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    I quite like the look of the new dell studio laptops and am considering wether or not to go ahead and get one. However, it all depends on what i'd be likely to get from the one i currently have and that's where i'me stuck. Has anybody any advice on the value of a laptop with this sepc.

    Dell Inspiron 640m
    Roughly 18 months old ALTHO in that time it has had these new parts - screen hinge, DVD RW drive, keyboard, trackpad/mouse and fan. The laptop is in great condition and runs great.
    Vista home premium
    battery life of roughly 2 hours
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5300 @1.73 GHz processor
    2 GB memory

    anything i've missed?
    Any help most appreciated

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    Original Poster

    bump :thumbsup:

    HUKD'ers would pay a bag and a half of peanuts for that.

    Original Poster

    bargain surfer;3438381

    HUKD'ers would pay a bag and a half of peanuts for that.


    eh?

    £150ish mark

    you say it runs great but from the list of new parts it sounds like it hasnt been running great and my experience with laptops is when one thing goes there is normally more follow, especially as it has had a new fan which make's it sound like it has been overheating and that is never good in any pc and espeically laptops as there is many places for the extra heat to go.

    but as for a price for a second hand machine, i wouldnt pay anymore than £150 especially as i could buy a nice small netbook with a 3 warranty for an extra £100

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    curofone;3448469

    you say it runs great but from the list of new parts it sounds like it … you say it runs great but from the list of new parts it sounds like it hasnt been running great and my experience with laptops is when one thing goes there is normally more follow, especially as it has had a new fan which make's it sound like it has been overheating and that is never good in any pc and espeically laptops as there is many places for the extra heat to go.but as for a price for a second hand machine, i wouldnt pay anymore than £150 especially as i could buy a nice small netbook with a 3 warranty for an extra £100


    To be honest, i've never had a problem with the actual running of the laptop at all. The fan was the bearings had gone, making it noisy, it still worked fine but was irritating, hence why i got it changed
    Useful hearing what people reckon tho :thumbsup:

    the problem is that computer technology is moving on all the time and getting cheaper and cheaper and therefore you can normally buy a brand new for not much more, and if you look around these forums there are loads of these little netbooks floating around £200 - £300 mark and then if you want something a bit bigger well they are start at sub £300 and for your spec just over £300 and for a bit of extra money i would rather have the piece of mind of the warranty.

    Maybe you can get more that the £150 i said (i am very tight when it comes to money) but personally i would'nt pay more than that but then again i know what i want from a computer and i know how much that should cost me but if you put in your local paper than i am sure someone who does not all that much would pay a bit more.

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    curofone;3450629

    the problem is that computer technology is moving on all the time and … the problem is that computer technology is moving on all the time and getting cheaper and cheaper and therefore you can normally buy a brand new for not much more, and if you look around these forums there are loads of these little netbooks floating around £200 - £300 mark and then if you want something a bit bigger well they are start at sub £300 and for your spec just over £300 and for a bit of extra money i would rather have the piece of mind of the warranty.Maybe you can get more that the £150 i said (i am very tight when it comes to money) but personally i would'nt pay more than that but then again i know what i want from a computer and i know how much that should cost me but if you put in your local paper than i am sure someone who does not all that much would pay a bit more.


    I understand completely as i agree with you. Has just gotten a bit lost in terms of specs these days and wasn't sure how mine faired :thumbsup: advice most appreciated and rep left
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