Dell-High End Laptop - Intel I7-720QM (Quad-core) processor - 4GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM - 1GB Graphics Card - 500GB HDD £654.53 - Read Instructions - HotUKDeals
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Just scanning through the Dell site and noticed this fantastic deal for a very high end laptop.

Click the above link and select "personalise" on the system on the far right stated at £599. Select it with the 1 year warrenty and proceed to the upgrades page. Skip the colour upgrade and go to processor, now I believe this may be a pricing error but the upgrade to the I7-720QM is only £89.99 (even though the dual core i7-620 is £210.00)

As title says this is a machine with 4GB of very fast DDR3 Ram, 1GB Graphics card a 500GB Hard drive and running windows 7. I am really finding it difficult to resist!!!! Snap it up before dell realises what must be a mistake!

Enter discount code: 5620QR4$1G19BC (Thanks to brains)

Quidco is 6% - http://www.quidco.com/dell/?ac

Topcashback is 5% - http://www.topcashback.co.uk/dell/

Thanks to Agharta for reminding me to post this.
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#1
Link does not work?
#2
Sorry - Try now
#3
still not working
#4
The laptop is a Studio 15 with code N0055803.
#5
It works. The machine on the far right is £599.99, it then drops a pound when you skip the warranty service. Then just add the i7 720 upgrade.

I thought the i7 platform required triple channel RAM, or is that just desktops?
(edit: mobile processor is indeed dual channel).
#6
Don't forget to also apply the Dell 5% discount code 5620QR4$1G19BC bringing the price down to £654
[mod]#7
Well spotted, works with Studio 15 with code N0055804 too, 720 is a £40 upgrade there but end price is the same.
#8
the graphics card is low/mid end though... if u want a high end u wanna get a 5670 or higher card....
#9
must resist!
#10
I don’t think it’s a misprice as they’ve had cheap quad core Studio 1558 for a while. I’ve been meaning to post the one with a 1080P TFT and 6GB of RAM for a while so thanks for reminding me. :thumbsup:
Apart from those two upgrades it’s the same except that it has a faster HDD; 7,200 v 5,400 rpm.
It’s £64.67 more than this deal after discounts so is better value if you want those upgrades – Studio 1558.
#11
Agharta
I don’t think it’s a misprice as they’ve had cheap quad core Studio 1558 for a while. I’ve been meaning to post the one with a 1080P TFT and 6GB of RAM for a while so thanks for reminding me. :thumbsup:
Apart from those two upgrades it’s the same except that it has a faster HDD; 7,200 v 5,400 rpm.
It’s £64.67 more than this deal after discounts so is better value if you want those upgrades – Studio 1558.


It just doesnt make sense to me that that the I7-620 which is a dual core and ranks 30 places lower in world processor rankings is £210 extra, the I7-720 quad core is £89.99 and the I7-820 is £500 (which ranks 15 places above the 720)
#12
its 1.6ghz mind if your planning on using all 4 cores

if it was 17" i might have been tempted to replace my battered in
17" NX-9420 Duel Core 2166mhz
#13
Forbez
It just doesnt make sense to me that that the I7-620 which is a dual core and ranks 30 places lower in world processor rankings is £210 extra, the I7-720 quad core is £89.99 and the I7-820 is £500 (which ranks 15 places above the 720)

Maybe Dell cut a deal with Intel as they had inventory they needed to shift!
#14
on CPU comparison websites this CPU is rated higher than the much loved Q6600 (2.4GHz) so dont let the 1.6GHz make you think they are slow compared to your desktop.....these things are beasts!
#15
Good price for the spec. Heat added
#16
dmaster2000
the graphics card is low/mid end though... if u want a high end u wanna get a 5670 or higher card....

does that card even exist yet tho? can find the 5650 but not the 5670
#17
Do not get tempted with the deal
I bought this in March this year didn't realise graphic card is a pain.
Mine is back to Dell depot now , they will be replacing mother board and key board.
Also read review below.
http://www.isolutionteam.co.uk/never-buy-from-dell-why/
#18
good price. got too many computers so will get killed if I buy another laptop :thinking:
#19
Great price, a bit let down by the graphics, if it had a 5650 I'd definitely get one. Anyone know of better or is this really the best at this price range?
#20
twoism
Great price, a bit let down by the graphics, if it had a 5650 I'd definitely get one. Anyone know of better or is this really the best at this price range?


Unforunately Dell are quite notorious for providing crap graphics cards on everything but their XPS machines. I did a quick google price search for any other machines containing the I7-720 and the chepaest one I can find is this. .

http://www.eshopbrokers.co.uk/products/Computers/Laptops/HP/HP-Pavilion-dv6-2106ea-Entertainment-Core-i7-720?prodid=119199&info=2
#21
Very tempted by this.
Would it be suitable for throwing HD camcorder stuff around?
#22
MIDURIX
does that card even exist yet tho? can find the 5650 but not the 5670


think he meant 4670 :thumbsup:
#23
twoism
Great price, a bit let down by the graphics, if it had a 5650 I'd definitely get one. Anyone know of better or is this really the best at this price range?


Sony vaio e, although prices have now gone up, bought an i3-330m, 4gb ram, Radeon 5650, 320gb, full hd screen for 660, thought that was very decent :)
#24
I bought this exact laptop about a month ago, typical!

Though i got 11% off through work etc. Paid £720 for it with a few extras such as the backlit keyboard, better wireless card and a faster hard drive (7,200rpm).

The gfx card is a 5470 in mine.

Can confirm the thing is a beast, you want be dissapointed.
#25
Forbez
It just doesnt make sense to me that that the I7-620 which is a dual core and ranks 30 places lower in world processor rankings is £210 extra, the I7-720 quad core is £89.99 and the I7-820 is £500 (which ranks 15 places above the 720)


The naming by Intel is what I think is (deliberately) confusing;

i7-620 and the i5s are newer made using a smaller process use less power and kick out less heat.
Unless you are doing the small number of apps which use all 4 cores at once I think that any any of the i5s normally beat the i720QM
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mobile-core-i5-arrandale,2522-2.html

FWIW the i7-620QM runs cooler and way faster that the 720 the naming convention is marketing smoke and mirrors.

I've got an Studio17 with one of these and Radon 45xx card and the whole combination does get pretty hot be curious to know what happens when you really stress it?

If your are planning on running Linux on this the Radeon card leads to the boot process freezing 50% of the time apparently you're better off with Nvidia cards if that's your plan (at least that been my experience with a 1747)
#26
Mr_Hat
Would it be suitable for throwing HD camcorder stuff around?

Provided that your Video editing software scales to 4 cores or more the i7 is easily the best mobile CPU for HD video editing.
I’d consider the other deal for this model for HD video as for as for £65 extra you get a 1080P TFT, 6GB RAM and a faster HDD (7,200rpm) - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/691674/dell-studio-1558-laptop-i7-quad-cor
#27
pants
The naming by Intel is what I think is (deliberately) confusing;

i7-620 and the i5s are newer made using a smaller process use less power and kick out less heat.
Unless you are doing the small number of apps which use all 4 cores at once any of the i5s stamp all over the i720QM
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Intel-Core-i3-i5-i7-Processors-Arrandale.25085.0.html

FWIW the i7-620QM runs cooler and way faster that the 720 the naming convention is marketing smoke and mirrors.

I've got an Studio17 with one of these and Radon 45xx card and the whole combination does get pretty hot be curious to know what happens when you really stress it?

If your are planning on running Linux on this the Radeon card leads to the boot process freezing 50% of the time apparently you're better off with Nvidia cards if that's your plan (at least that been my experience with a 1747)


I think you will find that article you have linked to is for the i7 620 which is dual core
#28
Agharta
Provided that your Video editing software scales to 4 cores or more the i7 is easily the best mobile CPU for HD video editing.
I’d consider the other deal for this model for HD video as for as for £65 extra you get a 1080P TFT, 6GB RAM and a faster HDD (7,200rpm) - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/691674/dell-studio-1558-laptop-i7-quad-cor


If your actually editing HD video I would have thought you'd be better off with bigger screen things are going to be cramped on a 15" screen to be honest I find the 1080p resolution on a 17" screen hard to handle at times.

I guess that yes if you are editing HD video and you are using software that properly uses this i7 should be fast though it is a long way from the fastest.

Then again maybe not
#29
[email protected]
I think you will find that article you have linked to is for the i7 620 which is dual core
oh well that explains the crap naming convention :oops:

But at any rate outside of some specific tasks such as Video Editing/Media Encoding the 620 will be significantly faster and way cooler here's some more detail
seems like a pretty close match to this spec and it doesn't sound very good?

So perhaps that explains the reason that Dell is so keen shift the 720s is that they make boil in the bag laptops - especially if you are doing tasks which are CPU intensive such as Video editing.
#30
pants
The naming by Intel is what I think is (deliberately) confusing;

i7-620 and the i5s are newer made using a smaller process use less power and kick out less heat.
Unless you are doing the small number of apps which use all 4 cores at once I think that any any of the i5s normally beat the i720QM
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mobile-core-i5-arrandale,2522-2.html

FWIW the i7-620QM runs cooler and way faster that the 720 the naming convention is marketing smoke and mirrors.

I've got an Studio17 with one of these and Radon 45xx card and the whole combination does get pretty hot be curious to know what happens when you really stress it?

If your are planning on running Linux on this the Radeon card leads to the boot process freezing 50% of the time apparently you're better off with Nvidia cards if that's your plan (at least that been my experience with a 1747)


Don't know where you got this information from, but the I7 is Intel's current leading series in processor performance. The I7-720QM is one of the lower level I7 processors and the only I5 series processor that can beat it's performance is the I5-750
#31
Forbez
Don't know where you got this information from, but the I7 is Intel's current leading series in processor performance. The I7-720QM is one of the lower level I7 processors and the only I5 series processor that can beat it's performance is the I5-750


Read this thread

the i7-620M and i5-5x0M CPUs all have higher base and turbo Processor speeds than the
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mobile-core-i5-arrandale,2522-2.html
#32
pants
oh well that explains the crap naming convention :oops:

But at any rate outside of some specific tasks such as Video Editing/Media Encoding the 620 will be significantly faster and way cooler here's some more detail
seems like a pretty close match to this spec and it doesn't sound very good?

So perhaps that explains the reason that Dell is so keen shift the 720s is that they make boil in the bag laptops - especially if you are doing tasks which are CPU intensive such as Video editing.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_i7

Can't see it mate, you can see the TDP for the I7-620 is 35w and the TDP for the I7-720 is 45w, hardly a considerable difference, also the TDP for the I7-820 that they are charging £500 for is also 45w. So i can't see the heat output being the reason. Like someone said previously they must just be trying to shift some excessive stock as that is an excellent price.
#33
Forbez
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_i7

Can't see it mate, you can see the TDP for the I7-620 is 35w and the TDP for the I7-720 is 45w, hardly a considerable difference, also the TDP for the I7-820 that they are charging £500 for is also 45w. So i can't see the heat output being the reason. Like someone said previously they must just be trying to shift some excessive stock as that is an excellent price.


That's 30% more heat, that is a big difference, trust me it runs hot and I've got it in a 17" laptop with more room in it.
#34
pants
Read this thread

the i7-620M and i5-5x0M CPUs all have higher base and turbo Processor speeds than the
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mobile-core-i5-arrandale,2522-2.html


Point taken, but I was debating it on grounds of performance. Clearly a higher performance processor produces more heat and of course in a laptop high heat output can lead to problems. I agree that the 620 system may be more stable due to reduced heat output, however if it is raw performance your after the 720QM wins hands down.

I am shocked though if those temperature figures in the article are true, thats a pretty big difference in power consumption!
#35
pants
That's 30% more heat, that is a big difference, trust me it runs hot and I've got it in a 17" laptop with more room in it.


I am typing this on a Studio 1747, i7 720 and I have never had heat issues and I use it for autocad and some video editing ( I is worth knowing that if you purchase this it will usually come with a 90w power supply this is not sufficient to run the computer at full bore for any length of time, if you contact dell tech and request the 130w power adapter they will suppy it free of charge. google it ! )
#36
I've got this processor and it is fast but I think in a lot of real-world cases the i5s and the i7-620 will be a lot faster.

Unfortunately not got time now but if you look for real world benchmarks I think you'll find there are a number of processors which are available which are faster and cooler under most circumstances.

I've not had a chance to really stress my machine to see if there are real heat issues but I am concerned.
#37
Forbez
Can't see it mate, you can see the TDP for the I7-620 is 35w and the TDP for the I7-720 is 45w, hardly a considerable difference.

The TDP for the 620 includes the GPU as well as it’s on the same package as the CPU whereas for the 720 it’s just for the CPU.

There was a reported shortage of 32nm mobile Intel CPUs which maybe why they are charging a large premium for them right now.
#38
I have two Studio 15's, one with P8600 (dual core 2.4Ghz) and one with i7m 720 (quad core 1.6-2.8Ghz).
For the most part there is little difference in performance but video editing is a different story - the same 90 min movie encoded with Handbrake took 20 mins on the P8600 @ 100% cpu usage. Exact same test took exactly 10 mins on the i7m @ 70% cpu. Half the time and with 30% cpu available, it truly is a great processor for the correct applications.
I just wish 4GB sodimm's were cheaper so I could upgrade the i7m model to 8GB RAM to get the real benefit out of this processor in Photoshop.
#39
How does this laptop stack up against the below Studio 17 using the discount code: ?D8GFZT118JF02

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N0074908&dgc=AF&cid=5212&lid=122756&acd=a75820d0e23d8760b848019e31a0753a


£719.10 basically for the same system in a Studio 17 model but with a better GPU from what I can tell?

EDIT: Also 9 cell battery as standard instead of the 6 cell.
#40
Also, if anyone is interested in my Studio 15 i7-720QM model with 1080p screen let me know, I bought it for Photoshop but I'm not gettiing the benefits I would have liked without the increase in RAM from 4gb to 8gb and its too expensive an upgrade to do at the moment.
Would be a bargain for someone at approx £600.

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