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#1 huecares123

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:40 PM

This is what I'm looking at...I appreciate any feedback

 

 

 

 

Dell Latitude E7450 Dell Latitude E7450 BTX Operating System Windows 7 Professional English/French 64bit (Includes Windows 8.1 Pro License) Memory 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory Keyboard Internal Dual Pointing Backlit Keyboard (English) Driver Driver for Dell Wireless 1560 (802.11ac 2x2, WiFi & BT) Hard Drive 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Mouse No Mouse Selected Wireless Dell Wireless™ 1560 (802.11ac 2x2, WiFi & BT) Cable Power Cord, US Documentation/Disks Safety/Environment and Regulatory Guide (English/French Multi-language) Hardware Support Services 3 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis Systems Management Intel Management Engine Controller Diagnostic CD / Diskette No Resource DVD PalmRest No Fingerprint Reader or Smartcard Reader for Dual Point Placemat Quick Reference Guide in English, Spanish, French TAA No TAA Order Information Non-Canada orders only Primary Battery 3-cell (39Whr) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™ Mobile Broadband No Wireless WAN Card Chassis Options NO mSATA Interposer Carrying Cases No Carrying Case E-Star ENERGY STAR 6.0 System Configuration Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor, UMA graphics Processor Intel® CoreTM i5-5200U (Dual Core, 2.2GHz, 3M cache, 15W) Encryption Software DDPE Personal Edition License + ProSupport for Software 1 Year Docking Solutions No Docking Station UPC Label NO UPC LABEL Packaging Ship Material, Mix-Model, eDock All in one Solution No Stand FGA Module GoliadMLK14_Generic_BTO DVI to VGA Adapter No Accessories Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite No Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Software Label Regulatory Label Hard Drive Software No Intel Rapid Start or Smart Connect Processor Branding Intel® Core™ I5 Label Labels No Intel® Ultrabook Logo LCD 14" HD (1366 x 768) Anti Glare (16:9) WLED, Camera and Microphone, WLAN/WWAN support Office Productivity Software Microsoft® Office Trial, MUI Non-Microsoft Application Software Additional Software 7 Protect your new PC No Security Software Power Supply 65 Watt AC Adaptor Operating System Recovery Options Windows 8.1 English OS Recovery - DVD Dell Backup & Recovery Dell Backup and Recovery Basic Transportation from ODM to region Standard Shipment Keyboard Lattice US Keyboard Lattice, Dualpoint, eDock Configuration Details Flexible Catalog Config 01


Edited by hamluis, 16 September 2015 - 03:46 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Buying New - Hamluis.


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#2 huecares123

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:42 PM

I should add...it must have a backlite keyboard, windows 7 and a long battery life. If I can't get those things I'm moving to a Mac.

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:45 PM

hmm this all looks good to me its so bunched together the way you posted it that its hard to sort it all out.


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:54 PM

Automatic.... I did a copy paste and it showed up as I jumbled mess...sorry

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:59 PM


Dell Latitude E7450 Dell Latitude E7450 BTX E7450X

Operating System Windows 7 Professional English/French 64bit (Includes Windows 8.1 Pro License)

Memory 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory 4G1D6

Keyboard Internal Dual Pointing Backlit Keyboard (English) KSFBP2E

Driver Driver for Dell Wireless 1560 (802.11ac 2x2, WiFi & BT) 1560DR

Hard Drive 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive 500GBH

Mouse No Mouse Selected NOMS

Wireless Dell Wireless™ 1560 (802.11ac 2x2, WiFi & BT)

Cable Power Cord, US PWRUS [450-AAEJ]

Documentation/Disks Safety/Environment and Regulatory Guide (English/French Multi-language) EFDOC [340-AGIK]
21
Hardware Support Services 3 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis NBD3B [997-9456]
[997-9466]
29
Systems Management Intel Management Engine Controller UMID [631-AAMW]
49
Diagnostic CD / Diskette No Resource DVD NRDVD [430-XXYG]
50
PalmRest No Fingerprint Reader or Smartcard Reader for Dual Point PWOSECD [346-BBLV]
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Placemat Quick Reference Guide in English, Spanish, French PLMTESF [340-ANHE]
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TAA No TAA NOTAA [340-ACQQ]
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Order Information Non-Canada orders only USNONE [332-1286]
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Primary Battery 3-cell (39Whr) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™ 3CELL [451-BBKC]
112
Mobile Broadband No Wireless WAN Card NOWW [362-BBBB]
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Chassis Options NO mSATA Interposer NOITPR [400-ABKR]
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Carrying Cases No Carrying Case NONE [460-BBEX]
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E-Star ENERGY STAR 6.0 ESTAR [387-BBID]
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System Configuration Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor, UMA graphics 5UNSE [338-BFJZ]
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Processor Intel® CoreTM i5-5200U (Dual Core, 2.2GHz, 3M cache, 15W) I55200 [379-BCBW]
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Encryption Software DDPE Personal Edition License + ProSupport for Software 1 Year PDPE1Y [421-9984]
[954-3455]
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Docking Solutions No Docking Station NONE [452-BBFV]
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UPC Label NO UPC LABEL NOLBL [389-BCGW]
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Packaging Ship Material, Mix-Model, eDock DSHPMX [340-AAPP]
[340-AMIZ]
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All in one Solution No Stand NOSTND [575-BBCH]
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FGA Module GoliadMLK14_Generic_BTO FG0042 [998-BJQC]
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DVI to VGA Adapter No Accessories NONE [461-AABV]
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Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite No Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Software NODDP [634-BENZ]
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Label Regulatory Label REGLBL [389-BEWX]
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Hard Drive Software No Intel Rapid Start or Smart Connect NONE [551-BBBJ]
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Processor Branding Intel® Core™ I5 Label COREI5 [389-BCMQ]
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Labels No Intel® Ultrabook Logo NOLBL [389-BDBY]
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Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:12 PM

It appears to be a laptop. How much is it?



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:19 PM

$1570 on sale for $1099 but that includes


Hardware Support Services 3 Year Hardware Service with In-Home/Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:36 PM

There is an E7450 on Dell site right now for $999. It includes 3 year support from Dell. It includes these things:

 

  • Intel® CoreTM i3-5010U (Dual Core, 2.1GHz, 3M cache,15W)
  • 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L Memory
  • Internal Dual Pointing Backlit Keyboard (English)
  • 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive
  • Dell Wireless™ 1560 (802.11ac 2x2, WiFi & BT)
  • Intel Management Engine Controller
  • Fingerprint Reader, Smartcard Reader, Contactless Smartcard Reader for Dual Point
  • 14" HD (1366 x 768) Anti Glare (16:9) WLED, Camera and Microphone, WLAN support
  • 4-cell (54Whr) Lithium Ion battery with ExpressCharge™

 

That appears to be identical to the one you found. I personally have found the Dell Latitude series to be a very good laptop. What is it you plan to do with that laptop?



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:55 PM

Just general stuff, watching my stock portfolio and things like that. Not for business.

The system you found sounds good, thank you. I have one more question. How dangerous

is it to buy a windows 7 knowing updates will stop?

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 05:03 PM

It's not "dangerous". Not yet. One day, the year 2020 I think, Microsoft will stop updating Windows 7. That laptop comes with a free upgrade to Windows 8.1, which which will outlast Windows 7 in terms of updates, for years to come.

 

Considering what you are going to use the computer for, you could always go cheaper. The Dell Inspiron series is noticeably cheaper than the Latitudes. That is because they are slower, less sophisticated hardware. But, it is still fine for what you are doing, general web browsing. I do not have experience personally with the Inspiron series (though I have fixed a few), but I am certain somebody here does. Hopefully, they chime in with some advice.



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 05:13 PM

The year 2020...good to know
I don't really want to learn a new system at my age. I've seen friends struggle trying to navigate 8.1...not for me


Any thoughts on a PC vs. Mac?

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 06:02 PM

8.1 is not so bad once you install things like ClassicShell. Among the things it does is change the Start Menu back to the way it was in Windows 7 and below. It could even make the Start Menu look like the Windows 95 Start Menu. Even with ClassicShell there is this and that different about it. Very annoying when all you want is this one control panel or whatever.

 

 

Any thoughts on a PC vs. Mac?

 

 

You're askin' the right guy. Grew up with Macs, was a Mac user until late college. Now I do both, but personally I only own PC's, for now.

 

What is that you want to know regarding PC vs. Mac? It's a big topic, one I am eager to discuss. But, it's a big question.

 

The short answer with PC vs Mac is: Mac is high-end compared with Windows. Mac has a more refined user interface and many features that are incredibly useful compared with Windows. But, it is more expensive, of course.

 

What do you want to know specifically?



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 03:52 PM

My main question is if I opt for a Mac, how hard is it to learn? I love Mac's with retina display and the battery life is good. Price is high but may be worth it.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 04:50 PM

It's worth it if you are going to use often enough. If it sits a lot and remains at the same desk for most of its life (making it a desktop essentially), then it is better to get a PC, the cost would be much lower.

 

The learning curve is not really an issue, Macs are very user friendly. It will take you some time to adjust, but I have never seen a person struggle with Mac OS. Well, almost. :P

 

Thing is, you can get high quality components if you know what to shop for, you don't need to spend thousands on a laptop. The cost in a mac goes in to the design of the computer, its operating system, etc. If you rarely take your laptop places/drop it on the ground, it might be better to just get a PC laptop.

 

How often do you leave the house with your laptop?



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:15 PM

Gorbulan

Good points. I use my laptop around the house only. Sounds like I should stick with a Pc. My laptop is running great but it's five 5 old and the screen is loosing it's brightness,

I know what I want in a computer 1/backlite keyboard 2/good sound 3/ good battery life 4/ windows 7. I found a Dell Inspiron that's a good buy....here it is

SYSTEM COMPONENTS


Inspiron 15 5000 series, Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (includes Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit License and Media) Unit Price $941.99
Save $173.99 on Select Inspiron 15 5000 Series through Dell Small Busines



Catalog Number: 4 CAI155W7PB2362

Inspiron 15 5000 series Inspiron 15 5000 series
Operating System Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (includes Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit License and Media)
Memory 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx2)
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard, English
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® 920M 4GB DDR3
Driver 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1Hard Drive 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

CD ROM/DVD ROM Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1
Cable Power Cord, US/CAN
Service 3 Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis
Systems Management Windows System Drive
Primary Battery 40 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (removable)
E-Star Energy Star Compliant
Processor 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Support Tech Sheet and Powercord Dell.com Order
Color Choice Theoretical Gray, Matte Metallic IMR
Packaging Shipping Material
FGA Module Tulip151603_2362/US/CA/CCSM/BTO
Optical Software No Optical Drive Software
Additional Settings FastAccess Facial Recognition
Label Regulatory Label,DIS
Processor Branding Intel Core I7 Label
Labels Palmrest Label,USENG, Win8/10
LCD 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display
Microsoft Application Software No Office License Included
Non-Microsoft Application Software Additional Software
Protect your new PC McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
Power

Edited by huecares123, 18 September 2015 - 01:17 PM.





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