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Dell Laptop DEALS (but which one?)

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8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
As we all know if you order a vostro laptop today between 14.00 and 16.00 you will get 10% off your laptop if you submit the coupon code BG1D23XVTRVZ14

a further 5% can also be deducted if you go via QuidCo

Offer 1 Vostro 1000 NB(N0610001) £267
* * * (With a FOUR year Next Business Day warranty) * * *
Components
AMD® Sempron Mobile Technology 3600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
2048 MB 667MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x 1024 MB)
80GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24x CDRW Combo Drive With Software
6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (53 Whr)

Offer 2 Vostro 1510 NB(N0615108A) £263
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5670 (1.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 - English
15.4" Widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with Anti-Glare Coating
Glossy Black without Camera
2048MB (2x1024) 667MHz DDR2 Dual Channel
160GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
IntelJ Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software
Primary 6-cell 58 WHr Lithium Ion battery


Admittedly Offer 2 has a better processor and and it includes a DVDRW but it is has one year support where as offer 1 is almost worry free for 4 years

my question:

which one folks???
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#1
Well I would not buy either as they only have Vista Home Basic on them.

I would try to find one with Vista Home Premium on it.

Vista Home Basic really is BASIC with almost all the useful programs and applications taken out of it.

In fact if the you see this chart here (provided by Microsoft) which compares the editions you see they can only find three ticks to put in the Home Basic Column,

There are 13 ticks in the Home Premium column.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/choose.mspx
#2
i was thinking a simillar thing, but then i thought if i want out and out performence than offer 2 was better but if i was being economical than offer 1 was better.

after assessing my needs for a pc browsing the net, checking emails, occasional youtube its hardly demanding CAD programming!

offer 2 is like a ferrari and for my needs the semperon (a vauxhall astra) could do the job so im thinking offer 1 is more for me.

then again offer 2 is more 'future proof' meaning it would possibly support future processor demanding programs say the next windows operating system or the new office programmes in 2009.

like you say its personal preference - but decisions, decisions, decisions!!!!
#3
guilbert53
Well I would not buy either as they only have Vista Home Basic on them.

I would try to find one with Vista Home Premium on it.


i know and agree with all that you say - visat home premium is much better than basic
but i cant find a laptop with 2gb Ram and a semperon or core2duo processor and Vista premium sub £300!
#4
guilbert53
Well I would not buy either as they only have Vista Home Basic on them.

I would try to find one with Vista Home Premium on it.

Vista Home Basic really is BASIC with almost all the useful programs and applications taken out of it.

In fact if the you see this chart here (provided by Microsoft) which compares the editions you see they can only find three ticks to put in the Home Basic Column,

There are 13 ticks in the Home Premium column.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/choose.mspx


To be frank theres nothing on that list that I would miss.
#5
adam2116

but i cant find a laptop with 2gb Ram and a semperon or core2duo processor and Vista premium sub £300!


The Vostro 1510 will be about £282 this afternoon with 2GB Ram 1.8 C2D and Home Premium

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/191408/dell-vostro-1510-1-8ghz-c2d-2gb-160
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#6
Personally i use the 10% discount to get xp on any lappy, now that dell have decided to charge for it.
:( extremly poor decision on dell side imo. lost a sale here.
#7
guilbert53
Well I would not buy either as they only have Vista Home Basic on them.
I would try to find one with Vista Home Premium on it.
Vista Home Basic really is BASIC with almost all the useful programs and applications taken out of it.
In fact if the you see this chart here (provided by Microsoft) which compares the editions you see they can only find three ticks to put in the Home Basic Column,
There are 13 ticks in the Home Premium column.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/choose.mspx

Thanks for the link. There’s isn’t much there that I would miss. I like Aero but I wouldn’t pay £20 + VAT to use it. The MCE trimmings are handy on a desktop but on a laptop they will be used much less often I suspect.
#8
Fenton98
Personally i use the 10% discount to get xp on any lappy, now that dell have decided to charge for it. :( extremly poor decision on dell side imo. lost a sale here.

Dell used to offer XP Home at the same price as Vista Home Basic on some machines but I think Microsoft has stopped manufacturers’ from doing that any more so the only way to get XP now seems to be if you choose Vista Business and go for the dual disc XP Pro/Vista Business setup which costs a lot more. So it’s not Dell’s fault but MS.

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