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Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-22, 02:00

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Dell Latitude e6410 - Slate Silver

- 14.1 inch WXGA LED Laptop Screen
- Genuine Windows 7 (I will be installing a Linux Distro)
- Intel Core i5-520M Processor (2.4GHz, 4 Threads,3M cache, turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz)
- 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz
- 250 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 rpm)
- Back-lit Keyboard
- Intel 6200 Wireless-N (2x2) Half Mini-Card
- 512MB NVIDIA NVS 3100M

New: $1200
Refurbished: $709
-20%
Final Cost: $567.20

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Post by Evil Person on 2010-08-22, 05:37

Thats nothing compaired to the cost i got mine.

(I just got it, so i dont know all of its specifications yet, as i really havent turned it on to look)

13 Inch Screen
Windows 7 Proffesional
300 GB Hard Drive
(I will put better stats for it up later, as i need to figure it out....)

New: $500 (Roughly)(I searched it on best buys for cost)
Refurbished: I have no idea
Got it for: Free

Reason: Its from my school, as i do school online, and it has internet blocks, and i cant put any games on it, or use it for any recreational stuff, and i have to give it back when i am done with it.

Other stuff i got:
A whole kit of stuff relating to school (Pencils, Paper, Compass, Folders, Protractor, everything)
Printer
Backpack (Laptop Backpack thing)
Touch Pad (One of those things that has a pen you can write on)
And some other stuff.
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Post by Shemuel on 2010-08-22, 13:13

By the way Leach, I've found that windows 7 has been better for my battery life than even the most lighweight of debian-based distros. Must be better driver and chip support.

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Re: New Laptop

Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-22, 14:49

Thanks shem! And EP, you realize mine is close to 3 times more expensive and even with my amazing discount of 52.75% I still paid more for mine then yours is worth new. Plus if any school is handing out laptops that are 500 new then they're frickin crazy. Why don't you find the specs, or model and manufacturer.

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Post by Evil Person on 2010-08-22, 17:55

I will, tomarrow.
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Post by A-BIack_Man on 2010-08-22, 19:29

That is nice for the price leach, but the 2GB of ram is holding it back. Are there any slots you can upgrade it with?

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Re: New Laptop

Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-22, 20:35

The low ram is the only downside, because of the limited stock of refurbished laptops i could not afford to get more. I assume that i can upgrade it.

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Post by JPB18 on 2010-08-22, 21:12

Well... I really hope you ain't gonna use your laptop for gaming, because... I've experience with that and I tell you: You wanna play, a desktop is better...

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Post by A-BIack_Man on 2010-08-22, 22:22

That doesnt mean a laptop cant be used for gaming. Mine works very well, and can run most modern games on high settings.

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Re: New Laptop

Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 00:05

So can mine, did you see the processor? and a decent graphics card. I can use an external screen, and screen size isn't a big deal to me. Its an excellent laptop when you look at all the specs, and i have plenty of ram for me. My PC only has 1 gig and it ran LOTRO just fine.

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Re: New Laptop

Post by Thingy on 2010-08-23, 03:37

My computer's specs are great, can technicly run most -2007 games without a problem. But it's got some serious overheating issues, so i'm too scared playing something new will fry it, so i'm stuck with older games. Piece of crap can't even run Civ IV without sounding like it's having a very long death cry.

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Re: New Laptop

Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 03:41

lol, i know what you mean. Are you on a Intel Pentium 4 proccessor? i just fried mine at 262*F

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Post by Thingy on 2010-08-23, 03:47

Nope, AMD Turion X2. I think the worst temperature it's had is 100 C...

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Re: New Laptop

Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 03:57

(doing the conversion) Mine was hotter when i died, but when the cooling fab still worked it stay in between 90C and 98C

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 13:04

Thingy wrote:Nope, AMD Turion X2. I think the worst temperature it's had is 100 C...

Coulda boiled some water and had tea with a temperature like that

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Post by JPB18 on 2010-08-23, 13:19

Thingy wrote:Nope, AMD Turion X2. I think the worst temperature it's had is 100 C...

Wow I also have a Turion X2 and the highest temperuture I remember is 92ºC... But now I've a cooler pad, so the top is 80ºC, in a very hot day Very Happy

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Post by Shemuel on 2010-08-23, 14:07

Holy shit! I never let mine go over 50! What do you do that makes it a frying pan?

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 14:09

my mac has never got anywhere near that hot. at best it's probably gotten to like 15C

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Post by Shemuel on 2010-08-23, 14:12

Nono. We're talking about the inner core bit, not the outside.

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 14:14

still, mine hasn't ever got that hot. hmmm, i wonder if there's a heat widget on this mac, cause now i am curious to know specifically how hot it's gotten

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Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 15:03

i could boil watter instantly on mine... Shem, how do you keep your under 60 when its on?


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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 15:05

31C is the internal temp of this thing and it doesn;t seem to really deviate much

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Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 15:07

I doubt that, that might be the zone with the HDD but the CPU contact temp should be much higher.v

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 15:10

well if they're all in that range, than what is everyone complaining about?

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Post by JPB18 on 2010-08-23, 15:14

Well... It could fry? Anyway, playing SC2, even with medium graphics can be heavy for a laptop... I guess I will get a new tower before buying Legacy of the Void... (yes, I'm going to buy both expansions!^^)...

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 15:16

I am so utterly confused right now. Apparently they're supposed to be in the vicinity of 60-70 degrees, yet you're all complaining that they could fry. This makes no sense to me, it's like an oxymoron, a contradiction.

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Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 15:19

I fried mine at 126.5C usually it was around 90. i had an older processor, Intell Pentium 4, and it was famous for its high temperature. Most processors should be 60C-70C and fry at 100C-120C


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Post by JPB18 on 2010-08-23, 15:20

Well... Anything above 90º could be a risk... And games could make a pc go beserk... Go play a game like ME2, SC2 or anything like that... Even your mac would be above local temperature :S

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 15:21

I'll take your word for it considering that they can't be played on a mac

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Post by JPB18 on 2010-08-23, 15:32

Actually, there are games for macs... In fact my new favourite game of all times runs on Macs also^^ :

http://www.apple.com/games/articles/2010/07/starcraft2/

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 15:34

I know that. Though I didn't know SC2 could be played on Mac, but games like ME can't. FU can though Smile

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Post by Shemuel on 2010-08-23, 15:51

Aah, 44, sometimes reaching the high of 48

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Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 16:22

i think you are looking at the wrong numbers. CPU temp?

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Post by Shemuel on 2010-08-23, 17:35

My CPU temp is now 51 degrees celsius. I am using an apparently well-respected monitor thingy call Everest as well as what I already have on my system.

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 17:37

the thing listed under CPU A was at 41 degrees not too long ago. Now I'm doing a bunch of things and it's up to 60

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Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-23, 17:41

ok, thats the difference. i wish mine worked that well. (my old one) my new one will work great.

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-23, 17:43

Macs are really good with heat distribution, especially the macbook pros, but alas, all I have is the Macbook

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Post by Gnatsirt269 on 2010-08-23, 20:03

The Laptop we got new is a toshiba Satellite l455D-s5976
2gb ddr2 RAM 250 gb HDD
15.6" screen
with windows 7 32 bit
we got it for 350 something
It's not that bad. It runs nice
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Post by Leach54 on 2010-08-29, 03:27

I got it yesterday! Love it. (Pictures later)

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-08-29, 11:51

Awesome! Can't wait to see

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