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    * Dell Laptops

    I am looking to get a new laptop from dell and I need some recommendations ( + coupons for dell canada ).

    The budget is not a problem, but I don't want to spend 3k on something that's going to be outdated in the next 6 months.

    The descision is between the following

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB Cache/2.00GHz/667MHz FSB)
    AMD Sempron™ 3500+ (1.8GHz/512KB)
    AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology MKT-36 (2.0GHz/512KB)

    Could someone recommend me which would be the best? Just need something for business, no gaming, etc.

    This is from Dell.ca not US.

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    Many components make up a good computer, but based solely on just CPU, I'd get the Intel Core2 Duo. That being said, if it's just business... and if it was me, I'd base my decision on price as most business apps would be fine on a low end laptop.

    Good luck on your quest, -A

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    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali
    The descision is between the following

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB Cache/2.00GHz/667MHz FSB)
    AMD Sempron™ 3500+ (1.8GHz/512KB)
    AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology MKT-36 (2.0GHz/512KB)
    Definitely the Intel Core 2 Duo.

    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali
    This is from Dell.ca not US.
    That's a shame because Dell EPP has a very nice deal going on right now:

    Dell Inspiron E1405 with Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400RPM, 14.1" LCD, DVD-RW, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth for USD $799 shipped.

    So hot that I bought one last night

    There aren't that many Canadian hot deals sites vs. the USA but I would recommend checking RedflagDeals.com and DealGuild.com

    Which Dell model are you considering?
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    I would definitely gotten the XPS "Showstopper" if it weren't so expensive

    But of the chips listed, definitely Core 2 Duo

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    That's a shame because Dell EPP has a very nice deal going on right now:

    Dell Inspiron E1405 with Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400RPM, 14.1" LCD, DVD-RW, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth for USD $799 shipped.
    Where is this deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali
    Where is this deal?
    Word on the street is it may have expired already but just in case here's a link:

    http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/667037/
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    Signup to the Dell newsletter. Always a deal or two going there
    Alasdair

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    In order of performance:

    1) Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB Cache/2.00GHz/667MHz FSB)
    2) AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology MKT-36 (2.0GHz/512KB)
    3) AMD Sempron™ 3500+ (1.8GHz/512KB)

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    Looks like I am going to wait a while until Vista is near release or released or until I find a deal too good to miss

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    I really love my E1705 (9400). The 17" screen + resolution are really good for productivity but it's not so portable.

    I thought that Dell are giving people free upgrades to Vista if they buy now.
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    I thought that Dell are giving people free upgrades to Vista if they buy now.
    I am not sure if it's free, I was on the phone with a sales rep and he told me that I will need to pay for the upgrade when Vista is launched, however I read on their web site that it's free.

    I'd rather buy it with Vista installed though.

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    How does a AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core compare with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor?

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    I'd go for the Core 2 Duo.

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    Intel Core2 Duo.
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