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Dell Laptops: Inspiron 15 (R5 3450U,8GB RAM,256GB SSD) $557.06 | XPS 13 (i5-10210U,8GB RAM,512GB SSD) $1,324.30 Delivered @ Dell

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Update 2: Inspiron 15 3505 link has been updated after previous link expired: https://deals.dell.com/en-au/productdetail/6z6z
Note delayed shipping for new orders from new link (ships in 26–29 business days).

Update 1: Inspiron 15 3505 has sold out in the HOME store, but is still available from the Business store.
Inspiron 15 3505 Link has been updated: https://deals.dell.com/en-au/work/productdetail/6y7j
XPS 13 link has also been updated: https://deals.dell.com/en-au/productdetail/6x8v


Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop (AMD) $557.06
List price: $598.99 less LOVEKEANU code = $557.06
Alternative price using upsized cashback of 12% on ex-GST price (estimate) = $533.65

Return of the popular Black Friday deal

AMD Ryzen 5 3450U Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Windows 10 Home (S mode) 64-bit, English
8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display
AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
3-Cell, 42 WHr, Integrated battery
802.11ac 1x1 WiFi and Bluetooth
1Y In-Home Hardware Service
Starting Weight: 1.83 kg

Ports:
1 USB 2.0 port
2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 Headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
1 RJ45 - 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
1 HDMI 1.4 port
1 Power-adapter port


XPS 13 Laptop (White) $1,324.30
List price: $1,423.98 less LOVEKEANU code = $1,324.30
Alternative price using upsized cashback of 12% on ex-GST price (estimate) = $1,268.64

10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
8 GB, LPDDR3, 2133 MHz, Integrated
512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drive
13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Display
Intel UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory
4-Cell, 52 WHr, Integrated battery
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.1
1Y In-Home Hardware Service
Weight: Starting at 1.23 kg

Ports:
2 Thunderbolt 3 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C port with DisplayPort/Power Delivery
1 microSD-card reader
1 Universal audio port


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  •  

    that 3000 series is probably the best value this time 'round?

    if it was a 14 i'd probably go it even though its a gen behind

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      Certainly enticing. The only thing I don't like at this price point is 10/100Mbps Ethernet port

      • +2 votes

        Why the heck are these even being manufactured…. 100mb Ethernet i mean

  • +2 votes

    Apparently you also

    Get up to 5% back (*Capped at $100) on purchases as a discount coupon for your next purchase.

  • +3 votes

    My god where are there so many different laptops called the Inspiron 15 3000? Trying to lookup reviews and there are ones with HDDs, 720p screens, different CPUs.

    Anyone know the model # for this particular one so I can actually find proper reviews? Better yet - does anyone have experience with this particular laptop?

    • +1 vote

      I added one to my cart and it reported this -

      Base
      Inspiron 15 3505

  • +2 votes

    "1 RJ45 - 10/100Mbps Ethernet port"

    Please tell me this is a typo?

    • -1 vote

      Probably does not matter in the days of wifi, unless you work in an office but many now have wifi as well.

      • -1 vote

        Show me wifi router that can do gigabit in both directions and its price tag please.

        And no, "300+1300 Mbps Wi-Fi speed" does not mean what you assume it means at all.

    •  

      No. I severely doubt this is a typo.

    • +1 vote

      No, not a typo.
      For more info, refer to comments in the previous Black Friday deal: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/583963#comment-9672158

  • +2 votes

    Bear in mind that a 1-year warranty with Dell means that period year and not a day more, regardless of the statutory warranty. They don't honour their legal obligations under ACL and are an absolute nightmare to deal with.

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      So Australian law doesn't apply to them?

      • +4 votes

        It does, they just refuse to follow it. I had them try to claim a $1600 laptop that was shipped with a broken keyboard and continuously rebooted every few minutes didn't experience a major failure. A mech keyboard that completely stopped working within 2 years wasn't covered by ACL either according to them.

        I expect the ACCC will prosecute them over the next few years (as they have before).

        Their QC is absolutely abysmal at the moment too and there are a lot of reports of people having to return the new XPS multiple times before they get one without faults.

        • +1 vote

          They’re not the only one, Microsoft is doing the same with 2 years not a day more

          • +4 votes

            @Toughcookie: Yeah, in my experience the majority of companies don't follow ACL. The ACCC needs to be overhauled.

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              @DisabledUser130521: Well yeah. This has always been the case.

              The ACCC can only 'recommend' a warranty extension but Dell and MS are big enough with powerful lawyers that they dont care.

              Even at an enterprise level they wont give you any leeway.

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                @tonyjzx: I don't know what you mean. The ACCC is the statutory authority responsible for enforcing the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. It can do much more than make 'recommendations' and often does. The issue is it has limited resources to do so and only instigates proceedings against the most flagrant offenders.

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              @DisabledUser130521: Have you tried taking them to court? This is generally the mechanism for getting your legal rights enforced.
              I had a similar problem with JB Hifi and Samsung over a flaky phone once. They both pointed fingers at each other and me so I filed a complaint with the small claims court and as soon as they received the court notice they called me up immediately and paid me out.

        • +2 votes

          Reminds me of my recently Laptop purchase from HP which I bought in May. Two weeks ago, I told HP the display is poping out. They wanted to blame me for the damage and claim it's not covered by warranty. So I mentioned going to ACCC for advice, and the next thing they told me was give me a minute, and before I knew it, a case was open to repair my laptop.

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      Follow through after sending this email/correspondence: https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/complaints-problems/write-...

  • +1 vote

    It it was 14" it'd be a great school notebook. At 15.6 inches it's just an underpowered brick, but cheap.

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      Yeah it is probably heavy but how is this underpowered? Absolutely fine for most tasks and a good price.

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        Probably fine for now but 8GB of RAM isn't great. I'm always over 8GB just browsing and I maxxed out 16GB yesterday with a Word document and 20-30 Firefox tabs (a few of those were PDFs though).

        • +1 vote

          find a good windows debloat script.

        • +1 vote

          is it usual to have 20+ browser tabs open at once?

  • +1 vote

    got one, thanks, delivery 31 Dec, metro syd

  • +3 votes

    LOVE keanu … reeves?
    Is Keanu Reeves Dell Australia brand spokesperson or something?

    • +4 votes

      It's for cyberpunk

      •  

        Dell should sue CDPR as well Lolll

  •  

    Can this handle some gaming? How does the vega 8 fair in terms of graphics? I want to upgrade later but get something in the mid time.

    • +2 votes

      Get a PC and don't bother trying to game on a laptop.

  •  

    can you add ram to the inspiron?

  •  

    has anyone found a written/video review on this?

    • +1 vote

      many gave them negative feedback

    •  

      Search for "Inspiron 3505 review".

      This model seems to be popular in India. Here's one review from Indian Express. It's for a similar but lower spec model (Ryzen 3 3250U, 4GB RAM, 1TB storage).

      Dell Inspiron 15 (3505) review: A budget laptop that meets the need for remote learning
      https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-reviews/de...

  • +2 votes

    Bit pissed with Dell.

    I ordered on the Black Friday Deal. Was due first week Dec then it went to CTO and about 2 weeks got notification that it would be delayed delivery one month later in early January. At the same time they had this one in stock ready to deliver (though not at the 40% off) . And now the ready to deliver is the same price and looking above might even be delivered before mine. Probably could have pushed with customer service but don't need urgently and couldn't be stuffed. Not good business (coming from an ex Dell Platinum Partner employee) :(

    • +2 votes

      That's bad customer service.

      This laptop is advertised as "Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop (AMD) - In Stock For Fast Delivery" (estimated 2-3 business days).

      Email them and point this out, and ask them to ship you one of these instead of waiting for a factory order.

      • +1 vote

        And on saying that the postie just knocked on me door and delivered.

        Still a bit pissy but at least it's here…

        Now to set it up and put up with wifey (who's notebook it is) to complain that things are different, things are missing etc :)

  • +1 vote

    Caution - terrible product and support after purchase

  • +1 vote

    Got a Dell Inspiron, the display goes black and can't be turned back on without a hard reset after 2 years of medium use. My colleague has the newer model and is also having the same issues.

    Mass produced brand with cheap components and poor QA

  •  

    Is the xps worth at this price? I'm looking to get a laptop for my dad. Something sleek and light that could last a couple of years.

    • +1 vote

      I wouldn't purchase an XPS again - there are too many quality issues and a 1-year warranty isn't enough. 8GB of RAM isn't very future proof either.

      If you want to go Dell then have a look at the Latitude range on the Dell Outlet. They're not as sleek as the XPS and don't have some of the newer features but are generally better quality and have a 3-year warranty. Just beware Dell often misleadingly advertises them as the aluminium version when they're actually the cheaper 'carbon fibre' (plastic) model. You can also downgrade the 3-year 'next business day' warranty to the standard 3-year option to no discernible difference to save around $150.

      Otherwise have a look at Lenovo. You'd be able to get something comparable for around this price.

      •  

        Outlet is great however afaik the latitude range lacks ryzen CPU's so you are stuck with Intel iGPUs :-\

    •  

      This is an entry-level XPS 13. Being a premium ultrabook, they rarely go below $1500 unless they're on clearance, which this one is.

      Note that this is for the White colour only. The Silver model with with 256GB SSD cost slightly more.
      https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell-laptops/sr/laptops/xps-...

  •  

    Bought one of the 15 3505's for the wife a couple of week back. Delivery was quick and she's happy with it but aesthetically I'd say it's very bland. Keyboard, palmrest and bezel are the same colour grey and without any accents or shading to break it up it just seems like there's way too much grey in front of you and it looks pretty dull and uninspiring. Pretty happy it's hers not mine tbh just for that reason alone.

    • +2 votes

      maybe buy some stickers
      maybe hello kitty :P

  •  

    Bought one of the 15 3505's. Usable ram is only 5.9GB. 2.1GB is hardware reserved. What does that mean. Is it a faulty module or is the graphics card using some of it?

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      The onboard Vega 8 Graphics will use some of the memory, though 2.1 GB sounds excessive.

      Are you running an external monitor thru the HDMI port?

      •  

        No external Monitor. No app open. This is just after start up.

  •  

    Update: Inspiron 15 3505 has sold out in the HOME store, but is still available from the Business store.

    Inspiron 15 3505 Link has been updated: https://deals.dell.com/en-au/work/productdetail/6y7j

    XPS 13 link expired and has also been updated: https://deals.dell.com/en-au/productdetail/6x8v

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, I ordered the Inspiron 15.

    •  

      Btw, I got an email from Shopback saying that my cashback of $60.77 was tracked.
      On the website it still says pending though.
      Assuming that the cashback goes through, A $557.06 laptop then becomes $496.29. Pretty sweet.

  •  

    Update 2: Inspiron 15 3505 link has been updated after previous link expired: https://deals.dell.com/en-au/productdetail/6z6z
    Note delayed shipping for new orders from new link (ships in 26–29 business days).

  • +2 votes

    got my order from the business store today (order on the 26th). was surprised by the speed

    • +1 vote

      Same as you. Got my laptop today (30th), ordered on 26th.
      Very happy with delivery times.