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Dell Vostro 1000 Laptop - Dual Core TK53, 2GB, 120GB, dvdrw 15.4, Vista Business Or XP Pro £351.33 @

£351.33 @ Dell (Business)
This is a cheaper option to upgrade to 2GB RAM Than the other Vostro 1000 Laptop Deal - Just £351.33 Delivered. Remember Quidco For Further Savings!! ecode is N0810003 AMD® Athlon 64 X2 Mobile Techno… Read More
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This is a cheaper option to upgrade to 2GB RAM Than the other Vostro 1000 Laptop Deal - Just £351.33 Delivered. Remember Quidco For Further Savings!! ecode is N0810003

AMD® Athlon 64 X2 Mobile Technology TK53 * 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
Genuine Windows Vista Business - English (Or XP Professional)
Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support * 2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive * ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software * 4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe * Dell v92 Data/Fax Modem
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#1
Upgrades:

Battery >>
6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (53 Whr) [add £10.00]
9 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 Whr) [add £20.00]

Screen >>
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife™ [add £10.00]

OS >>
Genuine Windows Vista™ Business - English [Included in Price]
Genuine Windows® XP Professional - English add £0.00
#2
Roughly £16 quidco on the base price of this :)
#3
ah man. i dont know what to do now. return mine and buy this or what lol
#4
Hi, what do you guys think of the suitability of this laptop for my job? I'm a web designer (programmer really) mainly using VS 2005 and a bit of photoshop. Bit put off by the integrated graphics card.

Cheers for the help guys!!
#5
CocoPops
Hi, what do you guys think of the suitability of this laptop for my job? I'm a web designer (programmer really) mainly using VS 2005 and a bit of photoshop. Bit put off by the integrated graphics card.

Cheers for the help guys!!



You state that you're a web designer / programmer, and you want help on purchasing a laptop.

How funny is that! :giggle:
#6
does anyone know if this comes with wireless card?
#7
h0nhon
does anyone know if this comes with wireless card?


Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe
#8
YES

Dell™ Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe
#9
Must be my sense of humour?!...

I stopped paying much attention to hardware related stuff, especially with laptops as their configurations are often so unique.
#10
cosmic-dust
You state that you're a web designer / programmer, and you want help on purchasing a laptop.

How funny is that! :giggle:




?????????????

If you had a problem with hardware you wouldnt ring up a software support number would you.
#11
cosmic-dust
You state that you're a web designer / programmer, and you want help on purchasing a laptop.

How funny is that! :giggle:


Hey, not everyone who uses a computer is a hardware nerd :)

Integrated graphics on laptops vary hugely, and unless you have an interest..

To be honest, unless you play games or use something like Autocad, then this would be fine. :thinking:
#12
Thats a nice price, very tempted. The 1150 isnt THAT bad a graphics card, a mate of mine has a 1501 with one in and he plays 2142 on it (on low obviously)!
#13
cosmic-dust
You state that you're a web designer / programmer, and you want help on purchasing a laptop.

How funny is that! :giggle:


What the hell's wrong with that?!
#14
I'm seriously considering buying this :O

Is there much difference between the TK53 and TL56 processors?
#15
Sandman`
I'm seriously considering buying this :O

Is there much difference between the TK53 and TL56 processors?


i have the tk53 and its not that fast. quite a low fsb i believe.
#16
Hi, what do you guys think of the suitability of this laptop for my job? I'm a web designer (programmer really) mainly using VS 2005 and a bit of photoshop. Bit put off by the integrated graphics card.



I wouldn't recommend this laptop, simply because VS2005 already runs incredibly slowly. Using this AMD chip will only make matters worse.

When I was using VS2005, I tried to upgrade my laptop's RAM from 1Gb to 2Gb (it cost £150 at the time) to speed things up, and it made absolutely no difference whatsoever. VS2003 runs like a dream though!

So it seems that VS2005 just needs raw processing power. I'd recommend going for a Intel Core Duo 2 instead. If you do go down the Dell route, I would also recommend paying the little extra for one of their 1440x900 screens. You will appreciate that extra bit of screenspace when developing apps.

Oh, and if you're planning on carrying your laptop around, avoid Dell's 17" screen monsters. They weigh a tonne. (I sent mine back after a week !)

Hope this helps.
#17
UncleMike
I wouldn't recommend this laptop, simply because VS2005 already runs incredibly slowly. Using this AMD chip will only make matters worse.

When I was using VS2005, I tried to upgrade my laptop's RAM from 1Gb to 2Gb (it cost £150 at the time) to speed things up, and it made absolutely no difference whatsoever. VS2003 runs like a dream though!

So it seems that VS2005 just needs raw processing power. I'd recommend going for a Intel Core Duo 2 instead. If you do go down the Dell route, I would also recommend paying the little extra for one of their 1440x900 screens. You will appreciate that extra bit of screenspace when developing apps.

Oh, and if you're planning on carrying your laptop around, avoid Dell's 17" screen monsters. They weigh a tonne. (I sent mine back after a week !)

Hope this helps.


Thanks for the heads up, VS2005 does seem to need much more oomf than it's predecessor. You're right about the screen space though, I use a 21" widescreen monitor at work and it's so much easier.

Not going to carry the laptop around, my flats pretty small and a desktop would look out of place!

Thanks for the info guys!

Coco
#18
CocoPops
Hi, what do you guys think of the suitability of this laptop for my job? I'm a web designer (programmer really) mainly using VS 2005 and a bit of photoshop. Bit put off by the integrated graphics card.


I have a 1501 and the only difference between this and my laptop is that I have tk56 processor. However I uninstalled vista and run xp professional on this and have had no real issues with it being to slow although I couldn't comment on vista. For the money I'd say it is a good buy.

In terms of gaming I can run company of heroes on it no problem, with no slow down, albeit some setting are low. I also use programmes like R and Corel Draw had no issue with the processing speed with regards to the programming side. Although my friends intel core duo 2 dell laptop which was more expensive than mine is quicker at processing but its integrated graphics card can't handle company of heroes.

Wish I had payed extra for the higher quality screen for working on photos! Also make sure to get the 9v battery give about 3-5 hours battery life
#19
Isn't it amazing, what they have to get it to this price is dropped the antivirus protection and gave you extra memory. Thing is my laptop came to £363 with this computer and the antivirus it would come to £444. Just find it funny how dell drop swap things about for 'bargains.'
#20
I am surprised that no one has mentioned one of the big advantages with this offer...a no cost option "downgrade" to XP professional. Dell seems to be one of the few places you can still get this stable and reliable operating system.
#21
Otley
I am surprised that no one has mentioned one of the big advantages with this offer...a no cost option "downgrade" to XP professional. Dell seems to be one of the few places you can still get this stable and reliable operating system.


Its in the title and OP :thumbsup:
#22
Looks like a good deal.
Can anyone explain to me why the Home site does not feature the Vostro? Also what has the Vostro got in its features that the Inspiron 1501 doesnt? Lastly what is the difference between XP Pro and XP Home?
Thanks
#23
doublekite
Looks like a good deal.
Can anyone explain to me why the Home site does not feature the Vostro? Also what has the Vostro got in its features that the Inspiron 1501 doesnt? Lastly what is the difference between XP Pro and XP Home?
Thanks


I believe the Vostro is a cheap end business laptop. The Inspiron was aimed at general home use. XP Pro is aimed at business/networking users. Its far more reliable than Vista. It should hopefully give you a solid operating system and is supposed to be more sturdier and robust compared to Home. Again, you are better at checking Microsoft website for more info.
#24
Im thinking of going for the following for [COLOR="Red"]£386.57[/COLOR]. Should get around £18.00 quidco. Would I be better off ringing them up as my brother has bought 2 PCs from them three months ago and see if they can do me a better deal?

Base AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TK53
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Professional - English
Enhanced Service Packs Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support
LCD 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife™
Memory 2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
Hard Drive 120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Video Card ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Optical Devices Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Primary Battery 9 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 Whr)
#25
Is truelife any good?
#26
just received my vostro yesterday :oops:


wondering if i should send it back and get this one with 2 gigs + xp-pro (vista basic is taking 450MB with nothing else running ;-) )


i didn’t get quidco with my last order (first time using quidco so must of done something wrong). which means if i send it back i will only be paying about a fiver more for this laptop with its 2 gigs of ram
#27
cells
just received my vostro yesterday :oops:


wondering if i should send it back and get this one with 2 gigs + xp-pro (vista basic is taking 450MB with nothing else running ;-) )


i didn’t get quidco with my last order (first time using quidco so must of done something wrong). which means if i send it back i will only be paying about a fiver more for this laptop with its 2 gigs of ram


For an extra fiver, id definitely send it back!
#28
well guys, if your thinking of buying this laptop, i have just posted a video of it. so if you want a better look than the one pick dell provides watch the video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySG41aL1n7k


will also answer questions about the laptop if you have any
#29
hello Cells, thanks for posting the video.
Does it have a Firewire port? is it light enough?
does it look the 'business'? :whistling:
#30
no firewire, it looks ok. a bit dull i would say with it being all black except for the dell logo on lid and the silver power button. light? i wouldnt say so.
#31
noyzkape
hello Cells, thanks for posting the video.
Does it have a Firewire port? is it light enough?
does it look the 'business'? :whistling:



no firewire, but most people dont use firewire tbh


it isnt the lightest laptop i have held, and 15" screen laptops dont really tend to try to be very light. but it isnt bad

i like the look of the laptop personally, especially the top of the lid, ie when it is closed it looks very nice. it isnt cheap plastic, its pretty sturdy.

one other thing that i really liked was the speakers, my previous laptop had terrible speakers i could barly hear, this one is pretty loud which is why i played some music on the video to show that it has good speakers for a laptop



other things to note:

battery lasts about 2.5-3 hours in general usage. That is with the lowest 4 cell battery

vista has a decent sleep function, which means you can turn on your laptop and be in windows in under 5 seconds. but in the sleep mode it still uses power although it can "sleep" for at lest 2 days i find. Windows XP and Linux also have this sleep mode but i dont know which would be more efficient

the CPU has only 256kb of lvl 2 cache per core :-( , i thought it was 512k before i bought. The cpu isnt bad, but a core 2 with 2MB cache per core would beat it by quite a margin (but only in tasks which use a lot of cpu)

hard drive is pretty good for a laptop, definitely above average read/wire speed for laptop HD

screen viewing angles are TERRIBLE :-( :-( , but then again i tend to use one of the best LCD/monitor available usually so it might just be me comparing a £1000 screen to a £300 laptop screen. But i definitely don’t like the viewing angles, need to be dead on for perfect picture, even 20degrees off is noticeable


for the price, a good value laptop id say
#32
what are the difference between all these chip codes ? I see a lot of dual core 1.6 but they have different chip codes, eg intel 5200, 5500

what would be a decent intel chip ? and whats a decent amd chip ?


would the above deal be good for someone who uses a laptop for general internet/microsoft word work ?
#33
charvelj
what are the difference between all these chip codes ? I see a lot of dual core 1.6 but they have different chip codes, eg intel 5200, 5500

what would be a decent intel chip ? and whats a decent amd chip ?


would the above deal be good for someone who uses a laptop for general internet/microsoft word work ?




yes this laptop is FARRRRRR more than what you need for internet/wicrosoft word/works ect
#34
Does anyone know if this laptop is quiet? I need a laptop to do recording and produce music and could do with the quietest possible
#35
cells
yes this laptop is FARRRRRR more than what you need for internet/wicrosoft word/works ect


Its perfectly fine for games like Football Manager 2007! I used someones recently and started the game with a HUGH database of players and it ran fine. That was with 1gb of RAM. :)
#36
samc
Does anyone know if this laptop is quiet? I need a laptop to do recording and produce music and could do with the quietest possible



yes it is pretty quit
#37
If it runs FM that's all that matters.
#38
Just put the vostro together the 9 cell shows as included in price now after quidco £355 this looks great to take to work for studying in my lunch break
#39
When you upgrade the battery to the 9 cell & the page refreshes it will then show as being included in the price
as the price will have increased by the 9 cell price.

....the 4 cell will show “subtract £23.50”

....the 6 cell “subtract £11.75”.
#40
Just Cancelled my 2x 1501 with 1gb ram and ordered 2 of these with 2bg, been looking for a budget laptop for a while and this is the best I've seen, been told aldi are doing a good laptop deal next week.

HOT!

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