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OK, so I know next to nothing about laptops, and less than nothing about relative value in Canada / US (I'm English, just moved here).

My friend needs a new laptop, and is looking at the Dell XPS 15. She will only be using it for large Excel files / statistical software (fairly CPU intensive), watching DVDs and basic office use. No gaming. At all. No matter how much I try.

Question is, is this a decent laptop? And is it worth $700 Canadian?

If not, recommend an alternative!

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dell are decent machines, but i reccomend to customers to get the warranties, as much as they can afford. Otherwise, check out newegg and skim around for some machines that match the criteria.

Dell here on OCN is hit or miss, i personally have nothing against them anymore. Granted they had some issues a decade ago but have cleared everything up. Im a fan of asus/acer/dell/msi. I do recomend avoiding toshiba like the plague though (check sig)
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My family and I are not a big fan of Dell. Mostly due to design and customer service.
Never touched the XPS series - but I'm sure you can get more bang for your buck elsewhere.

First configure the XPS15, then give us a final price and specs. Hopefully I can find you a cheaper alternative with a better company. :]

Edit: That $700 is for an i3. Meh.

How abooooooooout:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115984
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215060
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XPS are a bit overpriced for what they are. They are a bit more "flash" but do have a bit more performance to them. For what you are paying, you're getting a consumer laptop that will have cheap build quality and hinges.
    
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