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Topic # 11213 9-Jan-2007 21:24
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Hi there,

Well I am in the market for looking for a laptop for next year since I am going to university.

Now at the moment, my choice is between two dell laptops.

Dell XPS M120 $3,322
Specs:
CPU: 2.0GHZ Core2 Duo
OS: Windows Media Edition
Screen: 12.1" 1280x800 Truelife with web cam
Memory: 1x1024mb 667MHz DDR2 (Will get another 1024 stick from the comp store, if it doesn't void the warranty?)
Sound: Integrated
Graphics: 256mb NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
HDD: 60GB SATA 7400RPM (I have got an external 300GB Drive)
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW duel layer
Battery: 9 Cell, last up to 8 hours.
Wireless: Internal a/b/g and bluetooth
Office: Microsoft Small Business
TV Tuner with remote
Weight: 2KG

Dell Dell Inspiron 6400 $3,143
Specs:
CPU: 2.0GHZ Core2 Duo
OS: Windows Media Edition
Screen: 15.4" 1280x800 Truelife
Memory: 1x1024mb 667MHz DDR2 (Will get another 1024 stick from the comp store, if it doesn't void the warranty?)
Sound: Integrated
Graphics: 256mb ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Hypermemory
HDD: 60GB SATA 7400RPM (I have got an external 300GB Drive)
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW duel layer
Battery: 9 Cell, last up to 4 hours.
Wireless: Internal a/b/g and bluetooth
Office: Microsoft Small Business
Weight: 3KG

So yea, sorta trying to decide what one I should go for.  Like the XPS has better battery life (prob because it is smaller) and lighter, and since I will be using it for university that is attractive, but the screen is so small... heh.

Also if anyone else could recommend some sorta other laptop if they think there is a better one out there.  Price is $3,500 MAX, really want it around $3,000


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  Reply # 57419 9-Jan-2007 21:47
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I would go for the Inspiron. Pity it doesn't have Nvidia graphics. I would rather that than the ATI card. Especially if you were to upgrade to Vista

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  Reply # 57680 11-Jan-2007 22:51
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Looks like all the benefits are with the XPS. The only thing would be the screen size, ands if that matters to you then go for the Inspiron. Personally, I would go for the XPS out of those two.

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  Reply # 57683 11-Jan-2007 23:38
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They seem a bit expensive, why not go for this with one of these comes out at $2,890 and you get a bigger hdd.

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  Reply # 57703 12-Jan-2007 10:55
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Sony Vaio - SZ or C series - ultra light and powerfull + good battery life.

I have one of each and can highly recommend them.




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  Reply # 57704 12-Jan-2007 11:03
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screensize are excusable, as both have same resolution.

I'd go for XPS, being that I've stepped down from 1680x1050 with 15.4" to 7" 800x480 of my UMPC. It makes things a bit trickier to work around but it is suffice! :-)




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  Reply # 58513 22-Jan-2007 19:37
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Well I have gone for the XPS, because of the better battery life and that I will be able to carry it around a bit more easily.  Also I get some business discount I think through a friend :)

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