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    Dell Inspiron e1705

    Anyone using this machine yet? My current laptop is on its last legs so I need a new one. The e1705 seems to be a pretty good bang for the buck in the "desktop replacement" type laptop. My current one's a Dell and it's been so-so which means I'm not especially tied to Dells.

    I do like the new dual core processors and would rather wait for AMD's version since their desktop DP chips are blowing Intel's away. But I don't think this machine'll last that long with my sanity in tact; what little I have, anyway.

    So, looking for any experience and feedback on the Dell e1705. Thanks!

    (I thought I posted this in Foo last night but I guess I hit the forum below it - entertainment - but was too tired to realize! If it was moved, I didn't get any indications of it, so I'm figuring I goofed and am reposting.)
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    What's your budget?

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    Senior Member skiahh's Avatar
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    I'd like to stay in the neighborhood of $1500 or so.
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    I will never miss an opportunity to bad mouth Dell customer service,
    or lack of, as it where.....
    My Sons 1200.00 Laptop which was gotten before his junior year of college
    this past summers hard drive failed a month after he got it. We had an
    extra cost home service contract. We could NOT get them to come fix
    it no matter how diplomatic and resourceful we were. Zillions of phone
    calls later, case #'s etc, etc. it ended up that they sent us a hard drive
    and left us on our own. This would not have been a problem if they supplied
    back up discs with the unit but since it was gotten at a school comp selling
    seminar / event at his high school none came with it for some reason.
    Their final response was " It's a home service contract, not a 'school' service
    contract" .......Huh ?? We fixed it but I would use an abacus before I would
    ever buy a Dell again.

    On the other hand, my cheep-0 HP Pavilion running the uberjunque program
    of the century, ME/2000, keeps chugging along slow as hell but solid as a
    frieght train. Ive used HP cusptomer service a few times and it has been
    exemplory.

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