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Which config is better for the dell e1505?

by The One61542 / February 27, 2007 11:24 AM PST

I was just wondering which config is better

Intel

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E1505

I have an Inspiron E1505. Pretty good machine !

Excepted if you are a power-user, it is useless to get the 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo. This is not a gamer machine so the extra 2 MB L2 Cache will not be very usefull. Sure, if you make a lot of video/audio encoding, this is the best CPU you can get. But if you're a normal home-user, save your money or take the 7200 RPM hard-drive. The performance gain is better with the 7200 RPM HDD than the 2 GHz Core 2 Duo.

Make sur to get a DVD burner ... I think your option is only a CD burner. I'm not sure. Verify this.

The Intel PRO/Wireless option is the best.

For the RAM, sure, you'll get more performance weith 2 GB, but this can be totally useless if you only make web surfing, e-mails and word processing... If you want 1 GB of RAM, take the option 1 DIMM. You'll have a 1x1024 MB stick and a free slot for a future upgrade.

The X1400 is the most powerful GPU available for this model. I get 910 points in 3DMark06 with Catalyst 7.1.

On XP, you can get up to 6:30 hours of battery life with the 9-cell battery. If you think you'll carry your computer a lot, then, this could be a nice option to take.

The Sound Blaster Audigy HD is a software, not a hardware option. I think this is a software to optimise the sound of your laptop, something that slow down your computer start up ...

Pay attention to the screen option. If you're planning to read a lot on it, take the 1280x800 screen resolution. For a lot of multi-tasking / photo editing, then, a hier resolution display will be more appreciated.

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by The One61542 / February 28, 2007 8:27 AM PST
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you can choose a dvd-burner

what laptop do you recomend for semi/hardcore games at a buget of $1100

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oops 4got to say
by The One61542 / February 28, 2007 8:32 AM PST
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ohh and i 4fot to ask what is the best config for gaming

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Gaming
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / March 1, 2007 5:34 AM PST
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The best config for gaming is a desktop PC, not a laptop. A laptop is made to work, not to play.

If you want something good in games, look at the Dell XPS M1710. Very expensive ( near 3000 $ CND !!! ).

You won't get the same gaming performances on a laptop than a desktop. Mobile GPUs are underclocked to save energry from battery. Overclock you GPU and you'll worry about a possible overheating.

For an occasional gaming, I find the X1400 pretty good. I can play BF2 at medium settings with only 512 MB of RAM ( 128 MB on-board VRAM ). For more performances, get the X1600 or GeForce Go 7600. But these GPUs are rare in the 15.4" laptop size. Look at Asus to get these GPUs.

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