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Dell Latitude D420 12.1" Screen Core 2 Duo 1.2Ghz 1GB 60GB Windows XP Pro Refurb £106.95 delivered @ Morgan
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Dell Latitude D420 12.1" Screen Core 2 Duo 1.2Ghz 1GB 60GB Windows XP Pro Refurb £106.95 delivered @ Morgan

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Posted 18th Apr 2012

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I know this is not the most up to date notebook but for £100 plus P&P you are getting alot of value for your money. The 12.1" screen is a brill size and it only weighs 1.3kg.

For people looking for a netbook that are on a tight budget this is a bargain.

Processor: Intel Core Duo
Speed: 1.2GHz
Memory: 1GB RAM
Screen: 12.1" Widescreen
Hard Drive: 60GB HDD

Wireless: WIFI - Internet Ready
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
VGA Port 1 x VGA Port
USB: 2 x USB

***please note that the processor is actually a Core Duo and not C2D***
- martinelsen

Please note that this is a Core Duo and not a Core 2 Duo as description.
- martinelsen

Be aware this is not a Core 2 Duo - it's a Core Duo
- deek72

Refurbished item, not new
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is this better than an intel atom ?
heat from me - thats a 12.1" widescreen as well.

Don't forget this will have no optical drive so you may want to consider the docking base that Morgan are selling alonside this for an additional £20

Link for docking station here --> morgancomputers.co.uk/?pa…754

The Media Base has a built-in DVDRW drive which works flawlessly. The Media Base also serves as a port replicator and has the following connections:
1 X Serial
1 X Parallel
3 X Usb 2.0
1 X Powered Usb 2.0
1 X Vga
1 X Dvi
1 X Rj-45 10/100/1000 Mbps Network
1 X Audio Line-Out/Headphones

Anyhow, whack in 2GB and a copy of W7 and you've got a decent netbook killer IMO.

Nice.
Edited by: "martinelsen" 18th Apr 2012
shueabali

is this better than an intel atom ?



Definitely - better than any Atom processor.
realblender

nice docking bay dirt cheap too if you look around


Morgan have that too for a crazy 20 quid! Here
They also have the D430 for the same cost but they have a 30gb hard drive.
This comes with an Intel® Core™ Duo Processor U2500
(2M Cache, 1.20 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) - so battery life (depending on condition/cycles) should be good.

By the way you'll need to change the OP description as the U2500 is definitely a Core Duo and not Core 2 Duo - otherwise this will prove to be misleading.

native resolution is 1280 x 800 by the way, which is pretty decent IMO - shoudl provide enough real estate for mosy users.
Edited by: "martinelsen" 18th Apr 2012
good find op heat added
martinelsen

This comes with an Intel® Core™ Duo Processor U2500 (2M Cache, 1.20 GHz, 5 … This comes with an Intel® Core™ Duo Processor U2500 (2M Cache, 1.20 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) - so battery life (depending on condition/cycles) should be good.By the way you'll need to change the OP description as the U2500 is definitely a Core Duo and not Core 2 Duo - otherwise this will prove to be misleading.



Thanks for pointing this out, was about to buy this as well to replace my Netbook.
trevordavies

why bother going for the extra base... stump up for … why bother going for the extra base... stump up for this:http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/product_detail/12835/Dell-Latitude-D820-15-4-LCD-Core-2-Duo-1-83Ghz-1GB-60GB-DVD-XP-Pro/



S'pose so, but i personally prefer the smaller form factor, plus the docking station will charge the unit as well and comes with DVD-RW where as the D820 is ROM only.

but thats just me... D820 has a Core 2 Duo processor though - but this means that it will consume more battery than the D420.

Just wondering if this comes with alloy casing or the plastic one - alloy casing is awesome.
trevordavies

why bother going for the extra base... stump up for … why bother going for the extra base... stump up for this:http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/product_detail/12835/Dell-Latitude-D820-15-4-LCD-Core-2-Duo-1-83Ghz-1GB-60GB-DVD-XP-Pro/


Uch that's big, heavy and ugly!
trevordavies

why bother going for the extra base... stump up for … why bother going for the extra base... stump up for this:http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/product_detail/12835/Dell-Latitude-D820-15-4-LCD-Core-2-Duo-1-83Ghz-1GB-60GB-DVD-XP-Pro/


Because this is a 12.1" screen = more portable and the base is so handy for connecting peripherals and external monitor when at home. Just click the release and you are ready to go
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deleted9878
This is a really old model, the company I work for got rid of these 4/5 years ago. It was replaced by the D430 and since has been discontinued.

I remember both the D420 and D430 being seriously SLOW and very frustrating to use, they were only used for MS Office 2003 work and IE based apps like sharepoint.

On a positive note they look quite nice



I wouldn't advise you buy this model. Even at this price.
Slow machine with a REALLY slow CPU. Think it has something like a T2200 or T2400??

Might be bearable as a "spare" or for low-cpu tasks like receiving e-mail and browsing the net - As long as you don't do it too fast!
Edited by: "tehwabbit" 18th Apr 2012
Ignore the nay sayers, these things kick the stuffing out of Atom based offerings, they are also eminently Hackintosh-able.

The only downside is they use a 1.8" hard drive - which I guess could be got around with ZIF > CF adaptor and a decent CF card.

I've got a D430 with a duff HDD and also a spare new LCD screen should anyone need them
Got pretty good reviews when it was released...... in 2006.RAWR!
andymagic

Ignore the nay sayers, these things kick the stuffing out of Atom based … Ignore the nay sayers, these things kick the stuffing out of Atom based offerings, they are also eminently Hackintosh-able.The only downside is they use a 1.8" hard drive - which I guess could be got around with ZIF > CF adaptor and a decent CF card.I've got a D430 with a duff HDD and also a spare new LCD screen should anyone need them


Don't get me wrong, it's still miles better than the Atom and for the price it's pretty good, just don't expect any speed from them!
slow ..... cold
tehwabbit

I wouldn't advise you buy this model. Even at this price.Slow machine … I wouldn't advise you buy this model. Even at this price.Slow machine with a REALLY slow CPU. Think it has something like a T2200 or T2400??Might be bearable as a "spare" or for low-cpu tasks like receiving e-mail and browsing the net - As long as you don't do it too fast!



This is better than a netbook and cheaper, nothing wrong with it at all if you're running XP on it. Wrong advice.
cruisecars

slow ..... cold



Uneducated, can't vote you cold though
1.2 GHZ, can get a better Core 2 Duo (which are awesome) at SCH for cheaper.
Got to laugh at people voting this cold.

Fantastic deal, heat added.
Will this run Minesweeper at 60fps?
Can this be hooked up to view on a tv without pc input?

If so, how? Would I jus need a simple cable or some sort of converter?
This is very dated now. I wouldnt vote cold but I wouldnt buy one. Next year the OS will be obsolete.

Edited by: "mccririck" 18th Apr 2012
I've been looking a decent quality Internet radio for my kitchen with a budget not too far short of this.

Starting to think I might be better buying something like this instead. I have an angry bird speaker +sub woofer I was going to use any way. Any thoughts? or would a dedicated internet radio with remote be better?

How would it cope with the like of bbc iplayer?

Main worry for me would be battery life, If you need it plugged in the mains all the time then no point it being portable.
martinelsen

Definitely - better than any Atom processor.



Actually an Atom N550 is about 2% slower and an Atom N570 is about 5% faster than the Core Duo U2500 in this laptop and the battery life will be allot longer with the Atom.

Edited by: "dijital" 18th Apr 2012
Darkman

Main worry for me would be battery life, If you need it plugged in the … Main worry for me would be battery life, If you need it plugged in the mains all the time then no point it being portable.



Absolutely agree, yet people still go out and pay extra for laptop when all they really need is a desktop.

At this price I think it's not bad. Similar processing power as a netbook as mentioned above. Put a SSD and more RAM in there and you'll have a half-decent computer for word processing and internet.

Adrian
Some people on here done half talk rubbish :-) this needs more ram and ssd to become half decent for word processing and surfing ha ha.
dijital

Actually an Atom N550 is about 2% slower and an Atom N570 is about 5% … Actually an Atom N550 is about 2% slower and an Atom N570 is about 5% faster than the Core Duo U2500 in this laptop and the battery life will be allot longer with the Atom.



What about cost ratio?
I have had one of these since they were first released and it is still going strong. It is not a multimedia machine and it is not a gaming machine but anyone voting on that basis is an eejit. Mine runs XP, it has no bother with office programs, internet and watching a few TV shows. It is sturdy and the battery lasted well above 3 hours when it was new. No need to change anything or add SSDs (as someone in solid state devices I can tell you that a lot of people are very confused as to the merit of such drives) - at this price you can't go too far wrong.
Disk speed is only an issue if you really really need to access files or apps quickly.

For basic Internet browsing and general use this is ideal.

As for RAM, well 2gb will be ample for most uses.

For the price this is a great solution for social networking and YouTube.
Oh and don't forget the native 1200x800 display.

You won't find that res on a netbook in this price bracket.
fishmaster

Uneducated, can't vote you cold though



I think he's talking about his car
You can get cheaper on ebay.

I had one with better specs (D410 with 1.8Ghz cpu ) which I bought 4 years ago from ebay for £70 and sold it for £100 last december on ebay!.

I had it in the loft and remote desktop into it for sandboxing and downloading torrents.... Now replaced by a mac mini server

very useful ...... but not at that price
I've had one of these for about 3 years now. Great little machine, only problem is that it takes a 1.8" hdd. Which quite frankly is bizarre, near impossible to upgrade, and incredibly slow. Shame as the rest of the machine is actually pretty good.
omen

I've had one of these for about 3 years now. Great little machine, only … I've had one of these for about 3 years now. Great little machine, only problem is that it takes a 1.8" hdd. Which quite frankly is bizarre, near impossible to upgrade, and incredibly slow. Shame as the rest of the machine is actually pretty good.



How does it cope with the likes of youtube and bbc iplayer in a low setting?
The x61 Thinkpad is better value I would wait until SCH trade get them back in stock
Saintledger

How does it cope with the likes of youtube and bbc iplayer in a low … How does it cope with the likes of youtube and bbc iplayer in a low setting?



If these are the equivilant or similar at least to Netbook specs then it will handle SD video no problem whatsoever.

I don't know all the pros and cons for various processors but going from what has been said here already, SD video streaming will not be an issue.
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