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Old 12-05-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Ordered my Studio 17 from dell

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1	224-7350	Studio 17 Laptop
1	312-0949	85 WHR 9-CELL,LION,PRIM BATT
1	313-4783	HD AUDIO 2.0
1	313-8043	17.3" FHD B+RG LED DISPLAY W/CAM,1745
1	313-8154	DESIGN STUDIO FEATURING 200+ DESIGNS
1	313-8870	8X DVD+/-RW DL,INSP
1	317-2449	Intel Core i7 820QM 1.73GHz
1	317-2714	4GB,DDR3,1333MHZ,2 DIMM,1747
1	330-4433	BACKLIT KEYBOARD,INSP
1	330-5790	ATI RADEON 4650 1GB,1747
1	330-6222	Windows 7 OS Label,CNB
1	330-6363	DELL RESOURCE DVD,BACK-UP,1747
1	341-9983	500G HARD DRIVE, 7200RPM,1747
1	410-1883	ADOBE READER 9.0,MLANG,I/S/X NB
1	410-2185	MCAFEE SAPPHIRE MUI,15MTH,I/S NB
1	412-0148	NO ISP REQUESTED
1	420-6436	PC-RESTORE, DIM/INSP
1	420-6576	DELL WELCOME,SW,DIM/INSP
1	420-7938	DELL CONNECT 2.1,DIM/INSP/XPS
1	420-9100	DELL DOCK CONSUMER,INB/XNB
1	421-0092	DELL-DOWNLOAD-FLAG
1	421-0187	DELL SPRT-CTR SW,64BIT,2.0
1	421-0323	WINDOWS LIVE SEARCH,MUI,CSMR NB/DT
1	421-1009	DELL WEBCAM SW 1.4 APPLICATION KIT,CNB
1	421-1362	DELL SOFTWARE,ROXIO 1.0, CNB
1	421-1367	WIN 7 HOME PREM, 64, ENG,INB
1	421-1445	Cyberlink PDVD DX 8.3 Kit,CNB
1	421-1582	CYBERLINK POWERDVD 8.3 DVD PLAYBACK,CNB
1	430-0701	Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini Car
1	467-5641	DESIGN STUDIO IMAGE
1	421-0304	MS WORKS 9.0/HS,ENGLISH,I/S/X NB
1	903-6437	HW WRTY + SVC,Studio1747,SOL,INIT,CA
1	904-5720	RTD,Studio1747,SOL,INIT,CA
1	920-5080	WARRANTY SPRT,INSP,INIT YR
1	903-6288	HW WRTY + SVC,Studio1747,SOL,EXT,CA
1	903-8441	RTD,Studio1747,SOL,1YR EXT,CA
1	920-5081	WARRANTY SPRT,INSP,1YR EXT
1	009-6800	SHIPPING FEE
1	330-4532	NO WWAN,STUDIO 17
1	420-8652	LOJACK THEFT RECOVERY SW,2YR,DHS
1	420-9800	DELL REMOTE ACCESS, FREE BASIC SERVICE
1	467-7772	INFO,LOJACK,2YR
1	900-3981	CC ACC DAM SVC,NB,2YR,DHS
1	991-1149	BUND. LOJACK THEFT RECOVERY,2YR,DHS
1	993-1919	Dell Remote Access, free basic service
Let me know what you think.

When it gets here I am going to wipe it clean and install Windows 7 Professional (free through my school) instead of Home premium. I will also be swapping out the 2x2gb ram with 2x4gb of ram for a total of 8gb DDR3 1333MHZ. I am going to eventually throw a solid state drive in as my second HD.

Which would be a more efficient use of the SSD. Using it as my primary HD and loading my OS on it, or using it as a secondary drive where i will store my media and my VMware files for school?
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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Putting 8GB of RAM in there is absolutely useless. 4 is more than enough. Why do you need 7 Professional? Will you be using a lot of VPN? A SSD drive is useless for you. Do you really need to kill 5 seconds off your boot time? Just save yourself the money and leave it as is.
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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I am in a network engineering course. I need to be capable of running multiple virtual machines simultaneously. I don't think the 8gb is overkill in that situation.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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How much did your studio 17 cost? I like the specs..but not really into ATI or Dell much :/ I would also think that SSD would always be best suited for OS and games. Let me know how you like it..since I am in a bind about which laptop I should get still...the HP dv7t or the Dell studio 17. both basic specs but different brnds..ecckk. X_X hate "laptop" shopping love desktop part buying
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
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well it was $2500 CND

Seems high BUT that also included the 2 year Complete care package (with low jack etc) which cost $200, a $90 backpack for 17" laptops, a $49 (closer to $70 after enviro fees) and of course over $300 in taxes.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:39 AM   #6
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It seems as if I just ordered the same computer 12/31, which should arrive no later than 1/28. It don't make sense that it takes almost a month to recieve it. I have to order a new computer because my HP dv7t went out on me 70 days after warranty. My HP is now showing a black screen, which this seem to be a well known problem with HP's computers. They will not recall this and want money just to tell you what is wrong with it. I will never buy another HP computer again. Now I am out of $1400.00, purchasing a my new Dell computer. I thought computers should last more than a year. Specs of new computer listed below:

Studio 17 Laptop $1400.00

1 Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor @ 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)

1 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz

1 Back-lit Keyboard

1 17.3” HD+ (900p) Bright LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera/Facial Recognition SW

1 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

1 500GB SATA HDD (7200rpm)

1 Black Chainlink

1 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

1 Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0

1 8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

1 Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled

1 Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-card

1 No Touch Software

1 No Productivity software pre-installed

1 McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 15-Months

1 85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)

1 3 Year Basic Service Plan

1 1Yr LoJack for Laptops Theft Protection

1 No Internal Mobile Broadband

1 Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)

1 Dell Remote Access, free basic service
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:44 PM   #7
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No later than January 28th eh? Good luck with that one. I ordered mine December 2nd and still have not received it. It looks as though they have no intention of meeting the updated delivery date of January 18th for me either.

Don't hold your breath. Expect to wait 7+ weeks.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #8
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SSD drives are limited in Read/Write, and for you, it'd be better to stick with traditional drives. I run 8GM RAM too, and I don't notice much from 4-6GM really. Stick with it as it is, and if you find the need, then go ahead, but don't throw a SSD drive in there.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:36 PM   #9
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It seems as if I just ordered the same computer 12/31, which should arrive no later than 1/28. ...
Don't hold your breath on Dell's delivery quesses. I think their automatic delivery estimate is about a month, but you can't rely on it at all. A couple of years ago I ordered a Dell laptop. After a half dozen missed delivery promises, I canceled the order at three months (!?!).
Now as a second try with Dell, I'm now waiting on a machine nearly identical to the one you ordered. Order date Dec 7 2009, delivery date Jan 8, 2010. On Jan 7, the day before delivery, I received a 'regrets' email promising further information within 5 business days if the laptop wasn't on its way by then.
That was two weeks ago. I've heard nothing further.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:08 PM   #10
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Default Re: Ordered my Studio 17 from dell

well i ordered my pc xps 9000 jan 3 esatmated delivery was the 22 got it on the 14 th never had a problem wih dell have 4 computers
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