Dell Vostro 3750 i7-2630QM (Sandy Bridge), 6GB DDR3, 750GB, 1GB nVidia GT525M, 17.3" 1600x900 Screen, Custom Lid Colour, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard - £790.80 Delivered @ Dell (+ Possible Quidco) - HotUKDeals
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Another laptop beast, similar to the XPS 17 specs but a lot of extras (fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, more RAM, coloured lid etc) for a small extra. Plus it has a 17 inch screen (though granted, not FHD).

Looks good to me, I'm tempted to get this rather than the XPS!

Use voucher code 9N50TP25BMJ52Z to get this price. It works for me, maybe because I've gone through the small business side of things.

Anyone struggling with this code, go through to the small business part of the site, log in, and search for product N0507514 - that works!

For an extra £35, warranty goes from 1 year to 3 years, certainly worth it in my opinion!

Base Vostro 3750 : Standard Base
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
Microsoft Operating System English Genuine Windows® 7 SP1 Professional (64 BIT) with Recovery DVD
Memory 6144MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x4096 + 1x2048]
Keyboard Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Backlit Keyboard
Video Card Nvidia® Geforce™ N12P-GE (128-bit), 1GB Graphics
Hard Drive 750GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Optical Devices 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
Wireless Intel WiFi 1030 802.11 b/g/n/BT3.0 Combo
Cables 1 Meter Power Cord D-Series - UK
Shipping Documents English Documentation
Gedis Bundle Reference N0507514
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr ProSupport and Next Business Day On-Site Service
Order Information Vostro 3750 Order
Primary Battery Primary 6-cell 48 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Dell System Media Kit Vostro 3750 Diagnostics and Drivers
Camera Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Camera
Colour Choice LCD Back Cover : Silver WLAN
Online Backup DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence
Online Backup Software Software: DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence
Labels Intel Core Label i72
LCD 17.3 inch High Definition LED Display (1600 X 900) with anti-glare
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
CompleteCare Declined Accidental Damage offer
Protect your new PC Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 15-months
Power Supply 130W AC Adaptor
Biometric Identification Palmrest : Fingerprint Reader Biometric
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1 Like #1
Upgrade to 3 year Next Business Day warranty for £35 (plus VAT, minus Quidco) = £38.50. For the XPS 17 that would cost about £120.
1 Like #2
sorry i've been converted to Apple macbook pro, but this is a good spec and a good price so have some heat.
#3
Agharta
Upgrade to 3 year Next Business Day warranty for £35 (plus VAT, minus Quidco) = £38.50. For the XPS 17 that would cost about £120.


Good shout, well worth it!
#4
put GT 525M in the title, makes more sense! http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-525M.43889.0.html
#5
AugQX
put GT 525M in the title, makes more sense! http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-525M.43889.0.html


I have done but that's not what it says in the description...
#6
What you on about its £874....?
#7
brendanb581
What you on about its £874....?

Read the OP:

"Use voucher code 9N50TP25BMJ52Z to get this price."

Edited By: Agharta on May 02, 2011 18:05
#8
Oh my mistake, sorry OP!
#9
Does this have 2 Hard disk bays like the XPS 17 does? Hot deal none the less.
#10
Code doesn't work for me
#11
these sandy bridge i7 run really cool upto the last i7
[helper]#12
AV1985
AugQX
put GT 525M in the title, makes more sense! http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-525M.43889.0.html

I have done but that's not what it says in the description...

N12P-GE is the codename for the NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M.
#13
whizzkid
Code doesn't work for me

You need to login for it to work; at least I did.
[helper]#14
whizzkid
Code doesn't work for me


Doesn't seem to work with me either - it comes up with the following;

Coupons Entered
The following coupons have been entered but require additional information or do not meet eligibility requirements. Click "View Details" link(s) for more information.

70 MOFF on single Vostro systems above £679
Expires 06 May 2011 View Details Remove Coupon


Nothing meaningful comes up when you click "View Details".

Anyone else having any luck with the code?

EDIT - Agharta's comments noted above - I have registered and tried the code again...still not working..?

Edited By: djmetsandy on May 02, 2011 18:43
#15
For what it's worth, if you call them and tell them you've been emailed the code and it's not working, they'll honour it.

Alternatively, go through dmxdimension.co.uk, or through the home office part of the site OR log in and the code does work!
#16
Nice spec, just a shame it's not full HD.
#17
I looked closely at this laptop and thought it was a great option

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vostro-3750-17inch-sandybridge-i5-2410m-2-3ghz-nvidia-gt525-500gb-4096mb-610-del/915741

The only negatives are the not full HD screen.

Heat added.
#18
nice one, heat added
#19
Anyone struggling with this code, go through to the small business part of the site, log in, and search for product N0507514 - that works!
#20
dromi
I looked closely at this laptop and thought it was a great option

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vostro-3750-17inch-sandybridge-i5-2410m-2-3ghz-nvidia-gt525-500gb-4096mb-610-del/915741

The only negatives are the not full HD screen.

Heat added.



For an extra £170, it's an i7, more RAM and bigger HDD. I think it's worth the extra considering the huge jump in power from i5 to i7.
#21
For an extra £170, it's an i7, more RAM and bigger HDD. I think it's worth the extra considering the huge jump in power from i5 to i7.


It make sense for me as well!
At the point I found that deal the i7 option was way more expensive...
#22
@dromi & @AV1985 - Surely it really is down to what you want out of the machine and what you need. I'd go for the i7 myself but then I tend to buy an expensive machine and then over the next 3 or so years run it into the ground. However, if you just want a general use machine with the option to occasionally edit the odd photo etc then the i5 version is a good deal. If you want a bit more power for more regular power tasks then the i7 would be worth the money.
#23
Astec123
@dromi & @AV1985 - Surely it really is down to what you want out of the machine and what you need. I'd go for the i7 myself but then I tend to buy an expensive machine and then over the next 3 or so years run it into the ground. However, if you just want a general use machine with the option to occasionally edit the odd photo etc then the i5 version is a good deal. If you want a bit more power for more regular power tasks then the i7 would be worth the money.


Agreed but for general use, you'd be ok with a Clarksfield i3 as well. And they'd be much cheaper, nearer the £400 mark.

My own desktop PC had, for a long time, a dual core Athlon 4000+, 2gb RAM, a £30 graphics card and it ran well for a long time. Even played most top games.

I now have a Quadcore Phenom X4 and 4gb RAM and it's very quick for me, and I'm a pretty power user!

So with that in mind, no, nobody really NEEDS an i7, nor 6gb RAM unless they want a really powerful machine and want it to fly.

But hey, it's nice to have right?!
#24
Ordered one for myself and paid the extra £35 to get a 3 year warranty.

Ordered it in red. The red/black combo looks smart!
#25
Crap screen. Terrible resolution for Size.
#26
hot deal, shame about resolution though :(
#27
A 17.3" laptop and that too a business model? Seriously Dell, what were you thinking?
#28
Price is about right...
#29
I just had a Dell XPS which I'm returning. Was 17 inch and was this resolution. Looked fine to me! Wouldn't have minded a higher resolution but certainly still looked great and to be fair, I doubt I'd have used the higher resolution!

You can get higher resolutions, just pay more!
#30
Can this exact model be upgraded to 1920x1080 res?

At the moment i have a studio 17" with 1920x1080 res but think the vostro look slicker.
#31
Can this exact model be upgraded to 1920x1080 res?


unfortunately its not an option..
#32
It looks nice but doesn't seem to be a good improvement on the Dell sandy bridge's posted here about 3 weeks ago as it's only got a 1GB graphics processors while some other deals had 3GB and worked out cheaper.
#33
samc
It looks nice but doesn't seem to be a good improvement on the Dell sandy bridge's posted here about 3 weeks ago as it's only got a 1GB graphics processors while some other deals had 3GB and worked out cheaper.


I'm the one who posted the Dell XPS 17! This has more RAM, bigger HDD, different colored lids, backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader. Quite a lot extra with similar prices.

Plus I ordered the XPS and am returning it on Wednesday because it has faulty Usb ports which is a common problem and even though Dell have known about it for six months, they haven't found a proper fix!
#34
Oh, plus a mere £35 gets you an extra 2 years warranty!

AV1985
samc
It looks nice but doesn't seem to be a good improvement on the Dell sandy bridge's posted here about 3 weeks ago as it's only got a 1GB graphics processors while some other deals had 3GB and worked out cheaper.


I'm the one who posted the Dell XPS 17! This has more RAM, bigger HDD, different colored lids, backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader. Quite a lot extra with similar prices.

Plus I ordered the XPS and am returning it on Wednesday because it has faulty Usb ports which is a common problem and even though Dell have known about it for six months, they haven't found a proper fix!
#35
would not spend on dell so much
#36
very nice spec, with good bangs per £. Hot!

If it was full HD then even better!

Edited By: smiler594 on May 03, 2011 10:27
#37
Looks good but would need to know how quiet this machine runs before handing over £800!
#38
Just wrt the CPU. The jump from i5 to i7 is not huge by any means for sandy bridge. This one's CPU is actually clocked lower that the i5 linked earlier in the thread. You would benefit from hyperthreading but that's negligible for most users.
#39
TK3142
Just wrt the CPU. The jump from i5 to i7 is not huge by any means for sandy bridge. This one's CPU is actually clocked lower that the i5 linked earlier in the thread. You would benefit from hyperthreading but that's negligible for most users.


I may be proved wrong by someone with more expertise than myself, but...

The mobile i5 cpus are all listed as possessing only two *cores*. http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyId=43483

By contrast, the QM-designated i7 cpus (which this laptop contains) have *four cores*. http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyId=43402

This is not just a difference in hyperthreading: there are more physical processor cores on the i7 chip.

Of course, you are right in suggesting that it may be of little importance to most users.
#40
For single applications, not multiple, some i5 cores outperform i7's as they are clocked higher at stock. However, open several apps and the i7's advantage kicks in.

Whether this is "noticeable" for the average user is debatable.

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