Dell XPS 17 i7-2630QM (2GHz Quad Sandy Bridge), 6GB DDR3, 640GB, 3GB nVidia GT 555M, 9 Cell, 17.3" 1600x900 Screen - £793.09 Delivered @ Dell - HotUKDeals
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Maybe a bit expensive for some people but really high power, big screen, etc etc. Bit cheaper than before, though barely to be fair!

For this price use Voucher Code PQ5S0TGBBJM$LX (this voucher code is new)
Go through Quidco (10%) and enter Dell Part number N00X7M06

Dunno, seemed like a good price for a top spec in my opinion, not sure what everyone else thinks!

**Next to the most important elements of the spec.

Yes, I know that unfortunately, the screen isn't 1080 HD, but it's not far off!


- Dell XPS 17
**Base 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
**Memory 6144MB (1x2GB, 1x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel SDRAM
Keyboard Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
**Video Card 3GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M Graphics Card
**Hard Drive 640GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Optical Devices DVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write)
Wireless Networking Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 (EUR)
Cables UK 250V Power Cord
Shipping Documents English Documentation
Gedis Bundle Reference N02X7M06
Standard Warranty 1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC
Enhanced Service Packs 1 year of coverage included with your PC
Integrated Mobile Broadband Mobile Broadband Not Included
Order Information XPS L702x Order - UK
Primary Battery 9-cell 90Whr Lithium Ion battery
Carrying Cases No Carrying Case
Dell System Media Kit XPS L702x Resource DVD
Color Choice Silver Anodized Aluminum Cover
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Protection
Online Backup DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence
TV Tuner and Remote Control TvTuner Not Included
**LCD 17.3" HD+ WLED True-Life (1600x900) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera
DataSafe Datasafe Local 2.3 Basic
Microsoft Application Software No productivity Software selected
Protect your new PC McAfee® SecurityCenter 15 Month Subscription
Power Supply 150W AC Adaptor
Operating System Recovery Options OS Windows® Recovery Media Not included
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#1
Credit to Agharta from this thread

Didn't put this in my OP since OPs don't accept the same coding to put URLs!
#2
hot
#3
poor resolution
#4
Whilst I think this is lovely and everything (i've voted hot), it comes out at $1,100 including tax and delivery in the states, which includes a 1080p screen and backlit keyboard. So for the equivalent of 680 quid, i'd say this is still a bit expensive really.
#5
sabz786
poor resolution


Yes, did say in my OP!
1 Like #6
KitKatFox
Whilst I think this is lovely and everything (i've voted hot), it comes out at $1,100 including tax and delivery in the states, which includes a 1080p screen and backlit keyboard. So for the equivalent of 680 quid, i'd say this is still a bit expensive really.

While that is factually correct, we aren't in The States and we just have to accept that we pay more here, and our generous friends at the HMRC try their best to make sure we can't benefit from cheaper prices over there. It's not right, but it's the way it is.

I don't know much about this specific model, but having been researching laptops for some time now, it seems to me that Dells are (on the whole) better value than the average for EXACT equivalent specification. This may not be cheap, but I suspect it will be difficult to find the same spec. cheaper elsewhere.

sabz786
poor resolution

On the subject of screen resolution, I wish my eyesight was so finely tuned that I could tell the difference all the time between 1600x900 and full HD, but then most people's eyesight isn't either.

If full HD is so important you could always pay another £228 (less discount) for full HD, but it seems extravagant to me.






Edited By: spock1958 on Mar 19, 2011 15:34: extra
#7
Which stops me from giving my opinion does it?
AV1985
sabz786
poor resolution


Yes, did say in my OP!
4 Likes #8
sabz786
Which stops me from giving my opinion does it?
AV1985
sabz786
poor resolution


Yes, did say in my OP!

When your post is just 'poor resolution' with nothing else, yes, it makes you look like a troll who didn't bother to read the OP.

As someone with a 1600x900 17" laptop, I have to say the resolution is perfect (I had considered a Full HD one before) :)
#9
The reason for the one liner is its all already been discussed/debated in the other thread. You may like your res, but its poor imo.
tickedon
sabz786
Which stops me from giving my opinion does it?
AV1985
sabz786
poor resolution


Yes, did say in my OP!

When your post is just 'poor resolution' with nothing else, yes, it makes you look like a troll who didn't bother to read the OP.

As someone with a 1600x900 17" laptop, I have to say the resolution is perfect (I had considered a Full HD one before) :)
#10
spock1958
KitKatFox
Whilst I think this is lovely and everything (i've voted hot), it comes out at $1,100 including tax and delivery in the states, which includes a 1080p screen and backlit keyboard. So for the equivalent of 680 quid, i'd say this is still a bit expensive really.

While that is factually correct, we aren't in The States and we just have to accept that we pay more here, and our generous friends at the HMRC try their best to make sure we can't benefit from cheaper prices over there. It's not right, but it's the way it is.

I don't know much about this specific model, but having been researching laptops for some time now, it seems to me that Dells are (on the whole) better value than the average for EXACT equivalent specification. This may not be cheap, but I suspect it will be difficult to find the same spec. cheaper elsewhere.

sabz786
poor resolution

On the subject of screen resolution, I wish my eyesight was so finely tuned that I could tell the difference all the time between 1600x900 and full HD, but then most people's eyesight isn't either.

If full HD is so important you could always pay another £228 (less discount) for full HD, but it seems extravagant to me.








I'm well aware of our taxation, but a 110 pound price difference for an inferior specification is a big difference in my eyes. You have quoted 228 quid for an upgrade to a Full HD screen, effectively making the difference 338. I appreciate that is a HYPER inflated price for an upgrade, but this illustrates my point perfectly. I have first hand experience of the pricing differences between ourselves and the Americans.

I do, however, support your point that a Laptop with a 17 inch screen does not need a 1080p screen. Yes, you are sitting a couple of feet away from the screen so having a high PPI value is great, but if you have anything less than good reading eyesight, you'll probably struggle to make anything out. Something supported by the fact that our 5 year old VAIO with a 1080p screen has had its resolution at 1600x900 since the day it was loaded up.
#11
It was just about 12 months ago when the 'famous' 430 deal came out, dell vostro 430 core i7 860 quad core.
As the financial year end comes up again I would hope for some similarly good deals.
#12
I was about to buy this since the Dell offers of the 10%, the discount etc claims to expire this week.

However, is that more likely to be a hoax and better offers will still be on?

I personally don't NEED a laptop until July, so wondering if I should wait!
1 Like #13
AV1985
I was about to buy this since the Dell offers of the 10%, the discount etc claims to expire this week.
However, is that more likely to be a hoax and better offers will still be on?
I personally don't NEED a laptop until July, so wondering if I should wait!

The expiry dates of 'offers' are a bit of a red herring, as as soon as one has expired, another replaces it, which may be the same/better/worse, but you have to guess. The promotions usually rotate between 10%/5%/£70/£50, so 10% is probably the best you will get, but it will come around again before July. Sometimes discounts can be cumulative, and other times one discount negates another; I've really no idea how to out-think Dell.

Post #11 certainly has it's merits, as suppliers try to shift stuff for year end, but in the end it's all guesswork. My gut feeling is that if you see a laptop with the right spec at a price you are happy with, then go for it, but if you really don't need it until July, then wait a little longer as you will waste a third of your warranty period. Another consideration is that if you want to purchase 'support' then a Vostro is a better bet, because support charges are much cheaper (but don't ask me why).
1 Like #14
sabz786
poor resolution

It has the typical resolution for a laptop screen of this size!
Less would be poor and more would be good but it is just average.
What do you expect at this price with the other components included, 1080P?
#15
This is a good laptop IMHO. Hot

FWIW it was recently voted best buy in Computer shopper.
#16
Wow, boy do i wish i had the cash!
banned 1 Like #17
I had this very Laptop delivered on Monday and it does annoy me when people **** off the screen when it obvious they havent seen one in the flesh.Screen is superb and speed wise its the dogs doodaa's
#18
Looks awesome for the price, Recommended this for a friend, I wonder how much the equivalent Macbook Pro or Alienware would cost?
#19
NeonKnightz
Looks awesome for the price, Recommended this for a friend, I wonder how much the equivalent Macbook Pro or Alienware would cost?

The Macbook Pro 17 starts at £2,100 but it is a higher spec; 1080P, 2.2GHz, possibly better GPU; still crazy money though.
#20
Does this have a Gt 540 or GT 555? as title and description differ. Hot by the way, oh yeah and Don't feed the trolls! lol

Edit: just checked it's a gt 555 (lol £30 more for 3d capable)

Edited By: PinkyPonk Driver on Mar 20, 2011 15:29
#21
PinkyPonk Driver
Does this have a Gt 540 or GT 555? as title and description differ.

Have you tried clicking on the link to the deal to check?
#22
quidco takes FOREVER to process cashback. I'm still waiting since uhmmm since november?
#23
I bought a refurbished 1st Gen XPS 17 a month ago, and regarding the screen, I would have got the 1080p one if I had the choice. But the standard screen should be fine for most people. There is a thread dedicated to replacing the screen though and it seems easy enough to do so this can be an option as it will be much cheaper to do it yourself rather than pay the silly price Dell requires to upgrade the screen.

I'm abit worried about doing this as I dont want to scratch the laptop, but in the future I will be attempting this. Not just for the resolution, but also because the standard screen has terrible viewing angles. Apart from that though, this is a very very good laptop (bearing in mind its the 1st Gen one)
#24
I'm currently selling my top end/fully loaded Alienware m15x i7, 8gb ram, blu-ray, HD5850 mobility- look out for it in the for sale/trade forum. 6 months old.
#25
I think it's the original description that needs amending, as that says 600 X 900, which would be a poor resolution!

tickedon
sabz786
Which stops me from giving my opinion does it?
AV1985
sabz786
poor resolution

Yes, did say in my OP!
When your post is just 'poor resolution' with nothing else, yes, it makes you look like a troll who didn't bother to read the OP.

As someone with a 1600x900 17" laptop, I have to say the resolution is perfect (I had considered a Full HD one before) :)
#26
Can someone please help me out here..... I have seen laptops in the shops that say 1080p screen on a 15.6" screen. How are you supposed to be able to read the text if the resolution is that high? I went on YouTube to see some of the laptops and even though it says 1080p, the resolution on the screen in Windows seems to be 1366x768.

How does this resolution work? It is only 1080p when watching movies, or will it also be 1080p working Windows? If its 1080p in Windows it will be impossible to work with surely?
#27
cubed
Can someone please help me out here..... I have seen laptops in the shops that say 1080p screen on a 15.6" screen. How are you supposed to be able to read the text if the resolution is that high? I went on YouTube to see some of the laptops and even though it says 1080p, the resolution on the screen in Windows seems to be 1366x768.

How does this resolution work? It is only 1080p when watching movies, or will it also be 1080p working Windows? If its 1080p in Windows it will be impossible to work with surely?


It works and for a lot of people with average eyesight it'll be the business. Working in Office documents is not problem as you can just zoom in and out, as with most modern web browsers. My parents have trouble without their reading glasses on our 1080p 17inch VAIO though.
3 Likes #28
Not worth it with a 1600x900, what's the point of the power underneath.
#29
wjmusson
I think it's the original description that needs amending, as that says 600 X 900, which would be a poor resolution!

tickedon
sabz786
Which stops me from giving my opinion does it?
AV1985
sabz786
poor resolution


Yes, did say in my OP!

When your post is just 'poor resolution' with nothing else, yes, it makes you look like a troll who didn't bother to read the OP.

As someone with a 1600x900 17" laptop, I have to say the resolution is perfect (I had considered a Full HD one before) :)


Good spot, amended!
#30
AV1985
Good spot, amended!

The graphics card in the title needs amending also; it's correct in the main description.
[mod]#31
On a 17" screen your not going to notice 1080 over the res this is at anyway. I have a 24" LED pc monitor and the 720P res vs the 1080p res is insignificant. its not anything to moan about. and thats on a 24"

I think the specs are fine for this and the "poor res" comment.... really...No it fine,

Good find but i'm voting cold because its too expensive for me....


KIDDING! Heat added. good find.
#32
NeoTrix
On a 17" screen your not going to notice 1080 over the res this is at anyway. I have a 24" LED pc monitor and the 720P res vs the 1080p res is insignificant. its not anything to moan about. and thats on a 24"

I think the specs are fine for this and the "poor res" comment.... really...No it fine,

Good find but i'm voting cold because its too expensive for me....


KIDDING! Heat added. good find.

Well if you do plan to output this in a big tv it will have a very big difference.
#33
I don't think you can compare a 17" laptop screen to a 24" desktop monitor
NeoTrix
On a 17" screen your not going to notice 1080 over the res this is at anyway. I have a 24" LED pc monitor and the 720P res vs the 1080p res is insignificant. its not anything to moan about. and thats on a 24"

I think the specs are fine for this and the "poor res" comment.... really...No it fine,

Good find but i'm voting cold because its too expensive for me....


KIDDING! Heat added. good find.
1 Like #34
If you struggle to notice the diff between 1600x900 and 1920x1080 on a 17" screen a couple of feet from your nose, then may I suggest a trip to specsavers? Theres 633600 more pixels in full HD, and at that distance your eyes should be able to pick out everyone. If there was a dead pixel, I'm sure you'd notice straightaway.
#35
jaydeeuk1
If you struggle to notice the diff between 1600x900 and 1920x1080 on a 17" screen a couple of feet from your nose, then may I suggest a trip to specsavers? Theres 633600 more pixels in full HD, and at that distance your eyes should be able to pick out everyone. If there was a dead pixel, I'm sure you'd notice straightaway.


Exactly. I have 1080p on my Vaio 16.4" laptop, and would hate to have to use a lower resolution again. 1080p on this laptop would be nice and sharp
banned#36
What would this be like for gaming? The prcessor appears to be very powerful but I don't know about the card (I assume it's decent if it's got 3gb of RAM).
#37
NeoTrix
On a 17" screen your not going to notice 1080 over the res this is at anyway. I have a 24" LED pc monitor and the 720P res vs the 1080p res is insignificant. its not anything to moan about. and thats on a 24"I think the specs are fine for this and the "poor res" comment.... really...No it fine

Are you confusing the issue of HD versus FHD video with that of screen resolution for a PC monitor? They are very different things and with regard to PC screen resolution it’s not a subjective difference as it’s a plain in your face objective difference.
#38
NeoTrix
On a 17" screen your not going to notice 1080 over the res this is at anyway. I have a 24" LED pc monitor and the 720P res vs the 1080p res is insignificant. its not anything to moan about. and thats on a 24"

I think the specs are fine for this and the "poor res" comment.... really...No it fine,

Good find but i'm voting cold because its too expensive for me....


KIDDING! Heat added. good find.


You're overlooking one very important factor - screen real estate
#39
Seems a good deal hot from me. Not going to go into the age-old arguments of USA v UK pricing or 1080p but if you ever want to find all dell deals that change every Thursday go here http://www.dmxdimension.com/
banned#40
When your quoting a post try leaving your comment underneath it instead of above it.

sabz786
I don't think you can compare a 17" laptop screen to a 24" desktop monitor
NeoTrix
On a 17" screen your not going to notice 1080 over the res this is at anyway. I have a 24" LED pc monitor and the 720P res vs the 1080p res is insignificant. its not anything to moan about. and thats on a 24"

I think the specs are fine for this and the "poor res" comment.... really...No it fine,

Good find but i'm voting cold because its too expensive for me....


KIDDING! Heat added. good find.


sabz786
I don't think you can compare a 17" laptop screen to a 24" desktop monitor
NeoTrix
On a 17" screen your not going to notice 1080 over the res this is at anyway. I have a 24" LED pc monitor and the 720P res vs the 1080p res is insignificant. its not anything to moan about. and thats on a 24"

I think the specs are fine for this and the "poor res" comment.... really...No it fine,

Good find but i'm voting cold because its too expensive for me....


KIDDING! Heat added. good find.


When your quoting a post try leaving your comment underneath it instead of above it.


Edited By: SHOWMAN36 on Mar 20, 2011 18:44

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