Dell Inspiron 1501 notebook, Turion TL52 cpu, 15.4 "WScreen, 1gig, 120gb, dvdrw, wifi, £387 delivere - HotUKDeals
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305-N05153 - £387.82 delivered or less
AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL52
Genuine Windows Vista Business - English
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
256MB ATI ® Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card (for AMD Processors)
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
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[mod]#1
Upgrades:

[FONT=arial][SIZE=1]6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (53 Whr) add £11.75

[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=1]9 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 Whr) add £35.25 [/SIZE][/FONT]
#2
this is the exact same one that Ive gone for on tuesday...good spec get 6 cell for 398 total. Anybody got any ideas how long battery will last for if using for just browsing net. Compared to the 327 one this has extra battery, bigger hd, vista business and faster cpu for extra 70 quid. Well worth it.
#3
Also available with XP Pro for the same price for those not happy with Vista and lack of third party drivers (that's me!)

(See my post in other thread and reduce the waranty also).

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=531905&postcount=7
#4
This processor any good?

AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL52
#5
Matt`
This processor any good?

AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL52



Sixth link down on Mike's blog or here tells you what you need to know.
#6
Does anyone know of a free delivery code for Dell, I had a quick look and can't find one, the only discount i can find is 5% ex vat from quidco

Cheers
#7
Unfortunatley Dell do not do free delivery codes...amongst other things they vary their offers by including or removing shipping costs.
#8
Thanks Twinkle
#9
Opted for the dell one after comments about the acer one on hotdeals, phoned Dell up ( don't forget to use the say no to 0870 website) and changed this to home premium version for no extra cost as when i tried to spec the same laptop just with home premium it came out over £100 more, they also offered various discounts on warrentys if you buy then.:roll:
#10
kar999
Also available with XP Pro for the same price for those not happy with Vista and lack of third party drivers (that's me!)

(See my post in other thread and reduce the waranty also).

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=531905&postcount=7


Any other XP deal codes with Home or professional?
#11
bungleboots
Opted for the dell one after comments about the acer one on hotdeals, phoned Dell up ( don't forget to use the say no to 0870 website) and changed this to home premium version for no extra cost as when i tried to spec the same laptop just with home premium it came out over £100 more, they also offered various discounts on warrentys if you buy then.:roll:


Which phone number would be best to use..had a look at the site but theres lots to choose from. Cheers.
#12
Tried using the dell live chat, it works well but I must have gotten the worst "sales person" at dell ever: :x


Initial Question/Comment: Need a get a laptop soon, I'd like a good deal on an inspiron 6400, £450 budget

Deepa_Muttagi: Thank you for contacting Dell Sales Chat. This is Deepa, your Sales Advisor. Please give me a moment while I review your query

Deepa_Muttagi: Thank you, I am afraid we do not offer any additional discounts than the one advertised online.

Me: Im talking about discounts on upgrades

Deepa_Muttagi: Am afraid we do not offer any discounts.

Me: So why do dell prices fluctuate so much?
Me: One laptop went up by £100 when the new may deals came out

Deepa_Muttagi: Well sometimes we do offer free delivery as such that is the reason the price go down.

Me: I saw one laptop, ref: N05645A which I liked, can I downgrade some parts to return for upgrades?

Deepa_Muttagi: Am afraid except for the service you cannot downgrade anything on that laptop.

Me: For instance can you downgrade the system memory and hard drive capacity in exchange for a better graphics card or processor?

Deepa_Muttagi: No you cannot downgrade the one which comes standard.

Me: I thought the point of dell was the ability to customise computers, otherwise its just like everywhere else

Deepa_Muttagi: Well customise means upgrade, the reason you cannot downgrade is because that is the basic spec required to run that computer.

Me: Bye.

Did I just get very unlucky? :-( Anyone else got any feedback for the dell live chat "sales people?"
#13
doublekite
Any other XP deal codes with Home or professional?


I'm just passing through so haven't got time to check but if you just add xp onto the end of the deal codes it often works. (Reduce the warranty etc. to get the best deal.)

That's what I did with the code MikeT posted.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/go/?m=28&d=http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N05153xp
#14
kar999
I'm just passing through so haven't got time to check but if you just add xp onto the end of the deal codes it often works. (Reduce the warranty etc. to get the best deal.)

That's what I did with the code MikeT posted.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/go/?m=28&d=http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N05153xp


I'm going to order the XP version of this one with the better battery. Is it worth doubling the SDRAM to 2048 for an extra £129.25 or is this not necessary?

I should stress I know very little about computers but I think I read somewhere that if in the future I ran Vista I would need more SDRAM.

Thanks for the help.
[mod]#15
Just go with the 1gig for now and XP. If you want to go to 2gigs the upgrade is expensive from dell, 2gig from ebuyer would cost you £60 inc google discount, so you could then sell the fitted 2x512megs and be ready for Vista.
#16
MikeT
Just go with the 1gig for now and XP. If you want to go to 2gigs the upgrade is expensive from dell, 2gig from ebuyer would cost you £60 inc google discount, so you could then sell the fitted 2x512megs and be ready for Vista.


Thanks
#17
You'd be better off upgrading the CPU or graphics card rather than the RAM, which is easy (and much cheaper) to upgrade later on. It's also, IMO, not really worth upgrading the hard drives since external ones are so cheap now and cheap high capacity flash drives will come about over the next few years.

Remember that with laptops, the graphics card* and screen are not upgradable, the CPU can be difficult to upgrade (with very few upgrade options compared to desktops).

*except for certain very expensive high end models - dell XPS and alienware laptops.
#18
Dell phone sales feedback:

I've had it with dell, I phoned in to see if I could get a deal like so many other people here claimed to have managed, but was staggered at their inept salesmanship.
I asked to downgrade the OS to vista, which they claimed would cost £40, she didn't budge on this one no matter how much I tried to convince her. Next I asked if she could offer me a discount on a processor upgrade - no dice here, she actually tried to charge me more than the web site price before I pointed it out to her. Before that she claimed the Core 2 Duo processor was "incompatible" with the base unit, I had to very slowly explain that it's just a matter of "upgrading" the wireless card.

So, after the usual bout of telling her about other deals at pcworld and dabs and how I'd simply go some place else leaving her with zero commission (no effect on her) I hung up and tried again later on.

This time it was even worse, the "salesman" (idiot) wouldn't change the specs other than the "service", I asked to talk to his manager. The furthest I got with him was a £2.50 discount off the total cost, I laughed very hard as loudly as I could, telling him to keep talking only if he wanted to do business or not bother if he wanted to continue with his comedy salesman routine. Gave him my number and hung up, it's been a whole day and he's not phoned back.

I didn't shout or anything stupid like that. What exactly did I do wrong here?
#19
I phoned to order this with Home Premium rather than Business (on the the request of the buyer), without much effort got the 1yr onsite for £35 instead of £53. The buyer wanted 1yr anyway so I just enquired about the 1yr and then said it was too dear and I would think about it, offered me it for £35.
#20
Can someone tell me if its worth downgrading the warranty to 90 days? Obviosuly its much cheaper but what if the thing breaks in 4 months?

I have house insurance, I guess I can claim on that but just general fixes - would it not be handy to have atleast a 1 year warranty?
#21
Also, is it worth upgrading the AMD processor for £47? Will it make much difference??
[mod]#22
tommygun3030
Can someone tell me if its worth downgrading the warranty to 90 days? Obviosuly its much cheaper but what if the thing breaks in 4 months?

I have house insurance, I guess I can claim on that but just general fixes - would it not be handy to have atleast a 1 year warranty?


The 90 day warranty is the period in which dell will pay to collect and return your faulty laptop, after that and within 12 months of purchase they will still repair it free if its a hardware fault but you will need to pay the postage.
If your just surfing and generl use there doesnt seem much point in upgrading the cpu, though you may consider upgrading the battery if its going to be used mobile for long periods.
#23
MikeT
The 90 day warranty is the period in which dell will pay to collect and return your faulty laptop, after that and within 12 months of purchase they will still repair it free if its a hardware fault but you will need to pay the postage.
If your just surfing and generl use there doesnt seem much point in upgrading the cpu, though you may consider upgrading the battery if its going to be used mobile for long periods.



Thanks Mike,

Will be surfing and downloading quite a lot, will it really make much difference upgrading the CPU? Or will it not make a noticable difference?
[mod]#24
tommygun3030
Thanks Mike,

Will be surfing and downloading quite a lot, will it really make much difference upgrading the CPU? Or will it not make a noticable difference?


Save the money or spend it on a battery upgrade, it will be fine as is.
[mod]#25
This offer from Dell is still available for another week
#26
The 90 day warranty is the period in which dell will pay to collect and return your faulty laptop, after that and within 12 months of purchase they will still repair it free if its a hardware fault but you will need to pay the postage.


MikeT, Are you absolutely sure about this, because the following is stated on the Dell web site:

90 Day Collect and Return Service includes:

On-line and Telephone Support

Access to telephone and online support to help you resolve problems you may experience. Our comprehensive online support site has a range of support tools, downloads, and upgrades to help keep your system up and running.

Collect and Return service valid for 90 days.

Dell's Collect and Return Service (CAR) ensures the collection, repair and return of your system within 6 business days, following phone-based troubleshooting.

Please Note:
if you choose NOT to follow our recommendation, you will not be eligible for Dell's free Telephone Support after the initial 90- day period and will also have to pay for any repair service.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/learnmore/learnmore.aspx?c=uk&l=en&ref=CFG&s=dhs&~id=service_inspiron_x200&~lt=popup&~tab=other

I am interested in this laptop as it's a good price if you reduce the warranty to 90 days, but Dell recommend a
Basic Package, 3 Year On-Site Service, Dell Recommended [Included in Price] of £475.95
.

So does this mean if you don't take the 3 years Dell recommended warranty and opt for the 90 days, you only covered by Dell for any repairs for only 90 days.
#27
ilikebargains
MikeT, Are you absolutely sure about this, because the following is stated on the Dell web site:

90 Day Collect and Return Service includes:

On-line and Telephone Support

Access to telephone and online support to help you resolve problems you may experience. Our comprehensive online support site has a range of support tools, downloads, and upgrades to help keep your system up and running.

Collect and Return service valid for 90 days.

Dell's Collect and Return Service (CAR) ensures the collection, repair and return of your system within 6 business days, following phone-based troubleshooting.

Please Note:
if you choose NOT to follow our recommendation, you will not be eligible for Dell's free Telephone Support after the initial 90- day period and will also have to pay for any repair service.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/learnmore/learnmore.aspx?c=uk&l=en&ref=CFG&s=dhs&~id=service_inspiron_x200&~lt=popup&~tab=other

I am interested in this laptop as it's a good price if you reduce the warranty to 90 days, but Dell recommend a .

So does this mean if you don't take the 3 years Dell recommended warranty and opt for the 90 days, you only covered by Dell for any repairs for only 90 days.
No you still have a full year's warranty, but would have to pay for collect and return if faulty after 90 days.
#28
Welcome to HotUKDeals by the way :)
#29
If you choose NOT to follow our recommendation, you will not be eligible for Dell's free Telephone Support after the initial 90- day period and will also have to pay for any repair service.


Only reason stopped me from purchasing this is the above Dell statement in their 90 day collect and return service. As Dell recommend a 3 year onsite service, and if you reduce the service to 90 days then you are not following Dells recommendation therefore after the initial 90- day period will also have to pay for any repair service.

Anyone here who purchased laptop from Dell and chose the 90 day service, what are your experiences of problems occuring outside the 90 day service period and how good/bad were Dell at sorting the problem out?
[mod]#30
This statement by dell is a little naughty as they are required in the UK to Sell goods fit for purpose and this can be used to instigate a repair on a laptop at their cost within a reasonable lifespan (law states 6yrs max) now I would suggest at least 3yrs would be reasonable to assume a laptop should last and if it were to break within that time I would have to contact dell and suggest that the parts that broke (other than fair wear on say a dvd drive) were not of resonable quality if they didnt last that long.

Personally I have never had a dell on 90 days that has failed, but others have reported even having a dell engineer come to their home and repair a laptop after the 90 days for free, when it should normally be returned to dell for repair.

A big company like dell are more than aware of their responsibilities under british consumer law, but also are there to make money when they can so by pointing you to the more expensive warranty they win both in better profit magins and happier customers who do get faults as they are then fixed generaly next day at home.
So dont be put off by the 90 day warranty as this is in addition to, not in place of your statutory rights in the UK.
#31
Just recieved laptop with the promised free carry case and battery :-D , ordered another 1 gig of memory aswell but runs nice with just 1 gig, great bit of kit :thumbsup: , only problem is the in built wireless card which sucks and fails to pick up my network upstairs :x
[mod]#32
Tom|Nbk
only problem is the in built wireless card which sucks and fails to pick up my network upstairs :x


Really? I have several Dell laptops here and I can still connect at the top of my garden to the router indoors, some 180ft away.
#33
Hi MikeT

I find your posts very informative. I have a random query. I am a keen video gamer and im hoping to purchase a gaming specific PC. Im still in full time study and I cant really afford to splash out. Im looking for a PC (no monitor or other fancy stuff) which would meet the below requirements.

If you have any information or advice please let me know.
Kind regards
Witty


Recommended:

3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
1 GB System RAM
ATI X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card



Minimum System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit
512MB System RAM
>2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
128MB Direct3D compatible video card
and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.6 GB free hard disk space
DirectX 9.0c (included)
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Keyboard, Mouse
[mod]#34
Witty82, welcome to the forums.

Keep an eye open on Thursdays in the morning for thats the day dell usually update the deals.

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