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Discussion in 'Dell' started by Metamorphical, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. ArmageddonAsh

    ArmageddonAsh Mangekyo Sharingan

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    Intel® Core 2 Duo T7500 Processor (2.20GHz, 800MHz, 4MB L2 cache)
    4096 Mb DDR 2 RAM 667Mhz
    Twin Dual 256Mb Nvidia SLi 8700M GS Graphics Cards - 512Mb Total
    Aegia PhysX Processing Unit
    500Gb Hard Drive 7200rpm
    Windows Vista Premium
    Ultra Hires 17" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Flat WideScreen TFT Panel & 2.0 Mp Camera & Truelife Glossy Finish

    would £900 be a reasonable price to pay for this setup?
     
  2. cavaliers16

    cavaliers16 Newbie

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    I just received my M1530 today. The Blu-Ray drive doesn't work, but a tech guy is coming out to replace it later this week, and there is a single stuck pixel in the center of an otherwise perfect screen. As this was a Dell Outlet computer, I was shocked that I got an LG. It is just gorgeous.

    What should I do about the pixel? It bothers me a lot, but Dell won't replace the screen. I would have to return it and wait for another outlet deal.
     
  3. ArmageddonAsh

    ArmageddonAsh Mangekyo Sharingan

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    i think there are videos / programs that can some times "unstick" stuck pixels and some times fix dead pixels as well
     
  4. cavaliers16

    cavaliers16 Newbie

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    That's what I have been trying- I'm hoping that a few hours of the flashing will make the thing go away.
     
  5. km99uk

    km99uk Newbie

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    Well I finally purchased a Dell 1510 Laptop. I went for the base config.

    Celeron 540 1.86Ghz
    Intel J integrated Graphics x3100
    1 GB memory 667Mhz
    80GB HD
    DVD/CDRW Combo Slot drive
    Dell wireless 1395 mini PCI
    6 cell battery
    65W Power Adapter
    15.4" Widescreen(1280 x 800) with Anti-Glare Coating
    No bluetooth, No camera
    Windows Vista Home basic
    £270.33 (Inc VAT and Delivery)
    Order date 09/05/2008
    EDD 06/06/2008

    This is the cheapest configuration. I did want the Nvidia 8400gm, but Dell were charging £100 pounds extra. Not worth it. At least I can be confident it won't be too toasty or loud. I hate noisy laptops. I think the Celerons are
    an under-rated cpu. I can always upgrade it myself later on assuming the it isn't soldered onto the motheboard.

    Dell are one of the few companies that still do anti-glare screens. I often use a black background with white text. It's just easier on the eyes. Those mirror screens would just reflect too much.

    I try to avoid Bloatware and use the more efficient open source alternatives.
    The most demanding App will be Quake 3 cpm. I should be able to squeeze 100 fps out of it once I drop the resolution and lower other graphics options. I will even watch some hi def videos, only the 1K ones though.

    I will be rejecting the Windows Vista EULA and installing a previous version of XP Prof. I may apply for a refund on Vista and MS Works. Someone else managed to successfully do it on this forum. An oem version of Vista Home Basic is worth about £50.
    Couldn't find any reviews of this laptop yet. So I am putting my trust in Dell. Shame about the estimated delivery date. They do warn of delays on the configuration pages. Hopefully it will be brought forward.
     
  6. ArmageddonAsh

    ArmageddonAsh Mangekyo Sharingan

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    i heard its best to leave it on for 5+ hours, though im not sure if thats true, i know 2 hours of it didnt work on my mates PSP but it might be different for a laptop
     
  7. mermaidprincesses

    mermaidprincesses Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys!
    I just couldn't resist this RED (No Black or Silver for this chick) m1330 in outlet...ordered tonight !
    XPS M1330 Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (2MB cache/1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB) Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 1 $639.00
    XPS M1330 Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (2MB cache/1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB)
    Certified Refurbished
    120 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
    No Fingerprint Reader
    8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
    65W Adapter
    Microsoft Works Plus 2008
    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
    No Camera
    Dell Travel Remote Control
    Notebook Keyboard
    Crimson Red
    13.3 inch WXGA Standard Display
    3945 802.11a/g Wireless Mini Card
    6 Cell Primary Battery
    Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3000
    2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 677MHz (2 DIMMs)

    XPS M1330 STD: 1 Yr Ltd Warranty and On-site Service $0.00 1 $0.00
    Subtotal: $639.00
    Shipping and Handling: $19.99

    Sales Tax: $41.19
    Total: $700.18
     
  8. crazyanz

    crazyanz Notebook Consultant

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    Hehe i also couldnt resist just ordered a XPS M1530

    1440x900 screen
    T8100
    3GB mem
    320GB HD
    M8600GT

    811euro (+/- 1250$)

    Site says iit arrives at 4-6-2008 lets hope thats not true :p
     
  9. TidalWaveOne

    TidalWaveOne Notebook Evangelist

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    I got a new XPS M1530! Great except it doesn't come with gigabit ethernet. Big let down but still happy overall.

    I installed Vista 64-bit and seems to work well.

    But having a software issue with a program I use... not sure if it is 64-bit bug or not. The application seems to work on 32-bit Vista.

    XPS M1530 Vista WEI score = 5.1
    Dell XPS 720 score = 5.3
     
  10. crisptito

    crisptito Notebook Geek

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    Loving my new 1530 thus far. The LED hurts my eyes in a good way. Only gripe thus far is the speaker/sound quality. Not too great, but man this thing is fast!
     
  11. crazyanz

    crazyanz Notebook Consultant

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    cant wait till i get mine but dell is kinda slow in the Netherlands my expected deliver date is 4th of june :S
     
  12. usacrc

    usacrc Newbie

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    Well, I finally got my parents to buy me a new computer for a graduation present. They let me pick it all out to whatever specs I wanted. Well, here's what I got...

    -XPS M1530, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800MHzFSB, 3M L2 Cache)
    -15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ TrueLife LCD with 2.0 MP Camera for XPS M1530
    -4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm, for XPS M1530
    -256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    -250G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    -Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    -8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive for XPSM1530
    -Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
    -85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for XPS M1530
    -4 Year Limited Warranty
    -CompleteCare Accidental DamageProtection, Inspiron, 4 Year
    -Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for Inspiron
    -Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)

    -External Dell USB Modem(FREE)
    -McAfee Security 9.0, 3-Year Subscription(FREE)
    -Adobe Premier Elements 4.0 and Photoshop Elements 6.0 Software,DIXV English(FREE)
    -MS Workplus 2008(FREE)
    -$70 Promo Dell Gift Card Card Card (FREE)
    -DataSafe Online 30GB for Dim/Ins/XPS(FREE)
    -CoPilot Navigator 9 GPS(FREE)
    -Shipping(FREE)

    Initial Cost: well over $2900

    After Savings Cost: $1,843.58

    After some bargaining with the Dell Rep on the phone for about a half-hour, i managed to save a TON of money.
    woot! o_O

    What do you guys think about this? Did I get a good deal?
     
  13. hereANDnow

    hereANDnow Newbie

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    Yay! I got a dell for graduation too. I was going to buy a laptop by myself but my parents surprised me and got this. Sooo excited.

    XPS m1530 - Alpine White
    15.4 inch WXGA Laptop Screen
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450 (2MB cache/1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB)
    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
    2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 677MHz (2 DIMMs)
    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Web Camera

    My dad said that it was less than $1000. (a lot less than I was planning to pay.)
     
  14. keving

    keving Notebook Guru

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    I'm loving my XPS1530, Its awesom. I am also very happy I received the LG screen and not a Samsung! The display is amazing on the WSXGA+.

    I orderd a HDMI Cable to try out watching netflix videos so hopefully thatll get here quick.

    How can I make the most out of my laptop as far as making it faster? What is it about the "drivers" everyone is formatting? Will that help and its it something easally done?

    Thanks!
     
  15. mattocs

    mattocs Notebook Deity

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    Ahhh...you people who already have your 1530 systems are making me jealous.
     
  16. zeedarkjster

    zeedarkjster Notebook Enthusiast

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    Gah Can't wait till the Latitude E series to come out :D
    will it be E series > XPS ?!?!?
    hahaha
     
  17. Yossi

    Yossi Notebook Enthusiast

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    lol i also got a next day ship for free.
    btw i got the same spec as you exept for the hard drive which i got 160 7200
    and with no warrenty.
    and i got it at the same price as you, how you got that price???
     
  18. mattocs

    mattocs Notebook Deity

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    40% off deal at the end of April, and 12% off EPP discount, and a bit of haggling for them to give me some free upgrades.
     
  19. gage006

    gage006 Notebook Geek

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    My old (and crappy) Compaq broke. Looks like it was a blessing in disguise because carrying that 6 pounder to class and back every day is hell. Can't wait for my new 1330.

    1 223-6992 XPS M1330, Intel Core 2 Duo T8300(2.4GHz, 800Mhz, 3M L2 Cache) $1229.34
    1 320-6009 Alpine White Color with Gloss $0.00
    1 311-7310 2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm, for XPS M1330 $0.00
    1 320-5583 13.3 Inch Wide Screen WXGA TL WLED Backlit LCD with Camera, XPS M1330 $0.00
    1 320-5603 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, for XPS M1330 $0.00
    1 341-6242 160G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor $0.00
    1 420-6813 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English $0.00
    1 412-0946 Dell Travel ExpressCard Remote Control, IR $0.00
    1 310-9246 Creative Earbud EP630 $0.00
    1 313-5361 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive for XPSM1330 $0.00
    1 313-4783 Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0 $0.00
    1 430-2577 Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card $0.00
    1 312-0561 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for XPS M1330 $0.00
    1 310-9273 Fingerprint Reader $0.00
    1 430-2566 Dell Wirless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR) $14.16
    1 320-6149 Slim and Light LCD with AlpineWhite High Gloss Casing and Camera XPS M1330 $0.00
     
  20. srr

    srr Notebook Geek

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    I just put in an order for my first laptop - a graduation/birthday gift from my parents for college. I'm doing architecture so the screen will be awesome (no scrolling around).
    -Inspiron 1720
    -C2D T8300(2.4GHz)
    -3gb ram
    -1920x1200 17" display
    -8600gt
    -320gb 5400rpm hdd
    -Vista home premium
    -9 cell battery
    Grand total (includes tax and shipping) ~ $1450
     

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