22 January 2013

New Laptop

Unfortunately ran into a number of different issues with my recent MacBook purchase and decided I'd just go back to using a laptop for my day-to-day needs. I had an ideal criteria in mind and wanted to spend around the £600 mark.

What I wanted was something with a Full (1080p) HD Screen, Ivy Bridge i5 CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM and a dedicated video card. A quick look around the usual websites didn't bring much to the table, the main issue being the screen - which I consider important with my web design tasks.

Some brands I'll never use due to experience of failure rates and repair (Compaq, Acer, Etc) but something I favour is Dell - because I've yet to have a Dell laptop fail on me or let me down (Truth!). Given that I worked with Dell for about four years also, I've tried and tested a lot of their range.

So I looked at Dell and found the ideal laptop in the outlet store, ordered straight away - it's above the spec I wanted and about £200 under budget - result!

Dell Inspiron 15r 7520

15.6" LED Display with 1920x1080 Resolution

Intel Core i5 3210M 2.50Ghz

8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory

AMD Radeon 7730M 2GB Video Card

750GB 5,400 RPM SATA Hard Drive

Blu-Ray Combo Drive

Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Wireless N, Bluetooth, Webcam, USB 3.0 & HDMI Out

Windows 8 64-Bit

Next Business Day Warranty for 12 Months

Not a bad bit of kit that for a couple of quid shy of £400!

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