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# 254316 6-Aug-2019 16:43
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This Dell Vostro 15 5000 is $900.00 off.  What's the catch?  I can't find any reviews online, but the one or two that I did find say that the FHD 15.6" IPS display is crap, but I can't even be sure they are talking about the same year/model.

 

The CNET review I found said they hadn't actually used it and the other places I find it mentioned seem like they are just mentioning it because they are getting a kickback on sales.

 

What pisses me off is that this laptop ticks all the boxes.  I need a thin 15.6" laptop in a body that isn't crap with an i5, SD card reader and FHD display.  I was looking at getting an ex-lease Thinkpad W540 with an i7 for similar money, but new would be better.  I just can't hit the button because I feel like something is up.  Anyone own a Vostro 15 5000?

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# 2291058 6-Aug-2019 16:46
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well looking at the config i suspect its probably old stock / end of line / clearence stock which they want to get rid off, 


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  # 2291060 6-Aug-2019 16:53
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Good spec for price - downsides as I see would be no number pad on the keyboard (may not be an issue for you but odd for a 15" notebook).

 

Unsure on the wireless - they mention 1x1, but then also mention both the 9560 & the 9462, the 9560 is a 2x2 card. For me 1x1 wireless would be a deal breaker but may not be the case for you. 

 

 

 

The Vostro notebooks I've used before have always been pleasant to use and generally feel like they have pretty decent build quality.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2291066 6-Aug-2019 17:04
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wratterus:

 

Good spec for price - downsides as I see would be no number pad on the keyboard (may not be an issue for you but odd for a 15" notebook).

 

Unsure on the wireless - they mention 1x1, but then also mention both the 9560 & the 9462, the 9560 is a 2x2 card. For me 1x1 wireless would be a deal breaker but may not be the case for you. 

 

 

 

The Vostro notebooks I've used before have always been pleasant to use and generally feel like they have pretty decent build quality.

 

 

The number pad isn't really a deal breaker for me.  I agree, it's odd for a 15.6" unit.  Especially one classified as "small business".
I'm not sure what 2x2 and 1x1 means in terms of wireless connectivity, but I'm guessing that means it won't matter to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  # 2291072 6-Aug-2019 17:16
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Good luck finding a decent 1080p panel under 1.5k in NZ buying new, if thats the most important maybe look at the dell outlet from time to time and buy a refurbished XPS 13/15 when it pops up. Reviews online for that model mention heat issues with intensive work loads(thermal throttling and high cpu fan noise) and limited speeds on the SD card reader(<30MB\sec so might have to look for other solutions if moving large amounts of data).

 

 

 

Being Vostro(entry level business grade) you do get 1yr onsite warranty which is a plus if something goes wrong.




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  # 2291096 6-Aug-2019 17:43
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loceff13:

 

Good luck finding a decent 1080p panel under 1.5k in NZ buying new, if thats the most important maybe look at the dell outlet from time to time and buy a refurbished XPS 13/15 when it pops up.

 

Being Vostro(entry level business grade) you do get 1yr onsite warranty which is a plus if something goes wrong.

 

I find that kind of weird.  1080p should just be the standard by now.  I can't believe how much of an issue finding a laptop that isn't 1600x900 and 14" has been.  I just need the SD card for offloading photos from my camera, so speed isn't a big deal.
I'll be using Firefox, occasional Photoshop when I'm on the move and checking video footage on site.  I think this can handle what I need it to anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  # 2291097 6-Aug-2019 17:45
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1080p is more common sure but a decent panel isn't. 


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  # 2291163 6-Aug-2019 19:51
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A client of ours purchased a high end Dell laptop, we have discovered that the NIC is only 10/100.

 

The throughput is awful, be very careful, our client is deeply regretting it now.

 

John 





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  # 2291165 6-Aug-2019 19:54
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I know they have new stuff coming in especially in Latitude range. A good deal you should go i7 plus the cash back is good. They will send you an email with code you can use to redeem later on something else (needs min spend).





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  # 2291168 6-Aug-2019 19:55
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SATTV:

 

A client of ours purchased a high end Dell laptop, we have discovered that the NIC is only 10/100.

 

The throughput is awful, be very careful, our client is deeply regretting it now.

 

John 

 

 

Your client should return it.

 

One of mine bought an Inspiron earlier this year but didn't check it was an IPS screen. Dell came out and replaced the screen and took the laptop back with a full refund the following week.


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  # 2291224 6-Aug-2019 21:31
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I think they have a 14 day returns policy





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  # 2291225 6-Aug-2019 21:31
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Once bought a quad core 4.1GHz x4 but it only does 2 GHz due to thermal throttling





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  # 2291226 6-Aug-2019 21:38
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SATTV:

 

A client of ours purchased a high end Dell laptop, we have discovered that the NIC is only 10/100.

 

The throughput is awful, be very careful, our client is deeply regretting it now.

 

John 

 

 

interestingly the inspiron 7000 i bought with a NIC did 1000Mbps





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