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[Dell] Vostro 14 3490 Laptop 14in HD, i3-10110U, 4GB, 1TB HDD $439 possible 8% Rakuten, 10% off email coupon, $50 off coupon

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[Dell] Vostro 14 3490 Laptop 14in HD, i3-10110U, 4GB, 1TB HDD $439 possible 8% Rakuten, 10% off email coupon, $50 off coupon

Dell is running a Semi Annual Sale and Rakuten for Dell Technologies for Work (SMB) is at 8%. There is a email marketing signup promotion at Dell SMB (new subscriber) that may provide a 10% discount. Stack these two promos on the cheapest laptop for work on sale. The least expensive laptop in this sale is the Vostro 14 3490 (cav143w10h1c1034ca) on sale for $439 and you can get it for a little less.

Deal link: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/la ... 0h1c1034ca

Specs:

14"HD display (most likely TN), i3-10110U (2C/4T, Intel HD 620 unfortunately, Passmark 4085), 4GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm HDD (good enough for a kid's online learning), DW1810 wifi (ac, 1x1, BT4.1), 42Wh battery,

Ports and Slots:

1. SD Card Reader | 2. USB 2.0 | 3. VGA | 4. Wedge-Shaped Lock Slot | 5. Power Jack | 6. HDMI | 7. RJ-45 | 8. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A | 9. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A | 10. Headphone/Mic

Weight: 1.74kg

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Coupons, Rebates and Discounts:


Minimum price estimate: ($440 - $50)*0.9 = $350.1 and you'd get 8% cashback on $360 (~$28) making it a bit over $330 equivalent pretaxes (you pay taxes on the rebate)

Credits at MichealSun thread.


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Last edited by aviador on Sep 14th, 2020 10:32 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Thread Summary
Dell Vostro 3490 Setup and Specifications Guide (PDF)

Interesting tidbits:
2 RAM slots
Battery Life span: 300 discharge / charge cycles
M.2 Connectors: Two (2280 Key-M and 2230 Key-E)
Serial ATA (SATA) connector: One Gen 3 supports 7 mm SATA
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Hot if FHD. as of right now, it is warm. but good effort and good job bringing those coupons to the attention of others.

i have a feeling that there are price errors on dell's website, for example, this one shows up as door-buster but there is no discount at all.

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/laptops-ultrabooks/vostro-14-3490/spd/vostro-14-3490-laptop/cav143w10h1c1107ca?view=configurations
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Glancealot wrote: Hot if FHD. as of right now, it is warm. but good effort and good job bringing those coupons to the attention of others.

i have a feeling that there are price errors on dell's website, for example, this one shows up as door-buster but there is no discount at all.

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/la ... igurations
In that same page click on "Shop Deals" link located in the "Semi Annual Sale" ribbon. The page brought up has the Vostro 3490 laptop at the top left corner ($439)
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720p TN panel and spinning hard drive is the bad kind of retro.
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aviador wrote: In that same page click on "Shop Deals" link located in the "Semi Annual Sale" ribbon. The page brought up has the Vostro 3490 laptop at the top left corner ($439)
i know how to get to it, but i was just curious as to why a door-buster (a different machine) isn't associated with any discount.
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Not getting my 10% coupon via email... thanks though.
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toalan wrote: 720p TN panel and spinning hard drive is the bad kind of retro.

Rather have a spinning Harddrive than EMMC storage
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is it worth it to upgrade $60 for the i5 instead of the i3?
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It doesn't need to be FHD to be a decent deal, especially if you're getting an i3 10th gen mobile CPU. Anything 10th gen in an i3/5/7 series is a strong enough performer.

Passmark: 4000 (approx.)

It's inferior to the Dell Wyse 5470 I posted on I/O, noise, bulk, and screen, but performance is stronger, and it's likewise easily upgradeable (RAM + SSD).

The I/O lacks USB-C DP + PD but the inclusion of HDMI + VGA guarantees (2x) 1080p monitor workspaces. The HDMI port very likely supports 4K30, which is fine for business productivity, and can be sub-divided into (6x) monitor quadrant workspaces (I'm living proof at 4K60).

If you're like me and require a dedicated 4K60 workspace, the Dell Wyse is a better choice even though it represents 60% the CPU performance. That said, the OP laptop is better with more CPU-intensive applications.

Neither machine is built for a power user, no matter the tweaking. No illusions.

Who should buy OP's laptop?
- Lightweight Business Users
- Non-STEM College Students
- Teen & Tween Students
- Casuals

Nice find, @aviador.
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ktkn wrote: is it worth it to upgrade $60 for the i5 instead of the i3?
I thought about this, but upgrade that for $60, get a good NVME drive for $80 (their $50 charge is waste), upgrade the memory for say $90 even with all discounts you're in for around $570 for a business class dell. Pretty good
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ktkn wrote: is it worth it to upgrade $60 for the i5 instead of the i3?
geoffs wrote: I thought about this, but upgrade that for $60, get a good NVME drive for $80 (their $50 charge is waste), upgrade the memory for say $90 even with all discounts you're in for around $570 for a business class dell. Pretty good
IMO, i5-10210U > i3-10110U and for $60 more these Vostros are still cost effective (if you want more cores and a bit better multicore performance, though iGPU might be similar).

I posted the cheapest laptop option (i3-10110U, HDD) considering this laptop more like a relatively inexpensive online learning tool for kids (~$350) not needing upgrades out of the box (upgrades are desirable but not required) and not a laptop tool for adults (work from home or personal use) or college students. IMO, for WFH or work "thin" client or college a more suitable laptop would need good wifi (2x2:2 ac), good camera (HD, 2 mics), good screen (FHD, IPS preferable, high contrast ratio), enough RAM, NVME SSD and at least a 4C/4T processor (R3 4300U or above, i5-1035G1 or above). Use cases are relative and varied though, so to each their own.
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mobbie wrote: Why?
eMMC performance is sometimes worse, they're garbage storage devices.

They're designed to be garbage to hobble low end systems.
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Hey all, hmm, anyone try or know if this is Hackintosh-able? I really think this would be budget "Hackintosh" laptop...
I think I'm going for one and getting a hackintosh desktop as well, since my desktop/laptop combo is about 10 years old!!
Thank you RFD community for helping me with spending money, I feel so poor now!

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