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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 M-5Y10 up to 2.0GHz 4Gb 128Gb WWAN 10.8″ FHD 1Yrs WTY-Refurb- MCS Tech - £185.34 Delivered @ MCS Technology
I missed out on a deal yesterday that someone posted for these on Dell Outlets site. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/venue-11-pro-7140-intel-core-m-5y10c-128gb-ssd-4gb-ram-win-10-pro-12-month-warranty… Read more
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SkyBlues199020 h, 9 m ago

Hello just wondering if you can upgrade the ram on these? Is 4GB …Hello just wondering if you can upgrade the ram on these? Is 4GB sufficient for day to day tasks?


Can't upgrade the RAM. It's basically a sealed unit, but you can just about get access to the battery, SSD and wireless cards.

Glynevans1018th Jul

It is the M5 version yes, to be honest if you're willing to drop the …It is the M5 version yes, to be honest if you're willing to drop the framerate you can get some workable FPS.I have tried Blur for example and it needs to be played at a lower resolution. I've tried Driver San Francisco and that wasn't particularly great.I can run benchmarks if you're interested

Hello just wondering if you can upgrade the ram on these? Is 4GB sufficient for day to day tasks?

Tempted by this to replace a recently faulty laptop. Is it a risk with them covering all but the battery in their warranty? Or are the batteries in these pretty solid?

It is the M5 version yes, to be honest if you're willing to drop the framerate you can get some workable FPS.

I have tried Blur for example and it needs to be played at a lower resolution. I've tried Driver San Francisco and that wasn't particularly great.

I can run benchmarks if you're interested

Glynevans101

I'm typing on one of these at the moment. Things to consider:-Screen is … I'm typing on one of these at the moment. Things to consider:-Screen is good-Stylus works well-Obviously, silent operation etc-Expandable storage gives it better options-Battery life isn't that great actually, it does have issues with sleep mode which is a bit weird.-Don't bother to try to run anything graphically intensive on this, I know many of you will already know this but in case you didn't...don't-They keyboard is essential, the soft keyboard on this is actually quite annoying, it's big and the screen is not big enough, I found this annoying.Happy to answer any other questions and heat from me, I bought refurbished, it's done me well. I bought for £147 not including VAT.



Have you the m5 version? Have u tried running older games like bioshock, half life, fear etc.

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Dell Venue 11 Pro i3 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8″ FHD Win 10 REFURB £168 + £12 P&P @ MCScom
Good CPU, memory and SSD. Use you own keyboard and/or mouse (only 1 full USB socket though). 90 Day Return to base warranty Avoid P&P if picked up from SP6 1BD (New Forest I think)
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Certainly worth it in my opinion. I'm happy with mine

polarbaba

I thought the same when I was interested in buying from them.Others … I thought the same when I was interested in buying from them.Others reported on the thread that the battery was fine.And when I received my tablet, it was performing as per the reviews online.



Thanks for the reply!

Here's what their CS team replied to me -

Hi Darren,
We are a Dell register partner which means we are able to buy customer returns and outlet products direct from Dell and refurbish them for reselling on our website. The products we purchase can have been returned of any number of reasons, most are cancelled orders or lease machines that have been returned at the end of the hire periods.
With the Venus the most common reason for return is that people damage the charging ports. We replace these with new ports, clean the tablets, format reload and benchmark each one. Once we are happy that the tablet is fully working and that the physical condition is a close to new we then list it on our website.
Batteries are not given a year’s warranty on anything even if you purchased a new one from Dell. They are seen as consumables as the length of life will determined by the end users charging habits. For example someone who leaves the tablet on charge all the time will overcharge the cells in the battery and damage them reducing the life. Our batteries normally have a minimum of 85% health left in them. Anything less and we replace them.


Think i'll take a punt

I thought the same when I was interested in buying from them.

Others reported on the thread that the battery was fine.

And when I received my tablet, it was performing as per the reviews online.

Tempted by this to replace a recently faulty laptop. Is it a risk with them covering all but the battery in their warranty? Or are the batteries in these pretty solid?

Also bought this from MCScom a few years back. It did have problems which were mostly fixed by firmware updates and in itself, works great now.
I also bought the keyboard dock with added battery, but I've ha dproblems. When it works it's excellent, but sometimes the touchpad wont work and sometimes the extra battery wasn't recognised.
The whole package with the battery, dock, tablet was worth over £1,000 when I bought it. Got it all for just over £300. Still going strong too. I generally take a mouse with me in case the trackpad doesn't work (or just use the touch screen).
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Dell Latitude 13 7350 2-in-1 M-5Y10c upto 2.0GHz 4Gb 128Gb 13.3″ FHD UK Keyboard Win 10Pro 1Yr RTB WTY - £275.94 @ MCS Technology
Went hot at £350 3 months ago. Save £10 if you can collect. 10ish left. Good reviews.
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Asus arent bad, they commiserated bigly with me online, when the keyboard wouldn't pair (wot a POS that pairing process is, badly explained and badly implemented, keyboard was almost going to be attached to piece of wood and used as hi-tec cricket bat)[/quote]


Ha, the asus bluetooth keyboard. A real pain when re-installing windows as it needs the driver to run it. I had a few problems with my t300chi. Straight out of the box mine wouldn't pair and on the two further times I re-installed windows it wouldn't pair either. I found the best solution was to re-install the driver and go to add a device in settings and then press the power button on the keyboard so windows could find it. Never had a problem with it automatically switching the keyboard on after turning it off and back on again. I didn't like the chi. It was my second detachable and I won't be buying another at any price. It's each to their own obviously but for me and basic surfing android tablets are so much faster to start up and with a simple OS they are very user friendly. I find 360 degree hinge laptop gives better options as it's not only has a laptop function, tablet too, which to me is pretty pointless in windows, but with the added feature of having the screen at any angle.

Edited by: "Smartguy1" 19th May

polarbaba

thier stock come in frequently.. check it.on a daily basis,also can email … thier stock come in frequently.. check it.on a daily basis,also can email them to ask when they are.next getting your particular item back in stock.



Just checked and it looks to be back in stock.

I would go (in future) for a larger screen 35cms and a better processor, but the lite weight is great, the macsbooks look good, but they are apple, and +++bux .
Asus arent bad, they commiserated bigly with me online, when the keyboard wouldn't pair (wot a POS that pairing process is, badly explained and badly implemented, keyboard was almost going to be attached to piece of wood and used as hi-tec cricket bat)

thier stock come in frequently.. check it.on a daily basis,also can email them to ask when they are.next getting your particular item back in stock.

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Dell Latitude 13 7350 2-in-1 M-5Y10 upto 2.0GHz 4Gb 128Gb 13.3″ FHD UK Keyboard Win 10Pro 1Yr RTB was £360+vat now £280+VAT (£347.94 inc VAT+delivery) @ MCS.com
Dell Latitude 13 7350 2-in-1 M-5Y10 upto 2.0GHz 4Gb 128Gb 13.3″ FHD UK Keyboard Win 10Pro 1Yr RTB £280 + VAT and delivery (£347.94) @MCS.com 'Like New condition from Dell Outlet but may have light co… Read more
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playnotwork

Finbaar. Can you take me throug how to fit a battery to the keyboard. … Finbaar. Can you take me throug how to fit a battery to the keyboard. cheers Martin


Keyboard removal instructions

Recently opened up a 7350 keyboard which we thought contained the battery and didn't! Have a few of these with 8gb ram and the Intel M-5Y71. Incredible machines.
Edited by: "rascalchops" 10th Feb

Finbaar. Can you take me throug how to fit a battery to the keyboard. cheers Martin

Smartguy1

I think you got your a and c wrong way around. According to userbenchmark … I think you got your a and c wrong way around. According to userbenchmark the M-5y10c is 18% faster than the M-5y10a.The a has a passmark of 2150 on cpu benchmark and the c is at 2808. If the dell posted does indeed have the c model processor that is definitely the better option.Personally though I have had two detachable laptops and found both of them very frustrating to use. The tent idea offered by Lenovo, HP and Dell are much more user friendly in my opinion. After owning the Asus T300 chi which runs the same processor I wouldn't say it's particularly fast at 0.8GHz with two cores. The 2.0GHz is the boost speed.



You are right, I thought i read somewhere that 'a' had a higher turbo clock, sadly not. Underpowered for a near enough regular size laptop. I would either go more portable and have similar performance or go for a 15" and get much better performance than this for a similar price.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 7th Feb

I have one of these and as a basic machine it is great, it isn't slow handling day to day tasks. Mine came with a 4 year on site warranty which is nice. Here are some things to consider:
It is quite heavy, although this means it is sturdy.
The keyboard and screen are top notch but it is "top" heavy so a certain amount of care is needed.
Battery life is adequate with the tablet battery. I opened my base up and fitted a second battery (£35 from AliExpress - probably not genuine but it works) and now it is excellent.
I use mine for office, web browsing, running BlueStacks, hacking phones and other light tasks.

I am a Core M convert now - fanless is the future.

petermcgregor14

Don't think this will be very fast at all considering it's a 13 inch … Don't think this will be very fast at all considering it's a 13 inch laptop. If it was the 5y10a processor I believe that is faster but sadly this is the 5y10c variant so slower.If you are looking for a small factor get something with an Intel atom x7 z8700 in or z8500 those are pretty quick and miles ahead of previous atoms. Also battery life is great on them. Shockingly they even got one in a gpd win which is a 5.5" mini tablet with game controller and keyboard buikt in and it plays skyrim and fallout 4. Crazy world!



I think you got your a and c wrong way around. According to userbenchmark the M-5y10c is 18% faster than the M-5y10a.

The a has a passmark of 2150 on cpu benchmark and the c is at 2808. If the dell posted does indeed have the c model processor that is definitely the better option.

Personally though I have had two detachable laptops and found both of them very frustrating to use. The tent idea offered by Lenovo, HP and Dell are much more user friendly in my opinion. After owning the Asus T300 chi which runs the same processor I wouldn't say it's particularly fast at 0.8GHz with two cores. The 2.0GHz is the boost speed.
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 M-5Y71 up to 2.9GHz 4Gb memory and 128Gb hard drive; 10.8" FHD Win10; 1yr return to base warranty MLL537
MCSCOM.co.uk have a lot of discounted Dell Venue 10 and 11 tablets as part of their Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. +£9.95 delivery
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I have just updated the price cause when I posted this last night it was not yet reduced.

I have one and use it with the stylus. It's a great tablet, by far the best I have used and I have used the Surface 3 as well.

these are horrible and unsupported

Plus shipping & vat = £257.94
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7139 i5-4300Y 1.6GHz 4Gb 128Gb SmartCard 10.8″ FHD Windows 10 (used) - £130.74 @ MCS
A bit old now but still a very capable tablet. Comes preinstalled with windows 10 as well. Can get it cheaper if you choose the collection option. Excellent price considering it is i5 These are not … Read more
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DevilzGtr

Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?I paid … Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?I paid a bit extra and condition is good. Only noticed a few really fine scratches on the screen that isn't really noticeable when the screen is on.Just had a look on the link again, wow they are doing 8gb 256GB ssd versions of these but only B grade



One very light scratch on the screen for me, barely noticable. Very happy.

polarbaba

​what wording or term do I look for if I want a good one with minimal s … ​what wording or term do I look for if I want a good one with minimal scratches etc.the 8gb ones seem Decent. the pen also seems compatible with the latititude 11.looking for a reasonably priced keyboard case for this now!


I chose one that didn't say 'B Grade on the image like this:
http://mcscom.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/MLL921B-186x186.jpg

Looks like B grades have the litter B at the end of their SKU numbers too

DevilzGtr

Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?I paid … Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?I paid a bit extra and condition is good. Only noticed a few really fine scratches on the screen that isn't really noticeable when the screen is on.Just had a look on the link again, wow they are doing 8gb 256GB ssd versions of these but only B grade



​what wording or term do I look for if I want a good one with minimal scratches etc.
the 8gb ones seem Decent. the pen also seems compatible with the latititude 11.
looking for a reasonably priced keyboard case for this now!

Whats the quality of the other B grades that people have picked up?
I paid a bit extra and condition is good. Only noticed a few really fine scratches on the screen that isn't really noticeable when the screen is on.

Just had a look on the link again, wow they are doing 8gb 256GB ssd versions of these but only B grade

clarkeyi

just got mine. screen has 3 big scratches. going back...


Pretty sure it said it was a B grade if you got the cheap one
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Dell Latitude 12 7275 2-in-1 tablet m5-6Y57 8Gb 256Gb m.2 SSD 12.5″ FHD W10P 1yr WTY- Refurb @ MCS - £422.34
Took a punt and got one of these after getting an email from MCS as I had been looking on Dell outlet and they are double the price. I love it, pretty much in a new condition and much quicker than my … Read more
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Looks like the 10% cashback has expired.

What is the feedback on the Dells? What is the battery life like?

benjymous

How usable are machines like this as a laptop? (I mean can you use the … How usable are machines like this as a laptop? (I mean can you use the keyboard on your lap, or does it really need a flat stable surface?)



You can but it's quite annoying because of the kickstand, despite that fact I consider the keyboard dock to be very stable, had no problems when I had laptop on the bed and I was moving around making it wobble, I was afraid it would fall but it kept very well:)

How usable are machines like this as a laptop? (I mean can you use the keyboard on your lap, or does it really need a flat stable surface?)

Mine arrived - really cool piece of kit. Son's birthday present - he should be pleased. Thanks to Andybobandy for posting!
Edited by: "james8169" 22nd Sep 2016

Elbandito

Ordered pen from amazon for 29ish with nus discount. Delivery was 1-2 … Ordered pen from amazon for 29ish with nus discount. Delivery was 1-2 months but my estimated delivery date changed today to 27th September, so guess I'll get it within a week.



Had similar good news yesterday from Amazon on pen delivery date.
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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Refurb M-5Y71 up to 2.9GHz 4Gb 128Gb 10.8″ FHD W10H 1yr RTB WTY MLL537 - £308.94 @ MCS Technology Ltd
Good condition, but may have light usage marks Use code facebookfriends to get 10% discount. A fair amount of bang for your buck and doesn't seem to suffer any of the issues that plagued the 7130 se… Read more
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Looks like this has reduced in price... now £281.94

McMike

Anyone found the UK keyboard with battery for a reasonable price anywhere?



Almost exactly a year ago I paid £85 on Ebay, only went for it because I had a £15 PayPal voucher making it just about reasonable. The seller had a few and they were going fast, so if I'd not jumped at that point, I'd probably would have missed the chance.

The big problem is there appears to be no way to power this thing of an external battery pack, so if you want additional power on the go, you've got no choice but to bite. The keyboard is far from the best keyboard out there, but I wanted a uk keyboard and a battery pack for doing transatlantic flights.

mike

McMike

Anyone found the UK keyboard with battery for a reasonable price anywhere?



Realistically you aren't going to find a UK layout cheaply. About a year ago the best I could find a new one was £105 and they're more sparsely available now. Considering the European layouts are around £50-60 it's pretty galling.

The Euro layouts have the keys in the exact same location as a UK keyboard, so you could always pick one up and buy some labels to stick over the none UK keys.

Anyone found the UK keyboard with battery for a reasonable price anywhere?

I've got one of these and can say it's great, seems plenty powerful enough that I've started leaving my i7 laptop at home, I got mine from Dell's outlet for around £400 but it does have the mobile sim slot, 8GB and 256GB of storage, but worth looking at Dell in case they have them.

I've also got the keyboard/battery attachment which although is good for extending the life to the levels of transatlantic crossings, it does leave the tablet at a slightly high angle, which can be a bit irritating if using on your lap, fine on a standard desk.

I've got the pen, although it's clever, I've not really found a use for it, it also takes AAAA batteries, which are hard to get locally, but Amazon do a basics pack quite reasonably priced.

mike
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Dell Venue 11 Pro i3-4020Y 4Gb 128Gb SSD 10.8″ FHD Win 10 Refurbished 90 day WTY MCSCOM.co.uk - £146.94 Delivered using code
This is enough Tablet for you! If not get the I5 with 8gb ram and 256gb SSD for £226.86 Visit them on Facebook and use code FacebookFriends to take 10% off the website price. This will work for the… Read more
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Just tested this code and it worked for me. I already own one of these (which I use every day and genuinely think these are a great purchase for the money) so didn't proceed with the purchase. Now £125.34 delivered
Edited by: "wordsworth" 18th Aug 2016

Just updated the bios and the graphics driver from dell.com
So far, very happy..
Cheers OP ☺

I've just taken delivery of the 7130 i5 with 8gb and 256ssd for £220.
Where is this deal?
Thanks

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geekonthepc

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Venue-11-Pro-7130-128GB-Windows-10-Pro-Tablet-PC-WI-FI-i3-Bluetooth-Black-/361588118904?hash=item543054d578:g:4X8AAOSwLnBXWBye £170 - this is hot X)



Read it properly and then do Business with a cheat???

Warranty: 3 months (excluding software)
Condition: As new, Manufactured Refurbished - box opened to check the machine is working

ebay.co.uk/itm…904?hash=item543054d578:g:4X8AAOSwLnBXWBye £170 - this is hot X)
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Venue 11 Pro 7130 i5-4300Y 1.6GHz 4Gb 128Gb 10.8" FHD W10H 1yr RTB WTY @ MCS Technology Ltd 191.94 Delivered
This is my first post so please be nice :) Got an email from MCS today and they are having a sale. I've looked on fleabay and they are cheaper but they don't come with the years warranty like these. D… Read more
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Got the 7140 and love it
Take my advice if you want the mobile keyboard with battery in ........ go for the Nordic one , its qwerty and the other odd keys just buy some stickers from ebay ..................got my new Nordic one £20 on ebay and now have 16 hours plus battery life

I've had the 4300y 8gb/256gb version (7139 vpro i believe) and my advice is to stay away from this tablet.

The 7130 series has serious throttling and power management issues, while on paper it has/had amazing specs the power limiter will not allow you to use it, so it's no where near as snappy or power you'd expect the i5 to be.

I was able to fix this following a guide online which allows you to override the power limiter which is set to something stupid like 6w default with no way to up it by default, when it turbos it needs around 12w to utilise the power of the processor. It also hard throttled the cpu at a stupidly low temperature, which you'd reach just browsing or watching a youtube video.

The trouble with the fix is that you don't just do it then forget about it and have a decent tablet, every time you charge the tablet or dock it with the keyboard etc you have to turn the tablet off in sleep mode, wait a few seconds then turn it on and reapply all the changes, which as you can imagine becomes annoying after a very short period of time.

I think the 7140 series fixed this, they upgraded the design and included loads of copper heat sinks on the back cover for heat dissipation, and upped the power limiter. But i've lost faith in Dell and their tablets, aside from the ridiculous design flaw that made it as slow as the atom version, i had so many issues with the wifi card installed in it also.

Looks like this is the only cheap UK Hard keyboard on Ebay right now. These are rarer then hens teeth!

ebay.co.uk/itm…272?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Edited by: "anubispearl" 12th Jul 2016

I've got a Venue 11 Pro (7130) i3-4020Y from here which I'm pretty happy with. It's nicely built, nice screen and smooth running. With the keyboard/battery addon it makes a nice little touchscreen laptop.

My advice is go for the i3 version I have, Y series processors are power limited, so they can burst at their full clock rate, but for sustained use they throttle down to a set wattage, at which point I see little benefit in having the i5.

Mine runs windows very smoothly, plays any video I've tried on it and is even happy with some of my modest steam games like Civ V and The Walking Dead.

Hot, thanks for sharing OP
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Dell Inspiron 17 7737 i7 4510U 2.0GHz 16Gb 1Tb GT 750M 17.3″ FHD Touch Win 10 Refurbished £521.94 Delivered @ MCS
Seems a pretty decent price for these specs. Good Reviews as well http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Inspiron-7737-CN77304-Notebook.105358.0.html Will look flashy in front of my clients :) I'v… Read more
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Picard123

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.



:-) Have you heard of Dunning Kruger?

You are a classic case.

stevenfeeney

Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.



You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.

Picard123

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.



Yeh, juvenile. You have no idea what you are talking about.

stevenfeeney

Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have … Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley. Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind. Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.



You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.

Picard123

You are either very ignorant about computers, or a troll.



Build software teams for a living (and a good living it is too) and have also launched two successful startups and worked in Silicon Valley.

Unlike you, I actually know what I am talking about and can see Microsoft for what they are; a collection of intelligent people attempting to bring new products to market and fulfill consumer demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

However you couldn't possibly comprehend the level of future facing technology being envisaged by the Microsoft R&D team. It would blow your mind.

Mentally you are a juvenile who does not understand business or the leaps in thinking required to innovate.
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Dell Venue 8 Pro (Good condition) - With or Without OS £35.10-£44.10 + vat + £9.95 shipping - from £54.06 delivered @ mcscom
Didnt think this was too bad for a Dell - OK you have to add VAT and the shipping is £9.95 BUT you can collect from various locations , plus it has a 1 year warranty, may well be worth it to someone..… Read more
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Astec123

If you've not seen … If you've not seen ithttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEAP-Dell-Latitude-E6330-Fast-Laptop-Core-i5-2-60GHz-4GB-Warranty-HDMI-Webcam-/371566386240?hash=item5683151c40:g:R38AAOSwYlJW2A2Q


Thanks!

I've decided I need a 12.5" screen as I'll be taking around with me quite a bit, otherwise I'd have gone for that!

http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_268587.html?wid=3
From the EU warehouse

northlondon01

Thanks!Checked the links, only one 6330 and that's £260+ inc VAT. That … Thanks!Checked the links, only one 6330 and that's £260+ inc VAT. That £160 or so was a steal and I'm still kicking myself! Like to get xx30 model for the newer i5.The New and Used Laptops seller from ebay seems to be a bit hit and miss in terms of quality, not sure how much actual refurbishment they do judging by some people's experience! Some people are very happy though!



If you've not seen it

ebay.co.uk/itm…240?hash=item5683151c40:g:R38AAOSwYlJW2A2Q

Just want to add I bought this (well the 5830)with no OS and it actually arrived with Windows 10 pre installed.

Nope. No HDMI.

I have the Venue Pro 8. It's OK for what it is. Certainly not lightning fast. But, as a basic, portable PC, it does the job. The second gen stylus is worth picking up at just over £20 on Amazon these days. It's replaced my Note 3 as my digital notepad at work now ....

(Make sure you get a 2nd gen stylus if you do though .... the 1st gen ones were pretty bad apparently)
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Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 i5 3337U 1.80GHz 8Gb 1TB HD 8730M 15.6″ HD 1yr WTY (Refurb) £239.94 Delivered @ mcscom
Just brought one of these laptops from MCS technology as my last laptop finally died on me and I've been rather impressed with it so far as a cheap laptop for my uni work. £190.00 + Vat + Delivery = … Read more
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e_munky

Anyone else's turning off after 30 minutes? Not a shut down but actually … Anyone else's turning off after 30 minutes? Not a shut down but actually just turning off after 30 mins. Checked all the power management settings already, think I've got a lemon


sounds like cooling system problem.

Anyone else's turning off after 30 minutes? Not a shut down but actually just turning off after 30 mins.

Checked all the power management settings already, think I've got a lemon

mine arrived today, around 10 am. ordered yesterday around 2pm. laptop in mint condition, the only thing which indicates that laptop is not new, small scuff on the panel which hides battery. put ssd in it, just flies now.

huangxq2

In the Christmas just past, the seller did 30% off everything.When the … In the Christmas just past, the seller did 30% off everything.When the deal first started, there were so many good refurbs at very good price. They were so tempting.The stock went very quickly. The next day I check, the price was not so good, it may be seller deliberately increased price or all good ones are gone.If you need a laptop and do not mind refurb, and close to black Friday or Christmas, it does not hurt to check the seller out at those days. You might get yourself a very good deal.



If I recall (as I was also after one at the time) there was excess stock of inspirons and business range. The one I was after went very quickly so passed in the end, but I don't remember price being increased. Some identical models were cheaper than others because of physical defects like large scratches or random missing bezel

Not sure how many this helps, but mine has arrived this morning, looks in pristine condition and actually has windows 10 home loaded onto it, pretty much bloatware free, just without a valid licence key.
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Dell Latitude E5530 i5 3230M 2.6GHz 4Gb 128Gb 15.6″ HD (Refurb) £226 @ MCS Technology
Looks good for the price and spec. Not FHD or large HD but better build than the budget laptops out there. Thoughts? Model Latitude E5530 Warranty 1 Yr MCS Return-to-Base WTY CPU Type Intel Core i5… Read more
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I went for this in the end:

Dell Latitude E7440 Ultrabook i7 4600U 2.1GHz 4Gb 128Gb 14″

£284 inc VAT

ordered ultrabook on 28th and wondering when would arrive. Just spotted banner at top of site saying closed till 5th Jan.
Just thought would highlight as I didn't spot till just now.

I was tempted to buy it a few days ago, you can swap the screen for a FHD for £41 on Ebay (YouTube video to swap screens looks very easy). For £220 get you a decent laptop with a FHD screen resolution.

marcr2

That will teach me for posting a deal on here with only 1 left in stock. … That will teach me for posting a deal on here with only 1 left in stock. I missed out on my own deal! Good luck to whoever got it!



lol

Nice deal, too bad is out of stock...

Original Poster

That will teach me for posting a deal on here with only 1 left in stock. I missed out on my own deal! Good luck to whoever got it!
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30% off selected (refrubished) items, eg Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 i5 4200U 1.60GHz 4Gb 1Tb graphics HD 8670M 15.6″ HD 1yr warranty £179.99 inc delivery and VAT @ mcscom
30% off selected (refrubished) items, eg Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 i5 4200U 1.60GHz 4Gb 1Tb graphics HD 8670M 15.6″ HD 1yr warranty £179.99 inc delivery and VAT @ mcscom Some bargains to be had. Be quic… Read more
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Just to add that I ordered a Dell 6410 on the 23rd Dec and it was delivered next day - very impressed with service.

The laptop is in very good condition - like new (small scratch on back of lid but nothing major).

Even though it stated no operating system, mine came with windows 7, which I activated the upgrade to 10. The battery lasts for a couple of hours, which again exceeded my expectations as I have bought 2nd hand IBMs before and the battery only lasted 20 mins!

Thanks to the OP as this has been excellent value for money and I will certainly be using MCS for my next Dell!

ordered ultrabook on 28th and wondering when would arrive. Just spotted banner at top of site saying closed till 5th Jan.
Just thought would highlight as I didn't spot till just now.

Looking for a laptop for daily use of gaming -long term use. Any Christmas recommendation?

Just to add to earlier comments on the quality of items, the venue 8 pro I received looked like it could have just rolled off the production line. Astonishingly clean and tidy, thanks again to the OP! I'll be keeping an eye on the site as a general all round Dell fiend.

Price is way more expensive than Black Friday 30% on the same website. I think the prices on all items are put up in general.

Cold.

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NEW Dell Inspiron 15 3537 Cel 2955U 1.40GHz 4Gb 320Gb 15.6″ HD Win 8.1 1yr WTY NLN010 £149 Plus VAT and delivery - £190.74 delivered @ MCS
Model Inspiron 15 3537 Warranty 1 Yr Dell On-Site WTY CPU Type Intel Celeron CPU Intel Celeron 2955U 1.40GHz Memory 4Gb Hard Drive 320Gb Video Intel HD Graphics Screen Size 15.6″… Read more
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do people still ridicule the celeron? some versions are actually quite good
.....admittedly some are rather poop.

do people really still buy celeron?

320gb tells you all you need to know about how out of date this is. At £150 it might be worth a punt as a backup machine. It is overpriced at £190 though.

Refurb!

SKU: NLN010 Category: Inspiron As New-Refurbed by Dell - so is it new or refurb?
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FURTHER REDUCTIONS. Just bought Inspiron i7 4500U 1.80Ghz 8GB 1TB HD 8850M With touch screen for £204 delivered.

Bought one on Sunday, delivered today with a 1hr windows. Laptop is in as new condition with as said before sticker on bottom removed. There is a copy of Win 8 installed but not licensed. I was going to install Windows 7 anyway, but because the OS is already there I can use powershell to export all the drivers, looks good for my daughters Xmas Pressie, INSPIRION, i7, 8GB, 1TB HDD

Can't find any Alienware's anywhere am I being stupid or do they not sell them?

Banned

Ordered one for a present on Monday, ordered another 2 for people at work on Wednesday. Very impressed - hot

metalheadkicks

What you want to do is unplug charger, remove the battery and press hold … What you want to do is unplug charger, remove the battery and press hold of the power button for 5-10seconds. Plug the battery in and put it on charge. It will charge this time.Cheers!


didnt work bro im still stuck at 5% says charging but after a bit animation stop and when i press on the battery icon says 5% calculating..
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pre 2014 been on recall and even post 2014 had same issues..

laxmanstretch

Re battery drain, there is a fix here in these comments. It is do to with … Re battery drain, there is a fix here in these comments. It is do to with an always connect task running in the background while in sleep mode



I don't want to disable Windows 10 Modern Standby (was called Connected Standby in Win8.1), tried it and takes much longer to wake up the device - defeats the point of using a modern computer. WHen I disable McroSDHC the battery drain is gone, has anyone got other fixes/ideas?

Re battery drain, there is a fix here in these comments. It is do to with an always connect task running in the background while in sleep mode

I don't get any phantom key presses on the touch screen (but haven't got a screen protector).

Issue I have = terrible battery drain when device is sleeping!!!
Seems to be ok when I disable the MicroSDHC reader in Device Manager.
Running Windows 10 - has anyone else has battery drain issues when the device is sleeping?

laxmanstretch

Hi, i got a skinomi skin for my screen in the end. It is perfect for the … Hi, i got a skinomi skin for my screen in the end. It is perfect for the pirppse of stopping light scratches on the glass screen. Comes with a good replacement guarantee too. The only issue is i get an occational keystroke repeat on the keyboard, that may ne related to using the screen protector. Does anyone else have the key stroke repeat issue.



Yup. In fact due to that my first tablet was exchanged as it got to the point of key repetition causing so much of an issue I spent more time correcting the words I wrote than writing them...! Entering passwords also was nigh on impossible.
The second tablet was better, but not perfect, but the rear camera never worked.
The third tablet is ok but I have accepted that the virtual keyboard for touch typing will never be as good as my other Windows tablet - a cheap Linx 10". I also have a 8" Acer Windows tablet and that is perfect with its Virtual keyboard.
I have tried so many setting changes and BIOS settings as well as firmware and driver updates etc.
I just now accept the fact that the odd key repetition is part of this tablet if I wished to keep it.

I'm just glad that I didn't pay full price.


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Only problem am having with my i3:

In BIOS the Service Tag is set as "DLL730" and the Express Service Code is a string of numbers....
Means that the automated Dell tool to check form model/drivers etc. doesn't work because these codes are unrecognized by DELL +
when I enter these on the Dell website dell.com/sup…hs1 they show as invalid

Does anyone else have the issue with an unexisting service code/tag?
Can we change the Service tag and Express Service Code on the tablet?


You can check yours by going into the BIOS (switch off, then press and hold Power button until you get haptic feedback and then immediately press and hold volume down button.

But the sticker behind the removable panel has a service code which is valid.
When I enter mine in http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukdhs1/products/?app=warranty
it shows that the tablet has next business day warranty until 2017 (at least that's what I think that means):

http://i.imgur.com/fCrBqmx.jpg

Also worth noting that Dell did a recall on those, wonder if some of the refurbs are repaired recalled tablets.
Just wanted to make folks aware there have been issues with those which should have been resolved by Dell:

windowsitpro.com/har…all
windowsitpro.com/har…ome

SavageDonkey

Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.So … Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.So first it will not charge with the charger provided and they send me the charger that plugs in the bottom.I have installed Windows 10 but need to select legacy boot from the bios otherwise it does not recognise an operating system... all well and good however it keeps losing the settings in the bios (this even happens when it has plenty of battery left).Is there a way to install windows so the default secure boot works?



If you've created your USB Windows 10 installer it should work with the UEFI secure boot enabled. Then it's just a case of the USB drive being the top option under Boot Sequence:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qliHNitiCJG_EuA6-3ZQ04e9_G_59-TpbD8CEzRTkaOsNCv3r36ME7fqITST2_bKgxnZ36vWNkrhjlqX-vTCvtW-Psje6fABmHnxGBLgFk00COTpFOvMMBcRr5DVefUpz1vwWR3p7by8EjOwmTJLoaq3hgmnMO8ZDXUe15Nn98D1_AesiXjZQjlaMDFEaGZc71-p5hK0BFJONfWjwkaMbmgT2qY7Dp--tn7orRxC-3zW5eD9Uii4C_I9qHVrRaeUB_Hb5-pjMUnM9Qx3QBfs-90f7lrWj_Zd0ZXUHtXAJxSGU4rMlQYntYHm6m_w1B2QpWmt9YVGG_P3WLlmWbdBRhKo66gsLLUzJNqq16v4JVkZSvzitEERZKs9PFDy-mGORM-Rulkvj6eBolhgSYtwATZUTZ5VKSZ_2icEy4wbvIbiJ5LeILAUgDW1vpo64B79TtAmhyLIGdKE0BzNRKAKvlwF7FW70bkjOsdrZxf4j0u0N45oH37wAutASWx5iCeTEIbXXD9DUtFo1uoWQUkaQ33vSp6tzdM3S27Y75rwsfs=w1279-h959-no

Then during installation Windows should change the bios settings automatically to put Windows Boot Manager first again.

SavageDonkey

Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.So … Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.So first it will not charge with the charger provided and they send me the charger that plugs in the bottom.I have installed Windows 10 but need to select legacy boot from the bios otherwise it does not recognise an operating system... all well and good however it keeps losing the settings in the bios (this even happens when it has plenty of battery left).Is there a way to install windows so the default secure boot works?




Seems like you have got a problem tablet there.

I bought mine through ebay, cheaper than the shop, so I would have both ebay and PP protection if needed.

Mine does not have secure boot enabled by default and I have left it that way as it works fine and retains all of its settings.

It doesn't bode well if you can't charge it from the port and the tablet keeps losing its settings.

I assume that you got a genuine Dell 23w charger for the tablet, mine still had its shrink wrap on it.

Anyone help me with this piece of crap as MCS are just full of excuses.

So first it will not charge with the charger provided and they send me the charger that plugs in the bottom.

I have installed Windows 10 but need to select legacy boot from the bios otherwise it does not recognise an operating system... all well and good however it keeps losing the settings in the bios (this even happens when it has plenty of battery left).

Is there a way to install windows so the default secure boot works?

I've got one myself. The top spec. one. Im looking for a keyboard now. I wanted a Portuguese oficial keyboard but there is no evidence that it exists so any other will also work imo. A cheap one would be rather nice too.