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Old 07-04-2007, 07:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to major in computer science. And look, I know I don't need this much power, but I think this price is pretty good for what it is... a laptop. I plan to game on it, and run 3d apps, that I've coded. And be pretty quick at rendering scenes for 3ds max 9, and photshop.

Dell Inspiron 1520
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7300 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/4MB cache)
Genuine Windows ® Vista Home Premium Edition
High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch display (1440x900)
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
160GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive)
Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)

Total (Pre-tax): $1,348.00
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what you mean "for me" i have a $1500 max budget.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i like your choices, should make a good build
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Jeez that's a tight laptop for some gaming. Good selection!
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i know, thats why i purposely waited till, like now because i knew that geforce 8 mobile series was gonna be out. And the 7.2k rpm drive of that size is insane.
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yeah dude thats a really good laptop for the price.
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you build that at dell?

i tried to build that EXACT laptop and it came out to 1700....so...you did something wrong lol
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You have to use an online coupon to get the price, when you add it to cart,
you put in a $350 coupon code lol. Anyone can use these public coupons, you can get them here:

Dell Coupons

The coupon code I used was:
TSD1$NG00WFD4N

then customize from the regular link:
The Dell Online Store: Build Your System
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wow to bad i have to wait to get a laptop after Basic Training...that is such a sick laptop!
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dont worry they usually always have an equal deal, coupon more or less, the base price will equalize it. I prolly wont order mine until late july or early august.
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