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[Appraisal] Dell Studio XPS 1640 (2009)

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Hi everyone, I just got a new laptop (The XPS 14) and as a result, I'll be selling the 1640.
The basic specs are:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4Ghz)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 @ 1066Mhz (sticks themselves are 1333Mhz but the chipset didn't support it )
Optical drive: 4x Blu-ray reader
Storage: 256 GB Crucial M4 (swapped out the 7200 rpm HDD a while back)
Screen: 15.6" 1080p WLED (not the RGBLED model)
Keyboard: Backlit standard US keyboard
Other: HDMI, VGA and (full) DisplayPort Out, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x eSATA/USB 2.0 port , 90W AC adapter

Please feel free to ask for any more details and check my sig for more info.

The minuses:
1. Battery: Pooped on me in the last two weeks ( sad-smiley-002.gif ) and now only lasts 30-45 minutes before giving up.
2. Internal speakers no longer work. Both headphone jacks work flawlessly, however
3. It has suffered in life. Behold, the battle wounds:

- Keyboard


-Left hinge:


-Same hinge from the rear (i.e Left it facing the screen like for normal use, right if looking at it from behind):


-Right Hinge


-bottom (I have the other plastic cover for the stand. Will glue that on again pre-sale)



The presence of the SSD raises costs (heck, the ssd alone is worth more than Amazon would give me for the old config). If you can get an M4 now for say, $200 (not regarding discounts), what price do you think would be fair to sell this laptop at? (looking at Craigslist or the OCN marketplace. Ebay is too much work).

I am hoping for ~$400. Does that seem fair?

Oh, I'm in the US and looking to sell it here.

PS: Will be sold with a legit copy of Windows 7 Pro (or 8 if the buyer so desires)

Thanks

- DK
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB Spinpoint F3 +2TB F4(backups) Random LG drive Win7 SP1 64bit ASUS VH236H @1080p 
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Saitek Gaming keyboard ... >_> Corsair TX750 Rosewill Gear x3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D P8600 @ 2.4Ghz (undervolted) Crappy dell Studio XPS one 4670M (1GB) I don't remember... 
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Crucial M4 4x Blu-ray ROM Win7 SP1 64bit 15.6" WLED @ 1080p 
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post #2 of 5
around $380 - $400 local sale is pretty fair considering you have a 256Gb Crucial M4 SSD added thumb.gif
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post #3 of 5
Sounds about right to me.
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post #4 of 5
Yeah you may have a better chance selling it on notebookreview.com . They have no rep requirements to sell and the forums there are full of people looking to buy used laptops, especially high end ones like yours.
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Thanks a lot guys. I'll post on both craigslist and notebookreview and see how things turn out.
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i5 2500K. 4.5Ghz (Summer Clocks) ASUS P8P67 Pro ( Rev 3.0 ) MSI 6970 Lightning (downclocked) CFX with MSI 6... 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB Spinpoint F3 +2TB F4(backups) Random LG drive Win7 SP1 64bit ASUS VH236H @1080p 
KeyboardPowerCase
Saitek Gaming keyboard ... >_> Corsair TX750 Rosewill Gear x3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D P8600 @ 2.4Ghz (undervolted) Crappy dell Studio XPS one 4670M (1GB) I don't remember... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 4x Blu-ray ROM Win7 SP1 64bit 15.6" WLED @ 1080p 
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Old Saitek Gaming Keyboard 90W adapter 
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The Dark Knight
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K. 4.5Ghz (Summer Clocks) ASUS P8P67 Pro ( Rev 3.0 ) MSI 6970 Lightning (downclocked) CFX with MSI 6... 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB Spinpoint F3 +2TB F4(backups) Random LG drive Win7 SP1 64bit ASUS VH236H @1080p 
KeyboardPowerCase
Saitek Gaming keyboard ... >_> Corsair TX750 Rosewill Gear x3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D P8600 @ 2.4Ghz (undervolted) Crappy dell Studio XPS one 4670M (1GB) I don't remember... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 4x Blu-ray ROM Win7 SP1 64bit 15.6" WLED @ 1080p 
KeyboardPower
Old Saitek Gaming Keyboard 90W adapter 
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