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Old February 4, 2008, 04:55 PM
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Default Dell XPS M1530 or something else?

So the wife and I have been thinking about a new notebook to replace our HP n5400 (800Mhz PIII w/128MB Ram) for much too long. She wants something that does not need replacing for at least 5 years for general internet, email, photo browsing and office apps. I want something that will run games at a decent frame rate with some eye candy and can double as a production machine (Adobe CS3) if I need to take it on the road.

We do not plan on hauling this notebook around much, we just want it for the downstairs living room/kitchen/dining room area. A desktop just doesn't make sense here unless it was an HTPC but that means taking up the TV with a computer. We don't want a 17" monster notebook and a 13" is too small.

So we seem to have gravitated towards the Dell XPS m1530. Any thoughts on this notebook? I have read reviews and they seem pretty positive. Anyone know of anything else that may fit our needs for a better price or have experience with this notebook? Here's what we have picked out for $1648 +tax.
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7250 (2MB cache/2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB)
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED™
  • High Resolution glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1680x1050) & 2MP Camera
  • 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
  • 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT
  • Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)
  • 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
  • High Definition Audio 2.0
  • 3 year warranty
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Laptop: Dell XPS M1530 \\ T7500 2.2GHz \\ 3GB 667 \\ 6 Cell \\ 8600M GT \\ 200GB 7.2K \\ WSXGA+ \\ Bluetooth/Wireless \\ MS Blue Track Mini \\ Vista Ult. (RED)


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