£410.07 or less buys Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop AMD dualcore, 2gig, 120Gb, dvdrw, ati graphics - HotUKDeals
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305-N03153a - £410.07 delivered or less
AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL56
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic - English
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
120GB (5,400 rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory
4Cell 29WHr Primary battery
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card (for AMD Processors)
Free Nylon Carry Case
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English
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[mod]#1
Upgrades:

6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery add £11.75
#2
Arggh..

MikeT has listed too many good lappers...
Which is the best out of these deals? I dont know how good the Turion duo is compared to the Intel?

Help...please :)
[mod]#3
Use my blog sidebar to see what the specs are for mobile cpu's and graphics.
#4
Thanks :)

The 2GB, 256MB gfx on this puppy are not to be sniffed at.
[mod]#5
2gig ram from crucial this week is just £101 wow!
#6
I need this for the usual surfing, but also a bit of camcorder footage editing. Will this CPU cope with it? It seems on the slower end (but still as quick as my old 3GHZ P4?)
Im guessing the 2GB RAM with this makes the machine quicker than the alternatives around the same price?
Sorry for asking annoying questions :(
[mod]#7
Go for a 6400 or 640M as this has no firewire port.
#8
Oops.. didnt notice that. Cheers.
#9
This is a great price, I don't think a lot of people realise just how powerful the Turion processor is. Not quite up to Core 2 Duo standards but not far behind, and at this price this would be my choice if I needed a laptop for everyday tasks. You simply will not find another laptop with this spec for £400.

As Mike says, grab this one while you can!!!!!
#10
beerman1
This is a great price, I don't think a lot of people realise just how powerful the Turion processor is. Not quite up to Core 2 Duo standards but not far behind, and at this price this would be my choice if I needed a laptop for everyday tasks. You simply will not find another laptop with this spec for £400.

As Mike says, grab this one while you can!!!!!


I second that.... I can't believe that laptops with two processors, 2GB and a 120GB hard drives are selling for £410 now... I mean... Guys remember when laptop screens were glowing orange with plasma and 4MB was the size of memory, not the processor cache size..
#11
Looks a good machine for the money for sure. The graphics card is hypermemory based rather than dedicated, so it can effectively use 256mb of your RAM. I don't really see this as an issue however at this price point.
#12
If as I suspect, Dell have gone for the new PCI express cardsa again as opposed to the older PCMCIA cards, you can get a card that adds 2 firewire ports to the laptop....and they work brill....we have 2 inspirons that we set up and use a product called DV Rack from serious magic to allow us to monitor the camcorder output and record straight to the hard drive. We bought the cards about a year ago off ebay and they were hard to find, but should be more readily available now
#13
with quidco cashback this is deffo the best laptop deal around for those on a £400 budget...it'll do everything it says on the tin and would get my vote for an everyday workhorse.
#14
Can anyone confirm whether the firewire add-on would fit? Can't see any details.
#15
wise move....always confirm before you buy....I've been looking on ebay for the guy that sold ours....but hes not there at the moment....

this is the type of thing here if the dell has the new express card slot

http://www.firewire-1394.com/siig-firewire-expresscard.htm

we paid about that and it came from taiwan I think


ooops found the guy that sold them to us

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EXPRESS-FIREWIRE-IEEE1394A-2-PORT-CARD-FREE_W0QQitemZ6885089047QQcategoryZ60269QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
#16
so is this the best laptop on offer, at this moment in time for the price?

vague question

but say £400 ish was my budget, would this be the one to get

thanks
#17
techmob
so is this the best laptop on offer, at this moment in time for the price?

vague question

but say £400 ish was my budget, would this be the one to get

thanks


Id say yes, this looks like an unbeliveable deal.

Dell have been stonking out great Laptops deals for the past couple of months now.
1 Like #18
just checked the pics on the website and downloaded the manual , there does appear to be an Express card slot on the right hand side of the laptop, and the manual refers to it and what type of card it is etc....I suppose if in doubt....phone and ask them?
#19
Another money saving tip: If you do want more piece of mind than the 90 days, I recently purchased another HotUKDeal Dell laptop and took the 90 days and was called by Dell near the end of the period offering me the option to extend to 3 years for £57 or something rather than the ~£120 they were after at the time. No guarantee they'll call though!
#20
what is the build quality of dell laptops like compared to that of IBM and Toshiba?
#21
great price this

now im torn between the packard bell dual core 2 and this one!!

arrrhhh!!
#22
bigup
great price this

now im torn between the packard bell dual core 2 and this one!!

arrrhhh!!


me to, there are so many offers on at the moment
#23
From the little I know about Packard Bell I would go with the Dell. Dell have a great internet support/forum for starters which I have found extremely useful in the past.
#24
Pakard Bells are really poor quality, along with Advent.

Definantly go with the Dell.
#25
gd_miester
Pakard Bells are really poor quality, along with Advent.

Definantly go with the Dell.
neither packard bell, advent or dell are a notebook manufacturere btw. Strictly speaking they are an assembler of the volume kit - just like most others. When you buy it they slot in the post ODM components (chosen CPU, memory, OS etc) and ship it.

Dell's are ODMd by Compal, Quanta and Wistron for the most part. Clevo/Asus do most of the DSG (Dixons, currys etc) ODM work.
#26
has anybody bought one today? when i go to the deal there is no carry case?
#27
right im def gonna buy this or the inspiron 1501 n03153 xp which is at £328 and only has 1 gig ram not 2 gig, any advice on whether its worth paying the extra 80 quid for this one? cheers guy
#28
Can someone please tell me what a firewire port allows you to do. I haven't a clue what firewire is all about!
#29
doublekite
Can someone please tell me what a firewire port allows you to do. I haven't a clue what firewire is all about!

Firewire is an alternative to USB 2.0 data transfer. It is arguably faster and is used by other consumer products that you may wish to connect to the computer.
#30
dumb question of the day. :oops:

if you only choose the 90 day service plan is that literally what you get? 90days?

if it goes faulty in 6 months, you are NOT covered? i only ask as i thought electrical appliances in the UK came with 12month warranties as standard!!

i was thinking it was 90 days full, then after that i would have to arrange its return myself upto 12months, but still be covered. now im not so sure!!

thank you.
[mod]#31
12 months warranty but after 90 days you should have to pay the carrier costs.
#32
Can any one post the link for the Mobile Processor Comparison from Mike T website because I can't access Blogs from my work pc.

Also thanks for the pointers Mike

Thanks
#33
thanks Mike.

4cell, 6cell and 9 cell...whats the difference from a charge/use time point of view?

as another poster said above, how do you get the carry case included in the price? it doesnt appear to come with one as standard.

thanks again.
#34
elpatcho
Can any one post the link for the Mobile Processor Comparison from Mike T website because I can't access Blogs from my work pc.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
[mod]#35
I'm at work guys and cant keep posting, Ill get the sack!

Carry bag seems to have been removed by dell this morning.

Battery life, take a look at the tech specs for this laptop please.
#36
i have had a look for battery info on the dell site and i cant find any actual time scales for each battery. they obviuosly quote things like "depends on use".

can any dell users give an idea of life span between charges for 4, 6 and 9 cell?

Mike. can you tell me how, from the dell homepage you navigated to this laptop? i have tried all sorts of combinations and not found it/this price.

i am just interested in playing with the configs but am concerned i may be missing something important.

thanks again.
[mod] 1 Like #37
pfpf

Mike. can you tell me how, from the dell homepage you navigated to this laptop? i have tried all sorts of combinations and not found it/this price.

i am just interested in playing with the configs but am concerned i may be missing something important.

thanks again.


You cant :whistling: you will need to go to the ecode entry page and enter each one after another ie. N03151, 151a, 151b, 152, 152a etc till you get to N03158 as they dont usually go higher than that.
1 Like #38
I had a 6cell battery in my centrino (a year old) and it gave a good 3hours on general net use with screen dimmed to a reasonable level. Anything more heavy and you're talking about 2(ish) hours really. If I left it for periods and used it occasionally I could achieve 3-4 hours at absolute best.

I also bought a spare 9cell off fleabay for around £45-50 (I think) and that gave me about an extra hour in heavy use.
#39
pfpf
i have had a look for battery info on the dell site and i cant find any actual time scales for each battery. they obviuosly quote things like "depends on use".

can any dell users give an idea of life span between charges for 4, 6 and 9 cell?

Mike. can you tell me how, from the dell homepage you navigated to this laptop? i have tried all sorts of combinations and not found it/this price.

i am just interested in playing with the configs but am concerned i may be missing something important.

thanks again.


click here mate: http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N03153a

then the bottom, scroll across to HARDWARE SUPPORT and choose Collect & Return, 90 Day Service only.

that will bring the price down to £410.
#40
Did anybody find out whether this can take a card for Firewire?
I am still at work :(

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