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Buying a High Performance Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dashingncool, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. dashingncool

    dashingncool Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    I wanna buy a new laptop. The main usage will be:-running Virtual machines, at least two at at time, Programming and testing, and other network related research work. I am all confused and may be somebody can help me out here.
    I was thinking of either Dell or Vaio. Dell is offering 3rd gen i7 processor, 3612QM, 8 GB RAM with a nvidia 540 M 2GB video card for 1000$. Sam laptop but with 2nd gen processor i7 (2.40 ghz) is available under XPS series for 1400$. Sony Vaio offers same configuration with Nvidia 640 LE 2 GB card for 1500$. Rest config is okay for me in any of the three systems.

    What is this fuzz about the 3rd gen processors?

    How can I decide if I need it or not. Also, can anybody tell me why inspiron series has better config than XPS that too under lower price?

    Thanks
     
  2. ShashikanthS

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    Hi dashingncool,
    This is Shashi from Dell Social Media Professional Team

    Dell offers a wide variety of laptop products which are good at supporting 3rd part software’s and virtual machines. And also with Dell products you do get technical support easily over the phone or over forums. You will get a response from a certified technician in case of any doubts. Also there are a wide variety of models available to choose, please refer the link below for going through various models that dell has to offer.
    http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/l...03~0~13732494,55846~0~5930680&p=1&sort=-price

    A 3rd gen processor has a high processing speed, which means, it executes commands more effectively and quickly as well. Its also very energy efficient & makes use of the available resources effectively. It can switch to turbo boost mode when the workload demands additional performance.
    http://www.intel.fr/content/dam/www...t-briefs/3rd-gen-core-family-mobile-brief.pdf

    Hope this information helps. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me.
    Glad to assist you,

    Regards,
    Shashikanth M S
    Social Media and Communities Professional
     
  3. dashingncool

    dashingncool Thread Starter

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    Hi Shashi,
    Thanks for response. As I can see you are from Dell, I am sure u will be able to answer my query. Why are Dell inspirons with better configuration like 3rd gen processors etc are cheaper than XPS with 2nd gen processors and older nvidia cards
     
  4. ShashikanthS

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    Hi dashingncool,
    Inspiron computers are for home users and xps systems are for performance based users. Based on price and requirements, these specifications can be altered, but if looked at very closly XPS systems are high end systems made for gamers and the like. Inspiron systems are for home users and beginners & students, kindly visit www.dell.com for more options.
     
  5. lili5689

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    If i were you,I'd prefer Del 3rd gen i7 processor which cost $1000.
     
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