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Excellent Combination of Performance and Price,
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This review is from: Dell Studio 15z Notebook, Intel Core i5-450M, 500GB, 15.6", Backlit Keyboard, 9 Cell Battery, Cappuccino (Personal Computers)I was looking for a 15" Notebook with System 7-64bit, an i5 processor (first generation okay), DDR3 memory, a 7200 rpm hard drive, and good producct reviews (the nine cell battery was an added plus -- as I write this, the battery icon says I have 4 hours, 47 minutes with 87% remaining). Since I already have a good experience with an older Dell Studio, this looked good. I was surprised that the memory speed was faster than I expected (1333 MHZ). Since there wasn't any mention of memory speed by the seller, I was expecting a slower 1033 MHZ memory speed. I was blown away by how fast it shipped. They shipped on the same day that I placed the order AND FedEx delivered it two days after placing the order. I did have one problem -- of my own making. My other Windows computers run Windows XP and I had gotten lazy about upgrading the firmware in the wireless router. Until I figured out the problem, I lost the wireless internet connection several times per day. On another subject, I agree with another reviewer who didn't recommend this Notebook for gamers. It doesn't appear to have an external video card. My understanding is that it uses video hardware on the motherboard and shares the processor/main memory. In summary, I feel like I went to the new car showroom and bought last year's model at up to 33% discount. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you have a "beer budget and champagne taste".