Dell Studio 15 Hi end Laptop. i5-520M, 6gig, 500GB, 1GB graphics, Win7 64bit, 6 cell. £693 or less delivered - HotUKDeals
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305-N0055813 Home site - Best price £693.56 Delivered.
Studio 15(N0055813)

Intel Core i5-520M (2.4GHz, 4 Threads, turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz, 3MB cache)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
6144MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x4096 + 1x2048]
500GB (5400RPM) Serial ATA Hard Drive
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD5470 Graphics Card
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
McAfee Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - English
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Silver chainlink palm rest ' with Black Chainlink cover only
90W AC Adaptor
Studio 1558 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera
Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
15.6" High Definition (1366x768) WLED
Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software
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#1
hmm, sorry Mike, don't think that is that great a deal. Yes it's got 6Gb memory and a 1Gb graphics card but not many people really need that. This looks a better buy to me http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N0055803&dgc=AF&cid=5212&lid=122756&acd=1c1fb4812c2234abf64132154e7d8016 (£503 with the 5% discount).
Performance wise there isn't a great deal of difference between the 430 and the 520 I5's
#2
I don't know how great the deal is, but I would recommend maxing out the warranty options rather than taking them all down! These Dells are super flimsy! That may be the case with all recent laptops, I don't know, but you better not even close the lid too hard or your screen is destroyed. And I'm not putting this laptop down, as we have Dells and will buy another one this year -- and we'll get every warranty available.
#3
Skibster
I don't know how great the deal is, but I would recommend maxing out the warranty options rather than taking them all down! These Dells are super flimsy! That may be the case with all recent laptops, I don't know, but you better not even close the lid too hard or your screen is destroyed. And I'm not putting this laptop down, as we have Dells and will buy another one this year -- and we'll get every warranty available.


I dissagree that these are flimsy, the studio laptops are very well built in comparison to the cheaper Inspiron laptops...
#4
This is not a bad deal, but I have just got a Sony Vaio VPCCW2S1E which has 4GB ram, i3 Processor and GT330 Graphics for £670 minus 5% discount, plus £20 quidco from currys.
#5
This is a very nice laptop but Dell and other manufacturers should really supply all their laptops with Blu-Ray players at least. They offer upgrades and charge a fortune. Surely they are not that much more expensive to produce. This is a top laptop and probably has HDMI but without Blu-Ray what's the point?
#6
Decent laptop but pricey.

Holding out for a deal similar to this one found last week...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/621908/dell-studio-17-with-i5-430m-4096mb £626
Has a arguably better spec (for most uses) for less, but expired.
#7
southwell65
This is a very nice laptop but Dell and other manufacturers should really supply all their laptops with Blu-Ray players at least. They offer upgrades and charge a fortune. Surely they are not that much more expensive to produce. This is a top laptop and probably has HDMI but without Blu-Ray what's the point?


Not every1 has blu ray or wants to pay the extra to have it in their laptops.
Also have heard that Dell have had some problems with their blu ray drives in the studios... might explain why a blu ray drive is not even offered as a selectable upgrade
#8
I would prefer:

N0055811 at £649 (before discounts/quidco), shows as £597.55 in the basket!
Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz (turbo up to 2.8GHz)
15.6in High Definition (1366x768) WLED
4096MB RAM
320GB
1GB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 5470

Would prefer to pay less for a Core i5 laptop without the 6GB, which isn't really needed on that kind of spec.
#9
tickedon
I would prefer:

N0055811 at £649 (before discounts/quidco), shows as £597.55 in the basket!
Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz (turbo up to 2.8GHz)
15.6in High Definition (1366x768) WLED
4096MB RAM
320GB
1GB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 5470

Would prefer to pay less for a Core i5 laptop without the 6GB, which isn't really needed on that kind of spec.


Seconded. lol
seems like general consensus on a lot of these posts is that we are wanting a better deal.

Perhaps based on the strength on MikeT's previous scorching Dell deals, ppl are expecting a lot more now!
#10
Skibster
I don't know how great the deal is, but I would recommend maxing out the warranty options rather than taking them all down! These Dells are super flimsy! That may be the case with all recent laptops, I don't know, but you better not even close the lid too hard or your screen is destroyed. And I'm not putting this laptop down, as we have Dells and will buy another one this year -- and we'll get every warranty available.


Seconded. With a desktop, it's less of a risk but with a laptop, much wiser to get a deal which includes a 3-year warranty IMHO.
[mod]#11
Animons;8075467
Seconded. lol
seems like general consensus on a lot of these posts is that we are wanting a better deal.

Perhaps based on the strength on MikeT's previous scorching Dell deals, ppl are expecting a lot more now!


I keep hoping for better things from Dell too. They do seem to have tightened up on the "real stonking bargains"
Even misprices seem now to get fixed before I can even post them.
They would do better imo to cut the profits back and sell larger volumes.
#12
doesnt seem to be any decent dell deals (cheap i5) about at the minute. This is good but its very high spec. Do you think its worth my while waiting till the next batch of offers comes out?
#13
tickedon
I would prefer:

N0055811 at £649 (before discounts/quidco), shows as £597.55 in the basket!
Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz (turbo up to 2.8GHz)
15.6in High Definition (1366x768) WLED
4096MB RAM
320GB
1GB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 5470

Would prefer to pay less for a Core i5 laptop without the 6GB, which isn't really needed on that kind of spec.


monster machine for this price...i remember a few years back you wouldn't get such a good spec (top equivalent to those days) for £600-£700

hot hot hot...if only it was :santa:
#14
plus the delivery times are awful.

I order my studio 15 about 2 weeks ago and it still says I have 4 weeks to wait.

Makes me wonder if a better deal will appear in the meantime. (and hopefully Fast Track too)
#15
luvadealme
plus the delivery times are awful.

I order my studio 15 about 2 weeks ago and it still says I have 4 weeks to wait.

Makes me wonder if a better deal will appear in the meantime. (and hopefully Fast Track too)


Wow, I didn't know it could take that long. It took two weeks for the one we got last year and that felt like forever. Not sure I could stand a 6-week wait, lol.
#16
luvadealme
plus the delivery times are awful.

I order my studio 15 about 2 weeks ago and it still says I have 4 weeks to wait.

Makes me wonder if a better deal will appear in the meantime. (and hopefully Fast Track too)


I had the same problem, ordered a Studio 15 on Feb 24th, they said it would be delivered on 11th march then i got another e-mail to say the order had been re-processed and would now be estimated on 6th April at which point i'd had enough and cancelled my order.
#17
I ordered a Studio 15 i5 yesterday and have a delivery date of 25/3 and it's currently 'in production'
#18
6 week waiting thats mental!! im assuming they take money from you on day 1. so if you cancel after a month when a better deal comes along what happens?
#19
killie99
I ordered a Studio 15 i5 yesterday and have a delivery date of 25/3 and it's currently 'in production'


Mine is still ''work in progress', do you mind me asking what Evalue code you used/ configuration.

I did add backlit keyboard so wonder if that is slowing it down?
#20
markymark34
doesnt seem to be any decent dell deals (cheap i5) about at the minute. This is good but its very high spec. Do you think its worth my while waiting till the next batch of offers comes out?


cheapest i5 inspiron 15 is around £440 http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N0056407&dgc=AF&cid=5212&lid=122756&acd=97b6cc723bb7ebb61f7c28cb9e28de70
and the cheapest i5 studio is £503 http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=N0055803&dgc=AF&cid=5212&lid=122756&acd=7493a06373a33da624e4fe64ae0a43b8
#21
TheCaptain
I dissagree that these are flimsy, the studio laptops are very well built in comparison to the cheaper Inspiron laptops...


You may be right, we have Inspirons so I don't know from personal experience. But the first time a tech guy came out to fix my husband's laptop, he told us the new laptops were all flimsy, and I was better off keeping my old Inspiron and just upgrading the RAM (I had mentioned I was thinking of getting a new one). I also read in a forum someone complaining of how flimsy his Studio laptop was. So I just bought more ram and my 4+ year-old Inspiron is still doing fine, definitely sterner stuff than hubby's newer Inspiron. But a shiny new machine is tempting, so I keep an eye on the deals even though I'm a bit reluctant to let loose of the old one, lol.
#22
luvadealme
Mine is still ''work in progress', do you mind me asking what Evalue code you used/ configuration.

I did add backlit keyboard so wonder if that is slowing it down?


I ordered N0055803 and changed the display to the true HD panel (1920 x 1080)
#23
The screen covers the fan, which then causes it to over heat.. I had XPS version, sent it back several times.. I got money back in the end. This is well documented issue.. even on their own site! Great laptop otherwise! same they never put the fan on the side etc
#24
killie99
I ordered N0055803 and changed the display to the true HD panel (1920 x 1080)


Interesting, screen upgrade was £70 right?

I was wondering what to upgarde now, as RAM etc can always be added at later date, but screen cannot really be changed that easily.

anyone recommend any other must have studio upgrades?
#25
luvadealme
plus the delivery times are awful.

I order my studio 15 about 2 weeks ago and it still says I have 4 weeks to wait.

Makes me wonder if a better deal will appear in the meantime. (and hopefully Fast Track too)


If it's like mine (a fortnight or so ago), they'll probably ring v soon and deliver it next day. I had < 24 hours notice from the delivery date coming forward by exactly 4 weeks. Madness. But in a good way, just annoying for first 2 weeks...
#26
markymark34
6 week waiting thats mental!! im assuming they take money from you on day 1. so if you cancel after a month when a better deal comes along what happens?


No, they didn't take my money on day 1. Without logging onto banking, was prob ~ a week.
#27
10% Quidco on this now if you don't use a voucher?
#28
I ordered a studio 15. Waited a few weeks. 1 working day before it was supposed to be delivered they cancelled it saying there was a conflict between components. I can go back and order the same machine, but it's £300 more now.

Couldn't get to the bottom of it!
#29
Does a 4gb and 2gb Ram dimm activate dual channel? I always assumed they had to be the same size.
#30
luvadealme
Interesting, screen upgrade was £70 right?

I was wondering what to upgarde now, as RAM etc can always be added at later date, but screen cannot really be changed that easily.

anyone recommend any other must have studio upgrades?


I love the higher res screens. I had an Inspiron 6000 with a 1920 x 1200 screen, why can't you get that size of screen anymore?
Not any other must have's for me, everything else can be easily upgraded later on.
#31
david1274
Seconded. With a desktop, it's less of a risk but with a laptop, much wiser to get a deal which includes a 3-year warranty IMHO.


Never EVER buy one of these with a 3 year warranty....

ALWAYS just take the one year warranty then when the warranty is due to expire ring them and barter with them to extend the warranty...

When I bought my Studio 1735 off them just over a year ago it was going to cost an extra £90 to upgrade to a 3 year warranty...

by waiting until the warranty had nearly expired and then refusing to pay the £90 they wanted, I managed to get them all the way down to only £35 to extend the warranty for another 2 years...

Better with the money in my pocket than theirs...
#32
TheCaptain
Never EVER buy one of these with a 3 year warranty....

ALWAYS just take the one year warranty then when the warranty is due to expire ring them and barter with them to extend the warranty...

When I bought my Studio 1735 off them just over a year ago it was going to cost an extra £90 to upgrade to a 3 year warranty...

by waiting until the warranty had nearly expired and then refusing to pay the £90 they wanted, I managed to get them all the way down to only £35 to extend the warranty for another 2 years...

Better with the money in my pocket than theirs...


when did you renew your warranty? as they won't go any lower then £90 for me.
#33
luvadealme
Mine is still ''work in progress', do you mind me asking what Evalue code you used/ configuration.

I did add backlit keyboard so wonder if that is slowing it down?


Theres been a whole bunch of studio's cancelled due to a configuration cockup. People have had orders cancelled and then recreated.

Have a look at this thread:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=464232
#34
£50 pounds cashback from cashbackkings for Dell Laptops
#35
southwell65
This is a very nice laptop but Dell and other manufacturers should really supply all their laptops with Blu-Ray players at least. They offer upgrades and charge a fortune. Surely they are not that much more expensive to produce. This is a top laptop and probably has HDMI but without Blu-Ray what's the point?


*Cough*

Maybe it is something Dell has added in the last few hours, but if you click through the various stages (or go to List View) then I see the options:

DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software [Included in Price]
Blu-Ray Disc (BDRW) Rewritable Drive (BD Read & Write) drive including software [add £280.00 or £9/month]
Blu-Ray ROM Drive (read/write CD/DVD & read Blu-Ray Disc) [add £100.00 or £3/month]
#36
Zad
*Cough*

Maybe it is something Dell has added in the last few hours, but if you click through the various stages (or go to List View) then I see the options:

DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software [Included in Price]
Blu-Ray Disc (BDRW) Rewritable Drive (BD Read & Write) drive including software [add £280.00 or £9/month]
Blu-Ray ROM Drive (read/write CD/DVD & read Blu-Ray Disc) [add £100.00 or £3/month]


only just been added as an option
#37
anyone order this and get quidco cashback? mine has not tracked even though payment was taken on 1st March.

Laptop hopefully delivered today! So 16 days delivery (less 30 days quoted)
#38
sorry to dig up this old thread. will popping an SSD into my one of these speed it up significantly? If so , can someone point me in the right direction?

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