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$248+tax Dell Inspiron 15 3000 - Celeron N4020/4GB DDR4/128GB m.2 NVMe/15.6" 720p/W10 Home (S) (10% coupon & 8% Rakuten)

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[Dell] $248+tax Dell Inspiron 15 3000 - Celeron N4020/4GB DDR4/128GB m.2 NVMe/15.6" 720p/W10 Home (S) (10% coupon & 8% Rakuten)

I personally hate everything about this laptop, but, it is $248 + tax.

I wouldn't buy it.

Would this serve someone for a specific purpose?

The 10% newsletter coupon works & Rakuten has 8% cashback. Amounts to $248 + tax


Dell Inspiron 15 3502

Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020 (4MB Cache, up to 2.8 GHz)
Windows 10 Home (S mode) 64-bit, English
Intel® UHD Graphics 600 with shared graphics memory
4GB, 1x4GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border Display
802.11ac 1x1 WiFi and Bluetooth
3-Cell, 42 WHr, Integrated battery
Non-Backlit Keyboard, English with numeric Keypad

1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
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Oh no...I wouldn't get it either. Save your money for a better one. It's not worth it.
But, thanks for the post OP.
“You'd be surprised how expensive it costs to look this cheap.”
― Steven Tyler
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It will be great to run CloudReady/Chrome OS. However, the screen is a deal breaker.
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I personally hate everything about this laptop, but, it is $248 + tax.
But I’ll post it in hot deals anyways ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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I know the config is mediocre, but for this price isn't it better than many Chromebooks (which are in the same price range), maybe for kids?
Wait until you have kids😂
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light up my Friday afternoon, thanks OP, but not the deal
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redflag wrote: I know the config is mediocre, but for this price isn't it better than many Chromebooks (which are in the same price range), maybe for kids?
They're not trying to run Windows 10 though.

Either way, if it's good enough for someone or not - probably never a hot deal
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May be good for a home server of some kind. Price is right for such applications.
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Don't write these computers off completely.

I bought a similar one for someone. It's faster than my advanced intel multicore Dell laptop. Mine will still be better when using something like Photoshop or Illustrator, but most users just use MS Office APPs and a browser anyway. As long as they're setup properly and maintained every once in a while, a $250 laptop like this can actually be more than adequate for general users.

Just like mobile phones, many will say that this is complete junk, "unusable", and only for little children. They'd be wrong.

P.S. And that's using full windows too.
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If it had Ryzen 5800H, UHD display, 32GB+ RAM and backlit keyboard I'd definitely buy it... :twisted:
Happy Koodo Public Mobile customer :-)
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ericw wrote: It will be great to run CloudReady/Chrome OS. However, the screen is a deal breaker.
The screen is not a deal breaker on bottom barrel builds like this one.

Beggars can't be choosers.

This would be a great CloudReady build, yes.

Hell it's even fine for Windows 10 with Ameliorated or De-Bloating.

Folks hate too readily on bargain basement laptop builds.

The N4020 Passmark score is 1600, which is fine for Windows 10 web surfing and light productivity. RAM is light, but still basically usable, unlike the old 2GB builds.

I'd like to see something like this hit $199 before motioning to buy, maybe with 10% off and Rakuten.

Nevermind, it's already netted out against those two discounts, the original list price is rather high.
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If these specs are OK for you, you can and should provide a good home to something on the used market, instead of rewarding Dell for manufacturing e-waste.
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This is actually not hot, I just noticed OP netted the price against Rakuten and 10% off already.

Frustrating, I usually show the price breakdown as Rakuten isn't 100% locked down due to corporate futzing.

This is luke warm at best, like a malaise-ful COVID fever.

I withdraw my previous comment, $300 base price for a build like this is laughable, I'm sorry gents.
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Dual core, 2 threads. This is unusable.
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Dec 9, 2011
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good for student whose school/ teachers are using Window computers, and you may do slightly more than a Chromebook.
I know it's not for gaming... hopefully a "study" laptop... it will go lagging when student is on an online course but watching videos/ gaming at the same time.
The spec will stop the student from "multi-tasking" and back focusing on school.
It's sad to think that way, well, I ordered one to try that out, thx OP.
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I have a cheap Lenovo that I use for stuff that I don't want to do on my company computer.
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S1 wrote: If these specs are OK for you, you can and should provide a good home to something on the used market, instead of rewarding Dell for manufacturing e-waste.
Used gear doesn't come with a warranty. This has a 1 year onsite warranty that can be extended to 4 years, onsite, for $69. Also has 802.11ac. Older gear will likely be 802.11n. Also has a CPU that will likely be supported for longer by Windows. This is also likely to be more power efficient than older gear. All these are little things and may not be enough reason to rule out used gear, but this does have its advantages.

Edited to add: In older gear, the battery will have worn down. This comes with a new battery.
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