I need to spend some education money from work before july 1st and am looking at laptops.
Anything good or bad on dell laptops or this laptop in particular.
suggestions: (i was think c2d 7200, 2 gb ram, 7900 gs video)
lcd: default ( XGA+ TFT Display with TrueLife™(glossy) or
the UltraSharp™ Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife™ (150 extra ouch)
bluetooth: built in any good?
What do you want to use it for? If you could get something else, what is your price limit?
Nothing bad about Dell laptops, just you have to deal with the sometimes shaky support. If you want to play games, the T7200 and 7900GS are a must for that system. Personally, I would go with the WUXGA screen. My bro has it on his Inspiron 9300 and it is beautiful.
Yeah, I would recommend the Executioner from killernotebooks.com. It has power to spare for what you want to do and the company has good support. It is a bit more expensive then the e1705, but its a better notebook.
Even then, I'm not sure I would order one of the new ones. The 8600GT doesn't perform as well as the 7900GS (at least in 3dmarks), so what real incentive is there? Don't say DX10 cuz there is no telling how the 8600 will handle it anyway. I think I would only go for it if they were cheaper than the current ones.