No matter what you think of Dell, their prices still represent the highest spec-for-buck ratio I’ve ever seen.
For instance, the basic Studio XPS 13 laptop costs $999. Here’s what you get for that price:
- A 2.0 GHz Processor (Intel P7350)
- Vista Home Premium
- A 13.3″ 1366 x 768 display, with an integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam
- DVD/CD burner
- 3GB DDR3 RAM
- 250GB 7200 rpm hard disk
- NVIDIA 9400M G
- Support for Wireless N (802.11n)
That setup won’t be able to run more demanding games like the notorious Crysis, but it’s powerful enough for practically any other task. Shop for an XPS Studio 13.
Dell’s also upped the ante by discounting their offerings further, as part of the current Dell Days of Deals promo, running until this June 25 (5:55 AM CDT). To paraphrase some writer: “Dell’s discounts depend on the phase of the moon, astronomical alignments, and the direction of the wind.” Anyways, here are some laptop promos that seem interesting:
- Studio 15 for $699
- Inspiron Minis starting at $299
- Studio XPS 16 laptop for $1199
Just remember the lower price comes at a price though; Dell’s reputation for poor customer service is in vogue right now. Though this shouldn’t be too much of a problem for computer savvy owners. Hopefully.