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Topic # 120835 15-Jun-2013 14:10
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  Reply # 837257 15-Jun-2013 14:31
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There are a few other deals on the store, looks like theyre trying to clear out their Ivy Bridge Machines.  XPS 14 is $1300 off as well.

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  Reply # 837299 15-Jun-2013 15:50
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rubs his hands with glee in anticipation of haswell roll out (been waiting for this for 2 years ... was hoping for a non mac laptop that lasts more than 1 hour!)



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  Reply # 837307 15-Jun-2013 16:06
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joker97: rubs his hands with glee in anticipation of haswell roll out (been waiting for this for 2 years ... was hoping for a non mac laptop that lasts more than 1 hour!)


By Christmas ?? He asks fingers crossed

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  Reply # 838354 17-Jun-2013 20:54
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Inspiron 17R Special Edition Laptop $1259

to this being a single hard drive unit with empty drive bay, does anyone know if theInspiron 17R Special Edition Laptopwould have the hard drive caddie and cable included for the second hard drive that will not be in the unit? 

http://www.dell.com/nz/p/inspiron-17r-se-7720/pd.aspx?c=nz&cs=nzdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn

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  Reply # 838366 17-Jun-2013 21:14
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joker97: rubs his hands with glee in anticipation of haswell roll out (been waiting for this for 2 years ... was hoping for a non mac laptop that lasts more than 1 hour!)


My Dell Inspiron 14Z with SSD gives well over 5 hours.




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  Reply # 838372 17-Jun-2013 21:35
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Dell must normally be making some good $$ as I just bought a XPS 13 ultrabook for someone at work a few weeks back for around the discounted price (corporate account).

Its actually very nice and was one of the only small ultra books with a 1080p screen. Wasn't expecting it having been used to their latitude range. Although the dock is disappointing as its USB based and won't drive a Dell 27" ultra sharp monitor. You have to use the mini display port and create a customer low refresh rate resolution profile.



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  Reply # 838391 17-Jun-2013 22:15
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Also consider keeping an eye on the outlet store sales (nz stock that a customer cancelled/returned etc)

http://www1.ap.dell.com/nz/en/dfo/df.aspx?refid=df&s=dfo

You can generally get an extra $50-150 off the listed price when you do the phone order for it if you ask/be a bit cagey on placing the order then and there.

Also if you don't like it, and want to return it within the time frame they sometimes offer the a small discount to keep it and keep you happy.

Top notch service, considering their relatively poor reputation for low end(<2k) consumer laptops imo.

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  Reply # 838396 17-Jun-2013 22:27
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ubernoob:
joker97: rubs his hands with glee in anticipation of haswell roll out (been waiting for this for 2 years ... was hoping for a non mac laptop that lasts more than 1 hour!)


By Christmas ?? He asks fingers crossed


my XPS16 SSD boots in 8 seconds, 1080p screen, HTPC, configured with a million programmes, I am quite happy not to rock the boat :D Christmas suits me just fine :D .  only problem is ... battery life :(, weighs a tonne (3.1kg!!!)

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  Reply # 838477 18-Jun-2013 08:26
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Do the fans on these things sound like vacuum cleaners? I can't stand LOUD fans.

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  Reply # 838558 18-Jun-2013 10:08
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myopinion: Do the fans on these things sound like vacuum cleaners? I can't stand LOUD fans.
 I can only speak for my 14z, but it's almost impossible to hear the fan, when it is running that is.  It's super quiet.




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  Reply # 838602 18-Jun-2013 11:31
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In general in the past all entry level dells sound like vacuum cleaners. But not sure about this. Google



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  Reply # 838812 18-Jun-2013 17:35
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myopinion: Do the fans on these things sound like vacuum cleaners? I can't stand LOUD fans.


I bought this http://www.dell.com/nz/p/inspiron-17r-se-7720/fs for my son, before it was on special (grumble grumble) for his 21st in Feb, matched it with this http://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/computers-laptops/computer-accessories/targus-awe55au-laptop-chill-mat-black/62578 but it was cheaper then.
Barely a whisper

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  Reply # 841612 22-Jun-2013 17:42
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I posted earlier about this being $1259. Inspiron 17R Special Edition Laptop


Seems that it is now even cheaper, not sure what changed, maybe this model does not have a Blu-ray reader. Cannot remember if the last one had it or not? 

Anyways it is $1169, only difference I can see between the last deal is the optical drive.

Works out $90 less than the last deal. It is showing $630 off rather than $840 off although. Hard to keep track of the changes once changed.

http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=w510272nz&model_id=inspiron-17r-se-7720&c=nz&l=en&s=dhs&cs=nzdhs1&

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  Reply # 841944 23-Jun-2013 14:07
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A5X: does anyone know if theInspiron 17R Special Edition Laptopwould have the hard drive caddie and cable included for the second hard drive that will not be in the unit? 


I'd be quite interested in this too. Could one pop an SSD along with the HDD into one of these relatively easily?

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  Reply # 842061 23-Jun-2013 20:34
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sidefx:
A5X: does anyone know if theInspiron 17R Special Edition Laptopwould have the hard drive caddie and cable included for the second hard drive that will not be in the unit? 


I'd be quite interested in this too. Could one pop an SSD along with the HDD into one of these relatively easily?


I can confirm they do come with the caddy and cable for the 2nd hdd

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