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New Laptop.. Core i3

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by asje1, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. asje1

    asje1 Byte Poster

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    Been saving now for a netbook, was waiting for the Asus 1201n (first dual atom cpu netbook :D) 12", 2GB, 250GB, Win 7..

    What i wanted from the netbook/laptop was something that had a decent amount of battery life, light weight along with moderate performance.

    - However, saw this 15" laptop and thought...hmm, for an extra £50! And went for it on a impulse buy :P

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/t...piron-1564-N0056401?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

    Core i3 2.13Ghz, 4GB DDR3 (upgrade), 320GB, 6-cell Lithium Ion battery, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD (capable of bluray playback, and can even handle games like warcraft..), Windows 7 home x64.

    Just thought i'd spread the word - for what it is i think its a real bargain, has been shipped within 48 hours but on a 4 day lead time traveling from China..

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    battery is a bit naff, but a laptop is a laptop. and laptops are roughly 400 so..
    good thing about it is that it's a dell... I've found that dells have very good hardware and usually last the distance.

    nice buy :)
     
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  3. asje1

    asje1 Byte Poster

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    It ran a stress test using 100% CPU, Memory, HDD & Grpahics with a battery life of 81 mins, which agreed is poor, however with some power profiling with moderate stress usage the battery can last upto 4 hours.. so its a good medium i think!? Bearing in mind the netbook gets upto 6 hours..

    Bonus its a dell agreed on that too.. but its not juuust a laptop :) Its core i3 (4 thread as apposed to 2 with the netbook^), 4gb ddr3 (£80 on ebuyer alone @ 1066Mhz..!) - most recent technologies.. and for £450 inc del at that spec i think thats a good deal!!
     
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  4. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    Still a laptop :p Good deal though mate
     
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  5. asje1

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    :) good looks with your exam mate, noticed its today on your sig?
     
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