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This Dell Dimension E521 desktop with 19" TFT, 250Gb hard drive, 2048Mb DDR2 RAM, 16x speed DVDRW drive, 256Mb graphics card and Windows Vista Business Edition, is just £504.07 delivered! Thanks for the pointer MikeT :) If you buy through QuidCo you can earn 4% in cashback or use the direct link opposite to go straight to the deal. Reduce the collect and return option to 1yr for the lowest price.

305-D02E12 AMD® Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ # English Genuine Windows Vista Business # Dell 19" Value Flat Panel (E197FP) - UK/Irish # 2048MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x1024] Memory # 250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache # 16 X DVD +/- RW Drive # 256MB nVidia® GeForce® 7300 Turbocache graphics card # Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio # Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse # Microsoft® Works 8 - English

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#1
Nice PC rayman..gamers wil require a better graphics card.
#2
Does anyone know how this AMD processor compares to the Intel Core 2 in many of these Dell offers? Is there any difference as far as the non-expert user is concerned?

I wish Dell wouldn't bundle monitors with so many of their PCs - a lot of people have their ideal monitor already, bought elsewhere...
#3
This is a great deal....

I got one from Dell not even a month ago it was the same spec except I got XP Pro with SP2 and only 1Gig Ram and no graphics card for the same price.

I am gutted !!
#4
worth noting the differences between Vista Business Edition and the other editions:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/choose.mspx

If you want Media Center features of Home Premium, you can upgrade this PC to Vista Ultimate for an additional £52
#5
This is a very good deal. An equivalent PC at Evesham is coming up at over £900.
#6
Kartal
This is a great deal....

I got one from Dell not even a month ago it was the same spec except I got XP Pro with SP2 and only 1Gig Ram and no graphics card for the same price.

I am gutted !!

I am curious also, I think this chip is pretty comparable to the low end core duos that dell offer (maybe abit slower?)

What I am more concerned about is future upgradability of this versus one of dells duo sysmtes.


But at £500 this is a fantastic offer.
I am after a new unit and have been reading these boards for the past few days - just waiting for the right moment to pounce :D
#7
If you are thinking about buying this then ---- DONT!!!

Dont 'think', that is. Act now.

I was waiting on an offer like this to come along but made my move a month or so back.

This is one of those deals that you wait for.

Act now or regret it IMHO.

Good post.
#8
This is a 64bit processor right? I then assume it will ship with 64bit vista?
#9
This is very good indeed because if you build it individually on the Dell site, it comes to over £725!

If you don't want the monitor, I'm sure you could sell it for £75-£100 so it is top notch. Now if only I had £500:-(
#10
Does anyone know how this AMD processor compares to the Intel Core 2 in many of these Dell offers? Is there any difference as far as the non-expert user is concerned?


Great tool for comparing CPUs
http://tomshardware.co.uk/cpu/charts.html
#11
The only thing with a Dell that i'd be dubious about are their motherboards which are always their own brand and usually not as good as the best.
#12
Just out of interest, how much money off or freebies do you think you could get by calling them up and haggling for this?
#13
scrumps
Just out of interest, how much money off or freebies do you think you could get by calling them up and haggling for this?


lol...was about to ask that....Lets see who can haggle them down and achieve the best deal?!:)

Want to get the best possible deal as thought if I get a machine at a Bwargain price, I'll go for it..if not..will look for a bwargain price on a laptop...
#14
If you order (and haggle) by phone they will normally take the monitor off and reduce it by a good price....normally about the same as you could sell it for seperately.
#15
gobofraggle
Does anyone know how this AMD processor compares to the Intel Core 2 in many of these Dell offers? Is there any difference as far as the non-expert user is concerned?

I wish Dell wouldn't bundle monitors with so many of their PCs - a lot of people have their ideal monitor already, bought elsewhere...




Intel core 2 duo has the best preformance at the moment.

There be a price cut on Intel core 2 duo cpu in april.
#16
Just tried haggling on the phone... didnt really get very far, but have been asked to send the spec over I would like and they will see if they can match the price. I have pushed for a 5000+ processor and the ATI graphics card.

Also, worth noting that they wouldnt take the monitor off of the deal for me as they say that it means that I cannot have free shipping or upgraded Memory, how true it is, i dont know!

Ill let you know how i get on!
#17
Does anyone know if these are sckt 939 or AM2?
#18
Karl...That would be brilliant if you could let us know how ya get on...If its good...Ill be ready to get one....
#19
Will do Skippy... here is the spec I have asked for: -

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]AMD Dual Core x2 5000+ Processor[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]2gb Memory[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]256mb ATI Graphics Card[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]250gb Hard Drive[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]19” TFT Ultrasharp Monitor[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]You dont get without asking I guess. Not desperate for a new PC, so if they say no, I havent lost anything.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
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#20
lol same here........I thought if the price is damn good I'll go for it...Awaiting ur response from Dell ;-)
#21
I got an Email asking me for the make an model of the one I have "apparently" seen in PC World... hopefully bluffed my way through it, but still no yes/no answer
#22
Well on the 4th call to those idiots I finally got a deal I was happy with.... Same spec with upgraded 5000+ AMD cpu and downgraded to Vista Home Premium for £530 delivered... not too shabby i think :thumbsup:


Is it normal after a phone call for them to say they will send you an email to accept or something?
#23
Remarkable how this has fallen in price. Several weeks ago I got this exact spec at this exact price from Dell outlet, but with XP Media and without a monitor, and thought I had a real bargain !

Fortunately the one I was sent really wasn't up to much so I am now going through the tortuous process of returning is under the Distance Selling Regs.

The computer that I was sent, was unbelievably sluggish which is one reason I sent it back. I timed the loading of an Internet Explorer page the first time after each boot up and it took 20 seconds from clicking the icon, until the blank page came up on the screen (+ then the time for the chosen page to actually load). Is that normal, or did I just have a completely duff machine ?? Would like to know as I will give them another chance and re-order if that was the case.
#24
FF99
I timed the loading of an Internet Explorer page the first time after each boot up and it took 20 seconds from clicking the icon, until the blank page came up on the screen (+ then the time for the chosen page to actually load). Is that normal, or did I just have a completely duff machine ?? Would like to know as I will give them another chance and re-order if that was the case.


Web browsers, or any first app opened takes a bit longer to open straight after boot-up. In fact mine probably takes a bit longer then 20 seconds to open but after that it's fine.
#25
hi just wanted to ask, if you compare the Dell Dimension E520 Core2Duo at £562.82 and this deal, how much of a difference in performance should i expect. Im trying to decide between the two.

Thanks
#26
Can anyone suggest a comparably priced but better speced machine from elsewhere, which one could use as a basis for a price match haggle, or indicate what they have managed to get on top of the basic spec by negotiation ?
#27
Someone might be able to help you there FF99, but I've struggled to find anything half as competitive as these dell deals. Hence why I look set to buy my first pre built pc ever!
#28
Totally agree Pdug... I have never purchased a pre-built system, but with prices like these its hard to get anywhere near it.

The thing is, I think Dell realise this and therefore its hard to haggle them down as well. I havent heard anything back at all. The guy is probably reading this laughing at us all, but it was worth a go!
#29
The new quidco deal (thanks bazr) gives a further £25 Quidco - which makes these systems an absolute steal. I've just bought:

Components
AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
English Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only
Dell™ 19" Value Flat Panel (E197FP) - UK/Irish
2048MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x1024] Memory
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
16 X DVD +/- RW Drive
256MB ATI® Radeon® X1300 Pro graphics card

With a card reader and a free 1Gb Mp3 player for £586.62 - I make that £535 after Quidco at 4.5% and the 'bonus' £25. :)

Couldn't afford not to take the opportunity!

Looks like e-bay will be busy - I've got a 19" monitor and a load of old components to shift!
#30
Did anyone manage to get this at a steal apart from Martinfriar....Karl?:whistling:
#31
SkippyDoo
Did anyone manage to get this at a steal apart from Martinfriar....Karl?:whistling:


I should add, there was no haggling involved in my deal - just went in through the front page (via Quidco), choose Entertainment, E521, and customised away....

Quidco was worth £51.40 to me, with the special offer - you'd have to go some to beat that with haggling!

Martin
#32
martinfriar
I should add, there was no haggling involved in my deal - just went in through the front page (via Quidco), choose Entertainment, E521, and customised away....

Quidco was worth £51.40 to me, with the special offer - you'd have to go some to beat that with haggling!

Martin

I've just bought the X2 5000+ system aswell. What an absolute steal @ £535 after cashback, the CPU costs £185 on ebuyer alone! You even get a free ebay3 player worth £35. :thumbsup:
#33
Now £528.82 Includes VAT & Shipping?
:(
Any idea Mike whether this price will hold for a while?
#34
If I add on a 5000 CPU and Vista Ultimate (which i'd want) it's still a bargain £622.82

An Evesham equivalent is coming up at around £1003
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Now £528.82 Includes VAT & Shipping?
:(
Any idea Mike whether this price will hold for a while?


History on this ecode tells me its ony ever been at £504 twice since release so averages say £528 and above are more likely the norm. It should stay as is for the next 7 days though.
#36
I got this yesterday with a host of extras (inc extra DVD drive, wireless mouse, enhanced keyboard, upgraded video card) for £499 inc delivery and VAT, using the £80 off code mentioned elsewhere. I think that rates as a steal ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: This comes in today at £618 (without the £80 discount). The beauty of the £80 discount is that it comes off the pre-vat price, so it is effectively a £95 discount.
#37
FF99
I got this yesterday with a host of extras (inc extra DVD drive, wireless mouse, enhanced keyboard, upgraded video card) for £499 inc delivery and VAT, using the £80 off code mentioned elsewhere. I think that rates as a steal ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

When I tried to use the £80 off code it didn't seem to take anything off.

By the way, it looks like they're now charging £60 for delivery.
#38
RedOnRed
When I tried to use the £80 off code it didn't seem to take anything off.


You have to phone to get it, as explained several times in the other thread.
#39
FF99
You have to phone to get it, as explained several times in the other thread.


Oops. :whistling:
#40
FF99
You have to phone to get it, as explained several times in the other thread.


I've just phoned up to get the discount code taken off and they've said that the code is only valid online.

Can you confirm what the £80 code is? I was trying FIRSTBUY-0109.

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