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DELL CORE I7 LAPTOP £699.00 LESS 5% VOUCHER CODE + QUIDCO

£699.00 @ Dell (Business)
699 MINUS 5% BY USING LGP?PXR7ZJG4FC VOUCHER CODE MAKING IT £664.04 then take 4% off for topcashback makes it around £640 comes with the following at that price: Base Intel® Core i7-720QM Mob… Read More
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699 MINUS 5% BY USING LGP?PXR7ZJG4FC VOUCHER CODE
MAKING IT £664.04 then take 4% off for topcashback makes it around £640

comes with the following at that price:
Base
Intel® Core i7-720QM Mobile Processor (1.6GHz, turbo up to 2.8GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Memory
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
Keyboard
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Video Card
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HP 4570
Hard Drive
320GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 64bit, English
Optical Devices
Fixed Internal DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software
Wireless Networking
Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
Cables
1 Meter Power Cord (3 Wire) - UK
Shipping Documents
English Documentation
Gedis Bundle Reference
N0153508
Standard Warranty
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Enhanced Service Packs
1 year of coverage included with your PC
PalmRest
Silver chainlink palm rest with Black Chainlink cover only
Bluetooth
No Bluetooth Upgrade
Order Information
Studio 1557 Order - UK
Primary Battery
Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Carrying Cases
No Carrying Case
Dell System Media Kit
Studio 1557 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
Camera
2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera
Colour Choice
Black chainlink
Accidental Damage Support
No Accidental Damage Support
Online Backup
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Call Dell Experts
One free Dell Expert call to help with your PC queries within 60 days of purchase
Labels
Wireless Label CI7
LCD
15.6in Widescreen High Definition (1366x768) WLED with TrueLife
DataSafe (Services Owned)
Datasafe Local 2.0 Basic
Microsoft Application Software
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
Protect your new PC
No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English
Power Supply
90W AC Adaptor
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#1
Hi every1 i seen this laptop last week on a mag as well looks very good tempted !!
if any1 does go for it but sure you go for the free ugrade on the harddrive from 320 gigs to 500 gigs :)
i tried it in the last hour to see if work and does
happy new year every1
#2
johnct
Hi every1 i seen this laptop last week on a mag as well looks very good tempted !!
if any1 does go for it but sure you go for the free ugrade on the harddrive from 320 gigs to 500 gigs :)
i tried it in the last hour to see if work and does
happy new year every1


I don't recommend the hard-drive "upgrade".

I'd rather have a 320gb 7200rpm hard-drive than a slow 500gb 5400rpm hard-drive.
#3
ProStreet
I don't recommend the hard-drive "upgrade".

I'd rather have a 320gb 7200rpm hard-drive than a slow 500gb 5400rpm hard-drive.


Ditto.

Works out an extra £30 to get a 500GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive.
#4
nope it dont pick the bottom one :)
320GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive [Included in Price]
500GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive [add £30.00 or £1/month1]
Dell Recommended
500GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive add £0.00
#5
oh yes for the faster 7,200 but is the 5,400 not ok ?
#6
Here's a link to an older thread on this laptop - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/524421/dell-studio-15-intel-i7-720qm-646-d
#7
its the graphics chip that lets it down for me. Fantastic components then a weak graphics card that cannot be upgraded. Voted heat anyway
#8
H&R, I wouldn't recommend downgrading the HDD just for more storage - you should always want your primary drive as fast as possible, just buy additional external storage. I would take a 120GB drive for 10k rpm over a 320GB at 7,200k - but that is my personal preferences; I just like my machines to have performance!
#9
Bought one of these before Christmas and apart from the size, weight and battery life is a good machine.

I upgraded the display to the WLED 1920x1080 and harddrive to the 500GB 7200 RPM which was worth the expense IMO.

The Studio XPS 16 has a slightly better keyboard and much better graphics card (approx. 4-6x the speed) but with the same CPU is around £500 dearer so this is worthwhile if you crave a fast CPU! Beats the pants off my existing desktop PC.
#10
terminus
The Studio XPS 16 has a slightly better keyboard and much better graphics card (approx. 4-6x the speed) but with the same CPU is around £500 dearer so this is worthwhile if you crave a fast CPU! Beats the pants off my existing desktop PC.


I've been mulling over the same. The XPS 16 has the 1Gb Radeon HD 4670, the Studio 15 has the 512MB HP 4570. Benchmark speeds 589 vs 286 respectively. Price difference between the two models is £190 for otherwise identical spec (incl the screen - identical).

Note that the 5% voucher works for EITHER model.

Hmm........
#11
Oh, benchmarks are from http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ for ref.
#12
Graphics card looks a bit weak:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4570.13885.0.html

That's 2/3 the performance of the two year old 9600M GT that I've got:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-9600M-GT.9449.0.html
#13
terminus
Bought one of these before Christmas and apart from the size, weight and battery life is a good machine.


surely those are the three most important factors when considering a laptop?
#14
great spec, ordering one, anyidea till when this offer is available?
suspended#15
Most peeps though don't use laptops for being mobile. They use em to save space etc in the house.

I bought one before Xmas. Very quick. Use mine for Photoshop and it runs like a dream. I paid the extra and got the 500gb 7200. Deals do change tonight though. So might get better / worse deals tomorrow.
#16
Hi all,

First time poster, so apologies in advance!

Could someone explain the difference (other than price) between the laptop here, Studio XPS 16 and the Alienware 15x?

It's hurting my head...
#17
Odd, notebookcheck gives the HD 4570 71% of the 9600M's speed. The videocardbenchmark is 82% for same comparison...
#18
techsavvy
great spec, ordering one, anyidea till when this offer is available?


Finishes today.
#19
kamitsukenu

Could someone explain the difference (other than price) between the laptop here, Studio XPS 16 and the Alienware 15x?


That's INSANE.

The difference? A questionnable different design and about £567 (incl 5% off Studio) matching the specs as closely as I can. Presumably there are some other differences behind scenes, but thats with identical processor, memory, HD, O/S, screen, vid card, battery etc...

Maybe someone will correct me, but can't see any diff and certainly for that kind of money they're having a laugh.
#20
Thanks for looking into that!

There must be some reason for a £500+ hike in price?
#21
Bought mine from the Dell Outlet before Xmas for £537 with a 1080p WLED Screen, a 500GB 7200 RPM HD and a 9 cell battery. There was a post here on HotUkDeals around the same time which received a lot of heat and comments.

Excellent laptop with a very fast processor. The speakers sound great with the inclusive subwoofer but some people have had issues getting theirs to work properly (just google Dell Studio Subwoofer). The graphics card whilst adequate for most and easily capable of playing back .mkv files, struggled when I tried the NFS Shift Demo at full pelt. So if you are into gaming, you may want to upgrade the GPU. The other thing I would add, is that the 1080p screen can make the text on some websites rather small even after adjusting settings in my browser (Chrome).

Overall a very good laptop and I would recommend upgrading the battery to the 9 cell as the extra height it has lifts the laptop from the back and consequently gives a very comfortable typing angle....oh....and it provides more juice!
#22
Yep, 9-cell all the way for me too. Screen upgrade to HD, hard disc to 500Gb 7200rpm. Plus office for me too, comes out around 865 incl quidco/topcashback, or £999 for the XPS option - see below :-|

By the looks of it the Studio XPS 16 is available in the Small Biz area, and thus available for 6% via topcashback rather than 4%... another ~£15 quid to swing you toward the XPS 16 perhaps?! Well, I must make a decision today too...!
#23
Size, battery life and weight aren't so much an issue for me as I mainly wanted it for use indoors or out the garden (where I have power if needed). The company I work for provide me with a Panasonic TF7 laptop which is small, light and good battery life but the keyboard is too small for me to comfortably type on.

If the same CPU XPS 16 is only £190 extra I'd say go for it! Not that the different GPU is worth that premium to my mind but I did prefer the keyboard and trackpad on the 16 than the 15 (bought a Core2Duo 16 for my sister from the Outlet).

The Alienware range is Dell's cutting edge stuff. Probably much better than either the Studio 15 or 16 but whether it is worth the premium over their prices is up to you (to my mind it isn't).

My only complaints against the 15 (other than games like GTA IV are a no no) are it gets a bit toasty underneath on the top left hand side when running something CPU intensive. But my main complaint is the touchpad, it just feels too... shallow. It has plenty of left to right space but not enough up and down despite increasing the acceleration! Also if you tend to rest your thumb on either of the mouse buttons the way they are recessed into the trackpad tends to mean it "stops responding". This happens as it reads your thumb lightly resting on the edge of its active space and seems to ignore any other fingers on it, at least it does for me. I've changed my trackpad manner to try and compensate for this though.

Despite the above I am impressed with it, just wished the i7 based Studio 16 had worked out cheaper when I was looking...
suspended#24
Scores well in Windows 7.
Not sure why it gets lower for aero than gaming.
Yeah your graphics is really good for games but not so good for transparency effects!!!!
http://www.blackforce.co.uk/spec.jpg
#25
Thanks for that. I'd love to see the comparison for the XPS 16... :)
suspended#26
mine arrived faulty. still got it. My replacement arrives 5th Jan. Given me a free keyboard upgrade.
Thing arrived with graphics corruption when powered on. Clears after 1 min
suspended#27
the 500gb drive in mine is st9500420as.
500gb 7200 16mb cache.
#28
The XPS16 has been tempting me all day, with the upgrade to an ATI 4670 and 5% discount code it's £778. Plus it includes a 1080p screen.

An i7 processor would certainly be nice... if only they would let you upgrade the graphics :-(
#29
geeadamg;7364488
H&R, I wouldn't recommend downgrading the HDD just for more storage - you should always want your primary drive as fast as possible, just buy additional external storage. I would take a 120GB drive for 10k rpm over a 320GB at 7,200k - but that is my personal preferences; I just like my machines to have performance!

agreed, i have a 500gb 7200 drive for windows and other main progs.....better value as 10000 ones are still pricey.....tbh dont need that as 250gb enough but a 500gb is not much more so what the hell and i use a 1.5tb drive for games, some non critical data which unfortunately is a 5400 drive, oh well....i have 4 ext drives and a server with another drive...if my main drive goes or is attack by viruses in most cases my crucial data should remain untouched as its on ext drives.....restoring is easier too as i dont have to worry about my data.

dont see the point of this laptop...it has a fast processor but rubbish graphics card......thats like putting a 1 litre engine in a ferrari
just think whether you need portability - if not then a desktop is more suitable, is more upgradeable and a decent similar spec will always outperform laptops as laptops are always hampered by inferior graphics cards
makes me laugh when dell keep trying to sell their pointless gaming laptops
#30
Other than going through the link above, how does one find these systems? I've been through every menu I can find, and cannot find anything that resembles a Core i7 Studio laptop.
#31
Ignore this, I thought it was a studio 17 :)

Dell are experiencing record levels of returns on these laptops as they are dying sometimes within 24 hours of use. Also they are supplied with a 90W power supply and the laptop sometimes needs more than that, so the speeds get throttled back.

Check out http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19310587/19612534.aspx#19612534

If you still want it, it'd definitely be worth getting the third one along on this page if you were considering gaming or anything 3D as it has a much better graphics card : http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/studio-1747?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&ref=lthp
#32
earwolfigz;7368657
surely those are the three most important factors when considering a laptop?

lol, i know
#33
I have the XPS Studio 16, can't recommend it enough. I laugh when other people on my course at uni pull out their overpriced and underspecced MacBook Pros.
#34
Urzrkymn

If you still want it, it'd definitely be worth getting the third one along on this page if you were considering gaming or anything 3D as it has a much better graphics card : http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/studio-1747?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&ref=lthp


Not sure I agree for what it's worth. Studio 17 you're ref to has a ropier 5400rpm HD (£85 upgrade to 640Gb 7200rpm 'needed'), and the LCD is a the non "W"LED and fairly dismal 1600x900 rather than 1080p on the 15.6" which I think will be better... each to his own, but doesn't stack up for me - XPS 16 would be better for equiv money.
#35
royals
lol, i know


Not for everyone. I work from two locations, and can't be doing with swapping from a laptop to a desktop all the time. So i'd rather lug a heavier, but better spec'd machine on the train 3 days p/w... I have a PSU at each location, so no drama on battery, and it's more than adequate for a few hours when you are mobile. Job done. Horses for courses, but my point is no need to assume everyone's needs are the same as yours... :)
#36
nobetterboy;7374408
I have the XPS Studio 16, can't recommend it enough. I laugh when other people on my course at uni pull out their overpriced and underspecced MacBook Pros.

lol....macs are way overpriced and for the pretentious few....bet they read the telegraph and think they are superior than anyone who reads, eg the sun, mail, etc
#37
MBeeching
The XPS16 has been tempting me all day, with the upgrade to an ATI 4670 and 5% discount code it's £778. Plus it includes a 1080p screen.(


How are you getting it to £778? I'm getting a starting price of £999 incl vat for N00X6501 - which I think is the one? 4 hours to go...!
#38
s1m0nc;7374459
Not for everyone. I work from two locations, and can't be doing with swapping from a laptop to a desktop all the time. So i'd rather lug a heavier, but better spec'd machine on the train 3 days p/w... I have a PSU at each location, so no drama on battery, and it's more than adequate for a few hours when you are mobile. Job done. Horses for courses, but my point is no need to assume everyone's needs are the same as yours... :)

eh, i didnt assume anything...i work from several locations and travel/work on the train too....i use an ordinary laptop when mobile and a desktop at home....but i have a server and several usb drives which help.
#39
royals
eh, i didnt assume anything...i work from several locations and travel/work on the train too....i use an ordinary laptop when mobile and a desktop at home....but i have a server and several usb drives which help.


Fair enough - just different ways of working. :)
suspended#40
that link for the faults is for the 17" Studio.
Not the 15.6 like this post is about.

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