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Dell Inspiron e1505 Review (pics, specs) Discussion

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by fsacj, Mar 17, 2006.

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  1. Jerry126

    Jerry126 Newbie

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    Thanks Jujube. Put the order yesterday. did not buy the spare battery. Will buy one later if I do need one in the future. The expected shipping date is march 29. Thanks again.
     
  2. e1505_yes_no

    e1505_yes_no Newbie

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    Hello.

    So at Dell.com, the Dual-Core processor became a Solo. And if you prefer "duets" (Céline Dion & Mariah Carey, Laurel & Hardy, Bush & Cheney, Page & Brin...) then you have to upgrade the basic system... And yes, yesterday, the Dual-Core processor was included in the basic price!

    Anyway, I just had two practical questions:
    - Is it still a good deal: E1505 + Intel® CoreTM Solo Processor T1300 at $782
    - What should I choose: Combo Drive - 24x/10x/24x CD Burner and 8x DVD-ROM, or 8x DVD/CD Burner (DVD+/-RW)?

    Thanks you.
     
  3. tonywalk

    tonywalk Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looking at the pics above (you can't really tell on Dell's sites) the e1505/6400 has the classic Dell/HP/IBM layout. I've used both this and the "row down the side of keyboard" layouts and much prefer this "classic" layout. Hopefully the keyboard quality is as good as my i9400 which is nearly as good as my old i7000.

    As for your copy and paste thing :D do you still run Windows 3.0? Give the modern versions a go - CTRL-C and CTRL-V (and X for cut). Even I managed to get used to them :D

    Regards,
    Tony.
     
  4. tonywalk

    tonywalk Notebook Enthusiast

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    :eek: Stop trying to scare us!

    (for those of a nervous disposition, look away now) OK, I'll raise you Chico & Westlife (Music?) combined with Blair & Prescott (Polly-ticks). :D

    Regards with a warped British sense of humour,
    Tony.
     
  5. 21st Hermit

    21st Hermit Notebook Consultant

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    Been using Cntl/Shift Insert for 20 years. Works of every Windows OS. All the desktop keyboards have Insert and Delete at the bottom, as does my Inspiron 1100.

    Hard to retrain a Hermit. :rolleyes:
     
  6. 21st Hermit

    21st Hermit Notebook Consultant

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    NO, its not a good deal. You should be able to get a base Core Duo with DVD-RW for $699. Wait a few days, it'll be back.

    Hermit
     
  7. tonywalk

    tonywalk Notebook Enthusiast

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    Let me show you my cave :D

    :confused: :confused: :confused: Desktop keyboard with Insert/Delete at the bottom? Do you mean in the 6-key cluster in a line with the backspace key? That's where I think Dell's layout scores in preserving this cluster.

    Best wishes,
    Tony.

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  8. stage4

    stage4 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Based on this excellent article www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2830 , I had persuaded myself to hold off and wait to buy a machine that would be certain to handle Vista, and handle it well, …. even though I needed a new machine now. But then Microsoft delayed Vista YET again and also Dell offered at least a mediocre gpu with the 1505. So even though I am not a gamer, I had read enough that I thought having a dedicated GPU should make a difference running Vista (for the 3D features). Hope I am not wrong on this gamble as it cost me $180, but to my way of thinking this upgrade would give me a good chance of getting more out of the 32 bit version of Vista.

    Those things and the $750 off coupon persuaded me to buy the 1505 on 3/22/06, but b/c of the ATI x1400, my ship date isn’t until 4/14/06. OUCH! :eek: Things are really hopping in this category and who knows what could change between now and then. If the new AMD 64 bit, dual core chip turns out to be decent in early May, surely the pricing on the Intel chips lacking 64 bit will have go come down in response. And the pricing may come down earlier than that on the rumors. Based on today’s news, I am content to sit tight, but does anybody know what event triggers my inability to cancel the current order?
     
  9. stage4

    stage4 Notebook Enthusiast

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    BTW, the $750 off easily beat the pants off the best I could do using the Employee Purchase Program.
     
  10. mohitb

    mohitb Newbie

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    Hi ,

    I got my e1505 today.

    I went for 1 gb ram and a 60gb hard disk option.

    On my first day it showed me memory dump and windows crashed ..
    Is something wrong with memory...?


    Also with 60 gb hard disk I see only 49 gb for total space on my harddisk

    I m realy worried thinking of returning the box back..

    -M
     
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