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Components:
Intel® Core i5-430M (2.26Ghz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.53 GHz, 3MB cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
500GB (5400RPM) Serial ATA Hard Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Graphics Card
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software
Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
15.6" High Definition (1366x768) WLED
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera

Price: £529
5% off code: 6G$J$4ZJLS61CR = £502.55 (code expires 17th Feb)
6% Quidco = £472.40 after cashback

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#1
What's the difference between these wireless LAN card:
Dell Wireless 1520 Half Mini Card (802.11n)
Intel® Wireless LAN 6200 2x2 802.11a/b/g/n card
#2
seems good... how does the processor compare to the highend core 2 duos
#3
Great lappy, I am using mine right now. Mine is the CPW £379 deal which was great but for £150 more to get the i5, more RAM and larger HD and a decent gaming graphics card this is a good deal! Make sure you upgrade to the backlit keyboard. So handy to have!

And you can pick up the BT card on eBay for around £10 shipped and the 3G Modem for £40ish to give you a superb piece of kit.
#4
This is one hell of a deal on a top laptop and is the best spec for price laptop around. Was about to post myself:-D Upgrade the wireless card for a tenner :thumbsup:
#5
direct link?
#7
thanks
#8
seems like a sweet deal... now gotta decided on whether I should get this or spend an extra £80 for a Sony Vaio E....

hmmmmm.... I prefer the keyboard of the sony's though....
#9
I like the Studio keyboard but I LOVE it since I upgraded it to a backlit version. Don't think I could go back to non-backlit. Just so easy to use when in bed, or working away and the sun sets and you didn't notice as you didn't have to turn the lights on!

If you can get the Sony with a backlit keyboard then that makes it a touch choice. Otherwise the Studio with Backlit Keyboard would win.

toughCookie
seems like a sweet deal... now gotta decided on whether I should get this or spend an extra £80 for a Sony Vaio E....

hmmmmm.... I prefer the keyboard of the sony's though....
#10
aerotec
I like the Studio keyboard but I LOVE it since I upgraded it to a backlit version. Don't think I could go back to non-backlit. Just so easy to use when in bed, or working away and the sun sets and you didn't notice as you didn't have to turn the lights on!

If you can get the Sony with a backlit keyboard then that makes it a touch choice. Otherwise the Studio with Backlit Keyboard would win.


Not too sure if the Sony comes with a backlit keyboard, but I just like the well spaced out layout...a bit like the appleMacs.

How is the keyboard on this dell? is it comfortable? Does it leave lots of finger prints? What's the track mouse like too. :thinking:

The difference between this Dell (customised) and the Sony (customised) is about £50 with similar specs (think the Sony has a better graphics card but a 350GB hard disk)
#11
The Dell has the tapered style keys, like a squashed full size keyboard. I love typing on it. The keys are matt so do not leave fingerprints. Sometimes I hit the Caps Lock and not the "A" key but that is more my fat fingers than the keyboard.

The touch pad is excellent. You can scroll up/down or left/right and then just circle your finger so it keeps scrolling. And if you plug in an external mouse by cable, BT etc then you an tell the touchpad to disable.

The better graphics card is good of you are gaming but the default Dell card does just fine for everything else.

toughCookie
Not too sure if the Sony comes with a backlit keyboard, but I just like the well spaced out layout...a bit like the appleMacs.

How is the keyboard on this dell? is it comfortable? Does it leave lots of finger prints? What's the track mouse like too. :thinking:

The difference between this Dell (customised) and the Sony (customised) is about £50 with similar specs (think the Sony has a better graphics card but a 350GB hard disk)
#12
DAMN - Why dont they do a deal on the 17" VERSION!!!!! :(
#13
aerotec;7785397
IDon't think I could go back to non-backlit. Just so easy to use when in bed, or working away and the sun sets and you didn't notice as you didn't have to turn the lights on!


I bought one with custom colour LED backlit keys in Dec (Logitech G110), it was a bit of an expensive gimmick but I wouldn't go back to a standard board :thumbsup:
http://nexus404.com/Blog/2009/10/15/logitech-gaming-keyboard-g110-released-led-backlit-logitech-g110-successor-to-g11-sports-integrated-soundcard-redblue-leds/
#14
sniperpenguin
DAMN - Why dont they do a deal on the 17" VERSION!!!!! :(

Have a look at the link below... They have a i7-720qm for £779

http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/studio-17-deals-comparison-coupons/
#15
But why such a low resolution on the 15.6" screen? 1366x768
I am used to 1400 x 1050 on a 14" and wouldn't want any less... I want 1680 x 1050 next time.
#16
Looking for a new laptop. This looks like a good deal. What's the price of this or a similar spec machine normally? Is it much of a saving?
#17
I bought this a couple of weeks ago. Didn't have the free colour upgrade at the time. Mine is being delivered tomorrow. I also added the following:

15.6 Widescreen Full High Definition (1920X1080) WLED with TrueLife
European Intel Wireless LAN 6200 2x2 (802.11a/b/g/n) Card
Backlit Keyboard

Cost me £626.06 including the 5% discount code.

The reviews are very good but I wish I added the 9-cell battery as I think the 6-cell will only last a few hours.
#18
are these still full of problems?
#19
JIM1973ANDREWS
Looking for a new laptop. This looks like a good deal. What's the price of this or a similar spec machine normally? Is it much of a saving?


Almost identical spec Acer on ebuyer is £600:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/182585
#20
dunkerz
Almost identical spec Acer on ebuyer is £600:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/182585


Also available on Currys for £569 after using 5% off voucher....
#21
Cheers. So it's a pretty good deal. 10 percent off the nearest.
#22
RogueViper101
I bought this a couple of weeks ago. Didn't have the free colour upgrade at the time. Mine is being delivered tomorrow. I also added the following:

15.6 Widescreen Full High Definition (1920X1080) WLED with TrueLife
European Intel Wireless LAN 6200 2x2 (802.11a/b/g/n) Card
Backlit Keyboard

Cost me £626.06 including the 5% discount code.

The reviews are very good but I wish I added the 9-cell battery as I think the 6-cell will only last a few hours.


I would have liked to have upgraded the display and keyboard, as you did, but was stretching my budget as it was to get this.
#23
Can anyone tell me if I buy a Dell from the Home User section, will the invoice have a breakdown of the VAT etc?
#24
nordberg
Can anyone tell me if I buy a Dell from the Home User section, will the invoice have a breakdown of the VAT etc?


You mean a VAT summary as in type and rate...if so yes.
#25
These dell laptops are quite good but i don't like their keyboards at all, i think i'm gonna go for a Sony Vaio E series, it will have a decent graphics card and similar processor, the keyboard will also be superior in my opinion. I don't like the fact that dell have not added a blu-ray upgrade or a graphics card upgrade... apparently this is because they had problems with it when it was released...

i dont understand why they had this deal more than a year ago WITH bluray but not today...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/303982/dell-studio-15-laptop-blu-ray-4gb-r

Anyways.. this is a good deal with decent components.. shame about the bluray but otherwise good value for your money. :thumbsup:
#26
nordberg
Can anyone tell me if I buy a Dell from the Home User section, will the invoice have a breakdown of the VAT etc?


Yes, there's a full breakdown of the VAT set out on the Order Confirmation, a pdf of which is emailed to you after you place the order.
#27
You should add that Quidco is also offering 5% cashback.
#28
The acer has a 5470 which is a newer series but lower model. I'm not sure how that and the 4570 compare but the 4570 can handle crysis! The ram is also slightly slower on the acer 1066 as opossed to 1333 mhz
#29
Deal Searcher
You should add that Quidco is also offering 5% cashback.

Thanks. It was only 3% at the time of the original post.

Now added.
#30
jack1993
The acer has a 5470 which is a newer series but lower model. I'm not sure how that and the 4570 compare but the 4570 can handle crysis! The ram is also slightly slower on the acer 1066 as opossed to 1333 mhz


Also, I'm reasonably sure the Studio 15 is upgradable to 8GB RAM, whereas I don't think the Acer is.
#31
I'm also in the market for a laptop, I'm looking at this:
http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=760145&PAGE=PRODUCTVIEWPAGE&USG=PRODUCT

The better graphics card has swung it over the Dell Laptops, even if Dell comes with more RAM/bigger faster hard drives.

Does anyone know of a better laptop for less?

Cheers
#32
jack1993
The acer has a 5470 which is a newer series but lower model. I'm not sure how that and the 4570 compare but the 4570 can handle crysis! The ram is also slightly slower on the acer 1066 as opossed to 1333 mhz


"Due to the higher clock rate (and GDDR5 support), the 3D gaming performance (on the 5470) should be above the HD 4570 (predecessor with same TDP range). Therefore, all current games should be playable in low-medium details. Demanding games, like Crysis, NFS Shift, or Modern Warfare ran on the HD 4570 for example only in low detail settings fluently. Less demanding games like Left 4 Dead should run in high detail settings."

http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5470.23698.0.html
#33
Mikey_b
I'm also in the market for a laptop, I'm looking at this:
http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=760145&PAGE=PRODUCTVIEWPAGE&USG=PRODUCT

The better graphics card has swung it over the Dell Laptops, even if Dell comes with more RAM/bigger faster hard drives.

Does anyone know of a better laptop for less?

Cheers


You can customize it for under 800 and also have a blu-ray drive! :thumbsup:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/605192/sony-vaio-e-series-customizable-sta
#34
Good deal, but i think I'll wait till august and get the alienware m11x :-D
#35
Just to note that the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Graphics Card is 512mb - it doesn't say it in the specs for some reason.
#36
RogueViper101

The reviews are very good but I wish I added the 9-cell battery as I think the 6-cell will only last a few hours.


Don't sweat it. 9-cell upgrade = £60 - can buy a 9-cell elsewhere for that and have a 9 and your 6 spare too. rock and roll :)
#37
Damn, ordered one on last Thursday/Friday (without the coupon & only 3% quidco) :(
#38
Silly question :whistling: How do I ensure getting quidco but also linking to the direct deal linked here in this topic? Do I first visit the dell site via quidco, then paste in the link here? Also, do dell still pay quidco even if I use the 5% voucher code (I know some merchants don't pay quidco if vouchers also used).

Also just noticed the 5400rpm drive, that's a shame, not upgradeable either.
#39
Shame about:
- The GPU - 4570 is not special
- HD - 5400 rpm rather than the 7200 provided on other models (even others in the Studio 15 range), but could replace it in time.
- Can't upgrade to the super special RGBLED 1080p screen.
Having said that, not sure the £400+ differene is worth it for the XPS16, but they're forcing the issue by only putting half decent GPU's in topline machines.
#40
can anyone explain the difference in speed and performance between the i5 and i7 please? i was looking at the same thing pretty much for £259 extra ish just wondered if the extra performance is worth it. is the i5 better than a duo or quad core (ps im not technically minded at all sorry)

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