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June 27, 2011 9:17:54 PM

I'm about to buy a Dell Vostro 3550. They have a killer deal going on with $300 off. I have a last minute question that I just can't decide on. Should I upgrade the RAM from 4 gb to 6 gb dual channel for 60 bucks, or should I get Dell's 1 year accidental damage warranty for 60 bucks? I'm pretty careful with my stuff, but I just want to be sure this laptop is going to last me. I'm going to be using it for gaming on some intensive games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Starcraft 2 (OK, maybe not that intensive :p ). I also got the upgraded dedicated video card (AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M). So what should I do? 1 year accidental warranty, or the RAM upgrade?

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a c 571 D Laptop
June 27, 2011 11:48:21 PM

Hello cpoullas;

Excellent choice of laptop IMO.
Skip the RAM upgrade. Does the accident coverage also cover theft?
I'd actually favor an extra year warranty coverage over the 1yr accident coverage.
Are you a student?

Dell Vostro 3550 Review
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June 28, 2011 4:04:03 AM

WR2 said:
Hello cpoullas;

Excellent choice of laptop IMO.
Skip the RAM upgrade. Does the accident coverage also cover theft?
I'd actually favor an extra year warranty coverage over the 1yr accident coverage.
Are you a student?

Dell Vostro 3550 Review


I am not a student, but I will be in the fall. Why skip the RAM upgrade? You don't think I'd notice a difference?
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June 28, 2011 4:40:59 AM

Since this is a strictly business laptop, you can't get any student discounts on it.
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a b D Laptop
June 28, 2011 4:52:24 AM

There isn't such a huge difference in performance between 4GB and 6GB overall. Get the extra protection.
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a c 571 D Laptop
June 28, 2011 4:54:46 AM

2GB for $60 is a bad value and of little use for most typical usages.
For $40 you can upgrade the RAM yourself from 4GB (if you order the 4GB 1 stick option) to a full 8GB.

I was thinking student accident/theft insurance. $55 for $2000 coverage for a whole year through NSSI and covers more than just laptop. Cellphone, MP3 players, etc.
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June 28, 2011 5:31:04 AM

Ah ok! Thanks for showing me that site. I'll forget about the accidental warranty from dell and just go with this if I decide I want it.
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June 28, 2011 3:09:23 PM

I've actually found a better deal on HP laptops. I'm going to go ahead and close this thread and start a new one.
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June 28, 2011 3:09:36 PM

Best answer selected by cpoullas.
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