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Laptop decision help

Postby beatdrum » Wed May 28, 2008 7:54 pm

I need help choosing between two laptops. I know very little about all this stuff, so I need help deciding. Assuming that they'll be used for your basic net surfing, emailing and occasional downloading, which of these two strikes your fancy?

Choice A

Module Description Show Details
Inspiron 1520 Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T2370 (1.73GHz/533Mhz FSB/1MB cache)
Operating System (Office software not included) Genuine Windows® XP Professional
System Color Jet Black
Memory 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
LCD Panel Anti-glare, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800)
Video Card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Hard Drive Size: 120GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1
Combo or DVD+RW Drive CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive)
Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0
Wireless Networking Cards Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
Camera Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007-includes Publisher + Outlook2007
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, 36-months
Battery Options 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
Warranty & Service 1Yr Ltd Warranty and Mail-In Service
Dial-Up Internet Access No ISP requested
Dell Recycling Support Reforestation: Plant a Tree for Me
Doms Camera Module Jet Black color w/ 2.0M pixel Camera
Processor Branding Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Label
Labels Windows XP™
DataSafe Online Backup Included 3 GB DataSafe Online Backup for 1Yr

Sub total:$1,159.00

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Choice B

Module Description Show Details
XPS M1530 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5550 (2MB cache/1.83GHz/667Mhz FSB)
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition
System Color Tuxedo Black
Memory 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
LCD, Color and camera Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch LCD (1280x800) & 2.0 MP Camera
Video Card 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS
Hard Drives Size: 160GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
Software - Adobe Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1
Combo or DVD+RW Drive Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)
Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0
Wireless Networking Cards Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
Productivity Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007-includes Publisher + Outlook2007
Software - Antivirus McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, 36-months
Primary Battery 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Warranty & Service 1Yr In-Home Service, Parts Labor,24x7 Phone Support
Dial-Up Internet Access No ISP requested
SECURITY Finger Print Reader XPS M1530
Environmental Options Support Reforestation: Plant a Tree for Me
Doms Camera and Color Black Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch LCD (1280x800) & 2.0 MP Camera
Processor Branding Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Dell Printer Driver Windows Vista™ Premium
DataSafe Online Backup Included 3 GB DataSafe Online Backup for 1Yr

Sub total:$1,319.00
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Re: Laptop decision help

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed May 28, 2008 9:55 pm

Id suggest posting that in the Tech Help forum.

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Re: Laptop decision help

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed May 28, 2008 11:27 pm

neither. if you're really getting a laptop to do: "basic net surfing, emailing and occasional downloading" then those are waaaaaaay too expensive and an overkill. you can do that with a entry model laptop for around 500 bucks these days.
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Re: Laptop decision help

Postby Madison » Thu May 29, 2008 12:31 am

KCollins1304 wrote:Id suggest posting that in the Tech Help forum.

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