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Old 03-14-06, 06:47 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-14-06, 01:07 PM   #2
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What's your budget?
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Old 03-14-06, 01:56 PM   #3
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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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