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Old 09-14-2006, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
I just registered here looking for advice from some experienced people. I'm planning on buying myself a laptop around the $1000 range, I can spend more if I think I like the laptop enough. I've been looking at the Dell Inspiron 6400s with the 15.4" screen on the Dell website and I think that I like these. Which one is the one to get though? The cheap one there doesn't have the Intel Core 2 Duo processor but just a regular old Intel Core Duo. Is the 2nd version that much better than the first? I am always multi-tasking so I'm thinking that the middle one is the way to go. I can't tell the difference between that one and the high-end one other than it's $200 more.

Are these good computers anyways? Should I be looking at other options from other companies? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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I'm not a fan of Dell at all. Try configuring the same laptops over at www.hp.com and www.compaq.com. They tend to be better and are reasonably priced. Plus they don't blow up
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Dell laptops do not just 'blow up' you just need to check on the dell website if your laptop is affected by the battery re-call.Also i would go with the core 2 duo.You'll see the differnce .
so my advice go with the exspensiver dell.
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dell laptops are pretty good in general - not so much the dell desktops.

i would recommend the C2D as well.
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Hi everyone,
I just registered here looking for advice from some experienced people. I'm planning on buying myself a laptop around the $1000 range, I can spend more if I think I like the laptop enough. I've been looking at the Dell Inspiron 6400s with the 15.4" screen on the Dell website and I think that I like these. Which one is the one to get though? The cheap one there doesn't have the Intel Core 2 Duo processor but just a regular old Intel Core Duo. Is the 2nd version that much better than the first? I am always multi-tasking so I'm thinking that the middle one is the way to go. I can't tell the difference between that one and the high-end one other than it's $200 more.

Are these good computers anyways? Should I be looking at other options from other companies? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I just ordered a 6400. Mine has

core 2 duo 1.66

2 gigs ram

256 ATI Radeon video card

For 1119$ canadian before tax. I originally was going to get the 1300 but said whatever lets get the core 2 with 2 gigd. Video card could be better but its nearly the best dell offers. Hopefully it holds up...im not a hardcore gamer anyway so im sure this will serve me well.
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I am pretty happy with mine, and I'll recommend using Acer, as you'll get more bang for your bucks. rest your choice. people would pay anything for the brand.
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