Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2012

Dell Black Friday - Vostro 14.1" 2420 i3, 4gb, 500gb, linux $279 or $319 w/ win 7

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The Vostro 2420 has a 1366x768 screen that is non IPS so angles matter when looking at it closely. I'm used to my UltraSharp so it looks pretty bad but for the price it`s fine.
There is a webcam and it works on Ubuntu.
3 USB ports, 1 VGA and 1 HDMI along with mic and headphone.
Also it comes with a 6 cell battery so approx 2:15-3 hours max. It`s only 48Wh and for reference Type:J1KND
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Oredered another 2420 for my wife for Christmas - don't forget to get another 5% off with Paypal!
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rivet wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 8:33 am
No webcam?
Definitely has a webcam.
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Is there a way to configure the 2420 say with a larger hard drive or more memory? I can't see how to do that from their webpage?
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Kanus wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 9:16 am
Is there a way to configure the 2420 say with a larger hard drive or more memory? I can't see how to do that from their webpage?
Unfortunately not - 500GB and 4GB of RAM is what it is. My daughter has this same laptop and it's pretty snappy. If you need more HD space - get a plug in.
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I presume it would be no problem to install windows on the instead of Linux in the future?
Thanks
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lifeisfuneh wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 10:01 am
I presume it would be no problem to install windows on the instead of Linux in the future?
Thanks
as easy as popping in your windows disc and booting from the drive.
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hows this vostro compare to the $349 inspiron?
is the vostro screen, casing, etc. any better?
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Kanus wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 9:16 am
Is there a way to configure the 2420 say with a larger hard drive or more memory? I can't see how to do that from their webpage?
Don't believe so. I'd also like to customize it more. On other dell models you can pay an extra $20 and get a backlit keyboard installed. I would jump on this if it were an option.
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Apr 15, 2012
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Can't use the coupon for the win7 laptop anymore ....
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What the heck is this?
I decided to go ahead and get the laptop and chose PayPal as payment method to get the 5% cashback (along with the 3.5% through RFD).
Anyways all went fine, or so I thought.

Just got this email from Dell.
This is to inform you that we received your order and the Mode of Payment you have chosen is Pay Pal . Unfortunately the same has been Declined and the order is still pending which is yet to be processed .If you want to Proceed with the order you can choose another Mode of Payment like Credit Card.
My PayPal is in good standing and I chose to use funds from my bank account. I check transaction in PayPal and it shows as "pending" but everything looks good.

So what is Dell's issue?
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Yeah coupons seem to be done, looks like there were only 100 of them. Still even w/o the extra $20-30 off, it's a great deal, and better than all the other random crap consumer laptops out there for BF, in this price range.
RFD-obsessed wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 10:07 am
hows this vostro compare to the $349 inspiron?
is the vostro screen, casing, etc. any better?
Personally, I'd definitely go with the Vostro. Better build, smaller laptop. I think that Inspiron is up to $379 now and even at even prices this is better IMO.
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hagbard wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 8:30 am
In the specs, under "Display" it says "London Slate"??? Why can't they just tell us the resolution? What is the resolution of the display?
+1
According to live agent theres also 3 usb 2.0 and NO 3.0 ... how can they NOT list usb anywhere in the specs??
probably no msata as well

Only i3 available but first description page shows below...why are they too lazy to edit pages when they 'restrict' 'upgrades' during these 'sales'?
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