Bought a Dell Laptop But Was it worth it

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Found 28th Jul 2009
Paid £410 for it but thinking or returning it. Did I get a good deal?


Dell Studio 1537
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.00GHz,800MHz,2MB)
160GB Hard Drive
3000MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW ) Drive including SW
Integrated audio SoundBlaster® compatible voice and music sound card
Intel WiFi Link 5300 Half Mini Card European
15.4in Widescreen WXGA with TrueLife - LED 1280X800
Dell European Bluetooth Card
256 MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3450
Camera : Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Camera - LED
6 Cell, Lithium Ion Primary Battery
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
3 Year Warranty


So...........£410........was it a good deal. Is it a good laptop. I've only had it a few days and on the 2nd day I had to reformat it because it couldn't detect windows -_-

12 Comments

i think thats a pretty good price :thumbsup: you certainly didnt get ripped off, i think if you found a similar spec cheaper than it would prob only be 10-15 quid cheaper

Worth it imo - the warranty alone is great with Dell, so good price.

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seems a lot to me. Got an acer t7600 2.1ghz for £320 in october (although on-board gfx and only 2gb ram)

then again, you did get a 3 year warranty...............

Original Poster

I'm probably going to return it

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its an "ok" deal...

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sure you could do better if you wanted tbh.....pretty standard other than the 2mp camera

The spec isn't that fancy although if you factor in the three year warranty it's very good value for money.

John

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Johnmcl7;5875884

The spec isn't that fancy although if you factor in the three year … The spec isn't that fancy although if you factor in the three year warranty it's very good value for money.John



i though all items of this nature would be covered by the SOGA anyway?

casparwhite;5875898

i though all items of this nature would be covered by the SOGA anyway?



Yes it is but good luck trying it with retailers:x

casparwhite;5875898

i though all items of this nature would be covered by the SOGA anyway?



Yes and no, there's no definition of how long some of the mechanical devices such as hard drives or optical drives can be expected to last. If you have the warranty you can get the machine fixed next day no issue for a NBD warranty however trying to claim under the Sale of Goods Act can take months and months. I have successfully taken the latter route but it was a long time to get it sorted out and a lot of arguing.

John

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Johnmcl7;5879204

Yes and no, there's no definition of how long some of the mechanical … Yes and no, there's no definition of how long some of the mechanical devices such as hard drives or optical drives can be expected to last. If you have the warranty you can get the machine fixed next day no issue for a NBD warranty however trying to claim under the Sale of Goods Act can take months and months. I have successfully taken the latter route but it was a long time to get it sorted out and a lot of arguing.John



i dont think you can start breaking down a pc into specific parts mate......it's bought as a whole and i would expect a laptop to last a lot longer than 3 years, extended warranties of this are an expense not needed other than conveinece which shouldnt be what its about

casparwhite;5883055

i dont think you can start breaking down a pc into specific parts … i dont think you can start breaking down a pc into specific parts mate......it's bought as a whole and i would expect a laptop to last a lot longer than 3 years, extended warranties of this are an expense not needed other than conveinece which shouldnt be what its about



It can be broken down into specific parts whether you think it or not, some parts may not last as long as three years which are outwith Dell's control entirely - it's not the automatic 5/6 year warranty some people seem to treat the sale of goods act as.. Additionally the extended warranties are normally onsite which Dell are under no obligation to provide for a repair under the sale of goods act which can be a lengthy return to base.

John
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