New Dell Inspiron 15R i7  3517U Full 1080p HD Screen 8GB RAM 1TB HDD 2GB Dedicated Graphics - £566.10
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New Dell Inspiron 15R i7 3517U Full 1080p HD Screen 8GB RAM 1TB HDD 2GB Dedicated Graphics - £566.10

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Found 12th Jan 2013
Seems a good deal to me use the 10% off code C9?0S9WPGXTPF1 and free delivery code 92$70BSTW?N630 to bring this to 566.10 delivered. Don't forget to use Quidco/TCB.

Preview here: cnet.com/lap…tml

Seems like they've slimmed down the 15R and made it a little lighter.

Module Description Show Details
Base Inspiron Notebook 5521
Operating System Windows 8 64bit, English
Memory 8192MB (2x4096) 1600MHz DDR3
Keyboard Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Video Card AMD Radeon™ HD 8730M 2G DDR3
Driver Driver for Intel 2230 Wireless Card
Hard Drive 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8x DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
Wireless Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 Card, 802.11b/g/n + BT4.0
Cables 1 Meter Power Cord - UK
Documentation/Disks English Documentation
Bundle N1155123
Extended Service 1 yr Next Day In-Home Service with Premium Phone Support
Documentation Documentation Not Included
Order Information Inspiron 5521 Order
Primary Battery 6-cell Lithium Ion (65WHr) Battery
Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Color Choice LCD Back Cover : Silver
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Protection
Packaging Recyclable cardboard packaging
FGA Module OAK15M_1401_037/BTO/C1
Optical Software Cyberlink
CFI Included (Smart Selection) CFI Not Included
WiDi WiDi Not Included
Value Added Services 90DAY Premium Software Phone Support
Retail Drop In the Box Leaflet Retail Drop in the Box Not Included
Retail Information Retail Information Not Included
Retail Tech Sheets Retail Tech Sheets Not Included
Labels Palmrest Sticker : Not Included
LCD 15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Anti Glare and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Office trial
Non-Microsoft Application Software Additional Software for 5521
Protect your new PC McAfee® SecurityCenter 15 Month Subscription
Operating System Recovery Options OS Windows® Recovery Media Not included
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98 Comments
Ultra book CPU. Graphics any good?
Waiting for Haswell....
The graphics will be on par with a Nvidia GeForce GT630M 2G I believe. The CPU will give you slightly better performance that the i5-3210M but with much less draw on the battery (only 17W). The CPU i7-3517U can turbo boost up to 2.8GHz on 2 cores. Should run cooler too.


Edited by: "scoopy2scoops" 12th Jan 2013
Tempted, great specs. Anyone know if these run hot/noisy?
We know that the CPU should run cool. There are no reviews yet for the GPU (HD 8730M). There are no reviews yet on this Dell, so its an unknown really on how hot it would run.
My main reservation with this laptop is the slow HDD. I would probably have to swap that out for an SSD.
I wish manufacturers would just start using ssds as standard
Is n0055123 the correct e-value code for this laptop?
I'm confused as to whether this is a touch screen or not.
Clicking on the "?" in the specs suggests it is, in which case this would be a bargain.
HinseyHonsey - would you please share a link to the laptop? The one which I located (e-value code n0055123) states that the display is a 15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Anti Glare and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080).
It the same one n0055123. I don't think it is touch screen actually.

Confirmed, no touchscreen for UK models:
techradar.com/new…288
Edited by: "HinseyHonsey" 12th Jan 2013
A little bit off topic : did anyone have returned their laptop to Dell because you didn't liked it ? Any restocking fees occured ?
Edited by: "klopikxda" 12th Jan 2013
Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago. amazing laptop and after a frustrating couple of hours with windows 8 turns out windows 8 is great, just takes a bit of getting used to.
The 8730m is most likely a 7730m but just rebadged considering the 8xxx series will be out in April ish.

Nice deal though.
I bought one of these with a 7730M in recently and was intially gutted when a saw this had an 8830M in it - thinking that the 8830M was bound to be better.
A quick look at Notebookcheck shows the 7730M in 87th place and the 8830 in 153rd. The 8830 appears slightly higher clocked but has significantly less pixel shaders so overall performance is lower. I find it very strange that Dell update their range with a slower GFX!

Anyway this is a great deal - more memory and HD space, better screen than I got for only £80 more.
Sarky

The 8730m is most likely a 7730m but just rebadged considering the 8xxx … The 8730m is most likely a 7730m but just rebadged considering the 8xxx series will be out in April ish.Nice deal though.



Notebookcheck disagrees - 7730M is faster.

Edit: It looks like Dell did this for Power saving reasons. The 8830M uses less juice!
Edited by: "Ferengi" 12th Jan 2013
scoopy2scoops

The graphics will be on par with a Nvidia GeForce GT630M 2G I believe. … The graphics will be on par with a Nvidia GeForce GT630M 2G I believe. The CPU will give you slightly better performance that the i5-3210M but with much less draw on the battery (only 17W). The CPU i7-3517U can turbo boost up to 2.8GHz on 2 cores. Should run cooler too.



notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml
DownHill911

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html



Wow that's enlightening! And I thought there were only two types of i7 processor, desktop and mobile version.

So it looks like this is a "slow" version of the i7 CPU?
Edited by: "HinseyHonsey" 12th Jan 2013
HinseyHonsey

Wow that's enlightening! And I thought there were only two types of i7 … Wow that's enlightening! And I thought there were only two types of i7 processor, desktop and mobile version.So it looks like this is a "slow" version of the i7 CPU?


Slow if you compare this with 45W mobile i7 CPU, but super fast when you realize that this one is only 17W.
So it runs cooler and battery life will be miles(hours) better.
I bought an i3 R15 before New Year --- seems a bit ridiculous that they ship it from China. No wonder they need a week to deliver.
I also have the 7730m from the 425 deal late Nov. if the 8830 is only a little slower its fine. I have my 7730 OC to 680/920 plays BF3 in a mix of high and ultra using FXAA instead of msaa. But of a chunk but really pleased with performance. If this has slimmed a little and is close on performance HOT from me. 1080p screen will be nice too.
Edited by: "sagman76" 12th Jan 2013
dont offer items for sale in deal threads thanks,comments removed
The Graphics isn't too bad, it's at the lower end of the Mid-Range graphics card pile. For this price I woulda hoped something like the nvidia 635 or higher. notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml is a good way to check on graphics cards if anyones interested in future.
How many hours of battery would be expected for this laptop, for example when doing basic word processing?
jhw

I bought an i3 R15 before New Year --- seems a bit ridiculous that they … I bought an i3 R15 before New Year --- seems a bit ridiculous that they ship it from China. No wonder they need a week to deliver.


I bought a Sony Vaio e15 and it came from China in 4 days oO
Orcinus_orca

I wish manufacturers would just start using ssds as standard



Excuse the numpty question, but if a laptop had a SSD would you have to save everything to an external Hard Disk?
I understand that SSDs have a much smaller capacity than the usual, say, 500mb+ hard drive.
Joe90_guy

Waiting for Haswell....



So how long do you expect to wait?
natty15d

Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago. amazing laptop and after a … Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago. amazing laptop and after a frustrating couple of hours with windows 8 turns out windows 8 is great, just takes a bit of getting used to.



Do these run hot when you leave them on the bed while lying down and watching something like iPlayer HD?
Weird question, I know. Haha
This. looks. so. sweet. Hot!
Looks good to me too, so heat added.
f2k8

Do these run hot when you leave them on the bed while lying down and … Do these run hot when you leave them on the bed while lying down and watching something like iPlayer HD?Weird question, I know. Haha



I highly recommend you get a laptop stand, my fav. being the targus ones (amazon.co.uk/gp/…rch?ie=UTF8&keywords=targus%20laptop%20stand&tag=509-21&index=aps&linkCode=ur2&camp=1634&creative=6738)
How did you get £566? I applied the two vouchers and got £530 oO
999tigger

So how long do you expect to wait?



Apparently they're going to be announced in March
WAIT I FOUND THE PROBLEM. It hasn't got the graphics card and i cant add it !!!!!!!! oO
The link:

dell.com/uk/…dhs!facets=111726~0~1780114,41105~0~3280673,208596~0~3040717,70205~0~2922199,93410~0~1450394&p=1
Spiky go on this link if it works and pick the most expensive one. Thats the one with the graphics card http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15r-5521/fs?3x_page=2&filterCollapsed=false

Just ordered mine on impulse because its student loan day! Can't wait!
alecb

Excuse the numpty question, but if a laptop had a SSD would you have to … Excuse the numpty question, but if a laptop had a SSD would you have to save everything to an external Hard Disk?I understand that SSDs have a much smaller capacity than the usual, say, 500mb+ hard drive.



I put Windows 7 on a 128GB SSD - it takes up about 40GB. You can use the rest of the space for frequently used files and documents, but an external drive is necessary for most people's music/video/photos - if you use a USB 3 drive you don't really notice any difference in speed to an internal drive. I've put SSDs into two machines - one laptop and one desktop, and they work well, but the only real difference you notice is in the time it takes to boot up and shut down. Once Windows is running there is no noticeable difference.
Spiky3332

I bought a Sony Vaio e15 and it came from China in 4 days oO



I suppose the New Year holiday delayed mine by a few days - it took 9 days from order to delivery.
jhw

I put Windows 7 on a 128GB SSD - it takes up about 40GB. You can use the … I put Windows 7 on a 128GB SSD - it takes up about 40GB. You can use the rest of the space for frequently used files and documents, but an external drive is necessary for most people's music/video/photos - if you use a USB 3 drive you don't really notice any difference in speed to an internal drive. I've put SSDs into two machines - one laptop and one desktop, and they work well, but the only real difference you notice is in the time it takes to boot up and shut down. Once Windows is running there is no noticeable difference.



Application launch times are greatly reduced as well. Best upgrade I have done for my ageing 2009 Macbook Pro!
how much does it weigh?
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