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New Dell Inspiron 15 Ryzen 5 8Gb 256Gb NVMe 15.6″ FHD Vega8 Graphics £357 (£368.94 delivered) @ MCS Technology
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New Dell Inspiron 15 Ryzen 5 8Gb 256Gb NVMe 15.6″ FHD Vega8 Graphics £357 (£368.94 delivered) @ MCS Technology

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Posted 6th Dec 2019Edited by:"darthweb"

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Dell Inspiron 15 3585 (Silver)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U upto 3.6GHz
8Gb DDR4
256Gb NVMe SSD
Vega8 Graphics
15.6″ FHD
Win 10
New with 1Yr Dell Warranty
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Any good. I was waiting for the flurry of god, bad, ugly. Or is the a repeat I missed.

Can’t make out if this is a good company, and if it’s refurbished, as its not clear to me.
GameAID06/12/2019 14:57

Any good. I was waiting for the flurry of god, bad, ugly. Or is the a …Any good. I was waiting for the flurry of god, bad, ugly. Or is the a repeat I missed.Can’t make out if this is a good company, and if it’s refurbished, as its not clear to me.


It says "New or Refurbished" which to me suggests it could be either. Hard to say how good a deal it is without knowing that.

I also haven't heard of the company, so I'd be looking for some reassurance first before ordering if it were me.

Spec doesn't seem too bad though.
£15 short of £400?
TN screen? You can bet on it.
Probably refurbed, which means there is something wrong with it.
A company you've never heard of?
Save your money and wait for a better deal.
Sounds identical to the Lenovo I got for £315... posted already on HUKD..?
GameAID06/12/2019 14:57

Any good. I was waiting for the flurry of god, bad, ugly. Or is the a …Any good. I was waiting for the flurry of god, bad, ugly. Or is the a repeat I missed.Can’t make out if this is a good company, and if it’s refurbished, as its not clear to me.


I've personally used these guys loads of times and never had a problem. The code DLN means "Dell New"
Publix06/12/2019 15:26

£15 short of £400?TN screen? You can bet on it.Probably refurbed, which m …£15 short of £400?TN screen? You can bet on it.Probably refurbed, which means there is something wrong with it.A company you've never heard of?Save your money and wait for a better deal.


It's a DLN code so is a Dell New Machine. Yes backlit LED. MCS have been around for years. Post a better deal?
2500 Ryzen 5 instead of 3500 usually round this price point isn't great
Publix06/12/2019 15:26

£15 short of £400?TN screen? You can bet on it.Probably refurbed, which m …£15 short of £400?TN screen? You can bet on it.Probably refurbed, which means there is something wrong with it.A company you've never heard of?Save your money and wait for a better deal.


MCS specialise in Dell reselling and refurbishment. I work in this industry so I know of them. Never bought from them but not heard anything bad about them, so probably a decent enough company >

uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk
fishmaster06/12/2019 18:13

MCS specialise in Dell reselling and refurbishment. I work in this …MCS specialise in Dell reselling and refurbishment. I work in this industry so I know of them. Never bought from them but not heard anything bad about them, so probably a decent enough company >https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/mcscom.co.uk


So let's examine what they don't specialise in:
1: On their website, clearly and unambiguously identifying what is refurbished from what is new.
2: Clearly and unambiguously identifying the Laptop Panel Type.

In an online market where they have to compete with the likes of Amazon. ao.com ebay ...
Spare me.
Publix06/12/2019 18:36

So let's examine what they don't specialise in:1: On their website, …So let's examine what they don't specialise in:1: On their website, clearly and unambiguously identifying what is refurbished from what is new.2: Clearly and unambiguously identifying the Laptop Panel Type.In an online market where they have to compete with the likes of Amazon. ao.com ebay ...Spare me.


My experience is that many people in business have lax practices and even incompetent practices, and many don't fully understand how much refinement is required in their business for it to operate optimally. When you speak of Amazon, you speak of a consumer giant, in which every single part of the supply chain has been analyzed and refined with bespoke methods and software. The resources simply aren't there for ordinary small businesses, so give them a break, they're likely doing their best and you need conscientious people like myself in your business to look at the all the ways things can break and define and refine methods to overcome these, much of it comes from experience and learning from mistakes.

I'm fully in support of smaller businesses for who don't have the resources to be as efficient as their corporate competitors. It is staggering how many businesses just work on assumption and winging it because they just haven't planned their supply chain effectively. I work with many of these businesses which we sell to and buy from, I've seen the carnage first hand.
fishmaster06/12/2019 18:42

My experience is that many people in business have lax practices and even …My experience is that many people in business have lax practices and even incompetent practices, and many don't fully understand how much refinement is required in their business for it to operate optimally. When you speak of Amazon, you speak of a consumer giant, in which every single part of the supply chain has been analyzed and refined with bespoke methods and software. The resources simply aren't there for ordinary small businesses, so give them a break, they're likely doing their best and you need conscientious people like myself in your business to look at the all the ways things can break and define and refine methods to overcome these, much of it comes from experience and learning from mistakes. I'm fully in support of smaller businesses for who don't have the resources to be as efficient as their corporate competitors. It is staggering how many businesses just work on assumption and winging it because they just haven't planned their supply chain effectively. I work with many of these businesses which we sell to and buy from, I've seen the carnage first hand.


Good comment and I have long waxed lyrical in the same vein as your comment from the outset. Almost every business lets themselves down considerably. It requires a pervasive and crazy good ethos, fantastic leadership and a constant focus on customer service at every juncture to come close to minimal complaints.

However I will say that I work for a world leader in the logistics world and their processes are god damn shocking, leadership poor, ground staff borderline abysmal at times. So it's not all about money and gazillion pound SAP software contracts or the like!
£386 huh...

Now, my budget is sub £400...but I could probably be tempted slightly upward to £425 if it made sense spec wise. If this is a TN panel I'm pretty sure £385 wouldn't make sense (from what I've been reading on here since starting my search for a deal a few weeks ago!)

Anyone any recommendations from any other deals?

Basically I've learnt the following: That all the Intel 3/5/7 business is not enough on its own and you need to look at which generation of processor it is. But then that in general AMD with their Ryzen chips are better, whether Ryzen 3 or 5. That the Vega graphics chips with the Ryzen offerings are better also. To ignore 4gb RAM models and to go for non soldered module machines. IPS over TN....etcetera.

What sort of increase in resolution/screen spec besides the TN/IPS issue should I expect/be aiming for moving up from £350-£400 and then £400-£450?

Cheers
ExpertFenceSitter07/12/2019 01:55

£386 huh... Now, my budget is sub £400...but I could probably be tempted s …£386 huh... Now, my budget is sub £400...but I could probably be tempted slightly upward to £425 if it made sense spec wise. If this is a TN panel I'm pretty sure £385 wouldn't make sense (from what I've been reading on here since starting my search for a deal a few weeks ago!)Anyone any recommendations from any other deals?Basically I've learnt the following: That all the Intel 3/5/7 business is not enough on its own and you need to look at which generation of processor it is. But then that in general AMD with their Ryzen chips are better, whether Ryzen 3 or 5. That the Vega graphics chips with the Ryzen offerings are better also. To ignore 4gb RAM models and to go for non soldered module machines. IPS over TN....etcetera.What sort of increase in resolution/screen spec besides the TN/IPS issue should I expect/be aiming for moving up from £350-£400 and then £400-£450?Cheers


I'd always look for Full HD / 1080p / 1920x1080 screens. A lower res is noticeably on a laptop. Anything higher than this will be more expensive and you probably won't get much benefit from it. Displays tend to be 720p, 1080p then Quad HD or 4K and the latter are usually gaming or professional machines, and cost more than your budget.

p.s. I've just woken up so apologies if I've misunderstood your question and answered like an idiot.
MCS pretty much only deal in refurb stuff, and I've never had any problems with anything I've had from them. I emailed them asking for more discount and they gave me a code "xmas15" for another £15 off the laptop. Bringing it to £368.94 delivered. Code seems to work on other stuff as well
Edited by: "Fuzzyluckyducky" 7th Dec 2019
Seems very poor in light of the Aspire 5 going for £400 at Curry's. And stock of those may come back.
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