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    quick system/value check 17" Dell Laptop

    I'm hoping to buy this for my sister:
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    Inspiron Studio 1737

    Studio 1737 Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB)
    Windows Vista® Home Premium;Windows Vista® Home Premium
    System Price : £493.28
    Memory
    6144MB (1x2048 + 1x4096) 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel
    Hard Disk Drive
    320GB HD 5400
    Video Graphics 256 MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3650
    Certified Refurbished
    Display 17.0 Widescreen WXGA+ Truelife CCFL
    System ColorLCD Back Cover Sea Sky
    MISC
    MS Vista Premium Logo Label NB (small)
    Wireless Intel WiFi Link 5100
    Keyboard Internal UK English Qwerty
    Battery Primary 6 cell
    Wireless Europe Dell Bluetooth 370 Card
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    Studio 1737 Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB)
    Media Bay
    DVD+/-RW
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    Could anyone confirm that at £493 + Del and VAT this is infact a decent deal?

    She will probably only watch YouTube on it so the GPU may be overkill!

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    Re: quick system/value check 17" Dell Laptop

    Firstly it is a refurbished notebook and secondly 6GB is OTT for light usage. If your sister is not doing any sort of gaming I would go with a low end HD4*** graphics card as it has the improved UV2 media decoder as opposed to the earlier UVD in the HD3*** series.

    I would also be looking to get Windows 7 too.

    Also the newer Dell notebooks have LED backlights which are better IIRC.

    I would probably go for one of the Dell notebooks listed here:

    http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/...codes-coupons/

    The website I linked to lists the current Dell deals and the links are directly to the Dell website.


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    Re: quick system/value check 17" Dell Laptop

    £588 Inc VAT and Del

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    Re: quick system/value check 17" Dell Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Firstly it is a refurbished notebook and secondly 6GB is OTT for light usage. If your sister is not doing any sort of gaming I would go with a low end HD4*** graphics card as it has the improved UV2 media decoder as opposed to the earlier UVD in the HD3*** series.

    I would also be looking to get Windows 7 too.

    Also the newer Dell notebooks have LED backlights which are better IIRC.

    I would probably go for one of the Dell notebooks listed here:

    http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/...codes-coupons/

    The website I linked to lists the current Dell deals and the links are directly to the Dell website.
    Thanks mate

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    Re: quick system/value check 17" Dell Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Firstly it is a refurbished notebook and secondly 6GB is OTT for light usage
    yes and yes - but credit to Dell, I've bought two things from Outlet and they've been good as new

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    Re: quick system/value check 17" Dell Laptop

    The spec you originally listed is decent for the price but it does seem a tad OTT in some regards for normal usage. If anything I would rather have less RAM,a newer but less power graphics card(with better media decoding abilities and lower power consumption) and a more powerful CPU but I suppose I am nit picking. However the fact that the newer notebooks have an LED backlight and Windows 7 would sway it for me personally.


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    Re: quick system/value check 17" Dell Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The spec you originally listed is decent for the price but it does seem a tad OTT in some regards for normal usage. If anything I would rather have less RAM,a newer but less power graphics card(with better media decoding abilities and lower power consumption) and a more powerful CPU but I suppose I am nit picking. However the fact that the newer notebooks have an LED backlight and Windows 7 would sway it for me personally.
    gotcha - that's what I'm going for. Will let you know what I finally decide on

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