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Old 25th April 2008, 01:42   #976
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Guys im switching from my Pavilion DV6138 EU entertainment notebook to the IBM Y510 775844Q please advise. IF any other options are available urgently.
nitroxx, the model number you have entered isn't an IBM ThinkPad but rather a Lenovo 3000 running on Intel Core 2 Duo. IBM does not manufacture laptops anymore, the entire unit was sold to Lenovo a few years ago... the component quality is not as good as it used to be...
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Old 25th April 2008, 09:51   #977
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Thinking of buying the Dell XPS M1330 soon. Anyone having an opinion?
Go ahead, without any second thoughts...and make sure you opt for the 3 year complete cover with accidental damage coverage....worth every penny.
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Old 25th April 2008, 12:59   #978
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Thinking of buying the Dell XPS M1330 soon. Anyone having an opinion?
A friend bought one on my advice. Excellent machine, very sleek & good performance. Just make sure you downgrade to XP.
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Old 25th April 2008, 14:58   #979
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A friend bought one on my advice. Excellent machine, very sleek & good performance. Just make sure you downgrade to XP.
Was thinking of the exact same thing. They don't have an OEM option. Will have to install it later.
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Looking for laptop. Requirements are:
- home use
- cheap !
- multimedia features are low priority
- core 2 duo
- 2GB DDR2 RAM
- 250 GB HDD
- win XP pre-loaded

What should I buy? Am inclined towards Dell since someone I know can get me a 10% discount.

The Dell Inspiron 1525 looks good, except that it comes with Vista. I'd prefer OS pre-loaded.
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Old 3rd May 2008, 22:23   #981
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Just placed an order for a DELL XPS 1330 in Black with all the bells and whistles!!!

Try as I might I couldn't keep myself away from that beauty!!

Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor
3 GB 667Mhz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Genuine Windows Vista Business with Aero Interface
Slim & Light WLED Display
250GB SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD Writer with Dual Layer etc etc
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with 128 MB GDDR3 dedicated Graphics Memory
Finger Print Scanner/Reader?
Wireless
Bluetooth
9 Cell 85Whr battery
Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse
Dell Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Ear Isolation Buds
8 in 1 Card Reader
McAfee Security Center 15 Months OEM

And all this WITH

Dell Care Premium 3 year complete cover with Accident Damage Protection!

Cant wait to get it delivered!

One question - DO you think Black is the way to go or would RED colour have been better???
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Looking for laptop. Requirements are:
- home use
- cheap !
- multimedia features are low priority
- core 2 duo
- 2GB DDR2 RAM
- 250 GB HDD
- win XP pre-loaded

What should I buy? Am inclined towards Dell since someone I know can get me a 10% discount.

The Dell Inspiron 1525 looks good, except that it comes with Vista. I'd prefer OS pre-loaded.
If you fine with Vista, Get Inspiron 1525.. It is vfm.
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Old 4th May 2008, 00:35   #983
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Why does one need to stick to Vista? Once you get the machine, install XP on it.
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Old 4th May 2008, 01:07   #984
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Why does one need to stick to Vista? Once you get the machine, install XP on it.
A couple of friends have had a bad experience in trying to do so. Driver mismatches etc.

This machine would be used by my wife, and I'm looking for a reliable out-of-the-box solution. She also intends to install SAP on it. HR module I believe. I'm hearing that SAP and Vista don't like each other too much. Hence considering XP Professional.
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Ask Dell if they'll give you a downgrade. Otherwise, my friend bought a 1420 a little while back & immediately downgraded to XP & he's not had any problems.
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I second what others have said regarding Vista.

Its a complete resource hogger.
remember all the bells and whistles come at a price (In case of Vista its the performance with which u pay).

Stick to XP till Vista SP 2 stable is released. What i suggest is to try getting OEM OS which i find is not offered as an option in Dell in most cases.

@ Vikram18. Go for the xps worth the last penny u pay for it.

@ Moralfibre : get a dell. I dont have a good experience with HP. Will not have the 100 BHP u have in ur ride

@ W 12 : I had an Acer myself for 2 years. Didn't have many problems though its a bit fragile and the body coating gets bad real fast. Suggest to go for Dell, Toshiba , Sony.

@ Nitroxx: Buddy as some one has already said, the build quality is no longer the same.

@ shuvc: You have a great balance of price and performance in the Inspiron.

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Is XP SP2 still being sold? If so,
- approx cost?
- where to buy online?
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Just placed an order for a DELL XPS 1330 in Black with all the bells and whistles!!!

Try as I might I couldn't keep myself away from that beauty!!

Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor
3 GB 667Mhz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Genuine Windows Vista Business with Aero Interface
Slim & Light WLED Display
250GB SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD Writer with Dual Layer etc etc
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with 128 MB GDDR3 dedicated Graphics Memory
Finger Print Scanner/Reader?
Wireless
Bluetooth
9 Cell 85Whr battery
Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse
Dell Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Ear Isolation Buds
8 in 1 Card Reader
McAfee Security Center 15 Months OEM

And all this WITH

Dell Care Premium 3 year complete cover with Accident Damage Protection!

Cant wait to get it delivered!

One question - DO you think Black is the way to go or would RED colour have been better???

sounds niice i want to know how much for. and also why are people complaining so much about vista i have been using for a year without any issues what so ever. its just so nice. i guess people are using old hardware and new windows. anything older than a year and vista hates it. upgrade parts and enjoy vista. i find it way better than xp. i am using both right now
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Is XP SP2 still being sold? If so,
- approx cost?
- where to buy online?
WHY do you want SP2 when the SP3 is already in market?

Product Information Center - How to Buy

you can get the prices too from here. as they are suggested by microsoft the prices wont vary much.
Try if u can get a better deal from a local vendor as these sites will charge u shipping as well (that too from the US)
you can get trial version too and the sites from where you can order online is given too....

happy shopping

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sounds niice i want to know how much for. and also why are people complaining so much about vista i have been using for a year without any issues what so ever. its just so nice. i guess people are using old hardware and new windows. anything older than a year and vista hates it. upgrade parts and enjoy vista. i find it way better than xp. i am using both right now
Jesal... My brother works for Dell.. so got it dead cheap!

And yes Vista on 1GB RAM was really slow!.. lets see if the 3GB is going to make any difference

I wonder if I am Dual Booting, I can map Outlook in both onto the same .pst - can I not?.. That way whatever changes I make in one will reflect in the other as well.
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