XPS-18 for entertainment

Discussion in 'Dell' started by David Arnstein, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. I am thinking about getting an XPS 18 Touch for use as an entertainment
    device. Mainly, that means DVDs. If I find a streaming service I like
    (Netflix, Amazon Prime, ...) I would add that to the mix later.

    I would prefer the cheap model, which has an Intel Core I3 processor.
    I would add the charging stand ($100) and a USB-powered DVD drive. I
    might add a USB-powered BluRay player too. But I don't know if the I3
    can handle that load.

    I would operate this thing without any attached keyboard or mouse. I
    would use Bluetooth headphones all of the time.

    I don't know if this machine is fit to this purpose. Any comments?
    David Arnstein, Jan 3, 2014
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  2. David Arnstein

    BillW50 Guest

    In David Arnstein typed:
    I don't have any I3 or I5 machines, but I have lots of Core2 Duo tablets
    and laptops. And Core2 Duo processors are fine (1.5GHz or faster) for
    watching DVDs and streaming videos and all. Anything less, forget it.
    Like my two Dell Latitude ST with Atom Z670 processors (one running
    Windows 8 and the other Windows 7) are way too slow for watching videos.
    Heck just web browsing they are still way too slow for my tastes.
    BillW50, Jan 3, 2014
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