Inspiron 1564 : Intel i5-430M(2.26GHz) Mobile CPU £458.99 @ Dell + cashbackkings or Quidco - HotUKDeals
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Intel® Core i5-430M (2.26Ghz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.53 GHz, 3M cache)

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

3072MB 1067MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [1x1024 + 1x2048]

15.6" High Definition (1366x768) WLED

250GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive

DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD

You can get £ 50 cashback on cashbackkings or 10% on Quidco
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#1
458.99pounds for a Intel graphic? Isn't it a bit expensive?
#2
Cheap for an intel i5, excellent high performance mobile CPU

ro888
458.99pounds for a Intel graphic? Isn't it a bit expensive?


Do you seriousley believe the graphics are the most important bit of a laptop?
#3
J400uk
Cheap for an intel i5, excellent high performance mobile CPU

Do you seriousley believe the graphics are the most important bit of a laptop?


I was thinking the exact same thing, cheapest machine i saw (instore) this weekend with core i5 was comet @ 639.99 with a HP. Pretty good deal me thinks!
#4
J400uk
Do you seriousley believe the graphics are the most important bit of a laptop?

EVERYTHING is important in a laptop because most of it cannot be upgraded later.

Getting a nice CPU and attaching it to Intel's dogs**t IGP is like buying a Lamborghini Engine and putting it in a Perodua Nippa - it will still work but what's the point??

I'd advise either spending a little more and getting better graphics - or finding a lower-end CPU and saving money across-the-board.

I can't think of many applications for a fast CPU which don't involve some graphics outside of movie encoding???
#5
Stupid comment. You can't have it all at this price. An i5 for £450 is a bargain, intel graphics or no intel graphics, period.
#6
therealjohnpeat


I can't think of many applications for a fast CPU which don't involve some graphics outside of movie encoding???


I'll flip that round. Other than games, I can't think of many applications that require more than the integrated intel graphics. Most serious uses depend more heavily on CPU and RAM amounts IME.
#7
J400uk
Stupid comment. You can't have it all at this price. An i5 for £450 is a bargain, intel graphics or no intel graphics, period.

You're calling me stupid and you say that - I'm surprised you can type tbh...

PCs work as a whole - CPU, Memory, GPU, HDD all contribute to the overall experience. In this case you have a nice CPU crammed into a pile of sunstandard components.

Most people would barely notice the difference between this and a £350 laptop - expect for the £100 in their pocket.

People who need that CPU - need better components around it.
#8
psychomech
I'll flip that round. Other than games, I can't think of many applications that require more than the integrated intel graphics. Most serious uses depend more heavily on CPU and RAM amounts IME.

Except that apart from 'flipping it around' you've offered no real reason for having an i5 other than "wow an I5 - cool!!"

The CPU is actually one of the less important aspects of a modern PC. RAM is important (and decent fast RAM at that), then the HDD and all the gubbins on the mobo to coordinate these.

The CPU can't make those go any faster and most CPUs spend a tonne of time waiting for those parts of the computer to do their thing. The only exceptions to this are the tasks which make the CPU work-out and that's games, DVD encoding and - erm - erm...

Oh games - no chance here, the GPU is dogshit so that's actually DVD encoding and...
#9
Seems evident to me you don't know what your talking about. May I suggest you go and read some articles about graphics cards, FYI the chipset in this model only came out very recently. Yes Intel have a whole range of 'integrated' solutions...
#10
I wanted teh Samsung R580 but Dixons sold out.

This is a good option however, I would go fro the option of:
• 4096MB 1067MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
• 320GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
• 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330

for an extra £70.
#11
J400uk
Seems evident to me you don't know what your talking about. May I suggest you go and read some articles about graphics cards, FYI the chipset in this model only came out very recently. Yes Intel have a whole range of 'integrated' solutions...

I spend half my life installing/recommending/fixing laptops - I know a fair bit about this stuff. I've watched dozens and dozens of people choose laptops - some loved em, some not - this is something I know about, believe me.

Intel GPUs are designed on 1 thing only - price - they are simply a way of putting a picture on a screen, nothing more.

Worse-still, they don't bother maintaining/updating drivers - this means that games (and even things like video) run poorly and exhibit issues - people have even resorted to hacking their drivers to make them work properly, so poor is Intel's support.

ATI and nVidia spend fortunes maintaining their drivers and that's why anyone with sense sticks to their GPUs - in most cases the drivers are integrated with desktop products now too which is even better.
#12
Awesam
• 4096MB 1067MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
• 320GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
• 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330

for an extra £70.


That's probably the best value £70 I've heard-of all week - if that's true anyone NOT speccing those is hat-wobbling-bonkers...
#13
therealjohnpeat
That's probably the best value £70 I've heard-of all week - if that's true anyone NOT speccing those is hat-wobbling-bonkers...


Disagree. Lots of people won't need the extra hard drive space or graphics power, and extra RAM is pointless when it gets above 3GB
#14
Just a note of warning on the £70 upgrade. If you add it, the processor is downgraded to an i3. The only way to keep the i5 processor and increase the Ram, Hard Drive and Graphics is to select the £140 Premium upgrade. Seems pretty poor from Dell not to mention that on their "Performance Package" upgrade.
#15
J400uk
Disagree. Lots of people won't need the extra hard drive space or graphics power, and extra RAM is pointless when it gets above 3GB


You really should read-up on operating systems - this comes with W7 64bit so can address as much memory as you wanna cram in there :)
#16
Neil_Coombes
Just a note of warning on the £70 upgrade. If you add it, the processor is downgraded to an i3. The only way to keep the i5 processor and increase the Ram, Hard Drive and Graphics is to select the £140 Premium upgrade. Seems pretty poor from Dell not to mention that on their "Performance Package" upgrade.


Thanks for that! I never realised that they downgrade the cpu. Wouldn't spend £600 on a dell alptop rather buy the Samsung R580 from play!
#17
therealjohnpeat
You really should read-up on operating systems - this comes with W7 64bit so can address as much memory as you wanna cram in there :)


Yes I know what x64 Windows 7 is, have it on about half the computers here. Your right it will address more memory, but in day to day usage my experience would suggest there is little benefit having more than 2GB or 3GB memory for the average user.

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