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i want to buy a new laptop and confused which to buy. i hope dell is the best brand i have ever marked.
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You will get a plethora of preferences, but generally I stick withe the higher end Dell's and HP's. The real question is what you want to use the computer for, and what parts you want?
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i want to buy a laptop which can moderately play popular games and with decent configuration.how much will i get in $1000 for dell. i am interested in dell latitude. it looks simple and best and durable than other models.
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http://www.dell.com/..._deals_anav_3~~
I think that one would work well for you.
It's a little more than $1000 though.

Or these ones: http://www.dell.com/...xps-13_anav_1~~

http://www.dell.com/...b_m1330_anav1~~

Do you want a high performance computer? What are your requirements? What will this computer mostly be used for?
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Laptops are not generally designed for playing games, especially high-end games.
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Regarding Customer Service for DELL and HP, I can tell you that I've personally have had a much better experience with HP than Dell.

Here's a pretty nice laptop from HP that's low in cost and good in performance.

HP Pavilion dv5-1250us

Edited by xtthew!, 24 May 2009 - 04:54 PM.

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well, my desired configuration are
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor (3MB cache/2.4GHzor higher/800Mhz FSB or higher)
14.0 inch monitor
3GB or more DDR2 or DDR3 SDRAM at 800MHz or higher
300GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
ATI or NVIDIA for graphic card of 512MB

are all these configuration possible in$1000?
it would be great if i had that laptop
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cant we get coupons that decrease the price of laptop?
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i always prefered intel processors than to AMD. am i making right decision sticking to intel.
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i always prefered intel processors than to AMD. am i making right decision sticking to intel.

It really doesn't matter. I also feel "safer" using Intel processors and chipsets, but I don't find them inferior to AMD products.

cant we get coupons that decrease the price of laptop?

Not so sure that you can find coupons, but you should be able to find some discounts.

are all these configuration possible in$1000?

I think you could pack a little more than that if you custom built a desktop yourself. A laptop is not really meant for gaming, and upgrading a laptop is a hassle.

For $1,200 this will get you what you want, and a little more power:
http://www.dell.com/..._deals_anav_3~~

Not many laptops have discrete video cards, so the laptop above would be a really good one.

If you really want some gaming power you might have to pay about $200-$300 more.
Alienware makes good gaming laptops: http://www.alienware...-computers.aspx
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i am not buying laptop for gaming. just wanted information about it. and i know about alienware and it is made for gaming and cost huge amount. hey guys i am interested in latitude model of dell too. i find it cool. what do u think about it. can i get it under 1000 bugs with decent configuration.
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which processor should i choose for. is it 32bit or 64 bit. but i think that 32 bit is more compatible than 64 bit processor i most cases.
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If you're not looking for gaming laptop, few months ago, I bought very decent Compaq laptop:
AMD dual core 2.1GHz
2GB of RAM
250 GB hard drive
...$450...
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That is a good deal Broni. :)

Latitude laptops would work good.
Have a look at this one laptop. You can get a lot of power from it: http://www.shopping....ame=dv7t_series

is it 32bit or 64 bit.

The relase of Windows 7 is coming soon, and MS is pushing us toward the 64-bit era. 32-bit is more compatible right now, but you can get more power (and more possible RAM) from a 64-bit system.

Here are the Latitudes: http://www.dell.com/...g...=bsd&~ck=mn
Find one that you like. :)
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This is what I bought: http://h10025.www1.h...product=3860070

I wouldn't push an average user toward 64-bit, yet.
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