Dell XPS M1530 notebook. 1.83Ghz C2D, 2gig, 250Gb, 128meg graphics, Premium £494 delivered - HotUKDeals
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For those who missed the recent misprice this is the best alternative deal using the 10% voucher.
Add 256meg graphics for £530 delivered

305-N04X5303 Home site - Best price £494.10 Delivered.
XPS M1530 (N04X5303)

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5550 (1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce Go 8400M GS with 128MB dedicated graphic memory
Microsoft Works 9.0 - English
Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load Drive, including SW
Biometric Fingerprint Reader with BLACK accent
2.0 mega pixel Camera & Midnight Blue or Black for CCFL Display
15.4" Widescreen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display (220nits) with TrueLife
Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)
Intel Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe - Core 2 Duo Processors
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3Mbps) with Enhanced Data rate - Eur
Dell Travel Remote Control
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
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#1
9 cell battery upgrade - ouch!
#2
Have had one of these for 3 months now and it's been great
#3
Any chance of getting this with the 1400*900 screen ?
#4
Is it worth upgrading the processor to the T5750 or T7250?
[mod]#5
Brywright;1803350
Any chance of getting this with the 1400*900 screen ?


I think there is a shortage of 1440 screens at the moment, Dell dont list options they dont have in general, you need to wait for them to get listed again if thats what you need.
#6
Its just you can get the 1400*900 screen via small home and office business site
[mod]#7
Y_Man;1803390
Is it worth upgrading the processor to the T5750 or T7250?


I would upgrade the graphics over the cpu, on these the cpu is an easy upgrade later should you find the need to, The graphics you choose now your stuck with.
[mod]#8
Brywright;1803428
Its just you can get the 1400*900 screen via small home and office business site


Yes but not for this ecode, the comparable one there is around £67 more before the screen upgrade.
You could always try ringing the order in to see if they will give you the 1440 on this deal but no quidco then.
#9
MikeT
I would upgrade the graphics over the cpu, on these the cpu is an easy upgrade later should you find the need to, The graphics you choose now your stuck with.


Do you have a link for upgrading the CPU?
#10
Y_Man
Do you have a link for upgrading the CPU?


You simply look for Intel Mobile Processors:
http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/Processors-Intel/subcat/Intel-Mobile-Processors
Processors will go cheaper.

And then take the laptop apart and fit it in; and I think you might need to re install a new OS because replacing the Proccessor makes the existing OS think it's a different PC; But am not 100% sure on this.
[mod]#11
BadBoyTC;1803862
You simply look for Intel Mobile Processors:
http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/Processors-Intel/subcat/Intel-Mobile-Processors
Processors will go cheaper.

And then take the laptop apart and fit it in; and I think you might need to re install a new OS because replacing the Proccessor makes the existing OS think it's a different PC; But am not 100% sure on this.


See my blog for doing it on a much harder to strip ( well longer to do) Vostro 1500.

The M1530 is a much easier job, undo the plastic cover underneth, remove 6 screws on the heatsink and remove the cpu from the zif socket. Update the bios first if needed and when you next boot it will say new cpu installed and away it will go, no messing with the OS.
#12
is this any good for CAD, graphic, 3d software usage? with the graphic upgrade?
[mod]#13
cheekywelshguy;1820761
is this any good for CAD, graphic, 3d software usage? with the graphic upgrade?


I would have thought it would be but I dont do CAD, I assume you would be mating it with a big screen when in the office as its not that high a resolution.
#14
MikeT
I would have thought it would be but I dont do CAD, I assume you would be mating it with a big screen when in the office as its not that high a resolution.


Thanks Mike T

Iv been looking for a while now for a quality machine im looking to spend around the £500 mark for a quality machine do u hav any other suggestions?

it would be better with higher res screen but i do have a 21in monitor to dock to?

thanks
#15
MikeT
I would have thought it would be but I dont do CAD, I assume you would be mating it with a big screen when in the office as its not that high a resolution.


i would say the req for 3d, graphic, CAD would be the same a a gamer laptop i could be wrong?
[mod]#16
cheekywelshguy;1821126
i would say the req for 3d, graphic, CAD would be the same a a gamer laptop i could be wrong?


I would have thought 15.4" Widescreen WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT Display with TrueLife would be the screen you would ideally be looking for on this for CAD work and upgrade the graphics to 256meg card to ease the workload.
Trying to find an ecode thats got that res isnt easy under £600 though.
#17
MikeT
I would have thought 15.4" Widescreen WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT Display with TrueLife would be the screen you would ideally be looking for on this for CAD work and upgrade the graphics to 256meg card to ease the workload.
Trying to find an ecode thats got that res isnt easy under £600 though.


cheers Mike il keep looking!! :thumbsup:
[mod]#18
cheekywelshguy;1821391
cheers Mike il keep looking!! :thumbsup:


Unless it needs to look pretty, also consider the Vostro range 1500 or 1700 as it may be easier to get the hi res screen with those.
#19
MikeT
Unless it needs to look pretty, also consider the Vostro range 1500 or 1700 as it may be easier to get the hi res screen with those.


Mike i def dont care if it looks pretty!!

DEF FUNCTION OVER FORM!!! dont want to pay for looks just power

:thumbsup:
[mod]#20
Now down to just £494 delivered using the voucher.
#21
Mike - would you say that it is worth the £20 upgrade to the 2.0Ghz? This looks like the perfect system to me, shame i missed the misprice :)
[mod]#22
emasu;1852147
Mike - would you say that it is worth the £20 upgrade to the 2.0Ghz? This looks like the perfect system to me, shame i missed the misprice :)


If it were me buying I wouldnt upgrade the cpu, I would say the £20 is better spent towards the £40 for a graphics card upgrade. Well slightly less as it has 10% off so add another £16 to get it. Total of £530 before quidco.
You can always slot another cpu in next year if you feel the need, graphics your stuck with.

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