Dell Inspiron 14R/15R/17R Turbo Laptop Thread

antisocialbratt

Journeyman
Still waiting for my 15r se. :( Status is still in manufacturing. College gonna start this Monday, lets hope they deliver it at least on monday. They should not delay it any further.
Already downloaded open source softwares and drivers worth 5gigs to install after a clean install. :p
 
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rider

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DDR3 is much faster than DDR5.



lol ?

Yes, DDR5 is much better than DDR3. Read my next comment.
The core-i7 factor will outcome same or little less performance in gaming, even with DDR3 version.

Also, core-i5 Insprion 17R costs 10k more no need to spend that much for DDR5 GPU.
 

dashing.sujay

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The core-i7 factor will outcome same or little less performance in gaming, even with DDR3 version.

i7 obviously helps in "extreme" gaming, but laptop GUPs are not even fast enough to maximize i5. If at all it helps, its just matter of single digit fps', which can be easily ignored. But you said i5 makes performance low, which is totally wrong.

rider said:
dell 17R SE comes with core-i5, which makes performance and fps low.
 
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rider

rider

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i7 obviously helps in "extreme" gaming, but laptop GUPs are not even fast enough to maximize i5. If at all it helps, its just matter of single digit fps', which can be easily ignored. But you said i5 makes performance low, which is totally wrong.

Yea, I said wrong in explanation, coz I wanna summarize my point.

Proper way is core-i5 performs lower than core-i7 in terms of performance and fps.
 

ico

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The core-i7 factor will outcome same or little less performance in gaming, even with DDR3 version.

Also, core-i5 Insprion 17R costs 10k more no need to spend that much for DDR5 GPU.
well, you're wrong about this. The second point about pricing may be right though.

As far as "purely" gaming is concerned, anything over the laptop Core i3-2350M is fine. Performance will be primarily decided by the GPU in gaming. Not by CPU except in some very CPU intensive games.

Proper way is core-i5 performs lower than core-i7 in terms of performance and fps.
There are very very few games for which CPU performance matters. Example, GTA IV.

For 90% of games, GPU decides the performance you'll get while playing.

The whole idea of gaming is to avoid "processor" bottleneck. Core i3 is fast enough to avoid the bottleneck.

Take desktops for example. Core i7-2600K + HD 6850 will perform much lower than Core i3-2100 + HD 7870 as far as gaming is concerned. Or even when you put HD 6670 DDR3 with i7 and HD 6670 GDDR5 in i3.
 

shaggy

Solid State Forum Member!
So which one should I go for?
samsung : i7 650 ddr3 graphics
OR
dell : i5 650 ddr5 graphics

Mobility is not a factor.

And btw on the samsung foreign(probably US) site its showing 1600x900 for the 15.6" screen.

If that is it then I'm going for sammmy.

Any opinion is welcome.
Thank you in advance.
 
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rider

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well, you're wrong about this. The second point about pricing may be right though.

As far as "purely" gaming is concerned, anything over the laptop Core i3-2350M is fine. Performance will be primarily decided by the GPU in gaming. Not by CPU except in some very CPU intensive games.


There are very very few games for which CPU performance matters. Example, GTA IV.

For 90% of games, GPU decides the performance you'll get while playing.

The whole idea of gaming is to avoid "processor" bottleneck. Core i3 is fast enough to avoid the bottleneck.

Take desktops for example. Core i7-2600K + HD 6850 will perform much lower than Core i3-2100 + HD 7870 as far as gaming is concerned. Or even when you put HD 6670 DDR3 with i7 and HD 6670 GDDR5 in i3.

Okay, but I was saying according to gaming benchmarks.. like in my case i use HD 6770M and in notebook check benchmarks of BF3... having big difference in fps of hp laptops one is with core-i5 and one is core-i7. LINK
 

ico

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Okay, but I was saying according to gaming benchmarks.. like in my case i use HD 6770M and in notebook check benchmarks of BF3... having big difference in fps of hp laptops one is with core-i5 and one is core-i7. LINK
Benchmarked at different points of time - with different drivers.
 

ico

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Look at this:

A8-3500M comes no where close to both i7s in terms of CPU performance. A10-4600M is slightly faster than i3-2310M in CPU performance.

HD 6620G is in reality ~10% faster than Intel HD 4000 graphics. CPU isn't mattering here.

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sachin73

Broken In
please help me between hp dv6 7010 or dell inspiron 15r special edition with i7...i am really confused between both of them..dell is giving amd 7730 while hp is giving gtx 630..which is better...my use will be for multemedia purpose like movies,surfing and some sort of gaming..but i want future proof laptop atleast for 1-2 year..also id 1080p resolution is possible as both are giving 764 as i have heard that 1080p is available in other countries in same models.......plz help..:confused:
 
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rider

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please help me between hp dv6 7010 or dell inspiron 15r special edition with i7...i am really confused between both of them..dell is giving amd 7730 while hp is giving gtx 630..which is better...my use will be for multemedia purpose like movies,surfing and some sort of gaming..but i want future proof laptop atleast for 1-2 year..also id 1080p resolution is possible as both are giving 764 as i have heard that 1080p is available in other countries in same models.......plz help..:confused:

Best you can buy is samsung laptop series 5 550p. LINK of thread

Look at this:

A8-3500M comes no where close to both i7s in terms of CPU performance. A10-4600M is faster than i3-2310M in CPU performance.

HD 6620G is in reality ~10% faster than Intel HD 4000 graphics. CPU isn't mattering here.


Okay, I understood.
 
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girishpaiv

Journeyman
Hey Girish!! You got the RAM's yet? My laptop is on it's way :D

Hope u get it soon :razz:
I will have to buy the extra 4gb online bcos dell guy directed me to another shop where they quoted a price of 1800 for 1600Mhz ram from corsair!!
faster latency ram will not help cos ram in lap is of low latency(CAS 11)
so planning to buy it online may be the g-skill one in flipkart
hope evrything to go right as rider said about many users in dv6 thread upgraded ram safely..
:)
 

chinmaya

Journeyman
Hope u get it soon :razz:
I will have to buy the extra 4gb online bcos dell guy directed me to another shop where they quoted a price of 1800 for 1600Mhz ram from corsair!!
faster latency ram will not help cos ram in lap is of low latency(CAS 11)
so planning to buy it online may be the g-skill one in flipkart
hope evrything to go right as rider said about many users in dv6 thread upgraded ram safely..
:)

post after you get the ram installed. I too ordered similar version 15 and am waiting to buy the ram.

question to all users and experts. does adding ram myself void the warranty?
the customer care told me that i have to call the technitian so that he can install the ram, else the warranty will be void?
 

raj_55555

Journeyman
No it doesn't void the warranty. Here, I quote a dell employee.
Dell-Bill_B said:
Opening your case and/or replacing parts yourself does not void your warranty, no matter what you may have heard. (There may be past and future exceptions to the rule, but they are very rare.) We post the tear down guides for a reason.

@Girish
One thing you can do is check the benchmarks and other performance criterion before and after the RAM installation. We'll know the performance difference the RAM upgrade makes. Not sure what to expect after the upgrade though.

rider said:
You can send PM for this.
My apologies. I thought others were interested in this too. Next time I'll PM.
 
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Acoustichead

Broken In
Hope u get it soon :razz:
I will have to buy the extra 4gb online bcos dell guy directed me to another shop where they quoted a price of 1800 for 1600Mhz ram from corsair!!
faster latency ram will not help cos ram in lap is of low latency(CAS 11)
so planning to buy it online may be the g-skill one in flipkart
hope evrything to go right as rider said about many users in dv6 thread upgraded ram safely..
:)

girish....Can you post pics or a vid when u install the RAM?? I need to know the exact place where to open up the laptop?...
 

daksh

Journeyman
I am tied b\w the 17 R SE and the Samsung one . Money is not the major issue.
Im a bit worried in buying the Samsung one after seeing the throttling issues and I am afraid how the driver support for Samsung will be .
What will be real life advantages of the i7 over the i5 . I will mostly need it for gaming . If i use it for coding and programming will i5 be a hindrance ?
17r SE's RAM is also user expandable right ?
My budget would be extendable to 70k if I get something worth it . Thanks alot .
 
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