My daughter is headed off to college soon and we are buying her a laptop. This is for school work and some gaming(mass effect 3, WoW). Today's special value on QVC is this laptop.
Includes Inspiron 15 notebook, six-cell lithium-polymer battery, AC adapter, manual set-up guide, and PC Treasures software suite (software ships separately)
2.3GHz Intel Core i3-2350M processor, 3MB cache
15.6" diagonal HD TrueLife LED display with 1366x768 720p resolution
6GB shared dual-channel DDR3 SD RAM
1TB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive
8X tray-loading CD/DVD burner (dual-layer DVD+/-R drive)
Dell Wireless 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth technology
10/100 Ethernet LAN
Intel HD Graphics
Built-in 0.3 megapixel webcam
3-in-1 media card reader: SD/MMC/MS
Three USB 2.0 ports
HDMI 1.3, VGA, RJ-45 ports
AC adapter connector
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
Dell Stage software
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
My question is do you think this system will handle her school work and gaming needs? Because QVC's return policy is so hassle free, I told the wife to order it and we can return it in 30 days. I've been reading through most of the threads with college/gaming laptops in the title and I am certainly not opposed to getting a Lenovo/Xiotic/Asus laptop for her. Thanks and I'm looking forward to your suggestions/input!
DELL Inspiron 14R Notebook $560
Core i3 2350M 2.30GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD 14" 1366x768 LCD w/ Radeon HD 6470M.
A slight bump up in gaming graphics power & matches the QVC Dell in home office/education workloads.
Some big changes taking place in the next few weeks.
Intel is dropping it's new Ivy Bridge CPUs on Monday and AMD is scheduled to announce (and possibly release) it's new Trinity APUs (CPU/GPU) on May 15th.