Dell Inspiron M501R Laptop 2GHz Quad Core, 4GB Ram, 500GB HDD, 1GB ATI 550v Graphics! Only £448.99 inc VAT & Del!! - HotUKDeals
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Hello Everyone,

First Deal so hope you like it :)

I spotted this while looking at Laptops on the dell site and thought for a Laptop with a Quad Core CPU, 4GB Ram, 1GB Dedicated ATI v550 graphics card that this was a really good deal.

Specs:

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit- English
AMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930 (2.0GHz, 2M, 3.6GT/s)
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence
N02M5003
Inspiron M5010 Order - UK
15.6" High Definition (1366x768) WLED
1.3 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera
Inspiron M5010 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
500GB (5400RPM) Serial ATA Hard Drive
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
90W AC Adaptor
No Carry Case
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Primary 6-cell 48 WHr Lithium Ion battery
1 GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 550v
1 Meter Power Cord - UK
Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module - European
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Dell Wireless 1501 Mini Card (802.11g/n)
1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC
AMD Vision Ultimate
Datasafe Local 2.3 Basic
English Documentation

Also available in a lower spec but still with 1GB dedicated graphics, 4GB Ram but Dual Core CPU for £378.99 is this:


Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit- English
AMD Turion™ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor N530 (2.5GHz, 2M, 3.6GT/s)
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence
N02M5001
Inspiron M5010 Order - UK
15.6" High Definition (1366x768) WLED
1.3 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera
Inspiron M5010 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
500GB (5400RPM) Serial ATA Hard Drive
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
90W AC Adaptor
No Carry Case
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Primary 6-cell 48 WHr Lithium Ion battery
1 GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 550v
1 Meter Power Cord - UK
Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module - European
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Dell Wireless 1501 Mini Card (802.11g/n)
1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC
AMD Vision Premium
Datasafe Local 2.3 Basic
English Documentation

Both are cracking Laptops for the money IMO :)

Hope you think so as well!

Thanks,
Michael
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#1
#2
Nice find! :)
#3
It's not "N" wifi. the 1501 Is not certified, Its only 54mbps @2.4 ghz there is no 5 ghz band to achieve better speeds max* is 72mbps with no WEP and no other security

Edited By: dontasciime on Jan 30, 2011 00:29
#4
dontasciime
It's not "N" wifi. the 1501 Is not certified, Its only 54mbps @2.4 ghz there is no 5 ghz band to achieve better speeds max* is 72mbps with no WEP and no other security

N devices can use 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz or both. Yes, it would be better if the Dell 1501 wireless card supported 5Ghz - but the fact it doesn't does not make it not "N". However, I would certainly be looking for 5Ghz support in a laptop for maximum flexibility.

802.11n is a protocol that can be used over either frequency band. Lack of 5Ghz support does not limit speed as badly as you suggest. For example, I'm currently connected to my Wireless N certified router at 130Mbps - and it only offers 2.4Ghz channels.

Edited By: bob sterman on Jan 30, 2011 01:25
#5
Is this more powerful or the Inspiron XPS 15?

Edited By: Picard123 on Jan 30, 2011 01:24
#6
550v is like a slower 4650, nothing to get too much excited about. Still a decent price tho
#7
bob sterman
dontasciime
It's not "N" wifi. the 1501 Is not certified, Its only 54mbps @2.4 ghz there is no 5 ghz band to achieve better speeds max* is 72mbps with no WEP and no other security
N devices can use 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz or both. Yes, it would be better if the Dell 1501 wireless card supported 5Ghz - but the fact it doesn't does not make it not "N". However, I would certainly be looking for 5Ghz support in a laptop for maximum flexibility.802.11n is a protocol that can be used over either frequency band. Lack of 5Ghz support does not limit speed as badly as you suggest. For example, I'm currently connected to my Wireless N certified router at 130Mbps - and it only offers 2.4Ghz channels.

and i'm currently using the 1501 @ 54mbps max (it will not do anymore and it aint my router as every other n device I have works at least to 150 mbps (single stream,so called n lite ) ) . It does not do n nor 5ghz (in previous post)

So it's not what I would call N or what the wifi alliance would, not even single stream 150 mbps ...


read this if you think i'm just making it up.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/f/3324/t/19340207.aspx?PageIndex=1 .. It is never an n (certified) card an n card should at least get to half of 150 without channel bonding @ 40 mhz on 2.4 band

dell had english specs which clearly showed it was dual band eg 2.4 and 5ghz. They changed that recently and after I saw the original docs which showed it was 5ghz capable. The french specs have also now probably been changed, dell cannot edit screen caps though from users who like to keep a record



Edited By: dontasciime on Jan 30, 2011 02:04: a
#8
Picard123
Is this more powerful or the Inspiron XPS 15?


xps is a better machine but quite a bit more pricey, I am waiting for a deal on the xps myself
#9
dontasciime
... i'm currently using the 1501 @ 54mbps max (it will not do anymore and it's aint my router as every other n device I have works ) . It does not do n nor 5ghz (in previous post)So it's not what I would call N or what the wifi alliance would, not even single stream 150 mbps ...

All I was saying was the fact a device doesn't use 5Ghz in itself does not make it not N.

A 2.4Ghz only device can be N certified and achieve decent speeds.

Sorry if I wasn't clear that I wasn't commenting on the performance of this particular card. It might very well be slow - and fail to connect using the N protocol - but this can't simply be due to lack of 5Ghz support.

There does seem to be a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate for the Dell 1501 card...

http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_certificate.php?cid=WFA8883

...and it clearly indicates that it is single band (2.4Ghz) only.
4 Likes #10
All this talk about 2.4ghz and 5ghz is rubbish and will make no difference at all, the reason theres now an option of 5ghz frequency is that the 2.4ghz is highly used for loads of devices and if your in a area with lots of 2.4ghz activity then your speed may suffer. For those that understand it you know that you have 11channels so it will be like 2.4.1ghz and so on and when you are studying to be qualified for networking they explain that if your suffering issues you should have a gap of 6 so because most people have no clue and keep it on channel 11 you should change yours to under 5 and that should help with the interference.

Second point is how long do you think that the 5ghz band is going to be better? with all the devices that are now using this band you will be in the same boat in 12 months time. I'd also like to know how you use all this speed because when ive had to use 54g connections via wireless i can max out my 50mb broadband with a newsgroup download of 6gps so i very much doubt that you have any need for 300mbps. The problem with this site is there's a lot of know all **** alls on here who spoil deals over stupid things like a £15 wirelessN card that any idiot with a cross head screw driver could fit in 2 minutes or a mini usb one for £6.

The fact of it is a wirelessN dual band would not put me off this laptop.

Edited By: polly69 on Jan 30, 2011 02:20
#11
Mid range graphics card.

CJ
1 Like #12
polly69
I'd also like to know how you use all this speed because when ive had to use 54g connections via wireless i can max out my 50mb broadband with a newsgroup download of 6gps so i very much doubt that you have any need for 300mbps.


Yeh right.

54Mbps wireless max's out at about half of 54, usually around 20Mbps.

Also everyone on virgin 50mbit (I assume this is what you have), is given 802.11n equipment, so no idea why you claim to be using 54Mbps wireless?
2 Likes #13
How hot will this get? Will it fry my plums and render me infertile?
#14
You can not max out virgin 50mb broadband without wireless N. I get about 2.3MB/s download speed with my router when it is set to "g" but about 6.2MB/s when it on 5ghz "N". If anyone else is on Vigin broadband and hasn't had the email, if you turn your modem off for a few minutes and on again they have tripled the upload speed. It now uploads at over 500KB/s. :D


Edited By: davestavros on Jan 30, 2011 09:45: .
#15
Judosteffer
How hot will this get? Will it fry my plums and render me infertile?



oh that made me smile

:D
#16
dontasciime
bob sterman
dontasciime
It's not "N" wifi. the 1501 Is not certified, Its only 54mbps @2.4 ghz there is no 5 ghz band to achieve better speeds max* is 72mbps with no WEP and no other security
N devices can use 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz or both. Yes, it would be better if the Dell 1501 wireless card supported 5Ghz - but the fact it doesn't does not make it not "N". However, I would certainly be looking for 5Ghz support in a laptop for maximum flexibility.802.11n is a protocol that can be used over either frequency band. Lack of 5Ghz support does not limit speed as badly as you suggest. For example, I'm currently connected to my Wireless N certified router at 130Mbps - and it only offers 2.4Ghz channels.


and i'm currently using the 1501 @ 54mbps max (it will not do anymore and it aint my router as every other n device I have works at least to 150 mbps (single stream,so called n lite ) ) . It does not do n nor 5ghz (in previous post)

So it's not what I would call N or what the wifi alliance would, not even single stream 150 mbps ...



I've got 2 laptops with the 1501, both connect to either of my 3 N routers faster than g would allow. What is particularly interesting is I achieve 6Gb/s on virgin 50 with the Netgear router supplier by Virgin, yet my DLink only manages around 2, the speeds using the 1501 and the Netgear are near enough identical to the speeds I get when connected directly.

As I move further from the router, speeds drop, but this would be worse with 5GHz so its not always the better frequency anyway.

Ironically the DLink was bought to upgrade my network speeds as my previous router restricted the speeds to 10Mb/s so when I got upgraded to 20 I had to do something.
#17
How long before we see any deals on Dell XPS 15? With Sandy Bridge do we anticipate any good reductions in the next 2 months? I need an i5 4gb 1gb graphic laptop for the Summer and want to pay between 450-600! Am I best to wait people?

(Yay 1st post)
#18
bob sterman
dontasciime
... i'm currently using the 1501 @ 54mbps max (it will not do anymore and it's aint my router as every other n device I have works ) . It does not do n nor 5ghz (in previous post)So it's not what I would call N or what the wifi alliance would, not even single stream 150 mbps ...
All I was saying was the fact a device doesn't use 5Ghz in itself does not make it not N.A 2.4Ghz only device can be N certified and achieve decent speeds.Sorry if I wasn't clear that I wasn't commenting on the performance of this particular card. It might very well be slow - and fail to connect using the N protocol - but this can't simply be due to lack of 5Ghz support.There does seem to be a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate for the Dell 1501 card...http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_certificate.php?cid=WFA8883...and it clearly indicates that it is single band (2.4Ghz) only.

Therefore as I said it's not got a cert for 5ghz. You need to be reading the whole forum thread I linked to about the lack of 5ghz support. I never said that as it was not connecting to 5ghz that was stopping it from being a n card (it's not an n card when it does not connect
at n speeds and only 54mbps) If I did (which I don't think i did without reading what I typed again) then it was a poorly constructed post/sentence to specifty that the card was rubbish @ a late tired time.

How this card gets a cert for n when it does not achieve n connection speeds makes the certification system useless.

The card in question was advertised by dell to use 5ghz band eg it was a dual band 2.4 and 5ghz card the cert from wifi alliance clearly showed everyone inc dell that it was not . Dell then changed the online docs which referred to this wlan card as being 2.4 and 5ghz but the damage was done to all those that read the specs before the change and decided to purchase a laptop based on the info dell provided about their product @ anytime after reading the docs without the reading the altered version.
#19
polly69
All this talk about 2.4ghz and 5ghz is rubbish and will make no difference at all, the reason theres now an option of 5ghz frequency is that the 2.4ghz is highly used for loads of devices and if your in a area with lots of 2.4ghz activity then your speed may suffer. For those that understand it you know that you have 11channels so it will be like 2.4.1ghz and so on and when you are studying to be qualified for networking they explain that if your suffering issues you should have a gap of 6 so because most people have no clue and keep it on channel 11 you should change yours to under 5 and that should help with the interference. Second point is how long do you think that the 5ghz band is going to be better? with all the devices that are now using this band you will be in the same boat in 12 months time. I'd also like to know how you use all this speed because when ive had to use 54g connections via wireless i can max out my 50mb broadband with a newsgroup download of 6gps so i very much doubt that you have any need for 300mbps. The problem with this site is there's a lot of know all **** alls on here who spoil deals over stupid things like a £15 wirelessN card that any idiot with a cross head screw driver could fit in 2 minutes or a mini usb one for £6.The fact of it is a wirelessN dual band would not put me off this laptop.


So you would buy / recommend a product with a known issue./ bad part etc ?

Transferring files across a network is pretty slow with this card. For internet use the card is far superior to the connection rate achievable at the minute via any dsl / service / near me.

An HP CQ10-400SA I installed / setup for someone last week the n card in that netbook was stunning / very fast and all my other n gear connects how it should so it has to be the 1501. If the card was a good choice I would say "wow" very fast, excellent piece of hardware but can hardly say that when it's not suited to anything other than wireless internet.

Good luck with your studying but don't go confusing connection rate for throughput rate when tested.

uns*

Edited By: dontasciime on Jan 30, 2011 14:00
#20
polly69
All this talk about 2.4ghz and 5ghz is rubbish and will make no difference at all, the reason theres now an option of 5ghz frequency is that the 2.4ghz is highly used for loads of devices and if your in a area with lots of 2.4ghz activity then your speed may suffer. For those that understand it you know that you have 11channels so it will be like 2.4.1ghz and so on and when you are studying to be qualified for networking they explain that if your suffering issues you should have a gap of 6 so because most people have no clue and keep it on channel 11 you should change yours to under 5 and that should help with the interference.

Second point is how long do you think that the 5ghz band is going to be better? with all the devices that are now using this band you will be in the same boat in 12 months time. I'd also like to know how you use all this speed because when ive had to use 54g connections via wireless i can max out my 50mb broadband with a newsgroup download of 6gps so i very much doubt that you have any need for 300mbps. The problem with this site is there's a lot of know all **** alls on here who spoil deals over stupid things like a £15 wirelessN card that any idiot with a cross head screw driver could fit in 2 minutes or a mini usb one for £6.

The fact of it is a wirelessN dual band would not put me off this laptop.


well said.
#21
For the money I don't think you can get a better laptop at the moment. I have been looking this week for one for my cousin which would play some older games too, he ended up getting a Samsung r580 off amazon for 580 but the cpu in this is better competes with the i5 520.
#22
Ordered the quad version, thanks to OP. Should be good enough for light gaming and multi threaded dev work.
#23
Does battery last more than 16 mins ?
#24
It's more cash, but the XPS15 deal for ~£703 is perhaps worth considering for some...
#25
Anyone have any idea if the cheapest one here is a good deal (£379 one)?

Only difference with this one, is the cheaper processor.

My bad, OP shows it is a good one aswell, but would appreciate any opinions.

Edited By: wassupjg on Jan 30, 2011 19:39: Being a numpty
#26
Good graphics card but not much use with that screen resolution, luckily Dell will upgrade it for a price.
#27
I'm in the market for a new laptop and I do like this, especially if it's on a par with an i5 processor as a previous poster said. How true is this?

Good to see it has dedicated graphics too which will be great for my Football Manager gaming - or is it?
Can anyone advise?

Should I get this, an i3 or an i5. This is slightly over my budget....arrggghhh. I hate laptop shopping!

Oh yeah, does this have hdmi & bluetooth?

Edited By: cymru1978 on Jan 30, 2011 21:33: further info required
#28
My order confirmation says it has bluetooth...

555-13394 Wireless : Europe Dell Bluetooth 365 Card

I think the dual core processor will be fine for most stuff. I would have went for it myself but I use a few virtual machines for development work so will really see the benefit of a quad core.
#29
spakkker
Does battery last more than 16 mins ?


Thats what I'm looking for, I can barely make it across the room at the moment!!!
#30
So an awesome deal on a laptop comes out. A quad core processor that benchmarks at 2518 (just slightly less performance than the intel core i7 620M at 2732. A large 500 gig of HDD space and 4 gigs of RAM, and everyone gets into an in depth conversation about the wifi card it has rather than the important things. They usually always plug on to the board so can be upgraded without costing too much, and the speed of your actual internet connection rather than the speed that your network card transfers data between wireless router is probably more important anyway. Im using a basic dell inspiron at the moment and the internet speed is completely adequate because my home connection is fast!

Typical HUKD!! ;)

Edited By: mikemike on Feb 01, 2011 09:51
#31
mikemike
So an awesome deal on a laptop comes out. A quad core processor that benchmarks at 2518 (just slightly less performance than the intel core i7 620M at 2732. A large 500 gig of HDD space and 4 gigs of RAM, and everyone gets into an in depth conversation about the wifi card it has rather than the important things. They usually always plug on to the board so can be upgraded without costing too much, and the speed of your actual internet connection rather than the speed that your network card transfers data between wireless router is probably more important anyway. Im using a basic dell inspiron at the moment and the internet speed is completely adequate because my home connection is fast!

Typical HUKD!! ;)

notebookcheck has the cpu at similar to i3-330m overall but individual benchmarks seems to vary
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
#32
Has anyone else ordered one of these?
#33
Hi, could anybody tell me which is the better laptop between the dual core one in this thread or the Asus in this one hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-x52f-ex469v-laptop-4gb-ddr3-ram-320gb-hdd-15-6-hd-hdmi-webcam-windows-7-hp/865976/#post10540355
Is there much between them besides hard drive size & graphics card?
Thanks
#34
I am really tempted by this.

Could anyone give me advise on whether it would be worth the extra £70 for the quad core processor (ie the N930 vs the N530) please?

The only processor intensive stuff I will be doing with it will be gaming. I know the graphics card is only mid range, but I am happy with that. Will the quad core improve gaming performance, or will the 550v be the bottleneck, rendering the difference in processors negligible?

Edited By: SgtPepper on Feb 03, 2011 11:30
#35
Hi,
I've been looking for a few weeks now and this seems to be the best deal i've seen so far bar the tesco (£300 that rose to £400 odd) one the other day.

All i'll be doing is basics like web browsing and itunes and I only play football manager so basically would the quadcore be worth extra cash?

Thank you for any help in advance.

Cheers!!
#36
Studdlee84
Hi,
I've been looking for a few weeks now and this seems to be the best deal i've seen so far bar the tesco (£300 that rose to £400 odd) one the other day.

All i'll be doing is basics like web browsing and itunes and I only play football manager so basically would the quadcore be worth extra cash?

Thank you for any help in advance.

Cheers!!


I think the dual core one would be perfectly suitable for that kind of stuff, really no need to pay extra for the quad.
#37
Also tempted by this. Seems a good price.

Can we get a 9 cell 90 WHr Li-Ion Battery upgrade during purchase ?

Edited By: quidsin on Feb 03, 2011 21:53: extra info
#38
Price now up to £578.99. Not so good a deal now.
#39
You snooze you lose :) Mine has shipped, will be delivered next week.
#40
Dammit, I was waiting until next week to order so I could get it delivered while off work the following week rather than have a 100 mile round trip to my "local" CityLink depot to collect it. Now it's gone up £140. Gutted :(

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