Originally Posted by Xixan
The spec's are as follows:
17 INCH TRUE LIFE,WUXGA
256MB NVIDIA 6800
60GB HARD DRIVE, 7.2K RPM
24X COMBO CD-RW/DVD
INTEL PRO/WRLS 2915,A/B/G
80 WHR,9-CELL,LION,PRIM BATT
3 Year BUSINESS COMPLETE CARE (includes on-site repair and accidental damage coverage)
Windows XP Pro
Total Price including taxes, shipping and handling: $2570
I will also have a $130 rebate, so price after rebate is $2430.
What I want to know is:
-if people are getting the 9300 with similar spec's at a significantly lower price.
Did you use any of the recent coupons? I got pretty much the same thing you did with the following differences: Got the WXGA+ screen, the Intel 2200 wireless, a dvd writer and got the 9 cell battery as an extra battery instead of primary (was only $20 more). My price was ~$2300 before the rebate and got a free PoS Dell printer too.
|-whether or not I should do a clean re-install. If so, whether I can use the re-install disk and just opt out of some of the useless software.
Undecided on this, but as long as I can uninstall some of the larger apps Dell has on there I see no reason to go thru a clean reinstall.
|-if people are using different video driver that has been tested as stable or if they are going with the default Dell drivers.
I'll probably grab the latest certified forceware drivers from nVidia's site.
|-if people think this is a good primary computer for gaming as well as business. I got this for business use but it will be my main gaming computer.
Should be great for both, though if you're going to use for business I hope you have good eyes for those small wuxga fonts :-)