Dell Vostro 200 slim Desktop base unit. 2.53Ghz C2D, 2gig, 250GB, dvdrw, Vista Premium £243 delivered - HotUKDeals
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305-D09S026 Small Business site - Best price £243.23 Delivered.
Vostro 200 ST(D09S026)

Intel Core2 Duo Processor E7200 (2.53GHz, 1066MHz, 3MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English
2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Microsoft Works 9.0 - English
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
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#1
Great Deal Mike
#2
Any decent graphics cards around that will fit in this slimlinecase?
#3
somebody posted this the other day on avforums, it's getting good reviews over there.

I'm personally thinking of getting one to use as a Home Theatre PC. There's a new HTPC graphics card coming out on 30th September called the ATI 4550 low profile, passively cooled and does 7.1 lossless audio.
#4
I am thinking about replacing my system with this one but I am running a dual dvi monitor system. Does the integrated graphics come with a splitter cable?
#5
nifreaky;3046443
Does the integrated graphics come with a splitter cable?


I'd very much doubt it but there's always ebay for that :thumbsup:
#6
nifreaky
I am thinking about replacing my system with this one but I am running a dual dvi monitor system. Does the integrated graphics come with a splitter cable?

You'll need to buy a discrete graphics card if you require dual DVI as the Intel X3100 doesn't even support a single DVI without an ADD2 card.
#7
I am really tempted by this deal, but I am wondering if there are similar deals for the Vostro in a mini-tower case rather than the slim line version? Would be much easier to add a decent graphics card then!!

Alex.
#8
Funnily enough I've just picked one of these up @ 1yr old with a C2D E6750, 2gbs of RAM & a 130gb HDD - the Vostro 200 slim version.

To start with I thought I'd dropped one cos when I went to hook it up to the net via my modem (which is working perfectly, I'm using the same one now on a different computer) it keep rebooting.
Classic PSU diffs.

It's worth bearing in mind that this Dell only has a 250w PSU and, unlike my Dimension 9200 with it's 375w PSU, there doesn't seem to be a lot of 'headroom' with it.

Nevertheless I used a powered USB hub and went on-line, got some softwares (VLC & Windows classic media players).

I was stunned to find that it would play .mkv 1080p files perfectly with only the on-board graphics.

I had planned to fit a low profile (the 'slim' case looks really nice in glossy black but it is so skinny it has to be a low profile card, regular cards will not fit) Radeon 3450.
I might not bother now.

They do offer a Radeon 2400 card as a new upgrade option but I would be careful about what cards will word seeing as the PSU is so weedy.
http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/vostrodt_200st?c=au&cs=aubsd1&l=en&s=bsd
Sadly being a Dell the only way to upgrade around this problem is to re-case and get a case that can take a selection of normal PSUs (the Foxconn data shows regular 24 pin & 4 pin connections to the mobo).
The mobo is a variant of a Foxconn G33 M (they call it the G33 M02), a mico ATX job.

But then you loose the good looks that appealed to me in the first place for this to be a neat little HTPC.

Mind you, I have a standalone for my retail high def discs so I don't really need to pimp this one out.
Seeing as it did work perfectly well with the .mkvs I think I'll just go back to plan A and use it as my HTPC for .mkv high def files.

It is an amazing amount of PC for the money......but the form does limit it somewhat.
I expect businesses love them.

Just to add, I now use a Netgear wi-fi dongle to go on-line with my Be box, works perfectly.

Edited By: Gixxerman001 on Dec 20, 2010 19:59: sp
#9
Is this available with XP rather than Vista. If so is there an additional cost?
#10
I have gone ahead and ordered one with the above specs but with built in wireless card. Expected delivery date "on or before 6/10/08". Now I will have to shop around for a half-height graphics card that supports Dual-DVI.

Gixxerman - Are you Bangor N.I.? I saw your post on AVforums. Are you thinking about sending the 3450 back?
#11
Is this a better deal than the quad core from tesco? Iwould have thought the one from tesco is better?
#12
vivaki
Is this a better deal than the quad core from tesco? Iwould have thought the one from tesco is better?


If you are referring to http://direct.tesco.com/StockWatch/default.aspx?r=204-0126 I am sure it has been out of stock for some time now...

Alex.
#13
cpandk
Is this available with XP rather than Vista. If so is there an additional cost?

Dell usually gives the option of XP Pro pre-installed on their Business class systems if you choose Vista Business or Ultimate. It costs £10 + VAT on top of the Vista Business/Ultimate but in this case you'd also have to pay the upgrade cost from Home Premium to Business as the Vista Home versions aren't elligble for the XP Pro 'downgrade rights'. So you're looking at £40 + VAT all together.
It's only showing the XP Pro option with Vista Ultimate for this system which is obviously even more expensive but if you phoned Dell you may well get it with Vista Business as well.

The cheaper way to get an XP Pro license is to go for the Vostro 200 mini-tower system as that costs £208 and already comes with Vista Business so the XP Pro downgrade should in theory only cost an extra £10 + Vat.

You don't actually need to get it pre-installed with XP Pro as provided you have Vista Business or Ultimate you are entitled to use XP Pro so you just need to get hold of a compatible Dell XP Pro CD and you can install it yourself.
#14
nifreaky
Gixxerman - Are you Bangor N.I.?

- Very near to Bangor, just a few miles away.

nifreaky
I saw your post on AVforums. Are you thinking about sending the 3450 back?


- The great news is that the 3450 works perfectly. :-D :santa:

I was thinking about using it for retail high def discs (with PowerDVD Ultra) but as it's not essential I won't worry about testing that out for a while - but the DVI > HDMI digital output is a lot of use to me for the TV
(although I do, funnily enough, also have VGA on the telly, which I had completely forgotten about :oops: ).

The sounds not bad straight off the mobo either.

I'm very happy.

I don't think it's a great idea for the latest games (but something a little less 'bleeding edge' ought to be fine) and that 250w PSU is annoying if you want to add stuff (and needing a powered USB hub just to get on-line was a surprise) but nevertheless as an HTPC I couldn't be happier.

...........and, above all, it looks nice in the living room (which is going to please the Mrs no end). :whistling: :thumbsup:
#15
Great deal Mike im sure I spoke to you at Dell before?!! :-D
#16
sandman2ooo
If you are referring to http://direct.tesco.com/StockWatch/default.aspx?r=204-0126 I am sure it has been out of stock for some time now...

Alex.


This only went back out of stock yesterday!!! I have been debating over the Tesco's Quad Core and the recently posted by Mike T Quad Core from Dell. Looks like I waited too long although it does say it will be coming back into stock. Any opinions over which is best, the Tesco Dell or the Dell Dell!!!
#17
Towner
This only went back out of stock yesterday!!! I have been debating over the Tesco's Quad Core and the recently posted by Mike T Quad Core from Dell. Looks like I waited too long although it does say it will be coming back into stock. Any opinions over which is best, the Tesco Dell or the Dell Dell!!!


Personally I would go with the Inspiron (Tesco) as it has slightly better expansion options. Depends what you want or need though; many like the Vostro slimline for their looks in the front room under the nice LCD screen.

Alex.
#18
Anyone know if you can use the following gfx card in this:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243671
#19
sandman2ooo
Personally I would go with the Inspiron (Tesco) as it has slightly better expansion options. Depends what you want or need though; many like the Vostro slimline for their looks in the front room under the nice LCD screen.

Alex.


Thanks Alex, just have to wait for it come back into stock then!!
#20
Anyone know if you can use the following gfx card in this:

Highly unlikely - the case would not be high enough, because it is a slimline. Even if the card fitted you will need to buy a couple of SATA to Molex power adapters because the 8800GT will need an additional power connector.
#21
Could you suggest a decent gfx card that would fit in this case please...good enough to play red alert 3:)

How about this one?
#22
Hi,

About to buy this, does it need the £10 PCI card to pick up wireless connections?

Thanx
1 Like #23
planetdannii
Hi,

About to buy this, does it need the £10 PCI card to pick up wireless connections?

Thanx


Yes you will, I didn't go for the more expensive one and have just check my order status and it is at Phase 5 - Delivery stage!!!

Now I will urgently be looking for a suitable graphics card!!!
#24
I went ahead and ordered a 3450 HD = £37.53 inc delivery from Overclockers.
#25
Hey all, long time lurker first time poster.
Can I get a bit of help with this? I'm not much good when it comes to computers.

I'm looking to get a new base unit as my computer is getting a bit rubbish now. The monitor is pretty new so I don't need a new one of those.
Looking for 2GB RAM, over 2GHZ and 250GB Hard Drive.

Been looking for a few weeks and I haven't found much.
So this deal on Dell I've got:

Vostro™ 200 ST(D09S026)

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7200 (2.53GHz, 1066MHz, 3MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English
2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
16x DVD +/- RW Drive

£187.

I don't know too much about computers.
It's one of the small case ones, is that a good or bad thing?
I can upgrade to 3GB DDR2 for an extra £30, is it doing so?
I'm not sure if the graphics card is any good. The computer's used for playing Football Manager, Sims, Rollercoaster and similar.
The other two offered are:

ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB [add £40.00]
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT 256MB [add £45.00]

And what's the difference between these?

Internal Wireless PCI Card [add £10.00]
Dell 1505 Wireless-N Network PCIe Card [add £35.00]

Any help would be appreciated :)
#26
planetdannii
Hi,

About to buy this, does it need the £10 PCI card to pick up wireless connections?

Thanx


nifreaky
Yes you will, I didn't go for the more expensive one and have just check my order status and it is at Phase 5 - Delivery stage!!!

Now I will urgently be looking for a suitable graphics card!!!


I've ordered one of the from Dell Outlet, anyway i didn't have the wireless pci option so had to do some digging and found these on ebuyer are low-profile:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/103208

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/116619

Hope it helps someone )i've gone for the d link one, hopefully v2 atheros chip one :))
#27
Mine arrived yesterday. Got it set up on one screen with integrated graphics on my 40" Samsung TV via VGA cable. It wouldn't run 1920x1080 so I then threw in the HD3450 and attached it via VGA cable again. I didn't have a spare HDMI cable so I haven't tried the HDMI with Audio yet.

The wireless works great. I have never had much success with wifi in base units but this PCI card is rock solid, so far.

I have also just installed another 80GB SATA drive from my old system as it was the easiest way to transfer all my old files.

I haven't really pushed to to the max yet by gaming etc but I really am pleased with the small size and the quietness compared to my old noisemonster!!! Thanks again to the OP and Gixxerman for the GFX card advice.

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