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Need Mobile Have $1500

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January 9, 2003 1:57:40 PM

Got $1500 to spend. Dell has some decent looking Mobile for around $1,500. Curious does anyone know how upgradable they are. I mean a few months from now when business picks up can I install a better video card or faster processor? Will it require a new MB?

Three CD-R's are running on their side...running on their side. Need graphics? Check my (very poor) website.

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January 9, 2003 4:23:02 PM

Dell is the most upgradeable notebook I have ever come across. I bought my Inspiron 8200 for just over $1500 as follows:

Intel Pentium 4-m 1.7GHz
384MB PC2100 DDR
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB
30GB IBM Deskstar
8x DVD (fixed)
24x CD-R/RW (modular)
3 hrs Batt life, 6 hrs with 2 Batts

3DMark 2001 - 7050 (Defaults)

The graphics card is upgradeable, infact people who've owned a similar (But much older) Inspiron 8000, have upgraded from their ATI M4 graphics card, to a GeForce2Go, to a ATI Mobility Radeon 7500, to a GeForce4Go, to a ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, while still keeping their original Pentium3 800MHz and original motherboard. The HDD's, and removeable drives are all upgradeable or swappable/easy to access, as well as RAM and MINI-PCI cards (modems, LAN, Wireless etc.)


Who's General Failure and why's he reading my disk?
January 9, 2003 11:36:49 PM

Hi rapture.
As I have no Inspirons available on my country (Portugal), I would like to know if your opinion also apply to Dell Latitude series.

Knowledge is our weapon
January 12, 2003 12:17:12 PM

Well, the same. The Latitudes and the Inspirons are all but identical. I mean same components, same case (aside from palm rests), same everything (except Bios is slightly different).

Who's General Failure and why's he reading my disk?