Sunday, November 11, 2007

Dell Wish for the Holidays Sunday paper ad

Dell goes all out on the attack with an eight page ad insert in the Sunday paper. This is using the "Wish for the Holidays" theme and promotes all things Dell, along with their invasion of Staples stores.

A number of laptops are advertised, so let's see what they have in-store in-flyer for us :)

The Dell Inspiron 1501, e-value code 12559-DNPHHY1 is $500. It features an AMD Sempron 3600+, 15.4" HD widescreen display, 1gb memory, 120gb hard disk, Dell 1390 wireless mini-card (b/g), Vista Home Basic and free shipping handling (3-5 day option). All that for just $500!

For $650, the Dell Inspiron 1521 can be yours. It has an AMD Sempron 3600+, 1gb memory, 160gb hard disk, dvd burner, Dell 1490 wireless mini-card for 802.11 a/b/g, 15.4" HD widescreen display, and more. Evalue code is 12559-DNPHLY3.

Next up at $750 but also with a $50 Dell promotional gift card (see terms and ocnditions) is the Dell Inspiron 1420. E-value code is 12559-DNPHJY3. You get an Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 14.1" widescreen, 1gb memory, 160gb hard disk, Vista Premium, free shipping and handling and lots more. If you want to upgrade to a 320gb hard disk, you have to pony up $100 more.

And if you are a fan of 17" widescreen, not those tiny dinky laptop displays, you pay $850 and you get the Dell Inspiron 1721. This has an AMD Turion 64 X2 DC TL-60 (note the TL-60, not TL-58), 1gb memory, 160gb hard disk, dvd burner, Vista Premium and more. Free shipping and handling. E-value code: 12559-DNPHNY3. You also get a promotional $50 Dell gift card with this guy.

As with all Dell computers, you can configure them to your specs, but obviously adding more features costs extra :)

Dell also offers nine months no interest on new Inpsiron systems when you get a DellCare protection plan. Should you get a protection plan? That is the big question, and that's for a different time :)

Also there, the Dell XPS M1330 is featured for $1200. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 13.3" HD widescreen, 1gb memory, 120gb hard disk, dvd burner, Intel Pro wireless 3945 mini-card with a/b/g wireless, Vista Premium and more. You also get a $100 promotional Dell gift card. Shipping and handling is free. E-value code is 12559-DYCHTL1.

One recurring theme from this ad emerges: Dell is stingy on memory, as all advertised laptops comes with 1gb memory. Obviously you can add more when you configure the laptop for your order, but offering just 1gb allows them to keep the advertised price lower :)

Forgive the desktop reference here, but their front page special might be of interest to you, it is the Dell Inspiron 530s desktop for $500, evalue code 12559-DDPHFB1, with a Pentium dual core E2140, Vista Premium, 17" widescreen flat panel, 1gb memory, 250gb hard disk, and dvd burner.

And they do offer free shipping and handling (3-5 days) on all Inspiron PCs and featured accessories and electronics in the ad.

Now let's accessorize! The new 20" Dell widescreen flat panel display, model SP2008WFP, which includes a webcam (!!!) and a microphone is $290. Order code is SP208WFP. Yes a webcam in the monitor! How gimmicky is that? :)

And how about some of the electronics advertised? An 8gb Sandisk Sansa E280 mp3 player for $176, the Fuji Finepix Z10fd camera for $200, and a Philips 47" LCD TV for $1800. Shipping and "handeling" included :) For more check the Sunday paper or the Dell website!

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