Good Deal on a Dell? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2009, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Default Good Deal on a Dell?

Purchased this laptop yesterday from the Dell Outlet. Hoping I got a somewhat good deal. Computer is primarily for college, maybe some light gaming: Oblivion, Fable TLC, Half-Life 2.

Total Price (tax and all): 838.29

DELL STUDIO XPS 13 (1340) Laptop.
13.3 inch HD WXGA (With 2.0 megapixel cam)(facial recognition)
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (3mb cache, 2.4Ghz, 1066Mhz Front Side Bus).
4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066Mhz (2 Dimms)
320 GB HDD (7200 RPM).
Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module.
8x DVD RW with Double Layer Write.
NVidia Geforce 9400 M G
Wireless 1510 802.11a/g/n Draft Mini Card.
Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit).
6Cell Li-Ion Battery.

These are just some general specifications.
Of course it includes software, Warranty, Charger, Etc..

What does Tech-Forums think?
__________________

sams3489 is offline  
Old 05-31-2009, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default Re: Good Deal on a Dell?

Seems okay to me. I'm not a big Dell fan but the XPS and Vostro lines seem to be alright. The video card seems a little on the week side but since you've got the 13" screen that's pretty normal too. I'd give it a thumbs up.
__________________

__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 05-31-2009, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Default Re: Good Deal on a Dell?

Yes, the video card is a bit weak. I could not find one on the Dell Outlet store that had the Dedicated Card so I just went with the 9400 M G. Like I said, I'm not going to be running Crysis on this thing.
sams3489 is offline  
Old 05-31-2009, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default Re: Good Deal on a Dell?

It's a good enough card, I'm sure you'll be happy. Plus it won't kill your battery life like the higher end cards do.
__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this a good deal for me? braz Off Topic Discussion 3 03-26-2008 05:46 PM
good deal for RAM? cinaibur System Upgrades 8 01-12-2008 07:47 AM
Good deal on Ram luke87 Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 22 10-03-2007 11:43 AM
is this a good deal for a monitor ????? siddanth3 New Systems | Building and Buying 14 10-01-2007 02:48 PM
Case: Bite on a good deal or wait? mrfluffles New Systems | Building and Buying 3 03-27-2007 07:49 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.