Dell 9100 review from me too

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  1. Sequoia225

    Sequoia225 Notebook Deity

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    Well I made my decision and ordered the 9100. Thanks to everyone that answered questions.
    I will try to give a little review when I receive it to help anyone in the market for a machine like this. I wont be running "benchmark" tests but I will let you all know about it otherwise.
    One frustrating thing, I ordered yesterday and then today they changed all the promotions and they are actually a little better. Im calling them trying to get them to change it. They are supposed to allow returns minus shipping but I got free shipping so perhaps I can do this with nothing lost. Well see. Its worth a try.
    dave
    Oh and when I get it perhaps I will take pictures and post them since I know there are some here that think that it is just a beautiful machine. ;)
     
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    Sequoia225 Notebook Deity

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    Ok Just talked to Dell. So I just wanted to let everybody know what they did for me. They had a few promotions for the 9100 that ended yesterday (free shipp, free HD upgrade, 10% off price). So I ordered yesterday. Today they had a new set of deals for the same computer that was 100 dollars less for me. So without question, they changed my order (I used the difference to get the faster hard drive) to the new promotions.
    So far Dell is looking quite good in the customer service department for me. I will let you all know how the computer is.

    My config is/will be:

    9100 P4 3.2G, 15.4 WSXGA, Win XP Home, 512Mb ram, 128MB Radeon, CD/DVD 4X burner, 60GB 7200 HD, A/B/G wireless card, Office Small business,
    with shipping and tax (california) $2374
    Keep in mind the office price was 249 of that!!
     
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    That'll be a powerful notebook and that's really cool they changed the order like that for you. I saw that today they had some pretty nice promotions, no free shipping though. I hate playing that game with Dell, you think if you wait just one more day you might get a better offer and then it sucks and you lose the current deal. But then when you eventually order the next promotion rocks. Seems that way at least.

    It'd be really great if you could post any thoughts on this and we'd be happy to host any images on our server that you take of the 9100.

    And now as we say you get to

    wait.

    and wait.

    and .....
     
  4. whitecloak

    whitecloak Newbie

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    Another Inspiron 9100 buyer here.

    (We need to add the 9100 pic to the avatars too :) )
     
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    frefaling Newbie

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    Purchased my very first notebook today. Very hard decision between the Dell 9100 and the HP 7000, but I went with what I think is the more powerful, the Dell.

    Specs: P4 3.2 / 1 GB / 15.4" wuxga monitor / 60GB 7200 rpm /128mb ati mobility radeon 9700 / XP pro / true mobile 1400 with DI-624 airplus xtreme router / and the 4X dvd cd burner & 3yr warranty and other xtra's blah, blah, blah...

    total is $2763.00 icludes the $200.00 rebate Dell is offering however s/h and tax is extra, so the rebate is basically a wash.

    Thoughts?
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    Smart to get the warranty. As far as specs go...you're going to be at the top of the pile for a while. Have fun with it!

    Editor in Chief http://www.bargainPDA.com and http://www.SPOTstop.com
     
  7. Sequoia225

    Sequoia225 Notebook Deity

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    Still waiting for my 9100....

    ....my gosh has it only been 3 days???

    ...........
     
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    kenR Newbie

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    I'm looking at purchasing the 9100 as well.

    Why is this machine not available with the windows XP media edition? I really don't understand why this is not an option, Sony, Hp and others are now building laptops around the media edition OS. The HP laptop with 17" screen has a built in TV tuner for using the laptop as a PVR type device (I would love his TIVO like ability). I dont' believe dell has this option or would you have to go USB with an external capture device(more wire)? I really want to make this machine a total media center. The DVI outputs look very attractive on the 9100 but it is lacking in other areas. What machine is the best option here?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Sequoia225

    Sequoia225 Notebook Deity

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    this link may help you

    http://start.earthlink.net/newsarticle?cat=2&aid=308024639_5311_lead_story

    Its a story about software that does the tivo like stuff MCE does and better.
    You can use it on any laptop if you get a video capture card.

    dave
     
  10. kronie

    kronie Newbie

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    you should have gone for the WUXGA and just use lower resolutions
    you should have gone for the DVD/RW
    you really don't need the 7200rpm HDD or the a/b/g wireless, just the b/g wireless

    in my opinion...



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