too good to be true?

  john the scone 10:40 16 Mar 2008
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on the verge of getting this laptop from dell. seems to be a great price for the spec. i am missing something? also if i opt for vista home premium they will take £30 off ! got xp on my desktop so cant decide to go vista and save £30 or stick with xp and save the hassle of vista !any advice before i take the plunge much appreciated, thanks

Vostro™ 1500 NB(N0315016) Qty 1
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.10 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English Unit Price £439.00
£20 Money Off
Expires 19 March 2008 View Details
- £20.00

Catalog Number: 202 N0315016
Module Description Show Details
Base Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.10 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
Memory 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x1024)
Keyboard Internal Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Video Card 256MB nVidia® GeForce® 8600M GT
Hard Drive 160GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
Modem 56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter - UK
Optical Devices Fixed Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Wireless Networking Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini-Card - Europe
Shipping Documents English Documentation with English Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference N0315016
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Standard Warranty 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Included - No Upgrade Selected
CompleteCare Declined CompleteCare
Protect your new PC No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English
Power Supply 90W AC Adapter
Bluetooth No Bluetooth Upgrade
Order Information Vostro Laptop Order - UK
Primary Battery Primary 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (56 WHr)
Carrying Cases No Carry Case
Dell System Media Kit Resource CD - contains Diagnostics and Drivers
Colour Choice Matte Jet Black with 2.0 mega pixel camera
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order.
LCD 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife™

TOTAL :£419.00

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Total excl. VAT VAT Rate Total incl. VAT
Sub-total £419.00 17.50 % £492.33
Total Delivery Charge £51.06 17.50 % £60.00
Delivery Charge Discount -£51.06 17.50 % -£60.00 View Details

Total Price £419.00 £492.33

  john the scone 10:42 16 Mar 2008

sorry it would be £527.58 with xp professional. and that inc vat and del

  wjrt 13:40 16 Mar 2008

have noticed that if you persevere with Dell that very good deals appear from time to time particularly around holiday periods and this looks like one of them so go for it and unless you are very anti vista would go for it. also remember that probably you will need a blank cd/dvd to download the recovery program which will be prompted on the first start up of the machine.

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