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I'm getting a dell in the $1,000 - $1,100 range and i will be doing light gaming i have Xbox 360 for that but since its Vista i want smooth effects.  Should I get the Core 2 Duo T5200 at 1.6Ghz along with a 256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 HyperMemory video card, or should I get a Core 2 Duo T7200 at 2.0Ghz with the Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950?

I heard that you can't upgrade video cards on laptops, if that is true i will definitely get the one with the video card.

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Its an Inspiron E1705.

I like my set up except I could've gotten the 1.6ghz core 2 duo instead and get 2 gb of ram. I decided to get the faster processor and just 1gb of ram cus I think it would be more of a hassle to upgrade a processor instead of ram. With ram I can keep what ram I already have where as with a processor I have to replace the whole thing.

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Depending on RAM setup you may have to get rid of the current RAM.  If you have 1GB memory you may have two 512's instead of one large stick.  If this is the case you may have to buy 2 sticks of ram to get your 2 GB's.  Been there on a Compaq already.  This may not be the case since I have not looked at your particular laptop.  Just a word of caution on expectations.  Dell does have nice laptops though.

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