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Old 08-29-2007, 07:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Don't care much for a tablet.
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Thing with dell is that they're not very light. I'm looking into Vostro but that beast is 6lbs!!! with that in my backpack, I don't think I could put a big book with it. As that would be like lugging aroound 15lbs of stuff. That's too much.
An M1330 is very light , just above 4 pounds with a 6 cell battery iirc. For comparison purposes, a macbook is above 5lb. You're not going to get much lighter then that unless you go for an ultra portable. The dell inspiron/vostros are of course heavy but I think a 1400 with a 6 cell battery is doable at about 5.5lb.

If you really do want an ultra portable you can get a Thinkpad x61 at 3 pounds for a little over a grand without discounts/warranty. Very durable, small, light and you don't have to sacrifice cpu power (base cpu is a T7100 which is pretty darn fast already). I couldn't live with such a small screen though (if this is the only computer you'll have) but maybe that's just me
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The X61s don't have an optical drive now do they?
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Hm, I like the Dell M1330 XPS. Looks very sleek, stylish, and light.

Has almost all the features I want. I configured it to a price around $1500. But I reckon with the student discount I can get it for a good price.

I, however, don't know much about Dell Student discount and whether I am able to get it or not.
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Information Tech. But I'm doing pre-med.
I'd shy away from apple then.

MS Office for macs suck.
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What do you guys think about Dell XPS M1330 then?
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What do you guys think about Dell XPS M1330 then?
It's solid but it will probably be a LONG wait till you get it. So don't get it thinking it'll be in your hands in a week right before you go off to college
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I can wait. Where can I find ouy more abt the student discount?
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Everyone I know is getting MacBooks for school, Best to conform with the crowd ;-)

They're good solid quality machines.
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