GM Truck Club Forum banner

1 - 20 of 29 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm not sure why, and maybe someone on here can explain it if they wanted. But Dell has their basic laptop Model 1501 for two different prices through their website.

Shopping for latops for home, and office:
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspn_1501?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

Shopping for laptops for small business:
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=en&oc=bncwh1s&s=bsd

Today the prices changed, and if you buy a laptop through the small business link you will save $50.00. Last night you would save $100.00
Looks like some options have changed as well, but if you're not worried about a 60gb hard drive vs 120gb, and just need to save every penny you can, then buy it through the business link.

I bought mine last night, and saved the $100.00, and they sent it free of shipping.

Just thought I would share that info with you all.:mdr:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,151 Posts
I bought a Dell laptop computer for my daughter for Christmas and it was cheaper to buy it through the small business end with the promos they run.

My order:

Item Number Quantity Item Description
222-4012 1 Inspiron 6400, Intel Core Duo processor T2050 (2MB/1.60GHz/533MHz)
320-4650 1 15.4 Inch Wide-screen WXGA Display for Inspiron 6400/E150
311-5778 1 2GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm for Inspiron 6400/E1505
320-4653 1 Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 GM
341-3316 1 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505
412-0689 1 Image Restore
420-4766 1 Microsoft Windows XP Home Service Pack 2, English, for Inspiron
463-2282 1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
420-4928 1 Windows Media Player 10
412-0911 1 Dell Support
420-5477 1 Dell Direct Download
420-5769 1 Internet Search and Portal
310-6841 1 Backup media for XP Home
310-8617 1 Thank you for choosing Dell
430-0493 1 Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem, for Inspiron
412-0917 1 Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0, for Inspiron
313-3959 1 8X DVD+/-RW Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505
420-5901 1 Sonic Digital Media, v7.0, My DVD, for Inspiron
313-4217 1 Integrated High Definition Audio, Inspiron
430-1913 1 Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini Card (54Mbps), for Inspiron 6400/E1505
412-0903 1 Norton Internet Security 2006 90 Day Trial,OEM
420-6367 1 Yahoo Music Jukebox 2.0, Basic1 Month,Trial
312-0404 1 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for Inspiron 6400/E1505
412-0586 1 AOL BSD/SMB
420-3224 1 Broadband Icon for Inspiron
412-0934 1 Earthlink
412-0938 1 AOL Offers
412-0931 1 Corel Snapfire Plus Starter Edition
412-0915 1 Microsoft Works 8.5 Plus Office Trial, for Inspiron
981-9299 1 Thank you for choosing 1 Year Economy Plan
985-3528 1 Dell Hardware Warranty Plus Return To Depot, Initial Year
980-2790 1 Type 7 Contract - Mail-InService, 24x7 TechnicalSupport, Initial Year
950-9057 1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
960-2780 1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
310-8624 1 You have chosen a Vista Capable System
310-8315 1 Intel Core Duo Processor
420-6431 1 No Express Upgrade to Windows Vista selected
430-1777 1 Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR),for Inspiron
465-8714 1 Media Direct 3.0
465-9282 1 Thank you for choosing Dell
310-8315 1 Intel Core Duo Processor
310-8624 1 You have chosen a Vista Capable System
462-4506 1 Purchase is NOT intended for resell


Subtotal: $802.62
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Tax: $59.41
Total: $862.03

This package was $799 after rebates and coupons and I only added the Bluetooth upgrade.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
4,886 Posts
The US doesn't really have a VAT like they have in Europe. :party:

Don't worry! They still get small businesses for taxes though.

It's all marketing. Dell is a master of it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,966 Posts
Sounds like a good deal,Patrick. Now if you can keep the daughter from chattin' on it your laughing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
My advice on Dell is don't walk, RUN as fast as you can from Dell! I have had nothing but OS crashes every 2 months without fail, my tech guy thinks it's a hardware conflict, good luck guessing which part. I right now have a $2000 paper weight that is unreliable and I'm sick of pouring money into it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,428 Posts
I'm bought my last laptop from Costco. Fair priced and I can take it back anytime, for any reason within the first 6 months. Got a nice HP DV6000 and have been very happy with it. Bought it to replace a Dell that had the mysteriously 'hot' battery. Dell claims that our serial number didn't fall within the affected batch. Thank you Dell. Picture from: Consumeraffairs.com I have not yet gotten any satifaction from Dell's customer-no-service dept.:mad:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
I'm bought my last laptop from Costco. Fair priced and I can take it back anytime, for any reason within the first 6 months. Got a nice HP DV6000 and have been very happy with it. Bought it to replace a Dell that had the mysteriously 'hot' battery. Dell claims that our serial number didn't fall within the affected batch. Thank you Dell. Picture from: Consumeraffairs.com I have not yet gotten any satifaction from Dell's customer-no-service dept.:mad:
So what I'm getting is that Dell sucks???:smile:
I'm just being a smart-ass.
Well, I hope I have better luck. I guess time will tell.

How far have you escalated your issue, unplugged?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,151 Posts
I own 3 Dell desktop computers (2 at home and 1 at work) and one notebook. I have had no issues with any of them and bought the first desktop PC about 6 years ago. I built my own PC for a gaming rig but I could not pass up the affordability of the Dells for both my kids and for work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
We actually have a Dell for my wife's computer. She's never had any problems with it, and she's had it a couple years now. I guess it's really no different than cars. Sometimes you get lemons.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,966 Posts
I'm bought my last laptop from Costco. Fair priced and I can take it back anytime, for any reason within the first 6 months. Got a nice HP DV6000 and have been very happy with it. Bought it to replace a Dell that had the mysteriously 'hot' battery. Dell claims that our serial number didn't fall within the affected batch. Thank you Dell. Picture from: Consumeraffairs.com I have not yet gotten any satifaction from Dell's customer-no-service dept.:mad:
I heard about this problems its not still going on is it, Unplugged?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Got a Dell Inspiron E1505 and no problems other than the once in a while glitch...but even my custom built desktop does that stuff....its normal if you keep em running for a while. I've got a Dell precision 390 workstation here at work and its kick a$$....no problems, and its got the best core 2 duo processor and 4 gigs of ram :) woo hoo! So in conclusion, I've seen no problems with dell, but my roommate who has his own computer repair business is plagued by dells coming in needing fixed....i'm thinking its just cause alot of people have dells so you have a higher chance of getting a broken dell to fix!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Got a Dell Inspiron E1505 and no problems other than the once in a while glitch...but even my custom built desktop does that stuff....its normal if you keep em running for a while. I've got a Dell precision 390 workstation here at work and its kick a$$....no problems, and its got the best core 2 duo processor and 4 gigs of ram :) woo hoo! So in conclusion, I've seen no problems with dell, but my roommate who has his own computer repair business is plagued by dells coming in needing fixed....i'm thinking its just cause alot of people have dells so you have a higher chance of getting a broken dell to fix!


NO Dell's suck, it's just that people don't know it yet, just wait until it needs repair, so you want to take it to a local shop to fix it, good luck as Dell parts are proprietary and Dell will not sell parts to a local shop, so guess what, you get to experience that fine Dell customer no service. That is the point you are questioning why I got sucked in to buying a Dell, trust me it will happen. I was once a huge Dell fan until I got put through the grinder, now I will never buy another Dell no matter how much you paid me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
So how is this Dell chat machine...ur I mean laptop working so far?
Those damn crazy Dell people. You'd think they have these things built, and sitting in a warehouse for shipment. Apparently it took them 3 days to build it. It wouldn't even take 2 days to build this laptop from scratch...I'm talking inner layer PCB cores, solder reflow, and board population. Never mind assembling pre-made components.

The fact that I'm just going to be getting it tomorrow kind of stinks since I ordered it early last week, and it went out 3 day shipping.
Oh well. I'll let you know tomorrow.

For now, I need to get the wireless router setup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Well, I've got my new toy. So far so good. I'll be happy as long as I don't have to experience the dreaded "Dell Customer Service".

On a different note, has anyone seen the new Mac commercial where they poke fun at PC's running Windows Vista?
It's the one where PC has to constantly answer yes or no, to what looks like an FBI agent everytime he either wants to talk to Mac, or do pretty much anything.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuqZ8AqmLPY

Well, I got this Dell, and it came with windows Vista Basic. I tried to go Linux way back when, but it was just too alien for me from DOS, so I just stuck with microsoft. Besides a few blue screens never killed anyone.
Anyway, I figured the latest greatest windows has to be...well the greatest (or at least better than the last).
I just want to say, I think Windows Vista stinks.
Every time you want to run a program you have to tell the computer either yes or no.
OK, if I didn't want to run the program, I wouldn't have "double clicked" it.

I think I'm going to step backwards, and install Xp in this machine. Vista just seems like even more bloatware that Xp is. It's terribly slow. I can at least deal with Xp.

So, does anyone else run Vista, and are they happy with it?
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
4,886 Posts
No, I've got a notebook, a PC at home and a PC at work. All XP.

In fact, we only have two machines in the entire company (we're a software company) that have Vista on it. Windows XP SP2 actually seems pretty stable, so I'm good for now.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
1,457 Posts
I'm testing Vista at work; it runs great on a dual core CPU wit 2 GB memory.
The questions when you start a program is because the programs aren't Vista verified and are a potential danger for Vista he thinks it's probably spy ware. :whistle:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,630 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
I'm testing Vista at work; it runs great on a dual core CPU wit 2 GB memory.
The questions when you start a program is because the programs aren't Vista verified and are a potential danger for Vista he thinks it's probably spy ware. :whistle:
Ok, well then my Vista was stupid. I would open the control panel, and start the administrator services , and it would ask if I wanted to allow or cancel. Same thing for add/remove programs.

Well Vista is just a memory on this machine, and it seems that both the computer and I are much happier without it. Computer is much faster now.
 
1 - 20 of 29 Posts
Top