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Old 11-25-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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I noticed dell is having some big sales lately and wondered if you guys have any suggestions to improve this kind of laptop:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen WXGA+ Display with TrueLife™
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 DIMM
120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability edit
128MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1300 HyperMemory™ edit
Integrated Audio

I was planning on using it for mostly music downloading, aim, iTunes, and Mozilla Firefox
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:17 PM   #2
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Looks really good to me actually. What can you update on it, if anything?
I'm hopefully going to get a lappy soon with the Core 2 DUO onboard
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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For what you want to do, those specs will defintely work--plus more. You can play virtually any game with that setup. Get it....or I'll take it from you, hehe.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:29 PM   #4
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I have a compaq presario 2100 and i'm sick of its b.s. always freezing. I usually keep the Norton crap disabled so that all the ram desnt get used up and i can actually semi-multi task.
Oh, i forgot to mention its a Dell Inspiron R1405 for $940.
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why not format your current laptop? it will run faster. nothing against the inspiron though

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Old 11-25-2006, 10:05 PM   #6
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Well, my current laptop is still under warranty and i could get a new battery, and touchpad for it, but the ram for it is very hard to find for some reason 266ghz is very rare. Otherwise i don't know what else i could do to improve it.
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i mean reformat as in reinstall windows....
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Wait why would i do that? Would that make it faster?
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