Getting a laptop this Saturday

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  1. End

    End You've got that shotgun shine

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    Going to use it as an all-around computer as I'm going to get rid of my really old laptop. I'm getting a laptop this year and a desktop next year.

    I'm thinking of getting this laptop:

    http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/nb_xpsm1210?c=ca&cs=CADHS1&l=en&s=dhs

    About $ 1 700 CAD after I customize it with the upgraded battery + 256 mb video card. 12.1" XPS

    or

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodd...=20354&PCName=laptop_toshiba&logon=&langid=EN

    About $ 1 600 CAD. Can't customize but comes with 15.4" screen, 2 gbs of ram and a 128 MB gfx card. Weighs about 8 lbs though :\ Almost twice as much as the XPS.

    Going to mainly use it for work (simple ms office, browsing, photoshop, etc.), but maybe some gaming on the weekends. I might be bringing it to school often so I'm not looking at any 17"s.

    Which one should I choose or should I get something in between in terms of size?

    Thanks
     
  2. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    have you checked out the Dell 1505?? They are very affordable computers
     
  3. End

    End You've got that shotgun shine

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    Seems to be abit too bulky. I kinda have my eyes set on the XPS right now.
     
  4. jeyur

    jeyur cum fairy OT Supporter

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    is weight an issue?
     
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    jeyur cum fairy OT Supporter

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    i hear the E1505 or E1705 for dell were overall pretty good with a lot better graphics card. It is about 7+ pounds though
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    bulky?? hmm dunno bout that. thought it was the same size as the XPS but i dunno. Now the 1705 is bigger than most laptops but it's got a lots of power

    if you want streamlined...check out the macs...those things are sweet.
     
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  8. Kabluey

    Kabluey Snowboard, DSLR, Broly - Punchin' holes in souls

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    Simply the best bang for the buck laptop is the Inspiron E1505. There is NO arguing that. Bulky? my ass.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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