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#152327 23-Sep-2014 19:11
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Spotted this at dell I don't know if it is a mistake but I have ordered will see if it get cancelled

Link:
http://www.dell.com/nz/business/p/laptops.aspx?c=nz&l=en&s=bsd&~ck=mn#!facets=62039~0~342777&p=1

Specs:

 

Inspiron 15 5000 Series (Intel®) - 5547
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4510U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
AMD Radeon™ HD R7 M265 2GB DDR3
1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache
Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
English keyboard with backlight
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-AC 3160 @ 5GHz + Bluetooth 4.0
15.6 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with IPS and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)

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  #1134855 23-Sep-2014 19:24
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Damn, that Dell website must be the slowest thing on the Internet.





 

 

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  #1134856 23-Sep-2014 19:25
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Looking around now and this model comes with starting price at $1099 4GB RAM. I think you got lucky.





 

 

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  #1134858 23-Sep-2014 19:26
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That looks to be good value. It looks legit because it says clearance.

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  #1134860 23-Sep-2014 19:26
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Oh, I seee. "Cash off" discount.





 

 

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  #1134863 23-Sep-2014 19:30
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Here is a review. TLDR: it's big and heavy. And HDD and no gigabit ethernet. On the other hand this review with photos show it's easy to replace the HDD with a SSD.





 

 

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  #1134874 23-Sep-2014 19:34
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Link still works for me takes a while to load however... I couldn't see it on dells website when I got home so I went through my history, found the link and still worked.




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  #1134878 23-Sep-2014 19:36
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freitasm: Here is a review. TLDR: it's big and heavy. And HDD and no gigabit ethernet. On the other hand this review with photos show it's easy to replace the HDD with a SSD.




Atleast the HDD is a hybrid ssd/hdd so could be okay not really used a hybrid drive before..

 
 
 
 


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  #1134879 23-Sep-2014 19:37
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freitasm:  On the other hand this review with photos show it's easy to replace the HDD with a SSD.



With an 8 GB hybrid drive shouldn't be too bad, although SSD prices are so cheap nowadays.



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  #1134886 23-Sep-2014 19:44
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freitasm: Here is a review. TLDR: it's big and heavy. And HDD and no gigabit ethernet. On the other hand this review with photos show it's easy to replace the HDD with a SSD.




Not sure I trust there gaming results either
I have a feeling that was using the onboard GPU considering how close it was to the other cpu using the same onboard GPU
Also this guy has done alot of gaming this laptop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m41TIhXyAUs&list=UUYjfKhF5vJLNaCQHTTrCFrA

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  #1134900 23-Sep-2014 20:10
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The GPU gets some decent gaming benchmarks at notebookcheck.net. Looks good for a home desktop replacement.

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  #1134910 23-Sep-2014 20:43
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Another review:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-5547-Notebook-Review.122261.0.html

It appears to concur with the PCWorld review regarding build quality.
They refer to it as "medium" build quality.

Other specs are somewhat awesome for the price.

Very tempting.

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  #1134921 23-Sep-2014 20:50
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Also, what does "No Nuance SW included" mean?

Does that mean no bloatware? (if yes - then another awesome feature...)



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  #1134961 23-Sep-2014 21:13
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zaptor: Also, what does "No Nuance SW included" mean?

Does that mean no bloatware? (if yes - then another awesome feature...)


Well mine came with 12 months of Mcafee so that can't be true :)



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  #1134967 23-Sep-2014 21:16
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jonb: The GPU gets some decent gaming benchmarks at notebookcheck.net. Looks good for a home desktop replacement.


For me the IPS 1080p touch display is what I like portable lightroom machine would be useful.

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  #1134968 23-Sep-2014 21:16
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zaptor: Another review:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-5547-Notebook-Review.122261.0.html

It appears to concur with the PCWorld review regarding build quality.
They refer to it as "medium" build quality.

Other specs are somewhat awesome for the price.

Very tempting.


I have had an inspiron before and the build quality of it was poor.I beleive the latitude are their higher quality ones.  But for a cheap sub $1000 laptop it looks to have good specs. I do know someone who had one of those hybrid drives with their dell,  and had all sorts of problems with it.

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