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New Laptop(s) advice please

I'm looking to buy two new laptops. One for normal home use (although it'd need quite a bit of storage space as I'd want to install Cubase on it) and one for taking out and about to do work on. I've always done OK with Dell and therefore I'm inclined towards them, however I'm open to suggestion. At the moment I'm using the Inspiron 1525 which has a set of quick buttons that I've come to rely on, so ideally, if possible, I'd like the two new laptops to both have quick buttons as well. So I'd be really grateful if you could suggest two laptops for me: The first being one that is reliable and solid for home use - ideally with quite a bit of storage space, the second doesn't need to be anything special as long as it's fairly small (I'm thinking alone the lines of the Inspiron Mini) and they both need to have quick buttons. The quick buttons bit is the biggest priority as I do a lot of audio typing and being able to pause it as I go along saves a lot of time!

Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks very much Happy

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Why not Dell again?

You like your current model so why not shop with them again?

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media quick launch buttons

I'd love to but apparently they don't sell 1525s anymore. I spoke to one of their advisors who said that there were still a few laptops they made with the media quick launch buttons and he said he'd e-mail me the details but that was two days ago and I still haven't heard anything. Even if I could figure out a way to work out which laptops still have the buttons then I'd be happy! I don't know if I'm being dense, but I just can't seem to work out how they're mentioned in the spec.

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Link, comment.

I'll start with the Cnet laptop picker at

I'll chose a mid price unit like the ones with the i3 CPU. No need to consider older units with dated Core 2 Duos.

Ok, Looking at the Studio 15 at I see mulimedia buttons and more.

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