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Coupon code update on price from garethboyd
Get this for £464.72 using 10% off code BK2CWCGV$9XRS4
Thanks Gareth!

305-D124303 Small Business site - Best price £464.72 Delivered.
Vostro 430 MT (D124303)

Vostro Desktop 430
Intel Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB)
English Genuine Windows 7 Professional (32 BIT)
3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1066MHz DDR3 Single Channel
Drive 500GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT220 (DVI, VGA, HDMI)
Display Not Included
UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard Black
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
No Floppy Drive
1Yr Collect & Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected
1 Year Collect and Return
2 Meter Power Cord - UK
16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive for Win 7
Norton Internet Security 2009 - 15 Month Protection - English
Microsoft Works 9.0 - English
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#1
guys, sorry what is the difference between this and below apart from mcafee instaed of norton, napster offer, 140 gb on hard drive and 1gb of memory please? And obviosly studio case rather than vostro case? and price !

Is the main difference the case?????????

Can anyone tell me which is better value? if valua at all as I was after the new i7 processor!

cheeeeeeers

Dell Studio 8000 desktop base. 2.8Ghz Core i7-860, 4gig, 640GB, 1GB GT220 graphics, dvdrw, Win7 premium. £616 or less delivered
£616.55

305-D00SX802 Home site - Best price £616.55 Delivered.
Studio XPS 8000 (D00SX802)

Intel Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB, L3 Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit- English
4096MB 1067 MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [4x1024]
640GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce(TM) GT220 graphics card
Display Not Included
Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Dell(TM) USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
English - Documentation with UK/Ire Power cord
Free Napster® with 60 Free Songs and 1 year Free Music Streaming
16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write) (Win 7 Only)
McAfee Security Centre 15 Month Protection
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Microsoft Works 9 - English
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1 Like #2
Vostro 430 has eSATA ports. Not sure if Studio has.

Studio are usually better kitted out but in this case (no pun intended) I think the Vostro is better value. You can spec up Vostro to match Studio and still cost less.

Studio used to have HDMI port integrated when using integrated graphics - both of these has the same graphics card so I presume they both have HDMI ports via graphics card or NOT.

Gareth
#3
Just spotted a few more differences;

Vostro has Windows 7 Professional. This allows you to join a MS domain, use XP-Mode, bit-locker options (encryption).

Vostro has 15 month Norton internet protection as opposed to McAfee. Did not rate any these products a few months ago but Norton has improved in latter versions. 2009 can be upgraded freely to 2010 via Norton site. Do not think McAfee can be upgraded freely but would still not rate it anyhow.

One option I would recommend is to protect against hard disk failure. Hard drives are guaranteed to fail by the manufactures (MTF) – just a question of when not if.

640GB (2X320GB) 3.5inch Serial ATA Raid 1 £20 extra

Note this will give you usable space of 320GB, but should improve performance for reading.

So the Vostro is definitely the one to go for in my humble opinion.

g.
#4
garethboyd
Vostro 430 has eSATA ports. Not sure if Studio has.

Studio are usually better kitted out but in this case (no pun intended) I think the Vostro is better value. You can spec up Vostro to match Studio and still cost less.

Studio used to have HDMI port integrated when using integrated graphics - both of these has the same graphics card so I presume they both have HDMI ports via graphics card or NOT.

Gareth


Thanks Gareth, so basically it's the case!
#5
garethboyd
Just spotted a few more differences;

Vostro has Windows 7 Professional. This allows you to join a MS domain, use XP-Mode, bit-locker options (encryption).

Vostro has 15 month Norton internet protection as opposed to McAfee. Did not rate any these products a few months ago but Norton has improved in latter versions. 2009 can be upgraded freely to 2010 via Norton site. Do not think McAfee can be upgraded freely but would still not rate it anyhow.

One option I would recommend is to protect against hard disk failure. Hard drives are guaranteed to fail by the manufactures (MTF) – just a question of when not if.

640GB (2X320GB) 3.5inch Serial ATA Raid 1 £20 extra

excellent thanks :thumbsup:h & r added

Note this will give you usable space of 320GB, but should improve performance for reading.

So the Vostro is definitely the one to go for in my humble opinion.

g.
1 Like #6
Get this for £464.72 using 10% off code BK2CWCGV$9XRS4

Can you update deal Mike?

Think this will add some heat to an already good deal and some rep my way wouldn't go amiss :)

thanks
Gareth
#7
and quidco?
#8
quidco 5% for dell business :)
#9
jsut a question to upgrade the memory would one go for

4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £30.00] ?? would that then leave space for morelater?

3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1066MHz DDR3 Single Channel [Included in Price]
3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £10.00]
4096MB (2x2048) 1066MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £20.00]
4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £30.00]
4096MB (4x1024) 1066MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £30.00]
4096MB (4x1024) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £35.00]

then
640GB (2X320GB) 3.5inch Serial ATA Raid 1 (7200RPM) Hard Drive [add £20.00]

then
Free £75 Google AdWords Voucher add £0.00

discount code subtracts £49 - making a grand total of £516.47

sorry Gareth lookslike your doing all the work here!
1 Like #10
els, that would leave you with 2 slots to put more ram in at a later date.

hard drive will be the cause of a lower performance on a high spec system when rated in Windows 7. I woud buy a vostro with a big drive for storage but get yourself a WD raptop 10K rpm drive to increase driver performance.

im runnig a vstro 420 at work. my performnce ratting is 5.9 which is the HDD which came with the unit(500GB). if I got a better drive next in the list which is graphics is rated at 6.8.
#11
cheers chiners - mor rep added!
#12
For once the Dell memory upgrade prices are competitive. 2x2GB would be a good upgrade and leave 2 memory slots free BUT if you are going to go to 4GB then make sure you choose;

English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64 BIT) add £0.00

as 32bit will only use about 3.3GB.

If you do go for the Raid 1 disk configuration then I would be interested to hear what the windows 7 performance score is, as in theory it can read from both drives at the same time which should improve performance – depends how much the benchmark puts on reads as opposed to writes I suppose too.

10k rpm raptop drives are very good but the newer 7200rpm drives can give it a run for its money, and in raid 1 configuration who knows? Not sure what made are supplied in these Vostros?

Again I would prefer data redundancy hence Raid 1, but if you want you can specify Raid 0 for performance gain for read and writes, but forgo all data redundancy.

For the very best performance you can get a SATA/SAS RAID card which has memory onboard to cache reads/writes and lots more disk configurations – but they are at least £100 a pop and you would have to re-install Windows if you wanted them as boot drives.

Let us know if and what you decide to order.

g.
#13
Agree with 64bit windows 7, I wouldnt bother entertaining 32bit now adays. I HAVE GOT 16 INSTALLS AT WORK ALL ON 64 BIT WITH NO ISSUES. we have gone up from xp 32bit so its not as if Ive previously used 64bit as there was issues with xp & vista.

If you want raid speed, performance & redundancy go for raid 10. this will give 1 & 0 i.e stripped & mirroed disks.

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