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Topic # 63053 20-Jun-2010 00:38
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There must be a glitch so be quick!

Go to dell.co.nz and customize a core i5 Studio 15. Upgrade to i7 for ... $60!

I went for the XPS so no i did not take advantage ...

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  Reply # 343353 20-Jun-2010 00:46
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OMG that is a bargain!

I just checked and can confirm it's still available at $60:)



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  Reply # 343354 20-Jun-2010 00:50
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they probably wont fix it for a month when they update their deals but who knows.



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  Reply # 364035 6-Aug-2010 08:43
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it's now $1764 AND with 7200rpm hdd AND 1080p WLED screen!!!

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  Reply # 364039 6-Aug-2010 08:55
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But it's still a Dell....

(maybe they're finally taking that into account?) 



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  Reply # 364040 6-Aug-2010 08:59
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(and backlit keyboard)



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  Reply # 364045 6-Aug-2010 09:15
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thewisecat: But it's still a Dell....

(maybe they're finally taking that into account?) 


every brand has horror stories - some models more so than others - not sure about this studio thing but bought one for my bro and it's super light (2.4kg) and super cool despite the i7 which suggests something was built right

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  Reply # 364050 6-Aug-2010 09:22
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I ordered one of these yesterday and now see that for the same price I could have a blu-ray rive included. What do you think my chances are of changing the order?




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  Reply # 364072 6-Aug-2010 09:45
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hurry hurry and call them!

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Reply # 364074 6-Aug-2010 09:47
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joker97: hurry hurry and call them!

I'm trying, all I get is I'm calling outside of business hours. It's 9:45am!!




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  Reply # 364091 6-Aug-2010 10:21
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dont worry keep trying - they;re hard to get but once you get them they're pretty helpful in my experience ... make a fuss or speak to supervisor or something but i dont want to get your hopes up too high on the other hand ....

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  Reply # 364097 6-Aug-2010 10:35
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Damn that's tempting, looking at the Alienwares at the moment, but for that price, it might just sway me away!!!





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Reply # 364107 6-Aug-2010 10:48
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Dulouz: I ordered one of these yesterday and now see that for the same price I could have a blu-ray rive included. What do you think my chances are of changing the order?

Cheers Dell!

Made contact, cancelled order made yesterday. And now for same price new laptop has Blu-Ray drive!




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  Reply # 364110 6-Aug-2010 10:49
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FWIW my current work laptop is a Dell Studio 1535, and it is the most unreliable and frustrating laptop I've owned... by quite a significant margin. Its just over two years old, and has had 3 motherboard replacements (although that was due to Dell tech support incompetence more than anything; see below), a HDD replacement, two trackpad replacements, and one keyboard replacement (which admittedly was done as a courtesy during the last trackpad replacement).

I work with an external monitor connected to the laptop, and from day one I was getting daily BSODs on the laptop. After numerous tech support calls, motherboard replacements, sending the laptop away to Dell for thorough offsite testing, and even a brand new replacement laptop from the next iteration of the Studio series (which I sent back, due to it being a hardware "downgrade" in many ways), I discovered the BSOD problem was due to an incompatibility with the ATI graphics chip and Vistas Aero feature. Once I disabled Aero, the BSODs stopped. Thankfully this problem seems to be fixed with Windows 7, and I have once again enabled Aero without incident.

It also has what I consider to be a serious design flaw, where I can't screw in my external monitors connector into the laptop, so it just sits there loosely. As a result, this connection comes loose a few times a day, resulting in partial or full signal loss to the monitor. 

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  Reply # 364112 6-Aug-2010 10:53
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is this still working for anyone?

the upgrade to i7 on Studio 15 is a few hundred for me not $60



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  Reply # 364342 6-Aug-2010 17:15
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huh they've realised their error! again! that's why title said hurry :(

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