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    SitePoint Member thedesignworld's Avatar
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    Got my new Dell XPS Laptop!

    I have recently just bought a new Dell XPS Laptop, took some pics of it with my Canon EOS, check them out!

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    Very very nice What is it like to work on? I have a fully loaded Inspiron 9300 (everything to the max, RAM etc) which is ace for web design/dev. What is this one like? Looked at it when I was sorting a new laptop for work, but went for a fully spec'd Latitude D820. Love Dells

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    SitePoint Member thedesignworld's Avatar
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    It works pretty well for design, it's actually my main computer now. I just got my office redone a while ago and since I got my laptop I have yet been in my office which has a 30+inch screen lol

    Check out my kickass office:

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    Not a fan of the behind, nor the fidly bits all over the place. But if I squint, it almost looks like an iBook.

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    SitePoint Member thedesignworld's Avatar
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    I dislike how it burns anything it is on though, I had to buy a mat for it so it wouldnt burn my tables in my house with it's scorching heat it gives off
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    Dude you have a Canon? Lucky sucker! It appears to take great indoor shots.

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    I hate dells. Had a dell laptop before the one I currently have and it didn't last that long. I have an IBM Thinkpad now that works pretty well over-all.

    Congratulations anyway, though. New laptops are fun.
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    Wow, I like the office setup, it looks like a great setup. The laptop is pretty nice as well, congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katasdf View Post
    Wow, I like the office setup, it looks like a great setup. The laptop is pretty nice as well, congratulations!
    Thanks, the cats enjoy the office so that's all that matters right? lol

    It took about 8 hours and a lot of beer to setup that whole desk.
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    very nice

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    Congrats on your new computer, but to spark some discussion and banter in here (or are we SitePointers too civilized for that?) I'll just say: You should have gone for a MacBook (Pro)!

    Other than that, love the way your office looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars-Christian View Post
    Congrats on your new computer, but to spark some discussion and banter in here (or are we SitePointers too civilized for that?) I'll just say: You should have gone for a MacBook (Pro)!

    Other than that, love the way your office looks.
    Second that, Macs all the way! You do not get as much heat with them either.
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    yea im debating on getting a mac for my other side of my desk for video editing and stuff soon, i saw them at futureshop and wasted atleast 20 mins fooling around with it, i love how the mac monitors look, there so smooth
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    I am jealous! I always wanted one.

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    I agree about the mac.

    hey, here's a thought: since I agree with the lot of you, how about buying me a nice MacBook pro? I know you're all looking for opportunities to buy me expensive things, and this is a perfect opportunity.
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    uhmn...not liking that tiny xps. I am a mac boy with a macbook. I should get myself a macbook pro though.

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    Hmm... looks nice. I spent ages yesterday comparing the specs and prices of some macbook and dells with different configs. All pretty similar tbh. Spending around £1000. I think I'm leaning towards the mac though at the moment...

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    I'm not sure about the prices in the UK, but for £1000 at least here in Norway, you'd get the cream of the crop of the MacBooks. I'd suggest ordering it with the default amount of RAM, then ordering 2GB from another (cheaper) store, and change it yourself. You'll get a much better deal doing it like that (Apple are insanely pricey when it comes to RAM).

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    The UK has infamously high prices on virtually every single good and service you could ever imagine. The default MacBook Pro config (the best one) including NUS DISCOUNT is almost £1500. Without the discount it's probably £1700+. Then if you upgraded the RAM etc. probably near on £2000.

    For £1000 I can get a Black MacBook with all the default options, and a RAM upgrade to 2GB, with about £40 to spare...

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    Hey is there a special way to clean the keyboard on a laptop? i got some junk stuck in the key area, do they pop out usually?
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    On my iBook I can lift up the whole panel and just blow the stuff out with my mouth. If things fell in deeper, wrap a little double back tape around a finger and pick those things up gently. Or, if the space is tiny wrap the tape around a toothpick and take out the things, that'll work -- Datura
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars-Christian View Post
    I'm not sure about the prices in the UK, but for £1000 at least here in Norway, you'd get the cream of the crop of the MacBooks. I'd suggest ordering it with the default amount of RAM, then ordering 2GB from another (cheaper) store, and change it yourself. You'll get a much better deal doing it like that (Apple are insanely pricey when it comes to RAM).
    Eh it's actually not too bad right now. What's an upgrade from 1GB to 2GB in a Macbook, like US$175?

    Figure that a 2x1GB RAM kit is about $200 right now if you get a good deal. If you're lucky enough to sell your two 512MB sticks somewhere you might come out ahead, but who wants to buy those sticks when they're the default in every new laptop built today? And Apple's kind of a pain when it comes to sending your machine in for repair, so keeping the stock RAM around is a good idea in case you ever need repairs.

    Now, if you're going for the cheapest Macbook, that one only comes with 512MB, you have a point. But for any others it's fine to buy the upgrade from apple right now*

    *notice I said RIGHT NOW. Memory prices fluctuate so this may not be true in a few days/weeks/months.

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    Not a fan of the behind, nor the fidly bits all over the place. But if I squint, it almost looks like an iBook.
    Perhaps if you ate acid a few hours before squinting.

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    Looks quite cool on the outside and as already said like a mac on the inside (keyboard).
    I wonder if the XPS cool look has anything to do with Dell buying out Alienware as it has that sleek alien feel to it.

    Dont like the sounds of it running hot though, i was thinking of getting one but it will live on my lap and I wanna keep that area cool!!
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    Gee, my Dell Inspiron 600m is way old even though I bought it in June 2005. Other than the fried battery problem -- thanks, Sony -- it has been a trusty and reliable companion. I have used it so much that many of the letters on the keyboard have worn away! Enjoy the XPS.

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    the hardware in dells laptop is always pretty decent for the price- BUT my god, when will Dell hire a real designer so they can get rid of those tacky *** cases (desktop and notebook).


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