Tell me this Dell isn't a terrible choice

Discussion in 'SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs' started by Ken g6, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Ken g6

    Ken g6 Programming Moderator, Elite Member
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    My desktop computer died, and my laptop is old. I'm considering replacing my desktop with a new laptop until Haswell comes out. Plan to use it for work, programming, and distributed computing probably. Don't need gaming, but I do want to run Linux with VirtualBox. On this:

    Dell Inspiron i15R-1633sLV 15.6-Inch Laptop
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    $460

    Yes, I know it's an i3. VirtualBox works on i3s, even though they don't have VX-t, right? And it's Sandy, not Ivy, but at this price I don't think I care. Anything else wrong with it? Anyone know of some obviously-better machine?
     
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  3. Ken g6

    Ken g6 Programming Moderator, Elite Member
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    Thanks. That looks nice!

    On the other hand, my computer started working again. I think there might be a short in the power switch. :confused: Anyway, I canceled the i3 laptop order for now, and blamed your better price when Amazon asked. :)
     
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    If you don't mind refurbished laptops, you could always look at Dell Outlet. A similar specced laptop to the one crab0 linked is available for ~500$ but I've seen 20% to 30% rebate coupons for those. I can't find one now though ...
     
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