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Dell Inspiron E1505?

by ksload / August 13, 2006 5:31 PM PDT

Now before I go out and buy this laptop I would like to know if im making the right decision. This laptop would be mainly used for college, multi-tasking, burning cds and surfing the web. Im looking for something reliable and fast. I dont want to spend more then $1200. Is this the best i can get for $1200? Would it do all that I need for it to do?

P.S. Im a baby when it comes to this. Thanks for all your help.

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I'm no guru myself
by jbeneshellfish / August 14, 2006 1:24 AM PDT
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I'm no notebook guru myself, but I have been researching laptops for a few months now and have pretty much come to the decision that the Dell E1505 (6400 here in Canada) is the best bang for your buck.

I was leaning toward the HP DV5000 series at first, but here in Canada, there is no option to order a custom machine. Since HP's pre-configured packages didn't meet my requirements, I think I have opted for the Dell. I don't know if you can find something better if you're in the US.

As well, I was just reading a magazine called Consumer Reports, and they gave the E1505 best-in-class for the workhorse model.

The E1505 has been getting pretty good reviews everywhere I've looked, with the excpetion of the usual offshore customer service complaints (which Dell is notorious for).

Hope that helps.

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Read my review :)
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / August 14, 2006 7:56 AM PDT
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by ksload / August 15, 2006 7:54 PM PDT
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thanks that review helped out alot. Seems like it is the best to fit my needs for the right $$

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(NT) (NT) I've had poor reliability from Dell. Try Asus or IBM?
by udayan71 / August 15, 2006 11:42 PM PDT
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by ksload / August 17, 2006 11:00 AM PDT

can you expand on that. What have you heard?

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My tales of sorrow.
by udayan71 / August 17, 2006 12:16 PM PDT
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I had an Inspiron 1000 which died a week or so after the warranty ended. That was pretty awful & it appeared to have been the fault of some poor motherboard wiring which finally gave out.

My Dell Dimension 4700 (limping along) had a horrific HDD crash where the disc physically broke. Again, warranty didn't cover it so I just got a new HDD.

This ThinkPad is awesome, the keyboard is the best in the world and the trackpoint is wonderful. My mum's office is equipped with a suite of ThinkCenters that run brilliantly and haven't needed hardware support once.

A buddy of mine has a pair of Asus laptops that he swoons over, so does his wife - she has the ultraportable, he has the desktop replacement. I can't remember the model numbers but you get the idea.

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