This was posted 2 years 2 months 20 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired Dell Inspiron 15R (i7, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, 15.6") for $999

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I thought this Dell laptop was a good deal for $999 with i7 processor, 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM so why not post it as my first OzBargain deal!
Tips for the Add-Ons: Remove 1 year on-call help and gain a further $10 if you know how to setup the computer/wireless, remove viruses, etc. I'd rather google the problem than deal with the call-centre anyway..
Add Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English) Media DVD only for only $2.22
The system also includes McAfee® Security Center™ (Multi-Language) - 15 Months subscription which can be converted to 36 Months for an additional $24.20

The only downsides for me are the screen resolution (1366x768) and the lack of a Blu-Ray player.

Full Specs:

BUNDLE U510320AU-Dell Inspiron Queen 15 (N5110) Laptop (OCWT)
PROCESSOR 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (English)
PROCESSOR Inspiron 15R (N5110) Direct Base
DISPLAY 15.6" (39.6cm) HD WLED True-Life (1366x768)
MEMORY 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 4GB)
HARD DRIVE 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
OPTICAL DRIVE 12.7" SATA tray load DVD+/-RW (WIN7 HP)
VIDEO CARD NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 1GB (For QUAD Core CPU)
AUDIO SOLUTION Integrated Stereo Sound with SRS Premium Sound
BATTERIES 2.2AHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery
WIRELESS NETWORK CARD Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 with Bluetooth v3.0+HS (For Intel® Core™ i7 Processor)
KEYBOARD Dell Chiclet Keyboard with Num Key Multi-touch Touchpad (English)
Camera Integrated 1.0 mega pixel widescreen HD (1280 x 720), with FastAccess Facial Recognition Software
Power Option 130W AC Adapter For Australia/New Zealand/Fiji/Papua New Guinea

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      • +8 votes

        Nothing is wrong with them.
        For an inspiron actually sounds like he likes the build quality.
        But there's nothing special about dell laptops. Higher class discrete graphics can be had in the price range mentioned.

        $400 off for dell these days is nothing. Their laptops are so ridiculously highly priced in the first place.

        Consider Lenovo Y560p (cash back offer) and similar models

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          I am so fed up with trying to find a decent laptop these days that I will almost buy whatever the next person recommends lol. I think that Lenovo offer expired but there's another one going for $898 Before $99 Cash Card but not as good as the other deal? I am also in limbo for waiting for a nice ultrabook deal..

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    "$999 for an Inspiron is just too much, no matter how good the specs look" what is this I don't even.

    • +4 votes

      Inspirons are the povo model, no metal case, basic, no docking option, my experience with them is they don't stand up to punishment (being lugged around) like the latitudes

      • +1 vote

        I have a 7 year old Dell Inspiron 700m (purchased March 2005) that has had heavy daily use and been lugged round the world umpteen times and it's still alive and kicking.

        At work (where they run Latitudes) I've swapped out damaged screens and repaired cases far too many times.

        Maybe I'm just more careful with handling than those people I work with.

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          I have lugged mine around the world also. Has been going strong since 2007. No problems here, would buy another for sure.

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          We have a fleet of 700+ latitudes (mostly e6 series) & our failure rate around 3% (there has been some problem models we have avoided ect. e5510 ) my last role where we had HP's and it was around 10%. We have a few inspirons going on 2 years old now, a few cracked hinges, a few have charging circuit failures a few cathode failures but overall better than what I have seen with other makes.

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          I too have a similar experience. I've got a Dell bought in 2007 and been traveling with me a lot and was heavily used but still going strong. Recently I've bought 2 Lenovos. Both broken in 3 months. One of them was my fault as I dropped it from my bed and cracked the case. (Dell had fallen so many times and nothing happened) The other Lenovo lost it's screen in a month without doing anything but just sitting on table. Lenovo said the screen had a small crack in side the panel and got me to pay another $350 to replace the LCD panel. I couldn't think of any reason to get the screen cracked. Only thing I can guess is that I hold the laptop in one hand couple of times with the lid closed when I moved the laptop to a different table. Otherwise it was sitting in my office room all the time. After repair I now never move that laptop. It's just sitting on one table as a desktop. That's how I should use my Lenovo.
          Still I believe Dell is bit over priced these days. No doubt that it's a better brand but they will face the same problem that Sony is facing now against Samsung. By the time other laptop brands improve their quality while grabbing the whole market with their cheaper price Dell can easily loose the battle few years down the line not now.

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        I've had a couple of inspirons and have taken them to work and back every day, and never had any issues with build quality. Certainly the build quality isn't any worse than other models in this price range.

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          I'm still using my Inspiron 1525 from 4(?) years back! I'm the computer handyman/repair guy in my family and friend circle and mine is the only one to have never failed. They have HPs and Toshibas they were bought sometime last year, yet we all agree that my old Inspiron is the best.

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    Great CPU but the video card is weak as p**s, certainly not a gaming laptop

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      The inspirons rarely are good gaming laptops. IMO though there's not that much advantage for getting an i7 2670 over an i7 2630, and you can find plenty of 2630 models (in other brands) for ~$300 less, so I don't think this is very good value.

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    This Dell computer is a pita, 2nd generation cpu but no blu-ray?

  • +2 votes

    Why not get this instead:
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/0862mdm-lenovo-y570-0862...

    Core i7
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    750GB HDD
    GT555m
    USB 3.0 port

    This laptop is more suited for gaming with a GT555m GPU, however there's a $200 price difference (after dealing with cashback)

    Obviously shows how overpriced Dell's are.

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      It might look better deal than this Dell but they still use obsolete 5400rpm drive also I think the GPU shares the memory with the system??

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        5400rpm drives on laptops aren't obsolete…
        It's Australia not America.

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        GPU shares the memory with the system??

        Usually that's a bad thing, but this is a high end discrete GPU that smokes the GT525m found in this Dell.

        Comparison
        GT555m
        GT525m

        With the $200 dollar difference, that amount of money is still enough to buy a high capacity solid state drive to upgrade the laptop with. Or if you wanted, a 1TB 7200RPM drive.

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    "BATTERIES 2.2AHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery" is it me or does this look weird? never seen such a low capacity 6 cell battery, 4.2Ah+ is what i've seen for a 6 cell!

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    Lenovo is definetely the best

  • -1 vote

    how is this any better than my post:

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/62747

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      They look quite similar but you can't really compare the price because DS forgot to specific some important components such as battery capacity and optical drive (they say "yes it got one" lol)

      Staff over there should do more homework before pretending to sell computers.

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    screen on the Lenovo still kills it…

    Why no 1080p screens on such laptops?!?!

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    Meh, I just bought an ASUS 13.3" UX31E Ultrabook yesterday, so it is end of discussion for me. It was %15 off @ DSE with 2 years anti-theft bonus (worth $49.99) and I called JB HI-FI for a price beat. They matched the price but they didn't have the anti-theft bonus (which only remotely locks up your laptop when stolen) so they offered another $50 OFF! I ended up buying it for $1130. Deal ended yesterday and the price is back to $1389 @ DSE today, I saved $259 and feeling very lucky!!

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