Dell Studio 15 notebook. 2.40Ghz C2D, 3gig, 320GB, dvdrw, 256meg graphics, 6 cell, Premium. £496 delivered or less. - HotUKDeals
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Dell Studio 15 notebook. 2.40Ghz C2D, 3gig, 320GB, dvdrw, 256meg graphics, 6 cell, Premium. £496 delivered or less. £496.10

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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.

Use the attached voucher for this price-expires tonight midnight.

305-N0353504 Home site - Best price £496.10 Delivered.
Studio 15 (N0353504)

Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40Ghz, 3MB, 1066MHz)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English
3072MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1x2048 + 1x1024]
320GB (5.400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Fixed Internal DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software
256MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3450
2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA WLED (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11 a/b/g/n 1X2) 1/2 MiniCard
90W AC Adaptor
Studio 1537 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
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#1
Not brill to be honest cos i got the the same spec from Dell outlet for £340 just over a month ago, it only had a a 250gb hard drive, slightly slower cpu but still c2d and was a better chasis (1537 i think) and had the same gfx etc etc.
#2
if i'm not mistaken, isn't that a very fast cpu and lower power consumption?
#3
kobirulali
Not brill to be honest cos i got the the same spec from Dell outlet for £340 just over a month ago, it only had a a 250gb hard drive, slightly slower cpu but still c2d and was a better chasis (1537 i think) and had the same gfx etc etc.

That’s a particularly good price for that spec on the Outlet so isn’t indicative of what others would pay so I can’t say that has much relevance to this deal.

I think it’s a good price as Intel charge a lot to upgrade the CPU to 2.4GHz and for people that want this spec I think it’s hard to find it below £500.
#4
excellent price/performance ratio...
penryn core2 duo is almost best on market.
would have preferred nvidia graphics tho...

...dont forget quidcon
#5
Heat added to take it to the front page. Yes that processor is awesome, and it's hard to find a spec like this for this price now.
#6
I have a Studio laptop in lovely Ruby Red and it is a great laptop.

I had issues with my first one though, which was manufactured to an extremely poor standard. On receiving the laptop it wouldn't charge, after a replacement power supply they agreed to send out an engineer to replace the motherboard, who couldn't as the screw heads had been stripped during assembly.

It then took Dell a month to exchange it for a brand new one - but this one is smashing.

I wouldn't say my experience put me off it, I just got a dodgy one. Dell stuff is top notch generally.
#7
Nicely priced. CPU by itself is around 150 if not more.
Not sure how you can have Dual channel with 3GB. Shouldn't memory sticks match for dual channel?
#8
balluji

would have preferred nvidia graphics tho...


Not sure how anyone can say that, with the recent Nvidia graphics fiasco.

I wouldn't buy integrated Nvidia graphics without a three year warranty being thrown in for free, frankly. Even then I'd pick ATI over Nvidia if they were being offered side by side.
#9
when I clicked on the link it says the price is for £549, did the price go up?
#10
mo_j90
when I clicked on the link it says the price is for £549, did the price go up?


Voucher takes your 10% off
#11
wild_quinine;4676552
Not sure how anyone can say that, with the recent Nvidia graphics fiasco.

I wouldn't buy integrated Nvidia graphics without a three year warranty being thrown in for free, frankly. Even then I'd pick ATI over Nvidia if they were being offered side by side.


I'd still prefer an Nvidia too. Being a Linux user, ATI suck when it comes to drivers. If you're using Linux, always get Nvidia.
#12
wolfman
I'd still prefer an Nvidia too. Being a Linux user, ATI suck when it comes to drivers. If you're using Linux, always get Nvidia.


Well, can't argue with that. But what do you need 3D graphics for in Linux?

(I know, I know, don't flame me! I'm just pulling an old rib. :) )

I seriously don't trust the 8xxx gen nvidia cards, because nvidia are the only people who know how bad it is, and they've lied something like three straight times in a row. I would hold off rather than buy an 8xxx series nvidia laptop.
#13
I am on the look out for a new laptop (and love the usual threads that follow every laptop post, dual core vs core 2 duo, ati vs nvidia etc) but one reason for going for Dell is they offer that 4 year warantee.....the post says to remove it (obvioulsy for the low price), but isn't that a big positive for goin for Dells? or is there another way to get a good warentee on a alternate laptop (i.e. HP or Samsung etc)?

Being a desktop user, I might be getting over worried about converting soley to a laptop, but I do hear they breakdown after a couple of years.....

Hot deal by the way!
#14
i agree

i love dell warranty. I bought my latitude d800 5yrs ago, and after 2.5 yrs of usage, i accidentally killed the hdd. while the engineer was repairing the unit, he broke one of the plastic part, but not replaceable, as it was considered as an end of life product

few wks later, i was given the latest core 2 duo chip, dedicated graphic card, top of the range spec FREE OF CHARGE with accidental damage cover.

i had issues with the first unit, for not able to start up, 2nd unit not able to start up after 3 days (yes a lot of issues), and been using the 3rd unit since.

but, whenever i have any problem, i get my unit fixed or replaced FOC next business day onsite (not quite next business day) even if i damaged it, dell will replace it under product warranty.

recently, i ate my hdd again for breakfast. instead of giving me a normal 5400rpm hdd, i am now given a 7200rpm + drop sensor hdd. marvellous
#15
ariecol


few wks later, i was given the latest core 2 duo chip, dedicated graphic card, top of the range spec FREE OF CHARGE with accidental damage cover.



Extended warentee AND accidental damage? must have set you back a bit? £300 for both?
#16
Not a bad deal. I picked up a similar spec'd Studio 1537 from Dell about 3 weeks ago for £575 with 3 year warranty. I've only one problem with it and thats the shockingly poor speakers. The sound reproduction is weak and everything lacks bass and sounds tinny. Not a problem if you use headphones, which is what I've resorted to doing. Otherwise a lovely machine.

I also highly recommend a 3 year warranty, I only bought the Studio 15 laptop because my 2 1/2 year old XPS M1710's laptop graphics card gave up and I only had a 1 year warranty. This graphics card problem is a known fault but Dell wouldn't do anything about it because the laptop was out of warranty. Shocking really because I spent and absolute fortune on it and it still was performing beautifully when the graphics card went bust.
#17
Its worth noteing that the newer version of the studio 15 (1555) is due to launch in the USA on the 28th of this month. Its been available in India and Singapore for about a month. UK shouldn't be far behind.

It has a better GPU and 16:9 wide WLED screen, + about 5cm smaller form factor although no I/R receiver/remote.

Check out the specs and comparison on youtube.

Not cold but I'd rather wait for the newer model.
suspended#18
pretty decent price, shame the low-mid priced laptops arent including bluray readers yet:(
#19
Bwooce
Extended warentee AND accidental damage? must have set you back a bit? £300 for both?


FREE :thumbsup:
the whole unit is free inc. of the warranty + accidental damage
#20
hajj_3
pretty decent price, shame the low-mid priced laptops arent including bluray readers yet:(


Blu ray prices are dropping but with no native bluray support from Microsoft in Windows 7 I'd be surprised to see BluRay in laptops as standard in the near future.
1 Like #21
CTPAHHIK
Not sure how you can have Dual channel with 3GB. Shouldn't memory sticks match for dual channel?

The answer is both Yes and No as some Intel chipsets allow dual channel operation with unmatched RAM sticks up to a point.

5.2.1.1 Intel Flex Memory Technology (Dual-Channel Interleaved Mode with Unequal Memory Population)
The GMCH supports Interleaved addressing in dual-channel memory configurations even when the two channels have unequal amounts of memory populated. This is called Intel Flex Memory Technology. Intel Flex Memory Technology provides higher performance with different sized channel populations than Asymmetric mode (where no interleaving is used) by allowing some interleaving. The memory addresses up to the twice the size of the smaller SO-DIMM are Interleaved on a 64-B boundary using address Bit 6 (including any XOR-ing already used in Interleaved mode). Above this, the rest of the address space is assigned to the remaining memory in the larger channel. Figure 7 shows various configurations of memory populations.

I hope that clears it up. :-D
#22
Agharta
The answer is both Yes and No as some Intel chipsets allow dual channel operation with unmatched RAM sticks up to a point.


Massively informative, and so succinct. Rep added.
#23
wild_quinine
Massively informative, and so succinct. Rep added.

There are people at Intel that speak like that all the time. :) I copied it from an Intel spec sheet partly out of laziness and also because it’s faintly amusing.

The truly succinct version is that the first 2GB of RAM will be used in dual channel mode when using a system with a 1 and 2 GB stick.
banned#24
wild_quinine
Not sure how anyone can say that, with the recent Nvidia graphics fiasco.

I wouldn't buy integrated Nvidia graphics without a three year warranty being thrown in for free, frankly. Even then I'd pick ATI over Nvidia if they were being offered side by side.


What problem have Dell with VOODOO cards ?????

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