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2008/05/19 15:35:44 (permalink)
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Buying Laptop Help

Im looking to buy my university laptop tonight.
Ive pretty much decided on a Dell inspiron 1525.
However there are lots of add-ons you can have with it. i was wondering if someone could help me decide on which add ons i need and what they do

General use of my laptop will be for:-

Word proccessing (general university work)

Internet browsing

downloading music etc

Maybe a game or two

watching dvds

watching live streams off the internet

Add ons

Base
Intel® Celeron Processor 550 (2.0Ghz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache) [Included in Price]
Or
Intel® Pentium Dual Core Processor T2370 (1.73Ghz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache) [add £15.01]
Dual-Core: Processes power as fast as your imagination: Two processors working as one
(those are comy and pasted off the site as i wouldnt know how to describe them otherwise lol)

Memory

1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512] [Included in Price]
OR
1536MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1X1024 + 1x512] [add £10.00]

Also ive decided on 80gb of harddrive as i cant see myself using much mroe than that?
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks

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    wood66
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/19 16:05:14 (permalink)
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/19 16:06:23 (permalink)
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    Which operating system?
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/19 21:05:16 (permalink)
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    Vista operating system.
    Anyone have any ideas what extras i should get?
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/20 16:20:51 (permalink)
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    Go for the Dual Core rather than the Celeron - 2 cores are better than 1. Can go into futher technical detail but you could just google "Dual Core vs Celeron".

    1024MB of ram is fine considering what you're wanting to do with it, but an extra 512MB for a tenner would be worth it.
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/20 16:25:03 (permalink)
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    Thanks b5l4ll
    I think im going for the package up now which has the Dual Core, 2048MB of RAM and also 120 GB of hardrive (which I will not come close to filling.)
    A dell inspiron 1525 with all that for £359.99
    Not a bad deal no?
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/20 16:58:49 (permalink)
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    That seems like a fair price. The thing to take into consideration when buying a laptop is - you get what you pay for. If you want to play games such as the latest ones, you'll need decent graphics support, and these days in a laptop you get that for in excess of £900. But a laptop IS for general work in my opinion... surfing the net, watching dvds...

    I had a laptop for £1200 to play games on an that was a year ago. Now it can't play what I want it to. Had a spent that much money on a Desktop I probably wouldn't be needing to upgrade for another good few months.

    lol but anyway, back to you! I've looked up the inspiron 1525 and it's got a good spec. If I was you, I'd google "inspiron 1525 reviews" to see what current users think of it.
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/20 17:31:46 (permalink)
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    Pentium beats Celeron anyday.
    Celeron is like the Kwiksaves or Lidl's of processors.
    2gb ram will do you nicely as well.


    Sounds like a good deal at 359.
    I rate Dell and have recommended them to a few people in the past who are also happy with their purchases.


     
     
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/20 23:46:39 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys for the help.
    I think i am going for the 359 one. All the reviews seemed positive so
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    RE: Buying Laptop Help 2008/05/20 23:54:02 (permalink)
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    I also got a Dell mate (for uni)

    When you order ring up and order as you can negotiate stuff with them.

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