Has e1705 reached a price plateau?

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  1. harddoom

    harddoom Notebook Geek

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    Inspiron E1705 Qty 1
    Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB), Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Unit Price $2,366.00
    Save $750 off select $1999 Inspiron notebooks. Affiliates only!
    Limited Time Offer Remove Coupon
    - $750.00

    Catalog Number: 29
    Module Description Show Details
    Inspiron E1705 Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB)
    Operating System (Office software not included) Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
    LCD Panel 17 inch Wide Screen XGA+ Display
    Memory 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
    Video Card 256MB NVIDA® GeForce™ Go 7800
    Hard Drive 60GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    Network Card Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
    Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
    Combo/DVD+RW Drives 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
    Sound Card Integrated Audio
    Wireless Networking Cards Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps)
    Office Software (not included in Windows XP) No productivity suite- Corel WordPerfect word processor only
    Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) No Security Subscription
    Primary Battery 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
    Hardware Warranty SAVE $50 (after rebate) 4Yr Ltd Warranty, At-Home Svc, and HW Warranty Supt
    Accidental Damage Protection (Except in Florida) Add CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service to 4Yr Lim Warranty
    Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months of America Online Membership Included
    Miscellaneous Award Winning Service and Support
    Mobile Broadband No Broadband Expresscard technology is available in the market now
    Operating System Re-Installation CD Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition re-installation CD
    Dell Digital Entertainment Starter Entertainment Pack - Basic digital Music, Photo and Game experience

    TOTAL:$1,616.00



    Update Total
    $2,366.00
    Save $750 off select $1999 Inspiron notebooks. Affiliates only!
    - $750.00
    Limited Time Offer View Details Remove Coupon



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    Additional Discounts and Coupons

    Dell Home Customers: Save $100 off orders over $2000! -$100.00
    Limited Time Offer! View Details Remove Coupon



    Sub-total $1,516.00

    Shipping & Handling $49.00 Estimate Shipping & Handling and Tax


    Shipping & Handling Discount -$49.00

    Tax $22.55

    Total Price $1,538.55


    :confused: I think thats a good configuration for me, what you think?:confused: I think warranty i s a good idea as this will be my only college pc, and i want ZERO worries. Also note the pricec without 4year completecare is $1937, meaning essentially 2000-750-100= 1150, :confused: is this the price plateau?:confused:
     
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    etccu1987 Notebook Geek

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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=50640

    there's your way to get the 40% off - actually it's 43% after all the coupons
    However, it's through Dell Small Business, so the warranty is slightly different, but you might be able to order it without a warranty and then call the Dell Warranty Office and add the warranty you got from Dell Home. I would ask them about that first.

    I think those offers expire very soon, so if you plan to go this way, you should get on it pretty quickly.
     
  3. rjacobs

    rjacobs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Get the larger battery, but everything else looks good.
     
  4. Maximus00723

    Maximus00723 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'd just like to add that I was like you considering going with the full 4 year complete care because it was 4 years of warranty, and accidental damage coverage. However I found out that theft, and fire are some things not covered by Dell's accidental damage coverage (as shown on their site).

    Checking with various insurance companies I found out you can have your notebook covered for accidental damage, fire, theft, etc. under your homeowner's, or renter's insurance though. It also would be able to cover more than just your notebook but other items you own as well such as tvs, home theater system, etc. for the yearly cost.

    Theft is a risk with notebooks so perhaps being at college you might want to look into the various software that can track your system in case someone did swipe it but then gets online with it. Here's a link to one company:
    http://www.absolute.com/

    Here is a quote from the article linked below about notebook theft as well: "According to the FBI, notebook theft is the second most prevalent computer crime, following virus related offenses."
    http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/techexec/2005/0221techexec1.html
     
  5. JimStone

    JimStone Newbie

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    Do you know the exact date they will end? (not sure if Dell releases this info or not)
     
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