Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dell Laptop - XPS M1330

Just ordered a refurbished laptop from yesterday. i watched the stock come and go for 5 days, constantly refreshing the page for new inventory. immediately when you see a new laptop(s) added, you should add it to your cart to hold it for 15 minutes and then read the stats after. anything in your cart is removed after being in your cart for 15 minutes or you can always remove it from your cart. i've had experiences reading the description first and then trying to add to my cart with no luck (it's no longer available because someone else added it to their cart first). very high turnover. outlet computer warranty is for 1 year (you can buy additional 2/3 year warranties) and there is 21 day money back guarantee. i chose the xps m1330 because of it's light weight. My current laptop (dell 5100) still works, but is thick, heavy and slow. i've had it for about 5 years and it cost me $1350 back then.

below are the notebook stats for the computer i purchased. total was $816.77 ($729 + 19.99 shipping + $6 environmental disposal fee)
also, i just got an automated voicemail from dell. apparently, dell xps computers have their own dedicated tech support number (answer in 5 minutes or less: 800-964-8321). how wonderful!

1 XPS M1330 Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (2MB cache/1.8GHz/800Mhz FSB)
1 6 Cell Primary Battery
1 120 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
1 Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
1 Bluetooth Wireless Card 355
1 13.3 inch WXGA Standard Display
1 8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
1 3945 802.11a/g Wireless Mini Card
1 Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3000
1 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 677MHz (2 DIMMs)
1 Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Web Camera

i also chose dell because the prices were competitive in comparison to other brands (sony, hp, lenovo, mac) with the similar stats. i use my computer for basic stuff (documents, spreadsheets, photos, internet, itunes), so i didn't need top of the line ram or graphics card or hard drive. hopefully this computer will hold me over another 5 years and then i'll upgrade again.