Basically an everyday computer with the emphasis on media and seldom used as a portable other than around the home. I also am given to understand that the XPS comes with minimal bloatware, or used to I know that there is no bloatware if purchased from the Microsoft store but no customization available there as i see it.
Currently i have a three year old Dell Studio 1535 with 3 gigs RAM, Core 2 duo @2.00 ghz. It has been excellent with the only issue being a reluctance to wake from sleep and that was a common problem with some Dells. I also have owned and liked Toshiba but it is difficult to find the configuration i want so Dell comes out ahead and i prefer to deal direct.
Would a Core i7 be more than i need given the above parameters? Are there heat issues with the i7 or is that a result of intense gaming or multitasking?
I would much appreciate input that is based on the configuration i have chosen, even if a different OEM as i know there are geeks here that can cut through the "cobwebs"
Thank you for advice and suggestions!