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[Dell] New Inspiron 15 Laptop, 5700U/16GB/512GB, $900; 5500U/8GB/256GB, $675

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aviador wrote: rakuten-10pc-cashback-apps-20210620-flash-event.JPG

I guess it applies to Dell as well. Those inexpensive XPS "gaming" desktops might look interesting now with almost a 20% discount, for anyone shopping for a desktop computer.
I don't think this is applicable to Dell. This looks only applicable to 10 stores. Dell is not on the list.
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qfli78 wrote: I don't think this is applicable to Dell. This looks only applicable to 10 stores. Dell is not on the list.
D'uh! tough luck. It's nothing to fret about. There'll always be another and better deal. ;)

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qfli78 wrote: Which app? In Rakuten app, cash back for Dell is 2%.
False alarm, sorry I got the email, which didn't specify it was exclusive to specific stores, and thought to give people heads up.
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aasoror wrote: False alarm, sorry I got the email, which didn't specify it was exclusive to specific stores, and thought to give people heads up.
Damn it! I was really hoping for good news. :(
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DrSamB wrote: Also….the mouse “clicks” if I press the plastic cover underneath the mouse buttons :S. Can’t rest this against my stomach or chest because it just clicks the mouse from underneath.

Can someone else speak to these issues? Is it just me?
Zero problems with mine! Awesome value for the money with coupon and caa discount.
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yvrwindsor wrote: How loud are the speakers?
If laptop is on a desk, what is the normal volume setting? 50% of max?
I find the speakers to be loud. I keep it at around 40-50%. If you're watching a show and you're sitting 6-10 feet away, it will still be loud enough.
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Striker60 wrote:
I find the speakers to be loud. I keep it at around 40-50%. If you're watching a show and you're sitting 6-10 feet away, it will still be loud enough.
yvrwindsor wrote:

How loud are the speakers?
If laptop is on a desk, what is the normal volume setting? 50% of max?
The speakers are considerably louder than the 5505 model I briefly owned, surprisingly.
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The battery in mine can only charge to 90%, Anyone else has the same issue?
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dennyhj wrote: The battery in mine can only charge to 90%, Anyone else has the same issue?
There is setting dell power manager to adjust that to prolong battery life. It can also be adjust in bios
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5500u is now 619$ for doorbuster deal. But 10% unidays doesn't work, gives you an error This is a valid coupon code, but there are no matching items currently in your cart. I wonder if signup 10% code would work
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Anyone find the webcam is pretty bad for zoom calls. My old Mac has same hd webcam, performs better
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mrdigit420 wrote: 5500u is now 619$ for doorbuster deal. But 10% unidays doesn't work, gives you an error This is a valid coupon code, but there are no matching items currently in your cart. I wonder if signup 10% code would work
Nope, won't work for the newsletter signup either. Apparently, they learned their lesson.
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Bought the 5500u yesterday with 10% newsletter and 8% cashback. Shipped already.
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Update!

In 2010, I upgraded my w520 to 32gb ram.
In 2014, I upgraded my ROG G751 to 32gb ram.
In 2019, I upgraded my MSI GP75 to 64gb ram
In 2021, I upgraded my Inspiron 5515 to 64gb ram.

So for those looking to upgrade the ram, it works!!!

Got it from Newegg, cheaper than my previous 64gb purchase.

https://www.newegg.ca/team-64gb-260-pin ... 6820331505

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I just received my laptop this morning.

Comparing it side-by-side with the 5505 I bought last year, this laptop has some really nice upgrades/tweaks:
  • Full size SD card reader instead of microSD!
  • The dark blue colour scheme is much, much better. Particularly the keyboard colour when combined with the white backlight.
  • The keyboard itself feels different. The keys are more stable and feel less mushy than the 5505. EDIT: also the texture is different; the 5505 has a rougher textured paint, whereas these are smoother - more akin to a MacBook if you're familiar.
  • They got rid of the rubber "cap" at the back of the top cover (i.e. where the laptop rests when it's open) and it's just a continuous piece of aluminum now. This looks much better and I suspect will be more durable than the grey rubber.
  • Came with the mounting hardware for the 2nd SSD.
  • Touch screen
  • EDIT: also, webcam shutter built in - nice.

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