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Dell Inspiron 6400 today only Notebook deal. 1.73Ghz dualcore, 2gig, 160Gb £379 delivered
Dell Inspiron 6400 today only Notebook deal. 1.73Ghz dualcore, 2gig, 160Gb £379 delivered

Dell Inspiron 6400 today only Notebook deal. 1.73Ghz dualcore, 2gig, 160Gb £379 delivered

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This has been mentioned in another deal post but as its today only I think it deserves its own post for visibilty. Beware of an extended delivery time though.

305-N0164006 Home site - Best price £379.00 Delivered or *less.
Inspiron 6400(N0164006)

Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080 (1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2-cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2gig 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
160GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Intel Media Accelerator 950 Graphics Up to 256MB shared graphics memory
Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including Software
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio
Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (53 Whr)
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with truelife
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini-PCI Card (for Dual-Core Processors)
Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK

Due to unprecedented demand for this system, we regret to inform you of a prolonged delivery time on your order.

71 Comments

nice I a deal lilke this but from the business site same spec but for £390

bris;1434420

nice I a deal lilke this but from the business site same spec but for … nice I a deal lilke this but from the business site same spec but for £390



The Business site deals usually have a Next Business Day on-site warranty whereas the Home site usually has a collect and return warranty. There are other differences no doubt.

this a good laptop for burning dvd's/cd's, internet stuff, storing photo's an dmaybe photo editing suite soon?
Good deal compared to other current deals?

Cheers.

so this laptop is decent?!

Good spec apart from the lowest of the intel onboard graphics chips, so no games use but voted hot due to price

i'm using it right now had it for a week now and its really good.

Nice screen, good spec, not too heavy and its looks nice.

I don't mind answering any other questions about the 6400 if you have any

I got this over a year ago with the 1.66GHz processor, and it has been excellent! I'm not even thinking about upgrading it yet.
Go for the larger battery. I regret not doing that, and it may be worth getting the faster processor for an extra £20.

just a few questions
whats the battery like?
whats the actual dvd writer etc like
do you get a good wifi signal-lol thats dependent on area isnt it

is it best to wait for a deal like vostro as someone said?

Is this a decent machine to run Visa.. as I have heard it a hungry beast.

longie;1434671

Is this a decent machine to run Visa.. as I have heard it a hungry beast.


I'm sure it'll accept your credit card details quite easily

Hi,

could someone tell me if the graphics are ok, b'cause I'm reading a lot of negitive stories compared to the
X3100?

Thanks

I got the Vostro 1000 from this site in September - its a very similar spec to the 6400 and its awesome but if you're seriously looking at buying one I would get a better processor in it - the 1.7 in my Vostro is very good but horrendously slow to start up (I'm talking 5 minutes plus). Vista however is wicked - knocks spots off XP. I got the Business version. Hope thats of some use! P.S. get a better battery too!

Captain Picard

osmotiem;1434727

Hi,could someone tell me if the graphics are ok, b'cause I'm reading a … Hi,could someone tell me if the graphics are ok, b'cause I'm reading a lot of negitive stories compared to the X3100?Thanks



It's a shared/integrated graphics card on this laptop (no idea about the X3100) so these graphics aren't going to be top of the range, or medium, or medium/low - they will be low! :whistling:

Is this laptop better than the TOSHIBA EQUIUM A200-1VO?

What I mean is, is it good enough for surfing the internet, watching DVD's and a few office applications.

Any help is welcome....

Captain Picard;1434732

the 1.7 in my Vostro is very good but horrendously slow to start up (I'm … the 1.7 in my Vostro is very good but horrendously slow to start up (I'm talking 5 minutes plus).



I doubt processor speed has anything to do with start up time, it is rather amount of RAM you have / HDD speed and more often too many autostartup programs to load (e.g. Quicktime, Adobe, DELL, MS utilities)


Descent deal though if you are looking for a 15.4 laptop, the same price as recent Celeron / AMD deals, this one is definitely better

Hi, i'm new to this site.

Can someone explain what a 'Tag' is?

Many thanks.

This is dual core, not core2duo?

Devil in the detail.
Pentium Dual core were rubbish.

k0sh;1434833

This is dual core, not core2duo?Devil in the detail.Pentium Dual core … This is dual core, not core2duo?Devil in the detail.Pentium Dual core were rubbish.



Mate, all i wanna do is play Football Manager and download music. I'm sure it will be more than adequate.

osmotiem;1434783

What I mean is, is it good enough for surfing the internet, watching … What I mean is, is it good enough for surfing the internet, watching DVD's and a few office applications.Any help is welcome....


The 950 is pretty old, about 3 years IIRC. But for everyday general uses this card should be more than sufficient. No way in hell can you play any modern games with this card, but for some older 3D and particularly 2D games should run without problems.

mumbojumbo;1434876

A label or term attached to the deal that makes searching easier!



Have some rep. xx

;-)

I'm in doubt, it's this deal or the deal from emasu -6 days ago:

Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook - Core 2 Duo 1.4ghz, 2GB, 120GB. 9 Cell, WiFi, 24 Months McAfee - £351.33 @ Dell!

Thanks for all your advise so far...

coopsunited;1434818

Hi, i'm new to this site.Can someone explain what a 'Tag' is? Many thanks.



It's also the identification 'tag' that Dell give to every machine they produce.
It is usually a 7 character alpha-numeric ending in J
It's the same as a serial number and is used to tell you your warranty status amongst other things.
If you ever have problems with your Dell you give Dell your TAG number and they can immediately identify your machine and it's original configuration.

roadie;1434658

just a few questionswhats the battery like?whats the actual dvd writer … just a few questionswhats the battery like?whats the actual dvd writer etc like do you get a good wifi signal-lol thats dependent on area isnt itis it best to wait for a deal like vostro as someone said?



Smaller batter gives about 2hrs 30mins... go for the larger one.
DVD writer is fine... never had a problem burning or reading discs.
Wifi is okay, but my previous Dell (Latitide D505) was a lot better... It's enough to pick up wifi in the same house as you though.

Your never going to get a decent graphics card on a laptop for that price. However, heres a link to a laptop graphics card comparison site:

notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml

Thanks mmk1125 for your quick response

Original Poster Moderator

This will play Farcry with most of the eye candy turned down if that helps at all.

mmk1125;1434870

The 950 is pretty old, about 3 years IIRC. But for everyday general uses … The 950 is pretty old, about 3 years IIRC. But for everyday general uses this card should be more than sufficient. No way in hell can you play any modern games with this card, but for some older 3D and particularly 2D games should run without problems.



Thanks :thumbsup:

Yeah, nobody can complain about the spec for £349.00 can they! lol

Seems like a great deal to me. Especially for the amount of RAM you're getting.

thanks to everyone who answered my question, im just thinking whether to go for this or wait

roadie;1434935

thanks to everyone who answered my question, im just thinking whether to … thanks to everyone who answered my question, im just thinking whether to go for this or wait



I'm tempted. Seems a better deal than the Toshiba one at PC World. Bigger Hard drive aswell.

Sin_of_nature;1434905

Your never going to get a decent graphics card on a laptop for that … Your never going to get a decent graphics card on a laptop for that price. However, heres a link to a laptop graphics card comparison site:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html



This was very helpful, thanks:thumbsup:

This is a very good deal if you're after a budget laptop.
But personally I'd rather pay extra for the XPS or precision series laptop with better performance, since I don't have a desktop and use my laptop for everything, including gaming obviously. :whistling:

k0sh;1434833

This is dual core, not core2duo?Devil in the detail.Pentium Dual core … This is dual core, not core2duo?Devil in the detail.Pentium Dual core were rubbish.



I read some reviews recently - not much difference between these
But never tested it myself..

roadie;1434658

just a few questionswhats the battery like?whats the actual dvd writer … just a few questionswhats the battery like?whats the actual dvd writer etc like do you get a good wifi signal-lol thats dependent on area isnt itis it best to wait for a deal like vostro as someone said?



battery lasts about 2 hours on Normal and 3.5 hours on power save.

Wi-fi is very good have full strength all the time in my house and get very fast rates the modem is upstairs behide cupboard.

osmotiem;1434783

What I mean is, is it good enough for surfing the internet, watching … What I mean is, is it good enough for surfing the internet, watching DVD's and a few office applications.Any help is welcome....



More than enough mate. This laptop is perfect for that..

bris;1435079

More than enough mate. This laptop is perfect for that..



What do you think, this one or the Vostro 1500 from emasu posted a week ago :thinking:

coopsunited;1434857

Mate, all i wanna do is play Football Manager and download music. I'm … Mate, all i wanna do is play Football Manager and download music. I'm sure it will be more than adequate.



Thats all I do on mine but I have tested it by extracting 8GB HD movies and it only took around 4mins and I was on the inet with no CPU Lag if it can do that it can handle most user requirements.

Lovely! Just the sort of price I was after for a decent laptop. Heat added

osmotiem;1435091

What do you think, this one or the Vostro 1500 from emasu posted a week … What do you think, this one or the Vostro 1500 from emasu posted a week ago :thinking:



Yes, I'd really appreciate any comments on this question too as I cannot decide between the two.
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