Thoughts on Inspiron 7000

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nyli2, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. nyli2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    Down to 2 laptops

    Macbook Pro Retina 13 8gb 128gb i5 cost $1400

    Inspiron 15 7000 8gb 1tb core i7 with 1920/1080 screen. cost $976
    Im a freshman in college
    Primary use for laptop is to watch videos, social networks, use office and maybe play a game like sims.

    Currently have a 2009 macbook pro but I'm not sure if i should switch it up
  2. Swampus macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2013
    With your education discount, you can get the next model up (with the 256GB flash drive) at the $1400 price point.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I had a Samsung Series 9 13" and now a 15" MacBook Pro Retina. If you're going to be using the trackpad as your primary HID, I'd 100% recommend the MacBook.

    On top of that, I'd assume that the Dell's form factor, battery life, display, and storage performance are lesser than that of the MacBook Pro's.

    Yeah, I recommend the MacBook.
  4. zI INFINITY Iz, Dec 17, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013

    zI INFINITY Iz macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2013
    Does that Dell laptop you're looking at come with only Integrated Intel 4400 graphics? Because I know some of these laptops do come by default with the NVIDIA Geforce GT 750M as well. If they do, you will get some strong graphics, which would make it a great deal. The 13" rMBP doesn't have dedicated graphics.

    Btw, if you can choose an SSD instead of a traditional HDD, it's really recommended. While a 256GB SSD gives you only 1/4 of the 1TB HDD's storage space, it's much faster. This improves your experience enormously.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This thread caught my eye because I used to own a Dell Inspiron 7000 many years ago, and I was amazed at the idea of anyone considering one versus a retina MBP. I was surprised to discover Dell has "recycled" the model number. I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to use one of these! :D
  6. Cristian .b macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2013
    Apple walled garden
    i lol at that. it´s like who are still using floppy drives? And that is one thick beast :eek: (not so beasty anymore though).
  7. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    I used to maintain them :eek:

    Feel a bit old right now :D

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