I'm thinking about getting a laptop soon, and I wanted to know if anyone else on here has a Dell Inspiron 6000. Have you had any problems with it? Battery/Hard Drive Failure/CD Drive/Internal Wireless/Etc. My dad has one and it works great, but I wanted to see if anybody who has had one for a while has had any problems with it.
If I get one, this is how I'll have it customized:
-Pentium M 740 - 1.73 Ghz
-15.4 inch WXGA LCD Panel (I can upgrade to a 15.4 inch UltraSharp WSXGA+ LCD Panel, but is that worth 100 dollars?)
-512 MB Shared DDR2 SDRAM - 2 Dimms
-80GB 5400rpm Hard Drive - (I could get a 7200 rpm hard drive, but if a 5400 rpm one is still decently fast, i'll stick with that)
-24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
-Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps) I can upgrade to a wireless card that supports a/b/g; is that worth it?
-Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 - I could upgrade to a 64 MB video card, but all I'm going to do is watch DVDs and possibly play Halo
-6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (53 WHr) Is it worth 100 dollars to upgrade to a 9 cell? How much more battery life would that give me?
-Microsoft Works Suite 2006- Includes MICROSOFT WORD plus much more!
That's $893. Any suggestions of what I could upgrade, or suggestions for other brands of laptops would be appreciated.
Heres the link to customize it: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...=i6000S1&s=dhs
I actually just saw a deal where I can get $200 off any laptop over $999, so I have $107 worth of upgrades..what should I get?
Thanks very much for the help.