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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Is this spec any good for the money, its one of dells vostro and costing £340.00

Base AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL58
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Professional - English
Memory 2048 MB 667MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x 1024 MB)
Keyboard Internal Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Video Card ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Hard Drive 160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
Modem 56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
Optical Devices Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Wireless Networking Dell Wireless 1395 Mini-Card (802.11 b/g)
Shipping Documents English Documentation with English/Irish Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference N0410008
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Standard Warranty 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Included - No Upgrade Selected
CompleteCare Declined CompleteCare
Protect your new PC No Security/Anti-Virus Protection
Power Supply 65W AC Adapter
Bluetooth No Bluetooth Card included
Order Information Vostro Laptop Order - UK
Primary Battery 4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Carrying Cases No Carry Case
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order
LCD 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago

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IMO thats one good spec for the price apart from

integreted VGA card (not aproblem if youre not a display-intensive game players)
blutooth-less (can be useful for file transferring or bluetooth speaker/earphone)
not worried about playing games, it will only be used for the web and downloading music, cant seem to find anywhere on the del website to add bluetooth!!
check these people out....I've not used them but they have started advertising in computeractive magazine, and some random bloke in PC world said they were good

You might want to consider a bigger battery if you're going to use it on the move, on the other hand if it's going to be plugged in most of the time, then it won't really matter.

Personally though, I prefer this Vostro 1400 which I would consider to be better vfm at the moment, I guess it depends if you want a bigger screen. If you configure it with 2GB and a truelife screen it will come in at £364.25 but with a superior processor, better graphics, better battery, and in my opinion the advantage of being smaller.
id prefer the biger screen
I'll echo Mike73's admiration of the vostro 1400... shame about the backlog.

I think you've got yourself a good deal there:

the Ati onboard isn't the best in the world, with the intel X3100 dell use in their intel models being slightly better. If the battery upgrade to a 6-cell is reasonably priced, doesn't stick out and you might be using the laptop on the move, I'd consider that.

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