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Dell Vostro 220 desktop system. 2.8Ghz C2D, 4gig, 320GB, 256meg Graphics, 22" Monitor. £424 or less delivered £424.35

£424.35 @ Dell (Business)
A big price drop on this system for the next 2 days. This system has dropped in price from previous price of £564.06 Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell de… Read More
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[mod] 7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
A big price drop on this system for the next 2 days. This system has dropped in price from previous price of £564.06

Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell deals right through to checkout for final pricing.

305-D052212 Small Business site - Best price £424.35 Delivered.
Dell Vostro 220 (D052212)

Vostro 220 Standard Base Mini Tower Chassis
Intel Core2 Duo E7400 processor (2.80GHz, 1066MHz, 3MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 1, 32-bit - English
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048]
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
256MB ATI® Radeon HD 3450 graphics card
22in E2209W WIDESCREEN Black UK/Irish (1680 x 1050) TCO99 DVI-D
Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio HD
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Norton Internet Security 2009 - 30 Day Trial Protection - English
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite - No Upgrade Selected
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#1
Hot! Hot ! Hot!
#2
Coming up as £399 for me o.O Missing something? (Makes it even hotter)

Oops ex vat and shipping my bad.
#3
Shame can't remove the screen for more of a bargain...
#4
the previous one at £564 was with a Quad core Q8200 2.3GHz processor.
From what I noticed the prices of Dell computers do not change suddenly, but they do change the internal components or the configuration of the model.

Thanks
#5
peterjmay
Hot! Hot ! Hot!

I would wait for Windows 7 though. Probably Microsoft will announce an upgrade program soon.
#6
ordered thanks OP

i was looking at the vostro 220 slim tower deal last week (it had a 500gb hard drive & 3ghz processor, but this is a better value deal) - you just saved me about £100
#7
DragonChris
Coming up as £399 for me o.O Missing something? (Makes it even hotter)

Oops ex vat and shipping my bad.


It is £369.00 ex vat and shipping
1 Like #8
It should be noted tho, that this PC will be absolutly useless for anyone who wants to play any sort of games, cause the graphics card is pretty hopeless. The only reason this system really has a graphics card i suspect, is so dell can do their usual and say "Dedicated Graphics Power", (Cough Cough on the power bit!) and put the price up quite a bit. Dell probably get these cards for about a fiver from ATi.
#9
craigmcintosh_2
It should be noted tho, that this PC will be absolutly useless for anyone who wants to play any sort of games, cause the graphics card is pretty hopeless. The only reason this system really has a graphics card i suspect, is so dell can do their usual and say "Dedicated Graphics Power", (Cough Cough on the power bit!) and put the price up quite a bit. Dell probably get these cards for about a fiver from ATi.


What do you expect when you get so much computer for so little money?

Besides, this system will be more than adequate for about 99% non gamers. If you are a gamer, buy a gaming machine and I can gurantee it'll cost alot more than this! The graphics card on this isn't bad if you don't play games. Infact its pretty good will run Vista with all the bells and whistle and play HD movies perfectly.
#10
Tommy2
I would wait for Windows 7 though. Probably Microsoft will announce an upgrade program soon.


That starts sometime in June, not sure of the exact date.
4 Likes #11
craigmcintosh_2;5245338
It should be noted tho, that this PC will be absolutly useless for anyone who wants to play any sort of games, cause the graphics card is pretty hopeless. The only reason this system really has a graphics card i suspect, is so dell can do their usual and say "Dedicated Graphics Power", (Cough Cough on the power bit!) and put the price up quite a bit. Dell probably get these cards for about a fiver from ATi.

Is this not a bit like pointing out that it would be absolutely useless as a toaster? :whistling:
Gamers will know its not a gaming machine - which would cost significantly more i would add.
Great machine for price - even if i cant use it as a toaster. Voted hot.
#12
even if its not a gaming machine now.. pretty easy to thru a gfx card in it and turn it into one
#13
Very nice bit of kit. I'd be all over it if it had Windows 7 -which I've been using and love :-D

I'm hoping they're going to have a free upgrade announcement before the Summer.
#14
pgilc1
Is this not a bit like pointing out that it would be absolutely useless as a toaster? :whistling:
Gamers will know its not a gaming machine - which would cost significantly more i would add.
Great machine for price - even if i cant use it as a toaster. Voted hot.


rep given for that
made me laugh haha
#15
don't suppose this computer is powerful enough to play empire total war?
#16
elmo61
even if its not a gaming machine now.. pretty easy to thru a gfx card in it and turn it into one


LOL, sorry but even with a top end card in this it's still a pretty poor spec for a games rig. :thumbsup:

craigmcintosh_2
It should be noted tho, that this PC will be absolutly useless for anyone who wants to play any sort of games, cause the graphics card is pretty hopeless. The only reason this system really has a graphics card i suspect, is so dell can do their usual and say "Dedicated Graphics Power", (Cough Cough on the power bit!) and put the price up quite a bit. Dell probably get these cards for about a fiver from ATi.


This clearly isn't for gamers. You get what you pay for and you can't expect anything close to a decent games rig from Dell and for < £500.

Hell for <£500 from Dell you can't even expect anything approaching a decent computer :thumbsup: LOL
#17
megalomaniac

Hell for <£500 from Dell you can't even expect anything approaching a decent computer :thumbsup: LOL


i remember the days when i was into PC gaming, it was crazy the amount i was willing to spend to get a 10% performance increase and for the same money as a graphics card i could have gotten myself a console + games package - with the exception of strategy games i don't see the point of the PC as a gaming platform
#18
godsakes
i remember the days when i was into PC gaming, it was crazy the amount i was willing to spend to get a 10% performance increase and for the same money as a graphics card i could have gotten myself a console + games package - with the exception of strategy games i don't see the point of the PC as a gaming platform


No argument here, consoles FTW :thumbsup:
#19
Great find, unfortunately I ordered one for work last week and I don't think I can cancel as it was ordered for business.
#20
jonmat
Great find, unfortunately I ordered one for work last week and I don't think I can cancel as it was ordered for business.


i would have thouht you could cancel (or return the PC when you get it within 7 days)

i'm considering ringing up to upgrade the graphics card on the one i just orded to the ATI 3650

on a side note does anyone know if you can upgrade a graphics card on a vista computer? (or does vista lock you out, or force you buy another copy?)
#21
A friend asked me to recommend a system a few days ago and I went for this:
Final price before quidco is 431. Although the screen is a little smaller, isn't this a better deal by having quad core? It hasn't been ordered yet... Am I missing something?

Inspiron™ 530 DT(D055002) Qty 1
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Q8200 Processor (2.33GHz, 4MB cache, 1333MHz FSB), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 32-bit - English Unit Price Incl. VAT £529.00
Save £50 (Inc Vat) until 27/05/2009
Expires 27 May 2009 View Details
- £50.00
Catalog Number: 20211 D055002
Module Description Show Details
Base Intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Q8200 Processor (2.33GHz, 4MB cache, 1333MHz FSB)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 32-bit - English
Memory 3072MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024 + 2x512]
Keyboard Dell Multimedia USB Keyboard Black - UK/Irish
Monitor 18.5in S1909WN Widescreen Black UK/Irish (1366 x 768)
Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
Hard Drive 500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Mouse Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Modem No Modem
Optical Devices DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Speakers No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Shipping Documents English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference D055002
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
Standard Warranty 1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Protect your new PC No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English
Order Information Inspiron Desktop Order Uk
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Support
Online Backup DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order
#22
Windows 7 free upgrade program info:
Acer's UK MD let slip that Windows 7 was going to be available October 23rd and that anyone purchasing Vista 30 days before that would get a free upgrade:
http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/31538/Acer-exec-lets-slip-Windows-7-release-date

Also, Dell have said Windows 7 will be more expensive than XP and Vista were at launch:
http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/31641/Dell-blows-whistle-on-Windows-7-pricing
#23
Tommy2
I would wait for Windows 7 though. Probably Microsoft will announce an upgrade program soon.


If the leap from Vista to Win7 is as good as the leap from XP to Vista, I'd get it now and avoid the hassle. In fact, if it were possible, I'd get it last year before Vista (I see that XP is an option, but at a price!)
Also, does it not have an on-board wireless adaptor? WiFi seems to be extra (which also means one less available slot)
#24
JamFace202
.... Also, Dell have said Windows 7 will be more expensive than XP and Vista were at launch:
http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/31641/Dell-blows-whistle-on-Windows-7-pricing


Well, there's a surprise.
#25
Hot. Just bought it for £424.34 + quidco (note, minus 1p for remove norton anti virus trial fail) :D

gonna sell the monitor on and get a better graphics card. modest upgrade from a 3 year old sony vaio c series laptop with a broken screen. was full of loss.
#26
I'm afraid we'll have to wait for official info on 'free' upgrades. Microsoft will do their utmost to supress the info of course for obvious reasons but sellers will be shouting it as soon as they can.
#27
OK, I am looking for good, not expensive Quad-Core desktop under 399 any ideas?
#28
Oxygene
OK, I am looking for good, not expensive Quad-Core desktop under 399 any ideas?


For desktop use product: 161641

For game use product: 159381

From our favorite banned supplier.:thumbsup:
banned#29
I've been looking around for a new desktop pc bit of a newb when trying to find what i need, just the tower needed really that runs window vista home premium! only use it for t'internet,downloading, burning odd cd & dvd's!

Would i be best buying a refurb from pcworld or currys??

any help guys would be great
#30
jonmat
Great find, unfortunately I ordered one for work last week and I don't think I can cancel as it was ordered for business.

You can cancel but you cannot return it under DSR as they do not apply to business orders.
#31
s1m0nc
Shame can't remove the screen for more of a bargain...


can you not call dell CS and ask for the screen to be removed ?
#32
great price, however, i will never buy dell again.

Bought a dell mini 2 months ago, the wifi has never worked and has given up completely. Tried ringing dell, i've even emailed them 5 times and never get a respond.

If anyone knows where i need to send my mini9 back to let me know. I am now in the process of taking dell through the small claims court for failure of their product.

Dell customer service stinks.:x
#33
It should be noted tho, that this PC will be absolutly useless for anyone who wants to play any sort of games, cause the graphics card is pretty hopeless.

It wouldn't cost much (about £60) to rip out the 3450 and stick in a 4670 which will run near silent and won't need any additional power connector. I have a Vostro 220 with an E5200 processor with one of these in and I play games like Day of Defeat Source on a 1650x1080 22" screen at near full settings with no problems at all.
For people who aren't really into gaming this PC is a fabulous little deal. Heat added!
#34
does anyone know if the new ATI Radeon HD 4770 graphics card will work on this? (given it's only got a 300w PSU)
#35
Does Vista Business come with Windows Media Centre?

I want to use WMC for the TV functionality and I can't see an option for Vista Home Premium (as it's a business deal I guess!).
#36
coleaj;5252809
Does Vista Business come with Windows Media Centre?

I want to use WMC for the TV functionality and I can't see an option for Vista Home Premium (as it's a business deal I guess!).

Short answer is no, long answer is here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx

Edit: UK version: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/n/choose.mspx
#37
I got a Vostro 220s (slim tower) for sale.
#38
coleaj
Does Vista Business come with Windows Media Centre?

I want to use WMC for the TV functionality and I can't see an option for Vista Home Premium (as it's a business deal I guess!).


if you can't you might want to read about XBMC

http://xbmc.org/home/

i have it installed on my old xbox it is amazing, plays every file format i've ever tried and will even download plot info from IMDB
#39
I won't use it, but if anyone can make their order up to £499 (with accessories etc) then I recieved a 10% off code which expires 20th May 3FKGVM$6D$Z0SZ
#40
Please could someone look at my earlier post in this thread and let me know why I shouldn't go for that instead? Cheers :thumbsup:

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