Dell Inspiron E1505/E1705

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Getting ready to purchase my first laptop.

Went to the Dell store in Dallas today and was given a proposal for each of
these systems configured more or less identically.

Core 2 Duo processor, 1 GB memory, 120 GB hard drive,15/17 inch monitor, 8X
CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double layer DVD+R write capability and many
other relatively inexpensive accessories.

The 1705 is $1513.13 and the 1505 is 1342.54.  Both prices include tax
(there is no shipping/handling).

Probably get with my cell phone provider to see what unlimited data service
would cost each month.  I presently use T-Mobile but my contract is up so I
can change service without a penalty.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Re: Dell Inspiron E1505/E1705

I have the business version of the E1705 (9400) w/Core Duo 1.83mhz, 1gig
RAM, 60gb hd, 256mb NVidia video card, 8X RW DVD, Intel 3945 Wireless, & Win
XP Pro.  The machine is awesome.
The main reason to pick one over the other would be portability.  The 17in
is  a monster to take anywhere (I have done it, but bought an XPS M140 (aka
E1405) for travelling purposes) as it is bulky  and heavy.  The E1505 is
lighter and can take a cigarette lighter adapter, while the 1705 uses too
much juice to make that possible.  As a desktop, go with the 1705, if you
need a combination of mobility/desktop usage, take the 1505.
Lastly, I have the true life screen on my M140 and the standard matte screen
on my 9400.  I like both, but wouldn't spend the money on the 1705 for
it...the matte finish is just fine for me, though the true life screen has
more vivid colors at a cost of higher reflection.
You can't go wrong with either, IMO.

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Re: Dell Inspiron E1505/E1705

That sounds like a very good deal. I just bought my E1505 about a month
ago, and I am very happy with it.

Pete LaFlamme wrote:
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Re: Dell Inspiron E1505/E1705

There are FAR better deals than that available, from Dell on those
models.  Check  The 1705 has been available for
about $800, the 1505 for high $600's.  Those prices are not with Core 2
Duo, but it can be added (about $150 more).  Note that unlike desktop,
where there is a huge difference, the laptop version of Core 2 Duo (the
"Merom" chip) is almost identical (only a few percent difference) to the
previous Core Duo chips.

Sinterklaas wrote:
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Re: Dell Inspiron E1505/E1705

Pricing is around $800 for the E1505 and $1100 for the E1705 , more properly
configured with just the standard Core Duo processor.....still a very good

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