I have an Inspiron 6400 ( E1505 ). Very good computer.
If you want even more performances with the Dell, take a 7200 RPM. You'll have less battery life, but mnore performances. Take the 9-cell battery.
This Dell configuration should cost you an arm and a leg ... But this is a very nice config. Only one default : the wireless card. Take the premium card : the Intel PRO/Wireless. It worths the upgrade.
I am from Romania and I would like to buy one of the following notebook models (they have about the same price of 1300E here):
Dell Inspiron 6400:
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 2.0GHz, FSB 667MHZ, Cache 4096Kb
Wide Sreen 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) Display with TrueLife
Inspiron N Series Resource Cd (Diagnostics & Drivers)
2048MB (2x1024) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
160GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) Hard Drive
8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
AC Adapter 65W
Battery Primary 6 cell 53W/HR LI-ION
Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256MB with TV and S-Video Output
PCI-Express x16 for N-Series
UK Modem Cable and Adapter Internal V.92 Data, Fax, Voice Functions
European Wireless Card Bluetooth Network
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card, for Merom Processors
Free DOS CD Drop in the Box
Toshiba Satellite A100-599
Core2 Duo T7200(2.0GHz)
1GB DDR2 (533MHz)
160GB (5400rpm) SATA
15.4 Wide XGA CSV VA
DVD-Super-Multi (+-R DL)
NVIDIA GeForce Go7300(256MB dedicated)
Intel 11a/b/g (13ch), BT
Vista 32bit Home Premium,
1 year warranty
I want to use it for 3DSMAx, programming, photoshop, games, multimedia, etc.
Please help me choose one of them. Which one has the most problems? Which is the most reliable?