Dell Vostro Laptop (New range) 17inch Core i5-430M, 3gig ram, 320GB, 1GB graphics, £575 delivered - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
Hi guys, I think this is a good mid range laptop for those who are after a big screen.

Use this code to get the shown price: DC$36080JSKCC6

for £40 you can extend the cover to "3Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day "

for £30 you can increase the RAM to 4gig

Specs:
English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32Bit)
Graphics : Nvidia® Geforce GT 330M, 1GB Graphics
320GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
ROW Dell Bluetooth 365 Card
8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Wireless : ROW Dell Wireless 1520 (802.11n) Half Mini Card
Battery : Primary 6-cell 56W/HR LI-ION
Display : 17.3in Widescreen LED Anti-glare
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
AntiVirus : English Trend (15 month subscription)Antivirus Software
More From Dell (Business):

All Comments

(40) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Hmm tempting - need to replace my Dell Inspiron 1501 with it's jumping touchpad :whistling:
#2
Seems a good deal to me :thumbsup:
#3
can I also have i5 processor in Dell 13" range?
#4
The N0437004 ecode is a much better starting point; it's almost the same spec. for £59 less!

The (fixed) default config. for the N0437004 is not eligible for the -£90 discount code; however if you change the OS to Win7 Pro 32bit it pushes the machine upto £564 (pre-VAT) just above the £549 threshold for the discount code.

After VAT, this setup works out at £556.95! (discount code almost entirely cancelling out the VAT!)

I guess that's even hotter than your deal!!

:edit:

Ofcourse, upgrading the OS isn't the only way to push the config. above the discount threshold.
You could downgrade the unnecessary 15month virus protection subscription (saving you a further £19.95),
and then go for one of the more expensive upgrades to the Warranty, M$ Office, or OS.

:edit2:

Another option is to stick with the N0437002 ecode (as it gets you a wireless-n wifi card, rather than b/g found in the N0437004),
and simply remove the stupid anti-virus package(£19.95).
The deal is still above the £549 threshold, so after VAT the price to pay is £551.13.

:edit3:

Cheapest option....
Start from ecode N0437004,
remove the 15month virus protection subscription (-£19.95),
add '(English) Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32Bit to XP Professional SP3 (Downgrade)' (+£40.00).

Pre-VAT price, £549.05; 4p over the discount code threshold!
Apply discount code to get a final price of £539.38.
#5
TehJumpingJawa

remove the 15month virus protection subscription (-£19.95),
.


Thanks for your post, I had a look at them now but it doesn't allow me to remove the anti virus from it?

Regarding the Vostro range, I know they are not as good as the Latitude range but how do they compare with Studio range ???
#6
hamal
Thanks for your post, I had a look at them now but it doesn't allow me to remove the anti virus from it?

Regarding the Vostro range, I know they are not as good as the Latitude range but how do they compare with Studio range ???


:?

You could yesterday! (infact, you could @ 4am this morning!!)
Dell must have 'fixed' it in the last couple of hours. :x
#7
any1 know if this has hdmi out?
doesn;t mention it on product page
#8
I think it does, if you go to the product's page and then look at the pictures of the slots you should be able to see it.
#9
hamal
Regarding the Vostro range, I know they are not as good as the Latitude range but how do they compare with Studio range ???


The Studios are more prestigious, but more expensive and less well built.

I haven't seen the 3700, but the previous models have a very tough chassis. Some of the minor panels aren't as strong which is the difference between Vostros and Latitudes/Thinkpads.

Sound quality is the drawback with these, otherwise they're excellent machines.
#10
How bad is the sound quality? Not too loud?
#11
Anyone know the maximum resolution of this range? Also, how do you remove the antivirus option?

Thanks
#12
Dell have done their best so that you don't find what is the max resolution on this.

So it'd be great if someone could let us know.
#13
RichArab
Anyone know the maximum resolution of this range? Also, how do you remove the antivirus option?

Thanks



I asked Dell's cs and they said its 1600x900
#14
The GT 330M is a pretty decent class 2 graphics card too. This laptop could be a viable alternative to a desktop PC.
#15
It is only Windows® 7 (32 BIT) and you can't later upgrade the momory more then 4 MB. On the other hand Windows® 7 (64 BIT) you could upgrade momory up to 8 MB.
#16
Excellent laptop - far better than the Inspiron.

I'm a student and the speakers are loud, the keyboard is well set out and spliff proof. The mousepad is perfect, I just don't get the Inspiron (or many other laptops) pads. Plus the cherry red kicks ass.
Oh and it has a touchscreen media bar despite being a 'business' model which kicks ass!

Can't think of a single bad thing 'bout this laptop.
#17
Can't agree with comments that this is goo build quality. Test drove two models last year and both were shockingly poor quality build wise. Bendy keyboards, massive depression when typing, they felt as though they would not last at all.

These are not mid range, they are not that good. You can get whatever spec you want but I couldn't buy these as the design is cheap plastic and low quality.
#18
This is absolutely spot on for what I need... I'll be replacing my old Vostro 1500 (which has gone to my wife!).

Question... how do you remove the anti virus package? (on any of the e-codes...). I can only see options for 15 months, 2 or 3 years...

edit: sorry, nevermind, just noticed the post regarding them "fixing" it.
#19
3.1415926;8241479
Can't agree with comments that this is goo build quality. Test drove two models last year and both were shockingly poor quality build wise. Bendy keyboards, massive depression when typing, they felt as though they would not last at all.

These are not mid range, they are not that good. You can get whatever spec you want but I couldn't buy these as the design is cheap plastic and low quality.



Don't listen to him, he's an irrational number :-D
#20
TehJumpingJawa

:edit2:

Another option is to stick with the N0437002 ecode (as it gets you a wireless-n wifi card, rather than b/g found in the N0437004),
and simply remove the stupid anti-virus package(£19.95).
The deal is still above the £549 threshold, so after VAT the price to pay is £551.13.



I'm assuming I've done something wrong.. but followed deal 2 quoted above, upgraded the RAM to 4MB, changed nothing else, added the 90 pounds discount code, but mine is showing at 609.83...
#21
pc2009
It is only Windows® 7 (32 BIT) and you can't later upgrade the momory more then 4 MB. On the other hand Windows® 7 (64 BIT) you could upgrade momory up to 8 MB.


Good point, but I'd struggle to think of any application that this laptop would be suitable for that you'd need 8gb over 4gb. Video editing perhaps, but you'd surely want a proper workstation for that, unless its just dicking about with adobe premiere.
#22
If you're going to be doing any stuff in VMWare (or Virtual Box etc...) Then you'll want as much memory as you can get.
#23
Felix 360
Excellent laptop - far better than the Inspiron.

I'm a student and the speakers are loud, the keyboard is well set out and spliff proof. The mousepad is perfect, I just don't get the Inspiron (or many other laptops) pads. Plus the cherry red kicks ass.
Oh and it has a touchscreen media bar despite being a 'business' model which kicks ass!

Can't think of a single bad thing 'bout this laptop.


Have you actually got one, or just making it up? I didn't think any of the new gen i3/i5 Vostros had arrived in the UK yet.
#24
Deleted comments - just realised this is about the Vostro model.
1 Like #25
I've owned an Inspiron (1501) a Vostro (1700??) a Latitude 5500 and a Studio (1555).

From a business like perspective the Latitude is by far the best in terms of build quality. The Studio is by far the best to use "out the office" - then I do have a backlit keyboard 4gb ram and Win 7 pro 64 bit on this. :-D

The Inspiron is cheaply made and it shows and the Vostro was the worst bit of kit I had ever purchased - constant hardware failures (Dell replaced mobo; hdd & graphics interface under warranty). :x

I aslo still have an old Dell C610 which is still going strong and looks as good as new (partly thanks to it permanantly residing in a docking station with external k/board & monitor !!!! :whistling:
#26
J400uk
Have you actually got one, or just making it up? I didn't think any of the new gen i3/i5 Vostros had arrived in the UK yet.


Making it up?!

I have a C2D Vostro, sorry I should've made it clearer.

I'm assuming these are going to be similar if not the same if not better.

Not sure why people are dissing these, I love my Vostro :)
#27
is there anyway i could change the graphic card on this to a 5650 in the dell spec?
#28
we are certainly spoiled for choice with DELL laptops/notebooks at the moment
#29
bingowings85
we are certainly spoiled for choice with DELL laptops/notebooks at the moment


Only that Dell have decided to do away with 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 1200 resolution screens on nearly all their laptop range; the highest on most is 1600 x 900.
#30
Felix 360
Excellent laptop - far better than the Inspiron.

I'm a student and the speakers are loud, the keyboard is well set out and spliff proof. The mousepad is perfect, I just don't get the Inspiron (or many other laptops) pads. Plus the cherry red kicks ass.
Oh and it has a touchscreen media bar despite being a 'business' model which kicks ass!

Can't think of a single bad thing 'bout this laptop.


3.1415926
Can't agree with comments that this is goo build quality. Test drove two models last year and both were shockingly poor quality build wise. Bendy keyboards, massive depression when typing, they felt as though they would not last at all.

These are not mid range, they are not that good. You can get whatever spec you want but I couldn't buy these as the design is cheap plastic and low quality.


Two people with wildly contrasting opinions.

Seems like it would be pretty useful to try one out before purchase. Where is it possible to do this?
#31
david1274
Two people with wildly contrasting opinions.

Seems like it would be pretty useful to try one out before purchase. Where is it possible to do this?


Dude, the other guys being a tad too picky, what do you want for your money. You can't just sit around idolising deals all day on better products cause as soon as you buy one you'll want another. This laptop is most likely gonna do everything you need at a great price and I reckon that as a lazy, clumsy, messy student I'm a pretty suitable candidate to talk about the build quality.

Just think I don't even use a carry case for this, it's used every day thrown around passed about cigarettes rolled on it, I spilt lucozade on it n the only problem was the keys are stickin down obviously due to the glucose so I need a new keyboard but meh. Being a student also means practically everyone I know has a laptop and I rate mine (an old Vostro) as easily one of the best.

I remembered the one bad thing about the Vostro, might have been fixed in this latest version I have no idea, but the left handrest area gets pretty warm. it's certainly not as bad as what they all say online but it gets pretty warm.

Just buy it man.
#32
Felix 360

Just buy it man.


Lol, if you insist.;-)

Seriously, is there a showroom where you can handle a Vostro in the flesh before purchase?
#33
hamal;8237632
I asked Dell's cs and they said its 1600x900


I'm looking to replace my wife's laptop which had a 1680 x 1050 screen. For business work the depth, rather than the width of the screen, is much better the bigger it is, but all you seem to be able to buy these days is widescreen crap. If I want to watch a widescreen dvd I'll watch it on my telly. I want a laptop for business:x:x
#34
I guess the main question is how good is the screen on these Vostro's...and it seems like nobody has tested them before. So it could be a hit or it could be a miss.
#35
hamal
I guess the main question is how good is the screen on these Vostro's...and it seems like nobody has tested them before. So it could be a hit or it could be a miss.


As could the keyboard. I can't believe Dell would expect you to fork out £500-600 without being able to handle a shop demo machine in person before purchase. You could buy a desktop based on reviews but a laptop is riskier. Isn't there a showroom somewhere?
#36
david1274;8251864
As could the keyboard. I can't believe Dell would expect you to fork out £500-600 without being able to handle a shop demo machine in person before purchase. You could buy a desktop based on reviews but a laptop is riskier. Isn't there a showroom somewhere?


Currys and PC World have some Dell models available to play with in-store. I suppose you could call yourl local store and find out whether they have this..
#37
Great spec for the price. Shame the i5/i7 processors have such poor battery life - combined with the nvidia graphics this will be a real battery muncher.
#38
This is more than just a "mid range" laptop, gees.
#39
Deal seems to have expired, on looking closer it says while stocks last .They must be all gone:x
#40
Has 1 HDMI port.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!