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Old 05-24-2005, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell Inspiron 510 M- Would you recommend?

Processor Intel® Celeron® M Processor 350 (1.30 GHz, 1MB L2
Cache, 400MHz FSB) + 15" XGA LCD Screen 26169
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP2 20633
Memory 512MB 333MHz DDR RAM (2x256MB)3
Keyboard Dell Keyboard with Touchpad
Hard Drive 40GB 5400RPM IDE Hard Drive
Modem Internal 56K v.92 Capable Fax Modem
CD ROM/DVD ROM Modular 24x CDRW/24x DVD Combo Drive Wireless LAN Solution - WiFi 2100 Intel Pro Wireless Card Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 7.0
Support Service Basic 3Yr Onsite: 3 Year Intl Next Business Day onsite + 30 day Online MultiMedia Training
Security Software No security subscription 36099 [650-10355] 40
Dell Picture Studio Dell Picture Studio - Photo Album Standard (60 Day Trial)
Paint Shop Dell Picture Studio - Paint Shop Pro 8.0 (60 Day Trial)
Primary Battery 6 Cell 53WHr LI-ION Primary Battery Carry Case Deluxe Nylon carrycase 5766
Dell Media Experience Dell Media Experience 3.0 Basic- Inspiron

I am thinking of buying this notebook. Going by the specs above would you recoomend it? It will be mainly used for home use i.e word documents, inernet, gaming and dvds

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Old 05-24-2005, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How much money are you spending? That machine wont be the greatest for gaming, but if you want a laptop just for internet and word processing than that is really almost more than enough.

Are you adamant about a laptop? Why not build your own desktop? You could build one 3 times that fast for prolly the same price thereabout.

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Old 05-24-2005, 04:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well it wont handle any real "internet gaming" like CSS and crap.

However if it's flash games it's fine
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Old 05-24-2005, 05:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it's probably using intel extreme graphics (onboard)

so you probably can't play any games that actually...uhh...look somewhat nice?

it can handle stuff like diabloII, warcraftIII, etc. just fine though

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