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Windows 7: Is this Laptop deal worth it?

31 Aug 2012   #1
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
Is this Laptop deal worth it?

Hello guys,
My uncle is trying to buy a laptop and he only wants to use it casually. No gaming, just usual browsing, email and stuff.

I found a good deal, at least from my point of view, what do you guys think? He wanted the price range to be around $400.


SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Inspiron 15 Qty 1
Inspiron 15, Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1 64-Bit, English Unit Price $519.99
Inspiron 15 price includes $169 instant discount
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- $169.00

Catalog Number: 29 FNCWZ17DDR

Inspiron N5050 HR Inspiron 15
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1 64-Bit, English
Processor: 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2370M (2.4GHz)
Memory: 4GB Shared Single Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
LCD Panel: 15.6" High Definition (720p) LED with Truelife Display and Integrated Webcam 0.3MP

Video Card: Intel® HD Graphics
Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Camera Software: Camera Software
System Color: Obsidian Black
Network: Integrated 10/100 Network Card
Optical Drive Software: Roxio Creator Starter
Adobe Reader: Adobe Acrobat X Reader
Optical Drive: 8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Sound: High Definition Audio 2.0
Wireless: Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0+HS
Additional Software: Additional Software
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
Regional Base Components: DLA English Regional Base Components
Security Software: McAfee® SecurityCenter, 30-Day Trial
Battery: Lithium Ion Battery (6-Cell)
Hardware Support Services: Retail, 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, and Mail-In Service after Remote Diagnosis
Retail Software Retail Software - All
Trusted ID Trusted ID,IDSafe, 12 Month Subscription, Digital Delivery
Packaging Label RtlPck#60341 Inspiron 15(N5050) Black
TOTAL: $350.99



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Total Price
Subtotal $350.99

Shipping & Handling $9.00

Shipping & Handling Discount -$9.00

Tax* $24.57
*Exemptions reflected in final checkout page only


Total Price: $375.56


My only issue is the batter but since he's not a heavy gamer it shouldnt be a problem. I talked to the tech for more specifications and he said that RAM is as is and it is not upgradable.

There are 2 USB 2.0 ports
1x VGA
1x HDMI 1.3"
1x headphone/speaker out
3-in-1 Media Card Reader"
1 Microphone

Is this a good deal?
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31 Aug 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Sure it is.

Did you mean Battery ?
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31 Aug 2012   #3
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Sure it is.

Did you mean Battery ?
Yes I meant the battery.
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31 Aug 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For the purpose it looks like an OK deal to me. Especially the i3 is an asset.

Here are a few at Newegg for comparison. http://www.newegg.com/store/SubCateg...=32&Tpk=laptop
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31 Aug 2012   #5
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

So, the total is 375? If it is, that's a hell of a bargain. Get a different HDD though; that one is crap.
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31 Aug 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
So, the total is 375? If it is, that's a hell of a bargain. Get a different HDD though; that one is crap.
I think for the purpose, the HDD is OK. I would not change it unless I went for an SSD.
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31 Aug 2012   #7
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Yeah, it's just going to be molasses. :/
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