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post #11 of 22
Interesting.

I was looking at the Insprion 15R myself w/ the new SB i3/i5. Nice performance for the price.

I'm currently typing this on a Insprion 1501 from 2006
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Interesting.

I was looking at the Insprion 15R myself w/ the new SB i3/i5. Nice performance for the price.

I'm currently typing this on a Insprion 1501 from 2006
Don,t feel bad I use an old Dell D600 but at this moment I was checking my sig rig for heat so I am on it now. The D600 works fine just a large crack that looks from right..half way to middle...then back right at the bottom. Kills me I can,t even play DiabloII on it for the screen.

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To be honest, every Dell laptop I have ever had was a tank. Never has let me down.
The only problem with this one is the batteries like to die easily. I have had to replace it 3 times, but that was in warranty. I'm not paying full price for another. There is always a plug outlet where ever I go, so it's all good.

But lol. If you can, eBay a replacement. That's where I have found some really good prices on replacement parts.
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Yep I have found one. I will fix it and give it to my son to hammer on. But yeah they are tanks to me as well. With my R.A. acting up all the time I needed a little more keyboard to work with, plus it will stay plugged up most of the time.



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At work we purchase laptop's like they are going out of style... Our AMD laptops fail so much faster than our C2D & i5's.

This might not be the case at all.. they get abused badly, just giving you my 2cents
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At work we purchase laptop's like they are going out of style... Our AMD laptops fail so much faster than our C2D & i5's.

This might not be the case at all.. they get abused badly, just giving you my 2cents
I will keep this in mind. May see about extended warranty as well. Possible trade up in 2 yrs.


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My 1501 is a AMD machine. Single core. Thinking about upgrading to a Dual Core for 15$ on eBay. But I haven't had problems with it, other than maybe the battery and the crappy Samsung HDD's failing.
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It arrives this Weds. but also have to return to the Doctor...go figure. So I have to catch and run also try to make it to work if possible. They tried to kill me on the tread mill test. Big dummies...I told them I can not run .
Made my feet and ankles hurt for 2 days now.

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post #19 of 22
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Update...

Dell Inspiron M5010

This is what the documentation is showing.
I will test some of the game graphics in a few, right now looking at what bloatware to remove or keep. I will post photos also. I like this unit with the spread it has, keyboard, that really helps with my R.A. Seems to be solid as well but that is yet to be seen with my drop what ya got hands. I will have to adjust to the glossy screen look as well, reflections are distracting a little.(Might be able to see if anyone sneaks up behind me) I may get a usb mouse so as to stop finger drag on touchpad.

Post more after some test runs...

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Sounds good. Whenever I get a Dell computer, I immediately reinstall Windows and download the latest drivers. But that's just me.
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