Will the new Dell XPS M1530 Be a Macbook Pro Killer?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by icapricorn, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. icapricorn macrumors member

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    Here's the thing. I'm a longtime PC user but have been mulling over getting a 15" Macbook Pro since summer. I decided to wait till MacWorld in January to see if any of the rumors of a new design might materialize. The MBP I would get would be maxed out as far as speed, hard drive and, most importantly, memory.

    When I totaled up the options, I was staggered by the sum. A maxed-out MBP would cost more than my high-end 46-in HD TV (from Samsung, and I love it.)

    Now Dell has come out with a 15" XPS laptop that, as far as I can see, matches up with the MBP in weight and features -- but the price is $1000 cheaper!

    As far as outlets, no firewire but HDMI instead of DVI (not a deal-maker for me, just the newer connection type.)

    Is anyone facing this dilemma?

    $1000 more is definitely something that stops me in my tracks. And yes, I'm bracing myself for the fanboys to weight in with rants against PC and Vista. I will be more interested in replies that will shed light on this quandary, rather than heat.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. icapricorn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, Eidorian. The link you posted was very helpful. (Could have done without the snippy aside, however.)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    A little effort in using forum search, Google, and even posting in the right section goes a long way.

    You're going to find that the other thread already has some content in it.
     

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