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Just looking for cheapish laptop and came across this, I think it's a good deal .
Includes vat and delivery.

Inspiron 15 has no optical drive or Ethernet port!
- Jelly Bean

it does not have bluetooth either
- rdrp
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raanasb
But it's intel Celeron so not good in performance

Thats a years out of date comment.

Sure its not a gaming machine, then again its not triple the price.

This is a great machine for the price, now go research celerons......
5 Likes
NON mobile link here...

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-3531-laptop/pd?oc=cn53102&model_id=inspiron-15-3531-laptop

and spec...

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core N2830 Processor
Windows(R) 8.1
Intel® HD Graphics
4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768

Personally in this price range I'd look at Chromebooks....not as flexible as a Windows laptop but WAY more performance in this price range.







Edited By: Uridium on Jul 06, 2014 18:30

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#1
The link doesn't take me to the laptop.
#3
Don't know why link wasn't working :/
#4
any promo codes?
5 Likes #5
NON mobile link here...

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-3531-laptop/pd?oc=cn53102&model_id=inspiron-15-3531-laptop

and spec...

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core N2830 Processor
Windows(R) 8.1
Intel® HD Graphics
4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768

Personally in this price range I'd look at Chromebooks....not as flexible as a Windows laptop but WAY more performance in this price range.







Edited By: Uridium on Jul 06, 2014 18:30
#6
Thanks...Sorry I'm on ipad and cutting and pasting is not one of its strong points lol


Uridium
NON mobile link here...

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-3531-laptop/pd?oc=cn53102&model_id=inspiron-15-3531-laptop

and spec...

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core N2830 Processor
Windows(R) 8.1
Intel® HD Graphics
4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768

#7
But it's intel Celeron so not good in performance
3 Likes #8
Dell customer Srevice lousy , had two laptop orders cancelled -then they promise to ring back and dont etc etc . If Customer service is so bad when I'm trying to buy one what would it be like if it broke ?Sorry but cold from me because its Dell
14 Likes #9
raanasb
But it's intel Celeron so not good in performance

Thats a years out of date comment.

Sure its not a gaming machine, then again its not triple the price.

This is a great machine for the price, now go research celerons......
#10
I'm considering a new machine. Either a celeron or pentium, probably most bang for my buck in the mATX form factor. But I value power efficiency highly too. Zoostorm do a good celeron at £160 and pentium at £190, with Win 8.1. Comparisons like http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/812/Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_1037U_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3258.html show the celeron to use about a third of the power! I think TDP is misleading and this represents the maximum power it might draw while both would idle at about 7W? Anyone care to add to that?

Edited By: zaphodbb on Jul 06, 2014 18:55
2 Likes #11
rogparki
Dell customer Srevice lousy , had two laptop orders cancelled -then they promise to ring back and dont etc etc . If Customer service is so bad when I'm trying to buy one what would it be like if it broke ?Sorry but cold from me because its Dell

After service has always been excellent for me.

When I had a charger break on a precision laptop they sent a new one without wanting to test/get the old one back.

And they came next day to replace a motherboard foc when i was having issues on an old Studio laptop.
4 Likes #12
raanasb
But it's intel Celeron so not good in performance
rpope
Thats a years out of date comment.
Sure its not a gaming machine, then again its not triple the price.
This is a great machine for the price, now go research celerons......
Note that this Celeron is based on the Bay Trail (Atom) CPU architure rather than the Celeron's based on Haswell, Celerons based on Core and the i series Sandybridge and Haswell CPU's are pretty good for everyday users. The Bay Trail Atom based are lower power consumptopn (good for battery life) but lower performing to some degree than many might realise as it's a lower spec Celeron when compared to the usual Celeron's based on Haswell or Sandybridge.

Not saying it's bad but making a comment as this renaming of Atom's to Celeron is confusing.




Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 06, 2014 19:11
#13
zaphodbb
I'm considering a new machine. Either a celeron or pentium, probably most bang for my buck in the mATX form factor. But I value power efficiency highly too. Zoostorm do a good celeron at £160 and pentium at £190, with Win 8.1. Comparisons like http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/812/Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_1037U_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3258.html show the celeron to use about a third of the power! I think TDP is misleading and this represents the maximum power it might draw while both would idle at about 7W? Anyone care to add to that?

As I wrote above, take care with checking the specs as the latest budget intel CPU's are often rebranded versions of the really low consumption Atom CPU's which will adequate for many, aren't as good performance as other Celerons.

Personally I'd stretch to a CPU based on Haswell if at all possible.

This laptop for £199.99 is a cheap deal however.

Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 06, 2014 19:16
#14
spannerzone
zaphodbb
I'm considering a new machine. Either a celeron or pentium, probably most bang for my buck in the mATX form factor. But I value power efficiency highly too. Zoostorm do a good celeron at £160 and pentium at £190, with Win 8.1. Comparisons like http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/812/Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_1037U_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3258.html show the celeron to use about a third of the power! I think TDP is misleading and this represents the maximum power it might draw while both would idle at about 7W? Anyone care to add to that?

As I wrote above, take care with checking the specs as the latest budget intel CPU's are often rebranded versions of the really low consumption Atom CPU's which will adequate for many, aren't as good performance as other Celerons.

My view was that modern Atom's have become more like Celeron's in that they have wider pipelines and greater throughput. I think you are referring to the quad core J1900 celeron. Thanks for the warning but I tend to google further in depth than google would provide, so reserve a right to ask here :)

Edited By: zaphodbb on Jul 06, 2014 19:19
#15
zaphodbb

My view was that modern Atom's have become more like Celeron's in that they have wider pipelines and greater throughput. I think you are referring to the quad core J1900 celeron. Thanks for the warning but I tend to google further in depth than google would provide, so reserve a right to ask here :)
Might be a fair comment about Atoms of recent design and I certainly am not saying avoid Celerons or anything such like, but my experience of Atom CPU's, admittedly not this latest incarnation, has been a ok CPU but not a patch on the Celerons or Pentiums from i series architecture.

The great thing about the Atom CPU is their incredibly low power consumption making them ideal for certain applications. I've got a tiny Atom based computer that is in a box about 101 x 115 x 27 mm in size, absolutely tiny complete working Windows PC using a few watts of power.


Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 06, 2014 20:07: Custard spilt on lap
#16
Uridium
NON mobile link here...

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-3531-laptop/pd?oc=cn53102&model_id=inspiron-15-3531-laptop

and spec...

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core N2830 Processor
Windows(R) 8.1
Intel® HD Graphics
4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768

Personally in this price range I'd look at Chromebooks....not as flexible as a Windows laptop but WAY more performance in this price range.







Which chromebook would you recommend?
#17
Torn between a normal cheap laptop and a chromebook, just need for browsing really, don't chromebooks have celerons too?
2 Likes #18
happi
Torn between a normal cheap laptop and a chromebook, just need for browsing really, don't chromebooks have celerons too?
Chromebooks fly with Haswell Celerons due to the lightweight OS and SSD storage.

Cost is a bit higher than the 11"'s but i really like the HP 14" C'books. nice build quality and good compromise between usable screen size and portability.

First device anyone picks up in my house for surfing now is the chromebook. I use mine in preference to my £1k+ HP G840 Elitebook laptop. My HP 14 Cbook is way faster than my i5 G840 Elitebook.

Only real downside right now is the lack of Skype on Chrome OS although dual booting and adding a Linux distro via Chroot really can be done in under 10mins giving access to anything that you can't currently do in Chrome OS.



Edited By: Uridium on Jul 06, 2014 19:47: typo
#19
Thanks for the informed reply, i was looking at a HP Chromebook 14-c001sa for around 200 but not techy minded to know much difference between that and a cheap end laptop, i know i could get a cheaper chromebook if i went smaller screen but would like something bigger lol.

Thanks for the info.
#20
zaphodbb
spannerzone
zaphodbb
I'm considering a new machine. Either a celeron or pentium, probably most bang for my buck in the mATX form factor. But I value power efficiency highly too. Zoostorm do a good celeron at £160 and pentium at £190, with Win 8.1. Comparisons like http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/812/Intel_Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core_1037U_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3258.html show the celeron to use about a third of the power! I think TDP is misleading and this represents the maximum power it might draw while both would idle at about 7W? Anyone care to add to that?

As I wrote above, take care with checking the specs as the latest budget intel CPU's are often rebranded versions of the really low consumption Atom CPU's which will adequate for many, aren't as good performance as other Celerons.

My view was that modern Atom's have become more like Celeron's in that they have wider pipelines and greater throughput. I think you are referring to the quad core J1900 celeron. Thanks for the warning but I tend to google further in depth than google would provide, so reserve a right to ask here :)

The J1900 actually isn't a bad CPU, you wouldn't use it in a gaming machine but for just browsing the internet or office type tasks it's fine, The onboard video seems fine for HD video decoding.

Make great platform for Plex/XBMC.
1 Like #21
Always first class and very knowledgeable after sales service from Dell.
1 Like #22
Inspiron 15 has no optical drive or Ethernet port!
#23
mrcoxexcel
Always first class and very knowledgeable after sales service from Dell.

If you are a business user yes, domestic users i've heard bad things?
1 Like #24
Uridium
NON mobile link here...

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-3531-laptop/pd?oc=cn53102&model_id=inspiron-15-3531-laptop

and spec...

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core N2830 Processor
Windows(R) 8.1
Intel® HD Graphics
4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768

Personally in this price range I'd look at Chromebooks....not as flexible as a Windows laptop but WAY more performance in this price range.








Thats highly debatable ..... :-(

Lol. :-)

Very decent Windows PC for the Price still ..... :-)
3 Likes #25
come on you nerds!!!! its a £200 dell laptop. Good price and runs windows. what else do you need to know............
Hot price
#26
Jelly Bean
Inspiron 15 has no optical drive or Ethernet port!
You're right and only 2 USB2 ports as well, does have HDMI and headphone socket.

Reference guide/specs and service manual HERE
Interestingly page 17 of the service manual tells you how to remove the optical drive 'filler' (blanking plate) so maybe one could be retrofitted?





Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 06, 2014 21:21
1 Like #27
happi
Thanks for the informed reply, i was looking at a HP Chromebook 14-c001sa for around 200 but not techy minded to know much difference between that and a cheap end laptop, i know i could get a cheaper chromebook if i went smaller screen but would like something bigger lol.

Thanks for the info.

If your budget will stretch the HP 14-q010sa is another £40-£50 or so but is faster being haswell based and the battery life is a good 2-3hrs longer.

Regarding the OP's post though...£199 for a laptop of this spec from a top tier manufacturer like Dell is a great spot. Deserves to get very hot.

Edited By: Uridium on Jul 06, 2014 21:35
1 Like #28
Hot!
#30
happi
Uridium
NON mobile link here...

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-3531-laptop/pd?oc=cn53102&model_id=inspiron-15-3531-laptop

and spec...

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core N2830 Processor
Windows(R) 8.1
Intel® HD Graphics
4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768

Personally in this price range I'd look at Chromebooks....not as flexible as a Windows laptop but WAY more performance in this price range.

Which chromebook would you recommend?

Acer C720 - Refurb on ebay Argos. Best deal available.
#31
usetheforceluke
come on you nerds!!!! its a £200 dell laptop. Good price and runs windows. what else do you need to know............
Hot price

Walks rather than runs!
#32
Uridium
happi
Torn between a normal cheap laptop and a chromebook, just need for browsing really, don't chromebooks have celerons too?
Chromebooks fly with Haswell Celerons due to the lightweight OS and SSD storage.

Cost is a bit higher than the 11"'s but i really like the HP 14" C'books. nice build quality and good compromise between usable screen size and portability.

First device anyone picks up in my house for surfing now is the chromebook. I use mine in preference to my £1k+ HP G840 Elitebook laptop. My HP 14 Cbook is way faster than my i5 G840 Elitebook.

Only real downside right now is the lack of Skype on Chrome OS although dual booting and adding a Linux distro via Chroot really can be done in under 10mins giving access to anything that you can't currently do in Chrome OS.

I really don't see the point in the 13" & 14" Chromebooks, running 1366 resolution. Unless you have poor eyesight 11.6" is fine for this resolution. Why sacrifice the portability that 11.6" Chromebooks with Haswell offer?

The Acer C720 is the best Chromebook available, the HP 11" has the best screen, but is otherwise lacking, and the Pixel is just too expensive.

Various sources frequently have "refurbed" C720s at bargain prices. Most of these really are "as new" because people have bought them thinking they are standard laptops (Windows) and returned them under DSR (although I think that legislation has recently changed)
#33
bytemaster
Uridium
happi
Torn between a normal cheap laptop and a chromebook, just need for browsing really, don't chromebooks have celerons too?
Chromebooks fly with Haswell Celerons due to the lightweight OS and SSD storage.

Cost is a bit higher than the 11"'s but i really like the HP 14" C'books. nice build quality and good compromise between usable screen size and portability.

First device anyone picks up in my house for surfing now is the chromebook. I use mine in preference to my £1k+ HP G840 Elitebook laptop. My HP 14 Cbook is way faster than my i5 G840 Elitebook.

Only real downside right now is the lack of Skype on Chrome OS although dual booting and adding a Linux distro via Chroot really can be done in under 10mins giving access to anything that you can't currently do in Chrome OS.

I really don't see the point in the 13" & 14" Chromebooks, running 1366 resolution. Unless you have poor eyesight 11.6" is fine for this resolution. Why sacrifice the portability that 11.6" Chromebooks with Haswell offer?


Personally i just prefer a bigger screen :-)

I just wanted a "full size" laptop but running Chrome OS..I also needed a decent webcam, the Acer's webcam is a little disappointing..

Edited By: Uridium on Jul 06, 2014 23:28: typo
#34
Why not just get one of the new Asus Transformers? Full Android so no Chrome OS limitations. Great Intel quad x64 processor so very slight possibility of dual booting Windows or another OS eventually (fingers crossed). Similar resolutions on a 10" screen. It has a detachable keyboard dock so it's one of those 2 in 1 tablets. Think they even do a 1080p screen version with more ram but don't think it's out yet. It's on eBuyer for £229.99 with the keyboard dock in black or white. Back and front cameras ready for Skypeing. OTG ready. SD slots. I bought mine for £220 with a voucher and it's definitely replaced my old rubbish Celeron laptop. Scores greatly in benchmarks like Antutu at around 36,000 which is amazing. I only got it to watch movies in bed to be honest since I got fed up of watching crap on a small Moto G and XBMC works a charm on it.

EDIT: Can be had for £220 with the keyboard dock on catalogue sites like Very with £20 off vouchers.

Edited By: Sir_Didymus on Jul 06, 2014 23:49: More info
#35
sent me a faulty system when i agreed to get it repaired waited in for the guy he came with the wrong part . so then decided to get my money back and return it this took lots of phone calls and time . it took 4 weeks in total to get my money , no email or phone complaints you have to post it , just a waste of time , all in all a realy bad time with dell . so cold from me ...
hope any one who buys has a better time with them and good luck from me !
#36
Reeferman
sent me a faulty system when i agreed to get it repaired waited in for the guy he came with the wrong part . so then decided to get my money back and return it this took lots of phone calls and time . it took 4 weeks in total to get my money , no email or phone complaints you have to post it , just a waste of time , all in all a realy bad time with dell . so cold from me ...
hope any one who buys has a better time with them and good luck from me !

Lol 4 weeks is pretty standard these days for a refund but yeah Dell isn't as good as everyone claims it to be for customer service. Only company I've come across with excellent customer service is Amazon.
#37
Dell customer service when buying is crap, based in Philippines where the guys answer emails after a few days by telling you to phone someone else and if you have a problem in another dept they refuse to contact that dept even though it is their problem, you have to go thru the system again. Their actual warranty service is based in the UK and probably fine.
#38
Co-worker needed a new laptop, for what she does(window shop/browsing/checking emails), this is perfect!
Thanks!
#39
I got 2 with an additional 10% off through their VIP club.

http://www.dell.com/learn/uk/en/ukepp1/campaigns/dell-vip-home-page

Check to see if your employer is part of this scheme.

A fantastic laptop for the price if all you want is a laptop for general use.

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