Not sure if I was jumping the gun, but recently I configured the Dell Inspiron 1525 and Inspiron 1720, and was given the options of O/S as mentioned above. Just this minute, browsing on the Dell UK website, and it now appears that this option might be for the USA market only. But looking deeper into the software issue, via Dell community forum, it would appear that refunds were possible. So it looks like an email to Dell perhaps, and see whats on offer.
Would perhaps mention that I tried to make a purchase after agreeing on a certain laptop specifications plus using voucher codes, with the Dell call centre in India. Their coding prices didn't seem match my promotion offer coding prices, so I gave up trying to strike a deal, only to have a call-back from Dell later in the day, offering a lower price. That call was to late, in the meantime I had gone to Ebuyer and purchased a laptop from them.Received the laptop the very next day.
The do lots of laptops without the OS look here click here I brought a razor form them aboiut two weeks ago with no OS. And its vey fast for my needs and its a great computer, only problem might be uograding the ram, get them to do it.
That's what I figured - I couldn't find one on Dell UK but it's an option on the US site.
Thus far, Novatech seem to be the best option for me but I'm also tempted to get a HiGrade click here having read some good things about them. It comes with Vista Ultimate though and as I have a vista premium, I don't want the extra expense.
Went with Novatech's Rasor Pro in the end click here ; they are a company I trust and I can now install XP / Vista as I wish without all the bloat that comes with new machines which have preinstalled software and trialware.
I've long been a fan of Novatech so am happy to stick with them.
Thanks for the comments and suggestions.
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