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All-In-One PC - Intel Core 2 Base unit + 17 Inch TFT Desktop Computer - Refurbished £169.99 @ studentcomputers.co.uk

£169.99 @ Studentcomputers.co.uk
Seem's a very good deal for a complete PC package, Intel Dual core processor, CD/DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, 17inch TFT monitor, 6 Months RTB "Return to Base" Warranty, XP Home, in A+ condition for un… Read More
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Seem's a very good deal for a complete PC package, Intel Dual core processor, CD/DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, 17inch TFT monitor, 6 Months RTB "Return to Base" Warranty, XP Home, in A+ condition for under £170 delivered.

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz
monitor 17 inch Screen Attatched
Operating System Windows XP® Home
Memory 1GB RAM
Hard Drive 80GB
Optical Drive DVD/CDRW Combo
Sound Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack
USB Ports 6 USB Ports (2 In FRONT)
Network Card 10/100 Fast Ethernet
External Ports PS/2 Keyboard port, PS/2 Mouse port, Parallel Port, Serial Port
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Includes Keyboard & Mouse Only
Warranty 6 Months RTB "Return to Base" Warranty
Firewire Firewire Port
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#1
Suppose its an okay deal, but then again it will probably break just after 6 months
1 Like #2
jamesbrown101
Suppose its an okay deal, but then again it will probably break just after 6 months


http://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/images/yummy_humbugs_lrg.jpg
1 Like #3
that looks a very good deal. u should mention in the first post that it's an all in one pc.
1 Like #4
With the monitir attatched to the base unit, I think it will make it knida difficult using it on a standard workstation. Also going to look a mess on top of the desk, si I think I'd personally give this a miss.
#5
They have these at my university and they are pretty good I have to say.
1 Like #6
wow, that's an ugly f*cker! Good price though. Heat added.
1 Like #7
I work with these and have to fix them all the time. I wouldn't touch them, honestly.
#8
Forgot to mention they are old RM kit.. probably removed from schools... had pencils and **** inside... im good thanks :D
2 Likes #9
I work with these under RM branding every now and again they are quite well built, all the internals are off the shelf parts, no proprietry motherboards etc. Also RM is not related to Dell in any way it is a company based out of Abingdon in Oxfordshire, I have had a tour of their assembly facilities on a couple of occasions.
1 Like #10
I repair these as part of my job, decent machines but the screens are ridiculously flaky and prone to failure
#11
lentini
I repair these as part of my job, decent machines but the screens are ridiculously flaky and prone to failure

They look like 4:3 aspect ratio too
1 Like #12
andymagic
They look like 4:3 aspect ratio too


They are
#14
Might as well get a netbook or pay a bit more and get a basic laptop tbh. you wont be able to do anything else except word processing and surfing the net on that all in one anyway.
2 Likes #16
Drake111
Might as well get a netbook or pay a bit more and get a basic laptop tbh. you wont be able to do anything else except word processing and surfing the net on that all in one anyway.


I use Photoshop and rip DVDs on a much less powerful machine than that! Of course higher spec. machines are faster, but 'old' PCs are still still capable of running most apps.most folks use - unless you're into gaming or modelling climate systems.

Even the ancient 1.6Ghz Athlon system I use as a media server can manage more than net surfing and typing letters.
#17
if it is dell company , i give a miss , expencive to upgrade ram and other parts
1 Like #18
naseer_aziz
if it is dell company , i give a miss , expencive to upgrade ram and other parts


It uses standard PC parts
1 Like #19
mumbojumbo
lentini
naseer_aziz
if it is dell company , i give a miss , expencive to upgrade ram and other parts
It uses standard PC parts
Laptop parts.

Standard size PC memory, HDD, DVD etc in these.
1 Like #20
As An Engineer Who Repairs RM (Research Machines) Computers, This is a good all-in one device which uses standard desktop parts eg Motherboard, Memory, CPU, Hard Drive etc. Screen is Unique along with chassis! No relation to Dell Computers, RM Only Build & Supply Computers for Education!
#21
I don't doubt it that this is a very good deal, but the processor (Intel Core 2 Duo T5500) has never been standard desktop part. Not sure about the memory but I think it is a laptop one as well. Very economical and fast enough to browse on the net and to do office staff. Same spec laptop still cost around £300 although that's portable.
1 Like #22
Looking at the spec and the poorly formatted 'Overview' section, this appears to be an RM One EcoQuiet. The CPU is from Intel's mobile range and I'm fairly certain it takes the smaller laptop style RAM. The EcoQuiet is RM's branding for their machines that are designed to use a relatively low amount of electricity and also be quiet. I've seen student workareas full of these, and that's exactly the environment RM design these for. (They have a hole in the chasis to allow bolting to a desk and all the ports are covered by a panel you can use security head screws in.) They're perfectly decent machines. Whether it's worth £170 is debatable, but if if you want a cheap small footprint all in one machine you could do worse. Would be easy enough to put a bit more RAM and a larger harddisk in.
#23


What you've linked to is details of the new version of the RM One that's replaced the one that this deal is for. They're completely different machines. The one in this deal actually has a better monitor though. It's 1280x1024 where as the monitors on the current RM One is 1440x900 so actually have fewer pixels over all. RM messed up there.

RM have nothing to do with Dell.
#24
Expensive for what they are.

I suppose if you want a one box (except keyboard and mouse) set up it would do the job but you'd be as well to buy a 2nd laptop which is even more of a one box (ie it's really a one box as it has in-built keyboard & mouse).

They look like £80 machines to me and with that type of resolution they'd be more suited to petrol stations and shop environments.
1 Like #25
I used to have them at my old high school. Same specs n all.
1 Like #26
Fujioka

They look like £80 machines to me and with that type of resolution they'd be more suited to petrol stations and shop environments.


1280 x 1024 is a problem....???? we don't all use PCs for watching HD video!
#27
The side profile looks like a rubbish bin with a small advertising hoarding stuck to it.
I learned my lesson with All-in-Ones when I bought an Advent T1 about 5 years ago, complete waste of money. Underpowered piece of junk.
Not voted on this as it may suit somebody out there.

Edited By: anglo on Dec 21, 2010 21:51
#28
Looks like an ex-school PC, I know how these get treated and therefore wouldn't touch it with a bargepole! Good price for the specs but will be well used and abused.
#29
Looks okay for the price. All you need to do is upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive and you have a nice Surfer.
#30
spamcan61
Drake111
Might as well get a netbook or pay a bit more and get a basic laptop tbh. you wont be able to do anything else except word processing and surfing the net on that all in one anyway.
I use Photoshop and rip DVDs on a much less powerful machine than that! Of course higher spec. machines are faster, but 'old' PCs are still still capable of running most apps.most folks use - unless you're into gaming or modelling climate systems. Even the ancient 1.6Ghz Athlon system I use as a media server can manage more than net surfing and typing letters.

Totally agree with this, people just put down any machine that isn't 'quad core with 8gb of RAM' and say it'll only do surfing or word processing.... total media hype and people shouldn't always believe what PC World tell them!
#31
I think this looks pretty good. The screen is a bit of a worry, but if it does fail after the warranty period, you could just plug in a cheap vga monitor.

The processor is about 3x faster than your typical netbook, so is perfectly usable. Also, with the internals being standard, does this mean you could plug-in a cheap graphics card and PSU for some budget gaming??? Obviously, it would be no good for very recent games, but I only play Oblivion and Civ 4
#32
Use this in university and no way is this worth the £170. Might aswell buy a second hand Dell Optiplex.
#33
WILD9
I work with these under RM branding every now and again they are quite well built, all the internals are off the shelf parts, no proprietry motherboards etc. Also RM is not related to Dell in any way it is a company based out of Abingdon in Oxfordshire, I have had a tour of their assembly facilities on a couple of occasions.
they keep offering me to see their facility. It's all smoke and mirrors to make you feel special and distract you from the fact they are just a middle man and can't deal with advanced problems. A lot of schools and colleges have no other alternative to these jokers because they are supplied from the council.

They are no better than Dell (or anyone else if you look at nothing but their flaws) but Dell's business support and software/drivers are much better (RM can only offer whatever Intel gives to the public anyway). And then you have HP who can supply you directly but drivers and technical support are truly terrible.

Long story short, I wouldn't have these in my house and also they are quite bulky. The case is flimsy and fiddly to close and I suspect that this model uses laptop internals (SO-DIMM and low power CPU). If that's the case then these probably have Abit motherboards of which we have the most failures (in hundreds out of 1000+ desktops)



Edited By: semo on Dec 22, 2010 20:31: detail
#34
semo
they keep offering me to see their facility. It's all smoke and mirrors to make you feel special and distract you from the fact they are just a middle man and can't deal with advanced problems. A lot of schools and colleges have no other alternative to these jokers because they are supplied from the council.

They are no better than Dell (or anyone else if you look at nothing but their flaws) but Dell's business support and software/drivers are much better (RM can only offer whatever Intel gives to the public anyway). And then you have HP who can supply you directly but drivers and technical support are truly terrible.

Long story short, I wouldn't have these in my house and also they are quite bulky. The case is flimsy and fiddly to close and I suspect that this model uses laptop internals (SO-DIMM and low power CPU). If that's the case then these probably have Abit motherboards of which we have the most failures (in hundreds out of 1000+ desktops)




I work for the council and I've been involved in the purchase and setup of over 1000 Dell machines this year, as I am most years and I agree with you on all fronts, the quality of these machines is not comparable with the Dell Optiplex systems we generally use, and the support we receive from Dell in a corporate/educational environment is second to none. I wasn't specifically promoting the machine just commenting that in my experience they tend to function reasonably well.

Edited By: WILD9 on Dec 22, 2010 21:18
#35
they have these at college! awful things, and theyre filled with paper and pencils!

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