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Dell i3 Vostro £219.00 @ Dell

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Great deal with free delivery for a new Dell I3, albeit an older I3 but still a good deal for a 15 inch 500Gb laptop. £219 ex VAT.
Tallukguy2u Avatar1m, 3d agoFound 1 month, 3 days ago7 Comments
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Try this for a refurbished _http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dfh&cs=ukdfh1&key=h8mzvZMTkl50Ih%2bIZuXx6uttwq%2bekPfQ&puid=20ec2650
Add voucher - MCSVB08LH1$NQM - comes to £229.
Sorry guys! I did put the URL in when setting it up, so dunno what happened.
http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/vostro-15-3558-laptop/pd
Just note this PC doesnt have HDMI, only VGA but it has good reviews online.
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It's actually £239, but £20 is deducted at checkout, however there is VAT to be added and shipping costs which makes it £262.80
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Alienware X51 i7 6700k GTX960 £828.99 Dell

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Reasonable price for a mini itx spec i7 6700K 16GB DDR4 GTX960 M2 SSD 256GB + 1TB HD LEGAL window plus bonus liquid cooler With potential TCB 8%
HC2 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago47 Comments
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MeteorMan
If I'm looking to spend a grand or so on a good PC, what's the best advice on where to look?
What do you need it for, is the first question to ask? Do you already have a monitor/keyboard/mouse or are you starting from scratch? If you provide a few details then it will be easier to advise.

I want it to play games, and other random tasks. I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers.

I'm not sure I'll get it, but I'd like to be ready for virtual reality devices.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Well if they could afford to knock £300 off it for a week, it was overpriced in the first place.
Frankonline
So why is it £1128.99 at the Dell site ?

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So why is it £1128.99 at the Dell site ?
forevermacin
bisoner
Noclouds
I like small form factor PCs a lot and this one seems to be not substantially larger than a gaming console. Dislikes for me are the proprietary motherboard and the large and not desperately attractive power brick. Apparently the water-cooling keeps the i7 6700K running fairly quietly. It would have been nice if they offered a GTX-980 option for a good Oculus experience. I can't find it cheaper and though I prefer to build my own, I like system builders that go that extra mile. In that it is small and quiet, it ticks the right checkboxes, for me and I can't find it cheaper. Nice find!
I built a mini itx machine a couple of years ago. It sits happily next to my Xbox One and PS4. Armed with a 970 and an i5 it puts them both to shame.
I can heartily recommend a Cooler master 130 case. I did have a Dell PC prior to the build but the case wouldn't accommodate long card lengths. I'm guessing is rectified with this case.
I do hate the 'you can build it for cheaper' comments because a ready built Dell is highly convenient and decent value.
I do think a bit of effort will get you something a bit better though.
Did the same my self two years ago. Mine is the minimum spec. If i had the money i wouldn't go for VR as its still very early days. Maybe in five years time there will be more of a reason to go for it. Until the tech has panned out more I wouldn't be interested / believe there is enough reason to spend so much on something like VR.

I agree about VR. The Vive does look good but I'll hold out until the tech matures a bit - and the graphics card get more powerful to make it even more immersive.

My wife has also warned me about getting Vive or Occulus, and she normally doesn't comment on suspicious packages turning up at home!!!
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Dell Inspiron 15-7559 - i7-6700HQ, 15.6" (1920x1080), 8GB (DDR3), 8GB SSD + 1000GB (Hybrid), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 £699.00 delivered - DELL

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Its also available on saveonlaptops again which got 700 degress last month but those who prefer Dell get it from them. Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core (2.6GHz, 6MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost
ganon Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago113 Comments
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It's 10% for student discount right? And do they accept it if bought from Dell outlet?
jamesjimmy
mine arrived today, but two dead pixels, not overly impressed with that!
If it's a 4k ultra sharp screen it should have premium panel guarantee... Dell will replace it
mine arrived today, but two dead pixels, not overly impressed with that!
finally got my machine today - the xps is stunning!
ShaolinPunk
I must've been lucky then! Delivery was meant to be the 18th, but details didn't update via the tracking link.. The laptop actually arrived on the 15th, essentially 3 days early! Was a rather awesome surprise!
Has yours arrived yet?
simba2585
ShaolinPunk
simba2585
ShaolinPunk
simba2585
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simba2585
f1refox
Mine from the Dell store took just over 2 weeks to arrive. They are shipped from China.....
How realistic was the estimated date they gave you?
Thought they used to come from Ireland lol
It came a couple of days earlier than the estimate. Once it arrived in the UK the tracking updated with a new delivery date.
Cool thanks.
My xps has just shipped today.... Eagerly awaiting it!
I swear HUKD is going to make be bankrupt... Was debating between this and the XPS 15... Took the plunge.. ordered an XPS, though this is still a damn good deal!... XPS is in production at the moment...! Dammit lol..
Btw to anyone else considering buying a laptop from Dell.. Speak to a Dell sales rep via their online chat.... managed to get 7% off... I think that's pretty standard but still, could save a few quid! Don't just go and say "can i have a discount" though obviously!
ha which model did you for then and was an outlet machine?
not a bad discount...i thought i was trying to be clever and build a direct link with a dell sales guy, email address etc for any queries and so forth but he couldnt get near outlet prices or better the outlet price. so i just ended up using the 15% student discount lol.
mine took 3 days to ship. estimated delivery now showing 19th, previously 25th.
This and cant wait for my Kef references 3.2's!!! oO
Good skills :) - oh to be a student again! Ended up getting the i7-6700hq, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, QHD version ..Arrived yesterday which was very fast delivery too..Looks amazing .. The bezel is so slim it's ridiculous!
Can confirm it's really quiet too..Going to install Steam and check out a few games this weekend at some point but just general browsing/internet is super smooth... I'm really impressed
Got yours already lol... My tracking still hasn't updated.
Syncreon tracking is still showing 'departed manu.facility' for me since the 13th. ETA is still 19th but I don't know if that's for arrival to the UK or my doorstep...
How soon did your tracking update and was the ETA delivery to your door?

Looks like mine is arriving as stated.

The tracking kicked in today en route from Lutterworth now.. Should be with me tomorrow
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Dell Inspiron 11" Ultra Laptop, intel N3050 2.6GHz, Win10, Wifi A/C £159.00 @ Dell

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New Inspiron 11 3000-Series: Yes another super weedy Dell cheapo deal from Spannerzone! Featuring less power than your 2 year old phone or 7 year old laptop: Lethargic Intel® Celeron® Processor N3050…
spannerzone Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago52 Comments
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splender
If the way you use a past computer slowed over time , like 6 months or more (whether because of adding software over time, updates over time, fragmented disk, or whatever, ) do not buy , as if it is adequate speed now, it may be too slow for you in the same way as for your past computers . But on the other hand, if the way you use did not slow down in the past, fine.


Are you having a stroke.
If the way you use a past computer slowed over time , like 6 months or more (whether because of adding software over time, updates over time, fragmented disk, or whatever, ) do not buy , as if it is adequate speed now, it may be too slow for you in the same way as for your past computers . But on the other hand, if the way you use did not slow down in the past, fine.
HOT.....just for the amusing description! X)

"New Inspiron 11 3000-Series: Yes another super weedy Dell cheapo deal from Spannerzone!
Featuring less power than your 2 year old phone or 7 year old laptop"

On a serious note though, I'd take a Chromebook over one these low spec Windows machines.
dergal
So having played with everything inc 4k screen on a dell 15" .... IMHO I'd prefer a fulld HD on a laptop even at 11" if you compare my laptop 1366 x 768 to a surface at full HD, I'd much prefer the full HD, most of the time I'm stuck in excel or code so having extra screen pixels really helps. I'd agree that it could be optimised better and sometimes the text is small...

I use my 11" HD screen for code, SQL and Excel, but not because it's comfortable, but because I need to run those applications, I suspect you wouldn't be buying this laptop if coding was what you wanted to do, therefore you probably wouldn't want to spend extra just to make the viewing experience worse, when for browsing and word processing this screen resolution is perfectly fine, and to be honest it was long ago that we all managed to use Excel and Visual Studio on a much lower resolution than even this.

mike
gorgo2015
2GB RAM in 2016? Freezing cold!


​Tell that to Bill Gates.
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Dell Outlet 15 % off on selected products till 18/03/2016 Including Alienware 17 R3 and Dell XPS 15

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Dell Outlet 15% off on Alienware 17 r3 and dell xps 15 laptops. There are still 6 Alienware 17 r3 left. I7 6700HQ 8 gb DDR4 Ram GTX 980m Gpu!!! coming ~ 980 ish after discount Free delivery too.
Rathore Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago15 Comments
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wakkaday
How did you get an extra 5
Actually I ordered my laptop last week with 10% student discount. But when I looked today that dell is offering 15% off similar spec laptop, so I rang customer care to cancel my order, but couldn't cancel as its already in shipped state so instead asked them to give me additional discount to match the online deal. :p


I will try the same . On chat it didn't work


​let me know how did it go? did you buy for full price or with discount on dell outlet?
Rathore
wakkaday
How did you get an extra 5
Actually I ordered my laptop last week with 10% student discount. But when I looked today that dell is offering 15% off similar spec laptop, so I rang customer care to cancel my order, but couldn't cancel as its already in shipped state so instead asked them to give me additional discount to match the online deal. :p


I will try the same . On chat it didn't work
cwest54
15% WTF, I couldn't even wipe my crack with 15%.
Thank you for your contribution. I believe 4chan's servers are now back online. Do come back again soon.
wakkaday
How did you get an extra 5
Actually I ordered my laptop last week with 10% student discount. But when I looked today that dell is offering 15% off similar spec laptop, so I rang customer care to cancel my order, but couldn't cancel as its already in shipped state so instead asked them to give me additional discount to match the online deal. :p
I have ordered an Alienware with 1tb is it easy to add an ssd and keep the 1tb for game
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Dell Outlet 10% off XPS 13 and 15, latest models

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Dell are offering 10% off the before VAT price on XPS 13's and 15's, these are the latest models and listed as refurbished. I have ordered one and will check its history upon arrival.
dwain Avatar2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago80 Comments
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Won't they wait for the new model though? the new XPS 15 has only been out for a few months really.

For previous models have they updated the CPU mid production?

Wondering whether to wait now.

Or even get Precision 5510, as arguably being able to use an eGPU means the lower graphics performance doesn't matter so much.
dell would be probably update faster than then the macbook
I have been reading on the web that the new macbook is likely to come out with the latest i7 chips.

i7-6770HQ

i7-6870HQ

i7-6970HQ

I wonder if the XPS will be having an upgrade soon.
The Xbox emulator seems to work well, I am also running an 8G Windows 10 VM as well.
wakkaday
cool i opted for another the 256gb normal 1080p screen
i want to see how it is playing games too

Theres a good few reviews, i would opt for the full hd too performance and battery life is improved over the 3k and 4k versions
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Save 10% on Various models, Valentine's Deals at Dell Outlet

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Save 10% on the following with coupon code: L9$L19KR7F4FHC Alienware 17 R3 XPS 13 – 9350 XPS 15 – 9550 XPS – 8900 Inspiron 15 – 5558 Inspiron 15 – 5559
ecomputers Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago10 Comments
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To everyone recommending using Dell outlet, I'd advise against it. I received my Dell FHD i5 6200 (scratch & dent - with barely a discernible mark on it) only to find it crashing every 5 minutes and a keyboard that didn't fit the frame properly. I have since waited 3 weeks for it to be collected, with 2 collections not turning up thus far due to some apparent technical issue on Dell's behalf. Having complained and being promised that a supervisor would contact me regarding 2 wasted days, I'm still waiting for their contact a week later. I won't be purchasing from Dell again. The current crop of laptops in general, having researched and tested many in stores, including sending back a Lenovo, a Toshiba and now a Dell, in my humble opinion is of poor quality. And windows 10 is just too buggy. When I finally settle on a new one, I reckon it's going to be an older model with Windows 7.
ecomputers
5nowman
just realised.. I think it's cool that ecomputers posted this dell direct deal here... seeing they have their ebay shop too. My cousin purchased a dell xps 15 3 weeks ago from them and has been happy to-date.
can't wait to test out the new thunderbolt port etc.
The XPS he bought, would of been brand new, not an outlet system, as we currently only have brand new XPS in stock

I know.. you guys deal with new XPS only. His machine was untouched!
5nowman
just realised.. I think it's cool that ecomputers posted this dell direct deal here... seeing they have their ebay shop too. My cousin purchased a dell xps 15 3 weeks ago from them and has been happy to-date.
can't wait to test out the new thunderbolt port etc.

The XPS he bought, would of been brand new, not an outlet system, as we currently only have brand new XPS in stock
just realised.. I think it's cool that ecomputers posted this dell direct deal here... seeing they have their ebay shop too. My cousin purchased a dell xps 15 3 weeks ago from them and has been happy to-date.
can't wait to test out the new thunderbolt port etc.
I bought an outlet laptop 7 years ago, cost me alot as it was a Studio XPS 13" with sli Graphics, it was a complete nightmare. They basically sold me a laptop that someone else had obviously returned because it constantly blue-screened when warmed up.
I rang them up straight away and said this is no good, I want a replacement, their response was, that's fine you can do that, but there will be up to two weeks wait whilst we test it and it will probably be 3 weeks until you get a replacement! or you can keep it and we will arrange a repair!!!
Well I bought it for a specific trip and I was leaving 8 days later, so I decided I would keep, use for the trip and then take the repair using the XPS Premium warranty service. Before that happened one of the hinge LED lights broke which meant I then had to have a whole new motherboard and screen, basically everything but the drives/RAM/ keyboard, a complete joke.... and then when the technician came and did the replacement, he damaged one of the hinges and fitted a screen which has some dirt stuck behind the screen.

So I contacted dell again and spoke to the manager having spent plenty of time on the phone previously, unfortunately this was a Dell india guy. I explained how terrible the whole service had been etc etc and they promised to send someone out to fix it, who would call to arrange a named time, and send me a USB stick to say sorry, it sounded ok. I never heard anything from them ever again! The next time I rang it had gone out of warranty and they didn't want to know, apparently there was no record of previous call when I spoke to a manager.
That was the last time I ever plan on buying a laptop from Dell.


Edited By: Lexeus on Feb 13, 2016 01:48
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Inspiron 13 7000-Series 2-in-1 i5-6200U Processor £557.08 @ Dell

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Inspiron 13 7000-Series 2-in-1 This 2-in-1 convertible device seamlessly shifts between laptop, tablet, tent or stand modes. Featuring Windows 10 Home and a Full-HD touch-screen. Built-in stylus inclu…
mrspydey Avatar4m, 1d agoFound 4 months, 1 day ago6 Comments
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weirdo
I was looking at this recently, but was put off after reading about the ghost touch issue.
i got lenovo http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-3-14-white-i7-256gb-ssd-569-99-today-only-plus-4-quidco-lenovo-2382851?p=27224474
wakkaday
Why do you need usb2.0 . I think it's ok deal
you need usb 2.0 for some stupid devices, like Mobile devices for which USB 2.0 only works nicely . they fail sometimes on USB 3.0. I am saying that based on personal experience.
I was looking at this recently, but was put off after reading about the ghost touch issue.
I really want to buy this laptop and I guess people who are voting cold can find better deal, is so please post me a link :) i5-6200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)
for the above price or less

Edited By: mrspydey on Jan 26, 2016 20:27
wakkaday
Why do you need usb2.0 . I think it's ok deal
I am about to buy this.. I think this is best specs for this price cant see any other for same price?

Edited By: mrspydey on Jan 26, 2016 20:20
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Dell Inspiron 15 7559 with I7-6700HQ and GTX 960M - Get it at £696 instead of £749.00 @ Dell

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Listed at £749 on Dell site. Got it at £696 immediately on opening an online chat session with a sales rep. http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd?oc=cn95701&model_id=inspiron-15-7559-l…
nil_deals Avatar4m, 3d agoFound 4 months, 3 days ago75 Comments
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Arrived yesterday

Plays Overwatch on Ultra at a steady 60fps

Will do me nicely!
This still works if you open a chat and ask the rep for a discount - bought one today for £696
this deal is technically back on is you use the 7% code LOVE7 valid until tomorrow
confirming that if you open a chat session and ask for a discount, they offer you £696

bargain IMHO, ordering one as we speak
happenstance
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happenstance
I've got this. A 250 gb m.2 ssd for 60 quid from amazon warehouse and it boots in 4 seconds.
Link to SSD please?
Amazon Warehouse sales are often one off items so take a look at this link to see what is current - LINK.
Will this one do? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-120GB-850-EVO-SATA/dp/B00TWIUXVW/ref=sr_1_27/278-1507921-9932024?m=A2OAJ7377F756P&s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1454017221&sr=1-27
Yes that ones perfect. I've got the bigger one.
The function key on my laptop is stuck down, anyone else had this on a dell?

It isn't stuck down, the keys along the top are just configured to be useful function keys rather than the old F keys we all know and love. My only (slight) annoyance at this is F5 refreshing, the volume/brightness/media keys are very useful.

I have this laptop and have been very impressed with it performance wise, absolute bargain IMO.

BTW: It DOES have a num pad. I'm sure there is some hot deals on at SpecSavers...The M2 slot is SATA only, not PCIe. No big deal, the difference in real world use between ~500MB/s and ~2GB/s are minimal - benchmarks not withstanding.
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Dell 5559 Full HD laptop i5 6200u 2GB Radeon R5 M335 graphics - £499.00 delivered new from Dell UK

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I've seen some great refurb deals being posted over the last few days from Dell, but I've just noticed a pretty good new deal too. These are pretty good specs for a brand new machine under £500 with
heathergreen1 Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago10 Comments
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available for £450 if you speak to them on the phone.
Cossie1
I'd rather s**t in my own hands and clap, than buy anything from Dell again.

I concur. I have two Dell laptops waiting to be collected this week as they have both have various faults after a few days.

Also don't bother trying to complain as every letter/email I have sent has been ignored. Not what they used to be and I will never buy another Dell again.
I'd rather s**t in my own hands and clap, than buy anything from Dell again.

Edited By: Cossie1 on Jan 19, 2016 10:29
mallie21
Dell are good, the outlet deals not so.
No link goes to the laptop so you have to look at them all and guess which op is refering to and the last couple i have looked at were not even there! Maybe sold out who knows.
Plus I'm looking for a laptop at the moment but fed up of hotukdeals/delloutlet/update.com


I agree, links for Dell outlet never works through Hot UK Deals. Frustrating...
I think is a good deal & not sure why this has gone cold ?
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Dell Inspiron 15 - 5559, i5-6200u, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1080p, 2GB Radeon R5 M335 Refurbished £370.80 @ Dell outlet

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Again another Dell outlet deal, it seems like a great deal considering the specs. Note that it is stated as 'Scratch and Dent' but according to the other posts in Dell outlet deals, the condition is v…
zxh484 Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago34 Comments
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bluesntwos
Just a word of warning to anyone considering purchasing a Dell outlet laptop. As stated above, mine arrived complete with Dell charger. The Dell charger is not recognised by the laptop and therefore won't charge. This means the laptop has to be plugged in all the time, therefore not much use as a laptop! This laptop has been sent out faulty which begs the question, how well has it been tested/repaired prior to re-sale? I have now just spent 33 minutes waiting for technical support to answer before I hung up. I'm now in the process of formally rejecting the laptop.
I have handled thousands of Dell refurbs at my old company and what you describe is very rare; maybe one in a thousand.
4th gen I think. I believe it's a 4210U
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misterleoni
No GPU on my 13 though. It's not a true SSD either but a hybrid. Is this ok for £366 or could I do better??
If it's the 6th Gen Core i5 I would say it's a good deal, actually R5 M335 got about the same scores comparing to HD 520 in benchmarks.
No GPU on my 13 though. It's not a true SSD either but a hybrid. Is this ok for £366 or could I do better??
heathergreen1
A couple of these have popped up within the last half an hour (around 7.45pm ish) so it's well worth refreshing now and then.


Just bought the 13 model instead - seems to be similar spec including FHD display but a 500GB SSD instead of the mechanical one. Comes to £366. Would you say this is a good deal? Obviously it's a 13 inch screen rather than 15.
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dell inspiron 5000 5559 i7 laptop £599.00 @ Dell

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This is the direct link: http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=cn55908&model_id=inspiron-15-5559-laptop
doktoraldi Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago4 Comments
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Agree, this looks like a good machine for the money - i7 6th gen, 16gb of ram, 1920 screen, dedicated graphics for £599. My only concern is Dell reliability...or am I missing something?
Why cold, this looks like good spec.
Voting cold???
Can you all explain why cold?
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NEW! Inspiron 15 5000-Series (Intel®)
Inspiron 15 5000 Series (Intel(R)) - 5559, Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
499.17£
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499.17£
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Description
Base
Inspiron 15 5000 Series (Intel(R)) - 5559
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Memory
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
Keyboard
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Video Card
AMD Radeon™ R5 M335 Graphics
Driver
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1 Wireless Driver
Hard Drive
2TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
CD ROM/DVD ROM
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Wireless
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1
Cable
Power Cord (UK)
Documentation/Disks
English, French, German, Italian, Dutch Shipping Docs
Bundle
CN55908
Extended Service
1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC
Placemat
Placemat (English, French, German, Italian, Dutch) for Win 10
Documentation
No Warranty Tech Sheet Required
Order Information
Dell Order Information
Primary Battery
Battery 40WHR,4C
Processor
6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Color Choice
LCD Back Cover for Non-Touch Screen - Silver matte, FHD
Accidental Damage Support
No Accidental Damage Protection
Packaging
Shipment Box
FGA Module
TULIP15SKL1605_2364/GB/BTS
Optical Software
Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials without Media
CFI Included (Smart Selection)
CFI Not Included
Retail Information
No Retail Info Required
Processor Branding
Intel® Core™ i7 Label
Labels
Palmrest Label, English
LCD
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
Microsoft Application Software
Microsoft® Office 30 Day Trial - Excludes Office License
Non-Microsoft Application Software
Additional Software
Security Software
McAfee® LiveSafe Consumer 12 Month Subscription
Power Supply
65W AC Adapter
Additional Shipping Box Labels
POD Label for BTS/Retail Only
Operating System Recovery Options
OS Media Not Included
Transportation from ODM to region
Smart Selection Shipment
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Xps15 skylake dedicated graphics 16gb, 4k display, ssd £1,533.57 @ Dell

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Latest xps 15, if you live chat them and say your going to buy asap they give a 7% discount. Is this a good price? I'm tempted to get. Under EU rules for a high end machine would the guarantee be lo…
happenstance Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago54 Comments
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I got to see one of these yesterday, along with and XPS13, it really is a step forward from the previous model. There is no wobble when you touch the screen, and the screen itself, all I can say is whoever buys one won't be disappointed, IMO it's up with or beyond the comparable Apple product, the build quality seems on first inspection to be superb.
That's my view for what its worth
Mine hasn't arrived yet :(
Is the screen quite reflective?
In fairness I saw it in the Dell Enterprise Briefing centre so I couldn't tell, however it was next to the 'Old' XPS 15 and you could really see the difference in quality, also the touch screen seemed more responsive. The same goes for the XPS 13. I don't 'Do' client, so I am looking at these from a pure end user perspective.
dwain
I got to see one of these yesterday, along with and XPS13, it really is a step forward from the previous model. There is no wobble when you touch the screen, and the screen itself, all I can say is whoever buys one won't be disappointed, IMO it's up with or beyond the comparable Apple product, the build quality seems on first inspection to be superb.
That's my view for what its worth

Good to know - I've been on the fence in regards to getting this one. I've also been looking at the Asus Zenbook pro UX501, but this great smackdown shows Dell as the winner.

What other makes/models are people looking at as alternatives to the new Dell XPS 15 (light/quiet/powerful ultrabook)?
dwain
I got to see one of these yesterday, along with and XPS13, it really is a step forward from the previous model. There is no wobble when you touch the screen, and the screen itself, all I can say is whoever buys one won't be disappointed, IMO it's up with or beyond the comparable Apple product, the build quality seems on first inspection to be superb.
That's my view for what its worth
Mine hasn't arrived yet :(

Is the screen quite reflective?
I got to see one of these yesterday, along with and XPS13, it really is a step forward from the previous model. There is no wobble when you touch the screen, and the screen itself, all I can say is whoever buys one won't be disappointed, IMO it's up with or beyond the comparable Apple product, the build quality seems on first inspection to be superb.

That's my view for what its worth
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the graphics card in it is really good for an Ultrabook. could run modern games at 1080p on medium high settings
Well I won't be getting now. Not that I want to run games, but if im spending this money don't want a crippled device.
I wouldn't recommend any Ultrabook as a gaming laptop
but this ultrabook has a thunderbolt 3 connection, with the external graphics solutions coming out this year this model may suit many people
Sadly looks like I need to do more research! Not sure if I just want the graphics for video editing and running two hd displays if this will cut the mustard.
Dell live chat are super useless. Youyd think they would employ good people for sales live chat.

there is a dock available soon which will allow 2 x 4k 60hz screens, it will plug into the usb c / thunderbolt connection if that helps , the hdmi on this model is only ver 1.4 not 2.0
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Dell Inspiron 15 7559 i7 6700 HQ GTX 960M 1TB HDD 8GB £749.00 @ Dell

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Seems like a great price for a Skylake i7 processor with a dedicated GTX 960M straight from Dell with 1 year warranty. THROUGH STUDENT WEBSITE
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They had the 10% discount for students over Black Friday/Cyber Monday period which would have made this a very tasty deal. Only have it on Dell Outlet now though and nothing of interest on there.
blkoni
bocosrs
Also don't expect before Xmas, hence why I went for the Acer vn7 592 from Very at 799 (also generated 48 cashback). The Acer also has a superior screen as well as thunderbolt 3 and ddr4.
​showing up as £849...how did you get the price down?
It was 799 upto some point yesterday as one of my colleagues took advantage of the deal.

I posted it here on Monday.

Received it Thursday, cracking bit of kit. But to get the most out of it you need to add an extra stick of ram (roughly 45 quid). This range was released by Acer into the global supply chain back in October, and its now starting to trickle through over here. Keep an eye out, theres a variety of combinations, but the Skylake platform is the way to go.

Oh and by the way, it wasn't a 'Student' deal just a regular retail offering.

Edited By: bocosrs on Dec 06, 2015 08:20
After a recent experience with Dell customer service I'd rather look elsewhere. CAR over a month, another laptop's return took over a month too (doa). Nbd pro failed numerous times due to parts being unavailable. Thank you for nothing Dell.

Edited By: gnowak84 on Dec 06, 2015 00:11
blkoni
bocosrs
Also don't expect before Xmas, hence why I went for the Acer vn7 592 from Very at 799 (also generated 48 cashback). The Acer also has a superior screen as well as thunderbolt 3 and ddr4.
​showing up as £849...how did you get the price down?
Student Website I gather
bocosrs
Also don't expect before Xmas, hence why I went for the Acer vn7 592 from Very at 799 (also generated 48 cashback). The Acer also has a superior screen as well as thunderbolt 3 and ddr4.


​showing up as £849...how did you get the price down?
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Alienware 17, Core i7 6700HQ, nvidia GTX 980m, 1TB HDD, 8gig ddr4, use code Alienware12 @ Dell £1,369.29

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davidus1000
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Your going to pay £1400 for a laptop that you then have to upgrade again yourself!!! Lol
It's an enthusiast laptop.... Enthusiasts don't mind tinkering with this type of gear so not "lol"
Enthusiasts know better than to buy an Alienware.
​your talking rubbish mate. my alienware is a beast and plays all the latest games with ease, with the bonus of looking freaking amazing

It's a matter of taste really, personally I never liked the over the top styling on Alienware but this isn't a bad deal if you are looking for one. Quite a few companies have caught up recently in terms of gaming laptops too so they now have the competition from likes of Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS along with the usual Clevo chassis builders so there is now far more choice for consumer.
would you have a custom controller or gaming mouse and keyboard? it's not just about doing everything on the cheap! it's about style. my ps4 controller cost £250 but I suppose you'd rather have the absolute cheapest option, put up a link of a laptop with the same spec that would appeal to a gamer? don't just bitch about the deal. give an alternative
davidus1000
CookieMunzta
sonicdeathmonkey
crazzzzzy_b
Your going to pay £1400 for a laptop that you then have to upgrade again yourself!!! Lol
It's an enthusiast laptop.... Enthusiasts don't mind tinkering with this type of gear so not "lol"
Enthusiasts know better than to buy an Alienware.
​your talking rubbish mate. my alienware is a beast and plays all the latest games with ease, with the bonus of looking freaking amazing

It may do, but considering you likely paid twice as much as you should have, it's the least that's expected.
simoncar
I was looking at this model last night, and there was a one day offer of the updated 980 card to 8gb instead of the 4gb card. I only found out on chat tonight that I missed a good deal, or have I.
Is this 8gb card going to make a massive difference?
Or should I spend the extra money on the next model up with the better processor?
I need to order one this weekend for my boy.


​i highly doubt the 980M will truly benefit from 8GB over 4GB, particularly if the resolution of the display is 1080p. for 1440p and above, possibly but unlikely.
CookieMunzta
sonicdeathmonkey
crazzzzzy_b
Your going to pay £1400 for a laptop that you then have to upgrade again yourself!!! Lol
It's an enthusiast laptop.... Enthusiasts don't mind tinkering with this type of gear so not "lol"

Enthusiasts know better than to buy an Alienware.


​your talking rubbish mate. my alienware is a beast and plays all the latest games with ease, with the bonus of looking freaking amazing
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still not sure what market these steam boxes are aimed at


​me neither, especially dual core i3 versions. absolute pointless. just build a desktop machine and chuck windows on and use big picture mode and a 369/one controller.
still not sure what market these steam boxes are aimed at
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Just spoke to chat, asked for best price, was offered £699 immediately. Just ask!
nja1
superzab
nja1
Typey1
nja1
Typey1
tomatta
Is anyone else having audio problems with this laptop? Every so often when listening to music it starts popping and the sounds is in slow motion for 3-4 seconds before recovering.
Did you resolve the issue, mine I've now noticed crackles occasionally?
Did you try this? :
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).
2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".
3. Select to "Update Driver Software".
4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".
6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.
7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).
8. Click "Next".
9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver).
10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.
[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
.
Thanks for reply, yes I followed those instructions and it did fix the problem, very temperamental machine the original problem with picture freeze reacurred also. When I download a driver update I then deleted the file from downloads, I think this is ok to do according to Dell support anyway or am I wrong.
Yeah once you've applied the update you can delete it. It needs loads of updates, i've done the graphics and sound ones and i've been more than happy with performance. Can run GTA 5 and it barely reaches 40 degrees temp
hi brotha what reaches suched temps the cpu or graphics, pleeasd state temps of both. and also whatt is cpu temps when usingvinternet and youtube vids, please please answer, thanks
Just got back from holiday but i'll try and get some readings for you if you are interested?

that would be greet thank you
superzab
nja1
Typey1
nja1
Typey1
tomatta
Is anyone else having audio problems with this laptop? Every so often when listening to music it starts popping and the sounds is in slow motion for 3-4 seconds before recovering.
Did you resolve the issue, mine I've now noticed crackles occasionally?
Did you try this? :
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).
2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".
3. Select to "Update Driver Software".
4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".
6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.
7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).
8. Click "Next".
9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver).
10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.
[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
.
Thanks for reply, yes I followed those instructions and it did fix the problem, very temperamental machine the original problem with picture freeze reacurred also. When I download a driver update I then deleted the file from downloads, I think this is ok to do according to Dell support anyway or am I wrong.
Yeah once you've applied the update you can delete it. It needs loads of updates, i've done the graphics and sound ones and i've been more than happy with performance. Can run GTA 5 and it barely reaches 40 degrees temp
hi brotha what reaches suched temps the cpu or graphics, pleeasd state temps of both. and also whatt is cpu temps when usingvinternet and youtube vids, please please answer, thanks

Just got back from holiday but i'll try and get some readings for you if you are interested?
nja1
Typey1
nja1
Typey1
tomatta
Is anyone else having audio problems with this laptop? Every so often when listening to music it starts popping and the sounds is in slow motion for 3-4 seconds before recovering.
Did you resolve the issue, mine I've now noticed crackles occasionally?
Did you try this? :
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).
2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".
3. Select to "Update Driver Software".
4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".
6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.
7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).
8. Click "Next".
9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver).
10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.
[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
.
Thanks for reply, yes I followed those instructions and it did fix the problem, very temperamental machine the original problem with picture freeze reacurred also. When I download a driver update I then deleted the file from downloads, I think this is ok to do according to Dell support anyway or am I wrong.
Yeah once you've applied the update you can delete it. It needs loads of updates, i've done the graphics and sound ones and i've been more than happy with performance. Can run GTA 5 and it barely reaches 40 degrees temp
hi brotha what reaches suched temps the cpu or graphics, pleeasd state temps of both. and also whatt is cpu temps when usingvinternet and youtube vids, please please answer, thanks
hi for browsing with multiple youtubed tabs does this machine cpu and gpu remayn cool like 50 degee and below
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I missed this .. its a shame ..... lool. :-)
I have one left spare, brand new in its still sealed retail box. Create a Wanted thread in the FS forum if you are interested.
I missed this .. its a shame ..... lool. :-)
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Ordered the special SATA cable from eBay (china) and have a 256GB SSD ready and waiting to go in.
Link to the cable please?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321509709631?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
This one, but you need to cut off the little white tabs on the 2 sides here: http://i.imgur.com/BKkECc7.png
then it will work :)
Can anyone please confirm if this cable worked to connect a bigger SSD sata3 to this PC? I ordered one from ebay but somehow pc doesn't recognize this 2nd drive. I am trying to connect 480 gb sandisk ssd with this cable (after cutting the 2 white parts on the cable at the pc connection end) but not sure if this is the right cable or if any other settings to be changed.

wouldnt the mobo on this limit the number of Sata2 & 3 connected devices, just a guess tbh

I know my aging desktop Z68 mobo can only run so many sata3 and USB3 connected devices at any one time
Has anyone changed the ssd and cable, if yes which ones? Thank you.
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Sorry what do you mean deleted? I can still see the thread.
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I don't know a great deal about gaming PCs apart from providing them for my 10 year old son, but I was looking to get him a better PC and came across this deal. Dell is giving £50 off the normal price…
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The K variant processors have an unlocked multiplier which allows for easy overclocking.
As for the CPU/GPU workload, it does depend on the game. Most FPS games would heavily use the GPU for rendering, but use the CPU for physics and location based calculations.
I find that RTS games and games that utilise a lot of mathematical calculations to function will utilise the cpu.

Might be useful to do a search for "the role of a cpu in gaming" - there is a forum post on overclockers discussing this in more depth. Stick with a modern i5 and you can't really go too wrong.

othen
Just one more question if I may Josh,
Re: your point about the 'K' variant of the CPU. I'll look up overclocking later, but would I be right in thinking that for gaming PCs most of the processing is done by the GPU drawing pictures rather than the CPU, and therefore there is no advantage in this feature?
Alan
joshbaboo
That does look pretty good value, however I've a few concerns.
The stock cpu cooler should really be switched out with a high end air or at a minimum a All-In-One 120mm water cooler.
I've read some bad reviews of Corsair's low end PSU's, I would advise upon a 500W or 55W EVGA power supply.
Unless the you or the retailer is going to overclock the cpu, the K variant has wasted potential running at stock settings.
The recommended upgrades will push the price up. I've taken a few minutes and put together a build for you on NovaTech which should meet all of your requirements and keep you going for the next 3-5 years without problems.http://www.novatech.co.uk/modifier.html?s=PC-1941&b=2643
With regards to Windows, I would recommended looking at websites such as Kinguin.org or G2A.com, you can pick up Win 8 key for around £25.
othen
Thank you Josh, again that was very useful.
Actually my son's PC has 16GB of RAM, not 1GB, but I take your point about the components being a bit long in the tooth.
I'm more tempted to source a built machine for Dan's birthday, although I'm sure I'd work out the construction it would be a lot neater to get a factory built one. I found this link from a previous (similar) deal:http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-z97-i5-4690k-240gb-ssd-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-960-2gb-z3-plus-gaming-pc.html
If you could spare a moment perhaps you would give me an opinion on whether it would be suitable as a gaming machine. I quite like this one because it has a SSD rather than a hard disk. It does not come with an OS, but I have a Win 7 64bit disc from a previous machine and I suspect I could just buy a key code from someone (such as Microsoft). This seems quite good value at under £600, which is well within budget.
Best wishes,
Alan
joshbaboo
Although the Dell can be competent for basic browsing and office work, its going to struggle playing any modern games.
1GB of ddr2 ram is not big or fast enough, the cpu is 8 years old, and graphics card may just about play games on low to medium settings but you'd need to pair it with high spec components.
PC building hasn't much changed since the 90s. Just new ports, connectors for usb 3 and more complicated cpu heat-sink mounting. If you're willing to spend a little bit of time researching, YouTube has thousands of guides on building PCs.
I would recommend watching some of LinusTechTips to re-familiarise with the changes in pc building. Also he has a great video on building a budget gaming build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbDiSMQ_L_k
It looks as if you've got a substantially higher budget, so you would be able to make upgrades to the CPU and Graphics.
However if you're looking for a "statement build" for your son's birthday, have a look at CyberPower's builds, they tend to have some led lighting and amazing cable management.
othen
Thank you Josh,
That was really kind of you. My son's current gaming machine is a Dell with:
Xenon E5345 CPU @ 2.33 GHz
GTX 550Ti GPU
16 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Win 10 (64 bit)
I'm wondering whether I'd be better off upgrading it with a better GPU and a SSD (plus a cool case with changing colour lights), or getting him one of the machines you suggest (or the Aleinware I first proposed).
I have not built a PC since the 90s when they were 386 and 486 based, but I dare say I could manage.
My son's 11th birthday is coming up in about a month, it would be nice to get him something he would like, a bit of advice from people who know about gaming PCs would be appreciated.
Alan
joshbaboo
othen
Thank you Polly, but wouldn't the addition of a hard disk, optical drive, WiFi, OS and other bits and pieces bring the price up to about the same? It would seem that the advantages of the Alienware machine would be:
1. It comes as a turn-key solution and doesn't need putting together and configuring.
2. From my 10 year old son's point of view: it has those cool changing lights and the badge :-)
AO
polly69
Ive just knocked this up for you and it will murder that Dell machine its come in £140 cheaper than the dell but as with anything you can chop and change maybe a better case a faster GPU although this will play all games at high detail at 1080p or a bit more ram. Theirs no OS but theirs a site where you buy genuine keys for about £20 im sure some one will add that, this machines uses X99 stuff and intels badest CPU's so much much faster than most setups. If you shop about you could save on some parts but i like Amazon as theirs never a issue with refunds or exchanges.
Asus Intel Lga2011-V3 X99-A M.2X4 SATA Motherboard £188.58http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Intel-Lga2011-V3-M-2X4-Motherboard/dp/B00N98RXQO/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956426&sr=1-6&keywords=lga
Intel i7-5820K £307http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i7-5820K-Extreme-Processor-Generation/dp/B00MMLXIKY/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=01GV239FZGQ32A4M3SR1
Crucial 8 GB (4 GB x 2) DDR4 2666 £56.30http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-DDR4-2666-Memory-Module/dp/B00RCGJLLO/ref=sr_1_67?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956623&sr=1-67&keywords=ddr4
EVGA 500W PC Power Supply £31.99http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-500W-PC-Power-Supply/dp/B00GP5Y6J0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956707&sr=1-1&keywords=PSU
BitFenix Neos - tower - ATX can be had in different colours £32.45http://www.amazon.co.uk/BitFenix-BFC-NEO-100-WWXKB-RP-Neos-tower-ATX/dp/B00KDR40VK/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956870&sr=1-11&keywords=pc+case
Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti £99http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-Graphics-GDDR5-PCI-Express/dp/B00ICUGOP0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440957130&sr=1-1&keywords=750
Total cost £716.28
It's a bit of a shame pairing a 5820K with a 750ti. You could build a substantially better gaming PC by going i5 4690k and pairing it with a gtx 970.
But we're getting off topic, the truth of the matter for OP is that their is some peace of mind for non-builders in buying a pre-built system. However, the Alienware is not a deal, and for less money you can receive a higher spec'd, better quality pc with greater support from a specialised vendor.
You can buy this from Scan for less than £800.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3xs-gamer-gt-intel-i5-4590-8gb-corsair-evga-gtx-960-sc-1tb-hybrid-sshd-win-81
You buy this from Overclockers for less than £800 with a 250gb SSD, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 10https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-430-OE&groupid=43&catid=2475&subcat=2487
This from Cyberpower is an amazing build for the price, their quality and support is reviewed as good:https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Infinity_X5_Elite
These are only some of your options, but you've got good choice out there. The Alienware can look to be a good deal on paper, but dell are renown for using custom boards and parts which can make doing very minor upgrades in the future a lot more difficult. All of the PC builds above will use standard retail parts, and can be upgraded with relative ease if you would like to extend the life of your investment outside of the warranty duration.
I would consider the CyberPower one. It should be more than capable of powering most AAA games at standard Full HD for the next few years.
Just one more question if I may Josh,
Re: your point about the 'K' variant of the CPU. I'll look up overclocking later, but would I be right in thinking that for gaming PCs most of the processing is done by the GPU drawing pictures rather than the CPU, and therefore there is no advantage in this feature?
Alan

joshbaboo
That does look pretty good value, however I've a few concerns.
The stock cpu cooler should really be switched out with a high end air or at a minimum a All-In-One 120mm water cooler.
I've read some bad reviews of Corsair's low end PSU's, I would advise upon a 500W or 55W EVGA power supply.
Unless the you or the retailer is going to overclock the cpu, the K variant has wasted potential running at stock settings.
The recommended upgrades will push the price up. I've taken a few minutes and put together a build for you on NovaTech which should meet all of your requirements and keep you going for the next 3-5 years without problems.http://www.novatech.co.uk/modifier.html?s=PC-1941&b=2643
With regards to Windows, I would recommended looking at websites such as Kinguin.org or G2A.com, you can pick up Win 8 key for around £25.
othen
Thank you Josh, again that was very useful.
Actually my son's PC has 16GB of RAM, not 1GB, but I take your point about the components being a bit long in the tooth.
I'm more tempted to source a built machine for Dan's birthday, although I'm sure I'd work out the construction it would be a lot neater to get a factory built one. I found this link from a previous (similar) deal:http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-z97-i5-4690k-240gb-ssd-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-960-2gb-z3-plus-gaming-pc.html
If you could spare a moment perhaps you would give me an opinion on whether it would be suitable as a gaming machine. I quite like this one because it has a SSD rather than a hard disk. It does not come with an OS, but I have a Win 7 64bit disc from a previous machine and I suspect I could just buy a key code from someone (such as Microsoft). This seems quite good value at under £600, which is well within budget.
Best wishes,
Alan
joshbaboo
Although the Dell can be competent for basic browsing and office work, its going to struggle playing any modern games.
1GB of ddr2 ram is not big or fast enough, the cpu is 8 years old, and graphics card may just about play games on low to medium settings but you'd need to pair it with high spec components.
PC building hasn't much changed since the 90s. Just new ports, connectors for usb 3 and more complicated cpu heat-sink mounting. If you're willing to spend a little bit of time researching, YouTube has thousands of guides on building PCs.
I would recommend watching some of LinusTechTips to re-familiarise with the changes in pc building. Also he has a great video on building a budget gaming build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbDiSMQ_L_k
It looks as if you've got a substantially higher budget, so you would be able to make upgrades to the CPU and Graphics.
However if you're looking for a "statement build" for your son's birthday, have a look at CyberPower's builds, they tend to have some led lighting and amazing cable management.
othen
Thank you Josh,
That was really kind of you. My son's current gaming machine is a Dell with:
Xenon E5345 CPU @ 2.33 GHz
GTX 550Ti GPU
16 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Win 10 (64 bit)
I'm wondering whether I'd be better off upgrading it with a better GPU and a SSD (plus a cool case with changing colour lights), or getting him one of the machines you suggest (or the Aleinware I first proposed).
I have not built a PC since the 90s when they were 386 and 486 based, but I dare say I could manage.
My son's 11th birthday is coming up in about a month, it would be nice to get him something he would like, a bit of advice from people who know about gaming PCs would be appreciated.
Alan
joshbaboo
othen
Thank you Polly, but wouldn't the addition of a hard disk, optical drive, WiFi, OS and other bits and pieces bring the price up to about the same? It would seem that the advantages of the Alienware machine would be:
1. It comes as a turn-key solution and doesn't need putting together and configuring.
2. From my 10 year old son's point of view: it has those cool changing lights and the badge :-)
AO
polly69
Ive just knocked this up for you and it will murder that Dell machine its come in £140 cheaper than the dell but as with anything you can chop and change maybe a better case a faster GPU although this will play all games at high detail at 1080p or a bit more ram. Theirs no OS but theirs a site where you buy genuine keys for about £20 im sure some one will add that, this machines uses X99 stuff and intels badest CPU's so much much faster than most setups. If you shop about you could save on some parts but i like Amazon as theirs never a issue with refunds or exchanges.
Asus Intel Lga2011-V3 X99-A M.2X4 SATA Motherboard £188.58http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Intel-Lga2011-V3-M-2X4-Motherboard/dp/B00N98RXQO/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956426&sr=1-6&keywords=lga
Intel i7-5820K £307http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i7-5820K-Extreme-Processor-Generation/dp/B00MMLXIKY/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=01GV239FZGQ32A4M3SR1
Crucial 8 GB (4 GB x 2) DDR4 2666 £56.30http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-DDR4-2666-Memory-Module/dp/B00RCGJLLO/ref=sr_1_67?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956623&sr=1-67&keywords=ddr4
EVGA 500W PC Power Supply £31.99http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-500W-PC-Power-Supply/dp/B00GP5Y6J0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956707&sr=1-1&keywords=PSU
BitFenix Neos - tower - ATX can be had in different colours £32.45http://www.amazon.co.uk/BitFenix-BFC-NEO-100-WWXKB-RP-Neos-tower-ATX/dp/B00KDR40VK/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956870&sr=1-11&keywords=pc+case
Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti £99http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-Graphics-GDDR5-PCI-Express/dp/B00ICUGOP0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440957130&sr=1-1&keywords=750
Total cost £716.28
It's a bit of a shame pairing a 5820K with a 750ti. You could build a substantially better gaming PC by going i5 4690k and pairing it with a gtx 970.
But we're getting off topic, the truth of the matter for OP is that their is some peace of mind for non-builders in buying a pre-built system. However, the Alienware is not a deal, and for less money you can receive a higher spec'd, better quality pc with greater support from a specialised vendor.
You can buy this from Scan for less than £800.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3xs-gamer-gt-intel-i5-4590-8gb-corsair-evga-gtx-960-sc-1tb-hybrid-sshd-win-81
You buy this from Overclockers for less than £800 with a 250gb SSD, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 10https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-430-OE&groupid=43&catid=2475&subcat=2487
This from Cyberpower is an amazing build for the price, their quality and support is reviewed as good:https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Infinity_X5_Elite
These are only some of your options, but you've got good choice out there. The Alienware can look to be a good deal on paper, but dell are renown for using custom boards and parts which can make doing very minor upgrades in the future a lot more difficult. All of the PC builds above will use standard retail parts, and can be upgraded with relative ease if you would like to extend the life of your investment outside of the warranty duration.
I would consider the CyberPower one. It should be more than capable of powering most AAA games at standard Full HD for the next few years.
No worries, glad to help.

othen
Thanks again Josh,
I have learned quite a lot about gaming PCs over the past couple of days, to the extent that I have worked out what my son needs (many thanks for taking the time to specify a model). The cost differential between buying a built machine and constructing it from components seems to be tiny, but with it there would be some integration risk. I think it likely that I'll get a built PC along the lines of the specification you drafted for Dan's birthday.
I did a quick search and have found MMAGO is selling Win 7 keys for £14.77, which I think would do. I have a Win 7 64bit installation disk here, so I think all I will need is to change the BIOS to boot from the optical drive first and the MS key code when prompted. Once Win 7 is installed the upgrade to Win 10 is free anyway.
Many thanks,
Alan
joshbaboo
That does look pretty good value, however I've a few concerns.
The stock cpu cooler should really be switched out with a high end air or at a minimum a All-In-One 120mm water cooler.
I've read some bad reviews of Corsair's low end PSU's, I would advise upon a 500W or 55W EVGA power supply.
Unless the you or the retailer is going to overclock the cpu, the K variant has wasted potential running at stock settings.
The recommended upgrades will push the price up. I've taken a few minutes and put together a build for you on NovaTech which should meet all of your requirements and keep you going for the next 3-5 years without problems.http://www.novatech.co.uk/modifier.html?s=PC-1941&b=2643
With regards to Windows, I would recommended looking at websites such as Kinguin.org or G2A.com, you can pick up Win 8 key for around £25.
othen
Thank you Josh, again that was very useful.
Actually my son's PC has 16GB of RAM, not 1GB, but I take your point about the components being a bit long in the tooth.
I'm more tempted to source a built machine for Dan's birthday, although I'm sure I'd work out the construction it would be a lot neater to get a factory built one. I found this link from a previous (similar) deal:http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-z97-i5-4690k-240gb-ssd-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-960-2gb-z3-plus-gaming-pc.html
If you could spare a moment perhaps you would give me an opinion on whether it would be suitable as a gaming machine. I quite like this one because it has a SSD rather than a hard disk. It does not come with an OS, but I have a Win 7 64bit disc from a previous machine and I suspect I could just buy a key code from someone (such as Microsoft). This seems quite good value at under £600, which is well within budget.
Best wishes,
Alan
joshbaboo
Although the Dell can be competent for basic browsing and office work, its going to struggle playing any modern games.
1GB of ddr2 ram is not big or fast enough, the cpu is 8 years old, and graphics card may just about play games on low to medium settings but you'd need to pair it with high spec components.
PC building hasn't much changed since the 90s. Just new ports, connectors for usb 3 and more complicated cpu heat-sink mounting. If you're willing to spend a little bit of time researching, YouTube has thousands of guides on building PCs.
I would recommend watching some of LinusTechTips to re-familiarise with the changes in pc building. Also he has a great video on building a budget gaming build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbDiSMQ_L_k
It looks as if you've got a substantially higher budget, so you would be able to make upgrades to the CPU and Graphics.
However if you're looking for a "statement build" for your son's birthday, have a look at CyberPower's builds, they tend to have some led lighting and amazing cable management.
othen
Thank you Josh,
That was really kind of you. My son's current gaming machine is a Dell with:
Xenon E5345 CPU @ 2.33 GHz
GTX 550Ti GPU
16 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Win 10 (64 bit)
I'm wondering whether I'd be better off upgrading it with a better GPU and a SSD (plus a cool case with changing colour lights), or getting him one of the machines you suggest (or the Aleinware I first proposed).
I have not built a PC since the 90s when they were 386 and 486 based, but I dare say I could manage.
My son's 11th birthday is coming up in about a month, it would be nice to get him something he would like, a bit of advice from people who know about gaming PCs would be appreciated.
Alan
joshbaboo
othen
Thank you Polly, but wouldn't the addition of a hard disk, optical drive, WiFi, OS and other bits and pieces bring the price up to about the same? It would seem that the advantages of the Alienware machine would be:
1. It comes as a turn-key solution and doesn't need putting together and configuring.
2. From my 10 year old son's point of view: it has those cool changing lights and the badge :-)
AO
polly69
Ive just knocked this up for you and it will murder that Dell machine its come in £140 cheaper than the dell but as with anything you can chop and change maybe a better case a faster GPU although this will play all games at high detail at 1080p or a bit more ram. Theirs no OS but theirs a site where you buy genuine keys for about £20 im sure some one will add that, this machines uses X99 stuff and intels badest CPU's so much much faster than most setups. If you shop about you could save on some parts but i like Amazon as theirs never a issue with refunds or exchanges.
Asus Intel Lga2011-V3 X99-A M.2X4 SATA Motherboard £188.58http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Intel-Lga2011-V3-M-2X4-Motherboard/dp/B00N98RXQO/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956426&sr=1-6&keywords=lga
Intel i7-5820K £307http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i7-5820K-Extreme-Processor-Generation/dp/B00MMLXIKY/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=01GV239FZGQ32A4M3SR1
Crucial 8 GB (4 GB x 2) DDR4 2666 £56.30http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-DDR4-2666-Memory-Module/dp/B00RCGJLLO/ref=sr_1_67?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956623&sr=1-67&keywords=ddr4
EVGA 500W PC Power Supply £31.99http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-500W-PC-Power-Supply/dp/B00GP5Y6J0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956707&sr=1-1&keywords=PSU
BitFenix Neos - tower - ATX can be had in different colours £32.45http://www.amazon.co.uk/BitFenix-BFC-NEO-100-WWXKB-RP-Neos-tower-ATX/dp/B00KDR40VK/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956870&sr=1-11&keywords=pc+case
Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti £99http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-Graphics-GDDR5-PCI-Express/dp/B00ICUGOP0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440957130&sr=1-1&keywords=750
Total cost £716.28
It's a bit of a shame pairing a 5820K with a 750ti. You could build a substantially better gaming PC by going i5 4690k and pairing it with a gtx 970.
But we're getting off topic, the truth of the matter for OP is that their is some peace of mind for non-builders in buying a pre-built system. However, the Alienware is not a deal, and for less money you can receive a higher spec'd, better quality pc with greater support from a specialised vendor.
You can buy this from Scan for less than £800.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3xs-gamer-gt-intel-i5-4590-8gb-corsair-evga-gtx-960-sc-1tb-hybrid-sshd-win-81
You buy this from Overclockers for less than £800 with a 250gb SSD, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 10https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-430-OE&groupid=43&catid=2475&subcat=2487
This from Cyberpower is an amazing build for the price, their quality and support is reviewed as good:https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Infinity_X5_Elite
These are only some of your options, but you've got good choice out there. The Alienware can look to be a good deal on paper, but dell are renown for using custom boards and parts which can make doing very minor upgrades in the future a lot more difficult. All of the PC builds above will use standard retail parts, and can be upgraded with relative ease if you would like to extend the life of your investment outside of the warranty duration.
I would consider the CyberPower one. It should be more than capable of powering most AAA games at standard Full HD for the next few years.
Thanks again Josh,
I have learned quite a lot about gaming PCs over the past couple of days, to the extent that I have worked out what my son needs (many thanks for taking the time to specify a model). The cost differential between buying a built machine and constructing it from components seems to be tiny, but with it there would be some integration risk. I think it likely that I'll get a built PC along the lines of the specification you drafted for Dan's birthday.
I did a quick search and have found MMAGO is selling Win 7 keys for £14.77, which I think would do. I have a Win 7 64bit installation disk here, so I think all I will need is to change the BIOS to boot from the optical drive first and the MS key code when prompted. Once Win 7 is installed the upgrade to Win 10 is free anyway.
Many thanks,
Alan


joshbaboo
That does look pretty good value, however I've a few concerns.
The stock cpu cooler should really be switched out with a high end air or at a minimum a All-In-One 120mm water cooler.
I've read some bad reviews of Corsair's low end PSU's, I would advise upon a 500W or 55W EVGA power supply.
Unless the you or the retailer is going to overclock the cpu, the K variant has wasted potential running at stock settings.
The recommended upgrades will push the price up. I've taken a few minutes and put together a build for you on NovaTech which should meet all of your requirements and keep you going for the next 3-5 years without problems.http://www.novatech.co.uk/modifier.html?s=PC-1941&b=2643
With regards to Windows, I would recommended looking at websites such as Kinguin.org or G2A.com, you can pick up Win 8 key for around £25.
othen
Thank you Josh, again that was very useful.
Actually my son's PC has 16GB of RAM, not 1GB, but I take your point about the components being a bit long in the tooth.
I'm more tempted to source a built machine for Dan's birthday, although I'm sure I'd work out the construction it would be a lot neater to get a factory built one. I found this link from a previous (similar) deal:http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-z97-i5-4690k-240gb-ssd-8gb-1600mhz-gtx-960-2gb-z3-plus-gaming-pc.html
If you could spare a moment perhaps you would give me an opinion on whether it would be suitable as a gaming machine. I quite like this one because it has a SSD rather than a hard disk. It does not come with an OS, but I have a Win 7 64bit disc from a previous machine and I suspect I could just buy a key code from someone (such as Microsoft). This seems quite good value at under £600, which is well within budget.
Best wishes,
Alan
joshbaboo
Although the Dell can be competent for basic browsing and office work, its going to struggle playing any modern games.
1GB of ddr2 ram is not big or fast enough, the cpu is 8 years old, and graphics card may just about play games on low to medium settings but you'd need to pair it with high spec components.
PC building hasn't much changed since the 90s. Just new ports, connectors for usb 3 and more complicated cpu heat-sink mounting. If you're willing to spend a little bit of time researching, YouTube has thousands of guides on building PCs.
I would recommend watching some of LinusTechTips to re-familiarise with the changes in pc building. Also he has a great video on building a budget gaming build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbDiSMQ_L_k
It looks as if you've got a substantially higher budget, so you would be able to make upgrades to the CPU and Graphics.
However if you're looking for a "statement build" for your son's birthday, have a look at CyberPower's builds, they tend to have some led lighting and amazing cable management.
othen
Thank you Josh,
That was really kind of you. My son's current gaming machine is a Dell with:
Xenon E5345 CPU @ 2.33 GHz
GTX 550Ti GPU
16 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Win 10 (64 bit)
I'm wondering whether I'd be better off upgrading it with a better GPU and a SSD (plus a cool case with changing colour lights), or getting him one of the machines you suggest (or the Aleinware I first proposed).
I have not built a PC since the 90s when they were 386 and 486 based, but I dare say I could manage.
My son's 11th birthday is coming up in about a month, it would be nice to get him something he would like, a bit of advice from people who know about gaming PCs would be appreciated.
Alan
joshbaboo
othen
Thank you Polly, but wouldn't the addition of a hard disk, optical drive, WiFi, OS and other bits and pieces bring the price up to about the same? It would seem that the advantages of the Alienware machine would be:
1. It comes as a turn-key solution and doesn't need putting together and configuring.
2. From my 10 year old son's point of view: it has those cool changing lights and the badge :-)
AO
polly69
Ive just knocked this up for you and it will murder that Dell machine its come in £140 cheaper than the dell but as with anything you can chop and change maybe a better case a faster GPU although this will play all games at high detail at 1080p or a bit more ram. Theirs no OS but theirs a site where you buy genuine keys for about £20 im sure some one will add that, this machines uses X99 stuff and intels badest CPU's so much much faster than most setups. If you shop about you could save on some parts but i like Amazon as theirs never a issue with refunds or exchanges.
Asus Intel Lga2011-V3 X99-A M.2X4 SATA Motherboard £188.58http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Intel-Lga2011-V3-M-2X4-Motherboard/dp/B00N98RXQO/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956426&sr=1-6&keywords=lga
Intel i7-5820K £307http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i7-5820K-Extreme-Processor-Generation/dp/B00MMLXIKY/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=01GV239FZGQ32A4M3SR1
Crucial 8 GB (4 GB x 2) DDR4 2666 £56.30http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-DDR4-2666-Memory-Module/dp/B00RCGJLLO/ref=sr_1_67?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956623&sr=1-67&keywords=ddr4
EVGA 500W PC Power Supply £31.99http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-500W-PC-Power-Supply/dp/B00GP5Y6J0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956707&sr=1-1&keywords=PSU
BitFenix Neos - tower - ATX can be had in different colours £32.45http://www.amazon.co.uk/BitFenix-BFC-NEO-100-WWXKB-RP-Neos-tower-ATX/dp/B00KDR40VK/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440956870&sr=1-11&keywords=pc+case
Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti £99http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-Graphics-GDDR5-PCI-Express/dp/B00ICUGOP0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1440957130&sr=1-1&keywords=750
Total cost £716.28
It's a bit of a shame pairing a 5820K with a 750ti. You could build a substantially better gaming PC by going i5 4690k and pairing it with a gtx 970.
But we're getting off topic, the truth of the matter for OP is that their is some peace of mind for non-builders in buying a pre-built system. However, the Alienware is not a deal, and for less money you can receive a higher spec'd, better quality pc with greater support from a specialised vendor.
You can buy this from Scan for less than £800.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3xs-gamer-gt-intel-i5-4590-8gb-corsair-evga-gtx-960-sc-1tb-hybrid-sshd-win-81
You buy this from Overclockers for less than £800 with a 250gb SSD, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 10https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-430-OE&groupid=43&catid=2475&subcat=2487
This from Cyberpower is an amazing build for the price, their quality and support is reviewed as good:https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Infinity_X5_Elite
These are only some of your options, but you've got good choice out there. The Alienware can look to be a good deal on paper, but dell are renown for using custom boards and parts which can make doing very minor upgrades in the future a lot more difficult. All of the PC builds above will use standard retail parts, and can be upgraded with relative ease if you would like to extend the life of your investment outside of the warranty duration.
I would consider the CyberPower one. It should be more than capable of powering most AAA games at standard Full HD for the next few years.
I dont make many comments here, but i had one of these. The first time I got it and booked it up i had problems... After 2 days it would take atleast 15mins to boot up... Contacts dell. Did not understand a word of what I was saying... I asked to be put though to a Uk customer service.... Was told there was not one... After 3 weeks i finally got them to pick up it and issue a refund... Overall a DAM NIGHTMARE... DELL = PROBELMS.
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what is the Code for discount ?
http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5558-laptop/pd?oc=cn55807&model_id=inspiron-15-5558-laptop


My friend gave me a 15 % codeso i got this for £466.. Over the moon for that spec at that price
The link goes to HP site not dell ???