Thursday, February 4, 2010

My new Dell Inspiron 1427

I finally was able to purchase last Sunday a laptop for my personal and other-work use, taking advantage of two loans that are going to be deducted from my salary.

Dell Inspiron 1427 (see picture below which is from another site; I'll post mine in an update) was my choice after searching the websites of local computer shops, calling them up, and even calling up the different branches of the same shop/company--I discovered that they can offer very different discounts and perks!

As I shortlisted my choices I also found it useful to search forums that talked about the brands and models I was considering. For instance, I was really eyeing the MSI EX460x-T66 and the ASUS K4oIN-VX128 because they both fit my budget and had 512 mb of dedicated video memory. I was getting more and more undecided, even after having checked out both models in the stores, and so it was a great relief to find out that there were others who found it just as stressful!

Anyway, I ended up with the Dell because aside from budget (principal consideration), I was looking for 512 mb of dedicated video memory plus a firewire port. The combination of these three were what really made me search and search. The Dell Inspiron 1427 has these.

I can't say much about its looks though. It's squarish and a bit too plasticky to the touch for my taste. But as I had to choose, I chose the specs over the looks. (Tomorrow I'm bringing it back to the store for a change of unit since the external part of the optical drive, the part with the button, is loose.) I just hope it will last me more than the two years it'll take me to pay for it!

For those interested, here are the specs:

Dell Inspiron 1427
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1 GH
  • 2GB Memory (I had 2gb more added)
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • 14.1" WXGA TL
  • nVidia 9300M GS 512MB
  • Bluetooth
  • DW1397 Wireless LAN
  • Vista Basic (I'll be changing this to Ubuntu)
  • 2.0MP Camera
  • Ethernet 10/100 LAN
  • Firewire port
  • Card reader
  • 4 USB ports


  1. Grabe, pareho pala tayo ng pinagpilian. As in eksakto. I mean yung Asus at yung MSI talagang di ako makadecide. Same models yung pinagpipilian natin. Buti at nakapagdecide ka na to get a Dell Inspiron. Sana allow nila na wala ng OS yung laptop. Kasi papalitan ko rin lang naman. Anyway, san ba maisusuggest mo na ok na local shop na good ang offer/discounts?

  2. Nung nag-search din ako bago bumili, nakita ko rin sa mga forum ang comparison ng ASUS at MSI. Dala din siguro ng marketing, sila kasi yung pinagtatapat. I bought this Dell at Micro Accents, sa MOA yung best price: P36,999. Wala nga lang laptop bag. Pero ok lang, I bought one in cd-r king. If your budget will allow it, meron din silang Inspiron 1427 na mga 40-42k, higher graphics card.

  3. Salamat sa tips. Sa wakas at nakahanap ren ako ng target kong laptop makalipas ang ilang lingo. Hahaha!

    Asus K52JR-SX091!

    Happy laptoping sa atin. =D

  4. I just checked it in Villman's website. Congrats! Looks very nice and great specs too!

  5. Hi,
    How much did u pay for your dell 1427? i'm planning to buy a laptop soon and i need all the info that could help me decide/choose.

  6. Sorry for late reply. I got it for 36,999 at Accent Micro MOA.