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Dell xps or Toshiba Satellite a series

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June 2, 2008 9:27:00 PM


Hey guys, :hello: 

i am trying to decide which laptop to pickup :??:  between a dell xps of the following configuration:

XPS M1530 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache) H83DHN [223-5880]
Operating System Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium Edition SP1 VHP31E [310-9764][420-5769][420-5924][420-6436][420-6995][420-7590][420-8566][463-2282]
System Color Tuxedo Black BKDMSAT [313-6439]
Memory 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms) 4GB2D [311-7823]
LCD, Color and camera High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1440x900) & 2MP Camera DXGAPC [320-6691]
Video Card 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 25686GT [320-6082]
Hard Drives Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 320GB [341-5865]
Software - Adobe Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1 ADOBER [420-7468]
Combo or DVD+RW Drive Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) 8XDVDRW [313-5820][420-8183]
Sound Card Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition ISBAHD [313-5014]
Wireless Networking Cards Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card

or an Toshiba Satellite

CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32-Bit
Office Software: Microsoft® Office 2007 Suite Ready (with 60Day Office 2007 Professional Trial)
Memory: 2048MB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (2048MBx1)
LCD: 15.4" Diagonal Widescreen WXGA TruBrite® display (1280x800)
Graphics Controller: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB DDR2 discrete memory
+ up to 255MB allocated shared graphics memory
HDD: 160GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
2nd HDD: 200GB 2nd HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
Optical Media: DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive
Mini-PCI/WiFi: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth® Version 2.1 +EDR
Speaker: harman/kardon® Speakers
Battery: Lithium Ion battery (9-Cell, 6000mAh

The problem is that even though the config is better on the Toshiba is better i did not like the screen it came with on the other hand is the config on the DELL going to be good enough to play games decently ..i play mostly sports or strategy games , not much on Crysis or first player shooters.


Please let me know your opinion as i am open to all suggestions.

thanks for answering :) 


June 2, 2008 11:11:35 PM

Hey guys

I have decided to go for the following DELL XPS 1530 CONFIGURATION:

XPS M1530 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache) H93DHN [223-5877]
Operating System Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium Edition SP1 VHP31E [310-9764][420-5769][420-5924][420-6436][420-6995][420-7590][420-8566][463-2282]
System Color Tuxedo Black BKDMSAT [313-6439]
Memory 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms) 3GB2D [311-7822]
LCD, Color and camera High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LED LCD (1440x900) & 2.0 M DXGAPLC [320-6693]
Video Card 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 25686GT [320-6082]
Hard Drives Speed: 160GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor 160G72 [341-6247]
Software - Adobe Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1 ADOBER [420-7468]
Combo or DVD+RW Drive Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) 8XDVDRW [313-5820][420-8183]
Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0 IS [313-4783]
Wireless Networking Cards Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card TM1395 [430-2680]
Productivity No Microsoft Office MSONO [412-1397]
Software - Antivirus McAfee SecurityCenter 15-months VMCAF1Y [410-1184]
Primary Battery 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 9BAT [312-0639]
Warranty & Service 1Yr In-Home Service, Parts Labor,24x7 Phone Support S1OS [412-0360][950-3337][950-9797][960-8710][984-2350][988-5607]
Dial-Up Internet Access No ISP requested NISP [412-0148]
SECURITY Finger Print Reader XPS M1530 FPRDR [467-2337]
Doms Camera and Color High Res, Black glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LED LCD (1440x900) & 2MP Ca KXGTPLC [320-6797][420-7715]
Processor Branding Intel Core 2 Duo Processor IC2DNB [310-8319]
Dell Printer Driver Windows Vista™ Premium VPN [310-8628]
DataSafe Online Backup Included 3 GB DataSafe Online Backup for 1Yr DATSF3G [420-7091][420-7092][987-4817][988-0099]


PLEASE feel free to give your suggestions , what swung the deal was a 25% discount on xps machines over 1500$

So i guess i managed getting everything i wanted :)  please comment and critiq .
a b D Laptop
June 3, 2008 1:05:05 AM

I got no complaints about it. That system is actually pretty dead on with the Toshiba. The 3650 and 8600 GT are about equal in performance and neither are really powerful to take advantage of the added VRAM. The HDD on the Dell is also faster which will give a little bit of performance boost. It'll handle most games out there fairly well, so have fun.
June 3, 2008 4:11:48 AM

Hey Guys

i finally ordered the system , now i cant wait for it , to be shipped on the 10th of this month .

:) 
!