FS: Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Ben, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    Dell Inspiron 2650
    Pretty good condition, couple of marks on the case, two years old.
    1.6 P4-M
    512Mb ram
    20Gb HD
    14.1 1024x768 screen
    CD-ROM drive
    3.5 in floppy drive
    2 USB ports
    1 PS2 port
    1 parallel port
    1 VGA monitor port
    1 full size PCMCIA slot
    Headphone and mic jack
    Built-in 10/100 LAN and modem
    Touch-pad built in mouse and MS Optical Mouse
    XP Home + SP2 installed clean and has kosher XP cd.
    Power supply
    Dell nylon briefcase style bag.

    Offers around £450.

    Location nr Birmingham. Can post but buyer pays postage, or will
    deliver up to 50 miles for 25p per mile each way.
    Recently serviced, average mileage for age.

    Works beautifully, don't need it anymore as I've upgraded to an 8600c.

    Ben, Oct 22, 2004
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    Greybeard Guest

    hhhmm, as a dell systems engineer, I'd say you price expectation is a
    _little_ on the high side.
    Have a look on the interwebby at their new kit.

    Just MHO.
    Greybeard, Oct 23, 2004
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    jack hackett Guest

    What sort of money would you say an Optiplex SX260 box (no monitor), fitted
    with a 40gb drive, and a P4 2.6 is worth, just out of interest?
    jack hackett, Oct 23, 2004
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    John Higgins Guest

    What else does the Optiplex have and which case is it?

    Is this a disposal or clearing the way for an upgrade? I might have an
    interest if you're looking for a new PC and would be interested in a
    Dimension 8400.
    John Higgins, Oct 23, 2004
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    jack hackett Guest

    256mb DDR, CD ROM drive (ejectable), 2 x USB ports in the front, 4 x USB
    ports in the back.

    Looks like this:
    I bought it mainly for the 17" TFT that it came with as a clearance
    package... and was going to use it as a replacement for my Athlon 1.8 based
    deskto... but the lack of removeable storage, whilst I can buy some USB
    based stuff to get round this, has put me off, and I've decided to maybe let
    it go, and upgrade my main system instead.

    My email addy is unmunged, if you'd like to email me...
    jack hackett, Oct 23, 2004
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    John Higgins Guest

    That's the one with no PCI, no use to me I'm afraid. I fancy the next
    case up as a(n) HTPC but I need space for my DVB-S card.

    <blatant plug>
    I've got a couple of Dimension 8400s coming ifyou're looking for a
    machine. I don't have the full spec yet but they are at least 3.0GHz
    P4, 250GB SATA and Audigy 2. I won't know the graphics or optical
    drives until they arrive (good old Dell configuration management).
    They will be well priced with warranty, I'll send you the spec in due
    course if they are of any interest.


    John Higgins, Oct 23, 2004
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    Greybeard Guest

    Difficult market for that particular type of PC. Very small form factor. The
    270 is fraught with problems and has now been superseded by the 280. Much
    better idea as it now has a proper HD (SATA).
    Not really sure what the 260 would be worth as it's not upgradeable, and
    not expandable other than USB.
    Best try it on ebay.
    Sorry I can't be of more help.

    DCSE (Masters)

    FLHRCI -01 UK ( 95 cu-in Stg 2. Big Boy!)
    Trumpet Trophy 1200 -91, for rainy days
    Greybeard, Oct 23, 2004
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    Ben Guest

    That was why I said "offers around" because I wasn't 10% sure of the
    Cheapest new one is 800-ish quid inc VAT and it's a 2.2 Celeron. Not
    that stunning a machine.
    Ben, Oct 23, 2004
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    Ben Guest


    That's more down to the keyboard on this new lappy being in a
    different place to the 2650 and meaning my typing has gone to shit.
    Ben, Oct 23, 2004
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    YTC#1 Guest

    On the bottom ?
    YTC#1, Oct 23, 2004
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    Ben Guest

    In the middle.

    It's a widescreen laptop so with the keyboard in the centre there is a
    lot more space around the edges. I naturally rest my hands right at
    either side of the machine so the keyboard is further into the middle
    than I'm used to, IYSWIM.

    Plus they've move the delete, home and end keys from the bottom right
    to the top right which is buggering up my code writing no end.
    Ben, Oct 23, 2004
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    YTC#1 Guest

    And the space bar becomes 3 keys,the \`¬ | keys all move as well
    YTC#1, Oct 24, 2004
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    Ben Guest

    Space is about 5 keys wide so ok. And the \`¬| keys are all in the
    same place I'm used to.

    It's just the overall position of the keyboard. Oh well, I'll get
    used to it.
    Ben, Oct 24, 2004
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