Does anyone know much about theInspiron 15R? This is the combo I'm going for ($800):
Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor (2.3GHz base, up to 2.9GHz,Dual Core,4T,3MB L3)
15.6" (39.6cm) HD WLED True-Life (1366x768)
4GB (1 X 4GB) 1 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz
640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 1GB
Then I'm going to the parts store and buying a 2gb or 4gb Ram stick to whack in to the laptop. Boost it to 6gb/8gb Ram!
I just want something I can use Lightroom, Photoshop, etc on. But that's it. Not a gaming machine.
My home computer I built 2 or 3 years ago, and it's been what I've done all my graphics work on. Photo editing, video editing, etc.
It's a QuadCore, 1gb graphics, 4gb Ram and hasn't caused me any problems with editing.
I get a little lag with Lightroom, basically no lag with Photoshop CS4, and a little lag when doing Premiere and AfterEffects.
I'm running Windows 7 64bit too.
I decided that 15.6" is the ideal size of screen I want, 17" screen is too big for what I want (based on what my dad just bought), and anything smaller is of no use to me.
The XPS 15z would be perfect, but at $1300-1600 it's too much.