Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel Celeron, 4GB Ram, 500GB HDD, Win 10) £178.99 Delivered (£178.99 w/code) @ Dell
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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel Celeron, 4GB Ram, 500GB HDD, Win 10) £178.99 Delivered (£178.99 w/code) @ Dell

£178.99£268.9933%Dell Deals
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Refreshed 16th Jul (Posted 2nd Jul)
*Update - Code MEGADEAL10 Makes this £178.99 delivered now*

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Nice price drop on this budget laptop from Dell. Perfect for younger students or someone who wants a budget laptop for web browsing, emails etc.

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See more: It’s easy to watch your favorite movies and be productive on this roomy, 15-inch screen.

Loud and clear: You’ll be amazed at the sound clarity provided by GRAMMY® Award-winning Waves MaxxAudio® technology. Whether you are chatting with a friend, watching a movie or on a conference call the sound will astound.

Strong wireless connections: Keep the conversation going thanks to the latest wireless options that give you get a fast, strong connection with impressive range.

Packed with essentials: Don’t be fooled. Built inside this thin design are the latest Intel®processor options. The Inspiron 15 3000 Series has a slim 22mm edge, so you can slip it in your laptop bag or travel bag without losing precious space.

No outlet, no worries: You can’t live your life next to an outlet, and with at least long battery life you won’t have to.*
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its a waste of £199. The laptop is only suitable as landfill.

screen = rubbish, processor= rubbish. HDD = rubbish.

If the laptop is needed just for browsing then the price point is ok, but why have a 500gb hdd when a 240 gb ssd costs very little for Dell? And if you want it for web browsing then a full HD screen is far more usable.

I couldn't give away a laptop with better specs than this for free.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 2nd Jul
Quids4 m ago

Nice. Considering a new laptop. Anyone recommend this...?


My experience with Celeron was terrible. Never again
agneepath2 h, 21 m ago

I don't get why companies are still using tradition HDDs when a 120GB SSD …I don't get why companies are still using tradition HDDs when a 120GB SSD would make this laptop more usable?is it the cost?


I guess that up until recently SSD's were quite expensive and I dare say mechanical hard drive manufacturers are churning out very cheap 500GB drives for the likes of Dell, HP and so on.... the days of mechanical drives are numbered so I suspect those factories are churning them out in huge quantities at very low costs to bulk buyers to get the most money out of their manufacturing capabilities before they become totally obsolete. I imagine it now costs a few dollars per unit to make a 500GB mechanical drive when you're making 100,000 a month or whatever they churn out. It's better for the factory to keep making some profit before it has to replace that equipment.

I'm sure it's the same reason we still see 1366x768 laptop screens... some factory in China is making them by the hundreds of thousands for a few dollars a piece, maximising their investment on that particular manufacturing rig which they probably bought when Phillips/LG/Sony/Samsung stopped making those panels and flogged their old production equipment to some Chinese OEM.

Companies like Dell make razor thin profits on laptops and a £200 laptop is probably not making them much money so adding an SSD that might cost them a few $$$ more than a regular hard drive will make a significant difference to their profits.

Luckily for us, we can bung in a £25 SSD and make this slow coach become a usable laptop.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 2nd Jul
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Nice. Considering a new laptop. Anyone recommend this...?
Quids4 m ago

Nice. Considering a new laptop. Anyone recommend this...?


My experience with Celeron was terrible. Never again
I don't get why companies are still using tradition HDDs when a 120GB SSD would make this laptop more usable?

is it the cost?
Gollywood5 m ago

My experience with Celeron was terrible. Never again


I think this one is terrible, yet the 4 cores and 4 threads seems to be ok for browsing and some light gaming, I'm looking for a decent notebook and looks like EZbook 3, x4, teclast f7 or more expensive acer swift 1 will get the job done:

acer.com/ac/…002

ark.intel.com/pro…ake

ark.intel.com/pro…ake


just don't get the 2 cores and 2 threads
I have the previous version of this. The CPU is fine for browsing, word processing, etc. The screen is 1366 x 768, which is not good. You can easily upgrade the HDD to a SSD if you want. I did, and it is noticeably more responsive, but still not fast.

Plus points: Excellent battery life. It's not heavy, and it never gets warm, let alone overheats. Cheap.

Minus: The screen.
I was thinking to buy this when it was in sale around 145 mark,but didn't in the end as cpu is soldered and i was thinking to put better cpu in it
Nero_J7 m ago

I was thinking to buy this when it was in sale around 145 mark,but didn't …I was thinking to buy this when it was in sale around 145 mark,but didn't in the end as cpu is soldered and i was thinking to put better cpu in it


They are pretty much all soldered these days except for some of the 35W or higher wattage models.
Still use the N2830 version of this from about 3 or 4 years ago. Yes the power button broke within a year and 1080p on YouTube is like watching a PowerPoint (no bother with local video though), but it’s dirt cheap and does the job.
Is there more pictures of this laptop, especially from above, showing the keyboard layout etc!
its a waste of £199. The laptop is only suitable as landfill.

screen = rubbish, processor= rubbish. HDD = rubbish.

If the laptop is needed just for browsing then the price point is ok, but why have a 500gb hdd when a 240 gb ssd costs very little for Dell? And if you want it for web browsing then a full HD screen is far more usable.

I couldn't give away a laptop with better specs than this for free.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 2nd Jul
Quids1 h, 11 m ago

Nice. Considering a new laptop. Anyone recommend this...?


Not recommended. This is a very dated laptop.
agneepath2 h, 21 m ago

I don't get why companies are still using tradition HDDs when a 120GB SSD …I don't get why companies are still using tradition HDDs when a 120GB SSD would make this laptop more usable?is it the cost?


I guess that up until recently SSD's were quite expensive and I dare say mechanical hard drive manufacturers are churning out very cheap 500GB drives for the likes of Dell, HP and so on.... the days of mechanical drives are numbered so I suspect those factories are churning them out in huge quantities at very low costs to bulk buyers to get the most money out of their manufacturing capabilities before they become totally obsolete. I imagine it now costs a few dollars per unit to make a 500GB mechanical drive when you're making 100,000 a month or whatever they churn out. It's better for the factory to keep making some profit before it has to replace that equipment.

I'm sure it's the same reason we still see 1366x768 laptop screens... some factory in China is making them by the hundreds of thousands for a few dollars a piece, maximising their investment on that particular manufacturing rig which they probably bought when Phillips/LG/Sony/Samsung stopped making those panels and flogged their old production equipment to some Chinese OEM.

Companies like Dell make razor thin profits on laptops and a £200 laptop is probably not making them much money so adding an SSD that might cost them a few $$$ more than a regular hard drive will make a significant difference to their profits.

Luckily for us, we can bung in a £25 SSD and make this slow coach become a usable laptop.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 2nd Jul
you can order it without Windows 10 for £146.99
spannerzone4 h, 11 m ago

I guess that up until recently SSD's were quite expensive and I dare say …I guess that up until recently SSD's were quite expensive and I dare say mechanical hard drive manufacturers are churning out very cheap 500GB drives for the likes of Dell, HP and so on.... the days of mechanical drives are numbered so I suspect those factories are churning them out in huge quantities at very low costs to bulk buyers to get the most money out of their manufacturing capabilities before they become totally obsolete. I imagine it now costs a few dollars per unit to make a 500GB mechanical drive when you're making 100,000 a month or whatever they churn out. It's better for the factory to keep making some profit before it has to replace that equipment.I'm sure it's the same reason we still see 1366x768 laptop screens... some factory in China is making them by the hundreds of thousands for a few dollars a piece, maximising their investment on that particular manufacturing rig which they probably bought when Phillips/LG/Sony/Samsung stopped making those panels and flogged their old production equipment to some Chinese OEM.Companies like Dell make razor thin profits on laptops and a £200 laptop is probably not making them much money so adding an SSD that might cost them a few $$$ more than a regular hard drive will make a significant difference to their profits.Luckily for us, we can bung in a £25 SSD and make this slow coach become a usable laptop.


Don't disagree with you there but Dell are just ripping off the uninformed consumer selling something like this. In fact, I'm amazed that they even sell this sort of junk - ancient slow processor, terrible keyboard (with only 1mm of travel), woeful TN 768p screen, slow HDD, heavy as a brick etc. It's the worst combination of components you can possibly get. The Acer Swift 1 completely blows this out of the water for the same price.
Picard1238 m ago

Don't disagree with you there but Dell are just ripping off the uninformed …Don't disagree with you there but Dell are just ripping off the uninformed consumer selling something like this. In fact, I'm amazed that they even sell this sort of junk - ancient slow processor, terrible keyboard (with only 1mm of travel), woeful TN 768p screen, slow HDD, heavy as a brick etc. It's the worst combination of components you can possibly get. The Acer Swift 1 completely blows this out of the water for the same price.


Could you throw up a link to the Acer for £200 please
natlor4 m ago

Could you throw up a link to the Acer for £200 please


Been posted numerous times on here in the last few weeks/months. Just put it into the search bar:

hotukdeals.com/sea…t+1
Jumper EZBook 3 Pro

Would it not make more sense to go for something like this? Same price, more RAM, better build quality and lighter. You can't even make the excuse that it's coming from China because it's shipping from a European warehouse in "1 - 3 business days" for free. Also, if you were willing to wait about 2 months, you could get it for 50 quid cheaper from the Chinese warehouse.
Picard1232 h, 24 m ago

Don't disagree with you there but Dell are just ripping off the uninformed …Don't disagree with you there but Dell are just ripping off the uninformed consumer selling something like this. In fact, I'm amazed that they even sell this sort of junk - ancient slow processor, terrible keyboard (with only 1mm of travel), woeful TN 768p screen, slow HDD, heavy as a brick etc. It's the worst combination of components you can possibly get. The Acer Swift 1 completely blows this out of the water for the same price.


Sadly there is always demand at the bottom end of the market, the ill informed and non tech savvy trust the brand name and trust they won't be selling junk. Same old story over and over.... people often buy purely on the brand and assume it'll be top of the line regardless of price or specs..... I used to sell electronics and it never ceased to amaze me the trust that the general public have in salespeople and brands. This is easily demonstrated with something like this laptop or any Hitachi, Toshiba, JVC, Blaupunkt, Finlux and even Panasonic TV's that are made by a cheap OEM and badge the product......there's huge trust and value in a brand name and the brand owners know this only too well.
Avoid Intel Celeron at all costs, you’re better off with a brick! Also £200 for a Celeron laptop is standard, COLD
Edited by: "antismtc1" 3rd Jul
agneepath22 h, 34 m ago

I don't get why companies are still using tradition HDDs when a 120GB SSD …I don't get why companies are still using tradition HDDs when a 120GB SSD would make this laptop more usable?is it the cost?


Do SSD drives hold more than normal drives? I have always been put of with the small size but reading your post I'm wondering if they hold a lot more than the 120gb?
spannerzone22 h, 5 m ago

I guess that up until recently SSD's were quite expensive and I dare say …I guess that up until recently SSD's were quite expensive and I dare say mechanical hard drive manufacturers are churning out very cheap 500GB drives for the likes of Dell, HP and so on.... the days of mechanical drives are numbered so I suspect those factories are churning them out in huge quantities at very low costs to bulk buyers to get the most money out of their manufacturing capabilities before they become totally obsolete. I imagine it now costs a few dollars per unit to make a 500GB mechanical drive when you're making 100,000 a month or whatever they churn out. It's better for the factory to keep making some profit before it has to replace that equipment.I'm sure it's the same reason we still see 1366x768 laptop screens... some factory in China is making them by the hundreds of thousands for a few dollars a piece, maximising their investment on that particular manufacturing rig which they probably bought when Phillips/LG/Sony/Samsung stopped making those panels and flogged their old production equipment to some Chinese OEM.Companies like Dell make razor thin profits on laptops and a £200 laptop is probably not making them much money so adding an SSD that might cost them a few $$$ more than a regular hard drive will make a significant difference to their profits.Luckily for us, we can bung in a £25 SSD and make this slow coach become a usable laptop.


£25 for an SSD? Where is this unicorn?
spannerzone1 m ago

and again Have you been living under a rock for the last 2 months? and again Have you been living under a rock for the last 2 months? They've been as cheap as £22.50 recently.120GB Integraland againand againand another


I have been yes. I try to avoid HotUKDeals as I end up spending money I shouldn't.
Gollywood2nd Jul

My experience with Celeron was terrible. Never again


It should be ok. Of course it is not very powerful, but at least it is not as underpowered as the Atom CPU in cheap tablets. For the price, this is a decent deal. It will be ok for browsing, watching videos, and editing simple documents.
Good price for 199 the parts alone are worth more then what laptop is selling for, its not the fastest, but for word processing and Web browsing its fine, dell laptops are configured quite well. Upgrade it to 128 Ssd and do Windows 10 clean install this will speed things up by 30 percent.
People moaning about the procceser and screen what expect at this price? It's good deal for people who are on this budget.
win_win_etc2nd Jul

you can order it without Windows 10 for £146.99


How did you manage to remove the OS? I can't see any option to do that?
indybiker_6009th Jul

How did you manage to remove the OS? I can't see any option to do that?



Just go to the main page: dell.com/en-…ons

And then select the first one which has ubuntu installed. Ubuntus free so you can just wipe the disk and installed whatever you have a license for.
Edited by: "ChiefBargainHunter" 11th Jul
Thanks
Just bought one for Cad
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ordered one when they were on offer beginning of the month still havnt received being shipped from china !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf !!!
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