memory or service plan?

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  1. jmk1

    jmk1 Newbie

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    I am buying my first notebook. Looks like dell Inspirion 1100 is the best deal. Budget is no more than $1000.00 The question, should I go for the free memory upgrade to 512 or take the $100.00 rebate and get the 2 year service plan? I will use the notebook for general use, some games (nothing major), surfing the web, e-mail. I am also not sure if I need the P4 2.4ghz processor or would the celeron 2.4ghz be enough? I am used to a PIII 450 on my desktop which is old but runs well. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    Forget to mention go with the 2 or 3 years service plan and get the mobile chip instead. By the way, my desk top is pentium 450 and i love my dell 600m. Not really a problem the left side is little warmer than the right side.
     
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    I would go with the Dell 600m instead of the Dell 1100. I do not care much about the IEEE 1394 Port (digital device). Notebook memory are expensive, i would go with 512k. If you are not in a hurry to get the notebook, wait till deal offer 512k meomory for free. The most important thing to keep in mind is know what you are using the notebook for.
     
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    In my opinion the Dell 1100 is worth a 2-year warranty, but not more than that. If you're on a budget, fine, but it's still worth protecting this purchase with an extended warranty. I would configure it with 256MB of RAM and then use crucial.com or dell.com to pickup an extra stick of 256MB memory either now or at a later time. You'll actually find you'll pay less when you buy the memory separate from the laptop than by configuring it with the laptop. There's often 10% off sales and free shipping offers on memory so you can often get that for a good deal through Dell.
     
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