Great price w/ Dell's Internet Coupon, Nice Screen, Dual Core Processors, Quick Build
Quirky Video Card, Much Heavier Than I Expected, Crapware
I ordered this notebook equipped with; 1.8 ghz dual core chips, 2GB Ram, X1400 Video Card, 100 GB Harddrive, XP Media OS, True Life Bright Screen 1600x1200 Resolution, CD/DVD RW Dual Layer Capable, TV Turner, XP Media Remote, 9 - Cell Lithium Battery and a 2 Year Complete ... Read full review
I ordered this notebook equipped with; 1.8 ghz dual core chips, 2GB Ram, X1400 Video Card, 100 GB Harddrive, XP Media OS, True Life Bright Screen 1600x1200 Resolution, CD/DVD RW Dual Layer Capable, TV Turner, XP Media Remote, 9 - Cell Lithium Battery and a 2 Year Complete Care / Accidental Warranty all for $1595 after using a Dell $750 off coupon.
This notebook arrived within 12 Days after placing my order online at Dell Website. It loaded windows very fast on the second boot up (about 27 seconds). I had to set up the laptop on the first bootup which took about 10 minutes. The internal wireless detector picked up a neighbor's broadband internet signal instantaneously (very nice). The screen was very glossy like and really bright. After tweaking a few settings is near perfect, however veiwing angles could be much better. Movies and certain TV shows looked beautiful and vivid.
Surfing on the internet wasn't as pleasing to the eyes as the fonts looked fuzzy and images (clip art drawingas) looked slighty blurred or grainy.
Video games didn't play that well on this notebook and that could be in part to the quirky video card which I will have to give Dell Tech Support a call about. For example, I tried playing the game The Sims 2, but the video card failed and a blue screen appear stating a "atidug3 fatal error" had occurred.
I also found Dell's Media Direct to be troublesome at first until I finally got the hang of it.
Overall, not a bad computer at all for the price and upgrades. Oh yeah, I can't forget about all the crapware I had to unistall. I kept McFee Virus Protection and Sonic Media Recording Software as I learned from a few forums how important Sonic is to burning DVD's recorded through XP Media.