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Old 03-26-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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k, the parents ordered a laptop for me today. They are ordering a Dell, through the Dell website (blah, blah, blah.... I know some of you don't like em, but I need constructive criticism not bashing!)

I got an E1505 Dual Core

Soemthing along the lines of this: http://www.dell.com/content/products...n&*=dhs&~ck=mn

But cost a lot more.... Good buy?
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I love my Inspiron notebook.
It hasn't given me any trouble since I got it 2 years ago......knock on wood.

Cost , yes they get you with the options.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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I love my Inspiron notebook.
It hasn't given me any trouble since I got it 2 years ago......knock on wood.

Cost , yes they get you with the options.
good to hear, thanks paul!
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I got The Missus a Dell laptop a few months back (which is actually better than mine). It'* a Latitude D620. The only bad thing I can say about it is that I don't like (read "not used to") the widescreen display. And the display doesn't seem to be as sharp or bright as my thinkpad

Other than that, it is an excellent machine
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If you would have gotten a desktop I would have vented to you all the times I have had a technician come out and fix the computer....but since you have a laptop I won't say nothing because I know nothing about them. I have a Gateway laptop, when I was in the market, Dell was going through the whole recall thing plus with all the problems with my desktop I said no thank you to a laptop from them. All my friends enjoy theirs. Just make sure to get a extended warranty, I got the four year warranty with the desktop and man I'm I glad I did, the problems didn't start until after two years, well after the standard one year limited warranty.
I don't think that was bashing
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Just got my Dell XPS 600 3.0 ghz (refurb) last friday. This is one awsome PC.
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Dell XPS 600 3.0 ghz
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Yeah, they're excellent, I have a toshiba satellite myself, but I like dell laptops alot more. They are very solidly built, as are HP'* notebooks. You've made an excellent choice John.
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7200RPM notebook hdd = for the win.
anything slower is a major pet peeve of mine.

the refurb store at dell is a heck of a deal.
i got my system which contains:

dimension E521
AMD Athlon 3800 Processor
1 GB DDR2
1 DVDRW
1 CDRW
160GB HDD

$300 with shipping plus tax (before any discounts/promotions)
The same system was retailing for $600 at the time.

I've built my own computers from scratch since 1998 but most recently I could get a much better deal buying a dell vs building my own..I'm not hardcore into games anymore either just browsing and movies.

In my office we have a Precision 690 with dual prescotts dual core ($3000 for two processors), 15K SAS drives in a Raid 0, 16GB ram and 4 monitors. Around $15,000 for the desktop designed for CAD work and 3d design/creation.

BonnevilleLERocks:
http://www.gateway.com/battery/
Make sure your gateway'* battery is not in their recall, they had one the same time dell did (a little later, dell was the first to come forward)
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$300 with shipping plus tax (before any discounts/promotions)
You have got to be kidding on that price.

Can I order one like that or is it only available in the USA
......maybe you could do a transfer shipment for me.
I'll gladly pay an extra $100 for shipping at that price.
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