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Old 02-05-2009, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting a new laptop at work, and so it has to be prebuilt from dell.

whats the best i can do for $900, not to exceed $950?

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Dell has an excellent website where you can pick the build and add or remove options from it. I would suggest going to there site and seeing what you like.
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What would it be used for?
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What would it be used for?
periodically i would beat the snot out of the processor, but mostly to be used once in a while to transport programs to be hooked up to a projector to show the general public something. i just need an upgrade because my workstation isnt going on the road...

and i realize i can go to the dell website to buy the dell specific laptop that i said i needed to get... ive done it now... i was looking for some help to see if anyone knew good price/ performance ratios for all of the varying different models that dell has...
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Do you have a preference on screen size? The best i would say would be the Vostro lineup from Dell based for small businesses. You can start off with teh basic 15.4" screen which starts off cheap like around $400 and upgrade it to what you want and come in under the price range you are looking for.

I just built one with a Core 2 Duo, 3GB of RAM and a dedicated 8400M GPU and select the 9 Cell Battery for extended life and the 1 year accidental care plan and came in at $877.

Full list of the PC i just built for that price:

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PROCESSOR	Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5670 (1.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)	edit
OPERATING SYSTEM	Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium, Service Pack 1	edit
PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE	No Productivity Software	edit
WARRANTY & SERVICE	1 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 1 Year NBD On-Site Service	edit
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Upgrade to 3 Yr ProSupport Service and Get Support Beyond Your Hardware
	Upgrade to 3 Year ProSupport for End Users and 3 Year NBD On-site Service [add $120]


LCD PANEL	15.4 inch Widescreen WXGA LCD Anti-Glare Display	edit
MEMORY	3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM	edit
OPTICAL DRIVE	8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+/-R write capability, with Roxio Creator	edit
VIDEO CARD	256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS	edit
HARD DRIVE	320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive	edit
WI-FI WIRELESS CARD	Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Wi-Fi Internal Card	edit
WEBCAM	Integrated 1.3 mega pixel Web Camera and Digital Microphone	edit
FINGERPRINT READER	No UPEKM ® Fingerprint Reader	edit
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BATTERIES	9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery	edit
ADOBE SOFTWARE	Adobe® Reader	edit
SECURITY	Special offer - Save $35 McAfee Total Protection for Small Business, 15-months	edit
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Protect your System against Virus, thief identity, Spam, Spyware and more with Norton Internet Security™ 2009.
	Upgrade to Norton Internet Security™ 2009 15 Month [add $35]


My Services & Warranties
ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE SERVICE	1 Year CompleteCare Accidental Damage Protection	edit
ON-SITE SYSTEM SETUP	No Onsite System Setup	edit
DELL DATASAFE™ ONLINE BACKUP 	No Online Data Back Up Installed	edit
PURCHASE INTENT	Purchase is Not Intended for Resale	edit
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SOUND OPTION	High Definition Audio 2.0	
Customized Pictaflex LCD Back	No Customerization LCD Option	
Processor Branding	Intel Core 2 Duo Label
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I'm curious to what your day to day routine would be on the laptop Mak213?
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Who me? I was only posting that for the OP. For me i would be able to run Office on there easily which could do Powerpoint presentations. I mean it would have 3GB of RAM so it would be comparable if not better than my current desktop. So really there isnt much that it couldnt do daily that i do now.
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Dell has some great ideas. You can go to their site and build a PC and see to it that it does not exceed your price limit
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Do you have a preference on screen size? The best i would say would be the Vostro lineup from Dell based for small businesses. You can start off with the basic 15.4" screen which starts off cheap like around $400 and upgrade it to what you want and come in under the price range you are looking for.

I just built one with a Core 2 Duo, 3GB of RAM and a dedicated 8400M GPU and select the 9 Cell Battery for extended life and the 1 year accidental care plan and came in at $877.

Full list of the PC i just built for that price:

thanks for being helpful, thats pretty much what i went with...
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Congrats on the new laptop!
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