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[Dell] Dell 15" 4700U - USB-C DP 4K60 + 65W PD - $799.99 ($719.99 Unidays) [$705.59 Unidays/NewAcct+Rk]

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[Dell] Dell 15" 4700U - USB-C DP 4K60 + 65W PD - $799.99 ($719.99 Unidays) [$705.59 Unidays/NewAcct+Rk]

>> Please note: Unidays code begging is explicitly forbidden, both by RFD Moderators, and at the request of the thread author. I will expire this thread again if the begging continues. RFD moderators may also lock this thread if they see such abuse. <<

Compatibility Note: Please be advised that the Dell Inspiron 5505 Ryzen line of laptops does not seem to work properly with the WD Blue drives. The WD Black drives, the XPG ADATA drives, and many other common NVMe drives appear to work based on user feedback.

*** UPDATE 01/05/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $799.99 => $705.59 after Unidays 10% or New Account 10% and Rakuten 2%

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 12/26/2020 BOXING DAY ***

Dell 4500U - $679.99 => $550.79 after Unidays or New Account 10% and Rakuten 10%

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 12/24/2020 PART 2 ***

Dell 4500U - $679.99 => $563.03 after Unidays or New Account 10% and Rakuten 8%

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 12/24/2020 PART 1 ***

Dell 4500U - $649.99 => $538.19 after New Account 10% (No Unidays) and Rakuten 8%

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 12/23/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $679.99 => $577.94 after Unidays 10% and Rakuten 8%

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 12/18/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $679.99 => $599.75 after Unidays 10% and Rakuten 2%

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 12/08/2020 ***
redflagdealsguy wrote: The 4700U version at $799 with 1 Year In-Home Support remains on sale for $50 more than the standard warranty model

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-la ... 9547-rfdcb

$799.99 - Unidays 10% - Rakuten 2% = $705.59 Pre-Tax
*** UPDATE 12/07/2020 ***

Deal Link 4700U (Default Lower Warranty) @ $749.99:
https://deals.dell.com/en-ca/productdet ... 9547-rfdcb

$749.99 - Unidays or New Account 10% - Rakuten 2% = $661.49
BankArsonist wrote: 4700 is $750, $799 with one year in home service. 10% sign up code works with it.
Rakuten is 2%.
10% Sign Up Discount:
https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/ ... 9547-rfdcb

*** UPDATE 12/01/2020 ***

Deal Link 1: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/cty/pdp ... 505-laptop

Deal Link 2: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-la ... 9547-rfdcb

Dell 4500U - $679.99 => $599.75 after Unidays 10% and Rakuten 2%

*** UPDATE 11/30/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $649.99 => $526.49 after Unidays 10% and Rakuten 10%

Very good deal, Black Friday deal revisited for Cyber Monday.

New Account Coupon:
Vdragoon wrote: Canadian email signup: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs

Edit: Received my 10% off code within a couple mins. Great deal.
*** UPDATE 11/29/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $649.99 => $538.19 after Unidays 10% and Rakuten 8%
*** UPDATE 11/27/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $649.99 => $526.49 after Unidays 10% and Rakuten 10%

Very good deal. New Account 10% code does not work anymore.

New Account Coupon:
Vdragoon wrote: Canadian email signup: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs

Edit: Received my 10% off code within a couple mins. Great deal.
>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 11/26/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $699.99 => $579.59 after New Account 10% and Rakuten 2%

Still a pretty good deal for what you get, a fully upgradable laptop platform.

New Account Coupon:
Vdragoon wrote: Canadian email signup: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs

Edit: Received my 10% off code within a couple mins. Great deal.
>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 11/25/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $699.99 => $617.39 after New Account 10% and Rakuten 2%

Still a pretty good deal for what you get, a fully upgradable laptop platform.

New Account Coupon:
Vdragoon wrote: Canadian email signup: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs

Edit: Received my 10% off code within a couple mins. Great deal.
>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 11/13/2020 (Later that day) ***

Dell 4500U - $679.99 => $563.03 after New Account 10% and Rakuten 8% [Very Hot]

Still very hot.

New Account Coupon:
Vdragoon wrote: Canadian email signup: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs

Edit: Received my 10% off code within a couple mins. Great deal.
>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 11/13/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $649.99 => $538.19 after New Account 10% and Rakuten 8% [Very Hot]

New Account Coupon:
Vdragoon wrote: Canadian email signup: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs

Edit: Received my 10% off code within a couple mins. Great deal.
>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 11/11/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $649.99 => $573.29 after New Account and Rakuten [Hot]

New Account Coupon:
Vdragoon wrote: Canadian email signup: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs

Edit: Received my 10% off code within a couple mins. Great deal.
>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 11/02/2020 ***

Dell 4500U - $679.99 => $599.75 after New Account and Rakuten [Hot]

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 10/30/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $879.99 => $728.63 after Unidays and Rakuten [Hotter]

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 10/23/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $879.99 => $776.15 after Unidays and Rakuten [Warm/Hot]

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 09/19/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $849 => $749 after Unidays and Rakuten [Warm/Hot]

>> NEW DEAL LINK <<

*** UPDATE 09/12/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $849 => $749 after Unidays and Rakuten [Warm/Hot]
Dell 4500U - $849 => $749 after Unidays and Rakuten

*** UPDATE 08/22/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $999 => $882 after Unidays and Rakuten
Dell 4500U - $849 => $643 after Unidays and Rakuten [Warm/Hot]

Credit @blairs1 for the initial thread.

Source: https://forums.redflagdeals.com/dell-de ... n-2397876/

***UPDATE 07/13/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $999 => $827 after Unidays and Rakuten
Dell 4500U - $849 => $703 after Unidays and Rakuten

***UPDATE 07/11/2020 ***

See guidance at the bottom of this post for how to get $699 CAD for the Dell 4500U, YMMV.

Rakuten 8% is over. Unidays 10% is still active.

***UPDATE 07/10/2020 ***

Dell 4700U - $999 => $827 after Unidays and Rakuten
Dell 4500U - $849 => $703 after Unidays and Rakuten

***UPDATE***
officer416 wrote: Came across this New Dell Inspiron 15 5000 with Ryzen 4700U for $999 but with Unidays it's $899 + Rakuten. Do you guys think it's good enough compared to the HP?

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-la ... 5000_s103e
Thank you, officer.

>> Dell Ryzen 5 4500U << [Value Leader]
>> Dell Ryzen 7 4700U << [Performance Leader]

How To Purchase
redflagdealsguy wrote: Steps for Purchasing Dell Inspiron 5505
0. Start in Google Chrome, disable adblocking and enable scripts (if you've previously changed those settings).
1. Navigate to https://www.rakuten.ca.
2. Create an account if you don't have one, otherwise sign-in.
3. If you've created an account you may be asked to click a confirmation link in your email. Open another tab to access your email so you may 'confirm' your account.
4. Return to your original tab, and search for the 'Dell Consumer' page on Rakuten.
5. Click on the Dell button within the 'Dell Consumer' page, which navigates you to the Dell.ca landing page.
6. Always staying within the same tab, search for 'Dell Inspiron 5505', and select the top result for the laptop with the sale price.
7. Once you're on the laptop page, add the laptop to your cart with any added features/configurations you select (e.g. extra warranty).
8. Proceed to the cart.

Unidays Steps
9. In a new tab, navigate to my https://www.myunidays.com/.
10. Create an account with an approved university / college / organization email address, if you have one (not everyone does).
11. Search for Dell and navigate to the Dell page.
12. Click 'Get Now' and generate a code if not already there, then copy said code.

Returning to your Dell Checkout Tab
13. Paste your Dell code into the field to the left of the 'Apply Coupon' button on your checkout screen.
14. Proceed to 'Secure Checkout', 'Express Checkout', or PayPal.
15. Complete your purchase / order.

Bonus (Semi-Optional)
16. Obtain your Dell Order number (see your email).
17. Go to Rakuten.ca in a new tab, and click 'Contact Member Services' at the bottom (try CTRL + F those words on the main page).
18. Fill in 'Where's My Cash Back?' form with your Store Name, Date of Purchase, Order Number, Purchase Subtotal, and copy-and-paste text of your Order Confirmation (from your email).
19. Click Submit.
redflagdealsguy wrote: Legacy Guidance (Old Advise)

Locking in $699 Price on the Dell Inspiron 4500U
1. Call Dell Canada Sales.
2. Provide existing account information (past customer).
3. Inform the rep you want the Dell Inspiron 15 with the Ryzen 4500U CPU.
4A. Provide the Unidays code.
4B. Ask if there's a potential loyalty discount, they may apply it automatically.
5. Let them know you're not willing to go over $700 because you've found a Staples Lenovo Ryzen 4500U machine that's essentially identical at $699.

https://www.staples.ca/products/2974876 ... ws-10-home

6. Ask kindly if they'll consider doing a price adjustment (not a price match), otherwise you might buy the Staples machine instead. You're letting them know you're prepared to buy with them today if they approve the adjustment. Remember, it's not a precommitment for an order, just an expression of interest so you're not bound.

Good luck.
Official Dell Laptop Imagery

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Ports & Slots
1. MicroSD Card Reader
2. USB 3.2 Gen 1
3. Headphone/Microphone Combo
4. Power jack
5. HDMI 1.4
6. USB 3.2 Gen 1
7. USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C™ (DP/PowerDelivery)

Specifications
Ryzen 7 4700U / Ryzen 5 4500U
15.6" FHD Panel
8GB (1x8GB) SODIMM 3200Mhz
256GB NVMe SSD
(2x) NVMe Slots
Intel WiFi 6 AX200NGW
Aluminum Palm Rest
High Screen to Body Ratio
Numpad
US English Keyboard
Dual Channel Support (2x SODIMM Slot) [Officially up to 32GB RAM]**

** Unofficially, 64GB of RAM should work.
redflagdealsguy wrote: Dell Ryzen 4500U / 4700U Laptop Panel
FHD 220nit 1920x1080
NTSC Color Gamut 45%
142 PPI
Contrast 400:1
60Hz
Horizontal Viewing Angle +/- 85 degrees
Vertical Viewing Angle +/- 85 degrees
redflagdealsguy wrote: More Value Adds for 4500U / 4700U:
- (2x) SODIMM RAM Slot w/ Dual Channel Support (32GB Max Officially, 64GB Unofficially)
- (2x) NVMe 2230/2280 Compatible Slots
- Intel WiFi 6 AX200NGW Card Included -- Upgradeable slot for future
- USB-C with DP (4K60) and Power Delivery
- US English Silver Backlit Keyboard

Note: The motherboard does not support XMP, so XMP RAM will still work, but likely at 2666Mhz down from 3200Mhz. Go with non-XMP RAM (i.e. avoid gaming RAM). Not a big deal, but if you're looking for maximum performance, keep this in mind.
Tweaks, Upgrades, BIOS, Modifications, and Experiences
Dhanushan wrote: Dell Inspiron 15" 5505 - Ryzen 4500U / 4700U - Tweaks, Upgrades, BIOS, Mods, Experiences

Any technical questions you have about the laptop would be answered there.
HOT FIXES & HOW TO

Graphics Card Driver Hardware Acceleration

For Zoom Conferences [Settings > Video > Advanced]:
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Uncheck all three check-boxes circled in red.

For Google Meeting / Google Classroom (via Google Chrome)
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1) Open Google Chrome (see above)
2) Go to the following page: chrome://flags/
3) Scroll down and toggle to 'Disable' both hardware acceleration flags.

Realtek and AMD Audio Driver Issue

Problem
Dell laptop inspiron 15 5000 series - no sound from headset port
Just started to use my new laptop Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. I realized that something is wrong with the headset port. I have tried to use my earphones and then headphones which the laptop not able to recognized a headset device connected to it. The music sound was still coming out from the laptop speaker and did not switch to the earphones / headphones. (Note: I plugged in them properly.)
Solution
Hello. Test the audio driver by switching between the Realtek driver and the Windows native audio driver.

1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).
2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".
3. Select to "Update Driver Software".
4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".
6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked [but SEE NOTE].
7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).
8. Click "Next".
9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver).
10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, sometimes you have to restart, sometimes not.
[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]

NOTE: if you have a 2-in-1 model and do not see a "High Definition Audio" option after step 6, then uncheck "Show compatible hardware". Then in step 7, if you see 2 "High Definition Audio" devices, select the 2nd one. On some models it is called Intel High definition Audio.

If you only have the symptoms with one of the drivers, then the other is at fault. If you have the same symptoms with both audio drivers, then it is very probably not a driver issue.
Source: https://www.dell.com/community/Laptops- ... -p/5117913
Source Post: https://forums.redflagdeals.com/dell-in ... #p33791251
Source Reply Confirmation: https://forums.redflagdeals.com/dell-in ... #p33824356

How To Fix Your Unresponsive TouchPad
redflagdealsguy wrote: Flip your laptop upside down and on the backplate plastic, in and around the dead center, press down with your index and middle finger applying medium pressure. Do this a few times in and around the center of the backplate, while the laptop is flipped upside down.

Something will click or latch in place, you'll hear a 'click', and suddenly your touchpad will respond properly again.
How To Fresh Install Windows 10
redflagdealsguy wrote: Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209

Put in a blank USB key, and allow Microsoft to download and install Windows 10 bootable files to your USB.

When it's done, take the USB key and plug it into your Dell 5505 (ensuring the laptop is off first).

Turn on the laptop, and hit 'any key' to boot into the Windows 10 installer from your USB key. From there, you can follow the prompt to overwrite the existing partition as you install a Windows 10 fresh install.
Warranty
redflagdealsguy wrote: As it turns out, this product already includes the more robust 1-Year On-Site Support Option. A reasonably good warranty option, and superior to their standard warranty.

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If you're looking for your colleague to keep this unit for 5 years, then I would get the 4-Year On-Site Support Option + Accidental Damage coverage.

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All this for a price of $867.99, not including discounts.

$867.99 - New Account Code - Rakuten = $765.57 + HST

A very strong showing for a value-performance laptop with a generous warranty package.

Thanks for asking.
Coupon Resources
Dhanushan wrote: Unidays Site
https://www.myunidays.com/CA/en-CA/content/about

How do I know if I qualify for UNiDAYS?
Students who attend college or university that are given a personal institution email address or credit card style student ID issued directly by their institution qualify for a UNiDAYS account.
Students must be over the age of 16 to qualify for a UNiDAYS account.

Unidays Resources {Quote Curation by RFDGuy}
Unidays Coupon Request Thread
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Ah the Saturday morning “ other reason” downvoter
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stephroll wrote: Ah the Saturday morning “ other reason” downvoter
If Restocking fees exist like their policy states, then I would say it's not worth it and the 'Other' reason is valid.
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User131439 wrote: If Restocking fees exist like their policy states, then I would say it's not worth it and the 'Other' reason is valid.
I thought people voted according to deal posted , not return policy?
If you don’t agree with return policy , you wouldn’t buy anyways , doesn’t warrant a downvote sheesh
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Keep them coming, I am excited. Personally still resist since I have already own too many
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How u get the "uniday" $100off? Thx!
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pepsi86 wrote: can someone confirm dells return policy?

https://www.dell.com/learn/ca/en/cacorp ... es-returns

so, I can only return if purchased if unopened and they charge a 15% restocking fee?
that seems steep if I need to return.
My son bought an XPS 13 a few weeks ago and wasn't happy with it. He was able to return it without the 15% fee. He simply told them about the build issues (a slight bulge on the palmrest) and functional problems (periodically drops wifi, occasional screen flickers).

Realistically, if your only reason for returning a product is that you're experiencing buyer's remorse, you *should* be charged a restocking fee. You're costing the company money.
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retrothing wrote: My son bought an XPS 13 a few weeks ago and wasn't happy with it. He was able to return it without the 15% fee. He simply told them about the build issues (a slight bulge on the palmrest) and functional problems (periodically drops wifi, occasional screen flickers).

Realistically, if your only reason for returning a product is that you're experiencing buyer's remorse, you *should* be charged a restocking fee. You're costing the company money.
This is correct, gentlemen.

I've heard the following be accepted with full refund.
- Hardware incompatibility through I/O
- Software incompatibility through stock OS
- Hardware defect

The list goes on.

Do not suggest that you've opened the laptop or attempted to upgrade it. Ship it back with stock parts.
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How fast is the guy for these ryzens?
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I normally loathe to consider Dell laptops (particularly the XPS line) based on experience with their common use of Killer wifi chips. Thankfully this model doesn't have it.
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Having purchased a Dell XPS 15 and an HP ProBook within the last year, [...].

The XPS is a beautiful machine. And considering the price, the ProBook is incredible value and looks to be pretty well built.

I've always stayed away from Acer, though.

Most brands have crap lines. Just make sure you do your research and avoid those.
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The Toyota Corolla of laptops.

I have owned 4 different Inspirion 15s over the decade (all RFD recommendations) and they've all been great. I find their price point and value to be very good. You're not getting all the bells and whistles with these machines but if you're not big into games then you should find these laptops more than adequate for at least 3 years. Someone's going to reply to this thread and tell you 8GB is not enough and I'm going to disagree with them on that.

From a reliability standpoint, everything has been good except I had a fan issue on a laptop about 2 years into owning one. I took it to an independent shop in the city and fixed it for 60 bucks.

Hope this helps. Good luck. Filter the noise and buy the machine that's right for you.
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The Ryzen 4700U passmark is nearly 14,000.

It's 25% faster than the 4500U and twice as fast as the previous 3700U.

I'm fighting the urge to buy this right now with Unidays.

I already have 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 SODIMM (2x16Gb) ready for this puppy. I was considering 64GB, but at that point it's just bragging rights.

2020 with a Ryzen 4700U + 32GB.

Maybe 2021 with a 5700U + 64GB.
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retrothing wrote: My son bought an XPS 13 a few weeks ago and wasn't happy with it. He was able to return it without the 15% fee. He simply told them about the build issues (a slight bulge on the palmrest) and functional problems (periodically drops wifi, occasional screen flickers).
the usual problems plaguing the XPS 13. i'm lucky mine only suffer the periodical wifi drops. if your son still wants a XPS, the 15 is the one i'd recommend. yes, it is bigger and heavier but he'll be able to replace the wifi card by something much better as it is not soldered like in the 13. as for the rest, it's mostly luck of the draw
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redflagdealsguy wrote: The Ryzen 4700U passmark is nearly 14,000.

It's 25% faster than the 4500U and twice as fast as the previous 3700U.

I'm fighting the urge to buy this right now with Unidays.

I already have 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 SODIMM (2x16Gb) ready for this puppy. I was considering 64GB, but at that point it's just bragging rights.

2020 with a Ryzen 4700U + 32GB.

Maybe 2021 with a 5700U + 64GB.
How are you managing to get a unidays code??
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50centdollars wrote: Most brands have crap lines. Just make sure you do your research and avoid those.
Totally agree, and even their top lines can have build issues, because at the end of the day they're designed and built by humans and we all make mistakes sometimes.

I recently bought a few different Lenovo ideapad and they all had build issues.
Out company also just bought a whole new batch of thinkpads and one out of the ten had a build issue.

Yeah I don't know why Dell insists on putting killer wifi on the XPS range... I recently bought a new xps13 which I returned coz the wifi would keep randomly disconnecting once/twice a day.

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