If calling Dell and asking this question resulted in a DOA computer maybe its time to shop elsewhere. If they don't know their own products this is surely a bad sign.
I am looking for a suggestion for the best Dell that is both a replacement for my desktop as a small business computer and a good laptop for audio/visual for the road (movies, presentations, trip entertainment).
I have a Lattitude for work now that is a GREAT business laptop computer. It has GREAT docking capabilities and is nearly bulletproof. Its screen is somewhat small for audio/visual and it is not 16 X 9.
I got a Dell XPS M1530 (that failed on receipt) that looked like it would be a great audio visual computer, but did not have the docking features that the Lattitude did. I was not sold on the glossy screen (the Lattitude has a matt screen which I liked). With Bluetooth, 802.11 and the wireless assessories available today, I don't know if all the docking features of the Lattitude are necessary. I would like to use my desktop 17 inch screen, a standard keyboard & mouse and possibly the audio system I now have for my desktop. I would like to keep the price between $1,000 and $1,500.
What Dell computer do you suggest?