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Old 08-08-2007, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I was looking into buying a new Dell Inspiron laptop and was wondering how well they perform up to specs and if they tend to last. I'm going into college and really need a new lappy.

Right now, if I decide Dell is safe enough, I'm thinking about configuring the Inspiron 15 inch screen, with 2Gb RAM, Geforece 8600M GT, 2.0 GHz core duo, and bigger battery. Should I also get a better network card than the standard one that comes with the laptop? Right now with coupons and other deals it's going to be about $1140.

I'm thinking I should be able to do most games pretty well on this baby, at least until Crysis.
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Nevermind, I just ordered Lappy. We'll just have to be happy with each other.
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Dell laptop, unlike their desktop counterparts, are fairly decent. They perform well and actually look sort-of good.
For that price, it might actually be a good deal.
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Never ever take it apart, and be really careful with all of the ports. Hopefully yours is special, but I have never heard of one lasting longer then a year and a half. I have two dell laptops, and I now HATE dell.
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Never ever take it apart, and be really careful with all of the ports. Hopefully yours is special, but I have never heard of one lasting longer then a year and a half. I have two dell laptops, and I now HATE dell.
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Never ever take it apart, and be really careful with all of the ports. Hopefully yours is special, but I have never heard of one lasting longer then a year and a half. I have two dell laptops, and I now HATE dell.
I've heard that either you get a defective Dell or they last forever. Anyone else weighing in?
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thats pretty much how it is with all laptops and computer hardware in general.
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