Dell Inspiron 640M Laptop with core 2 duo 1.83Ghz Just £568 delivered or less! - HotUKDeals
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A price reduction on this one today making it a real nice deal, it would have been even better had they included a dvdrw at this price but you can add it as an upgrade: Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW with Software add £35.25

Reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings.

305-N106M5a £568 delivered
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2 (Does not include Operating System Re-Installation CD)
14.1" Wide Screen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display
512MB 533MHz Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x512)
60GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24x CDRW Combo Drive With Software
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
Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy® ADVANCED HD Audio- Trial Version
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English
Network Assist - 90 Day Trial
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Just a few things I thought I'd let you know...

Get the OS CD for an extra £5ish and format the HDD and reinstall widows. You can also delete the (approx 10GB I think) partition on which windows is backed up, giving yourself some extra HDD space.

The 9 cell battery gives you around 6-7 hours of battery life (depending on usage) - well worth the extra £10ish.

Go for 1GB RAM (not necessarily from Dell though - there are cheaper updates available). This is good because it's 1x512mb so you can just pop another 512mb RAM module in.

The more expensive (Truelife) screen is shiny and has a slightly higher resolution. In my opinion the resolution of the normal "matt" screen is sufficient, any higher and the icons / text in windows will be too small. This one's a personal preference though I reckon.

Don't pay Dell for the full audigy software. You can buy it for about £10 from the manufacturers website once the trial runs out.

Around 2 weeks after buying my laptop I got a phonecall from Dell offering me the 3 year on site warranty for less than half price (~£90) so it may be worth waiting for this.

Hope that helps someone!
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I'm sure it will help Mark, thanks for the input, I'm rushing about trying to get all the deals up this morning and any extra input is always welcome :)

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