Quantcast E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Notebook Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    41
    Rep Power
    14

    Default E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Dell specs states that there should be an option between:

    Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth® 2.1,
    Dell Wireless 410 Bluetooth® 2.1 with UWB

    Does this mean that:

    A)At this point Dell is only offering the 370 Bluetooth as default on all E6500?
    B)They have messed the configurator?

    Can someone confirm that the E6500 indeed comes with BT even when it's not in the configurator?

  2. #2
    Notebook Geek
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    83
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    I was wondering the same thing. I asked a Dell rep on chat and he said that Bluetooth is optional on E6500 but the option is not listed yet. I asked when it will be available and he said he's not sure.

  3. #3
    Notebook Consultant
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    190
    Rep Power
    14

    Gb Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsinatra View Post
    Can someone confirm that the E6500 indeed comes with BT even when it's not in the configurator?
    I've been speaking to a sales rep today, even *they* can't order it with either of the bluetooth modules, if you order now it'll arrive without bluetooth.

    But I've been given a *much* better quote than via the web-site, so I will probably order so long as they will give a written undertaking that the bluetooth 410 module will be sold as a user-fit accessory.

    E6500 with P8600 cpu, X4500 graphics, 4GB memory, 200GB drive, DVD R/W, 1440x900 screen, webcam, 6-cell battery, backlit keyboard, E-Port advanced dock, vista business downgrade, internal modem, intel 5300 WiFi, fingerprint reader - all for £1100 + VAT, free delivery by 16th Sept, not bad I thought.

  4. #4
    Notebook Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    41
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyBurns View Post
    I've been speaking to a sales rep today, even *they* can't order it with either of the bluetooth modules, if you order now it'll arrive without bluetooth.
    I also spoke with Dell's sales rep and he confirmed your post.

    If you'll make the order now, without the BT in the configurator, it will be shipped without one. He asked me to email my configuration to him and he will hold it until the BT module is available. And he even promised to give me a better price than in the website.

  5. #5
    Notebook Geek
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    83
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Nice configuration there, AndyBurns.

  6. #6
    Notebook Consultant
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    190
    Rep Power
    14

    Gb Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Quote Originally Posted by yehuda1 View Post
    Nice configuration there
    My previous D800 has lasted nearly six years (with a memory upgrade and a hard disk replacement, a D-bay battery to help out the flagging original battery and an swap from CDRW/DVD combo to DVDRW) so I hope a fairly well specced E6500 will serve me well too.

    I suppose I'll have to buy a USB->RS232 dongle for router/switch maintenance.

  7. #7
    Moderately inquisitive
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Swindon, UK
    Posts
    24,516
    Rep Power
    125

    Default Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Since I only use Bluetooth occasionally, I have ordered this little dongle.

    John

  8. #8
    Notebook Consultant
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    190
    Rep Power
    14

    Gb Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Quote Originally Posted by John Ratsey View Post
    I have ordered this little dongle
    Yes, seen those before, very cute, don't know how they perform for signal strength.

    The BT 410 adapter does not show up on the Dell UK website yet, but is there on the
    USA site
    , so I think I'll order the E6500 tomorrow and sort out the bluetooth later.

  9. #9
    Notebook Consultant
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    191
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Does the 6400 configurator have the same problem?

  10. #10
    Notebook Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts
    41
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Re: E6500 configurator is missing the Bluetooth option

    Looks like the BT module is missing from all of them. Dell's sales rep told me today that the option should be available in a few days.

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:57 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1