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Dell Vostro 1710 - 1.8GHz C2D, 2GB, 250GB, dedicated 8600gs graphics - £390 delivered
Dell Vostro 1710 - 1.8GHz C2D, 2GB, 250GB, dedicated 8600gs graphics  - £390 delivered

Dell Vostro 1710 - 1.8GHz C2D, 2GB, 250GB, dedicated 8600gs graphics - £390 delivered

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With the release of the 1720 (which, in short, has better graphics, a slightly faster CPU, a faster harddrive and is around 120g lighter), Dell is clearing out the range of 1710s. For £380, you get:

Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz
2GB RAM
256MB 8600M GS video card (which isn't too bad for videogames)
250GB harddisk
DVDRW Dual Layer drive
17" screen, 1440*900 resolution

This system would've set you back some £600 last week. Snap it up, asap, because I reckon it's a cracking deal. You'll struggle to find a faster CPU in a laptop at this price, nevermind dedicated a 8600M GS GPU as well. There may be vouchers for this too. Buy via TopCashBack to claim back 4%, or thereabouts, of the pre-VAT price.

I own one myself, and recommend it without hesitation.

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Very good deal imo

Just an alert note for those who don't realise - one of the reasons for the excellent price : the purchase is from Dell's Small & Medium Business site so wouldn't have the usual "consumer" Distance Selling Regulation protections that apply to personal/non-trade purchasers - eg 7 working days from delivery to change your mind.

One query I'd add re spec : the 17" display may well consume quite a bit more power (ie shorter battery life) but not give that much higher pixel resolution over 15.n". (Have been looking out for deals as need a laptop for university student.)

MKD

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mk-donald;5465959

Just an alert note for those who don't realise - one of the reasons for … Just an alert note for those who don't realise - one of the reasons for the excellent price : the purchase is from Dell's Small & Medium Business site so wouldn't have the usual "consumer" Distance Selling Regulation protections that apply to personal/non-trade purchasers - eg 7 working days from delivery to change your mind.One query I'd add re spec : the 17" display may well consume quite a bit more power (ie shorter battery life) but not give that much higher pixel resolution over 15.n". (Have been looking out for deals as need a laptop for university student.)MKD



Regarding the DSR thing, a trick I'd recommend is that of ordering by phone, specifying during the call that you're a home user. It's something I did when I bought my system, just as a little legal cover just in case. TCB + phone ordering is sort-of possible - just tell the agent that you can buy it through TopCashBack (or through Quidco, if you're the sort), and either he can deduct the amount (£15.20) or you'll just order online and buy it that way. Worked for me.

About battery life, the 1710 should give you around 3 hours on a full charge initially. My system, running with a 2.4GHz C2D and two harddrives, lasts about 2 hours on a full charge, although it's also nearly a year old, and the battery is starting to feel it.

dxx quote: "Probably the 1510s too, and I'll put a new deal up for that in a couple of minutes."

I don't think Dell stock the 1510 Vostro laptops anymore !

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Brains;5466316

dxx quote: "Probably the 1510s too, and I'll put a new deal up for that … dxx quote: "Probably the 1510s too, and I'll put a new deal up for that in a couple of minutes."I don't think Dell stock the 1510 Vostro laptops anymore !



Yep, right enough. I had a look after posting this, and didn't see the Edit link for the post. Changed it now though.

This is the Dell e-value code for the Dell 1710 that comes out at £390

UKBSDONL-N0517105

The above code only seems to work on SOME Dell sites like this one
www1.euro.dell.com/uk/…dt1

Note it does not have HDMI out.

>This system would've set you back some £600 last week

Sounds a bit high

Is the 8600M GS one of the 8400/8600 nvidia chips affected by the very high failure rates?

EndlessWaves;5468114

Is the 8600M GS one of the 8400/8600 nvidia chips affected by the very … Is the 8600M GS one of the 8400/8600 nvidia chips affected by the very high failure rates?



Yes but nvidea cover the chip for 3 years so you can send it back to dell and get it repaired if it does fail.


The only problem you may end up with is that Dell is/has ditched nvidea and is expected to go ATI exclusive on its next generation machines.

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guilbert53;5467412

>This system would've set you back some £600 last weekSounds a bit high



Combine the £80 clearance discount with the £70 that the 8600M GS normally adds to the price, and it's some £172 difference between this week and last week, adding on VAT. £550. There's also a Collect & Return warranty instead of a Next Business Day as standard this week, which further sinks the clearance price.

I don't get why this is such a cold deal. Can anyone fine a 17" Core2Duo laptop with dedicated graphics for less?

It comes to £458.85 with the upgrades below . This has to be a hot deal. Where can you buy a laptop cheaper than this at this spec. Voted hot. Thanks OP

Dell™ Vostro 1710 NB (N0517114)

Dell™ Vostro 1710 NB (N0517114) Qty 1
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5870 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English Unit Price £499.00
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Catalog Number: 202 N0517114
Module Description Show Details
Base Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5870 (2.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English
Memory 4096MB (2x2048) 667MHz DDR2 Dual Channel
Keyboard Internal Keyboard - English (QWERTY)
Video Card 256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GS (128 bit) Graphic Card
Hard Drive 320GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Modem External 56k V.90 Modem (USB) including Cable and Adapter - UK
Optical Devices Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software
Wireless Networking Dell™ Wireless 1395 (802.11 b/g) MiniPCI Card
Cables 1 Meter Power Cord (3 Wire) - UK
Shipping Documents English - Documentation Vostro Laptop
Gedis Bundle Reference N0517114
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr CAR Warranty - No Upgrade Selected
CompleteCare Declined CompleteCare
Protect your new PC Norton Internet Security™ 2009 - 30 Day Trial Protection - English
Power Supply 90W AC Adaptor - 3 wire
Bluetooth No Bluetooth® Card included
Order Information Vostro Laptop 1710 Order - UK
Primary Battery Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Carrying Cases No Carrying Case
Biometric Identification No Biometric Fingerprint Reader
Dell System Media Kit V1710 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
Colour Choice Glossy Black with 1.3 MP Camera
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order
LCD 17" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Display with Anti-Glare Coating
TOTAL :£399.00
Additional Discounts and Coupons
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Total excl. VAT VAT Rate Total incl. VAT
£399.00 15.00 % £458.85
Total Delivery Charge £20.00 15.00 % £20.50
Delivery Charge Discount -£20.00 15.00 % -£20.50
Total Price £399.00 £458.85
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