Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook 1.86 M540, 1gig, 80GB, wifi, combo, 6 cell, XP or Vista. £270 delivered - HotUKDeals
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A no frills basic lappy at a nice price.

305-N0514001 Home site - Best price £270.32 Delivered.
Vostro 1400 NB(N0514001)

Intel® Celeron® Processor M 540 (1.86 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic - English
Or
XP Home
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
80GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Microsoft Works 9.0 - English
Dell Wireless 1395 (802.11 b/g) MiniPCI Card
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Included
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24x CDRW Combo Drive With Software
14.1" Wide Screen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display
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#1
Power Supply
Not included

65W AC Adapter [add £17.63]
90W AC Adapter [add £22.33]

Not much use without a power supply.
[mod]#2
TheProf;2073534
Power Supply
Not included

65W AC Adapter [add £17.63]
90W AC Adapter [add £22.33]

Not much use without a power supply.


I think you will find this is an error on dells part and refers to buyers wishing to purchase additional psu's
It would be very unwise of dell to allow you to purchase a notebook without the means to recharge the battery (fit for purpose).
The exact same notebook on dells small business site makes no mention of the above and the price is the same at checkout.
#3
TheProf
Power Supply Not included.

There was a similar case recently so I phoned Dell and they confirmed that it does come with a power supply.
[mod]#4
Agharta;2073629
There was a similar case recently so I phoned Dell and they confirmed that it does come with a power supply.


Thanks for the confirmation Agharta, I was sure it had come up before :thumbsup:
#5
whats happened to your old avitar Mike?
#6
for a 1.86ghz Celeron? hell, the ee pc probably has more oomph than this
#7
Hi guys,
Does anyone have one of these Vostro 1400 machines? If so can you tell me what the speakers are like. My teenage daughter is looking for a £300ish laptop but would like to play music when she's on msn etc, not loudly but half decent. Since her P/Bell died she's been using my trusty D410 with headphones due to it's "plinky plonky" mono speaker as she puts it.:roll:
I've been looking at one of [COLOR="Blue"]THESE[/COLOR] , but cannot find any reviews. Any thoughts gratefully received.:thumbsup:

Thx.
1 Like #8
ok but not great tbh. Contains two tiny oval speakers (many have two for each channel) in top panel which distort at listen-able volumes unless you kill the base with an equaliser. Remember this is a business machine so I guess multimedia comes second but still a very nice machine. You could always attach some external portable speakers I guess..?
1 Like #9
I've got three at my house at the minute - they, in my opinion are quite nice machines - the thing that I can find fault with are the screens, apparently they use three different screens during the build process (its pot luck) and the one that I've had in two of the machines is kind of washed out, its not as vivid as what I would like it to be or have seen on other machines.. Saying that though, I'm quite chuffed with them.
#10
ellios
I've got three at my house at the minute - they, in my opinion are quite nice machines - the thing that I can find fault with are the screens, apparently they use three different screens during the build process (its pot luck) and the one that I've had in two of the machines is kind of washed out, its not as vivid as what I would like it to be or have seen on other machines.. Saying that though, I'm quite chuffed with them.


I think the good one is the LG screen as most 14.1 used in laptops are LG, even my dreaded Acer 14.1. The washed out one i can only imagine it to be a Sharp or something.
#11
MyBigToe
for a 1.86ghz Celeron? hell, the ee pc probably has more oomph than this


I think you'll find that Celeron is more than capable of doing all daily tasks apart from gaming.
#12
MyBigToe;2073870
for a 1.86ghz Celeron? hell, the ee pc probably has more oomph than this
It's a 5xx series Celeron, which means it's essentially a Core 2 Solo, i.e. one core of a Core 2 Duo.

It's got more than enough 'oomph' for what it's going to be used for.
1 Like #13
Russ66
Hi guys,
Does anyone have one of these Vostro 1400 machines? If so can you tell me what the speakers are like. My teenage daughter is looking for a £300ish laptop but would like to play music when she's on msn etc, not loudly but half decent. Since her P/Bell died she's been using my trusty D410 with headphones due to it's "plinky plonky" mono speaker as she puts it.:roll:
I've been looking at one of [COLOR="Blue"]THESE[/COLOR] , but cannot find any reviews. Any thoughts gratefully received.:thumbsup:

Thx.


That's not a bad spec, dual core cpu (although pentium not c2d). This dell is a 14.1 screen so is smaller and likely lighter. If you're looking for a 15.4 it's not bad, but have a look at what else is going. If you want a 14.1 this is good value.

Oh and whatever you do stay away from Acer, cheap and nasty company, even if they are selling for cheap.
#14
mr.velvet
It's a 5xx series Celeron, which means it's essentially a Core 2 Solo, i.e. one core of a Core 2 Duo.

It's got more than enough 'oomph' for what it's going to be used for.


Totally agree, some people have a vendetta against them for some reason. I compared my M530, 1Gb laptop with a TK57 Turion 1Gb laptop. The celeron was faster at starting and running Word for the first time!
#15
ollyk
ok but not great tbh. Contains two tiny oval speakers (many have two for each channel) in top panel which distort at listen-able volumes unless you kill the base with an equaliser. Remember this is a business machine so I guess multimedia comes second but still a very nice machine. You could always attach some external portable speakers I guess..?


ellios
I've got three at my house at the minute - they, in my opinion are quite nice machines - the thing that I can find fault with are the screens, apparently they use three different screens during the build process (its pot luck) and the one that I've had in two of the machines is kind of washed out, its not as vivid as what I would like it to be or have seen on other machines.. Saying that though, I'm quite chuffed with them.


kobirulali
That's not a bad spec, dual core cpu (although pentium not c2d). This dell is a 14.1 screen so is smaller and likely lighter. If you're looking for a 15.4 it's not bad, but have a look at what else is going. If you want a 14.1 this is good value.

Oh and whatever you do stay away from Acer, cheap and nasty company, even if they are selling for cheap.


Wow that was quick, cheers guys.:friends:
#16
kobirulali
I think the good one is the LG screen as most 14.1 used in laptops are LG, even my dreaded Acer 14.1. The washed out one i can only imagine it to be a Sharp or something.


Would it be worth getting the Trulife upgrade?:thinking:
14.1" Wide Screen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display with TrueLife™ [add £17.63]
#17
Nice price for this imo. If I wanted a laptop in the sub £300 range I would go for this.

Don't forget quidco for another £10 cashback :thumbsup:
#18
Russ66
Would it be worth getting the Trulife upgrade?:thinking:
14.1" Wide Screen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display with TrueLife™ [add £17.63]


I found the Trulife screens to be brighter and sharper, and will be going for this with the trulife option.
#19
this is what i dont get about the Dell Deals, and their laptops in general, they are bulky, ugly, loosely built and you can buy a much better looking, similarly specced HP/Compaq laptop for the same money

the XPS is nice-ish but thats about it
#20
i wouldn't advise anyone to buy this. 1gb of memory just isn't enough. all you need is firefox and adobe reader* open at the same time (even worse when you have a pdf open in firefox) and there goes half or more of your memory. also the proc is a bit slow.

i won't vote this cold but i can't say it is hot either

*try foxit reader if you don't want to use the overbloated **** that is adobe reader.
#21
kobirulali
The washed out one i can only imagine it to be a Sharp or something.


Oh, the irony.
#22
Whats the bets os to have ? vista or xp ? ive heard vista is really slow :?
#23
i've ordered one of these with XP. Had vista in the past but found too many compatibility issues with it so sticking with XP for now
#24
marcosdjcm
this is what i dont get about the Dell Deals, and their laptops in general, they are bulky, ugly, loosely built and you can buy a much better looking, similarly specced HP/Compaq laptop for the same money

the XPS is nice-ish but thats about it


Actually no, thats wrong. I doubt you have used one of these vostros because if you had you would realise that the build quality is fantastic with little or no flex, rock solid magnezium alloy lid and everything screwed together well. Dell laptops are always teh cheapest and I very much doubt that you will find another 14" laptop with a similar spec for anywhere near Dells price, hp/compaq would charge a lot more.

Voted HOT
#25
Ive got this laptop, glad i got it in the deal before as specced up to the same spec as mine is £200+ more (i paid £394 with all the bits i wanted). I highly recommend it, runs vista business nicely with 2gb ram and stays nice and cool. Having previously had a 13.3" sony vaio im very impressed with the build quality and the size, its a nice compromise (not too small to compromise performance and cooling, and not as big and bulky as a 15.4"). I picked it up with BT and webcam and they are also very nice, picked up the remote elsewhere as it wasnt available when i ordered and that works well too. 6 cell battery lasts about 2.5 hours without compromising performance, more on battery saver mode.

Upgrading to 2gb combined with this processor will be a great buy
#26
Which one is better? The one Mike T posted or this one.

Choosing the £169 model with del+vat =£258

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...dt1&l=en&s=bsd
#27
Would this be suitable for playing all the sims 2 games as current laptop only will load 4 of the games as after that the walls go red.
#28
marcosdjcm
this is what i dont get about the Dell Deals, and their laptops in general, they are bulky, ugly, loosely built and you can buy a much better looking, similarly specced HP/Compaq laptop for the same money


I have a Vostro 1000, and it's a solid little laptop, and rather than ugly, I like it's sleek dark looks. Better than a lot of the gawky things with what seem to be 'Go faster stripes' on them.
I've worked with plenty of HP and IBM laptops that are built worse than Dells.
#29
Do you have to be a business in order to take advantage of this deal or can anyone buy it for use at home? Thanks.
#30
semo
i wouldn't advise anyone to buy this. 1gb of memory just isn't enough. all you need is firefox and adobe reader* open at the same time (even worse when you have a pdf open in firefox) and there goes half or more of your memory. also the proc is a bit slow.

i won't vote this cold but i can't say it is hot either

*try foxit reader if you don't want to use the overbloated **** that is adobe reader.


theres also "Adobe Reader Lite" which is an unnoficial stripped-out version of the latest adobe reader
#31
There are so many dell deals around the £300 mark at the moment , it is hard to choose, I had a bad experience a few years back with a celeron processor, it was really sh*te, are the new ones any good, is it similar to the old dual core badged processors?

My requirement is for a laptop to go online, odd letter etc, maybe play a couple of games, nothing fancy got a console for gaming, I know i am in the minority but I don't mind vista, and will need to up to 2gb (not from dell at their prices though).

I tend to have several browser tabs open at once, and pdf's but that is about the extend of any multitasking requirement.

Thought about the eee pc, but I just have too many doubts that it will be powerful enough.

Any suggestions?
#32
gchild
i've ordered one of these with XP. Had vista in the past but found too many compatibility issues with it so sticking with XP for now


Nothing wrong with Vista - My 1gb Vostro has Vista no hardware problems and have4 had many apps open at the same time without serious slowdowns... I am 'downgrading' to XP only to see what my lappy is capable with that option I am not sure if I will stay with XP or re-install Vista TBH!
#33
darknoiz;2076051
There are so many dell deals around the £300 mark at the moment , it is hard to choose, I had a bad experience a few years back with a celeron processor, it was really sh*te, are the new ones any good, is it similar to the old dual core badged processors?

My requirement is for a laptop to go online, odd letter etc, maybe play a couple of games, nothing fancy got a console for gaming, I know i am in the minority but I don't mind vista, and will need to up to 2gb (not from dell at their prices though).

I tend to have several browser tabs open at once, and pdf's but that is about the extend of any multitasking requirement.

Thought about the eee pc, but I just have too many doubts that it will be powerful enough.

Any suggestions?


just found the vostro 1400 deal that emasu listed is back on - bargain! http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/165087/dell-vostro-1400-core-2-duo-1-8ghz-/
#34
darknoiz;2076458
just found the vostro 1400 deal that emasu listed is back on - bargain! http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/165087/dell-vostro-1400-core-2-duo-1-8ghz-/


well not £324 anymore but i ordered for £351 with truelife, webcam and BT.

Sorry mike, but voted cold on this deal, i feel my one i posted is better: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/183173/dell-vostro-1400-celeron-1-86ghz-1g

Much more value for only £12 more.
#35
emasu
well not £324 anymore but i ordered for £351 with truelife, webcam and BT.

Sorry mike, but voted cold on this deal, i feel my one i posted is better: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/183173/dell-vostro-1400-celeron-1-86ghz-1g

Much more value for only £12 more.


I agree with you emasu, heat added to that, how did i miss that :thinking: That is better by quite a long way tbh
#36
This is similar - bigger screen and slightly cheaper with their cashback offer at the mo.....
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=303174&Sku=Q129592
#37
MikeT
I think you will find this is an error on dells part and refers to buyers wishing to purchase additional psu's
It would be very unwise of dell to allow you to purchase a notebook without the means to recharge the battery (fit for purpose).
The exact same notebook on dells small business site makes no mention of the above and the price is the same at checkout.

must surely be illegal how can you sell a laptop and av no way of charging it unless you buy a power supply
#38
MikeT
I think you will find this is an error on dells part and refers to buyers wishing to purchase additional psu's
It would be very unwise of dell to allow you to purchase a notebook without the means to recharge the battery (fit for purpose).
The exact same notebook on dells small business site makes no mention of the above and the price is the same at checkout.

must surely be illegal how can you sell a laptop and av no way of charging it unless you buy a power supply.must be like buying a brand new car with no fuel tank ,just use what fuels in the engine and when you run out up urs baby
#39
marsh5000
must surely be illegal how can you sell a laptop and av no way of charging it unless you buy a power supply.must be like buying a brand new car with no fuel tank ,just use what fuels in the engine and when you run out up urs baby


Collecting a car with fuel on the redline is quite common, you usually find dealers who are on the same road as petrol stations do this! However this will come with a power supply, the option is there to order a spare one.
#40
no power supply what a rip off

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