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dannymccann
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16th Oct 08 at 12:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking to upgrade, out of the components game for a little while now. Is there a fancy new processor coming out soon that will render all current ones a little obsolete therefore slicing the price down? Should I wait till after Christmas or jump in now? Im only looking for something which is moderatly powerful for browsing, watching vids and general study work
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to be fair with dell at the minute they are so cheap i doubt they will be much cheaper at chrimbo and if they are you get that much of a steal i wouldnt worry to much
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They've got 10 days of deals on at the moment. Their Studio 17 laptop is on offer today and the Studio 15 and XPS M1530 laptops are on offer tomorrow.
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All that info on their site somewhere or you got a link?

edit - found it on the main page

[Edited on 16-10-2008 by dannymccann]
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Hmm the Studio 17's are too much money and they come with gfx cards etc, I have a 360 for gaming so will leave them, might look at the next few days though see if the Inspirons have money off
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They are normally always the same price, they just make it up from different 'deals'

I'd personally look for a bargain brand new one on ebay.
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I didnt actually check ebay, worth a look, my uncle got his off there at less than half the price the corporate site was selling the same spec at cheers john

edit - im looking at getting dual core, whats the best processor to go for at the moment (based on the fact my budget is nothing over 350 really)

[Edited on 16-10-2008 by dannymccann]
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Just get as good a core 2 duo as you can.
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I just bought this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=200263319770

Seems a hell of a lot cheaper than what Dell would have it sold as

[Edited on 16-10-2008 by ed]
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I bought a brand new inspiron cheap from america on ebay a couple of years ago.

I now have 3 of them, because one was broken and one went on fire
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Will ones from America work over here, what with the differences in voltage and plug sockets etc?

The one you got ed has a proper small screen, ive got 14.5" or something now, definetly wouldnt want to go smaller I dont think, but atm im limited to 1024x768 resolution so that doesnt help
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Keyboard has 3 keys different I think, adaptor will plug into a uk socket with a travel adapter, you can get both a uk keyboard and adapter though.

Depends how much you would be saving, although things like that don't bother me.
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Meh, would rather not the hassle, plus the import tax they may or may not decide to charge me, had that issue before buying something in from AUS
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They go through a transformer so the voltage is irrelevant. In the unlikely event it is a problem, you can just get a UK charger and you'll be away. By far the biggest problem of ordering from the USA is the fact you'll get raped on VAT and import tax as soon as they try to deliver it to you...

Mines got a 13.3" screen with a res of 1280X800 which is pretty decent. I get on quite well with a friends Vaio with the same setup.
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Just get one of those Acer ASPIRE one's from Tesco, fucking
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Danny, suggestion if youre at uni... what about a Dell mini Inspiron with a mobile broadband connection? Free laptop, broadband costs 25 a mth for 24 mths

Just a suggestion
ed
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Because 25x24 = 600 and the minis cost 300.
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Yeah but if he needs broadband at all as well then it coudl work out cheaper, hence my suggestion
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Uni has Wifi everywhere. Im not sure how I would get on with a smaller screen, i like to have as big a screen as possible so I can spread docs out all over the screen, hate flicking between windows
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probs not ideal then
ed
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Especially as you only get broadband in a 3G area which is limiting.

 
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