Planning to start school this fall and I just purchased my first notebook; a Dell i14R from Staples for $529. With $150 off their regular asking price I felt it was too good to pass up with the specs it had!
I really would have liked to had an all aluminum body, but its not something that's easy to find with these specs with a budget of only $750 - $800 including at least a 2yr basic warranty.
So, did I make an alright call on this notebook, or is there something else that perhaps I should get instead? I still have until Friday to return this notebook to Staples
Only brands I'm interested in are - Dell, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo & Sony.
I'm also still leaning towards only buying from major store like Staples or Best Buy just because its more personal and I feel that I would be more comfortable if I ever encountered a problem.
Dell i14R specs are as follows:
|Processor||Intel Core i3-380M processor|
|Memory Expandable to||8GB|
|Hard Drive Size||500GB|
|Hard Drive Type||SATA|
|Optical Drive||8X DVD+/-RW Drive|
|Display Type||HD (1366 x 768) WLED|
|Operating System||Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)|
|Battery Type||6-Cell Lithium Ion|
|Network Card||Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth|
|Video Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
|Other ports||7-in-1 Media Card Reader|
|# of USB slots||2|
|Dimensions||13.5"W x 1.2"H x 9.69"D|
|Extra Features||Built-in 1.3MP webcam|
|HDMI Port||1 x HDMI|