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    Got this laptop today (very quick) its really good looking (IMHO) in all black, the keyboard feels a lot nicer than the inspiron 1501 we got a couple of weeks ago, it feels a tiny bit more sluggish than the Core Duo 1.86ghz from the inspiron 1501 but is still easily fast enough. I'd recommend it for anyone that is looking for a good cheap laptop, especially with 2gb of ram (very rare in a laptop of this price, almost unheard of) and 120gb hard drive (again rare in a laptop of this price).

    Tbh unless you plan on gaming on your laptop (untested on this one) then you don't need any more than this.

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    Cheers homie thats well helpful

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    oo something else i've been thinking about. You hear all the time about how you should fully charge then fully decharge the laptop battery. But can you take the battery out of one of these and just run it off the mains ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westside_P
    oo something else i've been thinking about. You hear all the time about how you should fully charge then fully decharge the laptop battery. But can you take the battery out of one of these and just run it off the mains ?
    Yup, well you can on all the other dell laptops (and other laptops) I've used, not tried on this one.

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    How does the original post compare to this one:
    Got an Intel processor and a better battery...

    InspironTM 6400 (N08643XP) Qty 1
    Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core T2130 Processor (1.86GHz,533MHz,1MB L2 cache), Genuine Windows® XP Professional - English Unit Price Excl. VAT £329.00
    Catalog Number: 202 N08643XP
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    Base Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core T2130 Processor (1.86GHz,533MHz,1MB L2 cache)
    Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Professional - English
    Memory 2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
    Keyboard Internal Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
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    Hard Drive 120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
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    Gedis Bundle Reference List N08643 - BSD 6400 (3)
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    Power Supply 65W AC Adapter
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    Primary Battery 6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (53 Whr)
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    Thats an inspiron not a vostro (different casing/keyboard, dunno if anything else is different in that respect )

    Plus that one is on XP, not vista. Have to remove the xp from the end of the evalue code to get vista.

    Yeah but other than the processor, battery and the slightly higher price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westside_P
    Thats an inspiron not a vostro (different casing/keyboard, dunno if anything else is different in that respect )

    Plus that one is on XP, not vista. Have to remove the xp from the end of the evalue code to get vista.

    Yeah but other than the processor, battery and the slightly higher price...
    Do you mean the casing/keyboard is better on the Vostro?
    You can get the Inspiron with Vista or XP at the same price. I'm not sure I'd want Vista anyway, I was advised to go for XP...what advantages does Vista have?

    The processor is better, but how much better? Basically the difference is £25 as you can upgrade to 6 cell battery on the Vostro for £10 I think

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    Id prefer an intel, but saying that Ive had no experience with AMDs. I doubt there'd be much of a noticeable difference unless you compared the two side by side, but the intel would be faster (slightly more ghz).

    I dont think theres much of a difference with vostro and inspiron. Theres a yahoo answer here about it. I think you can customise colours etc of inspirons but not vostros. I dont know really. Wheres S to the T when you need him ?!

    As for vista vs xp. Vistas still in its early days and there would be some compatibility issues i'd imagine. But if i was buying new now, id go for vista, future proofing your purchase to some extent - xp will go out in a couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westside_P
    - xp will go out in a couple years.

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