Dell Inspiron 1720, core2duo T5550 1.83GHz laptop, vista premium,3GB Ram,256mb 8600M GT, 250GB, 8X DVDRW, bluetooth module, wifi, 2.0mp camera, 17" widescreen (1440x900) display with truelife and Logitech V220 Cordless Notebook Mouse £500 delivered - HotUKDeals
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Mint Price for what your getting, would make an adequate gaming PC anyday, you can get the laptop in Jet Black or Alpine white. Heres how to get this price. switch display to truelife, upgrade to the 8600m GT and the add the Logitech V220 Cordless Notebook Mouse. Add to your basket and use the attached 15% off voucher (XGWWWQ3P?MQBM?) (props to Edi) which will bring the price to £500.37, also dot forget quidco at 4% (a further £17 off)

detailed specifications -

Inspiron 1720 (N0672011)

Base - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5550 (1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)

Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English

Memory - 3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1x2048+1x1024]

Video Card - NVIDIA® GeForce Go 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphic memory

Hard Drive - 250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive

Mouse - Logitech V220 Cordless Notebook Mouse - Ergonomic design, soft rubber grips & snap-on mini-receiver

Optical Devices - Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software

Modem - 56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK

Wireless Networking - Dell Wireless 1395 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe

Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)

Standard Warranty - 1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & Return

Enhanced Service Packs - 1 Year Base Warranty

Bluetooth Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3Mbps) with Enhanced Data rate

Primary Battery Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)

Colour Choice - Jet Black Colour with Matte Finish OR Alpine White with gloss & 2.0mp camera

LCD - 17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife
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#1
I think this will be popular :thumbsup:
#2
garbage456
not a great screen ratio


1440 / 900 = 1.6, which is the standard for widescreens on notebooks, monitors or TVs. Surely you mean not a great resolution for the inches available? (and therefore would prefer 1920 x 1200 on it instead).
#3
£585.64 with the better screen (1920 x 1200)
#4
I'm not convinced that 1920x1200 would be all that great on a 17" - I think its a bit overkill... I'm stting here on my 26" 1920x1200 and find its the perfect res for this size - I can imagine text being very small (even on large fonts!) wiht a monitor 9 inches smaller diagonally!
#5
Awesome deal!

1920x1200 is overkill, the 1440/900 is spot on for the size.
banned#6
1440*900 is perfect for even a 19" widescreen monitor
#7
hot ......... :thumbsup:
#8
Og good yet another Dell post:x
#9
pot_belly
Og good yet another Dell post:x
Its a great deal, which is the whole point of this website.
#10
Minstadave
Its a great deal, which is the whole point of this website.


Agree!
#11
Great deal.
#12
the video card is the ddr2 one, not the ddr3 version.There is suppose to be a noticable diffence from what i have been reading.Good price tho
#13
amancalledchip
the video card is the ddr2 one, not the ddr3 version.There is suppose to be a noticable diffence from what i have been reading.


For everyday usage, browsing, dvds, etc and games approx a year or so older and back then it's going to make almost no difference at all. For those wanting to play very recent games and want top performance then this notebook shouldn't be at the their list anyway :thumbsup:
#14
No such thing as too much resolution :)

However, adding this, plus a 256MB video card takes it over £700, which is very serious laptop territory!
#15
[OK, answered my own question !]
#16
Zad
No such thing as too much resolution :)

However, adding this, plus a 256MB video card takes it over £700, which is very serious laptop territory!


Works out at £585 delivered with 256MB video card and 1920x1200 screen.

Use the 15% off code
#17
freddysmith
Works out at £585 delivered with 256MB video card and 1920x1200 screen.

Use the 15% off code


Thats a really nice price for a screen that good.

Zad
No such thing as too much resolution :)

However, adding this, plus a 256MB video card takes it over £700, which is very serious laptop territory!


Not necessarily true, you can end up with tiny text which you have to increase the DPI of (kind of defeats the point really), it also means you're going to have to play a games at non-native res as it won't play anything recent at 1900x1200, which looks pretty shoddy.

I'd probably go for the 1440x900 screen.
#18
I think I'm going to go for this, but upgrading the RAM to 4GB. Just before I buy, is it worth upgrading the wireless network card at all? I don't know much about that sort of stuff, but just want to be able to get this to work wirelessly with my Linksys wireless router when im downstairs - would the default one be good enough? What benefits would there be of upgrading?

Also do you think it's worth upgrading the processor to 2GHz for the £20?

Cheers for any help.
#19
Dell use extremely good wireless cards (in my experience). No need to upgrade, esp for normal domistic use.
#20
@The Fly...

I'm going to get one of these and for £20 I think it's well worth going for the 2GHz upgrade (9% speed increase).

As for the 4GB of RAM, the only thing I would say is that 32 bit Vista will only use 3.25GB of it so it's probably not worth it unless you run 64 bit Vista (or any other 64 bit operating system). I went for 4GB RAM on my Dell desktop and was well narked off when I found out, especially when a friend told me that if I'd asked him he would have told me that it was overkill really!

[EDIT] I've just looked at it again and I suppose it is only another 20 quid for an extra GB of RAM and "Doubles the pipelines available to the memory controller and allows more information to be recalled from single-channel memory" sounds like it might actually be a half decent idea, even if you're not actually going to get much more physical RAM for use in Windows as it should be quicker. Dunno how much of a difference it would make in practice though. Anyone a bit more techie out there able to help?

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