Dell Inspiron 545 desktop base unit. Quad core 2.5Ghz, 6 gig, 640GB, Premium 64bit, 512meg graphics, dvdrw, £479 or less delivered - HotUKDeals
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Was £499 Thursday morning, now price has dropped to £479

305-D004510 Home site - Best price £479.00 Delivered.
Inspiron 545 MT(D004510)

Windows 7 Upgrade Eligible

Inspiron 545 Minitower with Black Bezel
Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q8300 Processor (2.50GHz, 4MB cache, 1333MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 BIT) - English
6144MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [2x2048 + 2x1024] Memory
640GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card
Display Not Included
Integrated Channel High Definition Audio
Dell(TM) USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Piano Black
19-in-1 Media Card reader
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
McAfee® Security Centre - 24 Month Protection - English
1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
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#1
Just had a look at this, Dell "configurater" is shocking, it takes forever to get through it and, unless I'm missing something, there are no options to remove things you dont need like warantee and OS.

Would be a good deal if you could order without OS/Warrantee etc.
#2
eglons;6314071
Just had a look at this, Dell "configurater" is shocking, it takes forever to get through it and, unless I'm missing something, there are no options to remove things you dont need like warantee and OS.

Would be a good deal if you could order without OS/Warrantee etc.


Configuring the machine in icon view is a nightmare, you can of course switch it to list view which is much easier (and quicker) to navigate.

I think it's a fairly good deal. The one year warranty is pretty much a requirement so naturally you cannot remove it.
#3
Looks decent to me - in the market for a mid-range machine, is the graphics card this machine good enough to be called 'middle of the range' as that's pretty much all I require for the time being as I will be mainly be using this for work purposes.

P.S Does anyone know what motherboard is in this?
#4
i have an 18 month dell laptop and a 2 year old dell desktop .... both have had major problems /manufacture faults that have been well publicised in forums . wont ever buy dell again . not saying this is a bad deal , just that ive been very unfortunate for both to go wrong bigtime
#5
cadmus
i have an 18 month dell laptop and a 2 year old dell desktop .... both have had major problems /manufacture faults that have been well publicised in forums . wont ever buy dell again . not saying this is a bad deal , just that ive been very unfortunate for both to go wrong bigtime


You got a link to the forum posts about this.. i'd like to know (especially as I am considering buying this Dell machine)
[mod]#6
There is now a 5% voucher which may be of use to anyone thinking of this deal, you need to add a bit of value to the deal first, but it then will allow you to take 5% off.
#7
£486.54 by going through the link below.

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#8
MikeT
There is now a 5% voucher which may be of use to anyone thinking of this deal, you need to add a bit of value to the deal first, but it then will allow you to take 5% off.


You need to add a fair amount as it does not calculate the higher price before discount.
#9
Just to add my own experience. Have just got off the phone with Dell customer services. The processor in this PC is currently out of stock (I ordered another computer from Dell with it) and they know not when the delivery is to arrive. In addition, the S2009W 20" widescreen monitor is out of stock - don't know if that's included in this computer, just thought I'd share with the class!

First post too, so hello all. Be gentle. :)
#10
cadmus;6314671
i have an 18 month dell laptop and a 2 year old dell desktop .... both have had major problems /manufacture faults that have been well publicised in forums . wont ever buy dell again . not saying this is a bad deal , just that ive been very unfortunate for both to go wrong bigtime


Got two Dell desktops, one a bit over a year, (May 2008) the other just a bit younger (Vostro 400 & Inspiron 530) Both quad core, and both were red hot deals from this site too!

The first pre-built desktops I ever bought, as before that I always built my own, (and for friends family etc too) but these were far cheaper than I could buy the bits.

Been fantastic: zero problems, one particular pro point is they are both as quiet as a Highlands holiday :-)

Unusual for me too... I reckon I live in an electronics black hole, as other electronic gear goes bust easily enough usually!
#11
About a year ago Dell used to have loads of deals for cheap computers/laptops. I myself picked up a Quad Core machine with similar specs to this for £250. Am know looking for a computer for a friend but can get nothing any where near the sort of deals from a year ago, any thoughts as to why?
#12
match247
Just to add my own experience. Have just got off the phone with Dell customer services. The processor in this PC is currently out of stock (I ordered another computer from Dell with it) and they know not when the delivery is to arrive. In addition, the S2009W 20" widescreen monitor is out of stock - don't know if that's included in this computer, just thought I'd share with the class!

First post too, so hello all. Be gentle. :)


Welcome to our happy family! Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
#13
match247;6315713
Just to add my own experience. Have just got off the phone with Dell customer services. The processor in this PC is currently out of stock (I ordered another computer from Dell with it) and they know not when the delivery is to arrive.


Ahh, that might explain things. We ordered this machine 2 weeks ago and heard absolutely nothing.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/472053/dell-inspiron-545-slim-tower-deskto/?page=3

Don't suppose it's the same as yours?
#14
MBeeching
Ahh, that might explain things. We order this machine 2 weeks ago and heard absolutely nothing.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/472053/dell-inspiron-545-slim-tower-deskto/?page=3

Don't suppose it's the same as yours?


That's the ticket. I cancelled my order this morning (impatient I know, but I need a PC fast). Dell were very honest and nice about it, top marks to Customer Service. Refunded my full amount and apologised profusely. Worth giving them a ring maybe?
#15
Towner
About a year ago Dell used to have loads of deals for cheap computers/laptops. I myself picked up a Quad Core machine with similar specs to this for £250. Am know looking for a computer for a friend but can get nothing any where near the sort of deals from a year ago, any thoughts as to why?


Due to many reasons. Currency been a major part as the GBP is not as strong against other currencies as it was. Chip fabrication has also slowed pushing up prices. The wholesale price of memory has increased due to demand (iphone etc) Also across the board they have increased their margins due to the slow in available finance.

The only reason the Q8 series are on offer everywhere is Intel have dropped the prices to help clear stocks as it slows production of it's 'Yorkfield' core. Production of the Q8 series is expected to stop in 3rdQ (now) and the remaining 'Yorkfield' cores kept for high end Q9, extreme and Xeon for support for servers operators. The 'Yorkfield' core is expected to stop production in early 2010.
#16
My own experience of Dell is a mixture; have had 3 desktops over last 10 years, most recent of which delivered last week; inspiron 545; deal posted on this site from a few weeks back; very satisfied with it especially the 24 inch screen upgrade I ordered. Never had any problems with the previous desktops at all neither.
However, the web ordering process is a total shambles; they cancelled the order 2 times without warning claiming that my credit card had been declined on both occasions (even though I had used a second credit card 2nd time around and both credit card companies subequently insisted that payment had never been presented to them), order finally processed after 3rd attempt with 3rd credit card. Customer services is offshore and was just dreadful. When you rang them they wanted to process re-order over phone meaning that you could not use discount vouchers or go through cashback site ........ maybe this is real reason they kept cancelling orders!!!!
#17
Now showing at £479.00 for me, good price. :thumbsup:
#18
£467.07 inc delivery after 3% EPP & 5% discounts!!!

:thumbsup:
#19
playaz
You got a link to the forum posts about this.. i'd like to know (especially as I am considering buying this Dell machine)


there are tens of thousands of posts (faults )on the "dell community forum . there is seven and a half thousand on my particular model ( not booting /starting etc).
http://en.community.dell.com/Search/SearchResults.aspx?q=5150%20blinking%20lighjt&PageIndex=1
there are many thousands of others on every other dell pc /laptop . but bear in mind , dell sell 100s of thousands of desktops/laptops yearly and in perspective the faults are probably only a small percentage of what they sell
as i said earlier i was an unfortunate one to have had major probs with both my bits of kit from dell .
i am not putting down this deal, its a good price and the 545 has excellent reviews . its just i had my fingers burnt twice which has put me off dell.
#20
Good deal for work and casual gamers. Not that upgradable though in terms of graphics since it only has a 300W PSU (I searched for specs on Google). And I remember a previous member stating that customer service told him the warranty is voided if you open the case.

Heat added.
#21
Artheido;6330034
And I remember a previous member stating that customer service told him the warranty is voided if you open the case.


You want to be careful who you take notice of! So many twisted vested interests on here, a little untruth or two always needs checking out before you take it as gospel :-(

My Dell manuals show me how to open it up and install RAM etc!
#22
nihcaj;6337458
You want to be careful who you take notice of! So many twisted vested interests on here, a little untruth or two always needs checking out before you take it as gospel :-(

My Dell manuals show me how to open it up and install RAM etc!


Oh. I'm too shy to ask customer service myself :oops: Anyone want to confirm?

I'm planning to buy a new computer next week. Had my eyes on this one (now £512) for a while... Which would be the better deal?
#23
Artheido;6338546
Oh. I'm too shy to ask customer service myself :oops: Anyone want to confirm?


Have a look at the model's manuals on the Dell website... look at the ones that interest you, I am fairly sure they all have that info.

Anyway, there are NO SEALS on the cases, and components are NOT glued in either unlike with some manufacturers, so how would they know?
#24
Artheido;6330034
it only has a 300W PSU (I searched for specs on Google)


If you had looked in the manual, you may have found something different!

My Dell Inspiron 530 & Vostro 400 both Quad core machines have a 350W power supply, the dual core machines have 300W.

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