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Choosing a notebook

by tillman62 / April 13, 2006 12:06 PM PDT

I am so confused by all the varied features available. I am a graduate student(employed full-time) in need of a laptop below $1500 but I am not very savvy with all the specs.

Basic Requirements:
1. At least 512 ram
2. At least 14'' monitor
3. CD & DVD Writer
4. Multiple USB Ports
5. Wireless connection
6. Not too heavy to lug around

I intend to use the laptop for home purposes as well....please give me your feedback as I need to buy one within 2 weeks! Can u recommend a brand, model and supplier if possible?

Thanks a million!

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Dell Inspiron E1505
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / April 14, 2006 6:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Choosing a notebook

Hi !

Actually, I think that the Dell inspiron E1505 is the perfect multi-purpose laptop. I'm personnaly looking for one with the Dell dealer of tmy father company's. It's a nice and powerful laptop.

Read a review of a E1505 user :

The Core Duo is actually the most powerful mobile processor with the highest battery life.

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Agreed on E1505
by Renard04 / April 17, 2006 4:35 AM PDT
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I am about to order one and it pretty much perfect for your basic needs that you listed. One thing I suggest is configuring one of the higher priced models to your liking and then apply a coupon and the price will go back under what you are trying to spend. All of this only if you do end up purchasing though.

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by jayhawkfan90 / April 18, 2006 5:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Agreed on E1505

When you say coupon, are you referring to their current discounts...such as free duo core and shipping?

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