In spite of the good Vostro deals, my daughter wants something lighter and it must be a reasonably stylish laptop. We are buying it as a present for her and she doesnt have any technical knowledge to input.
I sent a pm yesterday to several people who have said they have bought/buying but no responses yet so this is a general posting for help:
I have been looking at the deal for £429 - the £369 lappy would doubtless do for my daughter's needs but you get so much more for your money for £429 http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspnnb_1525?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs
1 Do the Inspirons 1525 look quite stylish?
2 The basic unamended £429 deal seems fine but I would like to know roughly how much time a 4 cell battery gives, how much time a 6 cell gives and how much extra weight the extra two cells would add? The 6 cell wouldnt stick out of the back of the machine would it?
3 I added two years support and 6 cell battery to get to £500 plus and then applied the current 10% discount code which gave me an end price of £459 and then went back to basic battery and added on 3 years support instead. This came to £465 which really is my max. So have to decide whether one of these options is well worthwhile for roughly an extra £30 or stick to basic £429. I just have no idea how often Dell laptops break down!
4 the laptop has a webcam. I don't understand how it works - is it built in or just something you attach when you want it? I don't want it to be a disadvantage in any way as it isnt something we would have bothered with but its in the deal .
Sorry so many questions - anything that will help this nervous purchaser make up her mind will be gratefully received! I did try 'online chatting with Dell' but each time there was no-one available.