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Dell studio xps, concern with ddr3 ram and processor

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March 4, 2010 3:29:49 AM

My concern is that ddr3 ram will only work optimal performance with i series processors. Is this true?
I need a laptop on the go but one that can multitask well.
please tell me what you think of this setup, its a dell studio xps 13.3 inch (why dell stopped making them I have no idea) I want this to last atleast 5 years,
Should I buy something else? My budget is about 800. I could go for something larger if I have to
thanks
Display
13.3 in WXGA TrueLife CCFL Backlit (1280 x 800)
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz, L2 cache 3 MB
Memory
4 GB DDR3 1066 MHz
Hard drive size
320 GB SATA 7200 RPM
Operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium
PC type
Notebook
Optical drive
Slot-load DVD+/-RW
Media drive
Memory card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Audio
2 built-in speakers
5.1 Channel Dolby Digital
Video
GeForce 9400M G with 256 MB shared graphics memory
Ports
2 USB 2.0
eSATA
Headphone output
Microphone input
HDMI
VGA (15-pin)
LAN (RJ-45)
DisplayPort
Battery
6-cell lithium-ion (4 hours, 40 minutes)*
Camera
Integrated webcam
Wireless
802.11a/b/g/draft N
Dimensions
12.56 x 9.3 x 0.88-1.35 in (319.02 x 236.2 x 22.3-34.29 mm)
Weight
4.85 lbs (2.2 kg)
Color
White
March 4, 2010 10:35:38 AM

Maziar said:
Please fill the FAQ first:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50797-35-read-buying-...
Because we need to know your usage with the laptop,price range,screen size etc


My price range is 800
Usage for work and play. Not a gamer, a wee bit of photo editing, a little web work, net, movies.
Screen size 13.3 but I can go for a larger one if i need to (meaning if this laptop will be outdated within a few years I will go with core i5-420 or i5-430. The i5-520's seem to be out of my price range, and i have yet to see a 13.3 inch with the new i-series processors)
thnaks
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March 4, 2010 3:26:45 PM

Take a look @ Dell Studio 15,its has a good price/performance ratio
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