This laptop combines NVIDIA GeForce graphics, 5.1-channel surround sound support and a 17" widescreen to deliver brilliant visuals and sound for movies and games. Bluetooth technology lets you easily connect Bluetooth peripherals.
Intel® Core2 Quad processor Q9000
Features 4 processing cores, 1066MHz system bus, 6MB cache and 2.0GHz processor speed per core.
4 high-performance processing cores
To run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
4GB DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media.
17" WXGA+ LCD widescreen display
With 1440 x 900 resolution showcases movies, games and other images in impressive detail.
500GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics
Features 1GB dedicated video memory for intense detail. HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV or HD monitor. Built-in speakers with high-definition 5.1-channel surround sound audio support.
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
8-in-1 digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital IO, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card, High Speed Secure Digital and Secure Digital High Capacity formats.
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port and 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. One eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port with PowerShare.
Dell 1510 Wireless-N mini card (802.11b/g/n)
Wirelessly connect to the Internet.
Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR interface
To easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as mobile phones or MP3 players.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
For a quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 11.7 lbs. and measures 2.1" thin
For portable power.
Good battery life
Of up to 3 hours and 26 minutes
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable computing platform.
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Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.