Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop 1.6 core2duo, 1gig, 120Gb, dvdrw, 128Meg graphics, 15" widescreen £564 del - HotUKDeals
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Dell have reduced this today to its lowest ever price with this ecode.
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum for the above price and buy via Quidco for cashback savings too!

305-N02643 - £564.07 or less with Quidco delivered
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5200 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
120GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
128MB ATI® Mobility Radeon® X1300 HyperMemory graphics card
6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card for Core 2 Duo Processors
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English

Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium add £23.50
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banned#1
is the Core 2 Duo much better than the Turion x2? Im hankering after a laptop, but am not too sure about laptop processors.
#2
Hi

Everyone says reduce the warranty to min.

I am probably missing something here but woudl be grateful if the benefits of this could be explained.

Many thanks

Mike
#3
Its to save money.

by reducing the warranty you can get it for the price above or if you want to pay for it then go for the waranty.

And yes the Core 2 processors are better than the AMD ones.
#4
It came in at £587.57?
#5
It is the right price for me.

Is your price because you either upgraded to Vista Home Premium, or upgraded the display to TrueLife?
#6
Nice find Mike...good spec for the price with upgrade options for those that want a better spec..just avoid any Dell ram upgrade as the prices are silly.
#7
BigFish
It is the right price for me.

Is your price because you either upgraded to Vista Home Premium, or upgraded the display to TrueLife?


Your right - had upgraded to premium :oops: - muppet!

How does anyone think this compares to the Insprion 1500 series - there are often a few apparently good deals on these in the outlet section eg Inspiron 1501 Turion 64 X2 TL56 2 Gig RAM 120 HD for about £615?
#8
I would say this is better than the 1500 series.
#9
you down grade your warrenty, as your statutory rights are more than enough if things go wrong. People forget their statutory Sale of Goods Act rights so take out the extra cover. Shops make more on these warrenties than the actual goods!

Dont do it!!
#10
currychops
just avoid any Dell ram upgrade as the prices are silly.


Was giving this thought, would prefer the 2048mb Ram but buying a 1024mb stick isnt an option as the 1024 is in 2 sticks of 512mb meaning you'd need to totally replace the ram and like you say currychops the Dell ram upgrade reads pricey, do you know what the cost of 2 sticks of 1024mb non Dell ram would pan out at £ wise?
#11
why not look up the cost of ram yourself - try crucial !
#12
2gb is around £150...of course you'll be able to sell the 2 sticks of 512 ram which will offset the cost of the upgrade.
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/cat/Memory---Notebook/subcat/DDR2-SODIMM-4200
#13
Hi Mike T and All,

Dont you think the below is a better deal? Its brand Toshiba and you get £30 off using the discount code FEB30SL. So the total comes down to £569. Plus 2.5% on Quidco Too.

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0155595119.1171614631@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddkeidmiimcflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&sku=892720&calling_page=Product&tabIndex=1

Features for this TOSHIBA A100-338

- Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 Processor 1.6GHz
- 533MHz FSB
- 2MB Cache
- 1024MB RAM
- 100GB Hard Drive
- Dual Layer DVD ReWriter MultiDrive
- 15.4" Widescreen TruBrite Display
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
- 128MB Intel GMA 950 UMA Graphics
- 1 Year Free Warranty
#14
currychops
2gb is around £150...of course you'll be able to sell the 2 sticks of 512 ram which will offset the cost of the upgrade.
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/cat/Memory---Notebook/subcat/DDR2-SODIMM-4200


Thanks cc :thumbsup:


phatboy
why not look up the cost of ram yourself - try crucial


I wouldnt have a clue what to look for so I'll put my faith in someone a lot more clued up than myself.
#15
Arbk66
Was giving this thought, would prefer the 2048mb Ram but buying a 1024mb stick isnt an option as the 1024 is in 2 sticks of 512mb meaning you'd need to totally replace the ram and like you say currychops the Dell ram upgrade reads pricey, do you know what the cost of 2 sticks of 1024mb non Dell ram would pan out at £ wise?


If you prefer 2048 with the new laptop, then have a look at this below dell 6400's

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&m_30=9928&oc=N02643A £740 With Vista Business

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&m_30=9928&oc=N02647A £749 With Vista Premium

Specs
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Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2.0 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
120GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 HyperMemory graphics card
6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Intel Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-PCI Card (for Core 2 Duo Processor)
#16
RAM_KK
Hi Mike T and All,

Dont you think the below is a better deal? Its brand Toshiba and you get £30 off using the discount code FEB30SL. So the total comes down to £569. Plus 2.5% on Quidco Too.

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0155595119.1171614631@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddkeidmiimcflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&sku=892720&calling_page=Product&tabIndex=1

Features for this TOSHIBA A100-338

- Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 Processor 1.6GHz
- 533MHz FSB
- 2MB Cache
- 1024MB RAM
- 100GB Hard Drive
- Dual Layer DVD ReWriter MultiDrive
- 15.4" Widescreen TruBrite Display
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
- 128MB Intel GMA 950 UMA Graphics
- 1 Year Free Warranty


swings and roundabouts in my opinion..really a case of which brand you prefer as both have rather basic graphics..with the Dell you have the option of upgrading the graphics to the 256 mb Radeon x1400 hypermemory for £47 so that may influence a decision.
#17
-- Ignore this suggestion for an alternative laptop. LaptopsDirect's customer services is
-- absolutely dire. I ordered this laptop from them last Tuesday, it took until Friday for
-- the courier to admit they'd lost the parcel, and, despite constant pleas to LD for
-- someone to keep me informed about this farce, not one person rang me all week, they
-- just left me chase it up every day.
--
-- Five days after placing this order (which has got lost), I've cancelled the (re-placed)
-- order, and am buying the Dell instead !!
--
-- You've been warned... Mike


I've mentioned this elsewhere, but it's worth another mention on this thread. You can buy a pretty good Acer laptop for £570.97 + £14.95 P&P:

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_5633WLMi_Laptop_LX.AG50J.169/version.asp

Alternatively, you can give the same laptop with a 3-year guarantee, carry case & mouse for £620 inc VAT.

Oh, and LaptopsDirect has a 2% cashback on QuidCo.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 - 1.66GHz (x2), 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
RAM: 1024MB DDR2
Hard Drive: 120GB Serial ATA 5400rpm
Screen: 15.4" Widescreen TFT (1280x800 - 16:10)with CrystalBrite Technology
Optical Drive: DVD±RW Super Multi Double Layer
Graphics: NVidia GeForce Go7300 supporting 256MB TurboCache
Wireless LAN: 802.11a/b/g - Call for advice on Wireless Networking
Warranty: 1 Year - Upgradeable to 3 Years!
Operating System: Windows XP Media Center Edition - FREE Upgrade To Windows Vista
Windows Vista Compatible
PCMCIA Type II Slot
5-in-1 Card Reader
4 x USB Ports
Built-In 1.3 MegaPixel Camera

The bad news.. this laptop comes with Windows MCE, so you'll need to send off/download (I'm not such which) the free version of Vista yourself.

The good news... this laptop is about the same price as the Dell but has Ge7300 graphics, so you should be able to play games on it. And, in theory, that £14.95 P&P will let you have the laptop sitting on your desk by tomorrow, rather than Dell's 5-7 working days turnaround.

The bad news... I ordered mine from LaptopsDirect on Wednesday, it should've arrived yesterday, but CityLink have lost my parcel. Hopefully, this is just a one-off.


Btw, I was saying on HotUKDeals a couple of days ago about how desperate the Dell salespeople seemed to be for me to order from them. They promised me a very good deal on an Inspiron 6400 laptop... much cheaper than the price on their website...

However, the deal advertised here today is a lot cheaper than what they were offering... so this Dell laptop is a very good find !!
#18
I still cannot understand why Mike T, Currychops, etc are promoting Dell in this forum whereas there are other good value products with value available. In addition to the Toshiba I posted before, how about this Sony, which is only £643.90 with the same spec as Toshiba and Dell, but comes along with the great Sony brand name. Don’t know whether only other snap covers are available for this.

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4DT6&v=2#infoarea

Check it out guyz and explore the horizon outside Dell as well.

Cheers
#19
RAM_KK
I still cannot understand why Mike T, Currychops, etc are promoting Dell in this forum whereas there are other good value products with value available. In addition to the Toshiba I posted before, how about this Sony, which is only £643.90 with the same spec as Toshiba and Dell, but comes along with the great Sony brand name. Don’t know whether only other snap covers are available for this.

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4DT6&v=2#infoarea

Check it out guyz and explore the horizon outside Dell as well.

Cheers


Please..I am not promoting Dell..I just measure them along with other brands to decide whether they are good value and a reasonable buy...and of course at present there is the additional cashback to consider.

If you want the best spec for buck then Acer usually wins...but they have poor battery life which can influence a purchase.

Take this Acer as an example
http://www.comet.co.uk/cometbrowse/product.do?sku=363294
in my opinion better than any laptop in this price range.
#20
Found the same spec except i think the graphics card is lower on fleabay

The price is £20 cheaper and you get a free laptop carrying case worth £50 also the seller is reliable and you can check his feedback to make sure

item number - 120086310150

or this one where you get 120gb hardrive for £10 extra but no travelling case,which do you reccomend?

item number - 120085516431

Also is it worth paying extra for a tru life screen?
#21
50huz
Found the same spec except i think the graphics card is lower on fleabay

The price is £20 cheaper and you get a free laptop carrying case worth £50 also the seller is reliable and you can check his feedback to make sure

item number - 120086310150

or this one where you get 120gb hardrive for £10 extra but no travelling case,which do you reccomend?

item number - 120085516431

Also is it worth paying extra for a tru life screen?

I'll take a look...but please consider that if you buy online from Comet you have the security of having a store you can call at if things go wrong..there is also 3.5% quidco cashback and with some models they offer a half price carrying case with the purchase.

Also free postage for the 5-8 day option
#22
But the problem is its out my budget as i dont wanna be paying 600+ for laptop that am going to use for surfing,burning disks and occasional working

Also i want a laptop that wont be outdated too soon
#23
personally I wouldn't buy these "returned stock" Dells ...the spec is fine if you just want basic graphics and you accept that you'll get no Vista upgrade offer...£26 postage does hike the cost so that has to be a consideration.
#24
currychops
personally I wouldn't buy these "returned stock" Dells ...the spec is fine if you just want basic graphics and you accept that you'll get no Vista upgrade offer...£26 postage does hike the cost so that has to be a consideration.


If I was buying I'd bag the quidco and buy the 6400 posted by Mike.
#25
The Dell laptop bargains have been very quiet of late, am looking for a couple of basic ones with dvd r/rw in em for about £700 ish..
Whats the worth of the 90 day warranty?

MikeT?
#26
MASSIVE
you down grade your warrenty, as your statutory rights are more than enough if things go wrong. People forget their statutory Sale of Goods Act rights so take out the extra cover. Shops make more on these warrenties than the actual goods!

Dont do it!!


what do u mean by statutory rights? is that the 1 year manufacturer guarantee. i was thinkin of buying the 3 yr gaurantee incldued, cos if sum thing does go wrong after the 1 st year ill hav to icnur fixing costs

cheers
V
[mod]#27
Sly- these Dell 1501's are available. Reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings.

305-N02156 - £378.99 delivered
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK36
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Basic
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
512MB 533MHz Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x512)
60GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory™
4Cell 29WHr Primary battery
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English

Just 1 512meg strip of ram so you can upgrade easily if needed too.
Upgrade the battery if much time off mains is needed.

90 days warranty just means they will pay to collect/return within that and after you are supposed to pay the carrier on returning for a fault, though I have heard of dell sending an engineer after the 90 days to repair on site.
#28
MikeT
Sly- these Dell 1501's are available. Reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings.

305-N02156 - £378.99 delivered
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK36
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Basic
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
512MB 533MHz Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x512)
60GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory™
4Cell 29WHr Primary battery
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English

Just 1 512meg strip of ram so you can upgrade easily if needed too.
Upgrade the battery if much time off mains is needed.

90 days warranty just means they will pay to collect/return within that and after you are supposed to pay the carrier on returning for a fault, though I have heard of dell sending an engineer after the 90 days to repair on site.



Thanks MikeT, needing 2 of these for family so might get them for them and keep the quidco :)
#29
Hi can you upgrade the graphics card in the inspiron 6400 after you've bought it or is it fixed upon manufacture. My dad got the laptop for me so he kept to the Intel graphics card and its so hard to get any game to work

Cheers
#30
Please correct me if I am wrong, but with Vista can't you just buy a usb
stick memory and plug it in ? Vista then uses that extra memory.
Much cheaper if I'm right.

Cheers
Paul.
#31
All Tesco currently have this deal for £499 reduced from £599 also with 999 club points in store:

Aspect Ratio Widescreen Ultrabright WXGA TFT (1280x800)
Audio Features High Defination Audio 2 Channel
Bluetooth Yes
Brand Gateway
Card Reader 4-in-1 (SD, MMC, Memorystick™, Memorystick™ Pro)
Catalogue Id 901-0311
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with up to 64MB Shared Video Memory
Hard Drive 160GB SATA (5400 RPM)
Memory 2GB 533MHz (2x1024)
Number of USB Ports 4
Operating System Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Optical Drive DVDRW - 8x Multiformat Dual Layer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Bus 533 MHz
Processor Cache 2MB L2
Processor Model Number T5300
Processor Speed 1.73 Ghz
Screen Size 15.4"
Software Load MS Works 8.5, MS Office 2007 Student Teacher Trial, Adobe Reader 8.0, Cyberlink Power2Go, MS Media Player 11
TV Tuner None
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g Intel ProWireless LAN


What do we think...worth it??

Dave
#32
well according to this it is still £599
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-4601.aspx
[mod]#33
I dont quite know why the chat in this thread, its been dead since 15th Feb this year?
#34
tonyd19565
well according to this it is still £599
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-4601.aspx



I have just been in store at prescot - definately £499

Is this a good deal?

Thanks

Dave
#35
Think it's become a technical support thread now. ;)

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