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Thoughts on Dell XPS 420

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Bob Vila, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    Looking to replace my old Dell 8600 laptop. Do you think the config below is suitable for Photoshop/Web Design activities? I don't game on PC, but would be using the tv functionalities through Media Center.

    Thoughts on price etc...

    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Digital Cable Support
    MEMORY 3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 4 DIMMs
    HARD DRIVE 500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
    OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
    MONITORS 22 inch SP2208WFP Wide Flat Panel with Webcam and Mic
    VIDEO CARD 128MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
    SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    TV TUNER & VIDEO XCELERATOR Hauppauge HVR1250 Hybrid TV Tuner and Remote
    KEYBOARD Dell USB Keyboard
    MOUSE Dell Optical USB Mouse
    FLOPPY & MEDIA READER 19 in 1 Media Card Reader and 3.5 in Floppy Drive
    WI-FI AND MODEM Internal PCI 802.11g Wireless Network Card
    SPEAKERS Dell AS501 10W Flat Panel Attached Spkrs for UltraSharpâ„¢ Flat Panels
    ADOBE ELEMENTS STUDIO Adobe Elements Studio for XPSâ„¢ 420
    ANTI-VIRUS & SECURITY Trend Micro Internet Security 15-months
    PRODUCTIVITY Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007

    I can pick it up for $1379.52 w/free shipping...
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    XPS stoner edition?


    not big on dell, but that is a great price. any chance you could get atleast business edition instead of home premium?
     
  3. Briansol

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    office home/student doesn't have outlook on it if iremember correctly... so if you use that for work, you'll need a better office program.

    the quad core is too much IMO. thats the proc i have and i've YET to spike it over 30% with 21312321 things open.

    3gb in 4 dimms is weird....

    its a dell.....
     
  4. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    hmm. Looks like a decent machine. That's for sure. I like my dell laptop. I've had it for a long time, I have a long warranty, and have yet to use it.
     
  5. CRX-YEM

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    looks good , and on a side note how much do you want to unload the 8600 for ??
     
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