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New Laptop — Dell Vostro 1500?



I’m looking at getting a new laptop that doesn’t suck at gaming (like my 700m).

I’ve been looking at the Apple Macbook Pros, Dell Inspirons and most recently the Dell Vostro. The Vostro 1700 has a keypad on its keyboard, which I find a really bad decision. So, I’m looking at the Vostro 1500 right now. Decked out to specs that I’d be happy to use, it’s ~$1175 shipped including tax.

Now, to get the wife’s approval :).



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    xijio Said,

    July 26, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

    Haha, I found this post via technorati helping you research the Vostro 1500 before my RSS reader got it 😉

    From what I can find, it seems like a solid computer. Haven’t seen any complaints except for the weight. I still think you should buy a mac, but given that they cost a lot more, this seems like a safe bet.

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    July 26, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    Yea, I’m not a hasty buyer. I’m still looking for deals.

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    DannyMac Said,

    July 30, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    Get a Mac Rob!

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    DannyMac Said,

    July 30, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

    OMG, I totally meant to say Ray but I was so excited!!!! SORRY!!!

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    I was heavily considering that for a time, but it’s roughly double the price…

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    Jeff Said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 10:18 am

    Actually, you should get one of the $199 ASUS Linux laptops.
    http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/Hands_on_with_the_ASUS_Eee/

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 5:08 pm

    Yea, that’d be GREAT for gaming.

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    Jeff Said,

    August 11, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

    Maybe think about getting a solid state harddrive. They are supposed to be quieter, faster, and consume less power. I’m not sure if the Vostro has that option, but the Dell M1330 does.

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    Christine Guth Said,

    August 12, 2007 @ 7:36 am

    I just purchased a Dell Vostro 1500 and love it. I am having a hard time though finding a custom-sized skin for it. Do you have any ideas?
    Thanks!

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    August 18, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

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