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Reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via quidco for further cashback savings.

XXAdd the 7200rpm 160Gb hard drive to save £60 +vatXX Dell have now removed this option so its back to £586

Offer now on home site so no worries on dsr.

305-N1217005 (home) - £586.33 delivered
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English
17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display
Matte Jet Black with 2.0 mega pixel camera
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
128MB nVidia® GeForce® 8400M GS
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
McAfee® Security Centre 8.0 - 15 Month Protection - English
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
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[mod]#1
Upgrades: all prices are plus VAT

256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT add £40.00(a must have imo)

Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr) add £10.00 (foolish not too)

17" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Display with TrueLife add £20.00
#2
"Add the 7200rpm 160Gb hard drive to save £60 +vat!!"
I only see £30 reduction, did I miss something?
[mod]#3
polyalloy
"Add the 7200rpm 160Gb hard drive to save £60 +vat!!"
I only see £30 reduction, did I miss something?


You missed the fact that the 7200rpm drive is a premium upgrade so usually would be plus £30 not discounted by £30 :thumbsup:
[mod]#4
This offer is now available from the Dell home site, link redirected to same.
#5
Link is broken!
Price is £611 on the Home site with 1 year warranty and £30 discount for the faster hard drive.
#6
No free delivery on the Home site so £611
#7
[SIZE=2]Just checked take it all the way to the basket and the £60 delivery is removed there.[/SIZE]
#8
what does truelife do and is it worth it?
cheers
#9
It is a shiny screen personally I do not like them they suffer from reflections.
#10
Jefft
It is a shiny screen personally I do not like them they suffer from reflections.


cheers

yeah i have just been checking google , with people complaining about loads of reflections,

so no one would recommend it then?
#11
arnold.rimmer
what does truelife do and is it worth it?
cheers


Taken from the site :whistling:

"A TrueLife display offers a viewing experience that is more crisp and more vivid than lower resolution displays that have anti-glare coatings and lower contrast ratios. Please note that TrueLife displays are more shiny and reflecting than normal displays."

They're more reflective, so no good if the screen will be facing a window etc. A quick google should turn up reviews of the pros and cons...
#12
gingercat
Taken from the site :whistling:

"A TrueLife display offers a viewing experience that is more crisp and more vivid than lower resolution displays that have anti-glare coatings and lower contrast ratios. Please note that TrueLife displays are more shiny and reflecting than normal displays."

They're more reflective, so no good if the screen will be facing a window etc. A quick google should turn up reviews of the pros and cons...


i dont know who or what your whistling at sunshine

dell are not going to tell you if its no good are they

i ask here as i really dont know if it would be worth the 20 quid and lots of people here own dell laptops, and if you had bothered to read my full post then you would see i have been checking google
#13
I have the Vostro 1500 with Truelife and I'd recommend it. The reflection issue is only a problem is you've got strong light coming from behind, and can be resolved easily by tilting screen appropriately. It does increase the resolution significantly so worth having for multimedia use IMO
#14
Truelife is worth the extra, Better contrast so blacks look blacker and colours look better, but direct light on the screen will clearly have a reflection. Its a personal choice but I'd go for the truelife screen.
#15
Bloody awesome, cheers Mike!
#16
Liddle ol' me
. It does increase the resolution significantly so worth having for multimedia use IMO


It is exactly the same resolution unless you are mistaking it for the Ultrasharp option with Trulife at a further £110.
#17
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2-cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English edit
HARDWARE SUPPORT Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support edit
LCD 17" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Display with TrueLife™ edit
INTEGRATED WEBCAM Matte Jet Black with 2.0 mega pixel camera edit
MEMORY 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024) edit
HARD DRIVE 160 GB (7.200rpm) SATA Hard Drive edit
GRAPHICS CARD 256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software edit
PRIMARY BATTERY Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
£633.33
Delivery was knocked off at checkout....trying to ring my wife to get ordered.
I know that you can upgrade from Basic to Premium, so can you change from Business to Premium or Ultimate?
[mod]#18
Looks a nice spec Agent, unless you really need windows movie maker or media center stick with Vista business, you gain fax and scan plus remote access with business edition too.
Full detail of whats in each flavour in my blog sidebar.
#19
MikeT
Looks a nice spec Agent, unless you really need windows movie maker or media center stick with Vista business, you gain fax and scan plus remote access with business edition too.
Full detail of whats in each flavour in my blog sidebar.

Media centre appeals, although I know that there are freeware alternatives.
Thanks
Mark
#20
thanks mike t
at last i bought one.



Vostro™ 1700 NB(N1217005)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2-cache), Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English
£ 549.00
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£ 549.00

Item
Description

Base
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2-cache)

Memory
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)

Keyboard
Internal Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)

Video Card
256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT

Hard Drive
160 GB (7.200rpm) SATA Hard Drive

Microsoft Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English

Modem
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK

Optical Devices
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software

Wireless Networking
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card - Europe

Shipping Documents
English Documentation with English/Irish Power Cord

Gedis Bundle Reference
N1217005

Microsoft Application Software
Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English

Standard Warranty
Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support

Enhanced Service Packs
Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support

Protect your new PC
McAfee® Security Centre™ 9.0 - 15 Month Protection - English

Power Supply
90W AC Adapter

Bluetooth
No Bluetooth Upgrade

Order Information
Vostro Notebook Order - UK

Primary Battery
Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)

Carrying Cases
No Carry Case

Dell System Media Kit
Resource CD - contains Diagnostics and Drivers

Colour Choice
Matte Jet Black with 2.0 mega pixel camera

Accidental Damage Support
No Accidental Damage Support

Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs
Dell Internet Order.

LCD
17" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Display with TrueLife™

Price:
£ 549.00

Delivery Charge:
£ 0.00

VAT:
£ 96.08

Total Price:
£ 645.08
#21
its a matter of personal choice. i have truelife and regret it. i like to use my laptop outdoors and truelife renders this virtually impossible.

also when using it without mains power you tend to turn down the brightness to improve battery life and then its so dull you wouldnt even know you had paid extra for truelife!
#22
Can't make my mind up whether it is worth upgrading the graphics card.
Intending to use for Internet and the odd game such as Football Manager.

Any advice appreciated.
[mod] 1 Like #23
For your basic uses you really dont need much in the way of graphics, but as its one of the things you cant upgrade later, I would go for it. There will be (according to sods law) a time in the near future when you will wish you had if you dont.
Helps resale value too when the time comes.
banned#24
We've got a few Dell laptops in the house - all with TrueLife & it's well worth it :)
#25
Thanks Mike, just ordered
#26
just a quick question as this will be my first laptop, is 1440 x 900 going to be sharp enough to play games like warcraft and watch movies on, or should i phone em up and get the more expensive screen. the price jumped by around £90 i think which put me off originally.
[mod]#27
krjgreen
just a quick question as this will be my first laptop, is 1440 x 900 going to be sharp enough to play games like warcraft and watch movies on, or should i phone em up and get the more expensive screen. the price jumped by around £90 i think which put me off originally.


Take a trip to PC world and have a look at some with the res on that your thinking of, then make your mind up.
Personally I think 1440x900 is enough.
I like truelife screens too ;)
banned#28
krjgreen
just a quick question as this will be my first laptop, is 1440 x 900 going to be sharp enough to play games like warcraft and watch movies on, or should i phone em up and get the more expensive screen. the price jumped by around £90 i think which put me off originally.


Let me tell you, once you widescreen, you will never look back.
#29
thanks for help, sticking with the 1440 x 900. due to arrive by 18th dec. cant wait!
#30
Whats the difference between vostro 1700 and inspiron 1720?

Price for both is almost the same with the same amount of spec so whats so different about them?
banned#31
Cheers Mike, a great laptop with some top specs. I've placed an order for this, have Dell cancelled before over mistakes? Don't forget people to bag in the Next-Gen Wireless-N wireless card for an extra £11.

Heat and rep given. :thumbsup:
banned#32
vivaki
Whats the difference between vostro 1700 and inspiron 1720?

Price for both is almost the same with the same amount of spec so whats so different about them?


"Dell's Vostro line is meant for the budget business user, while the Inspiron series is a consumer model which offers entertainment features.

The Vostro notebook is priced very competitively as it targets SMBs which need a cheap way to equip their workforce with portables. As such, they do not have the bells and whistles like MediaDirect entertainment interface nor offer a choice of colors. We do not expect a big difference in hardware or software quality for both series."
#33
hi
this bigger battery - 9 cell over the std 6 cell - just how far out the back does it stick ? ugly bulge ? too big for a laptop bag ?
worth the upgrade ?

cheers
#34
does anyone know if this laptop has a soundcard and speakers, just noticed it is not mentioned in the upgrade options on dells site.
#35
looks like its fixed now. Will try again.
[mod]#36
£586.33 delivered now as dell have removed the option upgrade the hard drive for a discount, sorry for thise that missed this but it did stay up for quite a while.
#37
oakwood49
hi
this bigger battery - 9 cell over the std 6 cell - just how far out the back does it stick ? ugly bulge ? too big for a laptop bag ?
worth the upgrade ?

cheers



I bought the 9 cell for Vostro 1400 and its a very big bulge. yes, its pretty ugly
#38
MikeT
£586.33 delivered now as dell have removed the option upgrade the hard drive for a discount, sorry for thise that missed this but it did stay up for quite a while.


Yep it was up a long while mate, and it was buy of the year. My mate needs two, took his time and now lost out big. I was very tempted for one myself but dont need a lappy :-) Keep up the good work, how you found it in the first place I'll never know :-)
#39
Was going to order, persuaded the missus fantastic deal, got home from friends, I boot up old lappy, she puts washing machine on....and the washing machine has packed up...so £230 spent with dixons instead...back to saving again.:x
#40
i got this answer back from them when i asked about any sound devices...

"As per the records this order you selected doesn't include any sound device and hence you may not be able to play music. Kindly note that this order has a socket to plug headphones by default. If you wish to add sound card to the order then we will have to cancel this order and you may place another order with the required specifications as we cannot make any amendments to the order once it is processed as the order production is an automated system and no manual intervention is possible. Please reply to the e-mail. RegardsHimabindu V"


i take it this means laptop does not have speakers but i can plug speakers into it via a heaphone jack? went back to the laptop configeration page and dont see and soundcard or speaker options.

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