Dell E1505??? Good? Bad?

Hello, recently I just purchased this laptop directly from dell. It seemed like a pretty good performer for the price and has a nice set of features. Does anyone have experience with this laptop? Also any hardware guru's like to chime in here on my configuration, faster ram was not available and a bigger HD took me out of my budget. Any comments (negative,positive) are welcome.

E1505 Dual Core
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB Cache/2.00GHz/667MHz FSB), Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition with re-installation CD $1,740.00 1 $1,740.00
Inspiron E1505 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB Cache/2.00GHz/667MHz FSB)

LCD Panel 15.4 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife™

Memory 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm

Video Card 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory™

Hard Drive 80GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive

Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition with re-installation CD

Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem

Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0

Combo or DVD+RW Drive 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability

Sound Options Integrated Audio

Wireless Networking Cards Wireless Card Only: Dell Wireless 1390b/g (54Mbps)

Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) No productivity suite- Includes Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD

Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) PC-cillin Internet Security: AntiVirus, Firewall, Spyware removal 36-months

Primary Battery 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

Hardware Warranty 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support

Dell On Call Dell On Call, 30day, Getting started Assistance, unlimited incidents

Accidental Damage Service-Not Available in Florida Add CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service to 1Yr Lim Warranty

QuickSnap Options Cherrywood QuickSnap™ Cover

Tax Total: $0.00
Total: $1,490.00
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  1. Do you want to game with it? If so, then NO.
  2. No, don't do it.
  3. No i dont plan on playing any games, possibly world of warcraft and that played on my old p4 just fine so i will be fine with this new one, just mainly standard college student stuff, music, movies, homework and web browsing. The thing i like most about it is that it has the feature where you dont have to turn on the computer to listen to music or watch movies. Anyone else?
  4. has the e1405 for $1,179 delivered (through 9/24) with the following: (I don't like is the 533 RAM. Would rather have 667 for this cpu. Would prefer a 7200RPM hard drive but Dell has been pulling them back out of some of their configs for some reason. Also, I'd need to see the screen. I've had some bad experiences lately buying Dell notebooks without first seeing the display. They're using some really crappy displays on *some* of their units. I'm already a member and love the 6 month return policy. This might be a good alternative to the E1505?)

    Processor & Memory:

    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7200 at 2.0GHz
    4MB L2 cache
    667MHz Front Side Bus
    2GB DDR2 Shared 533MHz SDRAM1

    80GB Serial ATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
    8x DVD+/- RW Combo Burner Drive2
    Graphics & Video:

    14.1" Wide XGA TrueLife high contrast display; up to 1280 x 800 pixels
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

    Intel® PRO/ Wireless 3945 Internal Wireless (802.11a/g, 54Mbps)
    Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
    Internal 56K V.92 modem3

    Integrated Stereo Sound

    I/O Ports:

    IEEE 1394 Integrated Port
    4-USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) compliant 4-pin connectors
    5-in-1 - Removable memory card reader
    Video: 15-pin monitor connector
    S-Video: 7-pin mini-DIN connector
    Audio jacks: Stereo headphones/speakers mini-connector (same as line-out), microphone mini-connector
    RJ45 Ethernet Port
    RJ11Modem Port
    Operating System:

    Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition
    Microsoft® Works 8.5 Plus Office Trial:

    Additional Software:
    McAfee 7.0, 90 Day Subscription
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
    Sonic Cineplayer
    Roxio Creator Basic-MyDVD

    Power Supply:
    Battery: 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, 53 Whr4
    Additional Information:

    Dimensions: 12.99" W x 9.56" D x 1.52" H
    Weight: 5.3lbs.5
    Warranty and Service:

    Dell 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty: 2-Year on-site hardware service:
  5. You know what is so right about the world right now?

    That you will never see the word CostCo and the word KillerNotebooks in the same sentence.

    When you go to a LAN party and pull this out:

    you aren't going to hear, "Wow! I just saw that same one up at CostCo..."
  6. I find that funny all these people like buying places like sam's club, are getting a crap quality product.
  7. ...or DELL.

    LOL, just kidding. But not really, DELL is junk, but I don't want to hear the whining. ...For the select few brother.

    Anyone using Internet Explorer 7 can go to the bottom right where there is a magnifying glass and 100% written next to it. Switch it to 400% to find the secret message in that post. Unfortunately, START|PROGRAMS|ACCESSORIES|ACCESSIBILITY|MAGNIFIER doesn't have the same effect, it still looks like lines of nothing.
  8. Or paste into word and magnify.
  9. Actually, yours is a much better solution.
  10. To the OP

    It's probably already on it's way to you, but ...

    I just ordered an e1705 (not sure if 17" is your thang"
    It's pretty much the same setup less the DVD burner and it also has the 7900gs.
    Only $50 more than what your paying w/ the $300 off coupon floating around on the net.

    BTW u guys were real helpful to the OP.

    Don't you offer the 7600gs KN?


    When you go to a LAN party and pull this out:

    you aren't going to hear, "Wow! I just saw that same one up at CostCo..."
    you might hear "Dam that's some tacky $hit"
    "He must have a really little Peni$"
  11. Yea, right, well...

    Number ONE... you could tell the guy that owns this machine all the stuff you think of him and his rig because you can't appreciate a hand finished piece of craftsmaship. Or maybe you could get over your own hang-up's long enough, and not be so insecure that you would feel the need to do something like that... sure. All except, you are never going to see him because I doubt you hang with guys who can wire me 4 grand cash to have exactly what they want. You're more in that "coupon" crowd.

    Number TWO... you have a DELL.. and a DELL Inspiron at that. It is a cheap plastic POS. I know the 3D Mark numbers on that machine with a 7900 gs and it is 40 to 45% below the 7900 GTX in a good machine. The screen is also total junk, and I am not even going to get into that. Maybe one day if I find someone with a DELL I will throw an Executioner side by side with it and if the DELL can keep from peeing on itself long enough, I will take a picture of the screens and it will be like frickin' Joan Rivers next to Jessica Alba.

    Number THREE... why would I offer a 7900 gs? The thing doesn't even have the firepower of the 7800 GTX, it's a complete step backward to save some wattage. I offer the 7800 GTX, and it's a better gaming card. I don't have to suck up to every person in the market place like DELL and be a "me too", I build gaming rigs, not wanna be gaming rigs

    If anyone else is looking at comparing a 7900 gs to a GTX in either 7800 or 7900 variety, all save you the search.

    ... and, actually we were helpful if we disuaded him from getting a DELL.

    Yea... now I see the difference.
    Dude, you're gettin' a DELL!
  12. k maybe I was a little harsh, but all u do is hi-jack threads w/ my systems are soooo much better than anything else. Doesn't really add anything and usually kills any hope of the OP getting their Q's answered.
    I will say, they are nice and u do use good parts.

    As far your 40 - 45% performance diff.
    Anyone who can burn a CD and has a little patience can cut that down into the 15 - 25% range by undoing Dell's underclock.
    That brings your 40% price premium into question.

    U basically start w/ a $1500 Clevo M570U(w/ the GTX included) and charge people $1000 for a $300 processor and $180 worth of RAM (estimates based on base Executioner.) Your time can't be worth that much man.

    I could understand the gouging if you were off-setting the cost of marketing, but you freakin advertise on a forum Dude!!!
  13. .
  14. First I want to say one thing... "MIRO's in da hOWwwwse!!!!"

    Ok, back to my #1 fan above Miro...
    Wait, you're cutting the performance difference of the 7900 GTX to 25% compared to a 7900 GS by unlocking & over clocking the GS but
    1. It voids your warranty
    2. Wouldn't you then have to O.C. the 7900 GTX?
    I mean, your argument is completely flawed. What if your junk 7900 GS can't unlock and O.C.? I mean, it didn't start out life as a gs, it was a reject that got locked up because it couldn't "make grade" in the first place, and now you are attempting to unlock the bad pipes and gain performance. Do you think nVidia sells top of the line cards at cut rate prices to DELL just for the fun of it, or the thrill of dealing with the ChinaMart, I mean WalMart of computers?

    BUT, your pricing model is awesome man! Maybe I should be buying from you. Since this is the direct e-mail I received from OCZ business affairs division on 9/20:
    Because of the recent extreme price fluctuations for memory, prices have skyrocketed (our current wholesale price for this item to our customers is actually $131.47 now, as of today…

    And a $300 CPU? First off, everyone is advertising Core 2 Duo's, but thanks to your buddies at DELL cutting back door deals, no system builders can actually get them until Oct. I have sold C2D's to 2 different high-end system builders so they could fulfill their orders because they couldn't get them. Just like 2 GB RAM chips for the last 4 months. BIG is good, but without competition, you're paying $300 for an operating system, but hey, keep shoveling the money to DELL, and they can then drive everyone out of business and send all the work to China. Sounds like a plan man.

    Let's look at your "BASE" Executioner argument from a business perspective, and not some disgruntled kid in his mom's basement:
    You are getting these components you say (all prices will include shipping & ins.):
    Chassis: $1,500
    CPU $300
    XP Pro $140
    RAM: $140
    100 Gig SATA $185
    Wireless: $30
    Shipping USA $35
    PayPal/Merchant Account Transaction Fee $67
    Total: $2,397
    Base price is $2,499!!!
    Where's this thousand bucks? I would like a piece of it!
    But wait, Then you are going to install and configure the O.S., load all updates and drivers, load the OEM software like NERO, WinDVD etc, do complex RAID configurations...
    Then you're going to cover this thing come HELL or high water for a year on the warranty?
    Of course your web site is going to build itself and pay for itself monthly, then your going to spend every waking hour trying to educate people on forums...

    Let's look at it if something goes wrong:
    I had a guy call me on a Saturday.
    WOW! Someone answers the phone! And another WOW! It's actually someone in America that knows what the heck they are talking about and has the authority to actually do something about their problem!
    He starts a long explanation in a panic.
    I stop him.
    "No problem, I'll take care of it."
    He received an e-mail with a FedEx shipping label, paid for by K|N.
    I got the machine and turned it around in 1 day with a brand spanky new video card.
    Covered by the NO B.S. WARRANTY

    Of course you, as this one time system buyer is going to have another system just sitting there in inventory you can pull a 7900 GTX out of... right? Because you know with all you clout with the ODM you know you can have one cross shipped... right?
    Where exactly do you think all those returned products go anyway?
    Could they possibly go back to nVidia, where nVidia then tries to salvage the product by locking it up and re-branding it and shipping it off again?

    So right now, we're at another $70 in shipping back and forth PLUS a cross ship charge on a video card.

    I mean, here's ME, building systems and just GOUGING people's eyes out on the margins.

    My Dad told me growing up, "Son, there's never a lack of people waiting to count your money for you..."
    Everyone gets to choose who they do business with.

    ...all u do is hi-jack threads w/ my systems are soooo much better than anything else. Doesn't really add anything and usually kills any hope of the OP getting their Q's answered.

    Yea, my family probably feels differently about that, as does the person who replied above.
    I would just like to say, "At NO TIME did I tell the guy above to BUY A KILLER NOTEBOOK..." I actually read his post wrong initially and thought he was asking if he should buy it. I wouldn't have even replied had I read it carefully and seen he already had and was looking for afirmation of his purchase. Your "attack" on a picture I posted of a customer's notebook was completely unprovoked. I said NOT to buy the DELL, then we were joking about notebooks sold at CostCo. Go read it!

    I don't know where this all came from, but you are like AP ver.b - What is DELL like sending people to try to save their image because a quick search will yield about 7 zillion complains and gripes with every part of their business model? What are they targeting the people telling the truth and consumers at a grass roots level?
    Talk about lining pockets dude, you went with the king of under-cutters, and now you have to be all sour-grapes on Killer Notebooks!

    Before you buy, ask yourself a question, "Do I want to get jerked around, or do I want to have my system built and handled by a qualified high end shop?"

    It's up to you, and you G chose DELL. That's fine, but that ain't gangstah.
  15. I support K|N here, because if you look into it his product i smuch more quality. I have a Inspirion now I want to get rid of, the casing sucks just for starters.
  16. k, I know when to bow out.
    Maybe I was having a bad hair day, but I still think I gotta good deal on my system w/ good core components.

    After all, the extra grand is better off in my pocket than yours.

    I would love to have an Ex but just can't justify $2500(which I would've added more RAM and probably a C2D7200 anyway.) BUT, I definately would not want that badge on my system. Bling is not my thang. I don't see y you wouldn't offer the GS. Might get you a few more orders because some people don't need absolute bragging rights.

    My pricing model, yeah I missed the hard drive and some overhead costs. 100 bucks, yikes, y are you in this business anyways? BTW when I was lookin I couldn't tell if the O/S was included or not. Maybe I missed it on your site.

    I know Dell and Walmart are the bain of small business, but damn, it's hard to pass up a bargain.

    Anyway,after hearing your side I decided I might've flew off the handle a bit.

    But in the end, wifey didn't really need a $2500 machine for the kids to destroy.

    For what it's worth, if I was joe blow just stumbling across this post. I'd want a KN even more.

    You sir, "have a good day."

    I said, "GOOD DAY"
  17. Accepted.
    I understand there is a market for and where you bought your computer.
    That is cool, it isn't my market, but I do respect people need to have choices, and there needs to be competition at all levels.

    I can not compete at that price range simply because DELL can get their stuff so cheap... way below what anyone not buying a million of this or a million of that can. People ask me all the time for a $1,200 or less notebook, and I can't do it w/o integrated graphics, and I won't go there.

    For the price, with the coupon you were speaking of of $300 off or whatever, it is a good deal. It is unfortunate that DELL plays a pricing shell game with their stuff and varies the cost of this configuration and that configuration and the component ungrade prices aren't consistant across the boards. It is very confusing for the average person who I bet 90% of the DELL purcahsers do NOT know of the coupons.

    In the end, you did, you got a system you like, and works for you at a price you wanted to pay, and that is all that matters.
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