I've now had a couple of laptops from Dell - their online outlet store and had some cracking bargains. It's great also being able to add on things like additional RAM and upgrade the specifications. The laptops, despite being from their outlet have arrived in good condition and I've never had any issues with the quality of the products or warranty.
I'm not a gamer or person with significwnt technical knowledge, however the items I've had are used for general web and office use as well as study and they seem to be popular with other students as good quality machines. If I was after a cheap laptop from a well known brand I'd definitely keep an eye on the outlet and order from them again.