For Sale Dell XPS 14z

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  1. reaper9000

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    For sale I have a Dell XPS 14z.

    Intel Core i5-2450M
    6GB RAM
    500GB HD
    Nvidia Geforce 520M (with Optimus so uses Intel onboard when 3D performance graphics not required for battery life)
    14" Display size.
    Win 7 Home Premium (Fresh Rebuild)
    Back-lit Keyboard.

    This is a premium laptop and cost me over £800 when purchased 2 years ago, No warranty sadly as it was a standard 1 year but is of very good build quality.

    Aluminium designs akin to Mac Book's, great battery life performance, easily over 4 hours with screen brightness on medium and just general internet browsing.

    There are two issues I can highlight, first there is a dent underneath on the mesh which you can see in the pictures below, and under the Ethernet and Power cable the plastic backing plate has cracked which I believe is just due to stress fractures in the plastic.

    Its never been dropped and always cared for well in the two years I have owned it, only selling due to the fact I now have a desktop PC. Comes with charger, original box, drivers disk and all packaging.

    Price of £350 including next day courier, open to offers if you wish to collect.

    Thanks for looking.

    Price and currency: 350
    Delivery: Delivery cost is Included
    Payment method: Paypal, BT, Cash on collection
    Location: Hackbridge, Surrey

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    Bump, Open to offers!
     
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    Hi

    Considering it's age, what they generally go for on our popular auction site and my budget I can offer £280 delivered?

    Cheers
     
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    On second thoughts I didn't realise it doesn't have a DVD drive. Sorry to waste your time.

    GLWS
     
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    Price drop £350
     
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    Hi

    What's the res. of the display? TN or IPS?

    Cheers
     
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    Hello mate, the resolution is 1366 X 768.

    Not sure what you mean by TN, but it is an LED backlit LCD display.

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
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    Nice machine. My sis needs a new one so could be interested.
    Which parts of the body are aluminium?
    What's the keyboard like? Any flex?
    Does the machine get hot?
    Could you check out the temps please? Coretemp & GPUID will tell you temperatures of CPU & GPU.
    Is it possible to upload some clearer pics? Possibly taken outside (better lighting/less grain).

    Thanks.
     
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    Hello mate

    With regards to the body, the bottom panel is a single piece of aluminium, that folds around the sides and joins up with another piece of aluminium for the inside plate where the keyboard and touchpad are located. Also the backing plate for the screen is aluminium. The only plastic part is the hinge cover and the plate that the ports come through on the back.

    Due to this, there is literally no keyboard flex nor unsightly wear marks on the inside due to plastic fading from wrists.

    Heatwise, general browsing it doesn't get hot, it remains cool to the touch, unless you've blocked the fan exhaust ports. If your using the nVidia GPU for gaming then it does heat up, but as the whole thing is aluminium, it kind of acts as a giant heatsink. Its never uncomfortably hot, nor has it ever overheated. so cooling is effecient.

    I'll get some temps for you soon mate, I use SpeedFan if thats okay?

    I'm actually going to take it to work tomorrow, which is where I'll be posting it from, So in better light I will en-devour to get some better pictures for you.

    Many Thanks,
     
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    Speedfan is fine. Just wanted to know the idle temps. Maybe load temps too if not too much trouble.
    Look forward to the pics.

    Thanks :)
     
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    Sorry for the late reply, right idle temps (as Idle as I could get it, windows decided to update everything when I turned it on, I still need to give it a fresh rebuild)

    Both cores sitting around 48-50 deg C. this isn't true idle, as it was sitting at around 20-25% CPU.

    Maxed using Prime95 for 10 minutes and both cores were sitting around 70-72 deg C. GPU was at 59 deg C. although I can imagine things get a bit more toasty if your using the Nvidia GPU for gaming.

    All in all, it never gets "burn your legs" hot, and after 100% load the temps drop and the fan steps down quickly.
     
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    Would you be interested is any trades.

    I could trade an Xperia Z tablet with accessories, or various headphone. If interested I'll list specific items with price.
     
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    thanks for the offer but not interesting in trades i'm afraid. I have enough tech in the house now and I'm trying to get rid of some :)
     
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    Updated with slightly better pictures. Sorry there not fantastic. My phone's camera doesn't strange things under the Office lighting.
     

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    Ill offer £280 delivered but thats my max? Let me know, thanks.
     
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    Sorry mate that's too low. Thanks for the offer anyway
     
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    300 sterlings?
     
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    Would you be willing to stretch to £325? That includes insured next day courier shipping
     
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    does this come with recovery disks?
    as i might want to pop in a cheap ssd later on
     
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    It does yes. I was originally going to do this but never got around to it, then ending up purchasing a desktop PC.
     
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    can u send it out today to get here tomorrow?
     
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    Should be able to mate no problem.
     
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    deal pm me
     
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    will PM payment details now mate.
     
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    recieved
     
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    Feedback left - Enjoy mate!
     

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