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    Laptops and Gaming

    Firstly I know a proper PC would give better performance but I need this when away from home.

    I've whittled my choice down to a Dell XPS 15-L521X
    Review Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Notebook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

    reasonable screen (better resolution than Lenovos Y series anyway)
    Graphics card looks like its more than suitable

    I'm not too bothered about weight or badge.

    However I'm not sure if an i7 processor is overkill for gaming or not

    Other uses:
    Office
    DB
    Analytics
    Coffee's for closers

    #2
    Originally posted by Spacecadet View Post
    Firstly I know a proper PC would give better performance but I need this when away from home.

    I've whittled my choice down to a Dell XPS 15-L521X
    Review Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Notebook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

    reasonable screen (better resolution than Lenovos Y series anyway)
    Graphics card looks like its more than suitable

    I'm not too bothered about weight or badge.

    However I'm not sure if an i7 processor is overkill for gaming or not

    Other uses:
    Office
    DB
    Analytics
    Its overkill for gaming but not for running virtual machines depending on you analytic setup.

    Personally I would go for a Macbook retina. Look like you have the money to pay for the proper tools for the job rather than being a cheapstake cowboy.
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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      #3
      Originally posted by eek View Post
      Its overkill for gaming but not for running virtual machines depending on you analytic setup.
      Good point, well made

      Personally I would go for a Macbook retina. Look like you have the money to pay for the proper tools for the job rather than being a cheapstake cowboy.
      My current Dell will be 6 this summer. 2 things have kept it going
      - Next day onsite support from Dell for warranty (5 years) and accident repair issues (3 years)
      - It's easy maintainability means I can fix it my self when required (like now when it's too old for Dell to cover any more)

      The only reason I'm getting rid of it is due to the hardware limitation on the memory and the processor is a bit slow for newer games.

      The Apple is a lovely bit of kit and the screen is a winner but I need a work horse that will last the distance.
      Coffee's for closers

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        #4
        Don't bet on the Dell XPS lasting the distance. The peak of Dell quality was the Latitude D series and its been downhill ever since.

        And at least with Apple I can head to a city centre find the shop and get it fixed there and then.
        merely at clientco for the entertainment

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          #5
          Originally posted by Spacecadet View Post
          Firstly I know a proper PC would give better performance but I need this when away from home.

          I've whittled my choice down to a Dell XPS 15-L521X
          Review Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Notebook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

          reasonable screen (better resolution than Lenovos Y series anyway)
          Graphics card looks like its more than suitable

          I'm not too bothered about weight or badge.

          However I'm not sure if an i7 processor is overkill for gaming or not

          Other uses:
          Office
          DB
          Analytics
          I've got that laptop, nice bit of kit.

          Win 7 64 bit, i7, 8Gb, NVidia GT640m, 512Gb SSD, Full HD etc..

          Dell XPS 15

          Well impressed.
          Last edited by Scrag Meister; 4 March 2013, 14:36.
          Never has a man been heard to say on his death bed that he wishes he'd spent more time in the office.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Scrag Meister View Post
            I've got that laptop, nice bit of kit.

            Win 7 64 bit, i7, 8Gb, NVidia GT640m, 512Gb SSD, Full HD etc..

            Dell XPS 15

            Well impressed.
            I'm about to hit the buy button on this

            Have you used yours for gaming?
            Have you noticed any throttling/heat issues?
            Hows the wifi?
            Coffee's for closers

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