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Old 07-21-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default DELL Inspiron 15

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...ps_great_deals

that's what im thinking of buying for college

dell inspiron

2ghz pentium dual core
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I have a question, should i pay extra $35 for the core 2 duo?

all im doing is surfing the net and word processing, but i have a friend who is insistent on me getting a core 2 duo

i hear the core 2 duo is only like a 10-15% increase in performance. if that is the truth i may as well save my cash

also, should i upgrade to a 9 cell battery?
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Will you be taking your desktop with you to college or will you only have the laptop?

Budget?
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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desktop and laptop

i only wanna spend less than $500 for laptop. maybe $550 if its "exceptional deal"

i also have to spend money on a new psu, monitor, and sound system ($350-400?)

so i dont wanna break the bank
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:00 PM   #4
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What size screen are you looking for? A certain battery life in mind?
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batter as long as possible, but 3+ hours will be good

anything about or equal to 14 in should be fine
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:15 PM   #6
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Okay. Well, if you are fine with a 14", 01001010 recommends some good Lenovos in their business lineup that get very good battery life. So wait till he comes around or give him a quick PM. I don't know the model offhand.
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01001010 -- He seems to be the resident "what computer should I buy" guy on the forums. He'll be around with plenty of options for you.
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The Inspiron line is Dell's most basic offering. They're decent notebooks. If you can afford it, try Dell's Studio line.

Dell Studio 15
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The Inspiron line is Dell's most basic offering. They're decent notebooks. If you can afford it, try Dell's Studio line.

Dell Studio 15
they offer no increase in performance. why pay and extra $150?
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:26 PM   #10
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The default packages offer a better monitor, better build quality, and better overall design.
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