Wow! I just completed my order for the Dell laptop. Man-oh-man my total was $2027.71. Goodness gracious, that's a lot of money! So...I did it. It had to be done, and I did it. I just wish it would've been free
you must have upgraded from the UHLC base model. I stuck with the base model. I hope it gets me through...
I got my Dell in last Friday evening. I had ordered it the previous Sunday night, so I got it in less than a week.
Hitting $2,000 wasn't too difficult. Upgrading to the 80GB harddrive and the 1DIMMS in order to add the additional memory without having to buy replacement memory brings you to about $1,800. Tax and shipping are about $200. The only other extra I splurged on was the 90W adapter. It'll help recharge your laptop batter a little faster when you plug it in.
One note: During the initial Windows XP setup (only thing I had done was taken the computer out of the box and turned it on), I received an error message about one of the drivers installed on my machine relating to something called the "Determinitic Model Miniport". The warning message stated that this program wasn't Windows Logo verfied, so it might cause conflict w/ my operating system.
It ultimately turned out that that particular issue relates to modem operations (which is no big deal unless you use dial up, which I haven't used in about 5 years). Technical support was able to help me out, but good God Almightly, it took hours (at least 3) before I was finally connected to the right department to help me out. They had trouble locating my 3 year warranty that I purchased thru UH's Dell link, so initially they wouldn't help me at all. I had to raise a bit of hell before I they were able to locate it. Oh well, all's well that ends well.
Still, $2,000 seems a bit steep for this machine. It is real nice however. I've been modifying all weekend. So far so good.