Dell Inspiron 640M Laptop with core 2 duo 1.83Ghz Just £568 delivered or less!

Dell Inspiron 640M Laptop with core 2 duo 1.83Ghz Just £568 delivered or less!

Found 12th Oct 2006
A price reduction on this one today making it a real nice deal, it would have been even better had they included a dvdrw at this price but you can add it as an upgrade: Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW with Software add £35.25

Reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings.

305-N106M5a £568 delivered
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2 (Does not include Operating System Re-Installation CD)
14.1" Wide Screen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display
512MB 533MHz Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM (1x512)
60GB (5,400rpm) Hard Drive
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24x CDRW Combo Drive With Software
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
Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy® ADVANCED HD Audio- Trial Version
Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English
Network Assist - 90 Day Trial


Just a few things I thought I'd let you know...

Get the OS CD for an extra £5ish and format the HDD and reinstall widows. You can also delete the (approx 10GB I think) partition on which windows is backed up, giving yourself some extra HDD space.

The 9 cell battery gives you around 6-7 hours of battery life (depending on usage) - well worth the extra £10ish.

Go for 1GB RAM (not necessarily from Dell though - there are cheaper updates available). This is good because it's 1x512mb so you can just pop another 512mb RAM module in.

The more expensive (Truelife) screen is shiny and has a slightly higher resolution. In my opinion the resolution of the normal "matt" screen is sufficient, any higher and the icons / text in windows will be too small. This one's a personal preference though I reckon.

Don't pay Dell for the full audigy software. You can buy it for about £10 from the manufacturers website once the trial runs out.

Around 2 weeks after buying my laptop I got a phonecall from Dell offering me the 3 year on site warranty for less than half price (~£90) so it may be worth waiting for this.

Hope that helps someone!

Original Poster

I'm sure it will help Mark, thanks for the input, I'm rushing about trying to get all the deals up this morning and any extra input is always welcome
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