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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Dell laptop

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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Business, Service Pack 1
No Productivity Software
1 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 1 Year NBD On-Site Service
17.0 in UltraSharpâ„¢ Widescreen WUXGA LCD Display w/TrueLifeâ„¢
3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM
8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+/-R write capability, with Roxio Creator
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GS (128 bit)
320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Wi-Fi Internal Card
No Webcam, No Digital Camera Microphone Option
No UPEK® Fingerprint Reader
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8-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Adobe® Reader
Special offer - Save $35 McAfee Total Protection for Small Business, 15-months
My Services & Warranties
No Online Data Back Up Installed
No Onsite System Setup
Purchase is Not Intended for Resale
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High Definition Audio 2.0
No Customization LCD Option
Intel Core 2 Duo Label


$1264.99

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Well I need one with that crap...

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Flashbashbo wrote:
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Where the hell is the SuperGenius when you need him?

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you can do better than that for less. One of the computer gurus (other than Russ) will likely tell you how and where.

Don't shortchange yourself on the hard drive. Go huge, they're cheap.


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I thought you said you needed help, not buying advice.

Im going back to techready.


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BigMark wrote:
Where the hell is the SuperGenius when you need him?


It's a complete rip-off.

If that's your budget, get this one instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834147919


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robertpr wrote:
BigMark wrote:
Where the hell is the SuperGenius when you need him?


It's a complete rip-off.

If that's your budget, get this one instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834147919


I got that exact laptop but with the AMD processor for $700 at Best Buy.

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K6AZ wrote:
robertpr wrote:
BigMark wrote:
Where the hell is the SuperGenius when you need him?


It's a complete rip-off.

If that's your budget, get this one instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834147919


I got that exact laptop but with the AMD processor for $700 at Best Buy.


I don't think so, that mobo will not support AMD. Maybe a similar but not the same model.


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robertpr wrote:
K6AZ wrote:
I got that exact laptop but with the AMD processor for $700 at Best Buy.


I don't think so, that mobo will not support AMD. Maybe a similar but not the same model.


Do I look like a dope? Of course it has a different board with an AMD processor. As far as the typical user is concerned it is the same model. Look at the specs and tell me what's different besides the processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834147917

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robertpr wrote:
K6AZ wrote:
robertpr wrote:
BigMark wrote:
Where the hell is the SuperGenius when you need him?


It's a complete rip-off.

If that's your budget, get this one instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834147919


I got that exact laptop but with the AMD processor for $700 at Best Buy.


I don't think so, that mobo will not support AMD. Maybe a similar but not the same model.



Thanks Robert, the cat hair infested dude should not be reading my post's.

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I need this for a specific function...

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K6AZ wrote:
robertpr wrote:
K6AZ wrote:
I got that exact laptop but with the AMD processor for $700 at Best Buy.


I don't think so, that mobo will not support AMD. Maybe a similar but not the same model.


Do I look like a dope? Of course it has a different board with an AMD processor. As far as the typical user is concerned it is the same model. Look at the specs and tell me what's different besides the processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834147917


Optical drive: blu-ray drive included in the one I pointed to.
CPU Speed is slower in the one you pointed to (ignoring the brand)
Graphics card is far superior in the one I pointed to (GeForce 9600 w/ 512MB dedicated vs Radeon HD3200, which is an onboard graphics chipset with no dedicated RAM)
The one you linked is slightly heavier.
Your system has 1MB CPU cache, mine has 3MB and probably a faster FSB too.
Gigabit LAN in my system, only Megabit LAN in yours
And finally, the system I linked has a much higher wattage AC adapter which means faster recharging time and greater system stability.


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That's right bitches, The SuperGenuis schooled K6AZZ once again! nana:

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robertpr wrote:

Optical drive: blu-ray drive included in the one I pointed to.
CPU Speed is slower in the one you pointed to (ignoring the brand)
Graphics card is far superior in the one I pointed to (GeForce 9600 w/ 512MB dedicated vs Radeon HD3200, which is an onboard graphics chipset with no dedicated RAM)
The one you linked is slightly heavier.
Your system has 1MB CPU cache, mine has 3MB and probably a faster FSB too.
Gigabit LAN in my system, only Megabit LAN in yours
And finally, the system I linked has a much higher wattage AC adapter which means faster recharging time and greater system stability.


Let's see...

Blu Ray? Don't use it

CPU speed difference of 200MHz at those speeds is insignificant.

Gigabit vs. 10/100 makes no difference for internet connections and I don't think anyone buys a laptop to push gigabytes of data over a LAN

Cache is on the processor, 3MB vs. 1MB of cache does not equal three times better

Power adapter? When I was at BB both used the same battery so I don't have a clue why Newegg would be offering a different adapter.

Sorry, I don't think it's worth the extra $350.

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K6AZ wrote:
robertpr wrote:

Optical drive: blu-ray drive included in the one I pointed to.
CPU Speed is slower in the one you pointed to (ignoring the brand)
Graphics card is far superior in the one I pointed to (GeForce 9600 w/ 512MB dedicated vs Radeon HD3200, which is an onboard graphics chipset with no dedicated RAM)
The one you linked is slightly heavier.
Your system has 1MB CPU cache, mine has 3MB and probably a faster FSB too.
Gigabit LAN in my system, only Megabit LAN in yours
And finally, the system I linked has a much higher wattage AC adapter which means faster recharging time and greater system stability.


Let's see...

Blu Ray? Don't use it

CPU speed difference of 200MHz at those speeds is insignificant.

Gigabit vs. 10/100 makes no difference for internet connections and I don't think anyone buys a laptop to push gigabytes of data over a LAN

Cache is on the processor, 3MB vs. 1MB of cache does not equal three times better

Power adapter? When I was at BB both used the same battery so I don't have a clue why Newegg would be offering a different adapter.

Sorry, I don't think it's worth the extra $350.


$350 is the price difference you would expect to be seeing with a system that lacks a blu-ray drive and that lacks a graphics card, the system you quoted has integrated graphics. Those two items alone are the $350 difference and the graphics firepower is significantly different between the two systems.


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