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Looking for Some "Expert" help with the purchase of a Dell X

It is interesting, I spent 2 hours last night researching and trying to get halfway through the steps Dell has one go through when putting this Notebook together. I started wondering what they were doing by asking about GPS, all these extra stuff like batteries, chargers, etc. Anyway, I finally got some help from the XPS Expert Chat guy who convinced me to save it in a cart and he would help me finish tomorrow. he said he would get some kind of credit for helping or selling it to me. The last step had it at about $2300. I am not a gamer, no video making, just a Wellness Coach who needs the majority of the "main" stuff it has.

I am wondering if there is someone who would like to be my mentor as I try and put together the XPS that will be best for my needs. I have no idea what to think about Vista. I love XP Pro so that is what I got with the possibility of getting Vista and paying $10 for shipping. You think they could pay some of the minor fees i someone is buying a nearly $3000 machine.

But as far as many of the other stuff, I have a feeling they are double accessories, although they do not say it.

I would like to go through what I am purchasing who has no ties with Dell. Ah, BTW, I went to retrieve my notebook this am twice and it was there. However tonight it is gone. I think that XPS Expert guy got rid of it because he could not reach me today. I was at work all day so I had my cell off.

So that is where I stand and would like some help. If anybody knows about these processors, hard drives, RAM, etc. I would appreciate some help. Maybe we could both go on the site and interact that way somehow.

Anyway, my e-mail (which is a dumb move I know but I will delete all the e-mails after I find someone to help me. This is an address I use for stuff like this anyway.

Much thanks ahead of time. Happy and Blessed New Year,
Kooler the Man to Have.

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In reply to: Looking for Some "Expert" help with the purchase of a Dell X

Hey I took the liberty of customizing a Dell XPS machine myself for you. Bellow is the specs for the machine, now a few things. You really didn't give much information about specifically what this machine would be for, and you also did not give to much insight on what you really wanted to spend, so judging from the price you were talking about in your original thread, I went ahead and put this together.

My Components


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Why "N"?

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Why would you recommend 802.11n? He can't take advantage of that until several years from now at the very least. That's what I was told. Do you work for Dell?

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I like to think ahead

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Again the orginal poster has gave me no idea of what he wanted this laptop for, or price range. I gave him n thinking of the future. If you read my thread I specifically say that you gave me hardly any information. And much more would be great so I could help him price out a system that is good.

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way too expensive

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I have seen nothing that you wrote that requires you to get a notebook costing more than $1000.

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I agree

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KJT6660, you need to give as more information. From what little you have already given, I agree with linkit you will not require a machine costing more then $700, if that. I based the XPS config off of the price range you mentioned you were at in original thread, and in doing so I doubted that you would require a machine of this high end price and features. Give me some more information and I could cut back prices and features accordingly.

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I also agree with linkit

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Absolutely no needs to get a laptop as powerful as a Dell XPS !!!!!!

I play games like BattleField 2 and games like that with my Dell Inspiron E1505 ans it is perfect.

If you need the mobility of a 12.1", get a Toshiba. I think they are less expensive than a Dell XPS Wink

The Wireless norm "n" is, for the moment, a gadget. Gamers will "need" it maybe, but I pass my days in front of Firefox using a 54 Mbps Wireless G internet connection and I don't see a difference in downloads between the Ethernet ( 100 mbps ) and my Wi-Fi ( 54 mbps ). I always download between 400 and 600 kbps ... Gamers will maybe need this new technology because the wireless adapter sends a lot of information from the games ...

The Mobile Broadband Antenna is really nice ... Happy

A 7200 RPM HDD will offer you good performances, but it will take more power from the battery. I personnally have a 80 GB 5400 RPM and it is nice, even if I run applications like Photoshop, Illustrator or other softwares of this range ...

You don't need 2 GB RAM 667 MHz ... I have a 512 MB DDR2 533 MHz ( 1*512 MB ) and it is correct for websurfing and running office softwares ( Word, excel ... ). When I run Photoshop or Illustrator, then, my system slow down a little bit, but it is acceptable. If your computer is clean, the machine will respond well.

Vista Business ... Personally, I would not have it ... You don't have the Media Center software ! Do you work with your laptop more than you make multimedia tasks ? I think you don't ...

GPU is ok for a better future.

Dell makes very nice laptops. I'm really happy of my Dell Inspiron E1505 Happy

I've paid 1500 $ CDN ( arround 1300 $ US ) for my laptop. For an ultraportable, 2000 $ is the big limit ... And ask you this question : do you really need an ultraportable laptop ? If you carry it all the day, then, it is the best size. But if you plan to move it occasionnally, why not choose a 15.4" ? You'll pay less, games will be better ( beleive me, playing Battlefield 2 on a 12.1 " display is not the best ... ) and you can also carry it where you want.

This is all I have to tell you.

Good luck in your buying !

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In reply to: I also agree with linkit

I was led to the XPS for several reason. 1. My work suggested the CPS M Intel

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