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Old 02-27-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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I want to get a new laptop soon for my birthday coming up in a few days. The computer will be for college i am soon to be a freshman. I was looking at dell's inspiron e1705 and was wondering if it is too risky to buy the duo core processor. I have herd that there are a few kinks but would they have been worked out by now. I want this laptop to be my only computer. I want to game and have a big enough screen for movies and it should be comfortable enough for working. If anyone has any suggestions on other computers please let me know. Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:35 PM   #2
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first of all, learn to spell laptop
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:44 PM   #3
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Gaming laptops are pretty expensive.

Go with the Dell XPS laptop.
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/prod...=19&l=en&s=dhs
Those are all the choices for gaming laptops.

Dell and Alienware are the only 2 companies that I really see that make laptops for gaming. But Alienware is on the expensive side.
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Have fun lugging a monster gaming laptop around school too. Some of those things are so big....like the alienwares...damn

But yeah that's a good choice to go with the XPS series from Dell.
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:02 PM   #5
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ok first of if you are going to get a laptop for gaming, don't get a Duo Core. The Single Core is better then with the other money (that you didn't spend getting a Duo Core get some more RAM)
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:43 PM   #6
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OK as everyone else is saying "first off" The duo CAN be used for gaming. For proccessing time it outperformed the P4 PD and X2. I would get the duo it is very very fast. Look for at least the 1.8 duo though. I would not go with dell. try sony

plus with the duo you will get 20% more battery life then the PM

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look, if it's for college, you don't necessarily need games, but I would recommend the Gateway Convertible. It was just released, with windows xp tablet edition. I tried on out in price club, and WOW was it amazing. I would definitely recommend it, it would be such an ease to just jot down notes and whatnot, and best of all, you'll get to show off

here's a link..take a look!

http://www.gateway.com/programs/convertible/index.shtml
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XPS are too bulky get that gateway or a sony laptop , and there is a nice panosonic laptop out there
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