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Dell Inspiron 17 2in1 with Core i7 & 2GB Nvida 940M for $899 (or $749 with student email) at Best Buy

cashcar1979 1 10 July 11, 2016 at 12:11 PM in Computers (5) More Best Buy Deals
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Last Edited by cashcar1979 July 11, 2016 at 12:16 PM
Best Buy has the New Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 17.3" on sale for $899.99 right now. When you enroll for an edu account (Note: You can use an email address, does not have to be a .edu), SKU: 5216805 is included as one of the blue label laptops that you can get $150 off with. So in turn it drops it down to $749.99 + Tax. It also comes with a Kaspersky Internet Security 3 Device 1 Year Subscription for free. Free Shipping or Store Pick-Up

Shipping is free. No tax in some states like Delaware, etc. If you are a Rewards Zone (RWZ) member, you get an additional $15 in RWZ back ($750/ $250 = 3 RWZ certificates). 1% Back for me through Chase Rewards Mall.

Best Buy Pricing: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-...Id=5216805


Specs:
- Model: I7778-0026GRY
- Display: 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles
- Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit, English
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core 2.5GHz CPU (4M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
- HDD: 1TB Hard Drive (5400rpm)
- RAM: 12GB Single Channel DDR4 2133MHz SDRAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 940MX 2GB GDDR
- Wireless: 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz, 1x1

Ports:
1 x HDMI 1.4a,
1 x USB Type C
1 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Media Card Reader
1 x Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
(No CD/ DVD Disc Drive)

Features:
- 360 Degree Flip-and-Fold Design
- Back lit keyboard and Num Pad
- 56 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (integrated)
- This is supposed to be one of the first 17" 2 in-1's
- The built-in infrared (IR) camera works with Windows Hello to recognize your face
- Brushed aluminum casing
- Rated for 65°C/149°F

Doing a little homework with Dell to mod this or get Info:
- Memory is expandable to 16GB 2133 MHZ only, not 2400 MHZ, etc
- Capable to holding two (2) SSD (one regular 2.5" SSD and one m.2 SSD caching drive) or just 1 HDD. The M.2 slot is open.
- Wireless Chip is 433 AC
- Spill Resistant Keyboard
- New as in just released last month
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This seems like a great deal - I'm looking for a laptop around the $600-$800 range, and the convertibles seem good. How do Dell inspirons match up with the 15" Acer, 15" Asus or the Lenovo 2-in-1s that are eligible for the same $150 edu coupon?
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It has 940mx ddr5. Op should add the detail because it is a new GPU and much different with 940m or 940mx ddr3
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Quote from sthays10 View Post :
This seems like a great deal - I'm looking for a laptop around the $600-$800 range, and the convertibles seem good. How do Dell inspirons match up with the 15" Acer, 15" Asus or the Lenovo 2-in-1s that are eligible for the same $150 edu coupon?
I went into the store and checked them out today. The Asus hinge and overall build quality left a lot to be desired. I loved the Yoga line. This Inspiron has a discrete card, whereas the others generally have integrated graphics.
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Quote from deal102 View Post :
It has 940mx ddr5. Op should add the detail because it is a new GPU and much different with 940m or 940mx ddr3
You're correct to highlight this feature. Though still outclassed by the 950M, a 940MX paired with DDR5 steps into 945M performance territory.

Though this primarily serves to perpetuate the cloud of confusion which surrounds mobile GPUs, it does also establish that this convertible is indeed above average. For anyone really interested in the 17" 2-in-1 form factor and willing to accept the hefty 7 pound weight this would make for a very solid all-around PC.

Good luck!

Jon
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consider waiting for a deal with a 6700hq instead of this..
it's a huge improvement and you can find them for around the same price if you're patient.
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Quote from pherralis View Post :
consider waiting for a deal with a 6700hq instead of this..
it's a huge improvement and you can find them for around the same price if you're patient.
Not with touch screen 17"... ever....
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Does this have pen support?
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#9
Deal is back. Got it even cheaper by buying $250 in Best Buy gift cards with their Amex offer. Do it with 3 different Amex offer enabled credit cards and you save an additional $75. Making it $675 after $75 in Amex statement credits ($25 each card).
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