Dell Inspiron 17.3 inch Laptop - 4GB/ 500GB/ i3 370M/ 1GB ATI HD 5450/ 2 Year Warranty/ 1600x900 Resolution - £407.90 Delivered (4% Quidco Available) @ iBOOD - HotUKDeals
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Direct Link: http://www.ibood.com/uk/en/product_specs/5558/Dell_Inspiron_173_inch__Notebook_with_i3_Processor_and_HD__WLED_screen_and_Bluetooth/


Brand: Dell
Type: Inspiron 1764
I3 370M 2.40GHz Intel Core processor
Windows 7 ® Home Premium (64bit OS)
17.3 "(1600x900) WLED display HD +
4096MB 1067Hz DDR3
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
QWERTY keyboard
500GB 5400rpm SATA
Built-in 1.3MP webcam with integrated microphone
Bluetooth
802.11 b / g wireless Internet
7-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader: Digital (SD) Memory Card, Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC), Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro), xD Picture Card (xD)
85 WHr 9-cell Li-Ion Battery
Internal tray-load DVD + /-RW
Connections: VGA, HDMI, stereo headphone, microphone, 4x USB 2.0, Ethernet
4-watt (2 x 2W) High Definition Audio 2.0 Stereo Speakers with SRS Premium Sound
9 Works with Home & Student Trial English
McAfee ® Security Centre ™ 10.0 - 30 days trial English
Color: Ice Blue
EU product, UK plug supplied
Dimensions: 420 x 20 x 276 mm
Weight: 3.2 kg
Delivery: 7 to 10 business days
2 years CAR (Collect and Return) warranty


Good deal I think, especially with the high res display and warranty. Its not got sandy bridge i3 yes, but its not a deal breaker really, still a very capable processor for the price.


Products are A-grade.
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#1
ibood....?never heard of this....
#2
realblender
shame the battery is a sticky outy

Well it helps with air circulation and its not really a portable laptop obviously since its 17.3 inch.
1 Like #3
ipood?, never heard of them, site looks a bit sketchy. Website of the year 2009 + 2010?, sureeee!
#4
kurv
ipood?, never heard of them, site looks a bit sketchy. Website of the year 2009 + 2010?, sureeee!

Plenty of their deals have been posted on this site before.
#5
How can this dissapoint? A high-spec CAD/gaming laptop with 4GB already in, a respectable 500GB hdd and 12 months warranty. Dell may not be the best quality but you will struggle to find these specs on eBay any cheaper.
#6
zaphodbb
How can this dissapoint? A high-spec CAD/gaming laptop with 4GB already in, a respectable 500GB hdd and 12 months warranty. Dell may not be the best quality but you will struggle to find these specs on eBay any cheaper.

24 months warranty man :P
14 Likes #7
I'm very suspicious of this deal as this is an old model "1764" that Dell stopped making over 9 months ago, and these have to be very old units judging by the fact they come with Microsoft Works 9, which Dell stopped supplying over 9 months ago in favour of office 2010 starter, even on their refurb units, plus they have 1066hz DDR3 Ram, where all Dell started using 1333hz DDR3 Ram over 6 months ago... the only way you can buy this model now is as a refurb unit from the outlet (and even the UK outlet only has 1 in stock at the moment)...

Convieniently the site also fails to mention the condition of the item and whether it is new or refurb, it only states that the item is a EU product with a uk plug supplied.

If you look in the terms and conditions however, you will find that the company is based in Holland... I would therefore think that these are Euopean refurb units been sold on......

PS, I am a Dell Certified Partner

Edited By: TheCaptain on May 07, 2011 00:19
#8
zaphodbb
How can this dissapoint? A high-spec CAD/gaming laptop with...

An i3 and entry level GPU doesn’t qualify this even remotely for either of these categories!
#9
TheCaptain
I'm very suspicious of this deal as this is an old model "1764" that Dell stopped making over 9 months ago, and these have to be very old units judging by the fact they come with Microsoft Works 9, which Dell stopped supplying over 9 months ago in favour of office 2010 starter, even on their refurb units, plus they have 1066hz DDR3 Ram, where all Dell started using 1333hz DDR3 Ram over 6 months ago... the only way you can buy this model now is as a refurb unit from the outlet (and even the UK outlet only has 1 in stock at the moment)...

Convieniently the site also fails to mention the condition of the item and whether it is new or refurb, it only states that the item is a EU product with a uk plug supplied.

If you look in the terms and conditions however, you will find that the company is based in Holland... I would therefore think that these are Euopean refurb units been sold on......

PS, I am a Dell Certified Partner

Yeh i was gunna say this looks like an older model. They merged their Inspiron with XPS range, but i would imagine they would have very limited refurb stock compared to new stock? Also no wireless N, which is almost garunteed with any new laptop now?

Edited By: Ruscoe21 on May 07, 2011 00:36
#10
Still cheaper than the dell refurb site, even if it is an older model.
#11
BTW if you really want to see a fanttasy Dell deal check this out:
http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/used-dell-alienware-m17x-gaming-laptop-computer-intel-42673393.htm
not to mention the " new" ones he is " selling". Some people are gonna be stung big time.
#12
xcess
Still cheaper than the dell refurb site, even if it is an older model.

You can often pick up an XPS 17 with an i5 and much better graphics than this for ~£450 delivered on the outlet. The 1764 is much more basic in terms of build quality and features and not in the same class.
#13
Agharta
xcess
Still cheaper than the dell refurb site, even if it is an older model.

You can often pick up an XPS 17 with an i5 and much better graphics than this for ~£450 delivered on the outlet. The 1764 is much more basic in terms of build quality and features and not in the same class.

That is £50 extra, there is a "chance" you can get one, and I doubt it comes with 2 year warranty.
#14
Agharta
xcess
Still cheaper than the dell refurb site, even if it is an older model.

You can often pick up an XPS 17 with an i5 and much better graphics than this for ~£450 delivered on the outlet. The 1764 is much more basic in terms of build quality and features and not in the same class.

Sub 450. xps 17 i5. . Really, even now that the delivery offer has expired? I can never find those deals.
#15
This thing is ancient in the computing world, almost 1 year. Is this really new stock?
#16
Ruscoe21
This thing is ancient in the computing world, almost 1 year. Is this really new stock?

And your point being? Not everyone needs/wants/can afford an i3/i5 sandybridge laptop! This laptops processor is still great for most peoples needs.
#17
Cepultura
That is £50 extra, there is a "chance" you can get one, and I doubt it comes with 2 year warranty.

That actually comes to £42 more and like any Outlet deal it often requires some patience to get one. But it is a significantly better laptop and it will come with a 1 year warranty.
I’ve seen both ranges and the 1764 and 1564 are very much cheap and cheerful. I’d rather an XPS 17 with a 1 year warranty as the 1764 looks as if it requires a longer warranty.
#18
Cepultura
Ruscoe21
This thing is ancient in the computing world, almost 1 year. Is this really new stock?
And your point being? Not everyone needs/wants/can afford an i3/i5 sandybridge laptop! This laptops processor is still great for most peoples needs.

Im not doubting the capability of the laptop. It is very good spec/value. I voted hot btw. My only doubt is wether it is brand new in box or if its a refurb.
1 Like #19
I've been a member of iBood for years, and they've never sold anything refurbished. By law they need to state if it is any ways.
#20
TheCaptain
...plus they have 1066hz DDR3 Ram, where all Dell started using 1333hz DDR3 Ram over 6 months ago...


My i3 uses 1333MHz DDR3 but this only shows up in BIOS and low level stuff, Windows see it as 1066MHz, they could just be quoting what Windows tells them...

TheCaptain
Convieniently the site also fails to mention the condition of the item and whether it is new or refurb, it only states that the item is a EU product with a uk plug supplied.

I'd always assume it was new when bought from a trader/professional who hasn't stated otherwise. Although realistically it is often an imperceivable difference to the end user.
#21
Agharta
zaphodbb
How can this dissapoint? A high-spec CAD/gaming laptop with...

An i3 and entry level GPU doesn’t qualify this even remotely for either of these categories!


I beg to differ. A 17" screen makes it a designer's laptop. A 1Gb 5450 will play nearly anything you can throw at it, admittedly, not my forte (lol, like designing is- too much time on hukd!).
#22
xcess
BTW if you really want to see a fanttasy Dell deal check this out:
http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/used-dell-alienware-m17x-gaming-laptop-computer-intel-42673393.htm
not to mention the " new" ones he is " selling". Some people are gonna be stung big time.


Lol I can't believe people can be so stupid. Such a textbook scam... make an account, sell some tat, buy some tat and then list something at an unbelievable price.
If I got hold of 100 Alienware laptops I sure as hell won't consider selling them at wholesale price!


Edited By: mamboboy on May 07, 2011 01:11
#23
iBood sends from netherlands AFAIR, brand new stuff, boxed with warranty (cable is EU, but they adds EU->UK converter plug)

~3 years ago I bought Lenovo 3000 N200 from there for ~400 pound and I am still very happy with it...
but 3 years ago they had better things to buy than now.
#24
How often and at what times do Dell update their outlet websit/deals. I mean is it 9-5 weekdays or automated 24 hours 7 days a week ? In other words is it only worth looking at the outlet during working hours (UK).
#25
wireless g only
2 Likes #26
If you read the terms and conditions they state that all items are grade A, if the items were new then surely they would simply say "New", I think a lot of people are been fooled into thinking they are getting brand new items off this company when they are getting "As New" refurbs...

I would suggest anyone buying one checks the service tag on the dell website as soon as they recieve it this will tell them the items condition and warranty, as I doubt they have 2 years, Dell are usually 1 year (as standard) or 3 years on business machines, but you never get a standard 2 year warranty on a Dell computer....

xcess - The outlet only gets updated 9-5 Monday to Friday
#27
HOT!
banned#28
zaphodbb
Agharta
zaphodbb
How can this dissapoint? A high-spec CAD/gaming laptop with...

An i3 and entry level GPU doesn’t qualify this even remotely for either of these categories!


I beg to differ. A 17" screen makes it a designer's laptop. A 1Gb 5450 will play nearly anything you can throw at it, admittedly, not my forte (lol, like designing is- too much time on hukd!).


Still nope, you really need an i5 or above for CAD work and a 5450 is one of the lowest spec graphics cards available i.e. this will play some older games witrh the settings way down low
#29
Not bad price, but too big for business travel?
#30
Cold. No HDMI.
1 Like #31
scallygally
Cold. No HDMI.

It has HDMI.
#32
zaphodbb
Agharta
zaphodbb
How can this dissapoint? A high-spec CAD/gaming laptop with...

An i3 and entry level GPU doesn’t qualify this even remotely for either of these categories!


I beg to differ. A 17" screen makes it a designer's laptop. A 1Gb 5450 will play nearly anything you can throw at it, admittedly, not my forte (lol, like designing is- too much time on hukd!).



http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5450.23819.0.html

Entry level GPU, so it won't play everything you throw at it.
#33
A decent spec intel 2 core will do anyone justice.

Edited By: zeromx on May 07, 2011 10:35
#34
fishmaster
zaphodbb
Agharta
zaphodbb
How can this dissapoint? A high-spec CAD/gaming laptop with...

An i3 and entry level GPU doesn’t qualify this even remotely for either of these categories!


I beg to differ. A 17" screen makes it a designer's laptop. A 1Gb 5450 will play nearly anything you can throw at it, admittedly, not my forte (lol, like designing is- too much time on hukd!).



http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5450.23819.0.html

Entry level GPU, so it won't play everything you throw at it.


Ok, a gamer stuck in the noughties then. Streets ahead of Intel integrated X4500.
________________________________________________________________________
xela333

Still nope, you really need an i5 or above for CAD work and a 5450 is one of the lowest spec graphics cards available i.e. this will play some older games witrh the settings way down low


IF you look at the specs for intel core i3/5 on wikipedia there isn't much between the i5 and i3. Things like virtualization will be of little use to the groups I've identified.
#35
zeromx
A decent spec intel 2 core will do anyone justice.

I'll stick with my lawyer thanks.
#36
zaphodbb
Ok, a gamer stuck in the noughties then. Streets ahead of Intel integrated X4500.

But behind the Sandy Bridge on-board graphics.
#37
xcess
BTW if you really want to see a fanttasy Dell deal check this out:
http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/used-dell-alienware-m17x-gaming-laptop-computer-intel-42673393.htm
not to mention the " new" ones he is " selling". Some people are gonna be stung big time.


Lol, if you look at the questions he pretty much admits he's dodgy. Does provide all his bank details though.
#38
Just ordered one from iBood. I was on the lookout for a new machine for software development and this ticks all of the boxes.
#39
rdwarr
xcess
BTW if you really want to see a fanttasy Dell deal check this out:
http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/used-dell-alienware-m17x-gaming-laptop-computer-intel-42673393.htm
not to mention the " new" ones he is " selling". Some people are gonna be stung big time.


Lol, if you look at the questions he pretty much admits he's dodgy. Does provide all his bank details though.


That seems quite too good to be true lol. I'll bookmark the page and pop in once in awhile, should have some funny comments in a week or so.
#40
I've voted this deal hot but think the description should be updated to say "Products are A-grade" as iBOOD states.

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