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Dell Inspiron 15.4" AMD Dual Core 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Vista laptop - £445 delivered !
Dell Inspiron 15.4" AMD Dual Core 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Vista laptop - £445 delivered !

Dell Inspiron 15.4" AMD Dual Core 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Vista laptop - £445 delivered !

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Dell Inspiron 1501 15.4" AMD Dual Core 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Vista laptop - £445.32 delivered

Go via Quidco 4.5% cashback . Reduce warranty to get this price.

Components :

AMD® Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL56
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic - English
Collect & Return, 90 Day Service only
15.4" Wide Screen XGA TFT Display: 1280x800
2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
120GB (5,400 rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory
4Cell 29WHr Primary battery
Accessories
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card (for AMD Processors)
Free Nylon Carry Case

Services & Software
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Collect & Return, 90 Days Service only
65W AC Adapter
Inspiron Resource DVD - Vista (Diagnostics & Drivers)

Edit by MikeT after big price drop 17 march

59 Comments

Moderator

:thumbsup:Looks good with the Quidco edi

nice one.

i think Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium for £23.50 is worth it, then chuck a usb digital tv stick tuner for about £20 off ebuyer and you'll never be bored on the road ;-)

Wow, this looks really good.

Dual core, 2 gig ram, 120gb HDD, just over £500.

Original Poster

Thanks Mike, dt_matthews & gd_miester

Forget not ~ £44 Quidco cashback too... Cleeeeear the cookies ;-)

Good deal edi ..thanks

Looks a really good deal to me. Though with a 4 cell battery, I think you would need to opt for an upgrade to a 6 or 9 cell to give it a better battery life.

Editor

Nice deal edi, thanks!

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Stupid question but is this 64 bit? I have absolutely no time for Vista so will try and get a refund on that and install a fresh copy of 2000/XP/Kubuntu.

Might be a stupid question but I need to be sure as I have some hardware software that can't run on 64 bit "technology"

The Turion 64 is definitely 64 bit.

The Turion 64 is definitely 64 bit.

But it will still run a 32-bit OS and software.

Just need to make it clear because of this:

I need to be sure as I have some hardware software that can't run on 64 … I need to be sure as I have some hardware software that can't run on 64 bit "technology"

Whats the build quality of these laptops like compared to something like a Lenevo which are highly rated build quality wise?

I've decided to go for this over the other core duo offer.

I will install linux on it. 64bit support for linux is quite mature but I'm not so sure how the linux kernel fares with dual core processers.

Does anyone know the difference in price between the two processers. Would you be able to work out which is the better deal in terms of what you're actaully getting in the box?

Also does anyone have any info on how to get a vista refund from microsoft. I've been looking on the net but have only found one example and he had to take it through a small claims court and was based in the US.

The key thing is not accept the EULA.

Anyone know if you could sell your copy of vista? I understand OEM versions can only be registered to one machine. So if you don't agree to the EULA and then format the drive can you have vista installed on a different computer? i.e a computer owned by the person you're selling it to?

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sotomonkey

Also does anyone have any info on how to get a vista refund from … Also does anyone have any info on how to get a vista refund from microsoft. I've been looking on the net but have only found one example and he had to take it through a small claims court and was based in the US.The key thing is not accept the EULA.



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From BBC link above :-

When he started it for the first time, he clicked the box that said "no" … When he started it for the first time, he clicked the box that said "no" on the Windows licence agreement that asked him to agree to its terms. The text of this agreement states users can get a refund for the "unused products" on their new computer if they get in touch with the machine's manufacturer.

Nice deal but, i'm worried about Vista, i wonder if anyone can enlighten me as to the situation regarding software..

I've heard somewhere that with Vista, All (or alot) of the software/games etc that we're all used to using on Windows XP will not work and even hardware like printers/speakers and all manner of peripherals also won't work or will have problems?

Do you know anything about this?

If it's true, shouldn't Vista be avoided like the plague for all but total newbies to the PC market?

The phrase "won't work with vista" googled brings up 9,470 exact matches :-(

Thanks, Jazon

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sotomonkey

Also does anyone have any info on how to get a vista refund from … Also does anyone have any info on how to get a vista refund from microsoft. I've been looking on the net but have only found one example and he had to take it through a small claims court and was based in the US.The key thing is not accept the EULA.


Why would it be from Microsoft and not Dell?

Re refund I just googled and it seems someone got a refund in late 2006, photograph every step of not accepting the EULA and post to Bracknell. I think there is a chance of £50 back on top of everything. Else.

It's worth a shot. Worst come to the worst, take pictures of you not accepting the EULA then take dell to the small claims court.

My only concern is would you get the quidco bonuses etc. Then again, £50 is more in total than they're worth.

Addtionally, the aforementioned guy was refunded for a copy of XP. Vista is worth more, so the refund should be higher.

First post on the site! Woohoo!

Really interested in the offer but knocked down after hearing the responses in this thread. Especially the above link and the whole Vista business. I also missed the Dell E4300 offer for 449. My guess is that the right Dell offer should come about soon, or is this the deal i should be going for?

Original Poster

Welcome to HUKD t_minus

My knowledge on PCs is limited.. hope someone else can answer your query.

I needed a Vista laptop so purchased this one, looks to be a good deal but i guess it depends on what you want. also got truelife, 6 cell battery - can't wait!

Every day there will be a different/better laptop. If you need a laptop then go for it, if you don't then why would you want it anyway?

I needed it to do some demos, and some work so £500 and a bit is perfect prize range.

A few questions for you all as I may buy this for my dad, who's been nagging me to buy him a decent laptop:

How are Dell laptops on reliability stakes?

Re the battery, is there enough difference between 6 cell and 9 cell to justify the £20 difference?

Can I get much better for this price including Quidco?

Moderator

Well not wanting to take anything away from this deal but I would go for this instead hotukdeals.com/for…304
It works out to £546.84 ish after Quidco cashback

Yes the bigger battery will be a better bet if its being used as intended ie not plugged into the mains most of its life.

how quick will this one be compared to that?? what is the processor speed clocked at and the graphics clock speed?

hotukdeals.com/for…ell

im assuming u can bolt this onto the deal?

*me being stupid* ignore

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redbuthotter

how quick will this one be compared to that?? what is the processor speed … how quick will this one be compared to that?? what is the processor speed clocked at and the graphics clock speed?



Visit my blog for links to mobile cpu speeds etc, some good info there.

ok thanks can i pm you with other queries... want to buy a cheap laptop for gaming basically... im sure you have knowledge i wants ^^

Moderator

There is no such thing as a cheap laptop if your gaming ;-)

There are moderatly priced ones for light gaming, dont PM your questions unless they are best kept private, all info shared on the threads helps others form opinions on the deals.

true ok, so i want to run cnc generals zero hour mainly, would this laptop be ideal?? i mean i want to spend around 450 max kinda thing....

This deal is amazing, better than anything I can find on comet, pc world etc. Thanks edi! My ACER 5102 laptop is being returned to me in the next few days unrepaired with a RMA number, so I can take it back to comet for an exchange, I wonder if I could have a refund instead?? lol

Bryan

Miket, which one of these budget laptops (sub 500 quid ones on HDUK) would be best for gaming.... is graphics chip one of the biggest deciding factors?

Moderator

Red, your asking the wrong person really as I dont game very much at all, I have just one game I try out on my laptops, Far Cry and to be honest is will run on most even with limited onboard graphics provided you turn off the eye candy.
Under £500 will not get you great graphics capability, you will be looking at 128meg shared (borrowed system memory) graphics or maybe 256meg at a squeeze. The one in this thread is about the max you will see for your money from Dell. The 1501 has 128meg of dedicated memory for graphics and borrows 128meg from system memory to make up the 256meg advertised.
If the Dell/ATI hyp is to believed you will get great results gaming with the 1501 (check out the "learn more" link on the graphics page of "building your dell") but as I have not had one to play with I cant say. Oh and yes the graphics chip is the deceiding factor really, most of the current cpu's are more than fast enough. Another consideration for the manufacturers is of course battery life, put a stonking graphics chip in a laptop and its flat battery time very quickly so its a balance.
Check out my blog sidebar for more on graphics in laptops.

Moderator

Offer up in price to £527 today

Has anyone who bought this seen any sign of Quidco payment showing up? I'll be gutted if it doesnt track.

yes it tracked. The £25 won't track, as it says on the blurb it will show up at the end of the month.

Back down to £504.07 but why can't you choose Vista Home Premium?

It's a choice of Vista Home Basic which is crap or £58 extra for Vista Business which i don't need, i want Vista Home Premium!

I'll bet Dell have done this on purpose so people will end up ordering on the phone and thereby forfeiting Quidco cashback, so frustrating.

Mike, can you help on this? is it possible to order through the website choosing Vista Business then leave it an hour or so and ring Dell up and get them to make it Vista Home Premium? and will i still get Quidco cashback?

If not then Dell are losing a sale here for simply not offering Vista Home Premium

Thanks Jazon

Buy it with basic then ring them up and get them to amend the spec.

You'll lose the cashback on the price difference between the two versions but will probably get it cheaper.

Quick question, do I have to pay for a courier to return this laptop as faulty?

Under what circumstances would they pay for the return courier?

sotomonkey

Buy it with basic then ring them up and get them to amend the spec.You'll … Buy it with basic then ring them up and get them to amend the spec.You'll lose the cashback on the price difference between the two versions but will probably get it cheaper.Quick question, do I have to pay for a courier to return this laptop as faulty?Under what circumstances would they pay for the return courier?



If i buy it with basic through the website then call them and change basic to premium and pay the £20 or so extra over the phone, do you think there's any chance of quidco ending up being declined or cancelled as i would have changed the order?

RE: couriers, i've no idea i would call dell and ask them
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