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[Elect] Dell SMB Boxing Week: Vostro 15" Laptop i5-3210/1080p/Rad 7670 $579 + 4% Cashback...

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AndrewRFD wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 1:59 pm
Nope. You can just put your name as the business name.
Thank you. Do you also know if the RFD cashback still applies if you choose the no interest Dell Financing offer? :)
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For average usage (internet surfing, document writing, downloading content, etc....NOT GAMING) is 4GB RAM enough.....or is 6GB recommended?
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4gb is more than enough for average usage.

The Vostro 3560 with a 1080p screen is a very hot deal. The cheapest 1080p laptop I've seen was about $700-750, probably the same Dell. The GPU is a nice bonus but is just average.

I do think the trend is towards better screens. There will always be a better deal (in a few months) if you wait, if you don't want a big clunky Dell.

That said, I'm pretty tempted by this. Would be harder if I actually had any money.
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Just ordered one for a friend, thanks OP. 1080p screen + backlit keyboard, ended up to be $599+tax.
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Revblonde wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 2:08 pm
For average usage (internet surfing, document writing, downloading content, etc....NOT GAMING) is 4GB RAM enough.....or is 6GB recommended?
I would think 4GB is enough, and if you want more in the future, it's really easy to upgrade yourself + costs less if you buy your own 2x4GB when they're on sale.
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What's the backlit english international keyboard?? I'd like to get the backlit, but if it's not the same as the US english keyboard (ie: bilingual keyboard), then I'd have to pass :P
Anyone knows?
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Revblonde wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 2:08 pm
Thank you. Do you also know if the RFD cashback still applies if you choose the no interest Dell Financing offer? :)
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that one off the top of my head. I'm looking into it but I don't expect a response today...
Revblonde wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 2:08 pm
For average usage (internet surfing, document writing, downloading content, etc....NOT GAMING) is 4GB RAM enough.....or is 6GB recommended?
4GB should be just fine.
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I sometimes edit videos or watch HD movies on my computer. Is i5 good for that or do I need to get an i7 (with quad cores)?
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aras wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 4:29 pm
I sometimes edit videos or watch HD movies on my computer. Is i5 good for that or do I need to get an i7 (with quad cores)?
even an i3 is good for that, I do so with a e-350 ,,, about 30% of an i3

Edit : sorry I was replying to Paying video. ,,, Editing always require the highest end desktop computer, it mostly depend on what effects you're planing on doing.
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Tempted by the laptop as well but the reviews are poor :(
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aras wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 4:29 pm
I sometimes edit videos or watch HD movies on my computer. Is i5 good for that or do I need to get an i7 (with quad cores)?
Youre fine, my brother in law edits/edited many videos with his old i5 first gen core, at like 2ghz, an i3 or new i5s are totally fine for that. We tend to use sony vegas.

Also remember to use ram preview for intensive edits on certain sections to test, and also the 7670 may be able to openCL accelerate some editing. You dont need an i7. An i5/i7 with quick sync will make your rendering times as fast or faster than a new high end video card.
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aras wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 4:29 pm
I sometimes edit videos or watch HD movies on my computer. Is i5 good for that or do I need to get an i7 (with quad cores)?
For future proof, go with i7 for video editing.
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siennaLe2008 wrote:
Dec 26th, 2012 5:29 pm
For future proof, go with i7 for video editing.
Dude you dont need it, its a laptop, mine and my brother-in-law is fine editing AVCHD, the worst kind to edit with my i7-2nd gen and his i5-first gen (thinkpad and an msi consumer model),

I guess this is a i5 third gen, if you really want to get a few extra frames a sec rendering, or previewing (maybe only a few %) go with the i7.

If hes that serious in editing hell buy a desktop, raid 2 ssds, and use a gtx 680 cuda or 7970 using opencl
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Feb 25, 2012
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Can the vostro 3650 be upgraded to 16GB ram?
Dell states 8GB is the max but with an Ivy bridge i5, I am wondering if 16GB is possible...
Some RAM sites list a 16GB upgrade, some don't...

Anyone knows?
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