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Dell XPS 17 i7 740QM 1.73Ghz, 4gb RAM, 500gb, 17.3 HD+ WLED display, 3GB Nvidia GT 445M £766.10

£766.10 @ Dell
Use code : GK1?HBDLV$GQD5 at checkout. (UPDATED) A great desktop replacement... Its a quad core pc, basically has four cores running at 1.73ghz, which can be turbo boosted to 2.93Ghz. 4GB of RAM … Read More
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Use code : GK1?HBDLV$GQD5 at checkout. (UPDATED)

A great desktop replacement... Its a quad core pc, basically has four cores running at 1.73ghz, which can be turbo boosted to 2.93Ghz. 4GB of RAM running at 1333mhz.

3GB Nvidia GT 445M, which is a great graphics card, given the price range.

I read great reviews about the new XPS 15, this is basically its bigger brother.

Quidco at 7% now... so would bring cost down to 712.47gbp. Which I think is a great price for a laptop of this spec. I was thinking of getting the XPS 15, but now I am a little confused...

n btw price incl del.

UPDATE : Everything you need to know about this model in this thread, http://forum.notebookreview.com/dell-xps-studio-xps/532182-dell-xps-17-l701x-thread.html

Thanks to mark7402 for the link.
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#1
766.10 using the code LXCJRW0HH3MLCK
#2
wileycat
766.10 using the code LXCJRW0HH3MLCK


forgot to include the code.. thnx!
#3
Seems a good price with that monster of a graphics card on a labtop
#4
I ordered the 17" last week for the same price as the 10% code worked on this config so no change.. Then i posted the 15" on here yesterday which is £25 less than before and got cold votes.

People just vote hot on this to prove HUKD sometimes makes no sense.:)
#5
mark7402
I ordered the 17" last week for the same price as the 10% code worked on this config so no change.. Then i posted the 15" on here yesterday which is £25 less than before and got cold votes.

People just vote hot on this to prove HUKD sometimes makes no sense.:)


I don't think they understand the hardware config... they luk at 1.73ghz and Dell, and they vote cold... this is probably some of the most powerful laptops available, and especially at this price I can guarantee they cannot purchase a laptop thats is more powerful or even nearly as powerful as these....

May be I ought to post zese on some other forum that would appreciate the deal.
#6
These have been this price for weeks, but this is an OK price I guess.

I would say that unless you are after ultimate gaming performance or processing power (in which case buy a desktop might be the smart answer) then the i5-560 with 1Gb graphics and 1TB HDD seems better value to me at just over £700. Applications that can't support all 4 cores of the i7 will run faster on the i5-560. The second HDD would improve the performance of lots of applications also.
Forgot to add with the i5 having an in-built gpu and the optimus on the graphics card you should see some power savings when the graphics are likely used.

Edited By: wombat6025 on Nov 28, 2010 00:57: more info
#7
wombat6025
These have been this price for weeks, but this is an OK price I guess.

I would say that unless you are after ultimate gaming performance or processing power (in which case buy a desktop might be the smart answer) then the i5-560 with 1Gb graphics and 1TB HDD seems better value to me at just over £700. Applications that can't support all 4 cores of the i7 will run faster on the i5-560. The second HDD would improve the performance of lots of applications also.
Forgot to add with the i5 having an in-built gpu and the optimus on the graphics card you should see some power savings when the graphics are likely used.


Quadcore has been around for a while now, I think most applications support them... and if not, they will in the future... so, i7 is sensible option/
#8
logix88
wombat6025
These have been this price for weeks, but this is an OK price I guess.

I would say that unless you are after ultimate gaming performance or processing power (in which case buy a desktop might be the smart answer) then the i5-560 with 1Gb graphics and 1TB HDD seems better value to me at just over £700. Applications that can't support all 4 cores of the i7 will run faster on the i5-560. The second HDD would improve the performance of lots of applications also.
Forgot to add with the i5 having an in-built gpu and the optimus on the graphics card you should see some power savings when the graphics are likely used.


Quadcore has been around for a while now, I think most applications support them... and if not, they will in the future... so, i7 is sensible option/


You're right most professional and semi-pro graphics / editing applications support multi-core; but I think you'll find quite a few current products don't bother to put in support for multi-core and certainly some old free staples like dvdshrink don't support multi-core. None of the photo / video editing software I have supports multi-core; in these cases a flat-out faster processor is an advantage and the extra mhz of the i5-560 out-weigh the i7-740s larger cache.

You referred to notebook review earlier; they rank the i5-560 I mentioned as faster then the i7-740.

I still think that unless you need the extra gaming / video grunt of the GT445M then I think the i5 bundle is better value and a better rounded machine.
#9
wombat6025
logix88
wombat6025
These have been this price for weeks, but this is an OK price I guess.

I would say that unless you are after ultimate gaming performance or processing power (in which case buy a desktop might be the smart answer) then the i5-560 with 1Gb graphics and 1TB HDD seems better value to me at just over £700. Applications that can't support all 4 cores of the i7 will run faster on the i5-560. The second HDD would improve the performance of lots of applications also.
Forgot to add with the i5 having an in-built gpu and the optimus on the graphics card you should see some power savings when the graphics are likely used.


Quadcore has been around for a while now, I think most applications support them... and if not, they will in the future... so, i7 is sensible option/


You're right most professional and semi-pro graphics / editing applications support multi-core; but I think you'll find quite a few current products don't bother to put in support for multi-core and certainly some old free staples like dvdshrink don't support multi-core. None of the photo / video editing software I have supports multi-core; in these cases a flat-out faster processor is an advantage and the extra mhz of the i5-560 out-weigh the i7-740s larger cache.

You referred to notebook review earlier; they rank the i5-560 I mentioned as faster then the i7-740.

I still think that unless you need the extra gaming / video grunt of the GT445M then I think the i5 bundle is better value and a better rounded machine.


the thing about i7 740qm is that it can turbo boost to 2.93 on one core, 2.53 on two cores n 1.86 on three or four cores. So, you could switch to two-core mode at 2.53ghz or one core at 2.93ghz if thats what your apps support. I think I'd rather have options than nothing at all...

Edited By: logix88 on Nov 28, 2010 17:01
#10
logix88
the thing about i7 740qm is that it can turbo boost to 2.93 on one core, 2.53 on two cores n 1.86 on three or four cores. So, you could switch to two-core mode at 2.53ghz or one core at 2.93ghz if thats what your apps support. I think I'd rather have options than nothing at all...


...and the i5-560 can run two cores at 2.667ghz and boost one to 3.2Ghz - the i7 will be faster if you need 5-8 threads.

It is all down to personal preference I guess, but if I was buying 4 core I'd want every task to run faster than on a cheaper i5 machine which means i7-820 performance or better.

I do think this is a good deal, (I voted hot); I just wanted to highlight that for many peoples needs the i5-560 may be better value.
#11
wombat6025
logix88
the thing about i7 740qm is that it can turbo boost to 2.93 on one core, 2.53 on two cores n 1.86 on three or four cores. So, you could switch to two-core mode at 2.53ghz or one core at 2.93ghz if thats what your apps support. I think I'd rather have options than nothing at all...


...and the i5-560 can run two cores at 2.667ghz and boost one to 3.2Ghz - the i7 will be faster if you need 5-8 threads.

It is all down to personal preference I guess, but if I was buying 4 core I'd want every task to run faster than on a cheaper i5 machine which means i7-820 performance or better.

I do think this is a good deal, (I voted hot); I just wanted to highlight that for many peoples needs the i5-560 may be better value.


I agree, ppl should know what they are getting... As someone who is purchasing this for just general home entertainment n a little more. I somehow feel although the i5 560 may be a tad bit faster than the i7 740qm, I personally think dual cores will soon fade away... I feel like I am investing on something thats not gonna stick for long... i knw this is the case with this particular i7 as well... there will be lot powerful ones soon... but at least the technology with i7 will be on par with that of what's going to come...

You are right, it comes down to your preference and what you feel you want for your money...

Edited By: logix88 on Nov 29, 2010 10:25
#12
logix88
I agree, ppl should know what they are getting... As someone who is purchasing this for just general home entertainment n a little more. I somehow feel although the i5 560 may be a tad bit faster than the i7 740qm, I personally think dual cores will soon fade away... I feel like I am investing on something thats not gonna stick for long... i knw this is the case with this particular i7 as well... there will be lot powerful ones soon... but at least the technology with i7 will be on par with that of what's going to come...

You are right, it comes down to your preference and what you feel you want for your money...


You certainly shouldn't be disappointed with it performance wise, the 445 graphics and i7 should handle almost any current game and for a while to come and will be great for video/graphics editing.

I don't think dual cores will fade soon though, most every-day tasks can be handled comfortably by one or two threads and there's always a compromise between power and battery life on laptops; the i3/i5 have a lower TDP than i7 (35 vs 45w) and that's including their integrated GMA graphics; (which of course can be used by switching technology like the optimus on the 435 and 445 to save battery power on light use tasks, browsing, HD video etc).
#13
coupon expired
#14
Can't believe this didn't get more heat??

i7 Quad Core
4gb RAM
3gb graphics
17inch HD

High end 3D Cad workstation in a laptop!

Bought. Thanks OP.

coupon expired


Not true! The OPs code "GK1?HBDLV$GQD5 " knocks this baby down to £768.60.

Quidco takes another 7% off.

You can barely price match that against US/CA items (as far as all inc with tax & shipping goes)

Thanks OP.
#15
JHL
Can't believe this didn't get more heat??

i7 Quad Core
4gb RAM
3gb graphics
17inch HD

High end 3D Cad workstation in a laptop!

Bought. Thanks OP.

coupon expired


Not true! The OPs code "GK1?HBDLV$GQD5 " knocks this baby down to £768.60.

Quidco takes another 7% off.

You can barely price match that against US/CA items (as far as all inc with tax & shipping goes)

Thanks OP.


Recently changed the coupon, the previous one did expire.
#16
Buy it on 720 nw
#17
Hi

I am in two minds whether to purchase the XPS 16 or the XPS 17, I have read reviews saying that the screen viewing angles on the XPS 17 are not great. It

I would really love to get user opinions on what model would be best for me.

I will be using it as a desktop replacement, for web/graphic work.

Many Thanks
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mumford1
Hi

I am in two minds whether to purchase the XPS 16 or the XPS 17, I have read reviews saying that the screen viewing angles on the XPS 17 are not great. It

I would really love to get user opinions on what model would be best for me.

I will be using it as a desktop replacement, for web/graphic work.

Many Thanks


I guess ppl are over exaggerating about the screen... I reckon it would be fine if you are not too picky about it... Then again, I never use the lappy screen as a main... just get a 24" full hd LEDs. they are about 150quids... dunno much about XPS 16, but I thnk they dont have the i7 740QM/840QM processors which really makes the difference.
#19
mumford1
Hi

I am in two minds whether to purchase the XPS 16 or the XPS 17, I have read reviews saying that the screen viewing angles on the XPS 17 are not great. It

I would really love to get user opinions on what model would be best for me.

I will be using it as a desktop replacement, for web/graphic work.

Many Thanks


Also haven't tried the XPS16, but for CAD, this XPS 17 is awesome, big corporations pay closer to £2k for mobile CAD workstations of this power.

AND, Quidco tracked at 7% of the ORIGINAL price of £1300, not £768! ha ha ha, thanks again OP!
#20
Hmm £809 with the 10% voucher :-(

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