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Dell Vostro 1700 21470226

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Product Information

Exclusive to Laptops Direct! This new Dell Vostro 1700 is over £150 cheaper than the equivalent model direct from Dell.

If you're looking for the most power for your money then this Dell Vostro will exceed your expectations.

Designed as a desktop replacement this powerful laptop is ideal for gaming, graphical work, mulitmedia and anything else you throw at it.

With the latest Core 2 Duo processor coupled with 2GB of RAM this is one fast laptop. The 256MB dedicated graphics card gives you the ability to play games and use any graphically demanding applications. This is coupled with a superb 17" HD Widescreen display providing great visual performance, perfect for movies and photos alike.

All this cool hardware is partnered with Microsoft’s top tier version of Vista – Ultimate Edition, which includes all the bells and whistles you could ask for.

There’s no need to worry about running low on juice either – with a high capacity battery you’ll get up to 4 hours mains free usage (dependant on usage)

This is our lowest price for such a powerful laptop so pick one up before it's too late!

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 - 2GHz (x2), 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
  • RAM: 2GB DDR2-667MHz
  • Hard Drive: 160GB Serial ATA 7200rpm
  • Screen: 17" Widescreen TFT (1440x900 - 16:10)
  • Optical Drive: DVD±RW
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11a/b/g
  • Warranty: 1 Year Business Hardware Support
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate

Questions & Answers

10/03/2008 tref: Does this laptop have a card reader and how many USB ports does it have?

Easycom: The Vostro 1700 has an 8-in-1 card reader and 5 USB2.0 ports.

07/03/2008 andy: What is the max ram if i needed to upgrade

Easycom: I should take 4GB but only 3GB would be usable in a 32 bit operating system.

07/03/2008 steve: can this laptop we provided with xp instead of vista?

Easycom: Yes, if you call the sales department they will be able to sort you out.

07/03/2008 Darren: Does this come in any other colours and does it also have WiFi (or similar) technology enabling me to connect to the internet wireless please?

Easycom: This laptop does have integrated wireless, but does not come in any other colours.

07/03/2008 Jonny: I would like to know if its possible to downgrade this to XP Pro. Microsoft license says you can do this if you have Vista Ultimate or Business, but is it easy to sort out the key/activations with microsoft over the phone? Or a pain? What about installing drivers under WinXP?

Easycom: It's easy enough to do, drivers will be available from Dell, or on the web. We could do it for you before shipping if you placed the order through our sales line.

06/03/2008 Andrew: What is the TFT refresh rate in Ms? (Gray to Gray)

Easycom: Unfortunately this item is not included in the details we have for this product, but we assume it is fast as the display is great for gaming and movies (no visible ghosting).

06/03/2008 Andrew: Is the 256MB GPU RAM shared or dedicated?

Easycom: The GeForce 8600M GT 256MB uses dedicated video memory.

06/03/2008 jeznide: Can this laptop handle online gaming such as Final Fantasy 11?

Easycom: Yes, this laptop covers the reccommended specifications for that software

04/03/2008 pancakes: Hi, just wondering, is the graphics card on this (GT) better then the one on the top acer gemstone witch is (GS)?

Easycom: The GT uses dedicated memory, which is usually a good indication of better performance.

29/02/2008 Simsfan: Those specs looks good for gaming. Can this laptop handle the Sims2 and all expansions pack?

Easycom: Yes, this is an ideal laptop for gaming and easily covers the reccommended specifications for that software.

29/02/2008 Martin: Does it come supplied with the original MS Windows Vista CD?

Easycom: Yes

28/02/2008 Bob: does this graphics card support DX10 ? and are these new Laptops or returns

Easycom: Yes The graphics card in this laptop support DX10. And These laptops are new.


Easycom: Yes

23/02/2008 Lamine: Hi there,
Does this Dell Vostro 1700 include: Bluetooth?
How many megapixels is the camera (0.3 or 1.3)?
Is it possible to get it with XP instead?
Thanks for your help

Easycom: No it does not have Bluetooth.
It as 2.0 Mega Pixel camera

21/02/2008 milly: Hi there, can you tell me if the laptop comes with all cd's etc like what is shown on the pictures etc. many thanx

Easycom: Yes

20/02/2008 Nquinn: Would this machine be able to run Battlefield 2 / 2142? Also is it fit for 3D Cad work?

Easycom: Yes, the 8600 in this laptop makes it ideal for 3D games and applications.