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  • #16
    Originally posted by shifty View Post
    Remember back in the day when pressing the turbo button took the CPU from a measly 25Mhz to a blazing 33Mhz. Man, 75% more power with the press of a single button.
    Oh wow, nostalgia.Totally forgot about that.

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    • #17
      I just remember when computer games did not check clock speeds. So when you loaded your PC version of Q-Bert on a 12 MHz machine when it was written for a 4, well, things went rather fast!

      That was also when several games would fit on a single 1.44 floppy. Man, talk about ancient history!

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      • #18
        shifty what do you think of the vostros vs latitudes?

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        • #19
          vostro is the budget version of the latitude. if i ever have my choice, i will always buy a latitude.
          Where's my redeemer? INCOMING! I'M HIT! I'MA COMIN' BACK!
          Originally posted by Ranshackle
          I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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          • #20
            too late now.... i am used to using inspirons which seem much more solid than this vostro

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            • #21
              Inspirons are sh!tware, ironically.

              Probably one of the worst laptops Dell made.

              Vostro is the Inspiron of the business line.

              For personal, Inspiron is the lowest end, XPS is the highest end.
              For business, Vostro is the lowest end, Latitude is the highest end.

              You get what you pay for with business and personal.

              They're all better than most OEM manufacturer products, and all of them are extremely user-serviceable which is why I buy them. I can easily tear them down to nothign and build them back up. Try that with a Sony Vaio....
              Where's my redeemer? INCOMING! I'M HIT! I'MA COMIN' BACK!
              Originally posted by Ranshackle
              I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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              • #22
                i have a e1705 inspiron at home i have had for 4 years at least, it has been tossed off a balcony, and slammed on the ground more than once (not by me of course) and it still works fine, lol, if it happened to this vostro, i have no doubt it would be destroyed

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                • #23
                  That's great. The same way you got a lemon with your Vostro, you sometimes get lucky with the Inspirons.

                  I had three e1505 in my fleet at the office because some idiot decided to make purchases while I was out. They all died within the first 18 months of light travel by our sales and deployment team members - and not dead drives, we're talking the LCD inverter/backlights were dead, one power port came unsoldered, daughterboard for USB ports fried, we lost two hard drives on one of them in less than 6 months, dead touchpad (which is a PITA to replace), and all three had a dead motherboard within the first 18 months. From the parts of all three we cobbled together one working system which is still alive. Meanwhile, I have 85% of all of our Latitude D600 laptops purchased 6-7 years ago up and running 24/7 in our lab racks carrying out automated testing....and that's after spending their first 3 years of life travelling with engineers and sales people, then the following two years travelling for demos (which is brutal)....

                  I dunno. I hear you. You got lucky on yours. I got a dead one (e1505) from one of my neighbors that was about a year old, tore it down and refurb'd it with spare parts from the three here at the office, and gave it to my FIL. That one had a dead network jack and dead wifi card, pretty worthless to have a laptop that can't use the internet. He still uses it to this day, two years later. Go figure?
                  Where's my redeemer? INCOMING! I'M HIT! I'MA COMIN' BACK!
                  Originally posted by Ranshackle
                  I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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                  • #24
                    i have seen several e1505's that sucked ass as well...

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                    • #25
                      one thing that is strange the new laptop with the same specs as the old except for faster cpu and more ram doesn’t score as high on the windows experience index for graphics

                      NEW:

                      5.4 Determined by lowest subscore

                      Component Details Subscore Base score

                      Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz 7.4
                      Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB 7.5
                      Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics Family 5.4
                      Gaming graphics 1696 MB Total available graphics memory 6.6
                      Primary hard disk 391GB Free (444GB Total) 5.9
                      Windows 7 Professional

                      System
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                      Manufacturer Dell Inc.
                      Model Dell System Vostro 3750
                      Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
                      System type 64-bit operating system
                      Number of processor cores 4

                      Storage
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                      Total size of hard disk(s) 444 GB
                      Disk partition (C 391 GB Free (444 GB Total)
                      Media drive (D CD/DVD

                      Graphics
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                      Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
                      Total available graphics memory 1696 MB
                      Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
                      Dedicated system memory 0 MB
                      Shared system memory 1632 MB
                      Display adapter driver version 8.17.12.8026
                      Primary monitor resolution 1600x900
                      Secondary monitor resolution 1680x1050
                      DirectX version DirectX 10


                      OLD:


                      More details about my computer


                      5.9 Determined by lowest subscore


                      Component Details Subscore Base score

                      Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz 6.9
                      Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
                      Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics Family 7.2
                      Gaming graphics 1696 MB Total available graphics memory 7.2
                      Primary hard disk 230GB Free (277GB Total) 5.9
                      Windows 7 Home Premium

                      System
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                      Manufacturer Dell Inc.
                      Model Dell System Vostro 3750
                      Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
                      System type 64-bit operating system
                      Number of processor cores 2

                      Storage
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                      Total size of hard disk(s) 277 GB
                      Disk partition (C 230 GB Free (277 GB Total)
                      Media drive (D CD/DVD

                      Graphics
                      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
                      Total available graphics memory 1696 MB
                      Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
                      Dedicated system memory 0 MB
                      Shared system memory 1632 MB
                      Display adapter driver version 8.17.12.8026
                      Primary monitor resolution 1600x900
                      DirectX version DirectX 10
                      Last edited by tensux; 09-02-2011, 02:32 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Driver differences?
                        Where's my redeemer? INCOMING! I'M HIT! I'MA COMIN' BACK!
                        Originally posted by Ranshackle
                        I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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                        • #27
                          nope same drivers, first thing i thought, the video card drivers are listed right there, and on both machines i updated everything else from support.dell

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                          • #28
                            sounds like a clock speed difference, it's the only thing that would be that radical.
                            Where's my redeemer? INCOMING! I'M HIT! I'MA COMIN' BACK!
                            Originally posted by Ranshackle
                            I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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                            • #29
                              im wondering if it could have been a fluke on the first laptop, from what i read no one seemed to get scores that high on it

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                              • #30
                                It had to have happened somehow..... I don't buy the "fluke" thing.
                                Where's my redeemer? INCOMING! I'M HIT! I'MA COMIN' BACK!
                                Originally posted by Ranshackle
                                I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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