ADVENT PQD4003 - *REFURBISHED* QUAD CORE PC, 4GB MEMORY, 500GB HDD £329.99 @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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ADVENT PQD4003 - *REFURBISHED* QUAD CORE PC, 4GB MEMORY, 500GB HDD £329.99 @ Dixons

£329.99 @ Dixons
OK, its refurbished, but it seems like a good deal compared to some of the dell deals that have recently appeared on here. Full specification Processor Type AMD Phenom X4 9550 Processor… Read More
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7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
OK, its refurbished, but it seems like a good deal compared to some of the dell deals that have recently appeared on here.

Full specification

Processor Type AMD Phenom X4 9550
Processor speed 2200 The higher the number of Megahertz (MHZ) the faster the processor should be
RAM Memory 4096 MB
Hard Disk Capacity 500 GB
Drives Fitted Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
Graphics Description ATI Radeon HD 3100
No of USB connections 6 The more connections the computer has the more equipment you can connect to your computer e.g. modem, printer, scanner, digital camera, PDA
Keyboard YES
Mouse YES
Onboard LAN YES

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1 Like #2
lukewarm, this month old deal was better, plus this phenom is one of the older phenons it its not the phenom 2, plus this is advent refurb.
#3
Computerman - Out of interest what would you recommend for a similar price? computer not needed for any gaming.

thanks
#4
cheekyred
Computerman - Out of interest what would you recommend for a similar price? computer not needed for any gaming.

thanks


budget? there plenty of good deals from dell if u do a search.
#5
Computerman
budget? there plenty of good deals from dell if u do a search.


Up to £350 without a monitor.

Im just to indecisive when it comes to picking something, mainly becuase i dont understand half of what people on the computer threads are talking about :p
1 Like #6
you can always get a good spec Advent re-furb. That's because there are so many returns as they are VERY unreliable. I fix alot of PCs and I have witness so many faulty motherboards, blown PSUs etc etc that have an Advent badge on them.

Only my opinion..but I would never buy an Advent branded PC or laptop myself.
#7
topbloke77
you can always get a good spec Advent re-furb. That's because there are so many returns as they are VERY unreliable. I fix alot of PCs and I have witness so many faulty motherboards, blown PSUs etc etc that have an Advent badge on them.

Only my opinion..but I would never buy an Advent branded PC or laptop myself.


What in your experience are the best PCs then?

Thanks
#9


Thnaks. May just go for that instead.

Can someone tell me what the difference is between windows 32 bit and windows 64 bit :oops:

Seems like you an select either at no extra cost!

thanks
#10
Oh come on, Dells are *alright* but they're hardly the last word in reliability.

Especially with regards to desktops, most of the prepackaged units contain cheap, marginal components these days.
#11
HP / Compaq used to be the best for reliability but have been slipping recently. HP tend to be more suitable for business PCs. Easy to support too. - drivers accessible, warranty claims etc

Dell are ok and have a better range for home users. ok ....shoot me down!

Acer are pretty competitive for spec/price but Im personally not convinced about their laptop reliability. Desktops have been ok in my experience
#12
cheekyred
Thnaks. May just go for that instead.

Can someone tell me what the difference is between windows 32 bit and windows 64 bit :oops:

Seems like you an select either at no extra cost!

thanks


32 bit operating system can address up to 3.5gb of ram, if u want more than 3gb you need 64 bit operating system. if you have 4gb or more installed the amount of ram utilised will vary between 3-3.5gb depending on the computer, altho vista will say 4gb just to make it seem you have more ram.
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I've bought refurbs plenty of times and they have been as good as new. I got my current HP laptop from Currys a year ago and its still working great.

There are plenty of quad cores in the refurb section to choose from. I was going to get the Advent QC4001 on the weekend myself (currently looking to replace an old desktop), but someone beat me to it. The advent had pretty good specs and features. I tried looking at parts to build a similar spec and they all exceed the refurb price, so didn't bother in the end.

I did manage to later grab the last Packard Bell Ixtreme X2712 :whistling:, which has better spec than the QC4001 and features overall for £299. So overall I'm pleased with the purchase, only time will tell if the Packard Bell build quality will past the test of time. I'm not too fussed about the build quality to be honest, as long as the processor is good, which the Q6600 is, everything else can be replaced quite cheaply if it breaks down. Branding means very little to me, I go with whatever has the "best bang for your buck" as long as the components are fairly reasonable and not of the ultra cheap kind to keep the cost low.

Keep looking in the refurbs as they seem to be updating it quite frequently. The other thing to do is try Dixons, Currys and PCWorld as they can show slightly different stock. I found the X2712 showing on the Dixons website but not on the other two...very strange.

PS, also keep an eye in the Dell outlet store....I spotted a Q8200 Inspiron 545 4GB, 500GB, ATI graphics for £237 ex VAT + P&P, when there was free delivery last week. But I spent too much time reading up on the reviews and comparing with other similar spec machines....and when I decided to buy it was gone. Lesson to be learnt is, know what you want and get it. If you dilly dally someone will get in before you, as I've found many a times.

Good luck.
#14
AMD!! Eeee Yucky :roll:
#15
i`ve had 2 advent pc's in about 10 years and never had a problem with them
#16
Parallax20;6252947
I've bought refurbs plenty of times and they have been as good as new. I got my current HP laptop from Currys a year ago and its still working great.


My opinion on refurbs is low.
My opinion on buying from a DSG compay is low too.
My opinion on Advent is lower than low, getting a "refurb" HP machine is one thing, this is something entirely different, this is living life far too dangerously for me! :whistling:
#17
I've not had any problems with DSG....I've had plenty of deals from them posted here on HUKD. I'm sure everyone knows Advent is just a rebrand of generic products. Take the Advent 4211c for example...an MSI wind rebrand at £100 cheaper, who can resist. Refurbs aren't as bad as most people make out. Sometimes they can be ones repaired, but most often than not I've found them to simply be customer returns which are as good as new. I picked up a Dell Mini10v from their outlet section...when it arrived, it was brand new, no scratches and no signs of a repair job. As long as the warrant is in place, theres nothing to worry about. The only consideration is does it do the job you want it to and at the right price, otherwise look elsewhere. :thumbsup:
#18
Parallax20;6260394
I picked up a Dell Mini10v from their outlet section...when it arrived, it was brand new, no scratches and no signs of a repair job.


Again, comparing chalk with cheese... Dell are no paragons of virtue, but comparing them with busted Advent machines from Dixons isn't exactly close to being a mile off!

Plenty of refurbs are good buys - eg. there have been Bissell vacuums on here before that truly qualify for the "hot" deal label - 30% of the new price, without so much as a mark, but inflated prices for something that wouldn't shift in an ad in a free paper constantly keeps the perceived value of this sort of thing sky high :-(

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