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    Too late I realise, however someone has just asked me about this one, which with £100 cashback looks a very tempting purchase!

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    Prepare for it to arrive with bits missing. I ordered a top end XPS 8500 and a huge monitor. PC arrived (a day early) and guess what, the screen had not arrived and I phoned them and they said that the monitor was still in Poland and I am in the UK. Told them to shove the monitor where the sun does not shine and asked for a refund. As soon as the PC arrived I went straight to the local John Lewis and picked one up for half the price. Same size, different manufacturer.

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    I have ordered fromDell successfully in the past, more than once. As this is a laptop, I sincerely hope it comes with the screen attached!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I now have to sort out M$ Office. Office 365 University is all very well, but she needs something that will work offline when the laptop accompanies her to the back of beyond on field trips.
    Do you have EES at either of your schools? You could then acquire a copy under the home use agreement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmak View Post
    Do you have EES at either of your schools? You could then acquire a copy under the home use agreement.
    Would this still be the case if one of the schools uses a different av / anti malware solution be it forefront or nod32 etc ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmak View Post
    Do you have EES at either of your schools? You could then acquire a copy under the home use agreement.
    I just remembered that before I read this post and both my schools have it. We have HUP on our home PC through my husband's employer, so I shall do it through one of mine

    I will be sticking MSE on it , as usual, which costs nothing.
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