Do you think this is a good deal. We need to buy my son a laptop for college.
He is a gamer ( WOW is his game) so this is what I was thinking
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Vostro 1700 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5270 (1.4GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic (I Think I would get XP instead)
LCD Panel 17.0 inch Wide Screen XGA+ LCD Display with TrueLife™
Memory 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM
Video Card 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT
Hard Drive 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
Integrated NIC and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
Optical Drive 8X CD/DVD Burner w/double-layer DVD+R write capability or w/Roxio Creator
Sound Card Integrated High Definition Audio
Wireless Cards Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Wi-Fi Mini Card
Camera No Camera
Productivity Software Microsoft® Works 8.5 Does NOT Include MS Word
MediaDirect Dell Exclusive MediaDirect™ Instant Play Software Application
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-Install) No Pre-installed Anti-Virus/Security Software
Primary Battery 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Limited Warranty, Services and Support 1 Year Basic Limited Warranty plus 1 Year Mail-in Service
Installation Services No Onsite System Setup
Dell DataSafe Online Data Backup 10GB for 1 Year Online Data Backup by Dell DataSafe
Automated PC Tuneup 1 Year Dell Automated PC Tuneup
Network Assistant Dell Network Assistant
Purchase Intent Purchase is not intended for resale.
Processor Branding Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Labels Windows Vista™ Basic
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I would personally upgrade the screen to a higher resolution one, and also the processor to a T7xxx version.
The Vostro 1700 is awfully big, too - make sure he wouldn't mind hauling around a 7-8lb laptop.
I personally have an Inspiron 1520, which IMO is a great laptop. I am not a (PC) gamer, but if I were, I would think it would be more than sufficient, especially for WoW, which can run on more mid-range hardware.
Hope that helps!
Also, the price seems a little high to me. I know that it says MS Office is a $0.00 upgrade, but I think it is still wrapped into the price. If you can, you might want to wait so that your son can buy that at school. School discounts on Microsoft software are pretty significant.
Assuming the goal is for the laptop to last through all or most of the four years, one of Dell's accident policy plan is a good idea. Base your software on what the school has or plan to install on its system.
thanks for the help, I never thought about the weight of the laptop, thanks for bringing that up.
He does not need any software like word or stuff like that they give that to them at school and anti virus as well.
I will look into the laptop you have.
First off thanks for the help. I could ask my son what he wants,but I would like it to be a surprise for graduation. I would like to buy it soon.
my price limit is around 1,200 I am not stuck on dell he would liks a sony but they seem to be a lot more money then the dell's
I know his school offers 10% off dells certain models that is.
ok how about this one.
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Inspiron 1720 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7250 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache) GT725HN [223-3178]
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition VHP3E [313-5195][420-5769][420-5924][420-6436][420-6813][420-7026][420-7622][463-2282]
System Color Jet Black BLK [313-5473]
MEMORY 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz 3G2D6 [311-7636]
LCD Panel Anti-glare, widescreen 17.0 inch display (1440 x 900) 17XGA [320-5500]
Video Card 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS 128NV84 [320-5467]
Hard Drive Size: 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) 250GB [341-5010]
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem INTNIC [430-0493]
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1 ADOBER [420-7468]
Optical Drive CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive) 8XDVDRW [341-4716][420-6464]
Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0 IS [313-4783]
Wireless Networking Cards Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-card DW1505 [430-2346]
Camera No Webcam Option DNCAMER [320-5683]
Misc Productivity Software Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD IWRK [412-0915]
Anti-Virus/ Security suite (pre-install) Trend Micro Internet Security 15-months TM15M [420-7702]
Battery Options 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell) 6BAT [312-0519]
Warranty & Service 1Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor,24x7 Phone Support S1OS [412-0360][950-3337][960-2780][983-3100][987-5447][987-8109]
Dial-Up Internet Access No ISP requested NISP [412-0148]
Miscellaneous Inspiron 1720 I172003 [466-7743]
Dell Digital Entertainment No Entertainment software pre-installed NODE [466-3921]
DOMS Camera Mod Basic Black Matte LCD back color w/o Camera DBLKNC [320-5799]
Processor Branding Intel® Core™2 Duo Label IC2DNB [310-8319]
Labels Windows Vista™ Premium VPN [310-8628]
DataSafe Online Backup Included 3 GB DataSafe Online Backup for 1Yr DATSF3G [420-7091][420-7092][987-4817][988-0099]
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