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  #1136631 24-Sep-2014 15:24
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I think its just a regular 5400rpm 1tb drive. I have a 750 Black Scorpio 7600rpm sitting at home that i was going to put in there.. Besides that, not really planning to do any upgrades on this one.

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  #1136645 24-Sep-2014 15:35
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Krishant007: I think its just a regular 5400rpm 1tb drive. I have a 750 Black Scorpio 7600rpm sitting at home that i was going to put in there.. Besides that, not really planning to do any upgrades on this one.


Just found the specs on teh order page, iand it does specify a 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache. So I hope that would perform better with that extra 8GB. I presume the OS boots from that. Anyone used a hybrid drive?

 
 
 
 


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  #1136651 24-Sep-2014 15:43
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mattwnz: For those who ordered one, did you do any upgrades, such as win 8 to win 8 pro?

Yep. Upgraded to 8.1 pro for an extra $21.85.



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  #1136676 24-Sep-2014 15:58
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Okay, being the curious fellow that I am I went looking for the same SKU for the Aussie market.

I used the following E-Code: X510412AU

I found the same laptop (well, the specs appear to be identical anyway).

The description also includes this (which wasn't on the NZ one):
* 5 in 1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SD3.0, MS, MS Pro)

Which corroborates what the CSR told me about the NZ model.

Anyway, it also has a $500 discount.
However, it's base price is $1,698.99! (bear in mind this is in Australian dollars)

So, yeah. I'd say the CSR was right. Will be interesting to see how long they keep that price going.

Anyway, if you're looking for a cheap i7/16GB/1080p/{reasonable GPU} laptop, I'd say get in now before the price recalibrates.



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  #1136875 24-Sep-2014 19:33
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zaptor: Okay, being the curious fellow that I am I went looking for the same SKU for the Aussie market.

I used the following E-Code: X510412AU

I found the same laptop (well, the specs appear to be identical anyway).

The description also includes this (which wasn't on the NZ one):
* 5 in 1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SD3.0, MS, MS Pro)

Which corroborates what the CSR told me about the NZ model.

Anyway, it also has a $500 discount.
However, it's base price is $1,698.99! (bear in mind this is in Australian dollars)

So, yeah. I'd say the CSR was right. Will be interesting to see how long they keep that price going.

Anyway, if you're looking for a cheap i7/16GB/1080p/{reasonable GPU} laptop, I'd say get in now before the price recalibrates.


Just checked link its still up :)


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  #1137130 25-Sep-2014 09:31
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What does cash off mean?

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  #1137197 25-Sep-2014 10:23
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Discount




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 




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  #1137648 25-Sep-2014 17:02
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and its still up anyone else had order confirmation yet?

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  #1137708 25-Sep-2014 18:17
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Stan: and its still up anyone else had order confirmation yet?

Yep. Should be here by the end of the first week in October.

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  #1137715 25-Sep-2014 18:25
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As a side note. I personally think the discount is probably worth about $700 in relation to (currently available) comparable models. Certainly, not the $900-$1000 inferred by the Aussie model standard pricing.
Dell don't seem to have the bang for buck deals they used to (excluding the 5547 of course).

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  #1137745 25-Sep-2014 18:56
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Stan: 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)


Thanks for letting us know about this deal. I have now purchased one, and got confirmation that it has been accepted, along with a delivery date for the 8th of October. It will replace my core 2 one which is around 10 years old and runs xp.  I can't see how it is an error, because it said clearance, and they would have fixed it by now if it was an error. So I don't expect the order to be canceled. It also looks like they do manually check all orders because there was a good 12 hour delay before I got the confirmation that the order had been accepted.

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  #1137749 25-Sep-2014 19:05
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zaptor: As a side note. I personally think the discount is probably worth about $700 in relation to (currently available) comparable models. Certainly, not the $900-$1000 inferred by the Aussie model standard pricing.
Dell don't seem to have the bang for buck deals they used to (excluding the 5547 of course).

 

The odd thing is that I couldn't find any others of this model that had a touch screen that was full HD. Most screens seem to be far lower resolution.  So it is quite hard to compare. But a full HD screen would be more valuable. Infact this model and deal is difficult to find on their website, unless you know the link, or select just the 'touch screen 'option.

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  #1137805 25-Sep-2014 20:29
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mattwnz:
zaptor: As a side note. I personally think the discount is probably worth about $700 in relation to (currently available) comparable models. Certainly, not the $900-$1000 inferred by the Aussie model standard pricing.
Dell don't seem to have the bang for buck deals they used to (excluding the 5547 of course).

The odd thing is that I couldn't find any others of this model that had a touch screen that was full HD. Most screens seem to be far lower resolution.  So it is quite hard to compare. But a full HD screen would be more valuable. Infact this model and deal is difficult to find on their website, unless you know the link, or select just the 'touch screen 'option.

It's definitely a good deal. Save me having to look for a laptop deal of the same calibre in 3 months time (Boxing day).

I used pricespy to scope for a similar specced model, and came up with the Acer Nitro VN7-571G, which starts from $1500. I don't think it has a touch screen though - which negates the comparison if it's a desired feature.

However, once you get into the $1,600-$1,800 territory you start bumping into laptops with full quad cored i7's, and noticeably gruntier GPUs, with better build quality.



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  #1137845 25-Sep-2014 21:26
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zaptor:
mattwnz:
zaptor: As a side note. I personally think the discount is probably worth about $700 in relation to (currently available) comparable models. Certainly, not the $900-$1000 inferred by the Aussie model standard pricing.
Dell don't seem to have the bang for buck deals they used to (excluding the 5547 of course).

The odd thing is that I couldn't find any others of this model that had a touch screen that was full HD. Most screens seem to be far lower resolution.  So it is quite hard to compare. But a full HD screen would be more valuable. Infact this model and deal is difficult to find on their website, unless you know the link, or select just the 'touch screen 'option.

It's definitely a good deal. Save me having to look for a laptop deal of the same calibre in 3 months time (Boxing day).

I used pricespy to scope for a similar specced model, and came up with the Acer Nitro VN7-571G, which starts from $1500. I don't think it has a touch screen though - which negates the comparison if it's a desired feature.

However, once you get into the $1,600-$1,800 territory you start bumping into laptops with full quad cored i7's, and noticeably gruntier GPUs, with better build quality.


Agreed for what I want to use it for its amazing value for money. 

1080p ips display for under $1000 is my main draw the 16gb ram, i7 ULV cpu, GPU etc is a bonus.

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  #1137849 25-Sep-2014 21:37
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I got emailed that they couldn't get in touch with me and I had to call them. So I did and the guy said to just reply to the email which I have done.

Really hard to get Gmail here as vpn seems to be throttled massively.




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