Dell Inspiron Desktop base. Sempron 3600+, 1gig, 160Gb, dvdrw, card reader £172.74 delivered - HotUKDeals
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Remove this Dell 19" Silver Wide Flat Panel (SE198WFP for the above price
Upgrade the CPU for little money

305-D10515B Home site - Best price £172.74 Delivered or *less.
Inspiron 531 DT (D10515B)

AMD Sempron Processor 3600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Integrated nVidia GeForce 6150 LE graphics
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
13-in-1 Media Card Reader
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
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[mod]#1
Check out how much it costs with a better cpu, Dell have chopped too much off for removing the monitor and it could make for a nice base with a bit of adjustment.
#2
Great deal, but I can't see an option for XP, Mike? I really don't want Vista atm. Do you have an ecode for the XP version? TIA!
[mod]#3
bellboys
Great deal, but I can't see an option for XP, Mike? I really don't want Vista atm. Do you have an ecode for the XP version? TIA!


Sorry, no Xp with this atm.
#4
wow, £176 for the 19" monitor! Bit of a price hike, is this related to the glass shortage?
[mod]#5
killie99
wow, £176 for the 19" monitor! Bit of a price hike, is this related to the glass shortage?


I think your supposed to whisper that as its a dell error in our favour when it takes £176 off the price.
If you want a monitor with the deal then buy the base and then go grab a monitor on offer from the monitor section of the site and get 3yrs warranty on it too.
You can have a Dell SE198WFP 19-inch Widescreen with 3yrs warranty for £155 over there.
#6
This isn't a very good deal compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo ones that have been about recently. The Sempron is very slow and old, and this only comes with Vista Basic.
#7
Halo
This isn't a very good deal compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo ones that have been about recently. The Sempron is very slow and old, and this only comes with Vista Basic.


Agree even with tinkering not as good as the other Core 2 Duo deals
#8
D10507...taking off £176 for the 19" monitor too :)
[mod]#9
Slap this in it AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ [add £17.63]
and for £189 you have a quite quick base unit.
Unfortunately looking back on previous dell deals dosnt help those wishing to buy now, what you see is what you have to pay this week unless you can wait...and wait..
[mod]#10
speedski
D10507...taking off £176 for the 19" monitor too :)


You mean this one ;-) http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100958
#11
no the one I quoted has a Core 2 Duo instead....when you go through the config you can take the screen off and it subtract the same £176 that this poorer AMD varient has...
#12
MikeT
Slap this in it AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ [add £17.63]
and for £189 you have a quite quick base unit.
Unfortunately looking back on previous dell deals dosnt help those wishing to buy now, what you see is what you have to pay this week unless you can wait...and wait..


For another £40 you can get the Athlon 5600+ dual core processor, which must be prettyy quick, even though C2D are flavour of the month.
[mod]#13
speedski
no the one I quoted has a Core 2 Duo instead....when you go through the config you can take the screen off and it subtract the same £176 that this poorer AMD varient has...


Sorry me trying to deal with too much at once, yes this one, but its not ultra cheap without the monitor even though its got a lot going for it.

Home site - Best price £392.74
Inspiron 530 305-D10507

Intel Viiv technology - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor (2.33GHz)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
256MB nVidia GeForce 8600GT graphics card
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
13-in-1 Media Card Reader
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
#14
So a close to £400 option is being cited as being a better deal that one less than £200?

Surely if you are in the market for a low range variant then the £400 is likely to be an irrelevance. Mind you there is this £800 that is a better deal:whistling:
[mod]#15
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#16
Guys, all in all, £185 for what is essentially a brand new dual processor system with 1GB memory and 160GB is fantastic value for money. Who would have thought that this would be possible 24 months ago? Not me...
#17
I just talked the sister-in-law through getting a Dell Inspiron 530 base-unit with the following spec for £229. She was impressed. A cheap basic unit.

PROCESSOR Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E2140 Processor (1.6GHz,800MHz,1MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
MONITOR No 19" Wide Monitor
MEMORY 1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
HARD DRIVE 320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache
GRAPHICS CARD Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
OPTICAL DRIVE 16x DVD +/- RW Drive
KEYBOARD Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
MOUSE Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
SOUND SOFTWARE Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio edit
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English
Services & Software
HARDWARE SUPPORT 1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
#18
mister.c.
So a close to £400 option is being cited as being a better deal that one less than £200?

Surely if you are in the market for a low range variant then the £400 is likely to be an irrelevance. Mind you there is this £800 that is a better deal:whistling:


£800 is quite a bit more than £400 really.

Is £400 a lot to muster for a decent new pc :thinking:
#19
defsteve
I just talked the sister-in-law through getting a Dell Inspiron 530 base-unit with the following spec for £229.

I can't find anything near that, it's showing £343 for a base-warranty, no-monitor 530 system matching your list, starting here. :?

Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E2140 Processor (1.6GHz,800MHz,1MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
No Monitor
1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache
1 Like #20
cpemma
I can't find anything near that, it's showing £343 for a base-warranty, no-monitor 530 system matching your list, starting here. :?



Start from http://lnk.nu/configure.euro.dell.com/g1t.aspx
#21
MikeT
Unfortunately looking back on previous dell deals dosnt help those wishing to buy now, what you see is what you have to pay this week unless you can wait...and wait..

No, but it is an indication it might be worth waiting for something better if you're looking to save - in context, this is rather average.
#22
Hey guys am looking to spend about £350 on my first laptop.
can any of you guy recomend any deals out there, as you all seem to know what your talking about when it comes to computers. :thumbsup:
#23

You're right, but what are Dell playing at? What's the difference - apart from £114? :shock:

That builds up a very nice budget box, and an E2140 won't tax the no-doubt limited PSU as much as the equivalent AMD cpu. XP instead of Vista would be the icing on the cake and wouldn't tax the 1Gb RAM - £204 + delivery on the Vostro.
#24
Using MikeT's deal as a starting point I have just ordered this:

InspironTM 531 DT
AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
256MB nVidia™ GeForce 8600GT graphics card

...All for £369, I can not find a price even close to this with other PC suppliers. (eg Novatech or Eclipse)

Thanks MikeT, I think this is a lot better than "rather average" !
#25
hi,
i am looking to upgrade my parents old windows 98 system and figure i may just need a new base unit but all these base units come with a dvd rewriter which i can't see them using and not with a more useful cd rewriter

any suggestions appreciated !
#26
whizzkid1
hi,
i am looking to upgrade my parents old windows 98 system and figure i may just need a new base unit but all these base units come with a dvd rewriter which i can't see them using and not with a more useful cd rewriter

any suggestions appreciated !


The DVD rewriter will be able to burn CDs fine :)
#27
Cookieboy
Using MikeT's deal as a starting point I have just ordered this:

InspironTM 531 DT
AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
256MB nVidia™ GeForce 8600GT graphics card

...All for £369, I can not find a price even close to this with other PC suppliers. (eg Novatech or Eclipse)

Thanks MikeT, I think this is a lot better than "rather average" !


how did you get this?

i get the same (minus premium vista) for 401 pounds!

Components
AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
No 19" Wide Monitor
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache
256MB nVidia™ GeForce 8600GT graphics card
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black


what have i chosen incorrectly?
#28
Yeah I can't get that for 369 either.
#29
col

Is £400 a lot to muster for a decent new pc :thinking:


It can be for some. However is it absolutely relevant to bring up a £400 comparison and say it is a better deal for a £200 PC?

Surely it is equally relevant for every other thread for Dell computers if it is so awesome and relevant:roll:
#30
D10517

he's using that Value code to get it at 369 ;)
#31
I would spend the extra £30 and get the better Core2Duo E6550 processor.
D10507 £392.74 all in

CPU comparisons:
http://www23.tomshardware.com

Dell Comparisons:
pcpricer

Just my opinion though..

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#32
Yes playman, thebrazza is right I started with the D10517 code
#33
i have just bought the 3800+ for my parents to use and am now wondering if i've done the right thing as apparently vista basic is slow and needs a lot of memory and may not work that well on this machine.

have i got anything to worry about do you think?
[mod]#34
whizzkid1
i have just bought the 3800+ for my parents to use and am now wondering if i've done the right thing as apparently vista basic is slow and needs a lot of memory and may not work that well on this machine.

have i got anything to worry about do you think?


should be fine, dont worry. If you feel the need you can always add some more memory later, very easy to do and cheaper than dell at most places.
#35
whizzkid1
i have just bought the 3800+ for my parents to use and am now wondering if i've done the right thing as apparently vista basic is slow and needs a lot of memory and may not work that well on this machine.

have i got anything to worry about do you think?


It`s not vista basic that will slow your pc down, it`s all the rest of the carp that Dell will bung on.

I`ve ordered one ( can`t really build it for that price )

But i sha`ll be Reformatting the drive and reinstalling Windows with none of the daft bundled stuff :whistling:

Heres to the 6th pc in the household :w00t:
#36
Wolfie1969

[snip]
But i sha`ll be Reformatting the drive and reinstalling Windows with none of the daft bundled stuff :whistling:


Is that possible with the CD's supplied by Dell ?

MTIA
FF
#37
FunkyFreddy
Is that possible with the CD's supplied by Dell ?

MTIA
FF


Legally you can use even a friends Vista disk providing you use your own key, after all its the key thats unique not the disk its on.

More probably Dell won`t supply it with a cd anyhow but on the case somewhere will be a genuine Microsoft Key which you use upon re-installing Windows Vista.

Never actually had a Dell pc before, but if there like the majority of the larger companies it will either have a backup partition or restore cd`s/dvd.

I dare say someone with a newish Dell system on here would be able to enlighten us :thinking:
#38
Dell used to charge for the install disk but every system I have bought from them this year has come with the windows install disk.
#39
Great price. Does anyone know how to get the OS refund from DELL ?
#40
It`s not vista basic that will slow your pc down, it`s all the rest of the carp that Dell will bung on

What?! They put giant fish in your computer?? :)

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