Dell Vostro 1000 Notebook. Sempron, 2gig, 80GB, Vista basic, combo drive, 6 cell,  £216 delivered
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Dell Vostro 1000 Notebook. Sempron, 2gig, 80GB, Vista basic, combo drive, 6 cell, £216 delivered

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Found 31st Jul 2008Made hot 31st Jul 2008
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305-N0610001 Home site - Best price £216.20 Delivered.
Vostro 1000 NB(N0610001)

AMD Sempron Mobile Technology 3600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
2048 MB 667MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x 1024 MB)
80GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 HyperMemory (integrated)
Dell Wireless 1395 Mini-Card (802.11 b/g)
Microsoft Works 9.0 - English
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite - No Upgrade Selected
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
65W AC Adapter
6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery (53 Whr)
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24x CDRW Combo Drive With Software
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display

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Niceeee Mike. :thumbsup: Great price!

How much?!? Basic laptop but amazing price.

i was about to order it ... the Intel Celeron put me off ... i should set on my hands these days .... if u really wanna get me mike , light up an XPS 420 .. and i will follow ..... Hot Hot Hot

Original Poster

I posted a Vostro 1510 with C2D cpu for £286 earlier, maybe that will tempt you.

Hi MikeT

This looks ideal for my 'old folks' - is there quidco on this? And if so what is the 'E-value' number to use?

Many thanks for any assistance

Downshifter98

downshifter98;2641574

Hi MikeTThis looks ideal for my 'old folks' - is there quidco on this? … Hi MikeTThis looks ideal for my 'old folks' - is there quidco on this? And if so what is the 'E-value' number to use?Many thanks for any assistanceDownshifter98



quiddy at 6% excl vat so

eshtal;2641497

i was about to order it ... the Intel Celeron put me off ... i should … i was about to order it ... the Intel Celeron put me off ... i should set on my hands these days .... if u really wanna get me mike , light up an XPS 420 .. and i will follow ..... Hot Hot Hot



The Celeron 540/550s are actually rather good, much better than Celerons used to be :whistling:

Original Poster

downshifter98;2641574

Hi MikeTThis looks ideal for my 'old folks' - is there quidco on this? … Hi MikeTThis looks ideal for my 'old folks' - is there quidco on this? And if so what is the 'E-value' number to use?Many thanks for any assistanceDownshifter98



I always quote the ecode in the opening post ;-) 305-N0610001 and quidco is 6% now ;-)

Hey Mike, whats the cheapest 1310 ecode for use on the homesite?

Great find, ordered!

MikeT;2641600

I always quote the ecode in the opening post ;-) 305-N0610001 and quidco … I always quote the ecode in the opening post ;-) 305-N0610001 and quidco is 6% now ;-)



do you work for dell :thumbsup:

Great deal, Mike. Still hanging out for a decent spec in the £300-£500 range though, probably a Studio or Vostro 1510, before I go to uni.

Heat added!

Original Poster

..r;2641622

Hey Mike, whats the cheapest 1310 ecode for use on the homesite?Great … Hey Mike, whats the cheapest 1310 ecode for use on the homesite?Great find, ordered!



Looks like 305-N0613101A @ £310.20 delivered or N0813102A at £286.70 (via SB site)

Does the DVD drive included support DVD-writing (burning DVDs)? or do we have to go for the extra option?

Thanks vm Mike - I should have realised u would have it all covered.

Downshifter98

Aiadi;2641765

Does the DVD drive included support DVD-writing (burning DVDs)? or do we … Does the DVD drive included support DVD-writing (burning DVDs)? or do we have to go for the extra option?



nope its only a cdrw you will need to add a dvdrw onto the deal

That is one cheap laptop

I dont need one, but I guess for people doing a bit of internet surfing etc then this is a good deal.

Also if you wanna jazz up the design you can buy a skin for it, I ordered one for my girl/f's laptop and it looks great

dell.skinit.com/ There was some good discount codes around the time I ordered

I like this one better.

Vostro 1000 - Same spec as op but with Home premium, dvd writer, 120gb hard drive for £251

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What is the build quality on the Vostros?

I'm thinking about purchasing one with a 13.1" screen and I was wondering if it was very cheap and plasticky.

This is HOT HOT HOT! Well your legs will be as the Sempron runs vey hot so put it on a desk and not your lap.:thumbsup:



Great price though.

How **** is the Sempron?

WOW excellent price, Ordered one.

Can this be the cheapest new laptop in the UK!!!

rash;2641909

How **** is the Sempron?



Have a look here.
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GAVINLEWISHUKD;2641963

Have a look … Have a look here.]http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html



Cheers very very helpful! Rep added!:thumbsup:

OMG it's is so ****! way way at the bottom of the list!

Is this better than from dixons?

dixons.co.uk/mar…610

OR
dixons.co.uk/mar…610

sparkyIreland;2641840

That is one cheap laptop :)I dont need one, but I guess for people doing … That is one cheap laptop :)I dont need one, but I guess for people doing a bit of internet surfing etc then this is a good deal.Also if you wanna jazz up the design you can buy a skin for it, I ordered one for my girl/f's laptop and it looks greathttp://dell.skinit.com/ There was some good discount codes around the time I ordered



hey that's interesting. does anybody knows where to order something like this in the UK? my laptop's XPS M1530.
thanks :thumbsup:

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but will the £216 one play DVDs but not write them? Or will it just play and write CDs? Thanks.

this plays dvds and will write cds only.
You can add a dvdrw which will do both.

rossp;2642030

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but will the £216 one play DVDs but … Sorry if this is a stupid question, but will the £216 one play DVDs but not write them? Or will it just play and write CDs? Thanks.



Yep, play but not write, you can add DVD RW for £11.75 though.

Great, thanks - that's what I was hoping.

Can anyone who has a Vostro already please answer this question:

What is the build quality on the Vostros?I'm thinking about purchasing … What is the build quality on the Vostros?I'm thinking about purchasing one with a 13.1" screen and I was wondering if it was very cheap and plasticky.



It would be much appreciated!

travisbickle;2642069

Can anyone who has a Vostro already please answer this question:It would … Can anyone who has a Vostro already please answer this question:It would be much appreciated!



You can find some idea here

Case
The Vostro 1000 surprised us right after opening the box. We supposed it looks similar to the Vostro 1500 with the same screen size, which means like a modified Inspiron 1520. However, it turned out that the Vostro 1000 looks like an Inspiron 1501 in black. It is one of the 'low-end' notebooks in Dell's product range.

The dark color is unostentatious. The top case is more or less smooth, whereas the back panel seems rather matte.

The Vostro 1000 looks not very attractive, on the contrary, it appears to be heavy. This notebook actually weighs a lot, so, this impression proves to be true. Actually, it even weighs too much for a proper mobile computer, so, it's rather desk-bound.

The base unit of Vostro 1000 is made of plastic, but, in contrast to other Vostros without any use of magnesium alloy. Typical Dell, it is nevertheless perfectly solid. We didn't notice any weaknesses.

The display cover is made of plastic as well. It doesn't yield. However, it wobbles, if closed. Most new Dell models have this weakness in common. The transport hook is black and not silver, so, it fits nicely to the case.

The hinges are sizable and efficient, but, if one moves this notebook while open, the display wobbles a bit.

Typical Dell most of the interfaces are located at the back side. Furthermore, there aren't many provided.

Which website did you get that from? I'd quite like to read what they have to say about the 1330 version.

travisbickle;2642123

Which website did you get that from? I'd quite like to read what they … Which website did you get that from? I'd quite like to read what they have to say about the 1330 version.



Not sure what you're looking for but check out notebookcheck.net

travisbickle;2642123

Which website did you get that from? I'd quite like to read what they … Which website did you get that from? I'd quite like to read what they have to say about the 1330 version.



]m1330 Review

travisbickle:

I have the XPS M1330. It's a pretty solid notebook. Does not feel cheap at all. I heard bad things about the construction quality but mine is good. The only thing i could mention is that the plastic bezel around the screen pops on the left handside when I squeeze it, hardly a problem!

It works great with ubuntu and the 6-cell battery provides a decent amount of life (3-4 hrs perhaps, with wifi and bt). The glossy screen is good and bad. I thought I prefered it but having started to use a 20inch matt external i'm not so sure anymore. It is good however for ensuring some degree of privacy when in public.

There have been romours of problems with the nvidia chips, and dell are releasing a bios to correct this (possibly underclock), but mine has the intel onboard which is perfectly adequate. I even managed to get hl2 running.

Thanks for this one, needed a cheap, basic laptop for a rep at my company. Now if only it didn't add £70 to get XP Pro on there

Anyone know if you can get a refund if you don't want vista? I would prefer Linux on this machine.

sibeer;2642461

Thanks for this one, needed a cheap, basic laptop for a rep at my … Thanks for this one, needed a cheap, basic laptop for a rep at my company. Now if only it didn't add £70 to get XP Pro on there



You could upgrade to vista business then downgrade to xp pro but you would only save about £12.

Thanks Mike. Ordered one as good price for a second laptop to take to work or use when the kids have confiscated the other one.:p

Great price cheers. Just ordered 2!
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