Dell :: How Do You Get The EPP Discount
Do you actually have to be a Dell employee or student, or are there ways to get it even if you're not?
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Dell :: Student Discount
I will be buying a new laptop in Sep. and I would like to know if there is a list of schools and there codes for the student discount...
I am going to Davenport University and I have looked at the Dell University website and do not see it listed. I was told to call 1-800-695-8133 by the chat help because "not all schools are listed". When I called, the person I talked to did not understand what I wanted to know and got frustrated with me and placed me on eternal hold... So after sitting here like an idiot for a half hour waiting for her to get back I decided to call Davenport ... They have no idea what the code is.
So here I am ... Maybe there is someone out there going to Davenport University in Michigan and knows the code or maybe there is a list of the codes somewhere...
Dell :: Where Are The Discount Codes?
I've got my new laptop coming from either Lenovo (a ThinkPad) or Dell (a Latitude). But Lenovo is making it very easy these days. It seems they have a new coupon code on their website every day.
Using their codes I can get a better-equipped 15-inch notebook from Lenovo than I can from Dell. What I like about the Lenovo codes is you can use them on any purchase.
Am I missing something? Where are the Dell deals? I've clicked on a couple of deal links on this site but I'm taken to regular Dell 'specials' landing pages which offer the same price as their non-deal pages.
Dell :: Current 25% Studio XPS Discount: Rare Or Not?
I know that Dell is known for always/usually having a lot of great coupon codes, but 25% does seem outstanding.
So for those of you who keep a closer eye on Dell than I do - is this degree of discount normal or unusual for Dell? In fact, is there any time of year that tends to be the "best" to get a Dell?
I'm probably not going to take advantage of this discount, but I'm still curious for future purposes. I'm trying to hold out on getting a new machine as long as possible - ideally, until Windows 7 comes preinstalled and perhaps until the new Intel chips/platforms come out...
Dell :: Is 's McAfee Security Center Discount Worth It
I've stayed away from McAfee and Norton for years, so I don't even know what an annual subscription to their virus definitions even costs anymore, BUT Dell's pushing a 1-year subscription McAfee subscription for $79, and 3-years for $99. Comparing the two makes the 3-year subscription look like a pretty good deal. Is it? Cnet seemed to like this latest release, but I don't know how much stock to put in that.
Is $99 for 3 years a good deal, and is McAfee Security Center even any good? Could I get a comparable deal buying/upgrading the subscription after purchasing the computer, or is getting it pre-installed on the Dell pretty much the only way to get it at that price?
Dell :: EPP Membership IDs
I just had a chat with Dell sales rep and asked her "What documents/proof i have to provide for the membership id ?"
She said if you have the membership id, just enter that during checkout and no documents are required.
But if you google, there are thousands of membership ids floating in internet like coupons. Suppose I'll use a membership id of an university, but I'm not ANYWAY related to that university, still I can buy the laptop with EPP discount.
So, my question is, How Dell will authenticate for a genuine buyer having genuine membership id ? Else anyone can take advantage of EPP just by copy-n-past of the membership id from internet.
Dell :: How To Combine Coupon And EPP?
I'm looking at buying a studio xps 16 and there's a new coupon found here in nbr that gives u a $200 discount along with a $150 gift card. Since i'm a university student here in the us 'm entitled to the EPP program.
Thing is, my uni provided me with the epp code but i don't know how to combine it with the coupon. If any1 knows how i can combine them i'd be very gratefuL
Dell :: Warning EPP And Refund
I had a bunch of problems getting Dell to refund my money for a laptop I returned.
I purchased a $1700+ Dell Studio 17 laptop using my company’s Employee Purchase Program on 1/13/2009 using my debit card.
I was very unhappy with its sound (totally unacceptable) and when after multiple attempts to remedy the situation failed I decided to return the laptop for a refund. Which I did on 2/6/2009.
When I was notified that the unit had arrived at Dell I called to find out when I could expect my refund and was notified that they would “credit my account quickly".
I told them that was a problem because the account that I ordered it on (my debit card) had to be canceled because it was suspected that it was compromised so the account they would try and credit no longer existed. I was told “no problem” we will issue you a check and it should be delivered in 5-7 working days .....
Dell :: Studio XPS 16 / EPP
$1022 P8600/4GB RAM/320GB 7200RPM HD
$1162 P8700/4GB RAM/500GB 5400RPM HD
$1348 P8700/4GB RAM/320GB 7200RPM HD/RGB Screen/BluRay
I'm interested in buying one in the next month or so and this deal has been around for a while now, just curious if anyone knows if they have similar deals all the time or its something I should jump on while its around.
I intend to wait at least until the 26th for the Windows 7 upgrade but other than that I don't have to purchase until sometime around late July. I haven't really decided which deal I want to take yet because I haven't really set a budget yet.
Dell :: EPP Program, I Give It 1 Out Of 5 Stars
I posted this in another thread, but I figured I'd bring it over here so people would know that they might be in for a battle if they decide to purchase a Dell.
Friday 10/9/09 We priced out our orders and made an order. Something happened with my DPA and the following series happened:
1) My order was cancelled.
2) My DPA was put on hold pending validation.
3) I spent 3 hours *that night* trying to figure out what was going on and nobody
would tell me until I finally got a hold of some one telling me that this all occurred because my initial rep put in "Avenue" instead of "Street" on my DPA setup.
The rep I'm on the phone with that finally spills those beans tells me that she can't help me recreate the order because she isn't EPP, and EPP is closed
Dell :: EPP And Inspiron Mini 9 Questions
so I am going to use my EPP to buy a secondary Studio 17, 24" monitor and an Inspiron Mini 9. Out of curiosity, because I really do not know, is there a difference in build quality, materials, workmanship, etc...
for people that have an EPP with Dell and order systems and other devices by Dell? Do "Home" systems differ from EPP systems? Like do EPP systems use used parts or remanufactured parts for a new system? Just curious....
Dell :: Re-Ordering Studio XPS 1647. Any EPP Experiences?
So if you have followed my system you know what I have gone through, if not just know that it's in the UPS system making its way back to Dell.
I'm planning on re-ordering either before or after I receive my refund, but before would only be possible if I can get my system down to ~2500.
My original system is below in my signature for $2453.00 (includes tax + shipping) .....
Dell :: Dell.ca Fewer Screen Choices Vs Dell.com
Is it normal that dell.ca would have fewer choices of screens than dell.com? I'm looking at the studio 15, and dell.com lists Hi Resolution/Bright,
glossy widescreen 15.4 WLED display (1440x900) as a choice, which is what I want, but dell.ca doesn't. When I view the system specs though, that choice is listed as on option.
Dell :: Which RAM/memory Kingston, Corsair, PNY Or Dell Certified?
I enjoy gaming, although I wouldn't consider myself a "hardcore" gamer. I currently have 1024 MB of RAM (2 x 512) and I am looking to upgrade soon. My options are as follows:
- Dell certfied RAM
- PNY RAM
- Kingston RAM
- Corsair RAM
Of course, for the Dell RAM, I have to wait for the shipping, but it is one of the cheaper ones. However, any of the other three I can pick up at Best Buy (which is more convenient). Can someone point out the pros and cons of each? It seems the PNY is a great buy, but could there be performance problems compared to the others? And why is the Kingston so expensive?
Dell :: Assassin's Creed For Pc To Play It On My Dell Laptop
i consider buying assassin's creed for pc to play it on my dell laptop (see sig).
any idea, how it will run? anyone with an i9400/e1705/oc'ed 7900gs, who already
played it? is it worth it or do i have to turn down the settings too much?
just for info: i can play gears of war, bioshock, ut3, cod4, et:qw, sega rally,
orange box, stalker, etc. at max settings at 1280x800 res. everything runs
smoothly like that. have to turn down aa or shadow qual. slightly down sometimes,
Dell :: Dell Inspiron - Monitor To Shut Off After 1 Minute Of Being Idle
when i first got my dell inspiron and it was all good. when i set the monitor to shut off after 1 minute of being idle, it did and would not turn on unless someone moved the mouse of pressed a button. however, after i reformatted, the computer monitor would shut off after 1 min but soon afterwards it turns on again by itself, then it goes off again, then it remains on permanently. i recently formatted my laptop again and this problem persists. anyone knows whats sup? im using xp ftw... and my configurations are the same as it was before the reformats so idk whats wrong.
Dell :: Sold At Wal-Mart And Best Buy Vs Dell.com
Are the Dell notebooks currently being sold in Wal-Marts and Best Buys the same quality built machines as those sold on Dell.com? I read on another discussion board that they were not.
I read that the Dell products sold in Wal-Marts and Best Buys were built and shipped out from a different manufacturing source than the Dell computer products being sold on Dell.com.
That the computer products being sold at those 2 mass retailers are not built as good as those purchased directly from Dell.com. Is there any truth to that story?
Dell :: Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook To Boot Up
Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook to boot up and stay unfrozen long enough for me to retrieve my files, and put them on my tower pc.
In a nutshell, I got this Inspiron about 3 years ago- I currently have it connected to an external monitor, because my wife dropped a heavy object on the screen last year, and destroyed said screen.
Just this past week, I turned it on, and it started getting really slow. Finally, it got to a point where now, when I turn it on, it boots up, it goes to the desktop, the desktop icons all appear, and within a minute or two, it just kind of slows down, and eventually freezes up, and the hard drive indicator light quits doing anything. It does not respond to anything, and the only way to restart it, is to hold the power button down until it resets.
If anybody knows of a thread already on this site, regarding this problem, please point me in the right direction, as I tried the search function, and did not come up with anything.
and one or two other things, since it initially started having problems, sometimes, I will get two "missing module" error boxes pop up- and also, while it is booting, the screen flashes black for about 3 seconds, and then comes back on and continues to load.
Thank you very much to anybody who could possibly help me out of this jam. I really do not plan on using this laptop (or notebook) anymore, if and hopefully when, I get my files off of it.
And that is the other problem, I can not attempt to boot up in safe mode, as my screen is busted up, and it will not output to my external monitor, when I hit the f key while it is starting. I did make a couple different bootable cds, but they do not seem to do anything.
Dell :: Dell B130 And The AC Adapter Will Not Work
i have a dell B130 and the AC adapter will not work .... the light will light up but as soon as i plug it into the laptop the light shuts off and i get no power
now either this could be the AC adapter got to hot and blew something or it could be a sign for the mobo. I just need yall to help me out so i kno
Dell :: Changing RAM (non-Dell Laptop)
Hey yall, I'm not a dell owner, but my friend is. I'm wondering...can you put RAM sticks from another, non-Dell laptop, into a Dell? Would this break her accidental warranty (she purchased it after accident, regular warranty is long over...)? I wonder because I have a dead laptop (HD died, screen died etc) that has 2GB of RAM in it while her laptop has a mere 512 and since I'm going to be helping her do a complete system reinstall because I virus has ravaged her files...
Dell :: Review - Inspiron Mini 10 [DELL]
I purchased this Mini to be in touch on an extended personal and business trip in Central America. Dell was exceptional in delivering the unit before I left, even though the promised delivery was after my departure. While away the Mini let me keep up with email and browse for information vital to the trip. The machine worked exactly as expected with no glitches. Bonus points for how easy it was to get the Minithrough security in American airports- an unexpected pleasure. Two of my colleagues and travelling companions were impressed - kept borrowing the Mini and will likely acquire one for travel.
Dell :: Sell On Ebay From Dell.com?
Is it possible to sell a dell i bought online from dell.com on ebay? Its brand new i didn't receive it yet. I dont need it anymore because my brother wanted something else for his birthday, but i don't want to refund it. Is it possible to sell it on ebay? Would the service tag be affected?
Dell :: Dell M1730 Failure
First off, The model
Dell m1730 - Out of warranty
Laptop is failing to boot up. The screen does not turn on/make it to BIOS. Tho, the lights come on, USB devices light up...
Things that happend up to this problem:
Very confident it's NOT virus related.
I put my laptop into hibernation for the night, in the morning, the laptop still being in hibernation, I took out my Ipod shuffle first gen. Later in the day, we expirenced a black out.
When I got home, My laptop was no longer in hibernation ( the blackout ) and thats when I noticed the problem. My AC Adapter is behind two surge protectors, so I think ( and hoping ) it's a minor hardware misshap with the Ipod.
Dell :: Want To Buy Battery Other Than From Dell
After getting my AC Adapter replaced and my motherboard replaced. My battery STILL won't charge. That means the only culprit left was the battery, and according to Dell, I must buy a new battery from them since my 1 year battery warranty is over. The battery from Dell is too expensive, 6 cell for 330 dollars? So where else can I buy my battery from. The store needs to have good reputation, secure, and good prices. I would like either 6-cell or 9-cell battery, and willing to pay around 70-100 dollars. The battery sold must be either new, or refurbished with full capacity.
Dell :: X64 Vista And Dell
Dell is getting their act together on the x64 bandwagon
There are x64 drivers put out by dell, just not officially.
You just have to know where to look, for example the following link
nvidia driver for x64 vista on m1530, not on their support site for m1530, yet it is available.
A11 bios update for m1530 to suppport 8 gb of ram, not on their support site.
if you go to their ftp site, and have time to look thru hundreds of files, you can find them.
I think when they have them all, they will put them on their support site, under x64 updates.
Dell :: From 32 To 64
My 1530 shipped with 32bit and I recently asked Dell and received the x64 disk. My first go at the installation I did an install of x64 and it turns out, according to dell, that I did a "diry" install (basically installed over old).
I did what was suggested; upon installation (reinstallation) I deleted all drives. I eventually spent the next few hours updating drivers and reinstalling software. Now I'm back to where I want to be with a few exceptions.
1. My computer doesn't restart. The "logging off/out" screen lingers, while the blue circle spins indefinitely. I have to push and hold power button to shut off. Upon restart, I get a windows wasn't logged off/shut down properly message. Any one else experience this?
2. My computer locates my wireless network, but the manual wi-fi swith turn wi-fi on and off, but it does not visually show me that it does/n't. Same issue with the search wi-fi button. Doesn' give me a que. No real issue considering I can connect. Any one else?
3. Since I didn't know that I had to create a recovery partition during reinstallation I don't have one. According to Dell it's too late to create unsless I want to go through the same process (I really don't). Is this true. How beneficial is it to create one. Should I start over and create one. I didn't create one for Media Direct as I was told its not compatible with x64.
Dell :: 13 Or 16
im looking in to buying a new laptop and its out of these two.
as their is no dell store to actually go and see these with my own eyes i would like some opinions...
i initally like the 13, but how small is it ? i dont want something too small....and yet the 16 seems to big? does anyone have or can provide links to both these models side by side?
i wont really be using it for gaming, mostly dvds internet and raring and unraring big files.
Dell :: Is XPS16 Right For Me?
In the next couple of months, I'm considering buying a xps16 (hopefully one with a radeon 5xxx by then). It's purpose is to play Starcraft II at high settings and Diablo III (if it ever comes out) + as my main pc replacement. I just have a few questions.
1) How is the build quality of the XPS16?
I want a laptop that can last at least 5 years (not gaming-wise, obviously). I haven't seen it in person yet but I've seen the Studio 15 and it seems kind of solid.
2) Is there a heat issue?
The xps16 will be an i5 and I do plan to get a notebook cooler. I skim through the forum and on the net, my impression is that some people seem to say it's hot ( but not too hot? ) and the lcd screen turns yellow from the vents?
3) How is the RGBled screen? Is it worth getting?
I read about the throttle issues and that you need to configure the settings. My current monitor is 17" and 1280x1024 and I"m slightly worried that I might have to squint a little to see 1080p on a smaller screen. Also, I'm worried if the laptop's heat output might ruin the screen. Then again, I read that it is really the best thing since sliced bread.
Thank you all for your input. I'm also considering the Asus G51, if the xps doesn't work out.
Dell :: Which XPS Should I Go For?
I'm going to buy an XPS 16, but just considering which specification to go for.
My current laptop is a HP 6730B with 4GB RAM with Windows 7 and its response time is pretty slow which annoys the hell out of me.
I have the habit of running multiple applications concurrently, such as Word, Outlook, MSN, Chrome, Dropbox, Skype, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc (you get the picture). But I rarely play games on my laptop, though I think I might start playing if I get an XPS (probably Diablo 3).
Anyway, I'm divided between two choices:
1. XPS 16, 15.6" WLED, i7-720QM, 6GB (2+4) RAM, 256GB SSD = NZ$3,700 (about US$2,600)
2. XPS 16, 15.6" WLED, i7-820QM, 8GM (4+4) RAM, 640GB 5400RPM SATA HDD = NZ$3,300 (about US$2,300)
So basically it comes down to lower spec CPU with SSD, or higher spec CPU with SATA drive.
I did hear about certain "flickering" issues with the XPS screens and the throttling issue, but do these problems appear with XPS 16's with WLED screens (and 90W adapter)? I'd be interested to find out.
I'm thinking maybe go for option 2, and when the prices for SSD come down buy one then? Is it possible to buy a SSD from somewhere other than Dell and install it on XPS 16 myself?