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Did any body purchase laptop from dell outlet

 
Karnati Sudhakar
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I am planning to buy a Dell laptop and one of my friend told me that Dell outlet has used laptop for less price but great performance.Has anybody purchased like that?How are they doing?
 
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Amit,

Could you please delet this post.I wanted to post this in Meaningless drivel
 
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I think General Computing is the forum you want, unless you want a lot of useless answers.
I've looked at Dell Outlet in the past. I was unimpressed with the price of their off-lease systems compared with what one could get new, so I did not follow through.
 
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What about certified and refurbished?

Dell Inspiron 1525 for 599$ RAM size is 4GB and Hard disk is 320GB Please click here for more details

I feel meaningless drivel is the most visited section on javaranch so i will get more response.Can you please move this thread.
 
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Dell Inspiron 1525 comes with Vista. Are you convinced?
 
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Karnati Sudhakar wrote:Amit,

Could you please delet this post.I wanted to post this in Meaningless drivel


Karnati Sudhakar wrote:What about certified and refurbished?

I feel meaningless drivel is the most visited section on javaranch so i will get more response.Can you please move this thread.


As Joe already pointed it out, putting this in the Meaningless Drivel would mean two things
1.meaningless answers not necessarily satisfying your question.
2.deletion of the thread from the forum, since it is not meaningless nor drivel.

So I guess less response is better than no response at all.
 
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Dell Inspiron 1525 comes with Vista. Are you convinced?


I configured my desktop for dual boot with windows and Ubuntu.I prefer Ubuntu than windows.Cant i install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron?What about configuration?
 
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From what I've gathered about Vista, one of the main problems was OEM's marking computers "Vista Ready" when the hardware wasn't really up to the task, not to mention drivers were few and far between in the early days. I don't think Vista will be much of a problem on current hardware, with plenty of memory (2 gig+) and the most recent service pack. My employer is still on XP, so that's what I have the most experience with.
I'm a fan of Linux, but I've never installed it on a laptop. You'd best browse Linux on Laptops and the Ubuntu Forums to see if anyone has had problems with your chosen platform.
 
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Karnati Sudhakar wrote:
Dell Inspiron 1525 for 599$ RAM size is 4GB and Hard disk is 320GB .


It's $650 new.
 
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Karnati Sudhakar wrote:
Dell Inspiron 1525 for 599$ RAM size is 4GB and Hard disk is 320GB


That system looks pretty decent except for the graphics card: "Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100". Don't plan on gaming with that bad boy.
 
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I don't know if you are still looking around for a computer or if you're set on a dell but about 2 months ago I bought a HP pavilion dv7-1275dx for about 1k. It's a pretty big laptop so I don't know if you are looking for something primarily portable. I've loved it so far though.
 
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Joe Ess wrote:
Karnati Sudhakar wrote:
Dell Inspiron 1525 for 599$ RAM size is 4GB and Hard disk is 320GB .


It's $650 new.


I think there is a special offer which expires on 26th and in that offer it comes about for 529$ with video card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD.

Paul Yule wrote:
I don't know if you are still looking around for a computer or if you're set on a dell but about 2 months ago I bought a HP pavilion dv7-1275dx for about 1k. It's a pretty big laptop so I don't know if you are looking for something primarily portable. I've loved it so far though.


Are you saying this is not portable?

I just checked on ubuntuforums and i can have dual boot with ubuntu on this machine

 
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Karnati Sudhakar wrote:
I just checked on ubuntuforums and i can have dual boot with ubuntu on this machine


Dual boot usually isn't a problem. Getting all the hardware to behave, especially networking and modems, is where things can get ugly.
That said, the Linux for Laptops site seems to get good results installing various Linux distros on the 1525.
 
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