Replacing my laptop.....

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    The new Dell 17R laptop I've had for a few months now doesn't completely fill my needs so I'm considering selling it and buying a new one that does more of what I want it to do.
     
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    Was there a question?

    If you are looking for advice, the only thing I can tell you is Toshiba makes quality machines. My Acer has also held up well, but the keyboard frequently double-strokes, giiving me a lott of sttuff to clean uup.
     
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    No, I know what I want. I was wondering if some out there might be interested in an almost new Inspiron 17R. The only thing is the graphics aren't what I want them to be, they're not bad, just not as high end as I'm looking for and that's the only reason I'm looking to upgrade.
     
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    What are you going to replace it with?
     
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    The 17" Studio XPS with the i7 chip and 3 gig NVIDIA graphics chip.
     
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    Load up on memory and I'd recommend an external drive say the Iomega (terabyte plus?) to simplify managing the humongous hard drives of today. I still remember when 30MB seemed too big. LOL

    "640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates, 1981

    256 is fine! ;)
     
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    I'm in the market for a laptop for my son who will be graduating HS in the spring and starting college in the fall. But, he has no interest in a Dell. Sorry Ringel.
     
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    I just bought a MacBook Pro 13 which does everything that I need.
     
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    I'm sure you have reviewed it to death, but I would do some specific searches relating to cooling, and see if anyone on any forums have complained about it's fan system. That seems to be the one area that has not exponentially improved, like processor speed and graphics capabilities.

    Good luck with it, and come back to this thread in a few months to give us a review!

    Wait....make that a few weeks - in a few months it will be obsolete. LOL!
     

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