Dell Notebook

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sundance86, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Received the following dell notebook computer coupon:

    For a limited time or for the first 3,000 customers, you can upgrade all available components for FREE.
    Maximize your upgrades and still pay just the advertised price - Online Only!

    <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=h9tBDka9GPg&offerid=85078.10000709&type=3&subid=0" ><font size="2" color="#006666">One&nbsp;Price&nbsp;Inspiron&nbsp;Sale&nbsp;Ending&nbsp;August&nbsp;22&nbsp;2005!</font></a><font size="1" color="#006666"><IMG border=0 width=1 height=1 src="http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=h9tBDka9GPg&bids=85078.10000709&type=3&subid=0" ></font></p>
     
  2. i'm trying to keep this thing up on top of the main page.

    it is still a bit pricey.
    never the less a pretty decent deal if u are looking for those tech support upgrades.
     
  3. I understand what you are saying, and I am trying to keep the base price in perspective for what the upgrades are worth. It looks like you can get around $1200 upgrades for free if you start with the $1199 configuration.
     
  4. Ebo

    Ebo

    I have 3 DELL boxes and an Inspiron Notebook and I will never buy another DELL again.

    It does not not matter how much you pay for a service contract, there is SUB PAR support that speaks broken Hindu in Bangalore on the 1-800 numbers.
     
  5. With that info increasingly being in the news lately, maybe that's why Dell is subsidizing the cost of the extended service warranty in this particular sale.

    Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options Help Me Choose
    Select the 4 Year Limited Warranty, At-Home Service, and Tech Support and save with mail in rebate.
    Limited Time Offer. Note price shown below is before rebate.

    3Yr Ltd Warranty, At-Home Service,and Tech Support plus Nights and Weekends [add $189] Free!
    2Yr Ltd Warranty, 2Yr At-Home Service, and 2Yr Technical Support [add $119] Free!
    1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr Technical Support [add $59] Free!
    1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr Mail-In Service, and 1Yr Technical Support [add $19] Free!
    90 Days Ltd Warranty, 90 Days Mail-In Service, and 90 Days Technical Suppport


    Non-PC maker Apple has been alone at the top as best in service for desktops and laptops,
    while Dell, once best in PC warranty & service, has dropped down into the middle of the pack
    - mostly for exasperating phone service, rather than for warrantied parts replacement.
     
  6. vikana

    vikana Moderator

    You're unfortunately right. Dell support used to be good. Now, if you ever get through to a person, it's someone on the other side of the planet, speaking in broken english, over a poor VoIP line.

    The last Inspiron I bought (a few month ago) only came with 90 day warrenty. Pretty sad.
     
  7. I totally agree, terrible CS. Basically it's someone in India flipping through a manual, trying to explain something to you that they don't understand themselves in broken English. I'll never buy another Dell for that reason alone.

    Don-
     
  8. Here's some Dell Inspiron 2200 reviews:

    http://www.bytesector.com/data/bs-article.asp?id=511

    http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Dell_I...31314721.html?tag=uolst&ord=creationDate+desc

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4864-3121_7...val=1282102&ctype=msgid&ordb=ratingValue+desc

    http://www.epinions.com/content_192856297092


    Even if one starts with the $549 sale price for the Inspiron 2200 basic version elsewhere on the Dell website and thru other sites, the total comparable savings gained by upgrading to the max compared to the $1,199 Blow Out sale version is only about $800. So, this Blow Out sale is still best for this Dell model.

    Remember, this is a Back to School beginner model sale. But, still worth considering for a trader looking to have a basic laptop with adequate processor and memory.
     
  9. It just seemed to be a good deal for a notebook when 'maxed', and I have always had very good experiences with dell. I am not using it for a trading computer, actually buying it for my daughter for school.

    Now stay tune for the really great deal - when I come back trying to peddle it here for half price :)
     
  10. shfly

    shfly

    Could it be consumer vs. small business?


    I bought a Dell Workstation (Precision 370) in Nov-04., and I could not be happier with the computer or the service. The service rep's are located in the US, at least when I last talked to them, Dec-04 timeframe. Obviously pricier than the consumer side, mine came to about $1800.

    I WOULD buy a Dell again.
     
    #10     Aug 20, 2005