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Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop 1.6Ghz dualcore, 15.4" Widescreen, 1gig, 80Gb, DVDRW, WiFi, £468.82 delive
Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop 1.6Ghz dualcore, 15.4" Widescreen, 1gig, 80Gb, DVDRW, WiFi, £468.82 delive

Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop 1.6Ghz dualcore, 15.4" Widescreen, 1gig, 80Gb, DVDRW, WiFi, £468.82 delive

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For a brief period this morning this was another £23 cheaper but Dell increased the price before I had time to post it.
Its still the lowest recorded price for this ecode.

Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum for this price and buy via Quidco for further cashback.

305-N02642 - £468.82 or less delivered
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2060(1.6GHz/533MHz/1MB)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
80GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
Intel® Media Accelerator 950 Graphics Up to 256MB shared graphics memory
6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card, for Dual Core Processors
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English

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Original Poster Moderator

Upgrades:
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium [add £23.50]
128MB ATI® Mobility™ Radeon® X1300 HyperMemory™ graphics card add £47.00
9 Cell, 85Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery add £23.50

Only has 1024mb ram minus 256 shared video memory is below the minimum spec required to run vista to the full. By the time you install all the future service packs and patches for vista the laptop will run like a dog..... you should be looking at at least 2gb of ram.

How easy is it to upgrade memory on the 6400? 2 Gig Ram is £130 from crucial before Quidco etc. Also does it affect the warranty? Dells Ram seems so expensive but I trust Dell more than Toshiba/Acer and think I will go for a 6400 soon.

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Original Poster Moderator

Spudgun, its dead easy to instal ram on these and it wont affect the warranty. Dell even show you how to do it in their web manuals.

spudgun

How easy is it to upgrade memory on the 6400? 2 Gig Ram is £130 from … How easy is it to upgrade memory on the 6400? 2 Gig Ram is £130 from crucial before Quidco etc. Also does it affect the warranty? Dells Ram seems so expensive but I trust Dell more than Toshiba/Acer and think I will go for a 6400 soon.]http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=6CDE2595A5CA7304



Upgrading is easy if it comes as a 1Gb strip. Otherwise you will have to chuck the supplied memory away and start again.

Also, I think the fact that this laptop is not using a dedicated video card will mean that you can't the best out of Vista Premium.

I just bought this with the slightly upgraded processor for £468.82.

Hope I've done the right thing?

I rang four times and only on the fourth call did I find someone willing to negotiate. He bunged in the upgraded processor saving £94 from the online price.

What do you think?

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5200 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
80GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
Intel® Media Accelerator 950 Graphics Up to 256MB shared graphics memory
6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card, for Dual Core Processors
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English

Thanks for the pointer Mike

As already mentioned above, upgrading RAM is easy and there are discounts to use for Crucial memory in the voucher section.

Mike, did you notice anymore deals on Dell laptops?
Im looking at an Inspiron 6400 i think..

Original Poster Moderator

How about this one horacehogarth. Better cpu, Vista premium, big hard drive and better graphics too.
Remeber to reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings

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307-N02647 - £639 delivered
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5200 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512)
120GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
128MB ATI® Mobility™ Radeon® X1300 HyperMemory™ graphics card
6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter
Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card for Core 2 Duo Processors
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English

Original Poster Moderator

N02647 is actually £10 more expensive than last week, but a lot of dells are much more than £10 more expensive this week so its hard to pick out individuals for you.

ellives

I just bought this with the slightly upgraded processor for £468.82.Hope … I just bought this with the slightly upgraded processor for £468.82.Hope I've done the right thing?I rang four times and only on the fourth call did I find someone willing to negotiate. He bunged in the upgraded processor saving £94 from the online price.What do you think?Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5200 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB) Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display 1024MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x512) 80GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software Intel® Media Accelerator 950 Graphics Up to 256MB shared graphics memory 6 Cell, 56Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery 56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini-PCI Wireless Card, for Dual Core Processors Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English



Although the upgrade price is over the top you did rather well.

stephenashforth

Upgrading is easy if it comes as a 1Gb strip. Otherwise you will have to … Upgrading is easy if it comes as a 1Gb strip. Otherwise you will have to chuck the supplied memory away and start again.Also, I think the fact that this laptop is not using a dedicated video card will mean that you can't the best out of Vista Premium.



Yep, If I get a 6400 it will be with the best GPU I can afford. I've read people get ok money for the RAM on Ebay.

Mike, is that one better than this suggested by currychops

hotukdeals.com/for…e=2

"I have just specced this one..with 2gb of memory a 256 graphics chip and a 9cell battery that will give 5 hours of usage..a really good price"

horacehogarth

Mike, is that one better than this suggested by … Mike, is that one better than this suggested by currychops]http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47528&page=2"I have just specced this one..with 2gb of memory a 256 graphics chip and a 9cell battery that will give 5 hours of usage..a really good price"


Just to confirm Mike it's the 6400 deal where you get the double ram offer...2048 instead of 1024..it has a Core 2 CPU as standard.

Original Poster Moderator

N02647A is another good spec top end 6400, If the price and spec suits your needs go for it.
If your uncertain please quote ecodes to me in your reply as its getting very confusing now ;-)

i have a 6400 and have been more than pleased with it. really nice piece of kit and great speakers for a laptop.

MikeT

N02647A is another good spec top end 6400, If the price and spec suits … N02647A is another good spec top end 6400, If the price and spec suits your needs go for it.If your uncertain please quote ecodes to me in your reply as its getting very confusing now ;-)



That's the one Mike..spot on.

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I think the Dell specs are really good but when I was looking a couple of weeks ago I was really put off by their UK sales service.

Far too pushy (someone told me to make a decision NOW)...they also said if something was wrong with the laptop I would have to pay a shipping charge of £60...its a shame but this was the deciding factor for me to look elsehere.

In the end I went to my local staples and bought a fujitsu amilo p1505 for about £50 cheaper than the dell with lots of other goodies thrown in. I'm happy with it.

Not too sure about the dell battery life often quoted at 5-6 hours,,a friend of mine that has one says he is lucky to get 3 out of it.

silverknapper

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I have been checking out the Dell GPUs available, the X1300 doesn't seem great.

this site gives a rundown of notebook GPUs getting better towards the bottom.

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Re: Hypermemory

"
ATI's HyperMemory, on the other hand, is done entirely in software, and is enabled on virtually all of their hardware. While conceivably this is a bonus and should at least marginally improve performance on any system with ATI hardware, the flipside is that most often the latency is too poor for it to be of any real benefit to any but the lowest grade of parts.
The major problem with these technologies - and nVidia is particularly guilty of this - is that they basically allow manufacturers and resellers to "lie" about the amount of dedicated video memory the part has. nVidia parts in the Low End and Mainstream categories are going to be guilty of this, and it may or may not matter to you as these parts are still fairly solid if unexceptional performers. The only way you can really know how much video memory these parts have, though, is if they say something like "x Dedicated / x TurboCache or Shared."
ATI's parts, apart from the X300 and X1300 are much less guilty of this, and I've found that ATI usually ships more than an adequate amount of video memory with their X1000 series parts. The flipside is that their HyperMemory technology is, as I stated before, pretty unremarkable"

Hi guys

I know very little about lap tops, other than I need one to replace my very old desktop.

I would have purchasd the Latitude D410 that Mike T very kindly posted last weekend, but they had gone by the time i had logged in.

This Dell laptop seems to be a higher spec.

All I want it for is to use internet, plus use for business applications ( nothing that serious, just normal powerpoint, word, etc). Not into games / gaming.

Any views on whether this Dell might do the job would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks

Mike

MJ5

Hi guysI know very little about lap tops, other than I need one to … Hi guysI know very little about lap tops, other than I need one to replace my very old desktop.I would have purchasd the Latitude D410 that Mike T very kindly posted last weekend, but they had gone by the time i had logged in.This Dell laptop seems to be a higher spec.All I want it for is to use internet, plus use for business applications ( nothing that serious, just normal powerpoint, word, etc). Not into games / gaming.Any views on whether this Dell might do the job would be greatly apreciated.ThanksMike



Should meet your requirements with ease...and as a sweetener Quidco are giving extra cashback..see link below
hotukdeals.com/for…ell

The price of this laptop is £399 before VAT & delivery….so you will only qualify for the extra £10 from Quidco…to get the extra £25 would your order total not have to be £400 or more?

uncle buck

The price of this laptop is £399 before VAT & delivery….so you will only q … The price of this laptop is £399 before VAT & delivery….so you will only qualify for the extra £10 from Quidco…to get the extra £25 would your order total not have to be £400 or more?


well if you want the £25 you can up the spec...like the better battery pack for example.
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