Originally Posted by Maklar
Percentage off isn't added up like that. They are multiplied. They first take 20% off and then they take 12% off of that price. Therefore, it is (1 - ((1 - .2) * (1 - .12))) * 100 which gives you the 29.6%.
I didn't realize that either. Still a pretty darn good discount especially if you are waffling between the XPS 2 and the 9300 and just found out you had EPP access
Originally Posted by johare
Tough decision...I had preordered the XPS 2 last week with the $500 off (which is better than the 10%), plus the EPP Discount and when I re-ordered a 9300 configured the way I want it, saved $500 and got an extra battery with the 9300. Only real differences are the 9300 doesn't have the Ultra and I chose the WXGA+ screen...which for me was a plus...would have picked that screen if it was on option on the XPS2.
I wish I had gotten in on that $500 deal but I'll take 10% no problem.
In my case, I want the UXGA screen and the Ultra, plus access to the 2.13 (with the discounts it's not such a huge premium anymore).
The difference between the XPS 2 I just configured ( $3,296.65 taxes & shipped, not including the $100 rebate) and the 9300 I placed an order for a few days ago (2,454.91 taxes & shipped - that's with the 35%) is $841.74. Minus the $100 rebate I get with the XPS 2 and the gap goes down to $741.74.
For that, I get this on the XPS 2 over the 9300 I ordered:
An additional 2 years on the warranty - 4 year on site warranty w/CompleteCare (I forgot I ordered the 2 year on site/CC with the 9300)
The Pentium M 2.13 instead of the 2.0 on the 9300.
The 6800 Ultra.
And the different case, leds, etc with the XPS 2, although I don't care so much about that stuff.
Oh, and supposedly shorter queue times with XPS support, although I've heard mixed reviews on that.
That seems like a decent amount of stuff for the extra $741, at least to me. Like I said, tough decision.
By the way, are Dell extended warranties transferable if I sell the laptop? That would be a serious bump in resale value if they were, considering the XPS 2 I configured has 4 years (I will probably use it for 2 knowing me).