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Dell New Vostro A860 Notebook. 2.13Ghz Cel 560, 1gig, 120GB, combo, Vista basic, £251 delivered £251.45

£251.45 @ Dell (Business)
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell deals right through to checkout for final pricing. These are pretty much pre configured low cost notebooks destined to … Read More
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Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell deals right through to checkout for final pricing.

These are pretty much pre configured low cost notebooks destined to take the V1000 place I think. 3 models in the range costing £251, £286 and £327 delivered.

305-N0986001 Small Business site - Best price £251.45 Delivered.
Vostro A860 NB(N0986001)

Intel Celeron 560 (2.13GHz, 1M L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 - English
1024MB (1x1024) 667MHz DDR2 Single Channel
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Dell Wireless (802.11 b/g) MiniPCI Card
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
Primary 4-cell 31 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Fixed Internal 8x DVD / 24x CDRW Combo Slot Load Drive with Software
15.4" Widescreen WXGA Display
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite - No Upgrade Selected
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#2
it says 15.6 screen. that right??
[mod]#3
Well its either 15.4 or 15.6" cant really make up their minds can they ;-)
#4
Any opinions on this? I can't seem to find any reviews, too new maybe:?
#5
I must admit the base spec celeron is actually a decent dual core celly and should be ideal for decent surfing, office, streaming applications. For £250inc delivered that is a stunning price point, an extra gig of ram wouldn't hurt though but for a cheap and cheerful lappie this looks stonking value will blast those atom powered netbooks out of the water.

Rob H
#6
Can anyone tell which graphics it comes with? X3100? or GMA950?
#7
from the specs on dell website it states x3100 graphics so pretty decent graphics for this pricepoint.

Rob H
[mod]#8
ro888;2913351
Can anyone tell which graphics it comes with? X3100? or GMA950?


Here are all the manuals with tech specs:
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vosA860/en/index.htm
#9
A Celeron M and a 4 cell battery is not a good combination.
I bought a Vostro 1500 on the Dell Outlet with a Celeron M 550 2GHz and the battery life was disappointing and it ran really hot. I swapped it out for a Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz and the power consumption at idle dropped by 4.5W and the CPU temp dropped by over 20C.
4.5W might not sound a lot but when plugged into an external monitor the difference at idle for the laptop without screen was 10W v 14.5W which is a massive difference percentage wise and explains why the CPU temp dropped so much. The Core 2 Duo runs the FSB at 800 and RAM at 667 versus 533 and 533 for the Celeron so the difference for the CPU itself is likely more than 4.5W
So a Core 2 Duo with a 6 cell battery would give roughly 80 to 100% more battery life than a Celeron with a 4 cell battery at idle. Considering some of the deals around recently for a C2D with a 6 cell battery, DVD-writer etc for nearer £300 this is cold for me.
#10
pcworks
I must admit the base spec celeron is actually a decent dual core celly and should be ideal for decent surfing, office, streaming applications. For £250inc delivered that is a stunning price point, an extra gig of ram wouldn't hurt though but for a cheap and cheerful lappie this looks stonking value will blast those atom powered netbooks out of the water.

Rob H


Horses for courses.

When I purchased my Acer Aspire One, it was because it was such a small size and low weight. I don't need all the features that this laptop offers to surf the web and check my e-mails away from home.
The screen is almost 2 x the size of my net book, more than double the weight and 35% more expensive than the £185 that I paid for my Acer.

I know which one I would rather have in my hand baggage!

I also would not purchase a Humvee for running around a busy city, when a Mini is more suited for the job ;-)
#11
not a good deal they had the vostro 1510 with a 1.8 c2d for 210 last week
#12
flatpro
not a good deal they had the vostro 1510 with a 1.8 c2d for 210 last week

Surely you mean £310.
#13
deathtrap3000
Surely you mean £310.


Lets hope so :whistling:
#14
I see dvd x 8.... But does this come with a DVD burner??
#15
ftpdoo
I see dvd x 8.... But does this come with a DVD burner??

No, it's a combo 8x DVD-ROM CD-RW.
#16
Mmmmmm, Intel Celery.
#17
really great price if you can accept some minus points;

vista really needs 2gig ram otherwise will run slow
its a dvdrom and not dvdrewriter
a minimum 6cell battery is needed for anyone who wants more than 45mins away from the mains!
#18
ftpdoo
I see dvd x 8.... But does this come with a DVD burner??


Agharta
No, it's a combo 8x DVD-ROM CD-RW.


pmcx9
really great price if you can accept some minus points;

vista really needs 2gig ram otherwise will run slow
its a dvdrom and not dvdrewriter
a minimum 6cell battery is needed for anyone who wants more than 45mins away from the mains!


I would have thought it's a 8 speed DVD writer :?

Edit: Sorry yep DVD rom for the cheapest one, DVD writer for the next one with pentium dual core processor
#19
I would have thought the next one up for £286 is better overall value, as it is C2D, 6-cell battery, and DVD writer.
#20
collins355
I would have thought the next one up for £286 is better overall value, as it is C2D, 6-cell battery, and DVD writer.


can't seem to get that price??? are you including VAT?
#21
Small_h
can't seem to get that price??? are you including VAT?


I got same price with vat.

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&kc=N4XA8602&l=en&oc=N0986002&rbc=N0986002&s=bsd
#22
Or the next one up is that a better deal at £327.83

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&kc=N4XA8603&l=en&oc=N0986003&rbc=N0986003&s=bsd

Components
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite - No Upgrade Selected
Also Includes
Vostro Laptop ODM A860 Order - UK
A860 ODM Config 8 UK
Intel® Pentium Dual Core T2390 (1.86GHz, 1M L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
15.4" Widescreen WXGA Display
Black without Camera
2048MB (1x2048) 667MHz DDR2 Single Channel
160GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software
Primary 6-cell 47 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Dell™ Wireless (802.11 b/g) MiniPCI Card
Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth® Module
Genuine Windows® Vista7#153; Business with Service Pack 1 - English
Declined CompleteCare
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
#24
Needing a basic laptop, can anyone tell me the differnece between the Vostro 1510 and this one Is it just a redesigned case? Also is the celleron more battery efficient than the duel core?
#25
BeerGoggles
is the celleron more battery efficient than the duel core?

Agharta
A Celeron M and a 4 cell battery is not a good combination.
I bought a Vostro 1500 on the Dell Outlet with a Celeron M 550 2GHz and the battery life was disappointing and it ran really hot. I swapped it out for a Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz and the power consumption at idle dropped by 4.5W and the CPU temp dropped by over 20C.
4.5W might not sound a lot but when plugged into an external monitor the difference at idle for the laptop without screen was 10W v 14.5W which is a massive difference percentage wise and explains why the CPU temp dropped so much. The Core 2 Duo runs the FSB at 800 and RAM at 667 versus 533 and 533 for the Celeron so the difference for the CPU itself is likely more than 4.5W
So a Core 2 Duo with a 6 cell battery would give roughly 80 to 100% more battery life than a Celeron with a 4 cell battery at idle. Considering some of the deals around recently for a C2D with a 6 cell battery, DVD-writer etc for nearer £300 this is cold for me.
#26
Thanks for info, its strange how the Duo is a faster processor yet consumes less. Learn something everyday... :thumbsup:
#27
Im after a sub £400 computer for my hosemates first laptop.

Which would be better for a young lady wanting to surf and light usage the £327.83 dell talked about on this thread or the HP 6720s previously listed on the site:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/237628/hp-6720s-business-laptop-c2dt5670-2/

Also the cheaper of these 2 Dells has a 2.13Ghz processor while the pricier one only has a 1.86Ghz processor. Is the pricers Dells chip a better chip or are you getting less for more money??
#28
The weight of it is only 2.11KG for the 6 cell £327 model.

Amazingly light for a 15.6" laptop.
Both good value but the extra gets you a better battery, a better Vista, Bluetooth, bigger hard disk and 1GB of extra Ram.
#29
something odd has happened here.

the 1st 2 are still priced as per the OP, £251 and £286 but the 3rd one is now £345 odd.
i checked this afternoon and it was showing at £327. i was just off to order one :?
any ideas?

p.s
is this as good as any in the £350.00 bracket? i know it comes with vista business, would there be anything comparible on the "home" range?

thank you.
#30
Tempting I'm after a Laptop under £300, however the other one for £310 is tempting which has been posted..
#31
pfpf
something odd has happened here.

the 1st 2 are still priced as per the OP, £251 and £286 but the 3rd one is now £345 odd.
i checked this afternoon and it was showing at £327. i was just off to order one :?
any ideas?

p.s
is this as good as any in the £350.00 bracket? i know it comes with vista business, would there be anything comparible on the "home" range?

thank you.


The middle priced one has gone up as well its £298.45 but OP is still £251
#32
Hey does anyone know how to get the A860 with Linux?

When i go to United Kingdom >Small & Medium Business >Laptop Computers > Vostro
It clearly says A860 has "Linux or Vista® Home Basic or Windows Vista® Business"

Yet on selecting it, all give
"Operating System[RIGHT][URL="javascript:winopen('/content/learnmore/learnmore.aspx/hmc_os_commercial?c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&l=en&s=bsd&~lt=popup','Main','WIDTH=595,HEIGHT=400,RESIZABLE=YES,SCROLLBARS=YES,TOOLBAR=YES,LEFT=0,TOP=20');"]http://i.dell.com/images/global/brand/icons/help.gif[/URL]
[/RIGHT]
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic SP1 - English"

Thanks
[mod] 1 Like #33
Morenenth;2982603
Hey does anyone know how to get the A860 with Linux?

When i go to United Kingdom >Small & Medium Business >Laptop Computers > Vostro
It clearly says A860 has "Linux or Vista® Home Basic or Windows Vista® Business"

Yet on selecting it, all give
"Operating System[RIGHT]http://i.dell.com/images/global/brand/icons/help.gif
[/RIGHT]
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic SP1 - English"

Thanks


You cant have whats not offered here in the UK. These are preconfigured and only come with Vista basic or Business dependent on model chosen.
The blurb offering it with Linux is a world wide statement and as yet it seems the UK is not worthy of that flavour.
Look in the driver section on Dells site for supported OS for the A860 and you will see only Vista mentioned so I would say its def a none starter for now.

You could call them and ask of course.
#34
k, thanks, it is strange that they would put the worldwide statement on the uk description though
[mod]#35
Some strange pricing on these today at Dell. If you were thinking of going for one I would suggest the pricing may be about to go up.

2 of the original 3 flavours have already increased in price since I posted the deals, but today Dell have relisted all the range with new ecodes and raised pricing.

We now have N0986001 @ £251.45 and the same spec N0986004 for £286.70
N0986002 @ £298.45 and the same spec N0986005 for £333.70
N0986003 @ £351.33 and the same spec N0986006 for £374.83

So it wouldnt suprise me to see the lower priced ecodes removed soon.
#36
The lowest priced model is now £257.32 - use E-value code: N1086001

(or the same one for £35.25 more using E-value code: N1086004 :?)
#37
Premier;3107382
The lowest priced model is now £257.32 - use E-value code: N1086001

(or the same one for £35.25 more using E-value code: N1086004 :?)


can anybody tell me how i put the e value code into the box as cant get it to work tehre is two boxes
[mod]#38
marko4ever24;3107905
can anybody tell me how i put the e value code into the box as cant get it to work tehre is two boxes


Just put any letter you like in the first box (no spaces) and the code N1086001 again with no leading or trailing spaces into the second box.

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