Compaq Presario CQ5226uk-m - Desktop PC with 19" Compaq monitor £379 instore @ Currys but £338 delivered online! - HotUKDeals
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Product Code: 004762 Use COMP3 code to get it at this price
The Compaq Presario CQ5226uk-m offers enhanced navigation, faster response times, a powerful media center & more, thanks to the brilliant new Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 processor
(2.6GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit
2GB DDR3 memory
320GB hard drive
Integrated graphics
DVD Rewriter

The Compaq Presario CQ5226uk-m Desktop PC with 19" Compaq monitor offers enhanced navigation, faster repsonse times, a powerful media center and more, thanks to the brilliant new Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system.

This new system launches programs quicker and easier than before, offers improved desktop navigation, swift and simple home network creation and faster and more secure web browsing with Internet Explorer® 8. The new Media Center lets you watch, pause, rewind and record TV as well as view photos and video, listen to music and more.

Your Compaq Presario CQ5226uk-m Desktop PC with 19" Compaq monitor is powered by the very efficient Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 processor, which easily deals with your every day applications. The new Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium is less memory-intensive than its Vista predecessors so the 2GB memory ensures your programs and apps will open and run without hitch.

Thanks to the inclusion of the striking 19" Compaq monitor and DVD Rewriter Drive, you can sit back and relax with a film with this Desktop computer, or backup all of your most important files to disc.

Your movies and images will come to life on the Compaq Presario CQ5226uk-m Desktop PC with 19" Compaq monitor, which comes with a Intel GMA X4500HD integrated graphics.
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#1
old and slow and lol @ 2gb for windows 7 and 64bit version (Are they insane on this spec)...itll run fine for internet and basic apps but not much else.but if £79 well worth it
#2
This can't be right surely?
#3
dcx_badass;7226336
Any verification?


Hey look someone who knows nothing about PCs.

eh? what an idiot!

I bet I know a damn sight more than you muppet...freelanace computer/telecoms consultant for 21 years and manager of my own consultancy...anyway I have a pc with an amd 64 3200 chip 2gb ram and running windows 32bit and it runs fine for basic stuff that my young kids need (office apps, internet, kids games) but not too much else

so please enlighten me on your knowledge of the computing world or did you just read the specs that microsoft print on the retail box/microsoft website...lol if you did, you have alot to learn
#4
£379 IN STORE sorry folks
#5
Sorry posting my first deal without my glasses on lol! To me it's a good PC for normal home use, etc Can't speak for you gamers out there
#6
dcx_badass
Any verification?


Hey look someone who knows nothing about PCs.
Unusual on a HUKD thread about PCs, that... :whistling:

This is a solid enough PC that'll suit the needs of most folks. It's not going to set anyone's hair on fire speedwise, but compared to what most suppliers will offer for the same money it's a pretty good deal.
#7
The 5% code works (COMP5) so you can get it for around £321.60 delivered after Quidco. Cheap.

Heat and Rep.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:
#8
juux
Unusual on a HUKD thread about PCs, that... :whistling:

This is a solid enough PC that'll suit the needs of most folks. It's not going to set anyone's hair on fire speedwise, but compared to what most suppliers will offer for the same money it's a pretty good deal.


Agreed. I would call the PC trash, but I have higher standards lol!

It will perform basic home/office tasks very adequately. It's not a gaming rig, and to be honest for the money you can buy a much better pre built PC elsewhere I'm sure.

Not voting either way as it is far from great, but not awful.
#9
dcx_badass;7226336
Any verification?


Hey look someone who knows nothing about PCs.

also,. numpty check here to enlighten yourslef of what an up to date spec processor is.....
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html
my pc which i built has an i5 (i7's are not worth the extra money for me)
Its not for everyone, but I would always build my own pc as:-
you know whats in
you can select your own parts
you get better quality parts
its much much cheaper certainly when you get to the higher specs
my pc cost less than £700 (monitor not included) i5 2.66mhz chip, intel p55 board, 8bg ddr3 1600mhz ram, antec 900-2 case, gtx260 graphics card, windows 7 32/64 bit retail, dvd rom, 1,5tb sata drive, 500gb sata drive,corsair 650 psu...3d mark approx 14000, so quickish and will play crysis on max no probs

this compaq pc is fine for most though
#10
Anyone who`s buys this good luck you will need it lol , give it 6 months it will end up in the bin.

# Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 processor
# (2.6GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache)

Dam theres more power in a 4 years old laptop
#11
dcx_badass;7226519
We need confirmation of this deal please, seems a little too good to be true.




Well then you'd know an E5300 isn't exactly slow and will do everything a normal user requires perfectly, and Windows 7 doesn't need anything near more than 2GB ram, it's nothing like Vista, Win 7/Win XP then anything over 1 gig is fine for the average user.

actually you are wrong...windows 7 runs best with 4gb, 2gb is ok but it can be a little sluggish...i should know i have one setup numpty
#12
bashy2002;7226544
Anyone who`s buys this good luck you will need it lol , give it 6 months it will end up in the bin.

# Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 processor
# (2.6GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache)

Dam theres more power in a 4 years old laptop


agreed but i guess if you only surf then its ok but to me its false economy....best to spec a little extra on the core - motherboard, processor and memory..

if you are up to it but dont want the hassle of building a pc from scratch (well ok mounting the processor) yourself then a barebones (part build) setup is a good option
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/barebones.html
sure its more but this will last alot longer
its easier than you think to build a pc
#13
DragonChris
..and to be honest for the money you can buy a much better pre built PC elsewhere I'm sure.
I think what most folk want in threads like this is for someone who trots out lines like the above to provide a link for something that does just that - provide a better deal. This is the whole point of HUKD after all.

If all the dick-swinging iSages can't actually do that - provide a link to a same-spec-or-better PC/laptop for less money - then there probably isn't much point in even replying as you aren't helping those that might need a bit of assistance in finding a good PC deal.
#14
dcx_badass;7226706
So do I, running on a Pentium D 830 with 3GB ram, which is lower spec than this PC and it runs Win 7 perfectly fine, does everything instantly.



It's based on the Core 2 Duo architecture....


i think we will agree to disagree, it depends upon what you want a pc for....as i said this is fine for internet and office/basic apps....but forget using intensive apps like games, pro photo/video editing using eg photoshop CS4
#15
royals
sure its more
Yeah, something like £200 more after it's been kitted out with OS, etc. - get real.

Challenge: You're buying a PC for your auntie who lives in . She needs it to send emails, make flyers for the community council, watch the occasional You Tube video and generally do things that people buy PCs to do.

Beat this price (£338 delivered for the avoidance of doubt, let's not even get into cashback) for the same or better spec as this Compaq and I'll donate £10 to a charity of your choosing. Remember to include "minor" things like VAT, fully legal operating system, delivery charges etc.

This is a win-win situation for everyone:

1) Folk looking for a PC get an even better deal, as found by you
2) You get to prove the size of your ePenis by publicly humiliating me on HUKD
3) Your charity gets a crisp tenner
#16
dcx_badass;7226519
We need confirmation of this deal please, seems a little too good to be true.




Well then you'd know an E5300 isn't exactly slow and will do everything a normal user requires perfectly, and Windows 7 doesn't need anything near more than 2GB ram, it's nothing like Vista, Win 7/Win XP then anything over 1 gig is fine for the average user.


whats vista? lol, i was one of the sensible ones who refused to go to Vista and stuck with XP......XP still remains as microsofts best os imo
m/s recommend 1gb for 32bit and 2gb for 64bit...but like with all recommendations this is MINIMUM spec and its best to install a bit more...id stick to 4gb for 32bit and 8gb for 64bit but thats to meet my requirements
#17
juux;7226846
Yeah, something like £200 more after it's been kitted out with OS, etc. - get real.

Challenge: You're buying a PC for your auntie who lives in . Beat this price (£338 delivered for the avoidance of doubt, let's not even get into cashback) for the same or better spec as this Compaq and I'll donate £10 to a charity of your choosing. Remember to include "minor" things like VAT, fully legal operating system, delivery charges etc.

This is a win-win situation for everyone:

1) Folk looking for a PC get an even better deal, as found by you
2) You get to prove the size of your ePenis by publicly humiliating me on HUKD
3) Your charity gets a crisp tenner

Its not £200 more...nearer £150 actually with far better spec parts and much better quality too, but it will last alot longer for the average user.....what would you rather buy a clapped out heap of a car that will last 6 months for £1000 or pay 10-20% for a better spec car that will last 2-4 years
#18
juux;7226846
Yeah, something like £200 more after it's been kitted out with OS, etc. - get real.

Challenge: You're buying a PC for your auntie who lives in . She needs it to send emails, make flyers for the community council, watch the occasional You Tube video and generally do things that people buy PCs to do.

Beat this price (£338 delivered for the avoidance of doubt, let's not even get into cashback) for the same or better spec as this Compaq and I'll donate £10 to a charity of your choosing. Remember to include "minor" things like VAT, fully legal operating system, delivery charges etc.

This is a win-win situation for everyone:

1) Folk looking for a PC get an even better deal, as found by you
2) You get to prove the size of your ePenis by publicly humiliating me on HUKD
3) Your charity gets a crisp tenner

you cant read i never said you cant beat the price, i said you are better off spending a little more on something that will last longer...is that that too difficult to understand?

if people want this pc then its a good deal, but first ask yourself what do i need a pc for and what do i need a pc for in approx 12months time....ive just replaced my ageing acer t130 pc (my 1st and last prebuilt pc) - approx 6 years old.....been brilliant to be fair (yes, amazing for an acer!!) though just for surfing and work and ran on XP with 2gb ram fine, refused to get a pc with vista (nearly went for a mac instead, but waited for win7)

whats an ePenis lol?

anyway im bored now
#19
royals
agreed but i guess if you only surf then its ok but to me its false economy....best to spec a little extra on the core - motherboard, processor and memory..

if you are up to it but dont want the hassle of building a pc from scratch (well ok mounting the processor) yourself then a barebones (part build) setup is a good option
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/barebones.html
sure its more but this will last alot longer
its easier than you think to build a pc


royals
Its not £200 more...nearer £150 actually, but it will last alot longer for the average user.....what would you rather buy a clapped out heap of a car that will last 6 months for £1000 or pay 10-20% for a better spec car that will last 2-4 years
So, nearly 50% more then. Riiiight...

Anyway, my 5 yo Optiplex 620 at work (Pentium 4 HT 2.6GHz, 1GB RAM) will happily do all the normal PC stuff whilst running the team dev MySQL server, PHP, wiki etc. It even makes a fair stab at running VS2008 if called upon. It's likely that nothing will change that fact in the next 2-3 years, so what's your point again?

No-one needs a quad-core, 4GB RAM machine to send email and muck about with Word - we passed the point where even the poverty spec machines on sale could do this in their sleep many years ago. Those machines, limping along with Semprons or Celerons, make this thing look like a Cray XT5-HE.
#20
royals
you cant read i never said you cant beat the price, i said you are better off spending a little more on something that will last longer.
OK then, for the benefit of anyone reading this thread who isn't simply wasting their time arguing on the internet;) , suggest a system that is within £50 of this system (max. £388 delivered) that offers significantly greater lifespan and/or performance. Please bear in mind what I said in my other post about basic computing needs being fulfilled with almost any x86 PC.
#21
juux;7227016
So, nearly 50% more then. Riiiight...

Anyway, my 5 yo Optiplex 620 at work (Pentium 4 HT 2.6GHz, 1GB RAM) will happily do all the normal PC stuff whilst running the team dev MySQL server, PHP, wiki etc. It even makes a fair stab at running VS2008 if called upon. It's likely that nothing will change that fact in the next 2-3 years, so what's your point again?

No-one needs a quad-core, 4GB RAM machine to send email and muck about with Word - we passed the point where even the poverty spec machines on sale could do this in their sleep many years ago. Those machines, limping along with Semprons or Celerons, make this thing look like a Cray XT5-HE.


dont understand why you are having a go - we are talking across purposes
again you havent read what i said....i need a pc with 8gb ram because thats my requirements, it depends upon peoples' REQUIREMENTS (quite an important word to remember)...people have to decide what they want a PC for...if they are just surfing /word processing then this pc is fine but if they want more than that then this pc will quickly become out of date
#22
Have you ever looked inside a Compaq P.C. the cpu tends to be soilded direct onto the board cant upgrade.

Dont like you putting in a better graphics card they crash, (mind you bet there not even a spare slot for one, in this lol)

Lets just say to save time and disagreements save your dosh i bet there will be much better deals just after xmas
#23
juux
I think what most folk want in threads like this is for someone who trots out lines like the above to provide a link for something that does just that - provide a better deal. This is the whole point of HUKD after all.

If all the dick-swinging iSages can't actually do that - provide a link to a same-spec-or-better PC/laptop for less money - then there probably isn't much point in even replying as you aren't helping those that might need a bit of assistance in finding a good PC deal.


Well I'm sorry for being too busy with uni assignments to trawl the internet for a better deal for you. I gave my opinion and even when I do source better value, am usually ignored so it wasn't worth my time.

I did however comment more than just the quoted line and was trying to give a brief point of view for potential buyers - You can take it or leave it.

My own PC was £350 with a monitor, granted it was a special offer (or mis price) but it's solid:
Dell Inspiron 530
C2D E7200 @ 2.53Ghz
3 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Blu Ray reader
Radeon HD 3600 256MB graphics

Came with Vista Home Premium I think, but I scrubbed that, put XP Pro on and now dual boot with Win 7 pro - both legal copies and didn't cost me a penny.

In actual fact, my initial comment was a lot more constructive than yours as I actually gave a comment on the machine. I've spent the last month researching laptops for my gf, finding the best deal FOR HER NEEDS and finally sourced a good deal on a Dell by making use of my contacts.

If you want a barebones PC that will do word processing and email with some surfing, this is a PC for you. If you want to do some mild gaming or more intense operations, spend some more and get a better PC.

Happy now?
#24
royals
dont understand why you are having a go - we are talking across purposes
again you havent read what i said....i need a pc with 8gb ram because thats my requirements, it depends upon peoples' REQUIREMENTS (quite an important word to remember)...people have to decide what they want a PC for...if they are just surfing /word processing then this pc is fine but if they want more than that then this pc will quickly become out of date


He has a large-shafted object jammed up his behind I think.
#25
DragonChris
He has a large-shafted object jammed up his behind I think.


Not since you left this morning, lover :friends:
#26
juux
Not since you left this morning, lover :friends:


My bad, I'll be back later to finish you off :thumbsup:

Under a lot of pressure at the moment, couldn't perform to my usual standard :oops:
#27
DragonChris
In actual fact, my initial comment was a lot more constructive than yours as I actually gave a comment on the machine.
As did I, check my initial post.

Sorry to appear as if I'm banging the drum on this one, but when I was in the market for a few PCs a while ago I got fed up seeing the same "you can build it yourself cheaper/it won't play Crysis at 1920*1080/much better deals elsewhere, mate/it's only dual core/2GB/500GB = it's crap" comments on every PC deal thread.

Now, although I've not bought a PC outright for many years and was initially a bit rusty with current specs and what would constitute good value, I was quickly able to sort the wheat from the chaff and determine a reasonable deal when one came along.

Others, who might not be as familiar with technology, might not be able to determine this themselves and rely on heat & comments to help guide them to a purchase. Comments that don't help these prospective purchasers along even slightly, other than to make them think there is some holy grail of a £100 supercomputer out there somewhere, can only hinder them - I've helped enough people find a computer over the last 15 years to know that.

We need some kind of Godwin's Law for PC buying on HUKD - "As a HUKD PC thread grows longer, the probability of a post claiming that some unspecified machine from another vendor or a self-build would be much cheaper approaches 1"
#28
DragonChris;7232414
Well I'm sorry for being too busy with uni assignments to trawl the internet for a better deal for you. I gave my opinion and even when I do source better value, am usually ignored so it wasn't worth my time.

I did however comment more than just the quoted line and was trying to give a brief point of view for potential buyers - You can take it or leave it.

My own PC was £350 with a monitor, granted it was a special offer (or mis price) but it's solid:
Dell Inspiron 530
C2D E7200 @ 2.53Ghz
3 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
Blu Ray reader
Radeon HD 3600 256MB graphics

Came with Vista Home Premium I think, but I scrubbed that, put XP Pro on and now dual boot with Win 7 pro - both legal copies and didn't cost me a penny.

In actual fact, my initial comment was a lot more constructive than yours as I actually gave a comment on the machine. I've spent the last month researching laptops for my gf, finding the best deal FOR HER NEEDS and finally sourced a good deal on a Dell by making use of my contacts.

If you want a barebones PC that will do word processing and email with some surfing, this is a PC for you. If you want to do some mild gaming or more intense operations, spend some more and get a better PC.

Happy now?


dont waste your breadth...my dad wanted a simple basic pc and i told him not to buy a base spec as he was in the process of buying a dslr...he didnt listen andow 6 months later is really regretting it...anyway if all you want is to surf then this pc is fine but if you want a bit more then the person above makes some intelligent comments unlike other on here
#29
juux;7233060
As did I, check my initial post.

Sorry to appear as if I'm banging the drum on this one, but when I was in the market for a few PCs a while ago I got fed up seeing the same "you can build it yourself cheaper/it won't play Crysis at 1920*1080/much better deals elsewhere, mate/it's only dual core/2GB/500GB = it's crap" comments on every PC deal thread.

Now, although I've not bought a PC outright for many years and was initially a bit rusty with current specs and what would constitute good value, I was quickly able to sort the wheat from the chaff and determine a reasonable deal when one came along.

Others, who might not be as familiar with technology, might not be able to determine this themselves and rely on heat & comments to help guide them to a purchase. Comments that don't help these prospective purchasers along even slightly, other than to make them think there is some holy grail of a £100 supercomputer out there somewhere, can only hinder them - I've helped enough people find a computer over the last 15 years to know that.

We need some kind of Godwin's Law for PC buying on HUKD - "As a HUKD PC thread grows longer, the probability of a post claiming that some unspecified machine from another vendor or a self-build would be much cheaper approaches 1"


lol,
"Now, although I've not bought a PC outright for many years and was initially a bit rusty with current specs and what would constitute good value, I was quickly able to sort the wheat from the chaff and determine a reasonable deal when one came along."
perhaps you should listen to people who KNOW what they are talking about then....its a minefield and specs dont tell all the story unless you open them up.....eg two pcs may seem to offer the same spec but quality of components may be a world apart...eg. I would never buy an Advent pc, nor a Dell for that matter....
do you work for a council or governmment organisation by any chance...some of us are trying to give sensible advice
#30
juux
As did I, check my initial post.

Sorry to appear as if I'm banging the drum on this one, but when I was in the market for a few PCs a while ago I got fed up seeing the same "you can build it yourself cheaper/it won't play Crysis at 1920*1080/much better deals elsewhere, mate/it's only dual core/2GB/500GB = it's crap" comments on every PC deal thread.



I would imagine so, it happens in every thread ;) Although I don't usually talk much about building one, as not everyone knows how! I'm a C2D snob though :)
#31
royals
lol,
"Now, although I've not bought a PC outright for many years and was initially a bit rusty with current specs and what would constitute good value, I was quickly able to sort the wheat from the chaff and determine a reasonable deal when one came along."
perhaps you should listen to people who KNOW what they are talking about then....its a minefield and specs dont tell all the story unless you open them up.....eg two pcs may seem to offer the same spec but quality of components may be a world apart...eg. I would never buy an Advent pc, nor a Dell for that matter....
do you work for a council or governmment organisation by any chance...some of us are trying to give sensible advice


I don't mind Dell, in fact my PC is a Dell and I've just ordered the girlfriend a Dell Studio 17 :thumbsup:
#32
Royals I think you're an idiot by writing this I think I've contributed as much to this thread as you have

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