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Questions about Dell's Laptop reliability.

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
June 20, 2006 4:51:19 AM

Hi! I'm looking to buy a new laptop (which will be my first one). There is currently quite a good deal for Dell's Inspiron 6400

The only thing I am a bit afraid is that I'm wondering if Dell's really reliable and if they make good laptops.

So could anyone please tell me if they can be trustable for a good laptop? I don't need a powerhouse, just a good laptop for university (yes my budget is limited) and maybe to play some "medium" games.

I also saw this one:

But I judged the Dell one is a better deal especially for the 1 gig of Ram

Anyother advices or recommandation of laptops I could buy? I know quite a bit about desktops, but I am a total newbie regarding the laptops!

Thanks a lot!
June 20, 2006 4:34:18 PM

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June 21, 2006 11:56:41 PM

Now he knows what dell is good for.
June 21, 2006 11:58:09 PM

Hehehe at least I'll have a funny death 8O
June 22, 2006 12:01:32 AM

Buying a new latop. You want Widescreen. Plus Brightview or whatever they call it for the brand you choose. I bought a Compaq last July. 14' widescreen plus the brightview is what Compaq calls it. Great for viewing. What is your price range?
June 22, 2006 12:34:13 AM

I actually already bought it, I didn't have much feedback from this thread so I just went in for the Dell Inspiron 6400 which seems to be a nice machine at a decent price.

I gotta say there was an article on Tom's Hardware (yeah I think it's on this site) about the editor for the mobile section buying it and being satisfied, along with a several good comments throughout the internet.

The inspiron seems to have a Widescreen along with the True Life thing which gotta some kind of brightview :) 

Along with some options it cost my 1440 total.
June 22, 2006 12:44:38 AM

Wow, I thought I PM'd you with a notebook idea.

How unfortunate.

BOSS, when am I building this machine for you?
June 22, 2006 3:02:27 AM

Yeah that was unfortunate! didn't receive any pm! :cry: 
June 22, 2006 5:05:57 PM

I'm waiting. To see what vista does. And if I need it. Would be nice IF Vista 64 bit would load in my Laptop.
June 22, 2006 11:39:18 PM

I have had some customers put the BETA on their machines and said that the drivers weren't there yet. He said he looked all over for AMD Cool and Quiet and couldn't find it and tried running it without it.
The Turion ran at 2.2 GHz the entire time and got too hot.
June 23, 2006 1:21:45 AM

Looks like M$ needs to do a lot of work on vista 64 bit. I downloaded it again. It launches IE7 to open. I can't get the ISO to download to a blank CD.
June 23, 2006 2:56:53 AM

PM (or email me) your address and I will send you a bootable DVD.
June 7, 2010 4:47:04 PM

i have had six dells now and never had any problems with them i think they are great i use mine every day all day and they never seem to go wrong for me so i would recommend a dell to anyone that asks.