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Old 01-27-2008, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which would you pick? Or suggest another if you like.
I like higher resolutions if possible, 2GB RAM, 160+ hdd's and no preference on video card, just taking notes and browsing the web so nothing fancy.
I do like next-gen wireless cards and bluetooth though, kind of "future-proof" to me in that sense so I can take advantage of those technologies as they become more popular.

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Inspiron 1420 would be my choice. There is very little in the laptops you provided that would put one clearly ahead of the other.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What the heck is making the vostro so expensive? It has a crap processor, crap graphics card... Is it the bluetooth or something? I am not too good with the bluetooth.

Also I thought dell had free shipping? Or do you live out of the states?
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Vostros are well built laptop's and i agree that they are to expensive.
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None of those seem very well priced to me. I think you could do better for a grand. Are you using any coupons or anything? Try these, you can get a better computer for less.

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I don't have to go Dell, they are just normally priced better.

The Vostro makes you pay shipping, only the Inspirons don't require it. The proc on the Vostro isn't horrible, still C2D and only 266MHz slower, not too horrible. Bluetooth only adds like $20, I think the Wireless N cards are $40-50.

I was leaning towards the 1420 myself, I'm wondering what the difference is in weight between it and the 1525.
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Dells aren't particularly well priced if you're not using coupons like I posted. You can customize an HP with the same specs for around $150-200 less than the Dell and I'd rate HP as being quite a bit more reliable in any event. You can get additional savings by opting for an AMD-based model over Intel.
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That Vostro seems way overpriced. But if you had to choose between the three, I would go with the Inspiron 1420.

If I weren't limited to those three Dell models, I would definitely consider an HP Pavilion DV2700T. They are already shipping with Penryns, and in a few months, the price for the upgrade should come down drastically.

DV2700Ts are just the right mix between size and portability, have much better design, and are built to a higher standard than any consumer Dells.
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vostros are way better than inspirons.
vostros are meant for businesses so they dont come with the unnecessary crap you dont need.
its junk free compared to the inspirons.
i can say this cos ive worked on both and as a matter of fact, im working on a vostro right now.
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total $850.
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