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Buying a Studio XPS 16 Dell laptop!


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:31 PM

I am interested in buying the below system. It is a Dell Studio XPS 16. The total cost is $1551. I think this is a really good price for this laptop with these specs. Is there going to be any heating issues with this laptop. Is there another system that someone would recommend for similar cost. Would I notice any difference if I downgraded the Processor to the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8700 (3MB cache/2.53GHz/1066Mhz FSB), instead of the T9950 that is listed below. This would save me $94. Would appreciate your input?

My Components
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 (6MB cache/2.66GHz/1066Mhz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit
Microsoft® Works 9
2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
Edge-to-Edge FHD Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Slot Load Drive
ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 4670 – 1GB
Intel® 5300 WLAN Wireless-N (3x3) Mini Card
Additional 9-Cell Battery
High Definition Audio 2.0
Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module (2.1+EDR)

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#2 Slushy

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:54 PM

I am interested in buying the below system. It is a Dell Studio XPS 16. The total cost is $1551. I think this is a really good price for this laptop with these specs. Is there going to be any heating issues with this laptop. Is there another system that someone would recommend for similar cost. Would I notice any difference if I downgraded the Processor to the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8700 (3MB cache/2.53GHz/1066Mhz FSB), instead of the T9950 that is listed below. This would save me $94. Would appreciate your input?

My Components
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 (6MB cache/2.66GHz/1066Mhz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit
Microsoft® Works 9
2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
Edge-to-Edge FHD Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Slot Load Drive
ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 4670 – 1GB
Intel® 5300 WLAN Wireless-N (3x3) Mini Card
Additional 9-Cell Battery
High Definition Audio 2.0
Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module (2.1+EDR)



I would go with the 13 inch model, but that's just me. Look's like a great computer though.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:13 PM

Yeah, its fair price for the specs you've given. Personally I dislike the Dell Studio series, but thats completely personal.

The only thing I see is the extra battery- I doubt you'll need it, or you'll find that its hard to use very much.

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