Vostro 1700 17" Core 2 Duo T5270 2GB RAM 120GB HDD Vista Home Premium £363.08 delivered - HotUKDeals
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Not too bad a price for anyone wanting a cheap 17" desktop replacement laptop. About £16 back from Quidco as well.

Search for N0217002, upgrade the processor and memory and reduce warranty to basic level to get this price

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#1
thats a terrible deal....u can get the same laptop on the website with the camera, 160 gig hard drive, 3gig memory and other features that are so much better for only £410.08p
:viking:
#2
godfatherman
thats a terrible deal....u can get the same laptop on the website with the camera, 160 gig hard drive, 3gig memory and other features that are so much better for only £410.08p
:viking:


What 'other features'?
You get 1GB extra memory (2GB is sufficient). a slightly bigger HD and a basic webcam for £47 more - not worth it for many I suspect.

PS If you want the camera and 160gb HD these can be had in place of the memory upgrade for the same price (£363) - memory upgradeable later on.
#3
When i add this to the basket it comes out as £444.15? can you explain why this is??
#4
sjeff
When i add this to the basket it comes out as £444.15? can you explain why this is??


Can't see any obvious reason - the price should be £423.07 before you add to basket

Go to Dell via the Quidco link and select the Home site.

Search for N0217002

When you select the item the price will be £504.15.

Change the processor to the T5270 - the price will be £527.65

Select the basic warranty - the price will be £376.07

Select the 2048MB RAM upgrade - the price will be £423.07

Add to basket to see the £363.08 final price.
#6
sjeff
When i add this to the basket it comes out as £444.15? can you explain why this is??


Just did a dummy run following the Op nfo...

Search for N0217002, upgrade the processor and memory and reduce warranty to basic level to get this price


....Added to basket and price dropped to £368.08, you must be doing something wrong sjeff
#7


It costs a lot more - depends on what you can afford or need - and it is no longer available!
#8
i bought on 12 months credit because by the time i have paid for it, it will still be, well almost up to date.
even though £363 still good price for 17" core duo 2gb so ok will vote hot
#9
And sorry did'ent know it was expired as iam still waiting, and waiting
#10
christake
And sorry did'ent know it was expired as iam still waiting, and waiting


Shouldn't be too much longer. Dell aren't always good at updating their Pre Production status. Delivery is very fast once they are on the move!
#11
thanks i keep checking "pre production still at moment"
#12
Ok, Pointless question of the day... My mate want a red laptop (just don't ask). Any way to get this or similar with a red finish ? They seem to offer it with the 15 inch models but not the 17 ??
#13
my first lapie i was going for the cheaper 1.4 duo offer from dell but got seduced by the 2gb processor 17" monitor 3gb ram, vista preamium and 128 dedicated graphics still got pay £100 more now though hope its worth it
#14
mumbojumbo
Vostro are business laptops and only come in black.
Go for the Inspiron 1720, which is exactly the same laptop apart from the different colourways designed for the home user.
Dell XPS M1730 is also available in red, but is from a higher spec range.


It is difficult to make direct price comparisons as Dell spec them differently but the Vostro models often show a significant price advantage - it typically costs up to £100 more to buy the equivalent Inspiron version.
#15
Has this deal expired? The best price I can get it down to when I go to the basket is £433.58...
#16
Flamefast
Has this deal expired? The best price I can get it down to when I go to the basket is £433.58...


Wrong, your not adding the correct components. I just done it and go £363.08 :-D
#17
Its terrible deal and the laptop will be in trash after 2 months.i would definitely recommend to buy hp laptop or sony
#18
kiran
Its terrible deal and the laptop will be in trash after 2 months.i would definitely recommend to buy hp laptop or sony


Sony????? :prop: :giggle:
#19
That seems a little harsh !!

Anyone have a Vostro like to defend them ?
I do remember reading a review a while ago that said they were a little plastic ! and can anyone comment on how the battery life is ?
#20
NOTE....Before you purchase..

Are you happy with vista being the op system??

I purchased a 1721 early Jan that had vista..

The hardware is fine but the vista op system is ****
it runs sooooooooo slooooooooooow ..

Many of the software programs that I have been using with xp will not work with vista they cause the machine to crash...I tried to backstep the system to xp but there are no drivers for xp as most of the new laptops only work with vista . The feedback that I'm hearing is Dell are having big probs with vista..(only hear say)

I'm not the only one with these problems as there are many like me I've discovered..

SO BEWARE DO YOUR HOMEWORK & FIND OUT WILL THIS LAPTOP WORK WITH XP IF U DON'T LIKE VISTA!!!

VISTA THE NEW ME II
#21
steve1221
That seems a little harsh !!

Anyone have a Vostro like to defend them ?
I do remember reading a review a while ago that said they were a little plastic ! and can anyone comment on how the battery life is ?


I would reply on the professional reviews - Dell may lack style but their products are well constructed.

This comes with the mid-range 6 cell battery good for a little over two hours of fairly heavy usage - better than most in this price range. But it is too big to carry far...

Comprehensive review here
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3937
#22
Review Summary

In summary, the Dell Vostro 1700 is a budget home office mobile desktop replacement. Its value-for-money is excellent but do not expect it to excel in anything.

Pros

* Price (considerably cheaper than all competitors for a similar config)
* Most components are customizable
* Good performance, both in business applications and gaming
* Solid build

Cons

* Long and unpredictable delivery times
* Very heavy and big, even for a 17" notebook
* Keyboard requires getting used to as it is different both from a desktop and from a typical 15" laptop
* Can get quite hot under a heavy load
#23
Slick Tyre
so beware do your homework & find out will this laptop work with xp if u don't like vista!I

You can buy the 1500 or 1700 pre-installed with XP so no problems there.
#24
If you are unsure about which operating system to choose stay with Vista. Service Pack One should address many of the issues that have been cause for some concern but in any case most people will experience no difficulty. It may be worth searching online to see whether there are problems (and the solutions) with any of the hardware you intend to use with the new PC.

Most importantly XP will not be supported by Microsoft in the future.
[mod]#25
I recently purchased a Vostro 1700 to evaluate it and found it to be ok with Premium but Quicker with XP installed instead. Its pretty solidly built, too big for lugging about but you wouldnt be buying a 17" notebook for its portability.
I would buy another.
#26
I have had 2 dell laptops. The first one was Inspiron 9300, nothing wrong with it other than the battery dying within 1 year. The second one is Vostro 1400. Had many problems with it, their rep came to fix it twice and the laptop remains screwed up. Wasted so much time! Ended up asking for a replacement. I would still buy from Dell, but would do alot more price comparisons before buying after the poor experience with the 2nd laptop.
#27
I bought an Inspiron 1300 last year and the battery lasted less than 8 months with minimal use. Therefore, I wouldn't buy a Dell laptop again.
#28
I like this deal - but cant decide between this or a vostro 1400 where i can get a 3 year warranty, core 2 duo, 1GB, 120GB, bluetooth, a 6 cell battery and a 9 cell battery for £410. The warranty on this might sway me to the 1400. Not sure though.
#29
emasu
I like this deal - but cant decide between this or a vostro 1400 where i can get a 3 year warranty, core 2 duo, 1GB, 120GB, bluetooth, a 6 cell battery and a 9 cell battery for £410. The warranty on this might sway me to the 1400. Not sure though.


If mobility is important then choose the 1400 - otherwise the larger screen is less tiring and easier to use in the home environment.

The 3 year warranty may give peace of mind but the risk of failure in the 2nd and 3rd year doesn't justify the cost unless your circumstances demand it. The real problem of failure is the loss of data due to inadequate backups etc. - spend your money on an external hard disk instead.
#30
Bertt

The 3 year warranty may give peace of mind but the risk of failure in the 2nd and 3rd year doesn't justify the cost unless your circumstances demand it. The real problem of failure is the loss of data due to inadequate backups etc. - spend you money on an external hard disk instead.


The e-code i "found" (its not advertised anywhere) has a fixed base warranty of 3 years :thinking:
[mod]#31
emasu;1563308
The e-code i "found" (its not advertised anywhere) has a fixed base warranty of 3 years :thinking:


You ought to post that one as a deal emasu, the 2 batteries and a backpack too make it quite nice.
#32
MikeT
You ought to post that one as a deal emasu, the 2 batteries and a backpack too make it quite nice.


I could, but i dont know what people will think of the lead time on the 1400 :thinking:
#33
And it seems a power supply is extra :? odd
[mod]#34
emasu;1563378
And it seems a power supply is extra :? odd


Yes odd but £22 against the cost of a 9 cell as an extra is not a bad swop ;-) The lead time may put some off yes, but the times for others are all over the place atm too.
#35
For £351 you can also have a 1700 but with vista business and bluetooth but 1 GB ram. Might interest some :)
#36
Been looking for a Laptop for a while and alwasy keep an eye out on here.

This looks like a good deal, I want it for gaming (COD4) mainly and dvd's etc as well as the net. It does not have to be all singing and all dancing just something that will last without needing an upgrade for a bit.

I have upto about £600 to spend and wondered what anyone would reccommend on the upgrade front. I was thinking the processor to the T7250 and the Graphics to the G Froce 88600 GT. As the Intel Graphics obviously wont be upto scratch for what I want. This works out at £574.58 (-) Quidco however I am wondering if its worth the extra money. Every week new deals come up and I am tired (or impatient rather) of waiting.

Anyone got any other views?
[mod]#37
Securit;1563774
Been looking for a Laptop for a while and alwasy keep an eye out on here.

This looks like a good deal, I want it for gaming (COD4) mainly and dvd's etc as well as the net. It does not have to be all singing and all dancing just something that will last without needing an upgrade for a bit.

I have upto about £600 to spend and wondered what anyone would reccommend on the upgrade front. I was thinking the processor to the T7250 and the Graphics to the G Froce 8800 GT. This works out at £574.58 - Quidco however I am wondering if its worth the extra money. Every week new deals come up and I am tired (or impatient rather) of waiting.

Anyone got any other views?


Try this for £630 maybe...
Vostro 1700 Here
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 4 MB L2-cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English
3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x1024 + 1x2048 MB)
250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
256MB nVidia GeForce8400M GT
Intel Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display
#38
Securit
Been looking for a Laptop for a while and alwasy keep an eye out on here.

This looks like a good deal, I want it for gaming (COD4) mainly and dvd's etc as well as the net. It does not have to be all singing and all dancing just something that will last without needing an upgrade for a bit.

I have upto about £600 to spend and wondered what anyone would reccommend on the upgrade front. I was thinking the processor to the T7250 and the Graphics to the G Froce 8800 GT. This works out at £574.58 - Quidco however I am wondering if its worth the extra money. Every week new deals come up and I am tired (or impatient rather) of waiting.

Anyone got any other views?


It may not be cost effective to upgrade this one. Vostro/Inspiron laptop range not really ideal for gaming. I hope someone else can recommend a suitable machine for you. A desktop within your budget would be much more powerful...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/144390/dell-vostro-400-desktop-base-quad-c/
#39
I have a good desktop at the moment which is the dogs nuts but was hoping to be able to game as well on a laptop. Although I might just get a basic one and save the hassle of using both and keep to my desktop of games.

Might just have to wait out a little longer and see what I can get. The V1700 looks good but half of me thinks that if I am going to spend that much I might as well wait save some more and go for an Alienware or something that is real quality.
banned#40
Heat added - ordered one for my Mum yesterday!

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