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Remove this for the price:Dell 19" Value Wide Flat Panel (E198WFP)

305-D032012 Small Business site - Best price £276.19 Delivered.
Vostro 200 MT (D032012)

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.20GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft Works 8.5 - English
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
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#1
Do you work for dell by any chance? :)
[mod]#2
Staroffurby;1643111
Do you work for dell by any chance? :)


If I did I'd be rich by now with all these deals, Dell update their deals and prices every 2 weeks, usually very early Thursday morning.
This time they blessed me with the chance of a lay in by updating the deals a few hrs early so I have taken full advantage of the offer!
#3
mike im looking for a new entertainment system and want a media centre, any ideas?
i want to be watching hd quality mkv's, divx-i watch a lot of these and also the ability to go on the internet at ease.
Sound needs to be excellent, ideally i want to connect the plasma with a system, im a noob at this, should i go for an all in one, or should i go for seperate amps, speakers etc?
maybe its best to look at avforums?
#4
certainly nothing special with last gen processor (800 fsb), since then intel have done 1066 and now 1333 fsb, integrated graphics etc,
in fact none of theses dells posted are anything special , certainly when you look at current price of components and what other retailers are doing, just average in fact and not what i would call "hot deals"
#5
Good cheap replacement base unit.
#6
Staroffurby
Do you work for dell by any chance? :)


I'm just amazed that nobody has asked that before :giggle:
#7
They Have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#8
--> whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh
:)
#9
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maddogb;1643333
certainly nothing special with last gen processor (800 fsb), since then intel have done 1066 and now 1333 fsb, integrated graphics etc,
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maddogb;1643333

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]in fact none of theses dells posted are anything special , certainly when you look at current price of components and what other retailers are doing, just average in fact and not what i would call "hot deals"[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]Well give us some examples, I for one am all ears.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]I have always built my own PCs for myself and friends in the past, but gave up and bought a ready made one just over a year ago as it was proving to be a waste of time, and from my viewpoint, that is MORE so now than it was then.[/SIZE][/FONT]
#10
This PC is excellent value, E4500 processors are powerful and reliable. This is perfect for a home user who isn't into PC games but likes downloading perhaps as it has a 500GB hard drive. I ordered one on behalf of a friend who is looking for a new PC. £60 for delivery is scandalous however and it takes over a week for delivery sometimes. I.E.- Mine is showing as delivery for a week on Friday and I ordered this morning. I know it is an estimate so I hope it comes sooner. Hot from me still though. DELL- Fix your postage scams, if it REALLY costs you £60 then find a new courier or put an option for us to arrange our own.
#11
maddogb;1643333
certainly nothing special with last gen processor (800 fsb), since then intel have done 1066 and now 1333 fsb, integrated graphics etc,
in fact none of theses dells posted are anything special , certainly when you look at current price of components and what other retailers are doing, just average in fact and not what i would call "hot deals"

Examples please maddogb :)
i've just had a quick look around the internet...mesh, ebuyer etc, and cannot find a comparable system for the same money...
#12
maddogb
certainly nothing special with last gen processor (800 fsb), since then intel have done 1066 and now 1333 fsb, integrated graphics etc,
in fact none of theses dells posted are anything special , certainly when you look at current price of components and what other retailers are doing, just average in fact and not what i would call "hot deals"



Show us a price list of all the components to make this machine cheaper. It is unlikely you can bearing in mind Windows Vista Home Premiuim is about £60 on its own.
#13
I bought one of these 2 months ago for the deal they were doing @ £180 courtesy of MikeT's post. Since then I've added a 550W PSU, 4GB RAM, and a 7950GT.

Runs all the applications I need quickly (PS/IR/Maya) and it eats it's way through HL2/Orange Box nicely, it even produces a nice framerate on Crysis (medium settings).

Recommended, nearly silent too.
#14
a few quick examples on my lunch,

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=20306&category_id=677&manufacturer_id=0

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/138613

http://www.saverstore.com/productinfo/Product.aspx?product_id=20019436&rstrat=13636

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4P4M&CategorySelectedId=11101&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11101,406620000

ok some a little less spec but prob cheaper and in my experience v few people manage to fill 150gb hdd's let alone 500 also people whilst i acknowledge the leaps and bounds intel have made with c2d's the price drops on amd64 dual cores can make them an attractive proposition.
Oh and with these sytems it wont take u 2hrs to uninstall all the **** demos dell put on lol
#15
hmm those 4 links just shows how good value the dell is, u cannot beat dell on value simply because they are massive so buy bulk offering it out cheaply
first link is with a amd 4200+ lol no chance
2nd link expensiver with a smaller hard drive!
3rd link well just seems odd and no operating system
4th link lower specced and much higher price!
dear dear

fact of the matter is if u need a new pc on a budget u'll be hard pushed to find a better value than dell, these deals are hot!!!
#16
maddogb
a few quick examples on my lunch,

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=20306&category_id=677&manufacturer_id=0

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/138613

http://www.saverstore.com/productinfo/Product.aspx?product_id=20019436&rstrat=13636

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4P4M&CategorySelectedId=11101&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11101,406620000

ok some a little less spec but prob cheaper and in my experience v few people manage to fill 150gb hdd's let alone 500 also people whilst i acknowledge the leaps and bounds intel have made with c2d's the price drops on amd64 dual cores can make them an attractive proposition.
Oh and with these sytems it wont take u 2hrs to uninstall all the **** demos dell put on lol


It all becomes clear; this was just a rouse...

You are actually in league with Mike T aren't you? ;-) You ultimately wanted to show how good the Dell Deal really is, so generated the false hope that you could list some better deals. Then, in your second post reveal that in fact there are none!

Smart marketing, and good work Mike T :thumbsup:
#17
lmao @wizball

i'm not saying its overpriced or a "bad" deal its just average!and this site isnt called "averageukdeals"
i agree with most comments here.
yes it would be cheaper than buying those components seperately, yes it is less hassle but no you dont really know what is inside the box
i am a bit confused as thought this included delivery yet one guy is complaining bout £60 charge?

As for comment bout amd x2 vs 4500 dont know why u consider it laughable as i own both and find little difference in performance but went with the amd in my media centre as it gave crisper control due to higher fsb, at nearly half the component cost

with that in mind consider this;

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133609

yes it has less ram and xp (an advantage to some) but with the cash back offer its £50 cheaper
enough for another gig of ram and a backup drive (dont put all ur eggs in one basket springs to mind with hdd's)
#18
maddogb;1644700
a few quick examples on my lunch,

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=20306&category_id=677&manufacturer_id=0

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/138613

http://www.saverstore.com/productinfo/Product.aspx?product_id=20019436&rstrat=13636

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4P4M&CategorySelectedId=11101&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11101,406620000

ok some a little less spec but prob cheaper and in my experience v few people manage to fill 150gb hdd's let alone 500 also people whilst i acknowledge the leaps and bounds intel have made with c2d's the price drops on amd64 dual cores can make them an attractive proposition.
Oh and with these sytems it wont take u 2hrs to uninstall all the **** demos dell put on lol

So that's a no then :-(
#19
By im having a quiet day lol, anyway for those who don't mind a bit adventure ie self build and os install this is from ebuyer so incl quick find codes and you may be able to get a few quid off shopping around

124291 57.66 2 maxtor 160gb hdds
136311 28.78 AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Socket AM2 (1.9GHz)
98710 32.00 Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory
140649 16.00 Pioneer DVR-215DBK 20X SATA DVD±RW DL Int Black - OEM
135101 42.99 Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU
139893 38.60 ASUS M2N-X Plus GeForce 6100 Socket AM2 6 channel audio ATX Motherboard
116047 3.99 cpu fan
123052 58.87 vist premium

All these are good components i have personally used, put the two hdd's in raid 0 and combined with the faster ram this will blow the socks off the dell in at £3.00 more
Also will %100 definately have a pci-e x16 graphics slot for future upgrades (i've seen some bargain dells arrive wo those)
you could always save a few quid by going vista basic and downloading media portal it blows MS media centre away,
hasta la vista baby
#20
abx;1643985
This PC is excellent value, E4500 processors are powerful and reliable. This is perfect for a home user who isn't into PC games but likes downloading perhaps as it has a 500GB hard drive. I ordered one on behalf of a friend who is looking for a new PC. £60 for delivery is scandalous however and it takes over a week for delivery sometimes. I.E.- Mine is showing as delivery for a week on Friday and I ordered this morning. I know it is an estimate so I hope it comes sooner. Hot from me still though. DELL- Fix your postage scams, if it REALLY costs you £60 then find a new courier or put an option for us to arrange our own.


Try to forget the £60 delivery and look at the total price delivery - and compare then.

As for "delivery sometimes taking over a week" - come back when you have had it delivered and tell us how long it took. Dell give you an estimate which, in my limited experience, is an over-estimate.... I guess not to give you false expectations. I ordered a full system just before lunch yesterday. Just checking the status just now it is due for delivery tomorrow. That is exceptional given that it is coming from Ireland.

Even if it took just over a week I think that is pretty good going for a system built from components coming from overseas.

Now if you were talking about customer service (e.g. trying to change an order) then you may have something to moan about.
#21
maddogb;1645388
By im having a quiet day lol, anyway for those who don't mind a bit adventure ie self build and os install this is from ebuyer so incl quick find codes and you may be able to get a few quid off shopping around
maddogb;1645388
124291 57.66 2 maxtor 160gb hdds136311 28.78 AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Socket AM2 (1.9GHz)98710 32.00 Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory140649 16.00 Pioneer DVR-215DBK 20X SATA DVD±RW DL Int Black - OEM135101 42.99 Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU 139893 38.60 ASUS M2N-X Plus GeForce 6100 Socket AM2 6 channel audio ATX Motherboard116047 3.99 cpu fan123052 58.87 vist premium All these are good components i have personally used, put the two hdd's in raid 0 and combined with the faster ram this will blow the socks off the dell in at £3.00 more Also will %100 definately have a pci-e x16 graphics slot for future upgrades (i've seen some bargain dells arrive wo those)you could always save a few quid by going vista basic and downloading media portal it blows MS media centre away, hasta la vista baby

Well, OK, you are not a million miles away, If, (and it is a bit of an if!) you are right about the Hard Disk configuration, and I would suspect there is a lot to be argued on that, as the disks you quote are not exactly shouting from the rooftops about their cache size; then if we don't argue over the processor, which is not going to thrill many people....and then, add on the other bits and pieces you haven't added on; and then spend weeks returning the odd dodgy item back to ebuyer... bearing in mind they send the right ones in the first place - I have never had 100% right order from ebuyer yet - only the week before last they sent me a right pile of ****, wrong office chair and a monitor that didn't even have the right mains plug, as it is LEGALLY required to do!Dell.... not the best for service either, you wait a good long while, and trace the item travelling all around Europe and Ireland before if finally is held in a warehouse 5 miles from home for a week before delivery, so no love lost there. BUT - I am afraid you are flogging a totally dead horse, life is too short to spend MORE money to build similarly specced own PCs at the moment. I used to like doing it as a hobby type activity, but, (putting it mildly), it does not always work together first time off, and I have personally spent a lot of time sorting out incompatible kit, which is NOT reccommended as hobby when you have to return it! I agree with some of your comments on components and on software to use, but building PCs which are "average," or at the bottom to middle of the market is very much yesterday's pastime except for the terminally obsessive or those who don't need to sleep [FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]:-([/SIZE][/FONT]
#22
whats with the huge text?

Mod note:I didnt much like it either so I have changed it, please use normal text in posts.
#23
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]Too large? what size monitor are you reading it on, a 52" LCD screen - or are you a teenager?[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]So I have to be unable to read my own posts, beacause you don't like moderate sized text? The options get a LOT bigger, so presumably the designer of the software foresaw the need for larger than 10 or 11 point text?[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]It is Arial, size 4, I use a 22" monitor, and this is the first size readable to me without enlarging the screen. I have made many posts on this site without any mentione before, and thousands of posts on other sites, and never before has this been mentioned.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]I am "normal" shortsighted for my age, almost 50, wear glasses for the past few years, like most of my age group, over 45 it is just about all of the population. When I was 20, I would have found a 14" monitor on size 1 adequate, but I got older, like all people who are lucky enough not to die young do![/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]I suppose middle aged people should be seen and not see then? [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]I am disabled too, should I stand while reading this too, as this will cause me significant difficulty too?[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]Clearly this is an intersting way of stifling discussion you don't like, just create problems! OK, I take the hint, off you go and persecute someone else as well as mislead them![/SIZE][/FONT]
#24
great deal
just ordered mine
1 Like #25
I was with you (mainly) nihcaj - until you kicked up a fuss about fonts. I too feel it is unnessarily big and it can appear attention seeking. I am 40 and can read the fonts everyone else uses fine on a 19" screen. If you can't read it then this forum must be a nightmare for you - as 99% of the posts use it. Maybe, if you need to write in large font so you can read what you are writing ..do so ...but change it to the font the rest of us use just before you post.... you won't need to read it after you have written it.
#26
Searcher2
I was with you (mainly) nihcaj - until you kicked up a fuss about fonts. I too feel it is unnessarily big and it can appear attention seeking. I am 40 and can read the fonts everyone else uses fine on a 19" screen. If you can't read it then this forum must be a nightmare for you - as 99% of the posts use it. Maybe, if you need to write in large font so you can read what you are writing ..do so ...but change it to the font the rest of us use just before you post.... you won't need to read it after you have written it.


Seconded :thumbsup:
#27
I didn't complain i just asked obviously the mod agreed
I am 45 next week and whilst my eyesight is ok, i have a frozen shoulder so having to scroll down pages of huge text is a problem for me is.
i wasn't trying to stiffle any discussion, its what we are here for.

in reply to the other issues i feel those options offered were comparable simply to point out that people weren't saving "huge" amounts of money on these dell system,s a 10% saving to put up with the downsides i have come across on dell systems in the past would not be enough for me some include
1 some ship wo restore or even original windows disks
2 some ship wo upgradeability options especially on graphics
3 a friends recently purchased dell has some terrible issues with the raid controller, important to him as he edits video for a hobby
for other people the sheer ease of a dell purchase is obviously a winner, good luck to them
as for the four posts
most lower spec but cheaper,
the hp whilst both more expensive and less spec, its an hp,imagine if you could only buy one computer in the next five years hp or dell
as for ebuyer last week amongst some stuff i bought was a nas box for 27.99 it broke within an hour.
within 10mins i had filled in the on-line rma request within 24hrs it had been approved and collection arrange for the following week, picked up and refunded 2days later, my recent experiences with them have been good what can i say
now down to the questions u also raised raid performance?, see the following bench mark of 280gb hdds with 2mb cache vs 1 new with 8mb cache
http://members.lycos.co.uk/maddogbarber/utstuff/raid%20vs.png
#28
maddogb
a few quick examples on my lunch,

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=20306&category_id=677&manufacturer_id=0

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/138613

http://www.saverstore.com/productinfo/Product.aspx?product_id=20019436&rstrat=13636

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4P4M&CategorySelectedId=11101&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11101,406620000

ok some a little less spec but prob cheaper and in my experience v few people manage to fill 150gb hdd's let alone 500 also people whilst i acknowledge the leaps and bounds intel have made with c2d's the price drops on amd64 dual cores can make them an attractive proposition.
Oh and with these sytems it wont take u 2hrs to uninstall all the **** demos dell put on lol


That is the worst "prove your point" post in the world where you prove nothing except that you are wrong lol
#29
abx
That is the worst "prove your point" post in the world where you prove nothing except that you are wrong lol


i was wrong?, in what respect? were they not cheaper or better quality? and in only 3 mins looking
now thats what i call stiffling tactics gobbing off without actually saying anything to back it up

as i've said many times the dell is not a bad deal just the going rate! ergo not a "HOT" deal and the component pricing proves it
unfortunately in this country build your own pc has taken off big time, hence many companies charge the same retail margins on parts as they do systems hence you can't buy the same components cheaper than the big boys like dell
But to make up for the cost of actually building systems they generally use lower quality components where they can get away with it and use other money making tactics by charging extortion rates for upgrades or adding spec that really isnt any use to boost the prices ie the 500gb hdd
do any of you arguing against what i've said actually own dells by any chance?
#30
maddogb
lmao @wizball

i'm not saying its overpriced or a "bad" deal its just average!and this site isnt called "averageukdeals"


I have to agree with you on the AverageUKDeals concern. There's way too much hot voting for mediocrity these days.

Not a bad spec on your components list, and it would be interesting to see how the two would match up. I have just got lazy lately though - can't be bothered building from scratch, so a Dell would be a nice simple starting point.

Admittedly, some of your cheaper posts probably work out at roughly the same bang per buck, so I can see your point from a "value for money" perspective. Unfortunately, my lethargy might lead me to paying the extra £50 and not even have to bother upgrading the memory. :thumbsup:
#31
seems like this has just turned into a farce people grow up
#32
roadie im gonna put you in the sinbin!!!
#33
Does anyone know whats happened :? On friday i priced this up with monitor and a few other bits for £355 but today its gone up to £438 with no free delivery which i thought was to last till the 12th which showed when i priced it.

Can anyone please help?
[mod]#34
gillyk;1656099
Does anyone know whats happened :? On friday i priced this up with monitor and a few other bits for £355 but today its gone up to £438 with no free delivery which i thought was to last till the 12th which showed when i priced it.

Can anyone please help?


Dell messed with the deal some on Home so I have now pointed it to the small business site where its still £276.20 delivered or with free delivery if you make the pre vat price more than £299.
Put your own name in when it asks for a business name at checkout and select for Home use when asked.
#35
For those wanting the slim version of the vostro 200 (200ST), its is available with the same componenets, but with the EX110 wireless keyboard, wireless and a card reader for £266

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&l=en&kc=&oc=D03S017
#36
MikeT
Dell messed with the deal some on Home so I have now pointed it to the small business site where its still £276.20 delivered or with free delivery if you make the pre vat price more than £299.
Put your own name in when it asks for a business name at checkout and select for Home use when asked.



Thank you, that is what we done and got the original (ish) price :thumbsup:
#37
Mike - this has integrated graphics, and I have a spare PCI-E graphics card here, do you know if i would be able to use it (ie do you know if it has a PCI-E slot on the motherboard?) thanks!

Edit: just seen on the spec -

Expansion Slots
PCI: 2 Slots
PCIe x1: 1 Slot
PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slots

It uses the G33 chipset - low end version of the P35, I wonder if thats a problem when it comes to photoshop etc?
#38
Hi,

Does anyone have any advice on upgrading the graphics card from onboard graphics to a PCI-E card (7600GS) on Dells? On my mums dell it has two options in the bios AUTO and PCI/PEG so Im assuming if i turn this new Vostro off and plug in the new card it should automatically detect it when its set to AUTO but ideally i should set it to PCI?

Some forums (yes I have been Googling it before posting this!) say just put it in and it should detect it, whereas others say to go into Device Manager and disable the onboard graphics there before installing the card.... the other option is to pay the extra £40 for the Ati 2400 128Mb card but seems a little steep for what it is! :oops:

Has anyone here upgraded from the onboard graphics on a Dell before? Maybe you can share your experience? Thanks!
[mod]#39
Still available, add Dell 19" UltraSharp Wide Aspect Digital/Analogue Flat Panel (1908FPW) - and get it for just £69 extra!
Total delivered £345.45
#40
Mike, a quick question for you. I bought this PC a last week and it was delivered (ordered via the business site). I entered my credit card details and went through the usual checkout, but they havent taken any money (even though its been delivered) and theyve just sent me a "Statement of Account" saying I owe £345 but it also says -

If you have paid recently by cheque or credit/debit card it may take a few days for your payment to be applied. Please ignore this correspondence." But I did order last Tuesday so youd think the payment would have been taken by now!
Then I got an email saying -

"Welcome to MyFinancials, Dell's on-line account management tool. This tool allows our customers to access their account
on-line, and update details at times convenient for you.The tool will allow you to:
• Check your account balances per address
• Review open transactions
• Retrieve copy of invoices
• Submit details of payments being issued
• Submit details of disputes
• View previously logged promises and disputes
• View contact details for your account Collector"


Have I unwittingly signed up to a credit agreement or loan? Or is this normal practice for Dell Business? Thanks!

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