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Dell Vostro 1000 Notebook, TL60 2Ghz dualcore, 2gig, 120Gb, wifi, dvdrw, 15.4" Wscreen £386 delivere £386.57

£386.57 @ Dell (Business)
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and buy via *Quidco for further cashback savings. Price drop of £60 on this makes it look quite attractive 305-N1010003 Home site - Be…
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[mod] 9y, 5m agoFound 9 years, 5 months ago
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and buy via *Quidco for further cashback savings.

Price drop of £60 on this makes it look quite attractive

305-N1010003 Home site - Best price £386.57 Delivered or *less.
Vostro 1000 NB(N1010003)

AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL60
Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English
OR
Genuine Windows XP Professional
2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
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[mod]#1
QUIDCO BACK TO SCHOOL BONUS until SEP 30th only : Dell is giving £10 cashback to any Quidco member who makes a purchase of £250 or more.
This is on top of the blistering 5% cashback
#2
I was going to order this today. Does anyone know if its worth getting the 'Truelife' display for an extra £11? Would it enhance the quality of dvds?
#3
Better off spending the extra £23.50 on a 9 cell battery.
The 4 cell one will last a boot up and nothing else!
#4
That would make it £410.08
Probably better off going for the Dell Inspiron 6400 instead for £398.98
#5
Looks a great deal to me...2gb, and 2ghz dual core...and Vista Business is ok (although maybe worth upgrading after purchase)
#6
Bristle Hound
That would make it £410.08
Probably better off going for the Dell Inspiron 6400 instead for £398.98


The 6400 is a viable alternative, but not this configuration which only has 1GB RAM and the T2080 processor. Much better with the N09643 spec. However, the 6400 is one of the models with long delivery delays at the moment.

If you do decide to go for the Vostro then I suggest upgrading the screen to Truelife. The battery upgrade might also make sense if you are going to use the machine off the mains a lot.
#7
I've got the Vostro 1500. Looks wise it's not the best, but build quality is great. I think the range have increased in price again. Voted hot.
#8
tru-life is worth the extra £11. it does make DVD's look a bit more "glossy." I personally would take the upgrade.

Like others I agree that the battery needs upgrading if you can't take the plug with you!
#9
medium deal imo, can get a better spec inspiron for 100quid more and you can customise them with carbon fibre and different colours etc. bigger hard drive, better processor, 9-cell battery, true-life screen, customised cover, 256mb graphics, for around 480
#10
I have seen this on an earlier post for £292. I ordered one with no problems! Thanks all the same !
#11
Do you have a link to the one at £292?
#12
wordsworth
Do you have a link to the one at £292?


This one??

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&fb=1&l=en&oc=N1010001&s=dhs
#13


Thanks for the link withey. It is a nice budget laptop but substaintially lower in spec that this one.
[mod]#14
philmywallet
I have seen this on an earlier post for £292. I ordered one with no problems! Thanks all the same !


Hardly the same spec, well not even close actually.

Vostro 1000 NB(N1010001)
AMD Sempron Mobile Technology 3500+
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic - English
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
60GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (29 Whr)
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24x CDRW Combo Drive With Software
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
#15
doesn't mention wifi?
[mod]#16
janesc
doesn't mention wifi?


Dell™ Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe
#17
Soo tempted, any more like this coming out soon but with a better gfx card?
#18
theres better ones out there but there are around the £500 mark.
#19
scottp7
medium deal imo, can get a better spec inspiron for 100quid more and you can customise them with carbon fibre and different colours etc. bigger hard drive, better processor, 9-cell battery, true-life screen, customised cover, 256mb graphics, for around 480


Can't compare a deal costing £100 more, its pointless.
#20
Is this a new reduction since Thursday Mike? If so do you think others will follow?
#21
Looking closely at this. There are no Vostros shown on the Home site, but the link takes you to the home site. Why is this?
[mod]#22
doublekite
Is this a new reduction since Thursday Mike? If so do you think others will follow?

There is just no telling what Dell will do with pricing, this was reduced today. If I were them I would price units that they know they can produce quickly favourably to keep the production lines running, and hike the price on units that have a lead time.
Maybe thats why the 6400 (N09643) was priced up +£60 this week as its 4+ weeks delayed now.

The Vostro line is primarily for small business customers so its on the SB site.
Dell dont really want the home consumer buying it which is why its not advertised on the Home site, its just a querk of the way they have the codes set up I guess that I can reach them from the home site, I'm sure if they really wanted to they could stop that but maybe they kind of like the extra custom it brings.
#23
Avery nice looking deal to me.........


so what's it to be... Vista or XP..?

got XP my my Dell home pc, and very happy with it. Doesn't Vista need a lot of resource to make it run properly..? Yes, i know the lappy has 2gig of ram and (should) run like the wind. But with XP wont it fly like a rocket..?

OR....

should i spend another £100 and go for the HP with a few more bells and whistles..? http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-0343.aspx (is the lightscribe DVD any good does anyone know..?)


anyway... cheers all


Nik Nak
#24
How long is the battery life, with the battery upgrade?
#25
Is the TL60 processor a dual core one? Also whats the nearest equivalent in an Intel?
[mod]#26
My blog sidebar has links to cpu comparison sites, battery life is dependent on what your up to with it, but dells are quite good usually around 3hr for the small, 5 for the 6 cell and up to 7 for the 9 cell just browsing. DVD watching will reduce those figures
#27
MikeT
My blog sidebar has links to cpu comparison sites, battery life is dependent on what your up to with it, but dells are quite good usually around 3hr for the small, 5 for the 6 cell and up to 7 for the 9 cell just browsing. DVD watching will reduce those figures


I am lost. On one link I can identify the TL60 as being called a 'Trinidad'. When I go to another link to compare, I can't find a Trinidad at all.

At present I have an Inspiron 1150 which is about 3 years old. It has a Pentium 4 2.66 Ghz CPU, is 958MHz and has 512 RAM.

I know the Vostro will be much better with more RAM, but since buying the 1150 the technical discriptions have changed, so what has the Vostro in 'old terms' to compare with my Pentium 4 and 958MHz. ?
#28
don't know if anyone read at the beginning, but use this code and get free delivery: UKBSDONL-N1010003 on the last package! which is this one...
[mod]#29
teddyshady
don't know if anyone read at the beginning, but use this code and get free delivery: UKBSDONL-N1010003 on the last package! which is this one...


Just to let everyone know the first part of the ecode UKBSDONL is just dells marketing info, lets them know where you got the link to the product from.

I always use 305 or 307 for no reason other than habit. The second part mentioned is N1010003 which if you take a look is always in my first post.
It doesnt really matter what way you get to it this deal price remains the same at £386.
Those wishing to buy a Vostro deal from the Home site through Quidco will need to take note of the ecode, in this case its 305-N1010003 and sign into quidco, click to dell and look down the left sidebar for "shop by ecode" open that window and enter the ecode into the 2 boxes to get to the deal.
[mod]#30
doublekite
I am lost. On one link I can identify the TL60 as being called a 'Trinidad'. When I go to another link to compare, I can't find a Trinidad at all.

At present I have an Inspiron 1150 which is about 3 years old. It has a Pentium 4 2.66 Ghz CPU, is 958MHz and has 512 RAM.

I know the Vostro will be much better with more RAM, but since buying the 1150 the technical discriptions have changed, so what has the Vostro in 'old terms' to compare with my Pentium 4 and 958MHz. ?


If its any help to you the TL60 seems to be sandwiched in between these two Intel dual core cpu's for benchmarks.

T2450 (2.00 GHz, FSB 533 MHz)
TL60 (2.00Ghz)
T2400 (1.83 GHz, FSB, 667 MHz)
#31
I realise this is the wrong place tobe asking, but how on earth do you use quidco????, i have signed in succesfully, but i havent a clue on how to use it on dells site!!

Please Help!
[mod]#32
JadeFox
I realise this is the wrong place tobe asking, but how on earth do you use quidco????, i have signed in succesfully, but i havent a clue on how to use it on dells site!!

Please Help!


Read post #30 in this thread and the frequently asked questions on Quidco site
#33
Hey Miket T
is the processor any good in this been after a laptop for ages, but my friend says go for one with a Intel core2 processor. also how do you get it for £386, when the price states Now From
£479.40.
#34
ukmonkey
Hey Miket T
is the processor any good in this been after a laptop for ages, but my friend says go for one with a Intel core2 processor. also how do you get it for £386, when the price states Now From
£479.40.


reduce warranty to 1year
#35
Nice deal ! Voted hot.
I would prefer XP professional rather than vista, as in many aspects XP pro better than vista. Also recommending 9cell for another 23quid.
Thanks Mike.
#36
sheddy
(is the lightscribe DVD any good does anyone know..?)


Lightscribe is a cool novelty but nothing more, it allows you to print a "holographic" type image onto the non data side of special CD/DVDs.
In reality the extra cost you pay for the media limits it to special uses e.g. making a neat looking compilation CD as a gift or similar.
#37
ukmonkey
Hey Miket T
is the processor any good in this been after a laptop for ages, but my friend says go for one with a Intel core2 processor. also how do you get it for £386, when the price states Now From
£479.40.

Except if you are a heavy gamer or run CPU intensive applications (CAD, scientific apps, and so on) this processor does what the Intel Core2 processor does with no problems at all.
#38
MikeT
If its any help to you the TL60 seems to be sandwiched in between these two Intel dual core cpu's for benchmarks.

T2450 (2.00 GHz, FSB 533 MHz)
TL60 (2.00Ghz)
T2400 (1.83 GHz, FSB, 667 MHz)

I'm not particularly sure if this is true, as the AMD is 64bits and the Intel T2xxx series is only 32bits, with the Intel T5xxx and T7xxx being 32/64bits compatible... I would eventually place it on the T5xxx series, although it has less cache than the T5xxx series
#39
doublekite
I am lost. On one link I can identify the TL60 as being called a 'Trinidad'. When I go to another link to compare, I can't find a Trinidad at all.

At present I have an Inspiron 1150 which is about 3 years old. It has a Pentium 4 2.66 Ghz CPU, is 958MHz and has 512 RAM.

I know the Vostro will be much better with more RAM, but since buying the 1150 the technical discriptions have changed, so what has the Vostro in 'old terms' to compare with my Pentium 4 and 958MHz. ?


Your P4 is running on 958mhz mos likely because it is in laptop mode in the windows power management features. This allows for windows to control the CPU frequency according to the tasks that are being processed at the time. If one (or more) tasks require more CPU, windows will increase the CPU clock to meet that demand, i.e, the 958mhz will increase up to the 2.66ghz. This allows for the CPU to run coller and use less batery. For instance my CPU is one of the "new" Intel T7xxx series (not Santa Rosa but Core2Duo) and is normally running at 1ghz, although it is capable of scalling up to 2ghz if necessary (which it does quite often:giggle: ).
As for your question regarding CPU comparison: the AMD is a dual core CPU, which means that you in fact have 2 CPUs on you laptop. This allows for more applications to run at the same time (smoother multitasking). It will also be faster than your current P4, even running at a lower frequency given the different architecture and CPU cache, even if you are not using multithread/multiprocessor apps (which happens in most of the cases).
#40
Thanks for this, Mike T.

I phoned Dell earlier, hoping to haggle. They offered me a 3 year onsite warranty for £57, which isn't bad.

At one point they tried to change the Vostro 1000 for an Inspiron 1501 when I told CS it was for home use (the guy said it would have the same specs!). I said I preferred the Vostro.

They changed the Vista Business to Vista Home Premium, which is fine by me..not that I'm familiar with Vista!

This is for my niece's Xmas :santa:

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