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Old 05-23-2008, 02:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A 256mb 8600m gt should be better than a 512mb 8600m gs. If you need to save money downgrade the cpu but I wouldn't go any lower with the graphics card since the gpu will be the limiting factor for gaming.

If you are willing to get a 17inch display this laptop has an 8800m GTS which will be allot better at gaming.

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Old 05-24-2008, 10:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well the Dell people said that they put different parts in their XPS systems than their Inspiron series...started to look at inspiron until they said that XPS systems are meant to withstand better heat and stuff. Is this true? or are they just blowing smoke?

Also, need to stick with Dell cuz my student discount brings stuff cheaper than anything else.

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