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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Ultrabook/Tablet 2-In-1 with Intel i5-4210U, 8GB RAM, 500GB Hybrid HDD (8GB Cache), 13.3" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display - Usually £649. Now £509.15 @ Dell
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Ultrabook/Tablet 2-In-1 with Intel i5-4210U, 8GB RAM, 500GB Hybrid HDD (8GB Cache), 13.3" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display - Usually £649. Now £509.15 @ Dell

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Ultrabook/Tablet 2-In-1 with Intel i5-4210U, 8GB RAM, 500GB Hybrid HDD (8GB Cache), 13.3" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display - Usually £649. Now £509.15 @ Dell

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I've been looking for a decent spec, high resolution ultrabook for the past week and this seems to tick all the boxes.

Dell have knocked £50 off it until 4th December bringing it from £649 to £599 and if you combine that with the PayPal code (presumably you'll need to pay via PayPal!) that takes a further £89.85 off it, bringing the total delivered price to £509.15.

The only thing that I would personally consider a negative, is the 500GB hybrid hard drive, rather than a full SSD. Whilst being a hybrid with 8GB cache, it should be noticeably quicker than a conventional hard drive, especially during start up, but it still won't be as fast a full-blown SSD. Apparently though. it's very straightforward to take the back of and replace the drive as it's just a regular SATA drive (unlike some ultrabooks) and with all the SSD deals going round lately, you should be able to pick up a bargain there, too!

Specifications:
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
8GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache
1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 + Bluetooth 4.0
13.3 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with IPS and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
2-in-1 Media Card Reader: SD & MMC
Full size spill-resistant backlit keyboard
43 WHr, 3-Cell Battery

Dimensions & Weight
0.75" (19.41mm) / 12.99" (330.12mm) / 8.74" (222mm)
3.68 lbs

I'm guessing the "Get Deal" link won't work (it never seems to for Dell), so I'll put all the links and codes into the post below.

Link to Laptop (copy-and-paste this):
dell.com/uk/…top

Link to PayPal code:
paypal.co.uk/Sho…rs/

PayPal offer code:
NH?QXM1N4RL2SL

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Original Poster

COPY-AND-PASTE THE LINK.
CLICKING IT DOESN'T WORK FOR SOME REASON!


Link to Laptop:
dell.com/uk/…top

Link to PayPal code:
paypal.co.uk/Sho…rs/

PayPal offer code:
NH?QXM1N4RL2SL

http://winblog.blob.core.windows.net/win/sites/2/2014/06/Inspiron13_5F00_7000_5F00_8_5F00_7E54DB38.jpg

Edited by: "ben.harris" 2nd Dec 2014

If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer the software over? Does it come with discs or pre installed? Would it be straightforward to use the existing windows license associated with the original hard disc on the new drive?

That looks really good with decent reviews, if I hadn't pulled the plug on a macbook pro this afternoon I think I would have gone for this.

danimal

If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer … If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer the software over? Does it come with discs or pre installed? Would it be straightforward to use the existing windows license associated with the original hard disc on the new drive?



clonezilla.org

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danimal

If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer … If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer the software over? Does it come with discs or pre installed? Would it be straightforward to use the existing windows license associated with the original hard disc on the new drive?



You can create installation media by following the instructions here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

As far as the license code goes, I'm not sure entirely how it works, but I'm going to try and do a fresh install. You can use Belarc Advisor to retrieve your existing product key. Alternatively, I believe some BIOS have the key embedded in them, although I've not tried installing Windows like that, so don't know if you need a special version of the install media.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge on this will come along shortly and advise! :-)
Edited by: "ben.harris" 2nd Dec 2014

This or an iPhone 6?

Original Poster

99rb

This or an iPhone 6?



Same resolution!
(if you go iPhone 6 Plus)

(_;)

99rb

This or an iPhone 6?



Ones a fully functional pc, the other is a phone confined within a walled garden.

danimal

If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer … If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer the software over? Does it come with discs or pre installed? Would it be straightforward to use the existing windows license associated with the original hard disc on the new drive?



Dell machines don't usually come with disks. There is a hidden recovery partition which you can boot to if you need to reinstall the operating system. You need to put the SSD in an external drive case (usb3) preferably. (About £5). You also need a dvd reader/writer (about £12) It's probably useful to have one anyway. If you don't have disk copying software, you need to find a 'hi**n' cd. Google is your friend. It should be free. The latest version contains (amongst hundreds of utility programs, all of which are, it claims, shareware or freeware) some disk copying software. You make a bootable hi**n cd. It's a fairly straightforward matter to copy all the partitions to the ssd
If you've done this correctly, after you've put the ssd in, it should boot normally from it.
Windows 8 will probably notice that you've changed the disk and require you to activate it again on the Internet or by phone. This should be straighforward.

looks a beauty. now if I can just find a few hundred quid.

Excellent spot... ordered! Thanks Ben

Ordered, thanks. Good pics here inc. internals.




Edited by: "63098792" 2nd Dec 2014

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mushgussie

Excellent spot... ordered! Thanks Ben


63098792

Ordered, thanks. Good pics here inc. internals.



Glad you've found it useful!
Just out of curiosity, did you both pay via PayPal or did it let you complete the purchase using a normal card?

99rb

This or an iPhone 6?



multi-piece toolset or a spanner?
Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 3rd Dec 2014

You can download windows 8 straight off the Microsoft website and just use the code on your coa label for a fresh install... Simple

http://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/how-to-download-the-official-microsoft-windows-8-1-iso/

Just in case I get flamed...

It's slightly weird that it doesn't have an ethernet connection, most operating systems will at least find an ethernet connection by default

madmillington

You can download windows 8 straight off the Microsoft website and just … You can download windows 8 straight off the Microsoft website and just use the code on your coa label for a fresh install... Simple


Windows 8 doesn't come with a COA label with a code unlike Win7 and previous versions.

We this have room for a graphics card?

sodz8

We this have room for a graphics card?



Absolutely not

mushgussie

Excellent spot... ordered! Thanks Ben

63098792

Ordered, thanks. Good pics here inc. internals.



I used Paypal...

Original Poster

mushgussie

I used Paypal...



Same here - I was just curious in case the code had still worked, regardless of checkout method.

Yeah, nothing would stop you from paying by a card as the basket shows the discount already.

mushgussie

Excellent spot... ordered! Thanks Ben

63098792

Ordered, thanks. Good pics here inc. internals.



PP

I almost bought this at the weekend. Does the deal work for the version with Windows Pro?

Ah, they appear to have removed the Windows Pro version from the site since Monday.

ben.harris

The only thing it doesn't have going for it is the 500GB hard drive, … The only thing it doesn't have going for it is the 500GB hard drive, rather than SSD - but apparently it's very straightforward to take the back of and replace the drive as it's just a regular SATA drive (unlike some ultrabooks)



It quite clearly states it's a hybrid drive, not a standard hard drive.. for many this is more than quick enough

danimal

If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer … If you swapped the hard drive with an SSD drive, how would you transfer the software over? Does it come with discs or pre installed? Would it be straightforward to use the existing windows license associated with the original hard disc on the new drive?



I recently swapped from HDD to SSD on my XPS 15, this site seemed very helpful - dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-c…-1/

I bought a 7000 series last month from the Dell outlet. Lovely laptop with a beautiful screen but try using a keyboard where the spacebar only works when you hit it right in the centre. Seems to be a not atypical fault with this series. Dell processed return promptly but ultimately a disappointing outcome to what looked like a great deal (as this does here). Caution advised.

sodz8

We this have room for a graphics card?



Yeah, all you need is a hammer.

Ordered thanks!

Thanks for this OP.

I have been keeping an eye on this for several weeks since they came out in the UK. I was miffed on the weekend when Dell were offering 12% off as, well, that was only 2% more off than the regular 10% off deals.

These two new laptops from Dell - the 11 and the 13 - are Yoga 2 competitors. The 11 inch is being sold in the US and global but oddly enough not in the UK - the 11inch got a superb review on the mobiletechreview website and youtube channel. But I wanted a 13 inch screen and this seemed a good choice.

It would have been nice to have it in Orange like the Yoga 2 but, hey, you can't have anything. What I liked more about this than the Yoga 2 is that it has a full HDMI and not a mini. Then it again it does not have an ethernet port. Odd, as the 11 inch version does. But you can pick you a USB ethernet adapter cheaply enough online these days.

I also went for the Dell Office 365 Home user for £60 - a fiver cheaper than Amazon. Shame that I missed out on the xbox live deal that was bunbled with it until the end of October.

I hope I get a good one with no problems and no noise - fingers crossed

Original Poster

tawse57

Thanks for this OP. These two new laptops from Dell - the 11 and the 13 - … Thanks for this OP. These two new laptops from Dell - the 11 and the 13 - are Yoga 2 competitors. The 11 inch is being sold in the US and global but oddly enough not in the UK - the 11inch got a superb review on the mobiletechreview website and youtube channel. But I wanted a 13 inch screen and this seemed a good choice.



I wasn't aware of the 7000 11, although I think that would be a bit too small for me at such high resolution.

I had been considering the Yoga 2, but the hard drive doesn't use a standard SATA connector, so it's not possible to upgrade it to a (regular) SSD drive without buying a special form factor (M.2 2280). Also, the memory is soldered on-board, so can't be upgraded either. I realise you can buy an SSD version of the Yoga 2, but it costs considerably more than the HDD version, plus the cost of a SATA SSD drive!



Edited by: "ben.harris" 3rd Dec 2014

Original Poster

intranix

It quite clearly states it's a hybrid drive, not a standard hard drive.. … It quite clearly states it's a hybrid drive, not a standard hard drive.. for many this is more than quick enough



Fair point - I've updated the description to account for this. Personally though, I would have preferred a full SSD drive, even at a lower capacity than a hybrid mechanical/SSD drive. As it happens, I've got a 256GB Crucial SSD drive I picked up during the Amazon Lightning deals last week, than I bought in expectation of buying a laptop soon, ready to go in straight away.

ben.harris

I wasn't aware of the 7000 11, although I think that would be a bit too … I wasn't aware of the 7000 11, although I think that would be a bit too small for me at such high resolution.I had been considering the Yoga 2, but the hard drive doesn't use a standard SATA connector, so it's not possible to upgrade it to a (regular) SSD drive without buying a special form factor (M.2 2280). Also, the memory is soldered on-board, so can't be upgraded either. I realise you can buy an SSD version of the Yoga 2, but it costs considerably more than the HDD version, plus the cost of a SATA SSD drive!




Ditto about the Yoga 2's SATA connection and the soldered on memory. Put me off also. As you say, the SSD version is a stupid price.

Here is the excellent mobiletechreview of the Dell 11 inch - it looks really impressive. Not sold here in the UK yet though. I think 11 inch is too small for my needs... but I was tempted by it... hence why I waited for the 13 inch.

youtube.com/watch?v=haX6P3o_X78

Edit: The 11 inch is called a 3000 model for some reason. The 13 inch is a 7000 model.

Edited by: "tawse57" 3rd Dec 2014

Original Poster

tawse57

Ditto about the Yoga 2's SATA connection and the soldered on memory. Put … Ditto about the Yoga 2's SATA connection and the soldered on memory. Put me off also. As you say, the SSD version is a stupid price.Here is the excellent mobiletechreview of the Dell 11 inch - it looks really impressive. Not sold here in the UK yet though. I think 11 inch is too small for my needs... but I was tempted by it... hence why I waited for the 13 inch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haX6P3o_X78Edit: The 11 inch is called a 3000 model for some reason. The 13 inch is a 7000 model.



Just looked at the specs of the 3000 11 - It's only a 1366x768 screen, so wouldn't have have met my requirements anyway! I'm surprised they don't offer a 1680x1050 version though for that size, which would seem like a good compromise.

ben.harris

Just looked at the specs of the 3000 11 - It's only a 1366x768 screen, so … Just looked at the specs of the 3000 11 - It's only a 1366x768 screen, so wouldn't have have met my requirements anyway! I'm surprised they don't offer a 1680x1050 version though for that size, which would seem like a good compromise.




I suppose they are competing with the other 11 inchers so want to keep costs down. It is more expensive than most other 11 inchers on the market but it a Yoga style device, has upgradeable RAM and the option to stick in a SSD so it could be quite a punchy little device to cart around.

Perfect timing, this is just what I was looking for. Easy to get for £509.15
Thank you!
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