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Default Dell XPS Studio 16- fastest configuration for the least money? - 04-27-2010, 10:39 PM

I've had my Del Mini 1010 since July, and I love it! However, I'm looking for a desktop replacement laptop, but I'm not sure what the fastest configuration is. Here's what I'm considering:


Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate with XP Mode, 64bit, English
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
Full HD Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP
128GB Solid State Drive
BLUETOOTH Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module (2.1+EDR)
Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6200
Slot Load Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
1GB ATi Grpahics

Which should be upgraded to the max for the most noticeable speed? Processor, ram, or SSD (as opposed to getting a HD)? Thanks for reading, I'd appreciate any suggestions. Cheers!
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Default 04-27-2010, 11:29 PM

The SSD will give you the most noticeable speed difference. The rest of the specs look great - don't change a thing.


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Cool 04-28-2010, 12:45 AM

a machine spec'd out like that is apt to run quite a few dollars.....if you got that kinda cash to lay out....why not get me one too...(xmas is coming) .....(lol)


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Default 04-28-2010, 01:43 AM

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The SSD will give you the most noticeable speed difference. The rest of the specs look great - don't change a thing.
Thanks, I really appreciate the input. Didn't think the i7-820QM was worth the $350 upgrade.

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a machine spec'd out like that is apt to run quite a few dollars.....if you got that kinda cash to lay out....why not get me one too...(xmas is coming) .....(lol)
Haha, heck, maybe I should get 4-5 mini 10's instead, but I really need the power/portability.
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