Unfortunately ran into a number of different issues with my recent MacBook purchase and decided I’d just go back to using a laptop for my day-to-day needs. I had an ideal criteria in mind and wanted to spend around the £600 mark.
What I wanted was something with a Full (1080p) HD Screen, Ivy Bridge i5 CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM and a dedicated video card. A quick look around the usual websites didn’t bring much to the table, the main issue being the screen – which I consider important with my web design tasks.
Some brands I’ll never use due to experience of failure rates and repair (Compaq, Acer, Etc) but something I favour is Dell – because I’ve yet to have a Dell laptop fail on me or let me down (Truth!). Given that I worked with Dell for about four years also, I’ve tried and tested a lot of their range.
So I looked at Dell and found the ideal laptop in the outlet store, ordered straight away – it’s above the spec I wanted and about £200 under budget – result!
Dell Inspiron 15r 7520
15.6″ LED Display with 1920×1080 Resolution
Intel Core i5 3210M 2.50Ghz
8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory
AMD Radeon 7730M 2GB Video Card
750GB 5,400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Blu-Ray Combo Drive
Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Wireless N, Bluetooth, Webcam, USB 3.0 & HDMI Out
Windows 8 64-Bit
Next Business Day Warranty for 12 Months