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Advice on buying Dell Laptop


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#1 aubienc10

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:46 PM

My budget for the new computer is: I really don't have one, don't want to get over $1000. Wife has corporate discount (not sure how much)

What are the primary uses for this computer? Surfing, email, music, pictures, streaming videos (netflix and hulu), and writing (ms word docs), maybe some gaming

What software do you intend on using on the computer? not sure what I need to look for

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? probably multiple

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? yes

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:59 PM

Does it have to be a Dell laptop for the corporate discount or it can it another brand like this model which is a lot better then the Dell laptop.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:34 AM

That is exactly what I'd like, but unfortunately she gets her discount only on the dell. I'm trying to get the specific info on it, because it's possible the discount won't make that much of a difference.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:51 PM

If the discount is small then the Toshiba laptop is much better in performance then the Dell, since NewEgg doesn't have many models of Dell laptops.

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>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:25 PM

As it turns out, the discount will be pretty insignificant. I'm going to check that out, thanks killer.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

Ok, finding how much they discount the laptop for be a great help to me when finding a Dell laptop :)

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:16 AM

I think it was a 4% discount for something between $600-1000. Or you could get the three year service option and the discount would be 8%. One other question. On that toshiba, would I easily be able to upgrade to a 6 or 8gb of ram with that system?

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:21 AM

On that toshiba, would I easily be able to upgrade to a 6 or 8gb of ram with that system?

If you look in the Details tab:
"Max Memory Supported - 8GB"

It comes with 2 RAM slots with 2GB per slot by default (for a total of 4GB), but you can certainly add more later, if you wish. RAM is fairly cheap.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:18 AM

If you do decide to max out the memory to 8GB, you can buy this.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:48 AM

Yeah, it's too bad it didn't come with a 4GB stick instead of 2x2GB. Then you would only have to add another 4GB stick instead of replacing both 2GB with 4GB sticks. But...you win some, you lose some.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:58 AM

I would keep the spare ram sticks for backup, just in case the Kingston ram stick decides to die on you.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:22 AM

Of course. Better to be safe than sorry. :)
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