specs seem ok for a basic laptop, but keep in mind you're not paying $299 for it. You're paying $499 and then can get something else with the egc.
My System Details
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, No Media, 64-bit, English
Intel® Core™ i3-2350M Processor (2.30GHz, 3M cache,with Turbo BoostTechnology 2.0)
Microsoft Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel with ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
1 Year Basic Hardware Service with 1 Year Mail-in Service
Resource DVD - Contains Drivers
Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 30-days
2.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM, 1 DIMM
250GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
6-cell (60WH) Primary Lithium Ion Battery
8X DVD with Cyberlink Power DVD™, no media
Dell Wireless™ 1501 802.11b/g/n Half Mini Card
Noise Cancelling Digital Array Microphone
Internal English Single Pointing Keyboard
Dell Touchpad with Anti-microbial protection
15.6" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare LED-backlit
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You have to option it to $599 to get the $200 gift card so $399 after GC. Good price for Latitude but not necessarily for older I3.
Where do you see that? From OP's link:
Dell Price $49900
As low as $151 /
month | Apply
Total savings include:
Save $388 on select Latitude E5520 notebooks through Dell Small Business!
Limited offer: Free Shipping on PCs, Servers and Workstations (3-5 Day Deliveries) Limited Time: Includes $200 Dell e-gift card!
If you add the $499 E5520 to cart, you'll see this
ALSO INCLUDED WITH YOUR SYSTEM
PROCESSOR Latitude E5520
ENERGY STAR Energy Star 5.0 Enabled / EPEAT Gold
MODEM No Modem Miscellaneous $200 Dell Promo e-Gift Card Arrives in 10-20 days via email, 90 Day Exp. Terms at Dell.com/giftcard
PRIMARY POWER OPTIONS 90W A/C Adapter (3-pin)
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I think this is a great deal for a Latitude with above-average build quality. I added a webcam and my total was $562.05 with tax - $200 Promo e-gift card (which I will later use for an Ultrasharp monitor) = $362.05. I suspect that most folks will want to upgrade to an i5 processor, but I decided to stick with the base i3 to keep the price down.
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