Re: Which to buy? Inspiron 17R or Latitude E5530?
As far as I'm aware, this machine doesn't have the hybrid graphics. Mine is Sandy Bridge with Intel HD 3000. This and the HD 4000 are very well supported on newer X/kernel. However they aren't as powerful as propreitary drivers. I'm not a gamer but I have tried a couple 3D games like Nexuiz and it ran absolutely perfect.
I'd also like to add: if you choose the 5500 series over the 6500 series, you can use the money you save to purchase a decent laptop bag. That will definitly protect against most build quality issues (not that there are glaring flaws on the 5500 series).
Take a look at dell outlet and bensbargains.net for a coupon code for a killer deal. Mine had one little paint smuge on the case and otherwise is perfect.
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