Dell D400 Sub Laptop - Centrino 1.6Ghz - 512Mb - 30Gb - Wifi - XP Pro - £114.99 Delivered (£109.24 With 5% CODE) - HotUKDeals
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Dell D400 Sub Laptop - Centrino 1.6Ghz - 512Mb - 30Gb - Wifi - XP Pro

Surely worth a punt, especially as it comes with a 3 month warranty, and it is a Dell.

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Product description Dell D400 Sub Laptop
CPU / Processor Centrino 1.6Ghz
Hard Drive Size 30Gb
RAM / Memory Size 512Mb
Optical Drive(s) No CD/DVD drive is present
Network / Connectivity 10/100 NIC, 56K Modem, WiFi
Audio / Sound Built in 16bit
Additional USB2.0 / AC Adaptor / UK Keyboard,
Condition Used (With light screen burns, hence price)
Warranty 3 Months Return to base. DOA Warranty on Battery
Operating System Win XP Pro License, OS is pre-installed but no Restore Discs are supplied

I have a DVD Drive for this, I got one for £3 from a car boot, so I may buy one.
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#1
Behave! Any company selling a machine with only 512MB and running XP Pro should be shut down!
#2
its amazing they are trying to sell a laptop without even mentioning the screen size. dodgy company anyway. avoid.
#3
Had one few years back. Sold mine for 100 then. Due to the new stuff for sale now its probably not worth the money as you might regret it when you see how limited the spec is. Think the screen is 12.1.
#4
mumbojumbo
New netbooks are coming down to this price now and will give equal or better performance.

What? The Atom is only on par with the 900Mhz celeron, it's not going to get anywhere close to the same chip running at 1.6Ghz with at least twice the cache.
#5
Uncle Monkey
Any company selling a machine with only 512MB and running XP Pro should be shut down!
What you on about?. I have a couple of old machines with 128MB and 256MB RAM running XP just fine. 512MB is more than enough.
#6
Tony Harrison
What you on about?. I have a couple of old machines with 128MB and 256MB RAM running XP just fine. 512MB is more than enough.


Either they run like a one legged dead dog or we only run one very simple application at a time.
#7
I would not pay 50 quid for it.
#8
gcmarcal
I would not pay 50 quid for it.


I used an NC4010 (similar spec) last year at work. I had them upgrade it to 1GB of RAM on day two! I had Outlook, Skype and Word open most of the time and it struggled if I ever had to open a picture file!
#9
comes with £100+ of legit XP Pro licence - assumed OEM.
shame you couldn't shift that to another machine, in which case you would technically have a free laptop and this deal would be a scorcher.
1 Like #10
Flipd
comes with £100+ of legit XP Pro licence - assumed OEM.
shame you couldn't shift that to another machine, in which case you would technically have a free laptop and this deal would be a scorcher.


I bought a Monet from a gallery for £4.99 once. Shame it was only a print or that would have been a scorching deal, ;-)
#11
Uncle Monkey
Either they run like a one legged dead dog or we only run one very simple application at a time.
Nope they run just fine. I run Firefox, Thunderbird, winamp, zonealarm etc with no issues. My main PC ran XP (and multiple apps) on 512MB ram flawlessly for the best part of 5 years. Seriously 512MB is way more than enough to run XP. 64MB is the minimum required.
#12
Tony Harrison
Nope they run just fine. I run Firefox, Thunderbird, winamp, zonealarm etc with no issues. My main PC ran XP (and multiple apps) on 512MB ram flawlessly for the best part of 5 years. Seriously 512MB is way more than enough to run XP. 64MB is the minimum required.


Yes, but 2Gb would make it even better ;)
#13
I've got a D410, pretty good machine with 2ghz processor and 2GB ram. On batteries and light use it'll last 3-4hrs. I also got a 9-cell, which pushes this to 5-6hrs. Bought years back ands still going strong. Plays 720p rips fine. Has trouble handling 1080p resolution videos until I optimize all the settings. Still have a slight audio/video sync.
#14
Wonder if I could get a refund on the XP licence if I bung Ubuntu on it?
#15
For anybody wanting a compact laptop without being as super tiny as a netbook I think these are great.

I got a D400 when they first came out (about 5 years ago) in a pricing error at dell for just £585! They were selling for over £1000 at the time.

It's still going strong and I use it as often as my quad-core desktop, and for general surfing, e-mail, word processing it's great. Much more solid than any netbooks I've seen.
#16
Tony Harrison
Nope they run just fine. I run Firefox, Thunderbird, winamp, zonealarm etc with no issues. My main PC ran XP (and multiple apps) on 512MB ram flawlessly for the best part of 5 years. Seriously 512MB is way more than enough to run XP. 64MB is the minimum required.


Have to agree. I've run XP Pro systems with 128MB and had no problems. You'd be seriously pushing it with 64MB though. Realistically 128 is the minimum.
#17
mfraser
Wonder if I could get a refund on the XP licence if I bung Ubuntu on it?


ha it's difficult enough getting Dell to do that let alone this lot. Worth a punt though :)
#18
Uncle Monkey
Behave! Any company selling a machine with only 512MB and running XP Pro should be shut down!


I run XP in 512mb on my Acer netbook just fine and the kids have all sorts running on it at the same time so your talking out the back of your head there mate.
#19
Orbital
I run XP in 512mb on my Acer netbook just fine and the kids have all sorts running on it at the same time so your talking out the back of your head there mate.


I'm not gonna start name calling, but I too also run an acer netbook with xp in 512mb, and it runs fine

not a bad deal, but the screen burn puts me off , and as its a dell, expect it to break 1 day after the warranty expires

good spot, but not for me
#20
Looks like a good wireless toy for a few notes but as said in the specs
"Condition Used (With light screen burns, hence price) ". I have had 3 dells and never had one go duff even after 5 years. My son uses 30 dells at his school all of which are "mains-ed off" everynight but none has ever failed to reappear in the morning. Dell normally make tough machines.
#21
mumbojumbo
This is an early "Centrino", a "Banias" generation 1.6GHz Pentium M chip. The N270's performance has been described as being on a par:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/202845


On a par with a Celeron 900MHz of the same vintage, perhaps. The Pentium M 1.6 is a cut above.

Just bear in mind that if this comes with the Radeon 9000 Mobile graphics chip, as I suspect, then there are no drivers for Vista/Windows 7, so you will be stuck with XP.
#22
Uncle Monkey
Behave! Any company selling a machine with only 512MB and running XP Pro should be shut down!


First ive run XP on 256Mb ram and 900Mhz AMD Athlon for years. Second you can upgrade that ram at anytime for under 10£. Ebay.

You wouldnt want that laptop to be 160£ just becaues it has 2Gb ram, would you?

And to whomever said BigPockets is dodgy: it is part of Boffer, which is reliable.
#23
Uncle Monkey
Behave! Any company selling a machine with only 512MB and running XP Pro should be shut down!


You kids today are spoilt! When I got my first PC ('286 @ 12Mhz), it came with 1 Meg of RAM and we were GRATEFUL.

/sits back and lights pipe.
#24
cold... this is really old and not worth that money at all
#25
spraint
On a par with a Celeron 900MHz of the same vintage, perhaps. The Pentium M 1.6 is a cut above.

Just bear in mind that if this comes with the Radeon 9000 Mobile graphics chip, as I suspect, then there are no drivers for Vista/Windows 7, so you will be stuck with XP.


i still wonder why you would want vista/7 on your machine. i have loads of people asking me to swap their vistas for xp on their laptops
#26
Condition Used (With light screen burns, hence price)
#27
people are compring the cpu and ram but forgetting the hdd. this old laptop probably comes with 4200rpm which is slow. i think if upgrade to 5400rpm should be more than enough for xp even with a 512mb ram.
#28
Are people on here having a larf. Ho it can't run Vista, it can't play COD 4, it can't make a cup of coffee. JESUS, its on offer for £110, of course it has limitations and of course there are better machines out there for more money but this would be a good net browser (assuming it does have a 12" screen) and good for general office stuff. And I would rather have the 30gb hard disk than the 8GB lynix offerings. For the money this is a hot deal.
#29
Uncle Monkey
Either they run like a one legged dead dog or we only run one very simple application at a time.


I'm running XP pro right now with 512mb. Office, firefox and Spybot are all running plus Vuze is downloading in the background and I only have a 1.6 centrino in my 4 year old laptop.
Stop putting nonsense in posts.
#30
I have to say, having taken many a laptop apart to fix them, Dells have the better build quality then the likes of Sony, HP, IBM, Toshiba (by far the worst!!!). They are so easy to service, a blind man could do it.

I've used a few netbooks now, and I can see there uses, obviously being Ultra Portable, none of them has made me want to trade my Dell D620 with 9hours worth of battery life (6 cell + 9Cell) in for a netbook.

My ex has the D410 and in comparison to the MSI Wind, it definately feels a lot faster and smoother then the Wind.

Yes this laptop maybe old, but it's still strong. It will handle most of todays typical users applications no problems. You may want to upgrade the memory, but 512mb is sufficient for XP. If you don't want a modern looking laptop, but require a workhorse, the D400 is a good little machine.

Hot Deal, have some heat.
#31
I can't comment on this offer, but I have been very unhappy with Bigpockets in the past, so I would advise to avoid them, and I voted cold.
#32
mumbojumbo
New netbooks are coming down to this price now and will give equal or better performance.

No - netbooks use the Intel Atom processor.
This DELL D400 runs a full-fat 1.6GHz Pentium M - it's significantly quicker than the Atom.
Tony Harrison
What you on about?. I have a couple of old machines with 128MB and 256MB RAM running XP just fine.

No, they run like snails.
Windows XP today, running Service Pack 3 and AntiVirus software, needs a bare minimum of 512MB to operate without paging. Any less is seriously detrimental to performance.
mumbojumbo
This is an early "Centrino", a "Banias" generation 1.6GHz Pentium M chip. The N270's performance has been described as being on a par:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/202845

Rubbish. The Atom is "on a par" with the oldy Celeron 900 - it's by no means a "modern" processor (except in Power Consumption).
Tony Harrison
My main PC ran XP (and multiple apps) on 512MB ram flawlessly for the best part of 5 years.

What does that have to do with anything ?
A modern fully-patched Windows XP install has far greater system requirements than that of one from five years ago !
#33
:p. I'm Running Windows Vista with 512MB Ram. If vista can handle it, I'm sure Windows XP Can ;)..
#34
Man some real nonsense gets thrown around in these laptop threads.

For me this looks like a good deal but the "Used (With light screen burns, hence price)" is be a deal breaker.
#35
mumbojumbo
As I said, argue that out with Intel's Chief Technical Officer :p

Edit: I'm not knocking this deal by the way. I had an earlier version of this Dell which came with separate floppy and CD drives :p


Think of it this way - do you think Intel want to sell more of their brand new processor or a processor several years old which is no longer manufactured? Intel are hardly going to be impartial.

John
#36
techpops
Man some real nonsense gets thrown around in these laptop threads.

For me this looks like a good deal but the "Used (With light screen burns, hence price)" is be a deal breaker.


This is a good point, while most D400's seem to last fine past three years they do leave marks on the screen from the keyboard. These are not the usual grease marks it does actually damage the screen.

John
#37
Nom

No, they run like snails.
Windows XP today, running Service Pack 3 and AntiVirus software, needs a bare minimum of 512MB to operate without paging. Any less is seriously detrimental to performance.
Oh really, and you know exactly how the PCs in my house are set up and run :roll:. SP3 and an antivirus need 512MB RAM minimum??, please link me to your source on that one :whistling:. I think you'll find a machine with 256MB RAM can run Avira and SP3 just fine. If you want improved performance then just disable/uninstall some of the unnecessary crap XP comes bundled with.

Nom

What does that have to do with anything ?
A modern fully-patched Windows XP install has far greater system requirements than that of one from five years ago !
It has everything to to with the original post I was responding to. Apparently some people think 512MB RAM is not enough to run XP smoothly. And the PC i was talking about was used with 512MB up until very recently not 5 years ago. And SP3 is hardly anymore demanding than SP2. I know tons of people running SP3 on their 512MB netbooks without any problems.
#38
mumbojumbo
Check out the Passmark CPU Benchmark charts:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html
Hardly a huge difference in performance given the greater scheme of things. :thumbsup:


That chart shows a 25% performance advantage for the P-m 1.6Ghz which is quite a significant difference plus that's only a single benchmark, the Banias architecture is a lot more flexible which means it would be noticeable in general use.

John
#39
tubbyasstoo
I'm not gonna start name calling, but I too also run an acer netbook with xp in 512mb, and it runs fine

not a bad deal, but the screen burn puts me off , and as its a dell, expect it to break 1 day after the warranty expires

good spot, but not for me

Not to rub it in but im running windows 7 on my netbook:thumbsup:. It runs better/about the same as xp on it:)
#40
mumbojumbo
Not my conclusion, just that of Intel's CTO:


I know. I read. He just needs to cut down on the wacky backy a bit. There is clear daylight between the Banias and the Atom. I have both and you couldn't confuse the two in performance, whatever propaganda he may wish to disseminate to the contrary.

For a £100-odd, it is still decent value for a still usable workhorse. Build quality wasn't the best thing on this generation of Latitude notebooks, mind. The network port on mine went after a few months and the usb ports power on and off if you move the screen back or forth on its hinge.

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