Dell Vostro 3500, i5-430M (2.26GHz), 3GB DDR3 (1333MHz), 320GB HDD (7,200rpm), Geforce GT 310M, 15.6" (1366 x 768), Win 7 32 bit, 3-Year ON SITE warranty (incl PRO Support), esata and HDMI port,  £568.70 delivered FAST-TRACK. +7-10% Quidco
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Dell Vostro 3500, i5-430M (2.26GHz), 3GB DDR3 (1333MHz), 320GB HDD (7,200rpm), Geforce GT 310M, 15.6" (1366 x 768), Win 7 32 bit, 3-Year ON SITE warranty (incl PRO Support), esata and HDMI port, £568.70 delivered FAST-TRACK. +7-10% Quidco

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This machine has a great spec including: a proper matt screen, 8-in-1 card reader, Express Card, Bluetooth and esata port for ultra fast backup. Furthermore, the price includes 3-year Dell pro-support, comprising next day on site repair and phone support for hardware AND software (including 3rd party), 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Calls are answered within two minutes.

The only thing that is missing is 64 bit Win 7 but I figure getting hold of 64bit upgrade may be possible for small outlay. Perhaps? In any case, there should be very little speed difference between a 64 and 32 bit system with the only real disadvantage being that usable memory is limited to 3GB.

As the base (pre-VAT) price for this e-value code (N0735S06) is £615, it needs something to push it over the £679 threshold to allow the £70 discount code. Being non-customisable, the only item that will do this is the 3-Year Pro Support Warranty at +£65, bringing the base price neatly to £680.

Direct Link =
euro.dell.com/con…49c

Basic configuration price : £615
3-Year Warranty: +£65
Discount coupon code: -£70
Intrinsic discount: -£126
Total pre-VAT cost: £484
VAT: +£84.70
Total cost: £568.70 (delivery is currently free for all fast-track configurations)

The coupon code for the £70 discount is: BC1G2JZ51V04M0 (configurations >£679.00 only)

Don't forget quidco too!
Dell Small/Medium Business gives 7% cashback. ( quidco.com/del…?ac ) though it's on the pre-VAT amount only.

Both the £126 discount and £70 vouchers expires at midnight on 14/09/10!

If you must have this as a 64 bit system, then you will need to select the Custom Options tab rather than the Fast Track one. The model N0935002 with i5-450M, W7, 64 bit, 4GB ram and basic 1-Year warranty comes to £768.45 (incl VAT and £70 discount). In other words, there's a big price difference between Fast Track and Custom machines!

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are you sure this is for Vostro 3700? the e-value code shows vostro 3500

Looks like a Vostro 3500, but it still looks like a HOT deal to me.

Original Poster

Sorry, edited to show the correct model

15inch is vostro 3500 but the graphicas card is wrong its 310 not the better 330 in the 3700
bit of a copy paste post lol

is the 3 year pro support an actual warranty? It seems to just be tech-support..

Okay so I've worked out a slightly cheaper configuration:

Instead of adding the 3 year warranty at £65, add the 1Yr CompleteCare Theft Cover for £69. Bear with me!!

The pre VAT total comes to £488 instead of £484 but the Theft Cover is VAT exempt so the post VAT total comes to £564.78.

Not much in it but I'd prefer the theft insurance as opposed to the tech support.

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brilly

15inch is vostro 3500 but the graphicas card is wrong its 310 not the … 15inch is vostro 3500 but the graphicas card is wrong its 310 not the better 330 in the 3700bit of a copy paste post lol



Done, thanks! Bear in mind that this is the only one of the Fastrack 3500's (including the two more expensive models) that has discreet graphics.

Edit. there's loads of feedback about Vostro's over on notebook Review.

forum.notebookreview.com/del…on/

I read a post saying that it was possible to get an 64-bit upgrade CD from Dell free of charge (if you ask), but I have no way of confirming this at all
Edited by: "david1274" 12th Sep 2010

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glaringradiokid

is the 3 year pro support an actual warranty? It seems to just be … is the 3 year pro support an actual warranty? It seems to just be tech-support..


Very much so: Next day ON SITE by an engineer. For 3 years.

It seems to imply that its a business-related servicing thing. Not a proper 3 year warranty

dell.com/con…555

I'd read this before thinking this is as good a deal as you make it out to be. Pro Support isn't an actual warranty.

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glaringradiokid

It seems to imply that its a business-related servicing thing. Not a … It seems to imply that its a business-related servicing thing. Not a proper 3 year warranty



Having owned a Vostro Desktop model, I can confirm that the warranty is a proper warranty. That particular machine developed a fault and an engineer came to replace the mobo.

Was it the exact same warranty? The 3 year ProSupport one? Because all the information I'm seeing seems to state that this is tech support for businesses. I wouldn't want to purchase it only for them to turn up at my flat and say they can't repair it because I've obviously lied about having a business.

Original Poster

glaringradiokid

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/services/prosupport/end_users?c=us&l=en&cs=555I'd read this before thinking this is as good a deal as you make it out to be. Pro Support isn't an actual warranty.



It's a normal parts and labour warranty with added pro telephone support.

Take a look here:

support.euro.dell.com/sup…gen?

"A repair and replacement parts service, if required after completion of Dell's problem diagnosis procedures"

That page doesn't mention a single thing about ProSupport...

Original Poster

glaringradiokid

Was it the exact same warranty? The 3 year ProSupport one? Because all … Was it the exact same warranty? The 3 year ProSupport one? Because all the information I'm seeing seems to state that this is tech support for businesses. I wouldn't want to purchase it only for them to turn up at my flat and say they can't repair it because I've obviously lied about having a business.



Dude, you don't have to be a business user to buy a small business model. Just write 'Home user' when it asks what your business name is and you will receive the full warranty and support just like business users- totally legit

Hi all. Does anyone know the colour of this laptop? Many thanks.

nkxl

Hi all. Does anyone know the colour of this laptop? Many thanks.



Silver
"Color Choice LCD Back Cover : Silver WLAN" on the detailed config when you look in the basket.
Edited by: "mission701" 12th Sep 2010

mission701

Silver"Color Choice LCD Back Cover : Silver WLAN" on the detailed config … Silver"Color Choice LCD Back Cover : Silver WLAN" on the detailed config when you look in the basket.



Thanks Mission701. Got it.

Original Poster

Additional specs:

Mobile Intel® HM57 Express Chipset
Nvidia® Geforce® 310M, 512MB Graphics
Tray load: 8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+/-R write capability
6-cell Lithium Ion battery
90 Watt Slim AC Adapter
Integrated Wired: Gigabit Ethernet network
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth 2.1
USB 2.0 (3)
USB 2.0/eSATA combo (1)
Microphone jack
Headphone/speaker out
8-in-1 card reader
34 mm ExpressCard
15-pin VGA video connector
HDMITM connector
Full size, spill-resistant keyboard
Standard Gesture Multi-Touchpad
Dimensions & Weight:
Width: 375mm
Height: (front/back) 22.9-31.9mm
Depth: 250mm
Starting weight: 2.40kg/5.30lb with 6-cell battery3 and optical drive

I suppose immitation is the best form of flattery

Original Poster

TehJumpingJawa

I suppose immitation is the best form of flattery



Yes, hope you don't mind me cutting and pasting some of your deal layout over to this I was seriously thinking about your one but decided in the end that the 17.3" was too big for me, even though I'd be mainly using it at home. Was waiting for a 15" to get a discreet gpu, which it didn't have at the time of your deal.




Edited by: "david1274" 13th Sep 2010

has this expired as i tend to end up on the Dell page which says

"We're sorry, but we are unable to process your request to configure the identified product.

You have received this page for one of the following reasons:
An incorrect eValue Code was entered.
The requested offer has expired or the product is no longer available. Please use the links below to navigate to our current promotional offers.
The link to the product you selected is temporarily broken, but should be accessible shortly."


Can someone check for us please?

thanks in advance
Edited by: "MuJa" 13th Sep 2010

Original Poster

Still seems to be working for me.

Try this direct one instead:

euro.dell.com/con…49c

But when youchoose the middle one and choose customise and add the 3-year Pro warranty it goe sbelly up. The other two models on the right hand side work fine.

Original Poster

Yes, you are right. I wonder if it's a bug or they actually pulled it. Perhaps they ran out of Geforce 310's (it was the only one of the 3500's to have the discreet GPU)?

Will expire deal.

The Nvidia Gfx card is no longer viable for this laptop - expired.

Original Poster

Which leads one to believe that it was a 'glitch' having the card available in the first place, bearing in mind none of the other 3500's have them- including the two more expensive ones.

MuJa

The Nvidia Gfx card is no longer viable for this laptop - expired.

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