[QUOTE=Cephas]I happen to be a Dell Affiliate. So when your interested in buying I can hook you up with a links to computers and codes that will lower the price considerably. I got my Inspiron 9300 fully loaded with the HD 17" LCD initial price 3200$ my price 1200$ this has the 256mg Nvidia 6800 in it. Sweet machine.
I have had plenty and I mean plenty of Dell's and I take them on my Bike all the time and have had absolutly no problems ever.
Toshiba on the other had every one of them I've had (5) had some stupid problem. I've had 3 IBM's and they last about 2 years before they fall apart.
I've had 2 HP's and same issue stuff stops working about a year and half in.
The new Dual core processor for the M series will be out in Februrary according to the Intel conference I was just at. Along with the Multi core for desktops (4 core)
OK since you have had "so many Dell's" in your life time, why don't you name a few for me sp. model numbers.
And while you are at it, please enlighten me as to when you got the inside info about a four core desktop CPU from Intel. This must be info. for just the privleged "Dell Affiliates." Are you sure that you did not mistake the New Xeon (server CPU) line of processors i.e.Whitefield (which incidently has all 4 cores sharing the same L2) for the desktop line? Yes, I am sure this is what you mean.
. And how many Dell notebooks did YOU support for your coworkers. Have you COMPLETELY taken apart and rebuilt any Latitudes, Inspirons lately?? I take offense to the asinine comment, "Never under any circumstance take adivce from someone who says to get a Celeron you will be very upset when you try and do anything with your computer." You obviously know nothing about the architecture of the Intel CPU's specifically the newer Celeron processors, as well as your previously mentioned mystery desktop CPU with the four cores. And a work of advice about the Intel Channel Conferences, it is a bunch of BS marketing designed to distract you that Intel is increasingly being embarassed by the fact that AMD has been making a better product for some time now; I would know as I have been there the past two years. I would not comment on Real Estate as I do not do this for a living and know that I am not an expert in the field. Perhaps you should reconsider your title as computer expert.