As Brains' post notes, model N0053504 can be had for £18 less (476.10) and a better spec - a T6500 CPU (2.1GHz vs 2.0) and 320GB HDD). I've updated the title, direct link & price of this post. Rep to him, not me ;)
I was asked by a mate for recommendations for a gaming laptop with a budget of £500. After checking the usual Acers etc I had a quick check on Dell and ended up looking at the Studio 15 range.
Model N0053502, when upgraded from the default T4200 Dual core to the T6400 Core 2 Duo (a £70 option) and everything else is left standard, goes into the basket at £549, an instant saving of £180 (plus another £20 as free delivery).
Not bad, thinks I, but it's still over budget..... With nothing to lose but 10 seconds of my time I figured I'd try the discount code MikeT posted for '10% off All Studio, Inspiron & XPS orders over £699' : 10K6ZZV77HTBS1
It was accepted! Another £54.90 knocked off! Total price delivered was now £494.10. The discrete graphics card is far better than the nVidia 9300M in similarly priced laptops let alone the onboard Intel 4500 chipsets.
As a bonus you get a free Windows 7 upgrade once it's released so you're not stuck with Vista for too long ;)
CPU - T6400 Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
RAM - 4GB DDR2 (2x 2GB) - 2GB Free offer expires 08/07
HDD - 250GB 5400rpm SATA
VGA - 512mb ATi HD4570m
Screen - 15.6" 1366x768 WLED + 2MP webcam
WIFI - 802.11 b/g
Optical - DVD+/-RW Slot loader
OS - M$ Vista Home Premium x64 - free Windows 7 upgrade eligible
Battery - 6 Cell 56 WHr
PSU - 90W AC Adaptor
Warranty - 1Yr Limited Collect & Return
Possible 4% quidco to be had as well!