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best performance for money

by x1800yolk / March 5, 2007 12:47 PM PST

I'm shopping for a laptop, and I'm taking many hours considering what I want in it. I'm trying to find the best performance for the money, and it is proving to be difficult... Like I said, I'm trying to find a laptop setup that has the best performance for under $2,300, by either getting an expensive base model or upgrading another model. I'm having trouble deciding how to balance the ram and processor and video card, along with the hard drive speed. I'm going to use this for gaming and video editing, and I don't mind how big it is. I was planning to get a 17 inch screen, but if 15 inch means better performance, I'll have to make the sacrifice. Oh, and no macs. Sorry. I would love to have some guidance! Thanks!

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I recommend the Inspiron E1705.
by Cyborganizer / March 5, 2007 1:09 PM PST

This price comes with a 256MB NVIDIA

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yep.
by JackTheCrow / March 5, 2007 3:00 PM PST

e1705 has the best price-to-performance ratio out of all gaming laptops.

make sure to use dell coupons to lower the price by at least 20%.

"I was planning to get a 17 inch screen, but if 15 inch means better performance, I'll have to make the sacrifice."

I'm sure you meant it the other way around.

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thanks
by x1800yolk / March 6, 2007 5:58 AM PST

Thanks for the advice! I've been looking at the dell a lot, but I can't get past one thing: for such an enormous laptop, why such a puny keyboard? It's the same one they use for the whole inspiron line. Anyways, looks like I'll have to get past that if I want performance. Thanks again!

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Keyboard
by Sheepish12 / March 7, 2007 10:01 AM PST
In reply to: thanks

I think it's a standard size keyboard, it just looks small cuz the laptop is so big.

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nope
by x1800yolk / March 8, 2007 6:04 AM PST
In reply to: Keyboard

It's a full size keyboard, but it's still the same size as the other keyboards on the other dell laptop models. It doesn't have a keypad, which is unusual for a 17 inch laptop.

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