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    New Laptop - XPS 17?

    Ok so I am shopping around for a new laptop, and I am undecided what to buy, would love your suggestions/experiences.

    I have always owned a DELL, and would be happy to buy another one, never was let down. What I am looking for is a good i7 laptop with good screen resolution mainly used for development (VS/SQL Server/Photoshop etc)

    My preference would be the XPS 17 3D, although I know its very bulky but for me its more of a desktop replacement, will not be carrying around that much.

    However its not available from the Dell website here in Belgium

    So I was going for the XPS 17 but its has a lower screen resolution. Anyone has any experience with this machine? Or maybe some better suggestions?

    Cheers

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    I have never really seen the point of 17" Laptops, if you know you are never going to carry it around why not just get a desktop, which for the same spec will be a lot less money and a carry round tablet etc
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      #3
      Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
      I have never really seen the point of 17" Laptops, if you know you are never going to carry it around why not just get a desktop, which for the same spec will be a lot less money and a carry round tablet etc
      By not carrying around, I do not mean never ever, but I will not carry it with me everyday, occasionally yes.

      The problem is I already own an "old" Dual Core XPS 15, which I am very happy with, but to do development, is not very ideal, too small. I can buy an external 21" monitor, but I would prefer a 17" laptop.

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        #4
        Maybe take a look at this one: Dell Inspiron 17R SE 17in Ivy Bridge notebook review ? Reg Hardware
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          #5
          Originally posted by d000hg View Post
          Yes that is another option, I really want the Full HD screen. But as I am seeing did not get very good reviews. I do not like the design too much either, but that is not as important as the specs.

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            #6
            Looks like the Inspiron doesn't have SSD drive option which I'd be looking for in a dev machine.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jmo21 View Post
              Looks like the Inspiron doesn't have SSD drive option which I'd be looking for in a dev machine.
              True and online I cannot configure a QWERTY keyboard, and English documentation, which for me is essential.

              Will just wait for the XPS 3D to hopefully come in stock again.

              Funnily enough I cannot order a laptop from dell uk!

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                #8
                A few years back I bought a Dell XPS M1730, great bit of kit for a luggable, fast, good screen, mirrored drives for security, although as I implied a tad heavy for regularly carrying around with you.

                I also bought a Dell XPS M1330 for portability, but that went with the scum who burlged my gaff a month ago. Now that was a nice portable, fast piece of kit

                Sure hoping that the insurance bar stewards are reasonable as I quite fancy a new Dell XPS 14Z Here's hoping.
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                  #9
                  Just a quick update, I think I am going for the Inspiron 17R SE at the end. The only thing I do not like is it has no SSD drive (never had one) but other than that has all the specs I am looking for.

                  Hopefully will get Dell BE to send me one with a QWERTY keyboard.

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                    #10
                    I needed to get a laptop which allows me to develop on it and in particular none of this widescreen 1366 rubbish as I find it too difficult to work on, you're forever scrolling up and down! I do have a rather good ASUS which is brilliant for multimedia (its even 3D) but not really ideal for work wise plus I find getting it out at clientco doesn't look too professional. I've had Lenovo's (actually Thinkpads) in the past and really like them but until recently they haven't had anything I wanted. This weekend though I found one and ordered it, the latest W530 with 15.6" full HD screen, 32gb RAM and a 750gb 7200 drive and the UMTS module built in. Hopefully this will be the ideal work machine...
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