Re: Looking @ a Dell Laptop. Advice Please
- From: "Monica" <reese@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:49:05 -0600
Now how did you know I wanted this laptop because it was pink? You've blown
my cover! No one on this newsgroup will ever take me seriously again <lol>
Yes, it does come with a CD/DVD player. (Win 7 Starter doesn't play DVDs).
Don't know if it's a burner too. Not all of the specs are listed. I don't
know warranty yet either. I called Dell to ask about this model. Couldn't
find it on their website. Was given this link as being the same laptop.
As for the Win 7 "Starter" edition, I'm still not sure about this. I read
that before I ordered and Googled "Windows 7 Starter". It appears to be a
"4th" version of Win 7 for NETbooks. This laptop
doesn't say it's a netbook (if it is, I don't want it). And the main
description of the OS says "Windows 7 Home Premium". Premium and Starter
are two different versions.
Guess I'll find out tomorrow when it arrives at my back door :o One of the
reasons I bought this laptop from Walmart is because I can return it easily
and with no restocking fee. The 3 weeks or 3 months (I've had two different
answers) I have to return it will give me the time I need to decide if I'm
going to be happy with it.
I HAVE been considering an iPad and then wanted to wait and see what
competition hits the market. In the end, I decided a laptop would suit my
needs better. Thank you for your advice and for the link to the (boring)
black model <g> I've bookmarked it in case the pink one doesn't quite cut
Tim, thank you for the list of top laptops. I'm sure they're all great
laptops, just not in the price range I'm willing to pay since this is more
of a convenience/want purchase rather than a necessary/need one.
"Christopher Muto" <muto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 12/14/2010 4:09 PM, Monica wrote:
This will NOT be my main computer. My desktop will always be my
I don't even NEED a notebook....just think I want one :)
What will I use it for? Surfing the Internet. Would want it to be able
play all the common various video formats found on line. I'm not a
Email, accessing graphical recipe cards, play music, view pictures and
videos. I won't ask it to do photo editing with the likes of Photoshop,
Lightroom or video slideshows
with Proshow Producer. Will this laptop do what I want with ease with
to offer? I don't want to start out with a laptop that is already being
pushed to the limits. Would anyone know what kind of (and quality)
it has? My desktop is a LCD (IPS)
that $500 pink walmart dell inspiron im501r has an amd p340 processor
(1286 passmark), 15.6" screen, 3gb ram, 350gb hard disk, wireless n,
integrated camera, no mention of optical drive* (cd? dvd? dvd-rw), a 6
cell battery, 1 year warranty (not clear if it is on-site or
return-to-depot/mail-in), and windows 7 "starter edition", and a media
it is a capable machine but doesn't strike me as an exceptional value. but
is is available in the stores for you to take home today, and it is pink -
which i know you like about it ;)
for $449, this one is probably a better deal...
It is a black dell inspiron 15 with a Intel t4500 processor (1561
passmark), 15.6: screen, 3gb ram, 500gb hard disk, wireless n, integrated
camera, dvd-rw, 6 cell battery, 1 year on-site warranty, and windows 7
"home premium", and no media card reader.
So for $50 less you get a bit faster machine with more disk. but you have
to wait a bit longer for it to arrive and it is not pink.
having said that, if your goal is to be truly portable, and since you said
you have the desktop as your main machine, i would suggest that you
consider a ipad. it isn't nirvana, but it is very veritile, and with the
installation of logmein nitro ($20?) you can remotely control your
internet connected desktop from the ipad as well as use the ipad
independantly for surfing the web, watching movies, reading books, etc.
You may even want to wait a couple of months to see what appears on the
market from the other major vendors as they are scrambling to come us with
some answer to the ipad with tablets of their own.
*and the link on walmart.com to dell's specification page does not work.
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