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Re: Dell Laptop



AMD-based Dells include Broadcom WiFi, which is neverending nightmare.
Intel-based Inspirons work out of box


On 5/10/08, max bianco <maximilianbianco gmail com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Jon Stanley <jonstanley gmail com> wrote:
>  > On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Mike Chambers <mike miketc com> wrote:
>  >
>  >> http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/p4_Dell-Inspiron-1526-Notebook-PC
>  >> %27s_220198_Business_Supplies_1_10051_FEATURED:SC3:CG71:DP4118
>  >
>  > Not 100% the right place to talk about this, but looking there, I
>  > noticed that it had the "Dell Wireless" (read: Broadcom) wifi chipset.
>  >  This will likely give you no end of trouble from what I've seen (note
>  > that I have no personal experience, just horror stories that I've
>  > heard).  If you go with something with an Intel chipset, it should
>  > Just Work(TM).
>  >
>
> Yes, Dell seems to include the broadcom chipset by default with many
>  of its offerings. I specifically requested the intel wireless and
>  haven't had any trouble out of it. Definitely go Intel wireless over
>  Broadcom. Just my 2 cents.
>
>
>  Max
>
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