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Macbook Pro 13 inch vs Dell Inspiron 14z.

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July 10, 2012 6:52:58 AM

Purpose : For college. Will be using windows+mac on both laptops. (A store near my home offered to install os x on the dell laptop.) Windows for coding+occasional gaming(almost never). Mac for browsing and movies. Shouldn't heat up and should be usable for at least 4 to 5 years.


New Dell Inspiron 14z.
Price : $999

Specifications:


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NEW Inspiron 14z Ultrabook™




Date 7/9/2012 1:40:13 PM Central Standard Time

Catalog Number 29 Retail 19


Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id



NEW Inspiron 14z:
NEW Inspiron 14z Ultrabook BM14BTX 1 [225-2951] 1


Processor:
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz) 73517AN 1 [317-9995] 2


Operating System:
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-Bit, English W7HP64E 1 [421-7070] 11


Productivity Software:
Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook ISTART 1 [410-0487] 22


Memory:
8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory 8GB2D16 1 [317-9771] 3


Hard Drive:
500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD 50054MS 1 [342-4380] 8


Video Card:
AMD Radeon HD7570M 1GB AMD7570 1 [463-2282] 6


CD/DVD Drive:
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) 8XDVDRW 1 [318-2014] 16


Hardware Support Services:
90 days Premium Phone Support + 1 Year In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis T1O90P 1 [420-8878][950-3337][950-9797][960-2780][991-5814][991-5824][991-6213] 29


Security Software:
McAfee® SecurityCenter, 15-Months FMCE15M 1 [410-0579] 25


System Color:
Moon Silver SVRNWW 1 [318-2010] 10


LCD:
14 inch High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with Truelife WLED14 1 [320-3279] 5


Battery:
6-cell 44 WHr Lithium Ion Battery 6BAT 1 [312-1335] 27


Wireless:
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 DW1703 1 [430-4707] 19


Sound:
Skullcandy audio with WaveMaxx 4.0 IS 1 [318-1676] 17


Network Card:
Integrated 10/100 Network Card INTNIC 1 [430-3605] 13


Keyboard:
Chiclet Keyboard with Gesture TouchPad, ENGLISH





MACBOOK PRO 13 inch 2012 $1499 version.


Please suggest the better option. Using Mac OS X is not a necessity, but more of a luxury. Just want to try it out..

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July 10, 2012 6:57:39 AM


Macbooks are ideal for internet browsing,but for school projects its gonna be hell of a mission to get your work done as they are hard to use.
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