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Dell M1530 fully loaded for $1300 + Tax

Discussion in 'Notebook and Tech Bargains' started by hcp, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. hcp

    hcp Notebook Consultant

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    Here is the system spec. You may change it to your preferences :)

    To get this price you must buy through Dell's EPP site (http://www.dell.com/EPP), get a EPP 10% off coupon (http://www.dell.com/EPP/April10), and use your DPA account (http://www.dell.com/DPA).

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition
    Tuxedo Black Casing XPS M1530
    4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
    High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1440x900) & 2MP Camera
    256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT
    Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.1
    Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)
    Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
    No Microsoft Office
    Trend Micro Internet Security 15-months
    56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
    3Yr In-Home Service, Parts Labor, 24x7 Phone Support
    Add Accidental Damage and LoJack Theft Protection to 3Yr Warr.
    No ISP requested
    Adobe Photoshop + Premiere Elements
    Finger Print Reader XPS M1530
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0+Enhanced Data Rate)
    High Resolution,Black glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1440x900)&2MP Cam
    Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor
    Windows Vista™ Premium
    DataSafe Online Backup 20GB for 1 year

    XPS M1530 Qty 1
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition Unit Price
    $2,239.00

    Dell Members save $599 off this select XPS System!
    Limited Time Offer!
    - $599.00

    Dell EPP Members 10% off select Inspiron and XPS systems priced $799 and up. Expires Wednesday, April 30, 2008
    - $164.00

    Receive 8% off systems priced $800 to $1600 with 3/4yr At-Home service.
    Thank you for taking advantage of your Member Purchase Program discount!
    -$113.36

    Save 4% when you buy online and pay with Dell Preferred Account! Thank you for using the Dell Account!
    -$59.04

    Sub Total $1,303.60 :D

    Direct link -> http://www.dell.com/content/router/redirect.aspx?c=us&cs=2236&l=en&oc=AYDWHF1&s=eep&sm=2&vals=domain%3dconfigure%2fus%26path%3d%2fconfig.aspx%26disc%3dc

    Enjoy!

    F.A.Q

    What is EPP?
    It's an Employee/Educational Personal Purchase discount.

    Do I qualify?
    Check with your employer or school IT dept.

    What is DPA?
    Dell Preferred Account. It's like a Dell credit card and you don't get interest for 12 months on XPS purchases.

    I can't see my DPA discount???
    When checking out, you must choose any type of payment, except DPA. Then, from the drop down menu, choose DPA again, and your 4% discount will show up. To verify it, just view your cart again! :D

    My work/school email doesn't go through?
    Note: You must use your official company email so that we can confirm your eligibility. If you have difficulty obtaining your coupon, please send an email to Dell_Special_Programs@dell.com with your name, company name, email address entered below, phone number and "APRIL" in the subject line. Limit one coupon per eligible employee.

    Can I return the lowjack software and downgrade the warranty and RAM?
    Probably not! This was highly possible on the good old days... Dell got smart and knows this trick, and most reps are aware of it. If you are "very lucky", you may get some credit...

    Can I expect a better deal?
    Absolutely... The best deals are during November through January. However, if you need a laptop now, this is a good deal!!!

    Good luck :D
     
  2. alynch75

    alynch75 Notebook Evangelist

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    who is selling this
     
  3. lqaddict

    lqaddict Notebook Consultant

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    Dell :confused:
     
  4. hcp

    hcp Notebook Consultant

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    Osama Bin Laden :p
     
  5. the_1

    the_1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Don't you have to be a Dell employee to access all those discounts? Can u make an account just like that, without being an actuall Dell man? What about this e-coupons? They are asking your company e-mail to check eligibility, can you make an account and receive a coupoun if you are a normal client?

    What does it mean Student, Faculty and Staff Store?
     
  6. Mark

    Mark Desktop Debugger

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    How do you get the 4% discount, it isn't showing up when I use the preferred account...

    EDIT: Nevermind, got it!
     
  7. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It's slightly better if you upgrade so that your total exceeds $2377 since -$599 and 10% gives you $1600+ and then instead of additional 8% off, you get 12% and I prefer not using DPA. Which gives a total of $1408+. Good deal OP!

    edit: plus free 3-5 day shipping! :)
     
  8. Mark

    Mark Desktop Debugger

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    This is true. I just ordered one..not for me, for my parents to give to my little brother when he graduates. This is a great deal!

    Rep for you (when I can, I've given out too much lately)! :)

    Also, note that if you go for the 4 year warranty for ~$80 more, you can get a $70 gift card back, meaning you are only paying $10 for the extra year, assuming that you spend the gift card! :)
     
  9. dtwn

    dtwn C'thulhu fhtagn

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    I wasn't able to get a EPP coupon as my email was invalid. I guess my school's not part of it.
     
  10. Mark

    Mark Desktop Debugger

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    Ah I see. Luckily I get EPP through work, but I am also a student so I can snag up all the good discounts.
     
  11. hcp

    hcp Notebook Consultant

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    If you can't get your EPP coupon through your regular employer/school email, then open an @aol.com or @juno.com account. It's free anyway :D
     
  12. the_1

    the_1 Notebook Evangelist

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    OK. Please answer my question. Do you have to be a student/teacher or a Dell employee to access this deal?
     
  13. wearetheborg

    wearetheborg Notebook Virtuoso

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    GREAT deal.
    Note that it includes accident protection for 3 years.
    I'd recommend upgrading the screen to WSXGA+ or WUXGA
     
  14. xbender

    xbender Notebook Consultant

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    hey, That seems like a great deal. Im buying!!! but I want to ask. If it comes only with 4GB of RAM DDR2, does it mean it will have 64bit Vistas on it? I dont wanna be limited by no drivers and no games for 64bit system... :-/
    PLUS: does anybody know until when is this deal going to last? thank you
     
  15. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero Notebook Guru

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    I love you, man. Totally repped.
     
  16. xbender

    xbender Notebook Consultant

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    Does anybody know when is this deal going to end?
     
  17. MICHAELSD01

    MICHAELSD01 Apple/Alienware Master

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    That made me lol ;)

    Dell has been having a lot of great deals.
     
  18. hcp

    hcp Notebook Consultant

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    You don't have to be a dell slave to get this deal. See original post!
     
  19. hcp

    hcp Notebook Consultant

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    It won't come with 64bit Vista. You may request it though... The coupon itself is good until april 30th.

    I don't know when the deal will expire. Dell is like Bush, you never know what they will come up with :D
     
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    hcp Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks bro!
     
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