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Technology DELL laptops and coupons?

dinesh

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    Which sites have the coupons up to date i.e. as soon as they are out?

    Is the dell 700m a good buy?and when do these new coupons come out , or dell changes specials?any particular day of the week?
     
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      http://www.techbargains.com/dellcoupons.cfm

      You will find them all there. Dell used to offer a lot more coupons, but recently changed their pricing system so you will find much fewer. However, the prices are still competitive and in my opinion still worth it as long as you get a warranty so when stuff breaks they will fix it no-hassle. Because stuff will break.
       

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        from the mouth of a dell worker last night..."we're not gonna do coupons for a while because too many people wont buy because they are expecting coupons..."

        so get em while they last
         

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          Any bad things to say about a 700m?So far I am leaning in that direction.

          $1300 USD is getting me , 1.7ghz Mobile M, 3 year accidental protection warrenty, battery upgrade(65 something), 512mb Ram, 60gb HD, Dvd burner.
           

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            dinesh said:
            Any bad things to say about a 700m?So far I am leaning in that direction.

            $1300 USD is getting me , 1.7ghz Mobile M, 3 year accidental protection warrenty, battery upgrade(65 something), 512mb Ram, 60gb HD, Dvd burner.

            I think the most annoying thing about the 700m is that the keyboard is really small. If you are OK with that (I'm sure you get used to it), it rocks. I love the WXGA screen, it's hot. Dell should make more laptops with that screen. The XPS has it now too.
             

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              nebrfan said:
              Any more info on this deal? - more specifically - any info on the specs of the machine - I can't seem to find out ANYTHING on it
              The website Black Friday 2005 keeps a list of all the offers expected to be running over this Thanksgiving. One of the Wal-Mart ads the site scanned purports to offer buyers an HP Pavilion laptop or desktop machine for a mere US$398. The laptop sports a 2800+ Sempron processor, 256MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive, CD-RW/DVD drive, and a 15-inch screen. The desktop has a 3000+ Sempron processor, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive, and a 15-inch LCD panel.

              The Black Friday website has not revealed its source for the offers, but analysts such as John Spindler of Current Analysis believe the deal is "probably legitimate". Both HP and Wal-Mart have not commented on the matter.
               
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              dinesh said:
              Which sites have the coupons up to date i.e. as soon as they are out?

              Is the dell 700m a good buy?and when do these new coupons come out , or dell changes specials?any particular day of the week?

              Erm.. In my household we have a Inspiron 300m, 2 Dimension desktops, and 1 Optiplex (special work purchasing prgm.. don't ask) They do make decent computers. That said. Make sure that you are ready to either upgrade as soon as the warranty expires or pay for the extension. Depends upon which you think is worth more.. Because mysteriously, all of the Dells around me fall apart shortly after the warranty expires.. (My friends have reported similar experiences) Dells are fine otherwise.

              Personally, I do most of my computing on an apple now. For the past year, I have no complaints. And the student discount is always a plus! Only a hundred off - but that's one hundred extra in my pocket!
               
              dinesh said:
              Any bad things to say about a 700m?So far I am leaning in that direction.

              $1300 USD is getting me , 1.7ghz Mobile M, 3 year accidental protection warrenty, battery upgrade(65 something), 512mb Ram, 60gb HD, Dvd burner.
              screw the warranty. only suckers buy a warranty.

              switch out the dvd burner unless you're going to actually use it. if you're going to use it for backup for storing files, get an external hdd.

              get more RAM. you'll love 1gb RAM way more than 512mb.

              dells aren't bad computers when you treat them right. start throwing it around and those widescreen lcds will mess up on you.
               

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                nebrfan said:
                Any more info on this deal? - more specifically - any info on the specs of the machine - I can't seem to find out ANYTHING on it
                just go to walmart.com and click on the green box that says sale 5-11 am. then you can see the ad.
                 

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                  Please, if you can afford or finance another type of computer (Compaq, VIAO) do so. Dell offers cheap prices with tremendous lack of service. I own a DELL and I can say without a shodaow of a doubt that I have spent at least 100hours on the phone with customer service whose native language is not English. You will suffer if you have a problem. When I upgrade I will purchase a better computer. DELL is not worth the HELL it will put you through with their cheap prices. :mad: My $0.02.
                   
                  ^^^ granted that is true, you should never need service. if you know anything about computers, you can solve any problems. i served as a computer tech (beyond my normal duties) for the hospital consulting company i was employed at for 2 years. i bought 2 new desktops, 3 laptops. there were some problems, easily addressed. IMO the higher prices of compaqs and vaio are not worth the service you will most likely never use.
                   

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                    Dell suckers everyone in with their cheap prices and high volume. While this is great, a higher quality computer like a VIAO will be worth the investment, in my case of $3400 (including software) of my hard earned dollars. Plus Dell will ask you if you want to have a one or two year "parts" warranty, which will cost an additional $200 on top of what ever cheap price they give you. This does not include their special "fee-based service", not covered by their warranty at $30 a pop. Again, it's all experience. My own is different and I have vowed to get a higher quality laptop in about three or four years...not from "HELL."
                     

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                      get an apple ibook 12 inch. I got it and i'm loving it.

                      There's nothing you can't do on a pc laptop that you can't do on an apple laptop

                      and besides, apple os x is switching to pentium in like 6 months so windows and os x will work on the same apple laptop
                       

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                        if you want a truly high-quality laptop, get an ibm. those are the best in terms of quality and power.
                        You do mean Lenovo, right? Yes, they are great workhorse machines, but does the OP need it? He's looking at a $1300 computer. Lenovo/think pad cost a premium, right? And I think if you want a reliable computer, get a powerbook. I've never had problems with mine, and they slip in and out of a bag so well. Industrial design like that is worth something. Ok, a comparably priced PC laptop is way more powerful than an Apple, and powerbooks are REALLY hard to upgrade (there's no way I'm going to be able to upgrade anything but the HD) but wait till the Mactels arrive and get one. Load XP or Vista on it in addition to OS X and you'll be set. They are built Tonka Tuff.
                        Oh, and Yourmom25 said not to get the DVD burner, I totally disagree. Get 10 movies off of bittorrent and that DVD burner has already paid for itself. Plus, it's just an easy way to archive data. Get an ipod for $270 with the student discount and use that as your external drive. (A backup hard drive is a really important purchase. It's not if you'll lose something, it's when.)
                         

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                          Hermit MMood said:
                          get an apple ibook 12 inch. I got it and i'm loving it.

                          There's nothing you can't do on a pc laptop that you can't do on an apple laptop

                          and besides, apple os x is switching to pentium in like 6 months so windows and os x will work on the same apple laptop

                          I have a powerbook. It never gets viruses or spyware and I can play Halo on it easily :idea: With mine I got Microsoft word, powerpoint, and excel plus the mac versions are actually better than the ones made for PC because of all the extra features.
                           

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                            Napoleon4000 said:
                            Dell suckers everyone in with their cheap prices and high volume. While this is great, a higher quality computer like a VIAO will be worth the investment, in my case of $3400 (including software) of my hard earned dollars. Plus Dell will ask you if you want to have a one or two year "parts" warranty, which will cost an additional $200 on top of what ever cheap price they give you. This does not include their special "fee-based service", not covered by their warranty at $30 a pop. Again, it's all experience. My own is different and I have vowed to get a higher quality laptop in about three or four years...not from "HELL."


                            i agree with napoleon, don't buy a dell. i have a dell and i must agree about the customer service. it SUCKS. when i first got my laptop (literally like the first week or two), it began making this whining noise that no one understood (including my computer/IT friends) so i called the customer service (i am a warranty holder). they told me they knew some computers were making noise but they didn't know why and they didn't know when they would figure it out how to fix it. they also said they would NOT replace my computer. after speaking to the entire chain of command over 4 hours, i was finally able to convince them that i could not use my laptop at work because the noise really pissed my co-workers off (yes, the noise was that loud and obnoxious). i sent my computer back, received a new one and a bill for $4000!!!! they said i had not returned my old computer and i would have to pay for it. so i had to spend another day on the phone tracking down exactly who signed for my returned computer at dell to clear my outstanding balance. i will never buy another dell or anything from dell, they SUCK. oh, and my floppy drive keeps falling out of my laptop too. what a piece. sorry for the rant, i just think dell is a waste of time and money... :thumbdown: :mad:
                             

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                              I decided if only for the warrenty(I live in the caribbean, getting a HP or something back to the US if something goes wrong is hell) to go wtih the dell.
                              1400 bucks is getting me
                              1) wireless upgrade
                              2) 2.0ghz Mobile M
                              3) 512mB Ram(i'll upgrade it after)
                              4) 60gb hd
                              5) DVD burner(free upgrade:p)
                              6) 3 year accidental warrenty
                              I think thats the most important things.
                               
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