Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Bona Fide, Oct 28, 2006.
$1691 - 30% discount = $1184
Not bad... but only a 100GB HD? Hm.
Its incredible that dell doesn't have gigabit ethernet standard. You can buy a pci gigabit ethernet card for $10, the technology isnt exactly black magic any more. Apple have had it standard in their laptops for 5 years.
Im not trying to get into a mac/pc debate, but gigabit eth would be a serious consideration for me if I was buying a dell
It's the largest 7200RPM drive they have. I doubt I'll fill up 100GB on a laptop anyway, and 7200>5400.
Well, I'm rarely going to be hooking into a wired ethernet, since most of the campus is WiFi-connected, as is my dorm room. Even if I was, I think 100MBps is pretty fast
When would a gigabit ethernet be practical for a simple laptop user?
It wouldn't, because most networks can't/aren't capable of handling it. Why pay extra for something (or why should dell bother including it) if it's rarely going to be used?
I'll bet that 50% of laptop users won't ever plug it in, they'll be on wireless.
because macs have it
I bought the 1705 with similar specs. THe probs, they said it was a 120 Gb HD when I bought it but I only recieved a 110 Gb drive - they also said it was Win 2k5 MCE but I received Win 2k4 MCE. I just discovered these issues so I'll be contacting Dell soon....however, all I'm really looking for is some sort of resolution because I LOVE this computer.
Well, as far as the hard drive is concerned, it may have been 120GB before formatting, but it was only 110GB after the format. And with Windows 2K5/2K4 MCE, there's no such thing. There's only one Windows MCE and that's Windows XP MCE, the latest update for which happened in 2004.
So really, the source of your problems is a misinterpretation of what Dell meant, and false information from Dell.
[mobbarley]If it doesn't have gig-e over glass and 4GB HBA's , it's ain't worth shit.[/dumbass]
Pretty sure you're wrong about the Win MCE:
Just checked the HDs in my other comp...I agree. IT's due to formatting.
Doesn't matter tho...I still love this comp. It's amazing.
One suggestion, stay away from Norton Internet Security 2007 if you get that comp. It conflicts with Sonic DVD and you get a BSOD when you insert a DVD in the drive. Sonic claims to have fixed this with their patch but it didn't work for me. However, uninstalling norton and reinstalling PC-cillin cleared up the problem.
However every reasonable PC motherboard (i've bought 3) in the last few years has had gig-e (two of which had dual gig-e). The laptop being core2duo must have a fairly new chipset, and imo should too.
Im not saying that everyone will need it / want it / use it/ notice any difference, but I would.
Sorry - but this is all you had to say - everything else after this isn't necessary.
Well yeah, I plan on throwing that OS re-installation CD right in after I get my laptop. It should get rid of all that bloatware and bullshit.