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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin23
    definately any jap brand like fujitsu or toshiba.Dell is damn fugly la.Besides,its American and American stuff suck big time.
    Most of them are OEM by some big notebook manufacturers from Taiwan and China. If one is lucky, it'll last for years, otherwise it'll cause regret. Thats why extended warranty and 1st class support services is paramount. Every brand and batch has its own set of setbacks and problems. Tough choice!.

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    I finally booked the Dell XPS 1330 model but the waiting period is from 4 - 7 weeks. Aaarrr.... I cannot wait to get my hand on this unit. The highlights of this model: 1.7 kilo, thinnest notebook at one stage, LED lit screen, Santa Rossa chips and GEforce DDR3 128 MB RAM dedicated graphic card. And of course, it comes with the 3-year Dell Premium Care warranty. So no worries for the first 3 years. After that, time to upgrade again.

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    After using HP (HP are positioned for corporate use, compaq for commercial) and later switching to Dell, i'll take HP the next time around.

    Reason? Built feel and quality, and most importantly...the KEYBOARD!

    For some car users, they like their car doors to slam with a solid thud, i like my keyboard with a solid and firm feel when i press the keyboard.

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    Thank you

    Hi KelvC
    Just dropped by to read your comments about Dell. Not here to convince you from your point of view. But thanks for the feedback on how you like keyboards versus how you find Dell's. We are constantly seeking to learn more from customers and learn from the conversattions and postings...so thanks for the perspective.

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    Keyboard is a very subjective thing. As they're built differently, so are we users. I've read a lot of praises for the Thinkpad keyboards, but personally I think they're too stiff and I mistype a lot with it. I have a much better time with Sony's and Compaq's. Oh, well. Can't win them all.

    Btw, how's Dell gonna resolve their logistics issues. I'm still waiting for my XPS m1330 after 5 weeks with more creative excuses each time I call.

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    Really? 5 weeks? I ordered mine last week and until today they have not cleared my credit card payment. Apparently they use stone-age methods to clear credit cards. For many other online purchases, it takes less than 10 seconds to check and verify the credit card. For Dell, perhaps, one week if one is lucky. And thus, long delivery time.

    As for the keyboard, from personal experience, the Thinkpad is the best. Lenovo has followed suit and is also among the best. After using Thinkpad's keyboard, the other keyboards feel like .....aarrrrr! Including Dell. Well, that's me, so no offense to those who feels otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua
    Really? 5 weeks? I ordered mine last week and until today they have not cleared my credit card payment. Apparently they use stone-age methods to clear credit cards. For many other online purchases, it takes less than 10 seconds to check and verify the credit card. For Dell, perhaps, one week if one is lucky. And thus, long delivery time.

    As for the keyboard, from personal experience, the Thinkpad is the best. Lenovo has followed suit and is also among the best. After using Thinkpad's keyboard, the other keyboards feel like .....aarrrrr! Including Dell. Well, that's me, so no offense to those who feels otherwise.
    The XPS1330 is receving huge response, thus the long waiting period.
    As for Dell's keyboard, I agree that the Inspiron range is so-so only.
    But have you guys tried the Latitude & Precision range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua
    Really? 5 weeks? I ordered mine last week and until today they have not cleared my credit card payment......For Dell, perhaps, one week if one is lucky. And thus, long delivery time.
    I think the delay is due to the recent PC Fair....Dell is just too successful at grabbing the lion's share of the market. During normal times, the processing of my CC is usually on the same day or the next day, and so far my goods have always arrived with 3-5 days of order.
    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua
    As for the keyboard, from personal experience, the Thinkpad is the best. ......
    I'm inclined to agree with mlkok.....no such thing as a keyboard which satisfies everybody.

    Having said that, I used to drool over the Thinkpad's butterfly keyboard...but alas, this is no more in existence. Nice keyboard....and the rest of the notebook was crabby.

    As for Dell's Inspiron keyboard, what can I say...it works. Period.

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    Yipee!! My XPS 1330 arrived! 3 weeks earlier than what they said. I am going to be very busy for the next few weeks.

    BTW, what is a good optical mouse for a notebook? Any recommendation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua
    BTW, what is a good optical mouse for a notebook? Any recommendation?
    Just in time to answer your quest. My dear son presented me with a Rm30 buck Logitech mouse. I think its the cheapest model but it suffices me just fine. I HATE Touchpads or working a notebook without an external mouse.
    Logitech mice are excellent but the gaming grade mice are expensive..running into hundreds. It's not neccessary to insist on a mouse thats smaller or lighter in size to the ones used for desktop. The heavier build the mouse, the better its usable. I use a Logitech MX500 mouse for my desktop for the last 2 years and its damn good!.

    I was surprised to find this cheap mouse has a tilt wheel and one can configure the wheel to click left or right. I configured it to be back and forward button for the browser...very very useful. You must install the software utility that comes with the mouse for useful features.

    Here's the link: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mi...s/338&cl=my,en

    OK..the mouse I'm recommending based on cheapest cost is Logitech USB Mouse and its RM30.. RM28 can get at Low Yat. Of course its up to you on other choice and your budget.

    Meanwhile..I've obtained another Centrino Pentium M 1.8 Dothan cpu from lelong and its a beauty now running in my HP laptop!.. This is my 2nd time upgrade from 1.5 to 1.6..now 1.8.. perhaps the last. Yippee for me too!.

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    My son has the MX518 model which is basically for gaming. It costs more than $150.00. Anyway I settled for a Gigabyte Laser mouse instead of Logitec. The dealer said most Malaysians do not use Logitec for gaming. My mouse is 1600dpi and is real fast. It is unbelievably fast. I am still trying to get use to it. And being laser, it should be more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Chua
    The dealer said most Malaysians do not use Logitec for gaming. My mouse is 1600dpi and is real fast. It is unbelievably fast. I am still trying to get use to it. And being laser, it should be more accurate.
    Hmmm.. I'm unsure whether the dealer is telling the truth or just want to cajole you to buy something he has ready stock. I've been seeing time & again many young flers insisting on Logitech despite the expensive price.
    Its not laser!..but an optical sensor. You can adjust the movement and other features within Windows control panel till you get satisfaction.
    Ok..I hope you're happy with your purchase. Good luck!.

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    So far I am OK with the mouse but it is too fast and sensitive. I played Ghost Recon with it and have to reduce the sensitivity. Maybe I need time to get used to it.

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    hi there, anyone ever buy dell products using bank draft??..cos i don have credit card so i intend to buy using bank draft? how is the procedure? anyone please help ?

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    can always go to 7-11 to get a debit card, top it up and use as credit card.

    Afraid bank draft will go missing dunno which department go.

    If you like DELL why not go to their store at IT Mall Sec 14 PJ when u r at pj

    At the top most level, IT ALL, Fujitsu only selling Rm1,999 with 3 years warranty.

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