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bartman
got it 10/05/10 & logged 100 hrs + on the Hobbs meter - enough hp for 99.99%...read more
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Gigabitz
I got the base model with the Core2Duo 1.33GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 320GB 7200RPM...read more
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tynarex
This is a very budget-friendly thin-and-light laptop. For below $500, I got...read more
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bartman
07.30.12
got it 10/05/10 & logged 100 hrs + on the Hobbs meter - enough hp for 99.99% of what I do in the wildon 10/21 I swapped oem HDD w/ Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BN/128GB Bundle 128GB SATA II SSD egg place 189$US after rebatebundled Acronis wrkd 100% baked-in BTradio a + w/ the Dell BT travel mouseAll good 12/17 even Up In The Air :-/June 2011 upgrade w/ 4GB Ram makes it snappyJuly 2012 UPDATE Been running w/ external 22" Samsung SyncMaster SA300 thru DVI as a 2nd screen - Core Temp (app) shows 104 - 108 F. degrees max 221 F.
 
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Gigabitz
06.30.12
I got the base model with the Core2Duo 1.33GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 320GB 7200RPM HDD for $350 straight from Dell. For that price, it's an amazing laptop.It gets overwhelmed when you push it, but that's expected for the hardware spec.Didn't come with a bunch of crapware - just one Dell maintenance program. But it is the most annoying maintenance program I have ever seen. I have changed every setting I know of, and it still pops up on its own, interrupts me by opening up the full program while I'm working, and reboots the computer from time to time.On the good side, Dell honored their warranty, when my HDD broke on the next to last day of the included 1 year coverage. Wasn't really Dell's fault that the drive broke, although it could have been mounted better - the machine is so lightweight, that means the parts inside will have to soak up more of the bumps and bruises, since there's no heavy chassis to absorb the energy.
 
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tynarex
12.17.10
This is a very budget-friendly thin-and-light laptop. For below $500, I got a refurbished unit which I've been fairly content with over the past half a year. The platform is standard ULV Core 2 Duo with integrated graphic card, so don't expect it to do anything fancy. Most of my games on Steam won't run on this thing. However, it gets jobs done pretty if all you need is just web browsing, Microsoft Office, and even occasionally watching some 1080p movie clips. The lack of an HDMI port is definitely the most notable missing feature. On the down side, the extremely portable package comes with a pretty awful battery life in modern standards. I rarely take it on-the-go for more than 2 hours at a time, so that's not that much of a deal-breaker to me. In general, you get what you pay for -- a very portable computer with reasonable performance but a few glaring shortcomings as well as the typical mediocre Dell build quality.

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