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Dell - save up to £350 on notebooks ENDS TODAY £299.00

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banned8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
Stumbled across this a minute ago

Seems like a good deal on the face of it if your looking for a reasonably priced laptop
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#1
The middle ones are OK but the last Dell notebook i looked at had a poor screen, what are these like?
#2
I must be mad, cant find where it says this?

Is there a specific link?
#3
Its only on the XPS which start at £1299 so you get £350 off that.

rest have smaller discounts

Voted Cold. Its just like a normal deal Dell do.
#4
This is the direct link (I couldn't get through initially either).

XPS is still stupidly over-priced (IMO) and not value for money, others are not bad.
#5
Lol, XPS comes with bluray hence the high price
#6
Rshole
Lol, XPS comes with bluray hence the high price


True but you can get an Inspiron with practically identical technical specs (that you can configure) and enable the blu-ray option for an extra £250 (which you can get cheaper yourself) for LESS than the £970 or whatever the XPS costs even with this discount.

With the resolution of the screen offered with that XPS system there is no-way you will be watching HD movies on it (or atleast gain the benefits of HD) and most people don't want Blu-Ray anyway so it shouldn't be forced on people.
#7
The deal on the XPS 1520 is the only way you can get Blu-Ray in a 15" laptop online because you're not given the Blu-Ray opton with the 6400's and you're not given the option of a good enough graphics card with the 1520 and 1525's. So this is a good deal. The only way that you can get Blu-Ray cheaper is if you go for the 1720 deal posted by Mike. It's a cracking deal and after quidco and the 10% off you can get it for under £800.
#8
carleast
The deal on the XPS 1520 is the only way you can get Blu-Ray in a 15" laptop online because you're not given the Blu-Ray opton with the 6400's and you're not given the option of a good enough graphics card with the 1520 and 1525's. So this is a good deal. The only way that you can get Blu-Ray cheaper is if you go for the 1720 deal posted by Mike. It's a cracking deal and after quidco and the 10% off you can get it for under £800.


Yea I was talking about the 17" option, however the resolution on the 15" screens isn't high enough for full HD anyway and you don't really gain anything from HD on such a small screen.

To be fair though the 8600M offered with the XPS1520 isn't really good enough for any game that came out in the last 18months.
#9
XPS has a new screen technology, LCD backlight is replaced by LED. Which is two letters better.
#10
Morbu
Yea I was talking about the 17" option, however the resolution on the 15" screens isn't high enough for full HD anyway and you don't really gain anything from HD on such a small screen.


This isn't why you would buy it anyway. I would buy it to connect to my plasma. In which case it doesn't matter what screen res is like on the laptop. You'd be crazy to buy Blu-Ray just for use on your laptop screen.
#11
voted hot. £350 off a XPS is a good deal, that is if you want bluray in the first place.

Morbu
To be fair though the 8600M offered with the XPS1520 isn't really good enough for any game that came out in the last 18months.

The 8600M GT from dell is only DDR2 (unlike those from Asus with DDR3, which is far better), but it's still more than capable to play any recent games. According to folks over at the laptopvideo2go forum (great place for mobile graphics drivers), you can get Crysis to run in 1280x800 at medium+ settings with a respectable 25 to 30 fps. Obviously it's nowhere near the performance of 8800M GTX that only came out recently, but it is certainly a good enough card for gaming.

Quite frankly if it can run Crysis, I can't see if it'll struggle to play anything else, period.
#12
Amazing or am I going mad! Via the link, the basic one is £299. Via Quidco, it is £329!
#13
Voted hot even though id spotted deal before id read here :oops: anyhow i was looking at buying the the lower xps m1530 that had the T7250 processor and no blu-ray which tbh im not bothered about but as the more powerful T7500 and blu-ray drive is reduced making it only £90 more its a bargain in comparison :w00t:
I could always use the Hdmi on it to run the Blu-ray on my tv as tbh i doubt there'd be much use of bluray on such small screens imo.
I also will use the Dell 10% discount code to make it cheaper and go through Quidco aswell
#14
Please note: These are good deals, (and I voted hot) but personally I don't think the XPS (even at this low price)is value for money.

lynne1966
Amazing or am I going mad! Via the link, the basic one is £299. Via Quidco, it is £329!


Yea it's a good deal (although says delivery times may be long due to unprecendented demand or something now).

carleast
This isn't why you would buy it anyway. I would buy it to connect to my plasma. In which case it doesn't matter what screen res is like on the laptop. You'd be crazy to buy Blu-Ray just for use on your laptop screen.


Yea i agree with that, but you have to be careful with the output connections of the laptop and input of your TV, I'm not aware of what you get on that laptop but I'd advise you check it very carefully if you plan on outputting to a large screen plasma at HD quality.

mmk1125
voted hot. £350 off a XPS is a good deal, that is if you want bluray in the first place.

The 8600M GT from dell is only DDR2 (unlike those from Asus with DDR3, which is far better), but it's still more than capable to play any recent games. According to folks over at the laptopvideo2go forum (great place for mobile graphics drivers), you can get Crysis to run in 1280x800 at medium+ settings with a respectable 25 to 30 fps. Obviously it's nowhere near the performance of 8800M GTX that only came out recently, but it is certainly a good enough card for gaming.
Quite frankly if it can run Crysis, I can't see if it'll struggle to play anything else, period.


Firstly 25fps isn't respectable (it's practically unplayable), but even so I find it very hard to believe those results considering it would put this card on par with the desktop version of 320MB 8800GTS, which is simply far superior to it. The desktop version of the 8600GTS gets about 15fps in that resolution

Personally my desktop PC's specs is significantly better than this laptop and can barely run Crysis at that Res with medium detail and get a 30+ framerate.

You may also want to add that the user posted this at the top of his post:
Firstly, you need to know, you will got to Overclock your Geforce, and make some good optimisation.
All he has done has turned down all of the settings in the driver tools, so he may be running it in Medium detail in game but it will look like he's playing it on low detail.
#15
hi just bought a dell inspiron 6400 the £349 one but im now worrying about how i go about connecting it to wi fi and what software or hardware i will need i purchased a belkin cable router with the lap top as i have virgin as an isp. would be gratefull if anyone could help me with this.
#16
welsh ham;1436289
hi just bought a dell inspiron 6400 the £349 one but im now worrying about how i go about connecting it to wi fi and what software or hardware i will need i purchased a belkin cable router with the lap top as i have virgin as an isp. would be gratefull if anyone could help me with this.

You should'nt really need any software it will just be setup through Windows you will need a wireless router though to connect to it wireless though.
#17
welsh ham
hi just bought a dell inspiron 6400 the £349 one but im now worrying about how i go about connecting it to wi fi and what software or hardware i will need i purchased a belkin cable router with the lap top as i have virgin as an isp. would be gratefull if anyone could help me with this.


Yea, you can easily configure the wireless card through Windows so don't need to worry about any additional software.

As for the Router simply plug it into your virgin modem and then configure your wireless network with a name and password key etc (it will all be in the set-up guide - only takes about 10minutes). Then in Windows you need to enter the name/password of your wireless network to connect to it.
#18
this is still working today 16-1-08 !!!
[mod]#19
As saver123 says its working today 16th Jan
#20
Is there any free delivery on this model anywhere or is this the best price for this laptop.

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