Billiam411 said:anyone else notice how the upgrades for the 1505 are a complete rip? $150 more dollars for xp pro upgrade? i could get that at newegg for 137! $200 MORE just to add another gigabyte of ram? $100 to go from a 6 cell to a 9 cell battery, when a second 9 cell would only be $130? and good sweet lord $40 for a floppy drive? who are they trying to kid? not me. not to mention they charge $10 for the reinstallation cd, but then again you could just download that and use the key they provide you
Would all it take to make that into a "reasonable" gaming machine, be adding a decent video card?Baredor said:$469
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 521 w/HT Technology (2.8GHz,800FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
160GB1 Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ 8MB cache
1GB1 Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz -2DIMMs
Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW2) w/double layer write capability3
Plus 17 in. flat panel
I am so very tempted to get this for a Linux box. Wow. Get your nongaming parents/relatives/email checkers to check this out.
You cant add a reasonble card to it, it only has 2 PCI and a x1 PCI-e slot.MrChunks said:Would all it take to make that into a "reasonable" gaming machine, be adding a decent video card?
I'm trying to find a machine capable of playing WoW for the girlfriend, without breaking the bank. I know WoW is not very graphics intensive anyway, so it might work ok..
It was also better when they had one of their $750 of 1999 deals. I had a 1705 configured with a ton of extras for a tad over $1250 1.83 Processor, 2 batteries, etc..StarWolf said:Been doing some upgrading. What do you think? Good deal or not?
Intel® Core Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB)
XP Home Edition & re-installation CD
17 inch UltraSharp Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce Go 7900 GS
100GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8x CD/DVD burner
53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support
It would have been a better deal when they had the 35% off sale. Now I'm sure whether to get it or wait.
Just get a gig of ram and a semi-decent gpu and you'll run WoW like a champ.MrChunks said:I'm trying to find a machine capable of playing WoW for the girlfriend, without breaking the bank. I know WoW is not very graphics intensive anyway, so it might work ok..
I guess that's the question - finding a really innexpensive PC, that I can throw a PCI-E card, and probably an extra gig of ram into. A dell would probably make that pretty simple too, as long as it's marginally expandable. Hopefully there's something decent in the remaining days for this.tacklebox said:Just get a gig of ram and a semi-decent gpu and you'll run WoW like a champ.
Keshik said:e1405 is $700 right now
Yep, by the time you throw that money into a Dell like that, your value suddenly disappears.MrChunks said:I guess that's the question - finding a really innexpensive PC, that I can throw a PCI-E card, and probably an extra gig of ram into. A dell would probably make that pretty simple too, as long as it's marginally expandable. Hopefully there's something decent in the remaining days for this.
A 7600GS/X1600 or whatever they are would probably be way more than enough for her too, since I myself run on an old 9800 at 1600x1200 without major problems.
I was hoping for something in the 4-600 range, without a monitor. Considering it's really just for WoW and maybe The Sims 2, a beefy videocard is far from required. As long as it has the slots for it, upgrading to more than 512 ram to a gig can be done later too.Killa_2327 said:Yep, by the time you throw that money into a Dell like that, your value suddenly disappears.
How much you got for a rig?
True, but put the time frame into perspective.FrothyByte said:You guys do know that Conroe and Meram(sp?) will be out in like two weeks. This is just a stock liquidation sale for all of the to-be old inventory.
EVERYTHING I have heard about the new chips blows all current chips out of the water... I think the NDA is lifted this weekend.
I totally agree with pagoon. I've been watching laptop prices for the past couple months cause I need one for school. I really wanted a Core 2 Duo so bad, but Merom (the mobile chip for laptops) doesn't come out until August, 2-3 weeks before you start seeing them in supply, and they will be probably be fairly expensive at the point. These past few laptops are great deals for people looking to get laptops for school, not for gaming of course. Back to School sales aren't always the best, in fact sometimes things get more expensive since that is the time where people are buying a lot of laptops. I'm hoping I don't have too high expectations of the Intel 950 graphics, cause I need it to play WoW. But I doubt that should be a problem.pagoon said:Laptops with the chip won't come out until Sept-Oct. Then add about 3-4 months until the price normalizes.
StarWolf said:I'm not sure about the other laptops, but I was reading through the Dell forums this morning and Merom will work in the E1705. That is dependent though on a firmware update from Dell.
Yep. Read it here.pagoon said:Do you have any links? This might be worth it for me.
Sorry Maxxx, that sucks. Ask to speak to a supervisor somewhere.Maxxx- said:Got my 1405 in the mail today from Dell. Its broken.
Got my 1405 in the mail today from Dell.
Its broken. When i press any where on the keyboard the screen turns pink.
I call Tech Support turns out everyone working there is Indian Well i try to explain to him 100 times but he doesn't get it and repeats what he said the previous time.
Tried online support... The tell me i'm on the wrong support chat, when their was only 1 chat link for support. WTF