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Donleeone Avatar
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Hi guys, I have ordered a laptop from Dell. An Inspiron 1720. Spec as follows....

Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
Jet Black Colour with Matte Finish & 2.0mp camera
17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
nVidia® GeForce Go 8600M GT with 256MB DDR2 dedicated graphic memory
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
Bluetooth

This came too £571

Now ive just been searching and have found a Dell Vostro 1700 spec as follows

Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T7250 (2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2-cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support
17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display
Matte Jet Black with 2.0 mega pixel camera
3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x1024 + 1x2048 MB)
250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
Bluetooh
.

Now this is a much better spec and comes to about £570 with a £50 off voucher. Is there anything i'm missing as this seeems a MUCH better deal.

Anyone who has bothered to read this, Thanks!
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
bigger battery and another GB of RAM?
#2
ctuk
bigger battery and another GB of RAM?


Well essentially yes but thats a £130 upgrade on the 1720
1 Like #3
i wounld of went for the Dell Vostro 1700
#4
cancel one order and re-order the other one!
#5
Yep will probably do so, just wanted to see if anyone had a reason why I shouldnt cancel the 1720 for the Vostro
1 Like #6
ctuk;1451309
cancel one order and re-order the other one!


Definitely, £130 of upgrades for a £1 saving, it's a no brainer
#7
has anyone used the voucher? I will call Dell tomorrow. If all goes through with the voucher, I will post it as a deal
#8
Actually you get an even better deal. Get 320 GB (5400rpm) SATA Dual Hard Drive (2x 160GB) and save yourself £30 bringing it down to £540.
1 Like #9
Dont forget to go through quidco
#10
Thanks Kelly but I think to use the voucher you must call through so wont be able to use quido :(
#11
Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of Dual Hard drives? Rep for all who have helped so far!
#12
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic5917.html

check that out about dual hard drives
#13
can someone give me an ecode for this setup please. Also is it small business or from home section of website ?
#14
Its a small business laptop Ecode N0117011
#15
The Vostro seems obviously better. Just check though the things not in the spec - do you need a fork-lift to carry the Vostro around? Does the battery only last 7 minutes between charges?

Two hard drives suck almost twice the power of one and add weight. Play that off against the reduction in cost and increase in capacity for your own circumstances.
#16
Thanks for the advice dp. I will take that into consideration. Battery may not be such a problem as I will be using it in my room and have it plugged in half the time. Will check into the weight sifferences. Thanks
#17
Do your prices £570 and £571 inc the vat?
#18
Right scrap this entire thread, forgot the vostros dont include VAt and Delivery. Darn...
#19
is the £50 voucher the firstbuy one FIRSTBUY-0102

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