Dell C521 - £329 (Sempron 3400+/512mb RAM/160GB HD/17" TFT/MCE+Vista) - HotUKDeals
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I missed out on buying this model for £329 a week or so ago but now it's appeared again with double the RAM and hard disk capacity for the same price. Makes a great entry level PC though I'd recommend paying the extra £11.75 for the Athlon 64 3200+ processor or ideally the X2 Dual Core 3800+ for £52.87 but that just depends how much you want to spend. The person I bought this for is still on dial up so paid the extra £23.51 (ouch) for the modem because they wanted it all internal and half-height dial up modems are quite rare.

Remember to downgrade warranty to "Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only" for this price.

Dimension C521 (e-value code: NPUK5-D01C15A0)

AMD® Sempron Processor 3400+
Memory 512MB DDR2 533MHz Memory
Hard Drive 160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Monitor Dell 17" Value Flat Panel (E177FP) - UK/Irish
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Incl Operating System Re-installation CD)
FREE Vista Upgrade (Delivery costs £11, payable at time of redemption)
Video Card Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
CD/DVD Drives 48x CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
Keyboard Dell Black Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Ire (QWERTY)
Mouse Dell 2 Button USB Wheel Mouse - Black

Promotions Hidden Option Class Reporting -256MB RAM FREE - Double Memory Promo
Promotions Hidden Option Class Free Upgrade - 80GB SATA - 160GB SATA
Promotions Hidden Option Class Free Upgrade to Microsoft Media Center from XP Home

Oh and I always forget, 4.5% cash back with Quidco!
- willdashwood
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#1
Not bad for an entry level desktop.
Worth considering adding another half gig RAM later on.
£11 for vista later on if you want it.
Might also be worth adding a dvd rw drive (pref dual layer!) later on yourself.

Great for the basic office/surfing.. no good for games with integrated graphics!
#2
If you want a unit to expand on in the future the C521 probably isn't your best bet. It has a BTX layout rather than ATX or mATX which only allows for half-height PCI-express cards. It's quite cramped inside too so better off going for a larger Dell system, especially if you have gaming in mind at a later date.
#3
But now demoted to a 17" TFT
#4
Yep, shame about that but given the 17" and 19" monitors are same resolution (AFAIK) I think the double RAM and HD capacity makes up for it.
#5
I ordered this a couple of weeks ago:

dell code UKDHSONL-D01E01A

Spec:

Components
Intel® Pentium® D 820 Dual Core Processor (2.80GHz, 800MHz, 2x1MB)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition (Incl Operating System Re-installation CD) - English
No Vista Upgrade
Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only
Dell™ 17" Value Flat Panel (E177FP) - UK/Irish
512MB DDR2 533MHz Memory
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
48x CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000
Accessories
Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
No Speakers
Dell™ Black Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Ire (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Wheel Mouse - Black
No Floppy Drive
No Modem
Services & Software
No Security/Anti-Virus Protection
Microsoft® Works 8 - English
No Photo Organising & Sharing Software/No Photo Editing Software
Also Includes
List D01E01a Dimension E520
E520 Documentation with UK Power Cord
Adobe Reader 7.0.8 - English
Dimension Order - UK
Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only
save £50ex VAT
Dell Internet Order.
Free Upgrade - 160GB SATA - 250GB SATA
No Secure Data Software
Network Assist 1.2 - 90day
Resource CD - contains Diagnostics and Drivers


£364.32.


Bigger hard-disk and processor worth the extra imo.

C521 looks nicer, but is harder to upgrade.
#6
Unless this Sempron is AM2 socket i don't know how it can use DDR2 Ram? Could someone explain? If it is AM2 where do they sell AM2 Sempron's?
#7
BOB'5, that looks like a great deal though I personally wouldn't go for the Pentium D given the amount of heat it kicks out and power it uses.

y2w902, sempron processors have been available on the AM2 socket for a while now. There was actually a s939 version for big OEM's only (to minimise their costs by using same motherboard as Athlon 64's). Here's eBuyer's offerings.
#8
A week ago it was £229 with the 19" monitor. Not £329
#9
y2w902
If it is AM2 where do they sell AM2 Sempron's?
Dabs.com? ebuyer.com? http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=435V
#10
Jefft
A week ago it was £229 with the 19" monitor. Not £329

Wasn't that for the first 25 customers?
#11
Still a decent deal for the price :) Thanks for the pointer wildashwood!
#12
willdashwood
BOB'5, that looks like a great deal though I personally wouldn't go for the Pentium D given the amount of heat it kicks out and power it uses.

y2w902, sempron processors have been available on the AM2 socket for a while now. There was actually a s939 version for big OEM's only (to minimise their costs by using same motherboard as Athlon 64's). Here's eBuyer's offerings.


Cant say I've noticed. Very quiet system and well vented.

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