectly
That I do like ..now I hope it stays available till payday Fri.

Might get lucky...


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Thanks for the reply and info.
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post #6 of 22
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Finally selected what I wanted.
Ordered a:
Dell 15R 15.6in Blue
AMD Phenom II Quad Core Mobile Processor N930 (2.0)
4GB memory
500 GB Hard drive
ATI Mobility HD550v

I have the Purchase power account so I will let them take it from my check...Never miss the money coming out .
Just hope the wifey don't kill me.


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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Heedehcheenuh View Post
Finally selected what I wanted.
Ordered a:
Dell 15R 15.6in Blue
AMD Phenom II Quad Core Mobile Processor N930 (2.0)
4GB memory
500 GB Hard drive
ATI Mobility HD550v

I have the Purchase power account so I will let them take it from my check...Never miss the money coming out .
Just hope the wifey don't kill me.


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You're already dead. Shes gonna see it arrive and bludgeon you to death with it, your only hope is to tell her how you spent so much time researching it and got it for cheap, and then as soon as you plug it in upload a picture of her as the background and make cute faces at her till she forgives you :>
post #8 of 22
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You're already dead. Shes gonna see it arrive and bludgeon you to death with it, your only hope is to tell her how you spent so much time researching it and got it for cheap, and then as soon as you plug it in upload a picture of her as the background and make cute faces at her till she forgives you :>
She got mad...Oh well.
20+ yrs together she should know me, if I want I get ...

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Nice choice. Any reason why you went with AMD over Intel?
post #10 of 22
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Nice choice. Any reason why you went with AMD over Intel?
The purchasepower only had a few good select models to choose from so....I liked the CPU/Video match up for mild games. Plus I never ran an AMD mobile unit before so lets crunch it a few times to see what she can do.


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