Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 i5 3337U 1.80GHz 8Gb 1TB HD 8730M 15.6″ HD 1yr WTY (Refurb) £239.94 Delivered @ mcscom
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Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 i5 3337U 1.80GHz 8Gb 1TB HD 8730M 15.6″ HD 1yr WTY (Refurb) £239.94 Delivered @ mcscom

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Found 17th Feb 2016
Just brought one of these laptops from MCS technology as my last laptop finally died on me and I've been rather impressed with it so far as a cheap laptop for my uni work.

£190.00 + Vat + Delivery = £239.94

Inspiron 15R 5521
Intel Core i5 3337U 1.80GHz
8Gb
1Tb
Intel HD Graphics, 2Gb ATi Radeon HD 8730M
15.6″ HD 1366 x 768
Webcam
HDMI
DVD-RW
2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
Waves MaxxAudio 4.0
8-in-1 Memory Card Reader
Bluetooth
WiFi
No Operating System

Only thing is it doesn't come with an operating system but I took my old Win 7 licence off my old laptop and upgraded to windows 10
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Would have grabbed one personally, but unfortunately they dont support the Dell docking stations.

Still Heat though.
Oooh nice x Although the graphics card seems pants (useless) and no opersting system is just adding to the cost x
Edited by: "Neobrown" 17th Feb 2016
Neobrown

Oooh nice x Although the graphics card seems pants (useless) and no … Oooh nice x Although the graphics card seems pants (useless) and no opersting system is just adding to the cost x


You can pick up a bit windows key on Reddit for £11
anyone purchased from this website before?
JimBobJr

You can pick up a bit windows key on Reddit for £11




Ooh. Never putchased anythong off reddit b4. I'll give it a punt. Thanks
I have Dell inspiron from MCSCOM, very good service.
Does anyone have any issues with their laptop draining quickly after shutting down?
The battery holds charge for almost 3.5 hours. Since windows 10 upgrade drains constantly overnight!
JimBobJr

You can pick up a bit windows key on Reddit for £11



​Got a link for the sub-reddit to get then off of?
Sell the 1TB HD before installing any OS. Buy a SSD got a pretty fast machine.
Any codes for free delivery
wadz

I have Dell inspiron from MCSCOM, very good service.Does anyone have any … I have Dell inspiron from MCSCOM, very good service.Does anyone have any issues with their laptop draining quickly after shutting down?The battery holds charge for almost 3.5 hours. Since windows 10 upgrade drains constantly overnight!



You sure it's shutting down and not in standby?
Edited by: "sherlock747" 17th Feb 2016
Cheaper by a £1.94 if you use their eBay shop

ebay.co.uk/itm…739?hash=item51e006fe8b:g:drEAAOSwzgRWu2GG
hot
great spec for the money, but a 720p screen
any idea what the trackpad and keyboard are like? nice to use?
Neobrown

Oooh nice x Although the graphics card seems pants (useless) and no … Oooh nice x Although the graphics card seems pants (useless) and no opersting system is just adding to the cost x



Not cutting edge, but I wouldn't say pants - far better than no graphics card.

youtube.com/wat…tN4

So for £240 you're getting a fairly nippy laptop with the added bonus that it can play games with about the same quality / resolution as an Xbox One.
What condition was the laptop in?

I've never bought from MCS before but I've been tempted by their Dell tablets a few times.

I've got a Dell outlet laptop now and it was mint when it arrived, has been faultless for a few years I've had it.
Very tempted. I need a laptop with dedicated gpu but with power close to a desktop hd4850. How would this fair?

Heat added
nekoangel

Very tempted. I need a laptop with dedicated gpu but with power close to … Very tempted. I need a laptop with dedicated gpu but with power close to a desktop hd4850. How would this fair? Heat added



gpuboss.com/gpu…850
I'm looking for a 14" laptop with similar specs with Microsoft already installed. I won't be using it for gaming, just word and browsing and the odd film. Ideally want it for around £200.

Any recommendations?
Edited by: "dreamer181" 17th Feb 2016
HD 8730M is similar to my 740M I have in my laptop. If you're ok running games at 720p (which, to be honest, won't make a lot of difference on a small screen like this) then it should be fine.
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nekoangel

Very tempted. I need a laptop with dedicated gpu but with power close to … Very tempted. I need a laptop with dedicated gpu but with power close to a desktop hd4850. How would this fair? Heat added




Not even close I'm afraid.
I've ordered my son a Acer Aspire E5-521 (AMD A6) laptop for his birthday which I am now about to pick up from Tesco's. He's not a heavy gamer but does like to play some games - how do this Dell laptop compare. It seems from the specs that it could be a lot better but I'm not that computer savvy!!!
In the Christmas just past, the seller did 30% off everything.

When the deal first started, there were so many good refurbs at very good price. They were so tempting.

The stock went very quickly. The next day I check, the price was not so good, it may be seller deliberately increased price or all good ones are gone.

If you need a laptop and do not mind refurb, and close to black Friday or Christmas, it does not hurt to check the seller out at those days. You might get yourself a very good deal.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 17th Feb 2016
mike_freegan

Not cutting edge, but I wouldn't say pants - far better than no graphics … Not cutting edge, but I wouldn't say pants - far better than no graphics card.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he_Fj7PUtN4So for £240 you're getting a fairly nippy laptop with the added bonus that it can play games with about the same quality / resolution as an Xbox One.


Sorry but this is miss information. 3d mark score for this card is about 1500, a xbox one equivalent gpu gets about 6000 so its roughly 4x worse than an xbox one. You will not get anywhere near the same performance. Not saying it's a bad deal but if you want that level of graphics detail you will want at minimum something like a 860m gpu and laptops with that cost at least £600-£700
jen06

I've ordered my son a Acer Aspire E5-521 (AMD A6) laptop for his birthday … I've ordered my son a Acer Aspire E5-521 (AMD A6) laptop for his birthday which I am now about to pick up from Tesco's. He's not a heavy gamer but does like to play some games - how do this Dell laptop compare. It seems from the specs that it could be a lot better but I'm not that computer savvy!!!


It looks very similar to a laptop a family member recently bought. The build quality is horrible, mainly the touchpad/buttons feel cheap.
whatever you buy from that seller, you must thibk in buying a new battery, although some deals are good...
is the gpu good to play space invaders?
Check the review I posted earlier. It shows some games it can play along with the frames per second.
Anything above 30 fps is fine.

http://i.imgur.com/5gLsWnF.png
Edited by: "gr1340" 17th Feb 2016
SpudUK

​Got a link for the sub-reddit to get then off of?


R/Microsoftsoftwareswap
Thanks SO much for the heads up! Laptop purchased and the reviews look great- pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…07/

If you want one - be quick! There were 12 units available at the beginning of my lunch break - and now there are only 7.

Cheers again!
gr1340

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-8730M-vs-Radeon-HD-4850



​Thanks I've tried that site but they layout is horrible and usually end up running off pass mark scores only.

Guess I'll stick with a 950m laptop choice.
Ordered about 2 hours ago and already have confirmation of delivery by Interlink Express tomorrow in remote Wales.

So far so good, I can also comment back on quality if that's any help?
Thanks for your help, I have cancelled my Acer one from Tesco and ordered this one!!
Does it have a SLIC 2.1 bios?
just bought one off ebay! downloading windows 8.1 via dreamspark now ready to install when it arrives
wadz

I have Dell inspiron from MCSCOM, very good service.Does anyone have any … I have Dell inspiron from MCSCOM, very good service.Does anyone have any issues with their laptop draining quickly after shutting down?The battery holds charge for almost 3.5 hours. Since windows 10 upgrade drains constantly overnight!



Wadz - I have had similar issues on my Lenovo Yoga - try uninstalling Intel Management Engine driver (version 11.0... you have probably with Win10) and try installing Intel Management Engine but older version than 11 (Intel website), please check if your laptop is actually going to "sleep" - or you can hear it going (CPU fan, HDD?) - that was an issue for most Lenovo + HP laptops after upgrade to Windows 10
Regards

The screen resolution means higher would be pointless anyway.

pbyron1

HD 8730M is similar to my 740M I have in my laptop. If you're ok running … HD 8730M is similar to my 740M I have in my laptop. If you're ok running games at 720p (which, to be honest, won't make a lot of difference on a small screen like this) then it should be fine.


Adis

Wadz - I have had similar issues on my Lenovo Yoga - try uninstalling … Wadz - I have had similar issues on my Lenovo Yoga - try uninstalling Intel Management Engine driver (version 11.0... you have probably with Win10) and try installing Intel Management Engine but older version than 11 (Intel website), please check if your laptop is actually going to "sleep" - or you can hear it going (CPU fan, HDD?) - that was an issue for most Lenovo + HP laptops after upgrade to Windows 10Regards



Hi Adis, thanks for the advice will give that a go.
There is no sound of fan or anything. I even tried switching off cortana but no luck
Gutted OOS.
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