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Old 05-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wow well, sorry about the title, I had " Good Laptop Config?" and it cut it all off. Anyway, hi, I came up with a new laptop setup yesterday and I was wanting to be sure it would run well for what i need to be able to run. Well here's my new config:

> Dell XPS 15
> 2nd Gen. Intel Core i7-2670QM processor (2.20 GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo)
> NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1GB graphics with Optimus
> 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) Truelife B+RGLED Display w/ 2.0MP HD Webcam
> 6GB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz RAM
> 750GB 7200rpm SATA
> WIN 7 Home-Premium 64-bit
> Price ~ $940.72 (with discount savings and including tax and shipping)

Now tell me, is THIS a good setup for me? This is what I will be using this laptop for:

> Frequent and extensive iTunes playing
> Surfing the web
> Playing YouTube videos
> Playing some light gaming (WoW and RuneScape in low/med quality)
> Recording videos to my laptop through a Dazzle DVC 100
> Editing videos in Windows Movie Maker and saving them in HD
> Typing reports and other misc.

So how well would this setup work for all this? One thing I was concerned about was I didn't quite know or not, but is the Intel i7-2670QM a quad-core processor? Also, is this graphics card OK?
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I thought this was spam, due to the title. :P

All i7's are quad core. That graphic card is good enough for what you need.

That laptop should do all that you need. I don't particularly like Dell, but their XPS line is rather good. You shall be happy.
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+1. A good machine for basic tasking.
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It is a very very good Laptop for what are you planning to do ..

But there is one thing you must know .. Running old programs will not be easy there . AND never think of installing Windows xp on it ... I'm saying that because some of my customers refused to buy similler laptops because they want to run xp with win7 .. it is not impossible but it will be too slow with xp .
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VirtualBox!
It is much easier to install a seperate windows xp than teaching a customer how to work with Virtual systems.. :P
also there are issues with some devices when it comes to share or to use in the virtual systems and happens that these devices are alot .

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