Dell Cheap! Vostro 1700 notebook. 2Ghz celeron, 1gig, 120Gb, dvdrw, 6 cell, £351 delivered - HotUKDeals
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They dont come much cheaper than this for a 17" notebook.

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Vostro 1700 305-N1217001 home site £351 delivered

Intel® Celeron® M 550 Processor (2.00 GHz,1 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support
17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display
Matte Jet Black without Camera
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
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#1
Misprice?

Spent £580 on 160gb/2gb/8600gt version in August...

Ah just noticed, a celly still v v good.
[mod]#2
Deal go to link was broken but now fixed, grab em quick ;-)
#3
That is extremely good value...well spotted Mike
Do you work for Dell?


Just kidding, couldn't resist!!:whistling:
#4
>Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English

Strange. it is Dells business site but they install Vista Home Basic.
#5
is delivery free ?

I get £299 + vat and delivery
#6
Anyone rate the Celeron processor?
#7
Great price for a 17"

Is the Celeron M 550 Processor any good tho?
#8
now thats cheap. the celeron will absolutely fine for emails, browsing etc.
[mod]#9
soweezy
is delivery free ?

I get £299 + vat and delivery


Take it to checkout and you will se the delivery is removed :thumbsup:
#10
good price for a 17" screen

however, the resolution isnt great for the size of screen, the processor and gfx aren't going to impress either

so unless you really need the sheer size of the screen for eyesight problems or something, you're better off with a lighter, faster and realistically portable 15.4" model
banned#11
Don't think you know what you're talking about, 17" widescreens are just about all 1440x900 (17" standard aspects are 1280x1024) unless you're paying a premium. Even then, theres no real point having a higher res on a 17" display as it just becomes too small to see detail anyway.

It is a great price, but I personally would want a little higher spec or your 17" screen will go to waste in Outlook Express. Alternatively, as the poster above suggests, you would be better with a good 15.4" laptop. Laptops were made to be portable, thats difficult when they're so heavy and hardly last an hour on the battery. They aren't designed to replace desktops, as continued use of laptops creates health problems - bad back hunching over it all the time, wrist problems, etc.
#12
Voted Hot, a good deal even when pimped up. Nice one
#13
What do you think of Vista basic is it any good ?
I have business on mine and I like it but this one will be for a xmas gift for my other half.
#14
its coming up at £428 excluding vat for me
1 Like #15
have you taken the warrenty off ?
#16
ahh sorry didnt realise i needed to take the waranty off
#17
im so lost now i dont no if i should go with this one for her or the one i have found here ... http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Extensa_4220-051G08Mi_LX.E930X.001/version-1.asp
#19
i think id rather have the dell with bussiness rather than basic on this one,
banned#20
Anarchist
Don't think you know what you're talking about, 17" widescreens are just about all 1440x900 (17" standard aspects are 1280x1024) unless you're paying a premium. Even then, theres no real point having a higher res on a 17" display as it just becomes too small to see detail anyway.

It is a great price, but I personally would want a little higher spec or your 17" screen will go to waste in Outlook Express. Alternatively, as the poster above suggests, you would be better with a good 15.4" laptop. Laptops were made to be portable, thats difficult when they're so heavy and hardly last an hour on the battery. They aren't designed to replace desktops, as continued use of laptops creates health problems - bad back hunching over it all the time, wrist problems, etc.


I don't think you know what your talking about. on my 14.1in screen, 1440x900 is great, but the first guy is right - id want more on a 17incher - 1680x1050 would be the minimum for me on 17.
#21
Just ordered, upgraded battery & got TrueLife display
#22
Anarchist
Don't think you know what you're talking about, 17" widescreens are just about all 1440x900 (17" standard aspects are 1280x1024) unless you're paying a premium. Even then, theres no real point having a higher res on a 17" display as it just becomes too small to see detail anyway.

yes, but thats desktops screens, 1440x900 on a laptop 17" feels huge


then again i am biased, i've been using 12" and 13.3" laptops for the majority of the time
#23
It's nice to see an option to configure this with 1 x 1024 Mb Memory SODIMM.

But at an extra cost of £44,364.00 I think I'll pass!!!
[mod]#24
bod-72
It's nice to see an option to configure this with 1 x 1024 Mb Memory SODIMM.

But at an extra cost of £44,364.00 I think I'll pass!!!


Thats plus VAT too! £52,127.70 :w00t:
#25
So is Vista Basic any good?
#26
This is celeron processor. in my experience it is not good. if you need a laptop only for surfing the net, then you can buy much cheaper than this price:roll:
#27
ah change from 3 year to base warranty and its 299 ex vat
#28
I bought Vostro 1000 with the following config for £386/- (All inclusive including VAT and delivery).

AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core 1.7GHz
2GB RAM
120GB HDD
DVD+-RW (Dual Layer)
15" TruLife Screen
1year Next Business Day Service
Windows XP Professional
Wireless b/g
9Cell Battery

I am very happy with the machine and it's very fast and reliable.
Anybody getting this for a good price will be a bargain. Celeron is OK for general computing but not very impressive and dont even think about running VISTA with 1GB RAM.
#29
ruined by the celeron
#30
gram333uk
Anyone rate the Celeron processor?


L2 cache: 512 KiB = Slow.

I'd stay well away from Celerons, unless you enjoy slow computers. :?
#31
amehra09
I bought Vostro 1000 with the following config for £386/- (All inclusive including VAT and delivery).

[COLOR="Red"]AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core 1.7GHz[/COLOR]


I am very happy with the machine and it's very fast and reliable.
Anybody getting this for a good price will be a bargain.


I'm not surprised you're happy... Top deal you got there :thumbsup:

Celeron is OK


No tis NOT OK! :x :oops:
#32
quackstar84
No tis NOT OK! :x :oops:



Oh yes it is! He's behind you!:prop: :viking:

Ok, actually it isn't.
#33
To the posters who've been asking if Vista Basic is any good:

You can use this page to compare the editions.

If you didn't know, Vista's justed landed a place in the Top ten terrible tech products list compiled by CNet.
banned#34
vibeone
I don't think you know what your talking about. on my 14.1in screen, 1440x900 is great, but the first guy is right - id want more on a 17incher - 1680x1050 would be the minimum for me on 17.


Rubbish.

You find me, a 17" laptop with a minimum display res of 1680x1050 at a reasonable cost then (IE less than double the cost of the laptop in this thread).

Whether you think your 1440x900 screen is 'great', is your opinion - just most people would disagree with you. Its too small, will cause eye strain and people will end up with headaches. Plus, once again you're paying a premium price for a screen that res on a 14.1"
#35
for an extra £10 go for the 9 cell battery!!!!!!!
#36
Anarchist
Rubbish.

You find me, a 17" laptop with a minimum display res of 1680x1050 at a reasonable cost then (IE less than double the cost of the laptop in this thread).

Whether you think your 1440x900 screen is 'great', is your opinion - just most people would disagree with you. Its too small, will cause eye strain and people will end up with headaches. Plus, once again you're paying a premium price for a screen that res on a 14.1"


You know you can make text and icons bigger even with a lower resolution, it just makes things look a bit nicer.
#37
quick question is this better than the carphonewarrehouse freebies when you sign to aol???

you can get them for £310 on ebay delivered




BRAND NEW IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING

DELL INSPIRON 1520 NOTEBOOK LAPTOP

RRP £479 !

Intel® Celeron®

Memory - 1GB

Harddrive - 80 GB

8xDVD Drive +/- RW Drive

Dell™1390 Wireless
Mini-Card

15.4” widescreen

Matt Jet black finish

Integrated Intel™ Graphic Media Accelerator x3100

Windows Vista™
Home Basic

MS Works 8.0

One year standard Warranty
#38
Franko77
So is Vista Basic any good?

I'm holding back a rant here... But suffice to say: no. Oh god, no. Vista is an expensive way to suck the life out of your PC.

Hopefully, it'll improve a fair amount when the first service pack comes around - just like XP did.

A machine like this with Ubuntu would be good...
#39
FadeOUT
I'm holding back a rant here... But suffice to say: no. Oh god, no. Vista is an expensive way to suck the life out of your PC.

Hopefully, it'll improve a fair amount when the first service pack comes around - just like XP did.

A machine like this with Ubuntu would be good...


From what I ve read, I m sorry to say but it seems Vista SP1 does nothing to make Vista go any faster lol. On the otherhand XP SP3 is going to have a bit of a performance boost. :thumbsup:

1440 x 900 is good enough for a 17" and is standard for such a screen size. Unless you want to put 3 documents side by side etc there is little point in having a too high resolution screen. A high resolution screen is nice, but when you do lots of work on it - it gets too small and is tiring.

This new celerons are actually pretty capable for everyday use, it really isnt what they used to be and it's wrong that some people still associate them with that.
#40
I'd be tempted to spend a little extra and upgrade the processor... It'd still be a good price for a 17" laptop, but hopefully it'll still be pleasant to use when Windows starts to do that thing it does where it gets gradually slower. 1GB RAM isn't really enough for Vista, either, I'm told by people who persevere with it - but that's easy enough to top up at some later stage (or pick up straight away - it's a good price at the moment, just not from Dell). Processor upgrades tend to be rather trickier (if even practically possible) at a later stage, though.

I know this makes it all less of a deal (and it's what Dell want you to do), but it would make for a better machine.

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