Dell XPs 15z

Hi, I'm looking to buy a decent high performance gmaing laptop. Dell has a fall clearance sale on laptops, and one of them is a Dell 15z. The link is at

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/print_summary_details_popup.aspx?~lt=print&c=us&cs=6099&fb=1&l=en&link_number=17970622&model_id=xps-15z&oc=dndow07&s=eep&vw=list&leadtime=10/29/2012&showleadtime=True


And if anyone is not able to browse the link, the configuration is as follows -

XPS 15z XPS 15z
PROCESSOR 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2450M processor (2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.10 GHz)
VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M 2GB graphics with Optimus
MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6230 & Bluetooth 3.0
BATTERY OPTIONS 8-Cell (64 WHr) Battery
SOUND OPTIONS Waves Maxx Audio 3
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit, English
HD DISPLAY Elemental Silver Aluminum 15.6" 300-nit FHD (1080P) WLED Display with Webcam
HARD DRIVE 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
KEYBOARD Backlit Keyboard - English
INTEGRATED NETWORK ADAPTER Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card

I would replace the Hard drive witha SSD if i buy the laptop. Do you guys think its a decent laptop ? Will I be able to play some decent games with this laptop ?
I really had some bad experience with my previous laptops and I hope this time the community would help me with a good decision. I prefer a laptop which is silent and does not make much noise.

Did any one have a bad experience with the Dell 15z ?
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  1. Get 525m is now where close to a decent gaming card.
  2. bignastyid said:
    Get 525m is now where close to a decent gaming card.


    you mean no where close ?
  3. Yeah sorry typing this at work on my cell phone. :-) What sorta budget do you have and we can post some suggestions.
  4. bignastyid said:
    Yeah sorry typing this at work on my cell phone. :-) What sorta budget do you have and we can post some suggestions.


    I'm looking for something between $1000- $1100 .

    My previous was a Sony Vaio F12 series, It worked well for 6 months and then started having problems. Loud fan, slow performance, display problems and i really had a bad experience.
  5. bignastyid said:



    I actually do not prefer Sager, a few of my friends bought it and had problems with it, loud fan and dead pixels on the screen.
  6. bignastyid said:


    Is lenovo Y580 a good one ?
  7. If you get it with the 660m yes it is.
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