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

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Kanus wrote: 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?
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lifeisfuneh wrote: I presume it would be no problem to install windows on the instead of Linux in the future?
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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: 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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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.

[QUOTE]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.[/QUOTE]
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: 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: 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?
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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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duberduber wrote: Can someone confirm a webcam?
1.3MP integrated webcam.
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So it looks like I ended up getting screwed out of my cash back (at least through PayPal?).
I contacted Dell and they told me the order was declined and it's an issue PayPal is having. Anyone else having this issue? I've heard nothing about random orders being declined due to a glitch. But whatever, I ended up having to use my CC over the phone to complete the order. Good bye 5%!

Edit: and it's not like I could have canceled the order and tried a new one. The coupon doesn't even work anymore.
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Looks like the 2420 coupons are done for
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Geologic wrote: Looks like the 2420 coupons are done for
yes, coupons don't work for me either
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Picked up the Ultrasharp u2412m
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Revblonde wrote: Where do you see that the Inspiron 15 is at $349? I am getting $379 as the price. :(
It was $349 as a "doorbuster" but went up shortly after the sale started this morning. As I said though, the Vostro looks better anyway. The only thing better about the Inspiron is it has USB 3.0 which surprisingly the Vostro 2420 does not, it looks like :O

Neither has mSATA or even ExpressCard from what I can see, but most people don't end up using those anyway.
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Is the shipping date accurate? mine is showing as 12/07/2012. Curious as to those who got the deal prior to this one had it shipped quicker.

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