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Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop, brand new, Intel J1800, SSD, Win 8.1 incl del & VAT £99.00 @ Dell

£99.00 @ Dell
Tiny desktop. Big potential* SAVE £99.99!!! BACK IN STOCK A full-featured desktop** in an ultra-small design that fits anywhere featuring the latest Intel® processors and Windows 8.1 with Bing******…
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Tiny desktop. Big potential* SAVE £99.99!!! BACK IN STOCK
A full-featured desktop** in an ultra-small design that fits anywhere featuring the latest Intel® processors and Windows 8.1 with Bing******* OS.

Yes it's a weedy Celeron J1800 CPU (sorry, not J1900 as originally posted)
Yes it's a miniscule 32GB SSD
Yes it's a measley 2GB ram
Yes it's terrible Windows 8.1 and no doubt free upgrade to Win 10 which you'll hate as well.
Yes it's probably worse than a PC from 2007
Yes it won't play any game other than solitaire or Pong
Edit: might be upgradable
Remarkably it has 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz
Yes your shiney phone is 24million times more powerful
Yes 12 months of Hell and sluggishness courtesy of the included McAfee software preinstalled for your displeasure
It's £99 brand new from Dell, probably their cheapest ever desktop in the history of the universe. Vote cold now or prove me wrong, vote HOT and love this once in a lifetime deal....never to be repeated****

* Big potential subject to expectations.
** Comparison to a fully featured desktop excludes such items as DVD/CD drive, expansion bays, flashing LED fans, cup holder,
**** offer may be repeated numerous times.
******** Bing is the sound this'll make when you kick it out the window after hours of sheer frustration trying to play Call of Duty 3 on it.

Direct link:http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&kc=&oc=cd5003
Or enter cd5003 into the Dell product search bar
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224 Likes
Voted hot for the description of the deal
153 Likes
dem0nx
Cold. Celeron J1800 is rubbish compared to the 1900. If it was the 1900 it would actually be a deal.
I've forwarded your comment to Dell and await their response, in the meantime I'd suggest this isn't the product for you.

Edit I've had a quick response from Dell:

Dear Mr S Zone, thank you for your enquiry about the Micro desktop PC and speaking to our CEO Michael S. Dell he asks what the hell do you expect for £99 GBP, honestly are you fricken REMAINING COMMENTS REMOVED, Sincerely Dell Sales and Support




Edited By: spannerzone on Sep 08, 2015 21:42: Reply from Dell CEO
52 Likes
Why not add 4 Yr ProSupport and Next Business Day On-Site Service for a paltry £240?

:D
37 Likes
zabique
x3 faster than pentium4 2.4ghz
But won't keep you warm in the winter months.
28 Likes
agbrothers
Voted hot for the description of the deal
thanks pal, my faith is restored again :D

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7 Likes #1
For your pleasure. Cold
5 Likes #2
icorrupt
For your pleasure. Cold
Ahh man!
224 Likes #3
Voted hot for the description of the deal
28 Likes #4
agbrothers
Voted hot for the description of the deal
thanks pal, my faith is restored again :D
3 Likes #5
Not too cold. Very good find OP. Thinking of buying. Heat added!!8)
2 Likes #6
As usual HUKD messes up the link so try this one:
http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&kc=&oc=cd5003



Edited By: spannerzone on Sep 08, 2015 19:17
2 Likes #7
Or find the deal by entering cd5003 into the search bar on Dell
52 Likes #8
Why not add 4 Yr ProSupport and Next Business Day On-Site Service for a paltry £240?

:D
3 Likes #9
So similiar spec to a chromebook but itll actually DOO something when you plug something into usb port!!
2 Likes #10
perfectly capable as a htpc, will run steam in home streaming as well. no reason to hate it but can't get either link to work to judge size
1 Like #11
Yeah it's probably got some uses if you have realistic expectations

Edited By: spannerzone on Sep 08, 2015 19:26
#12
Hot from me. Wireless AC as well. Would make a nice Plex Home Theatre client.
2 Likes #13
Gav_881
perfectly capable as a htpc, will run steam in home streaming as well. no reason to hate it but can't get either link to work to judge size
Youtube video gives an idea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqbThyvlxHY
#14
logy
Hot from me. Wireless AC as well. Would make a nice Plex Home Theatre client.
Cheers, I added that to the list of features.
#15
Anyone know what keyboard they are showing next to the unit in the blurb?
2 Likes #16
Hot from me for silencing the nerds who usually miss the value element of a deal, nice one
#17
looks cool best :{
1 Like #18
Forish
looks cool best :{


​looks cool heat*
3 Likes #19
in2oblivion
Anyone know what keyboard they are showing next to the unit in the blurb?

The only keyboard I can see is this one (it looks very like the keyboard on my Surface!), can you provide a pic or link?

http://i.dell.com/das/dih.ashx/314x314/images/global/products/314x314/12871-keyboard-icon-314x314.jpg

Edited By: ArthurDent1 on Sep 08, 2015 19:38
2 Likes #20
x3 faster than pentium4 2.4ghz
1 Like #21
Keyboard shown on Dell's site is listed as KM636 which is 'coming soon' (on the Accessories and Services tab)

Edited By: spannerzone on Sep 08, 2015 19:42
1 Like #22
Will this be ok for streaming 1080p video with also another couple of tabs open at the same time?
#23
This one http://i.dell.com/sites/imagecontent/products/PublishingImages/inspiron-3050-micro-desktop/desktop-inspiron-micro-pdp-module-1.jpg
#24
is the ram or ssd user accessible?
#25
in2oblivion
This one http://i.dell.com/sites/imagecontent/products/PublishingImages/inspiron-3050-micro-desktop/desktop-inspiron-micro-pdp-module-1.jpg
Yeah it lists as KM636 and 'coming soon'
#26
Recon its okay to browse the web and send emails without lagging?
37 Likes #27
zabique
x3 faster than pentium4 2.4ghz
But won't keep you warm in the winter months.
3 Likes #28
chairmanmeow0
is the ram or ssd user accessible?
m2 SSD and DDR3L SoDIMM ram so Might be upgradable!
EDIT: Review and internal pics here
http://www.atxgeek.me/2015/05/dell-inspiron-3050-micro-teardown.html



Edited By: spannerzone on Sep 08, 2015 19:50
#29
a J1900 silvermont atom is as good as a mid-range core2duo from yesteryear, so it will run Windows reasonably well as long as you only want to do one or two things at once because it's only got 2GB ram
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2131&cmp[]=1105
#30
At least it must be pretty low power I imagine.
1 Like #31
Is this fanless? Would it run linux?
If so, it could make a good mini web server if so (giving that I dont need the storage).

My Pi falls a little short re performance.
#32
davidjohnfarmer
Is this fanless? Would it run linux?
If so, it could make a good mini web server if so (giving that I dont need the storage).
My Pi falls a little short re performance.
Has a fan according to:
http://www.atxgeek.me/2015/05/dell-inspiron-3050-micro-teardown.html
#33
ah, it looks like the memory is replaceable.. many Atom based systems have it soldered in

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/inspiron-3050-micro-desktop
#34
The processor looks OK for basic use - it's more than 3 times the speed of the elderly laptop my wife has been using since the XP desktop died. Windows 8.1 is great if you have a touchscreen - if you don't Windows 10 is great.

The 32GB SSD means you won't be storing any files on it - but if you have a decent broadband connection just store them in the cloud. If not get an external HDD or a NAS. My files are already all on a NAS and backed up to Onedrive (for docs) and Google (for music and pics) so it looks like a pretty suitable to me.

EDIT - turns out it's a J1800 which is about equivalent to the Celeron in our old laptop, so not an upgrade.

Edited By: ArthurDent1 on Sep 08, 2015 21:45: new info
3 Likes #35
Normal ddr3l laptop ram

Pic from service manual
http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss178/deadlydave1990/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2015-09-08-19-50-59_zpsoj74hcex.png

Edited By: davver99 on Sep 08, 2015 19:53
#36
chairmanmeow0
is the ram or ssd user accessible?


​according to this they can both be changed
http://www.atxgeek.me/2015/05/dell-inspiron-3050-micro-teardown.html?m=1
#37
Not bad system to be honest, with 4gb ram this would be fine for a htpc.

It can fit a standard 2.5" drive aswell
1 Like #38
Am I doing this wrong? The site makes mention of the J1800, not the J1900. A couple other websites also cite the processor as the J1800. The J1900 is a 2.4Ghz quad core while the 1800 is a 2.6Ghz dual core (turbo clocks). IMO, that really makes a difference on a Windows platform.
2 Likes #39
And ssd if you need to
http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss178/deadlydave1990/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2015-09-08-19-51-50_zpsqjhs3ebr.png
#40
Wow, better than I initially thought, SSD and memory can be upgraded if need be, gotta be worth £99 I'd have thought.

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