Dell XPS 1330 Notebook with Linux. 1.83Ghz C2D, 1gig, 120Gb, dvdrw, 4 cell £482 delivered - HotUKDeals
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305-N04X3315 Home site - Best price £482.10 Delivered.
XPS 1330 (N04X3315)

Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5550 (1.83 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) - N-Series
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
Ubuntu Edition version 7.10
Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)
13.3" UltraSharp WXGA (1280x800) CCFL Display (220nits) with TrueLife
No Biometric Fingerprint Reader
Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load Drive - N-Series
Primary 4-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (37 WHr) Lightweight
English Documentation with English/Irish Power Cord
Intel Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe - Core 2 Duo Processors
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[mod]#1
This will probably die a cold death but I'm just making you aware of the possibility of buying with an alternative OS Linux.
#2
Voted Hot, these are amazing machines, and well worth the price of 2 Asus eee's
#3
the cheapest ever XPS M1330 possibly.

Bit of a turnup to see Dell promoting Linux. Often its the same price for less or more for less.
#4
Just realised u have to add the 10% voucher for this price, probably worth adding the better processor for just £10 more, voted hot!!!
#5
Nice until I noticed the 4 cell battery and to upgrade to 6 cell costs £47. :x
[mod]#6
Agharta;1853935
Nice until I noticed the 4 cell battery and to upgrade to 6 cell costs £47. :x


I think they are pushing this one as being lightweight and not a powerhouse so the 4 cell will with no graphics card to drive give reasonable life.
#7
MikeT
I think they are pushing this one as being lightweight and not a powerhouse so the 4 cell will with no graphics card to drive give reasonable life.

It may be fairly small but it’s still using standard laptop components (no low voltage CPUs, 1.8” HDD etc) so I personally wouldn’t buy one with a 4 cell battery.
#8
Agharta
Nice until I noticed the 4 cell battery and to upgrade to 6 cell costs £47. :x


Hot deal. Kind of expensive for 6 cell battery £55.21 vat included. But u get 10% discount anyway.
#9
Thanks Mike for posting this, I didn't realise Dell were now offering Linux as an option. Nice to see a little more choice available.
#10
asusboy
Hot deal. Kind of expensive for 6 cell battery £55.21 vat included


£47 is with VAT, but u get 10% off this price too, so £42.30 extra, still steeper than u'd like though
[mod]#11
asusboy;1854132
Hot deal. Kind of expensive for 6 cell battery £55.21 vat included


I think the fire in the battery plant in March has caused a shortage of batteries for all manufacturers and resulted in price rises.
#12
martyj999
£47 is with VAT, but u get 10% off this price too, so £42.30 extra, still steeper than u'd like though


Forgot about that I was in the Home site:oops:
#13
Good deal voted hot, and nice to linux on there.

Slightly off topic, does anyone know when the next decent dell sale will start? as someone mentioned something about dell tax years being slightly different, so there might be a sale on this month sometime?
#14
Are XP drivers available if we want to remove Ubuntu?
#15
Hi

Was just wanting to know whether its possible to install XP/Vista on this and what the max amount of RAM this motherboard is capable off?

Looks like a bargain to me considering its an XPS.
#16
Totoriko
Are XP drivers available if we want to remove Ubuntu?

exactly what i wanted to know, i have my own version of XP that i could put on there and this would be a good deal
#17
Yes, you can install XP fine.

I have run both Vista and XP on my machine, you need an XP SP2 CD though.

Some drivers are not availble but the majority are.
#18
I suggested one of these for my housemate; she wanted a MacBook but couldn't afford it. This is a very good alternative and features several of the MacBook's (hardware) design features. The trackpad is very small, a problem afflicting many laptops, but other than that, she's very pleased with it, and I was pretty impressed with it too. It's very small and light, and feels pretty solidly made.

I would suggest that people take the 6-cell battery instead of the 4-cell one though, battery life will be pretty pathetic on the 4-cell. (If you go for the 9-cell, the battery pokes out the back of the laptop, so I wouldn't recommend that).
#19
Good price but not as good a deal as the one back in January.

It was with 1.66Ghz but 2Gb ram 160Gb HDD and windows vista home premium, plus £20 off with quidco. so around £460 all in.

4 cell is surprisingly good on M1330. with max power saving profile and low LCD brightness with wifi off I can get 2.5 hours maybe more out of it.
#20
I think this is screaming out for 2GB RAM. I wouldn't take a laptop at almost £500 without it. How much does the upgrade cost?

Nice looking machine.
suspended#21
It's Ubuntu, it will run great with 1gb. It will also run XP well with 1gb. You can forget Vista though!
#22
Hi,
I've just priced up a similar laptop with Vista, and once you add the biometric reader to the Ubuntu one, the vista ones comes up £10 or so cheaper....

Am I missing something?

snx
#23
benwoodcock
It's Ubuntu, it will run great with 1gb. It will also run XP well with 1gb. You can forget Vista though!


Very true with Ununtu, but I wouldn't expect these laptops to always have the same OS on them :)
#24
:whistling:Don't forget Quidco
#25
benwoodcock
It's Ubuntu, it will run great with 1gb. It will also run XP well with 1gb. You can forget Vista though!



Yes, but who wants to just run Ubuntu or XP? Presumably you would want to install an application or two on top of the operating system. Once you open an Access database or a largish tiff file in GIMP, you will soon realise that 1GB is really not enough.
#26
Dell have been getting some bad press for their Linux systems as they have been offering free upgrades to memory and disc only on the windows versions effectively making the Linux machines a bad deal. Ubuntu is great but I wouldn't want a Dell unless it was really, really cheap.
#27
Totoriko
Are XP drivers available if we want to remove Ubuntu?
No. Dell only support Vista on the XPS laptops, there is comprehensive driver support there but for XP you'd be on your own. I understand it's quite painful to get a full set of drivers together, involving a lot of googling and lot of hacking INF files and the like.

My XPS 1530 (from the recent misprice deal; thanks tons for that MikeT!) runs Ubuntu pretty well. Even the fingerprint scanner is supported (alledgedly, I've not tried it yet -- pretty far down my list of priorities!). The underlying hardware is very similar between the 13" and 15" models so I think Ubuntu would be a fine choice on the laptop, depending on what you want to use it for.
#28
I might have been tempted had it come with a decent graphics card....
#29
sonix
Hi,
I've just priced up a similar laptop with Vista, and once you add the biometric reader to the Ubuntu one, the vista ones comes up £10 or so cheaper....

Am I missing something?

The biometric fingerprint reader isn't worth £60. Note that you can also get a £10 upgrade to the 2ghz processor with the Ubuntu one making it a significantly better deal.

I'm tempted, but I'm torn between this buying a Macbook and installing Ubuntu on there. £100 more after education discount, but for that you get better battery-life, a better Penryn processor and an LED backlight on the monitor.

BeerGoggles
I might have been tempted had it come with a decent graphics card....

On the upside, Intel graphics chipset support in Linux is great.
#30
the extremely lardy macbooks are due a serious revamp.

I am not sure where you the LED backlight from for the Macbook. Can you point out where it states LED screen??????????????
Interestingly there is a class action against Apple for downgrading their Imac 20" screen to a very cheap TN screen whilst advertising it as an 'upgrade'.
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/04/01/apple_imac_class_action/
Probably the same class action against the macbook advertising.

What you dont even get is a DVD writer. Thats on the extra £130 model!!!!!! £830 to Joe Bloggs.

Personally I dont see why anyone would install Ubuntu on a MAcbook, apart from maybe for a student studying computing.
#31
LadyEleanor
the extremely lardy macbooks are due a serious revamp.

I am not sure where you the LED backlight from for the Macbook. Can you point out where it states LED screen??????????????
That wasn't worth 14 question marks, but I'm getting confused with the Macbook Pros. Apologies. The aluminium ones are supposedly coming out soon, but I'm not fond of their styling.

Personally I dont see why anyone would install Ubuntu on a MAcbook, apart from maybe for a student studying computing.

I'm a Computer Science student, but I generally find Mac OS X rather unintuitive, unflexible and annoying to use compared to its rivals but still quite like the hardware. When pretty much all the software I use is available cross-platform, there's no reason to use an OS I don't like.

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