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Dell XPS 15" or 17" Laptop - 30% off Signature Event. from $1119 - Dell Online

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Very Good deal for the Best specs in a Laptop, you can imagine.
In a XPS Laptop, you are getting:

  1. Quad core i7 Second Gen. Processor
  2. USB3
  3. 7.2k RPM HDD
  4. GT 540M graphics ( not the best though), supports 3D on a compatible 3D tv
  5. JBL speakers with Sub woofer ( best sound in a laptop)

Optional:

  1. Full HD option ( though the screen is glossy)
  2. Blue ray Drive / Writer
  3. Advanced N 6230 Wireless Network Card
  4. BackLit keyboard
    (Internal TV Tuner Card comes without a remote. So I dont recommend that)

It takes around 2 weeks for delivery.

I last month payed $1565 for XPS 15" with FULL HD, 6GB RAM, Win 7 Prof, backlit Keyb, 2 years warranty and DVD Writer.
Now same specs Laptop with Blue ray writer, 8 GB Ram is for $1441 ( $617 Discount)

I am happy, I returned it due to Hibernation problem. Buying this now.

Dont forget 7% from MoneyBackCo too :)

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  • +6 votes

    What a great deal! 30% off, plus 7% off MoneyBackCo.

    Plus 10% GST back if travelling overseas in next 30 days.

    Plus upto 50% or $794 back if your child is in high school or $397 if in primary via the Education Tax Refund.

    Stack em for savings people :)

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      yea man. I am happy to get XPS now.
      Last comment at 2.30 am and first comment at 6.00 am. I think we both dont sleep :)

      • +18 votes

        I think we both suffer from this:

        ozbargainitis n. The constant fear of missing out on a good deal while sleeping or performing other necessary daily activities.

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          lol true.
          But the day, I dont check ozbargain, the best deal of the month is gone.
          My other half does not like me looking for deals here. I already have bought things, which I dont think I need, but could not resist with such good bargains.

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          the mrs bit sounds like a typical day in the life of an ozbargainer :) which was the deal of the month that you missed out on? Lenovo T420?

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          yes. Can you believe, I missed them both. But Happy, as I need USB3 and Full HD Screen.

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          touche!

    • +1 vote

      don't you have to be eligible for family tax benefit to claim via education tax refund, otherwise you cannot claim it?

  • +2 votes

    back on the deal, I think the 9 cell upgrade is totally worth it, works out to only $18ish more after discount - though not a big fan of protrusions from closed laptops… hmm…

    • +1 vote

      But, dont that make Laptop more bulky, its already quite big.

    • +1 vote

      No it's not. You want battery life, get a different laptop. Getting a bulky battery that takes the battery life from two to three hours and makes the laptop even harder to carry around is pointless. These aren't portable laptops by any stretch of the imagination.

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        the 9-cell takes battery life past 8hrs with wifi off and screen on low brightness.

        i actually like the extra 'bulk' of the 9-cell…makes it easier to grip the laptop with less chance of it slipping

  • +3 votes

    "Very Good deal for the Best specs in a Laptop, you can imagine"

    hmm I can imagine a lot :p

    • +1 vote

      I thought that was a pretty bold claim from the OP as well :)

      SSD
      higher resolution screen as standard
      light in weight
      maybe even 13.3" form factor

      these would be nice to have to make it even "bester" specced IMHO :p

  • +1 vote

    Laptop very heavy, but fast and the fhd screen is great, sound fantastic. My only complain is the keyboard, this is definitely the worst keyboard I tried in laptop.

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    Check out the dell outlet m plenty of XPS 15's going from $899 with the same specs - http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/product...

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      I dont think so. They lack : Full Hd , Blue ray writer & 8 GB Ram are missing.
      In my case, they lack Win Prof. 64 bit and 2 years warranty.

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      They're not the same spec. And they have 1366x768 screens. The only reason to ever buy a laptop with that resolution is if you have a budget of less than $500 or want an 11" screen.

  • +2 votes

    Thats on fast HDD

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    Definitely nice :D

    Though just pointing out while the XPS 15 has the GT540 the XPS 17 has the GT555 card; quite a decent bit better. The 540 isn't shabby though, I've got the XPS 15 and can still play quite a few games at full HD, Assassin's Creed can even have fully maximised settings :o

    Also note that they've upgraded the processors recently, the base models now have a 2670QM rather than a 2630QM - it's got more fasterer ;)

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      true, I got the base 2630QM last time and it was quite good. I was thinking Dell to have deal on XPS15z too. They look sleek and sexy.

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    How does Dell stack up to Asus in terms of reliabilities? Should I get more warranty on the DELL? (if I buy one that is….)

    I'm tossing this up with the Samsung RF711 or even Asus N73SV-V2G-TY533V i72630QM…or should I wait for the post Xmas sale…decisions decisions…

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      I find dell of better quality. I had an old inspiron laptop still going strong after 4 years. But i decided to replace it with an Asus N61J. It was a floor model and the ram gave up after about 3 weeks. Had it replaced for a new one. The trackpad gave up after about 6 months on the new one, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt and the battery just lost the ability to hold charge (only lasts about 15 mins on full charge now). Just got frustrated with the lappy and sold it to a friend.

      I replaced it with a dell studio xps 16. Havent had a problem since, other than the ram popping out and somehow corrupting my registry. I got a 3 year warranty on mine since it was being phased out when I bought it (might replace it with a newre model down the road :D).

      The screen on the Dell is just leagues ahead of the Asus. I find the Asus screen just too washed out.

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        cool, thx for the info! :)
        But I wonder if there will be loads of discounts coming after xmas…

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          Playing the waiting game is an endless cycle.

          I bought mine around about the same time last year. A week later it went up massively in price.
          The by xmas the laptop would have gone down by about $100 and the deals would probably include $100 off or free 8gb ram/bluray/FHD screen. If youre in the market for a new laptop id say this is a pretty good time to buy.

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      They are with i72670QM and u have a choice with FHD screen,operating system, ram,backlit keyb,wireless card,etc… I like Asus too, but they cannot be customized like Dell. XPS are known to be very well build machines. But that said, problems can come in any laptop.

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    Do DELL normally give out any more discounts than this?? ie. more than 30% off??

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      30% Dell discount is the largest Dell discount I have seen. Normally, it is only 10% or 15%.

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        Yep 30% is BIG. Theres always 8% from NRMA and usually 15% on "SALE" days. You probably wont see prices like these until 3-5 months later.

  • +1 vote

    After the 2 lenovo thinkpad deals this one's crap value in comparison.

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    Do these laptops have "switchable" grahics? (to save battery and run on intel graphics)?

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    Good luck with new Dell OP, Hibernation problems can be unbearable.

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      what's this hibernation problem about?

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        It was restarting and not switching off, when hibernating. Dell told me its motherboard defect and needs to be replaced, I asked for a new laptop or refund. They gave me refund.

  • -1 vote

    This is so cheap. I bought an XPS 1730 in 2008 for 3 grand.

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    Wow, what timing. I've just started looking for a new laptop that is 1920X1080 capable and the XPS were nice but more expensive than the ASUS or Gigbyte ones I was looking at. I even priced them this morning, but I guess not via this method.

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    The Dell Outlet has some nice XPS 15z for sale atm with full HD screens. Slimmer and lighter than the normal XPS. If only I hadn't bought a new lappy in February….. argh.

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    very good deal…maxed everything out and gets Discounted Price - $1,768.40. This is much better value compare to macbook pro. :(

  •  

    This deal is one of the best i've seen on XPS. The 30% is counted on the TOTAL price (incl. addt config). Much better than last time!

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    You returned the last one due to hibernation, so how do you know the new one will not have the same problem? Same line of CPUs and same chipset.

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    Any thoughts on the display options:
    HD+ WLED TL (1600x900) +$0.00
    HD+ WLED TL (1600x900) with Multi Touch VS +$147.07
    FHD WLED TL (1920x1080) with 3D glasses +$284.13
    FHD WLED AG (1920x1080) +$56.21

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      The last one, anti glare + full HD is useful.

      3D is gimmicky and too expensive.
      Can't see the point of multi touch in this device.

      For the 15" get the B+RG LED, almost the best screen available on a laptop

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        Is anti-glare really that good? I think I might be weird as i think a glossy screen looks more vibrant…lol

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          If there was a full hd trulife without 3d option then you oculd pick glossy, but the full HD resolution is definitely worth it. AG looks slightly less vibrant but it's a godsend when you are working. For the 17" all the screens are average LCD panels anyway , you're not going to get great colours out of them.

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          Also would you actually notice much difference between full HD or not on a 17" laptop screen??

        • +1 vote

          Yes you would, it's a massive difference. It's not about full hd movies or games, it's about having 20% more pixels vertically, so you have to scroll less with documents and browsing and with full hd screens you can have two browser windows or documents open side by side. For $56 it's the best value upgrade of all, it affects the thing you will be looking at all the time.

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          I think that makes sense :)
          But I'm still a bit unsure about the $1400 price tag tho….Do I have any cheaper options that has 17.3" FHD and discrete graphics???

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          Maybe https://www.mln.com.au/product/?itemID=3397&typeID=23

          Look around.

          Though do you really want the 17" for any particular reason? The 15" with the full HD screen upgrade is $12xx.

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          thanks scynaz! I will think about it… :)

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      I went for FHD WLED AG (1920x1080) +$56.21, as I wanted the 1080p but the 3D isn't worth the cost IMO.

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      Is there any difference in picture quality between the FHD 3D TrueLife and Anti-Glare?

      I'd much prefer the Anti-Glare, but 16GB is only available with 3D :(. I spoke with a Dell Sales Rep and unfortunately they use a different chassis for 3D, so if you order without the 3D it comes with only memory slots.

      • +1 vote

        Upgrade the ram yourself, seriously, it takes 5 minutes and takes no skill.

        Though to be honest, anyone who actually needs 16GB RAM would probably know how to upgrade RAM themselves, why do you need 16GB RAM?

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          The problem is that without 3D there are only two slots so you cannot upgrade the RAM.

          I develop software and run multiple VMs, so I'll easily use 16GB of RAM.

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        I see, never realized that, that is very strange.

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        You can head over to the metabox links I posted below, come with 4 nice dimm slots and will be cheaper than a 3d dell and less useless.

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    It is a shame the memory maxes out at 8GB, otherwise brilliant.

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      Add your own memory it's easy. The 17" has 4 dimm slots.

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      From memory, if you choose the 3D screen, and then head to the memory page, there is an option for 16gb and 12gb ram.

      Once you select your RAM, go back to the display page and change it to whatever you like.

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        Doesn't work.

        I spoke with a Dell Sales Rep and unfortunately they use a different chassis for 3D, so if you order without the 3D it comes with only memory slots.

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    how hard would it be to upgrade the graphics card later on these units specifically? anyone with experience?

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    I bought XPS a month ago and I've been real pleased with it.
    The 1080p looks great, build quality is good and games run really well

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    good deal..better than previous deal 1 month back where they offered free upgrades to 8gb RAMS(default was 4gb) and Blu-ray. still wondering whether if was it a mistake for not upgrading to Full HD, money was one of my concerns anyway. :/ overall,good good laptop! a screw came loose though 3 weeks after use, would make noise if i shook the laptop. eventually i got it out, dell couldn't help me identify where is was from. does makes some fan noise that your skype mates might not like,esp when graphics is on high performance.

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    How does this moneyback co works? I've already signed, how will they know what I've bought?

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      Go to moneybackco -> Dell -> Click here to visit this merchant and earn moneyback…
      click this link to go to dell and purchase normally like you do.
      Moneybackco tracks cookies and orders you make from them and it takes 2-4 months, but you can see amount in your account and can get it back to ur bank or paypal ac. They do have 10 dollars a year fees, I suppose.

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    This is the 3rd time this year Dell has had their 30% off sale. The 17inch model with 1080p display & BR burner is very tempting.

    Does anyone know of a 17inch 1080p PC notebook with aluminium unibody similar to the MacBookPro? There are few 15inch models but i have not seen a 17inch one. Don't want to buy the MBP to run Win7 on it. Plus it is double the price of this one.
    tks

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    Got this last time and graphics card has been an absolute nightmare. I can hardly do anything that requires use of the card. For instance watching YouTube vids.

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