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Which laptop should I purchase? Quick reply appreciated

I'm looking at two laptops currently. You can recommend others if you want.
Dell Studio Laptop $999.99
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Are nearly identical in respect to the cpu and "parts." The sony usually wins the beauty competition so I'd want you to do two tests.

Look at the display and which can you live with?

Use the keyboard and does either one make you think "I can't use this!"

Now you can decide.

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About Sony support.

If there is something learned about sony support it is simple. If you change the OS in any way, they walk. We saw this over the years with no drivers for machines for XP, Vista, 7 etc. Sony tends to issue a machine with an OS and if you change it you learned to never expect supporting drivers. This alone has some a little upset over support.

Outside of that, I rank their support as bad as everyone elses.

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All considered

All considered, like Bob said, they're nearly identical. The Dell is a bit cheaper and has a better video card, bigger screen, and a higher capacity battery. Of course that adds to the overall weight of the system.

I'd give the nod to Dell, mostly due to the numerous horror stories I have heard about getting any kind of support out of Sony. Dell isn't always the easiest company to deal with, but compared to what I've heard about Sony, it's a breeze.

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