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    Which Dell Laptop 2 Buy????

    Hey evryone..

    I am so confused what laptop to get....uni starts in 2 weeks and im in need to get something that will last me the 3 uni years and ontop i will b using it for internet alot and playing games and music download and maybe making music....maybe watch tele on it too and watch dvds etc...

    I think I would need a good graphics...my friend tells me g4force something is the best..

    That Zoostrum looks decent but its like buying a skoda with vw parts..has no brand appeal and no1 knows about build quality..

    Basically can someone guide me to the deal that would suit me best...Don't want to spend money and regret my purchase like anyone else..

    I was thinking of the Dell 6400 but my friends tell me theres no point because it is end lof line and parts and maintanance will be hard if something goes wrong..my sister has one form last year and shes happy but then i hear this vostro range is good...but then vista is not as good as XP....

    All too much for someone who doesn't know much about the ins and outs and spec details to buy a hot top notch laptop...

    Would appreciate some help if anyone is free...
    would you get a better deal with Dell if you rang up or if you spoke via internet messenger or is it as it says on the site...

    many thanks


    p.s would it be better to get 17inch aswell and are there different types...tru life???

    17 Comments

    Original Poster

    Inspiron 1721 (System Identifier. FLT4B10W)
    Inspiron 1720 CORE 2 DUO T7300 2.00GHz, 800, 4M
    English - Vista Home Premium

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    System Price £684.96
    Dell recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional


    Operating System: English - Vista Home Premium
    Memory: 2048MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
    Hard Disk Drive: 160GB (5, 400 rpm) Sata Hard Drive
    Video: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    NoteBook Screen: 17.0
    Modem: Internal 56K Modem
    DVD Drive: Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software
    Software: BT, AOL, Tiscali ISP Combination
    MISC: 90W AC Adapter
    Primary 9-cell 85WHr Li-Ion Battery
    Jet Black Colour with Matte Finish & 2.0mp camera


    ne good ????


    oh damn dint see hav 2 add vat ontop...tut...2 xpensiv

    If you're really serious about playing games you're going to need to splash a bit of cash around really.

    configure.euro.dell.com/del…y=7

    Thats a pretty great deal for a dedicated graphics card, santa rosa chipset.
    I'd upgrade to the 1440x900 screen at least if I was going to be playing lots of games. With the better resolution screen it should cost £634.57 before quidco.

    You can get XP on that vostro by the way.

    Moderator

    You need to tell us your top price limit and if you want 17" or less screen.

    Original Poster

    hmmmm well 17inch wud b better as b more handy for dvd watchin ....bin on the dell outlet site but everything changes so fast..like the 100metres race...i would like to keepit at about 500 squidz...luv to make a saving like you did ...

    overall has to be at leats 15.4 screen but if i can get 17inch b brill price tops 550pounds

    uno what would be very handy is if you give me a spec that i should stick to and then i could hava nash at checkin the dell outlet site....wha ou think?

    Moderator

    I doubt you will find what you want on the outlet, machines with graphics go very quickly and I dont think there have been any Vostro notebooks there yet, so limiting your choice to Inspirons.


    N0915003 (Home) - £587.57 less quidco cashback click here
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7300 Processor (2.0GHz,800MHz,4MB L2 cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English or xp pro
    15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
    Matte Jet Black without Camera
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
    160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
    256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT
    Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
    56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
    No Accidental Damage Support
    Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
    Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English

    Original Poster

    much appreciated mikeT...least now i can look for something that somebody that knows a thing or 1000 about laptops..whats all this quidco about tho???because clicked on your link above and price is over 700pounds..
    another thing would you recommend vista or xp...

    would you say the deal above is better than the posts before aswell or how do they compare..

    appreciate your help mate...nice1

    Moderator

    damcdee

    much appreciated mikeT...least now i can look for something that somebody … much appreciated mikeT...least now i can look for something that somebody that knows a thing or 1000 about laptops..whats all this quidco about tho???because clicked on your link above and price is over 700pounds..another thing would you recommend vista or xp...would you say the deal above is better than the posts before aswell or how do they compare..appreciate your help mate...nice1



    Go to [url]www.quidco.co.uk[/url] for details on how that works, its a cashback site.

    Price for this laptop is based on you reducing the warranty to minimum (1yr) Go for Vista, you can always instal xp for now if you really dont like vista then put it back later as you wish. Dell XP discs are not hard to come by.
    You cant look at previous deals and compare as they have gone now, spilt milk....

    Mike.. why don't u work for dell, and then we'll all call in as unsatisfied customers and you can apply some voucher codes to our deals :P lol

    But on a serious note, im a student I need a laptop in a month. The Vostro range looks gd. And I was very tempted by the dual core one you posted for 317. Now.. whats the chances of me getting it slightly cheaper/better machine if I was to call in to cancel few days after the order was placed?

    Zak.

    MikeT

    I doubt you will find what you want on the outlet, machines with graphics … I doubt you will find what you want on the outlet, machines with graphics go very quickly and I dont think there have been any Vostro notebooks there yet, so limiting your choice to Inspirons.N0915003 (Home) - £587.57 less quidco cashback click here Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7300 Processor (2.0GHz,800MHz,4MB L2 cache) Genuine Windows Vista® Business - English or xp pro15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display Matte Jet Black without Camera 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024) 160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive 256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr) 56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK No Accidental Damage Support Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English



    Does anyone know the e value code for this notebook? Searched about for it but cant seem to find it. Thanks

    Original Poster

    * HP Pavilion Media Center dv6277ea Entertainment - Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz - 15.4" TFT
    * Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.7 cm x 25.7 cm x 4 cm
    * Weight: 3 kg
    * Localisation: English / UK
    * Windows Vista Certification: Windows Vista Premium Ready
    * Built-in Devices: Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers, Wireless LAN Aerial
    * Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz ( Dual-Core )
    * Cache Memory: 2 MB - L2 Cache
    * RAM: 1GB (installed) / 2GB (max)
    * Card Reader: 5 in 1
    * Hard Drive: SATA 160GB (5400 rpm)
    * Optical Storage: DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM with LightScribe Technology
    * Display: 15.4" TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
    * Graphics Controller: 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 with 256MB of TurboCache Video Memory
    * Audio Output: Sound Blaster Pro Sound Card
    * Telecom: Fax / Modem (56 Kbps)
    * Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 1394 FireWire
    * Wireless NIC: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    * Notebook Camera: Integrated
    * Input Device: Keyboard, Touchpad, QuickPlay
    * Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion
    * Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

    hows this sound for under 500quid?

    Moderator

    spilsz

    Does anyone know the e value code for this notebook? Searched about for … Does anyone know the e value code for this notebook? Searched about for it but cant seem to find it. Thanks



    First line of the spec.... N0915003

    You will need to put something in the first box though so use 305-N0915003
    The N09 bit goes in the second box.

    MikeT

    First line of the spec.... N0915003You will need to put something in the … First line of the spec.... N0915003You will need to put something in the first box though so use 305-N0915003The N09 bit goes in the second box.



    Yeah thanks MikeT. I had a look at a few others and figured it out eventually. I ordered it in the end with a few extras and got a good deal over the phone. Now its just the long wait! Once again MikeT comes up trumps.

    Very nice deal Mike's got there (unsurprisingly), especially getting the 8600 for under 600.

    John

    Original Poster

    Hey spilsz what spec did u get in the end???and how much??

    damcdee

    Hey spilsz what spec did u get in the end???and how much??



    Well did end up getting the deal but changed it slightly from above.

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7300 Processor (2.0GHz,800MHz,4MB L2 cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
    Base Warranty - 1 Year Business Hardware Support
    15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife™
    Matte Jet Black with 2.0 mega pixel camera
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
    160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
    256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT
    Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
    Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
    Dell™ Travel Remote Control
    Dell™ Optical USB Mouse
    Nylon BackPack Carry case
    Dell™ Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate, for Vista
    Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card - Europe
    Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English

    I changed vista business to vista home premium, got a travel remote, optical mouse and carry case. Overall i paid £676. I think the trick is to phone them up instead of doing it online and then haggle for what you want.

    Hi all, further to damcdee's question, what's this one like:

    * HP Pavilion Media Center dv6277ea Entertainment - Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz - 15.4" TFT
    * Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.7 cm x 25.7 cm x 4 cm
    * Weight: 3 kg
    * Localisation: English / UK
    * Windows Vista Certification: Windows Vista Premium Ready
    * Built-in Devices: Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers, Wireless LAN Aerial
    * Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz ( Dual-Core )
    * Cache Memory: 2 MB - L2 Cache
    * RAM: 1GB (installed) / 2GB (max)
    * Card Reader: 5 in 1
    * Hard Drive: SATA 160GB (5400 rpm)
    * Optical Storage: DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM with LightScribe Technology
    * Display: 15.4" TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
    * Graphics Controller: 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 with 256MB of TurboCache Video Memory
    * Audio Output: Sound Blaster Pro Sound Card
    * Telecom: Fax / Modem (56 Kbps)
    * Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 1394 FireWire
    * Wireless NIC: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    * Notebook Camera: Integrated
    * Input Device: Keyboard, Touchpad, QuickPlay
    * Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion
    * Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium



    And how does it compare with the ACER Aspire 5633 WLMi, below:



    Product Description Acer Aspire 5633WLMi - Core 2 Duo T5500 - 15.4" TFT
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 35.8 cm x 26.5 cm x 3.6 cm
    Weight 2.8 kg
    Localisation United Kingdom
    Platform Technology Intel Centrino Duo
    System Type Notebook
    Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
    Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 ( Dual-Core )
    Cache Memory L2 Cache
    RAM 2 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM ( 2 x 1 GB )
    Card Reader 6 in 1
    Hard Drive 160 GB
    Optical Storage DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - integrated
    Display 15.4" TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) - 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
    Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 TurboCache supporting 256MB - 128 MB
    Audio Output Sound card
    Telecom Fax / modem - 56 Kbps
    Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
    Wireless NIC Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Notebook Camera Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel - CMOS
    Input Device Keyboard, touchpad, 4-way scroll button
    Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
    Battery Lithium Ion
    Run Time (Up To) 2 hour(s)
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty


    Many thanks for any help you can give me.
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