Dell Vostro 200ST - Core2Duo E7200 2.53Ghz, 3Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD - £266.73 - HotUKDeals
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Intel® Core2 Duo Processor E7200 (2.53GHz, 1066MHz, 3MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English
Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
No 17" Wide Monitor
3072MB 800MHz (2x1024 + 2x512) Memory
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Keyboard & Mouse

E-Value code 305-D10S026

Seems a good deal with a good processor, 3gb ram.
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#1
Looks good for non 3D work
#2
Not working for me....We're sorry, but we are unable to process your request. The e-value code you entered is either incorrect, not eligible on the Dell Home & Home Office website, or has expired
#3
nice price, so very tempted
#5
can this accomodate another cd drive?
#6
Its under the small and medium business section.

Wajj2004, See below for specs of the bays :

Chassis
250 Watt DC Power Supply
3.5" Bays: 3 bays (two internal, one external)
5.25" Bays: 1 bays
Memory DIMM slots: 4 available
[mod]#7
I have fixed the go to deal button, the poster had it pointing at Dell home site and its a Dell Small business deal. Remember this is a slim case and wont take full sized graphics cards.
#8
Any ideas about PCI-E slots?!
#9
Expansion Slots
PCI: 2 Slots
PCIe x1: 1 Slot
PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slot

Although all slots are half height.
#10
What kind of games would that graphics card handle?
#11
odriscoll
What kind of games would that graphics card handle?


frogger and jet set willy :thumbsup:
#12
Good spec for the price :)

It would handle older and mostly 2D games well.
#13
Wow, great price. Heat added.
#14
odriscoll
What kind of games would that graphics card handle?


If you could afford another £55-ish you could add an 8800GT which would give a considerable graphics boost for not alot of dosh (not from Dell I must add but have a look around, they come up). Otherwise yeah, the inbuilt ones will do very little 3d work on DX9 and DX10 games. Old games however you may get something out of. 360 it aint.
1 Like #15
As an aside too, you could consider using this as a base for a hackintosh, being intel chip and chipset based. Bear in mind OSX isn't free, you'd need a licence!

Here's an example of OSX on a Vostro 200
#16
Hi,

I'm not interested in games but do need to edit quite a bit of video. Is this spec OK or would I be better off with the Quad machine posted by Mike earlier at about £330?

Thanks
Flix
#17
gunark
If you could afford another £55-ish you could add an 8800GT which would give a considerable graphics boost for not alot of dosh (not from Dell I must add but have a look around, they come up). Otherwise yeah, the inbuilt ones will do very little 3d work on DX9 and DX10 games. Old games however you may get something out of. 360 it aint.


need a power supply upgrade as well though
#18
elflembo;3158707
need a power supply upgrade as well though


Might need one you mean. I would expect the PSU in this to run an 8800GT. It's not a big ask...

Unless you've already tried, of course! ;)
#19
gunark
If you could afford another £55-ish you could add an 8800GT which would give a considerable graphics boost for not alot of dosh (not from Dell I must add but have a look around, they come up). Otherwise yeah, the inbuilt ones will do very little 3d work on DX9 and DX10 games. Old games however you may get something out of. 360 it aint.


I may be wrong but I thought these PC's only took half height cards. Are there any low profile 8800 cards? Asking from position of concerned ignorance.
#20
wizball
I may be wrong but I thought these PC's only took half height cards. Are there any low profile 8800 cards? Asking from position of concerned ignorance.


i bought my card from [url]www.videocardshop.co.uk[/url] and it was mega cheap, and quality item :thumbsup:
#21
PoisonJam
Might need one you mean. I would expect the PSU in this to run an 8800GT. It's not a big ask...

Unless you've already tried, of course! ;)


I agree it may work however it would impersonate a light aircraft!
Dell power supplies are usually underrated (More powerful than rated) though so could be wrong
#22
elflembo;3158866
I agree it may work however it would impersonate a light aircraft!
Dell power supplies are usually underrated (More powerful than rated) though so could be wrong


Do they offer any decent cards as an upgrade option? If they do it's likely it does as it would be more hassle for them to swap a PSU so they probably use the same one for all upgrades, I'd imagine...
[mod]#23
In post #8 I said this is a slim case and will not take full sized graphics cards...I just said it again ;-)

Spec is here http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&id=vostrodt_200st&l=en&s=bsd
#24
PoisonJam
Good spec for the price :)

It would handle older and mostly 2D games well.


No, it's actually better than that. A LOT better.

Example here.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDqf9RIA94
#25
MikeT;3158997
In post #8 I said this is a slim case and will not take full sized graphics cards...I just said it again ;-)


Oops. Just getting off to bed and only had time to read the last post!
#26
Wicked Lester;3159015
No, it's actually better than that. A LOT better.

Example here.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDqf9RIA94


I'd expect it to run more modern games reasonably well but I'm not placing any guarantees ;-) Especially not regarding settings and a high-res monitor.
#27
Has to have a proper half-height card for upgrade but otherwise a pretty sweet base chassis.
#28
I have a Vostro 200s. I got mine from Dell outlet, same spec except for the processor cos i got the e4600 not this superior e7200. But i only paid about £180 inc VAT and delivery.

Anyway onto my experiences with it. I got this to replace my Dimention E520 as i have finished university and only need a PC for browsing hotukdeals :-) (not joking). I just wanted to hook it up to my Philips 32" TV but man that is easier said than done.

I initially wanted to use a VGA to component cable as both my HDMI's are used by ps3 and philips divx player. Long story short vga cable doesn't work didn't work, so now gonna buy a graphics card - simply for the DVI (got a spare dvi to hdmi cable lyin around). Gonna get the 8400 silent off ebuyer (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145832) and now on the look for an adapter as these are low profile pci slots.

Anyone wanting to add wi-fi look at http://www.ebuyer.com/product/103208 that's the one i got. it included the adapter to make it low profile.
#29
Also my dimention was quiter even full of all that dust than this brand new Vostro 200s

And also mine was just 2gb of Ram
#30
So I wouldn't be able to connect my xbox via VGA?
#31
kobirulali
Also my dimention was quiter even full of all that dust than this brand new Vostro 200s


I find they start up with loads of noise but very quickly calm down to very little. I guess the fan is load dependent. I can hear the Sony laptop's fan in the next room more than I can hear the Vostro after the first 2 seconds.
#32
odriscoll
So I wouldn't be able to connect my xbox via VGA?


I'm guessing you mean you have a philips tv as well? No mine doesn't have vga in fact most philips don't have it.

goodgrr
I find they start up with loads of noise but very quickly calm down to very little. I guess the fan is load dependent. I can hear the Sony laptop's fan in the next room more than I can hear the Vostro after the first 2 seconds.


Well this vostro makes loads of noise on every startup and them quietens down. The dimension only did that whirl round if you disconnected the mins or power cable. Once strated etc, the vostro is defo louder. But them again the dimension was soooo quiet it was like it wasn't switced on
#33
dudes you can get an msi 8600gt LOW PROFILE CARD from ebuyer £43.95 plus del mine arrives today along with my vostro 200 ST the reviews on ebuyer are pretty much all thats around ,spent las few days looking and think this fastest LOW PROFILE:-D card you can get sorry cant post actual link as using ps3 to post

p.s looking over web it seems quite coming 4 posters to miss Ops asking for LOW PROFILE CARDS and post links 4 standard height ones instead
#34
odriscoll;3158254
What kind of games would that graphics card handle?

Got my young lad Dell Vostro curteousy of Mike-T's post a few months back ........Celeron processor.....2 gig ram 120gig HD....windows vista basic....hes over the moon with it ....loads net seemlessly over wireless router ...very fast and QUIET......i put Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 on it for him as hes into that ....and said this will probably not work (as no dedicated onboard graphics card ....just integrated) .....aand it runs smooth as anything at 1024x768 .....Hope that helps out a bit.....but to Reiterate it deffo runs it no probs.......Hondo.
#35
rail massive
frogger and jet set willy :thumbsup:


:w00t::w00t::w00t:


gd price though:thumbsup:
#36
Great price, very intersting and tempting!
Can someone answer this question for me.
Is it possible to use the Vostro as a base to build a media centre? For example, can I buy a low profile graphics card with HDMI and connnect it to a HDTV.
#37
i got my vostro 200 connected to my 40" sony lcd, just bought a Dvi to Hdmi cable.:thumbsup:
i only got a radeon x1300, so very bottom end,lol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/aberboy0/DSC00030.jpg
#38
Thanks for the feedback welsh_andy, and for the photo too!
So it's possible, nice one!

Cheers
#39
hey can i order this even though i dont have a business?
[mod] 1 Like #40
choco12345;3169696
hey can i order this even though i dont have a business?


Yes Dell dont care. Just be sure to put your own name when it asks for a business name and "home" when asked where its to be used.

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