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Old 12-31-2012, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i just bought a laptop, a Dell 15R

in the store it was advertised as a Inspiro 5520 , but when i got home i noticet it was a 5521, and the speks look a little diferent

rocessor Intel Core i7 3rd Generation
Hard Disk Capacity 1000 GB
Screen Size 15.6 inch
Processor Speed 2.2 Ghz
RAM Size 8 GB
Optical Drive DVD Writer
Wifi Yes (A/B/G/N Range)
Webcam 1.0 Megapixels HD Webcam
Operating System Microsoft® Windows 8
64-bit Processor Yes
Bus Speed 1600 Mhz
Hard Disk Type SATA (Serial)
HDD Speed (RPM) 5400 RPM
Double Layer Support Yes
Card Reader Multi Card Reader
Screen Type LED
Touch Screen No
Graphic Card AMD® Radeon HD
Graphic Card Memory 1 GB

and mine Inspiron 5521
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Total Physical Memory 8.00 GB
Marketed Size 1 TB
Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Video Card - Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

and this is ma dxdiag info
System Information
Time of this report: 12/31/2012, 13:01:12
Machine name: OVERLORD
Operating System: Windows 8 Single Language 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.121119-1606)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 5521
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8062MB RAM
Page File: 2741MB used, 9928MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_09
Display Memory: 5829 MB
Dedicated Memory: 2054 MB
Shared Memory: 3774 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: AUO21ED
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.060Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumd3 2,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 9.17.0010.2849 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 11
Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.2
Graphics Preemption: DMA
Compute Preemption: Thread group
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/5/2012 22:12:22, 12602368 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

I payed the price of the inspiron 5520
My questions are:
what is Radeon HD 8730M - because i couldnt find anything about it nor did i find driver?
Did i get the wool pulled over my eyes. did the store keeper pull a fast one over me (carffour store)?
So should i go and burn the store to the ground?

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question about my new Dell 15R

everything is fine. please dont burn everything.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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8730m is just rebadged 7730m. The CPU on the other one is slightly faster stock, but the turbo on the one you got is faster so no harm done there.
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