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Comparison!

by freefall86 / March 4, 2007 1:34 PM PST

Ok, so I'm a big fan of the M1210 and was going to get it, but thanks to a wise post by a member of these forums, I realized that 12" is really a tiny screen. So I built an Inspiron to compare and there doesn't seem to be a huge difference performance wise though the price difference is huge.
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If I bought a 15.4" laptop, I would buy the D820.
by Cyborganizer / March 4, 2007 2:12 PM PST
In reply to: Comparison!

Sorry, but I really like the D820's WUGXA screen.
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Thanks!
by freefall86 / March 4, 2007 10:05 PM PST

That's a great suggestion though mine came up as a bit more expensive Silly and the stats are better then that of the Inspiron, is there any limitations on ordering from the business side?

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Information on the D820.
by Cyborganizer / March 4, 2007 11:57 PM PST
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The D820 has a matte screen that prevents glare in office light. This display lacks the contrast and bright colors of other laptops. The D820's video card is designed for 3D rendering software like Autocad, but it will run less demanding video games. I have not seen a 1920x1200 pixel display on a 15.4" laptop in person. It is probably great for video, pictures and spreadsheets. However, text will be extremely small because this display is normally found on 17" laptops. If you can find a Dell store that sells business laptops, look at the display in person. The Business side of the Dell web site looks a little different and the warranties are longer. Dell gives three options and claims the most expensive is the best price. Pick one from each category to find out which is the better price. Most of the time it is the middle "Smart Value" option. Other than that, it is just like the Home Office side of the web site.

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I like it but...
by freefall86 / March 5, 2007 9:43 AM PST

Yea, I was reading up on the video card options and it seems they aren't good for gaming at all, and seeing as I want a laptop with a stronger focus on gaming that's really kind of a deal-buster...is there anything else I should look at?

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Yes.
by JackTheCrow / March 5, 2007 9:46 AM PST
In reply to: I like it but...
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That is going to be my final decision.
by Cyborganizer / March 5, 2007 10:24 AM PST
In reply to: Yes.

I like the Dell D620 because it is lightweight and it has a magnesium-alloy case.

However, the ASUS A8JS has a superior screen and much more powerful video card.

The A8JS has a plastic case for some reason and the D620 only offers a matte screen.

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text size consideration
by linkit / March 5, 2007 10:12 AM PST
In reply to: I like it but...

Yep, those workstation class cards aren't the same as gaming cards.

If you haven't already, make sure you visit a local store to see text at native resolution on a WUXGA/UXGA display before you purchase. On a 15.4" screen, that resolution results in text that is too small for comfort.

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