Dell XPS 15z alernates

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by Trepidati0n, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Trepidati0n

    Trepidati0n [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The wife seems fairly happy with the Dell 15z as a whole. However...small issue is that they pulled the 1080p display from the drop-downs. Is there any laptop with similar specs as the 15z with the 1080p display?

    Short list of key items in order of importance

    i5-i7 second gen
    15-16"
    < 1" thick
    6+ hours battery life
    HDMI Port
    Built in DVD R/W drive
    Intel WiDi
    1080p
    Anti Glare Screen

    The 15z seems to meet her desires except for the Anti Glare which she caved on if she can get 1080p. I've look at tons of laptops and getting information overload to the point of I'm not sure woh makes what anymore

    Note: No HP, Apple, or Gateway products (she has a near genetic hate for these)
     
  2. Xonim

    Xonim [H]ard|Gawd

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    You could try keeping an eye on the Dell Outlet to see if they get any of the 1080p models in. I know a few weeks ago when my wife and I bought a 15z, the 1080p was an option. You might get one with a few scuffs/scratches on the shell, but they're at a pretty decent discount, especially if you can find a coupon code on slickdeals.net or some other deal site.
     
  3. Nanan

    Nanan [H]ard|Gawd

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    Sager NP8130? It has a 1080p screen and can come in matte for $95 more.
     
  4. Trepidati0n

    Trepidati0n [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Nice choice..but

    • Battery life 2-3 hours (XPS 15z = 5-6 hours)
    • No WiDi

    Thanks for your help..it is appreciated.
     
  5. Trepidati0n

    Trepidati0n [H]ardForum Junkie

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    BTW...how is your 15z. This laptop seems to fill a niche that nobody else seems to want to be in.
     
  6. pwrusr

    pwrusr 2[H]4U

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    Lenovo t520? 1920x1080 with matte screen is a option. Battery life is very good. With the 6 cell battery got ~5 hours of run time, I'm sure with a 9 cell it would add 2-3 hours of run time.
    I couldn't find more then one review that had the 1080 screen as part of the review, so here it is:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/581601-t520-review.html
     
  7. Trepidati0n

    Trepidati0n [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Well, picked up a Sony VAIO S from BB today. It comes with a blu-ray drive. If you buy it right now, best buy throws in the netgear widi receiver. Not bad for $980. If I would have bundled that same that at the sony website..ugh, about $1300. Now, off to buy a slice battery.
     
  8. austinwachukwu

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    Go to the outlet store and see if you can find one with a 1080p display....The laptop line is fairly new so they should all be in good cosmetic condition and they have a 20% off coupon that expires the 18th
     
  9. austinwachukwu

    austinwachukwu n00b

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    Go to the outlet store and see if you can find one with a 1080p display....The laptop line is fairly new so they should all be in good cosmetic condition and they have a 20% off coupon that expires the 18th you can get one for $799
     
  10. Annoyance

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    I got a 720p display HP DV6-6170US for 924 after rebate on newegg :)

    Core i7 2.0ghz mobile (@2.6 in turbo atm)
    6GB ram
    1GB Radeon 6670
    Intel HD integrated video (for low power use)
    Blu Ray
    2 USB 3.0
    2 USB 2.0
    HDMI
    VGA
    Gig Ethernet
    Wireless N :)
    Fingerprint reader :)

    Cant argue with it. Lasts almost 6 hours with the current battery. ;)

    Annoyance
     
  11. calikool

    calikool [H]ard|Gawd

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    I wonder who will be handling the support for the HP since they are selling off the PC business.