Ok, I'll take away my thread crap. This is absolutely a GREAT deal for a person who has bad vision and is too computer illiterate to increase the size of icons and text in windows.
I would love to have one of these as a backup laptop since i don't really use the netbook, just rather see it with not only a higher res but a quality panel at this price point.. the rest of the specs are fine with me, even though i don't use the optical drive.
What are the chances this will still be available on 9/11 for the gift card promotion?
Last time this deal came out it was only available for a few hours. That was 1.5 weeks ago. Hard to say when this will go out, 5 days max. I know the deal will be available again sometime.
I just read the coupon will expire 9/10/12. Dell could end it earlier too.
Last edited by UnixAdmin; 09-07-2012 at 08:20 PM..
not bad. 14" anything is hard to get cheap. And throw in a strong Intel 2nd gen i5 CPU, and this is the real reason it's a slickdeal.
There were Asus, Acer, & Dell 14" laptops with an Intel i3 cpu with a little lower price between $350-400 at BB & Newegg. Otherwise this is good also @ $100 more for smaller size and better cpu & bigger HD!
Compare to these lower priced 14" Intel i3 laptops:
My 4 year old 15" MacBook Pro has 1440 x 900 resolution. It is something of an adjustment to switch to my new Lenovo Ideapad with 1366 x 768. It's been 4 years, and Windows manufacturers still haven't caught up to at least match that for something retailing $700-$1000. Then there's the crappy touchpads inherent on most Windows laptops, and less than wonderful keyboards, but that's another story...
Quando omni flunkus moritati.
The Man's Prayer: "I'm a man, and I can change, if I have to, I guess."
the sad part is like i said before, thinkpads were getting those high resolutions a decade ago. for some reason we've regressed in that dept when it comes to the PC side of things. I don't understand why PC manufacturers keep letting apple win.
I bought this laptop the last time around, and for the price this is absolutely a good deal. The snappy and I dont mind the resolution, as it will be mostly used for browsing the internet and watching youtube. The adobe PEPE is a great addition, at least if you were looking for it. Still not bad for some baseline photo and video management. What I dont like, the touchpad is hard to get around, and I am still having a tough time with the keyboard.
I have this computer and LOVE it.. It really was a good investment.
If you decide to buy it - make sure to sign up for Dell's loyalty program. They give 5% back for purchases -- in the form of an e-giftcard (expires in 90 days, I believe).. free 2 day shipping.. and it says free returns with free shipping on returns + no restocking fee (although that has an asterisk by it, so not sure if there are stipulations with this).
For this purchase you'd receive $25 back..Make sure that your loyalty ID is attached when you purchase it though..you can NOT add it to your order after you have submitted it..
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