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    Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    Hi,

    I've got a brand new Dell XPS 15" laptop and I was wondering how much people think it would be worth, I quite fancy a MacBook instead.

    Specs are :

    XPS L502x : 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2620M processor 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.40 GHz

    Display : 15.6" FHD B+RGLED True-Life (1920x1080) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera

    LCD Back Cover : Metalloid Aluminum (WLAN) L501X

    Memory : 8192MB (2x4096) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel

    Hard Drive : 750GB Serial ATA (7200RPM)

    Optical Drive : Tray Load Blu-ray Disc BD-Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)

    Battery : Primary 6-cell 56W/HR LI-ION

    Graphics : 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphics card

    TV Tuner : Internal DVB-T TvTuner

    Wireless : Europe Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 (1x2 b/g/n+ Bluetooth Combo Card)

    Keyboard : Internal Backlit UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard

    Operating System : English Genuine Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium (64 BIT)

    and a 3 year next day business warranty.

    any estimates on what I may get for it on here/ebay would be appreciated!

    thanks

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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    why would you want to trade for a Mac unless you're doing a lot of media applications a la photoshop, final cut etc.? i'm pretty sure most mac books are similar or worse specs and about triple the price

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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    software aside, the only benefit with the mac would be longer battery life and better build quality - aluminium chassis hmmmmmmmmmm

    How do you find the build quality + keyboard on the XPS?

    looking at getting one but some of the dells in the local dixons/pc world have really flimsy keyboards that bow when you push a key.

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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    oh, and price new for that kind of spec would be about £850-900 so 2nd hand, loss of warranty, etc I'd prob aim for £750

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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    I wish you'd posted this a few days ago. My daughter has just bought a laptop the day before yesterday but she would definitely have been interested in buying yours.
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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    software aside, the only benefit with the mac would be longer battery life and better build quality - aluminium chassis hmmmmmmmmmm

    How do you find the build quality + keyboard on the XPS?

    looking at getting one but some of the dells in the local dixons/pc world have really flimsy keyboards that bow when you push a key.
    I have an i5 dell xps laptop. in fact i write this on it right now. The xps build quality is a massive step up from the standard dells. if you ask me very similar to macbooks in some ways. Brushed aluminium casing and a nice solid keyboard. Also the onboard JBL branded speakers back a decent punch for a laptop

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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    oh, and price new for that kind of spec would be about £850-900 so 2nd hand, loss of warranty, etc I'd prob aim for £750
    it is brand new, unopened box. full warranty. (if anyones interested!)

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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    if it's unopened can't you return it under DSR?

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    Re: Dell XPS 15 Value ?

    Here's the spec for mine: -

    I paid £768 including VAT and delivery

    XPS L502x : 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
    Display : 15.6" FHD B+RGLED True-Life (1920x1080) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera
    Memory : 4GB (2X2GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
    Hard Drive : 500GB Serial ATA (7200RPM)
    Optical Drive : Tray Load Blu-ray Disc BD-Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
    Battery : Primary 6-cell 56W/HR LI-ION
    Graphics : 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphics card
    TV Tuner : Not Included
    Mobile Broadband : Internal Dell Wireless 5540 built-in 3G/HSDPA for Vodafone SIM not included
    Keyboard : Internal Backlit UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
    Operating System : English Genuine Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium (64 BIT)

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