Dell Vostro 430 - Core i5 (750), 2gb ddr3 RAM, 320gb HDD, 512mb Nvidia G310 gfx, Win 7 (32 or 64 bit) - includes £50 off and free shipping £410 - HotUKDeals
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This sems to be a very good deal for an Intel Core i5 750 machine (the best power / price processor that Intel do, methinks) . £410 inc vat + delivery. If you add another 2gb of ddr3 RAM takes the price up to £473 - which is still very good. As someone has pointed out previously, Dell's business machines offer way more specication for the money than their home equivalents.

Specs (without any ammenedments are as follows):

Components
English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32 BIT)
Intel® Core i5 -750 (2.66GHz, 8MB)
Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
English Trend Micro Internet Security (15 month subscription)AntiVirus Software
Display Not Included
2048MB (1x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
Graphics : 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® G310* (DVI, VGA,HDMI)
16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive for Win 7
UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard Black
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
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#1
Why is this £100-200 cheaper than other dell models? http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/business/4x_vostro_3500/fs.aspx?refid=4x_vostro_3500&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1 this seems like a decent laptop. What is it missing compared to other home models whicg cost £600?
#2
Three Lions
Why is this £100-200 cheaper than other dell models? http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/business/4x_vostro_3500/fs.aspx?refid=4x_vostro_3500&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1 this seems like a decent laptop. What is it missing compared to other home models whicg cost £600?

Well, the fact it's not a laptop might be a start...
#3
Quids
Well, the fact it's not a laptop might be a start...


:) :-D
banned#4
Good deal apart from the fact that it's a Dell :o)
#5
Not a bad machine, but the CPU is only an I5 you can pick up a I7 Vostro 430 for around 499.

These are great machines and they are very reliable.
#6
This would be a good deal if it was a laptop with these specs but for a desktop it seems pretty average compared to some deals posted lately.
#7
If anyone's thinking of going for this deal, my advice would be to upgrade the CPU to the i7-860 which brings the total price to £480.58 inc VAT and delivery.
If I had some money spare at the moment I would definitely go for that.
#8
paddy.stone
If anyone's thinking of going for this deal, my advice would be to upgrade the CPU to the i7-860 which brings the total price to £480.58 inc VAT and delivery.
If I had some money spare at the moment I would definitely go for that.


The i7 860 with 3gb of RAM was £438 just a month back:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/629942/dell-vostro-430-core-i7-860-quad-co

I'm hoping a similar price comes along any day now...
#9
merkin51
The i7 860 with 3gb of RAM was £438 just a month back:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/629942/dell-vostro-430-core-i7-860-quad-co

I'm hoping a similar price comes along any day now...


me too!

out of interest... how do the i3/5/7 processors compare to a Core 2 Quad (Q8300) ?

thanks in advance :thumbsup:
#10
merkin51;8332308
The i7 860 with 3gb of RAM was £438 just a month back:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/629942/dell-vostro-430-core-i7-860-quad-co

I'm hoping a similar price comes along any day now...


Yep, that is a better spec machine really, especially it having better graphics, an extra GB of RAM (even if lower frequency) and win 7 professional instead of home. hopefully will come round again when I have some spare money :)
#11
Bear in mind that this is the incl of VAT + shipping price. Wasn't a member when the other Dell deal was around but was that ex VAT?

The i7 is certainly a better processoe but the i5 750 is a quad core, hyper-threaded processor and better than the Q8300 by a mile - check out cpu benchmarks on the web.

Watch out for any machines that have a i5 650 as it's only dual core.
#12
harveyadam
Bear in mind that this is the incl of VAT + shipping price. Wasn't a member when the other Dell deal was around but was that ex VAT?

The i7 is certainly a better processoe but the i5 750 is a quad core, hyper-threaded processor and better than the Q8300 by a mile - check out cpu benchmarks on the web.

Watch out for any machines that have a i5 650 as it's only dual core.


no .. with VAT. There was a £90 extra discount code kicking around at the time which made it an awesome deal, but no codes at the moment :cry:

We need MikeT to come up trumps again :thumbsup:
#13
on a prevoius post a few week back i bought a dell i7 860 withe 3gb ram for £457 gfx card was s**t so i put in a nvid 9800 gx2 put the ram up to 6gb plus a new psu it was cheaper this way than to bulid it myself now got a awesome computer
#14
Out of interest, what is the board in these AND in the i7 systems?
#15
Dell use their own designed motherboards, mainly manufactured by foxconn if my memory serves me correctly. It will near definitely be P55 based, but you won't be able to find any overclocking options

got this from last post
#16
knocka;8334609
Dell use their own designed motherboards, mainly manufactured by foxconn if my memory serves me correctly. It will near definitely be P55 based, but you won't be able to find any overclocking options


Well that's going to be terrible news for the 0.001% of potential users who will be thinking of overclocking it.
#17
nihcaj
Well that's going to be terrible news for the 0.001% of potential users who will be thinking of overclocking it.


Perhaps maybe... but in terms of value, the i5 750, fitted with an aftermarket £20 - £30 cooler can easily be overclocked to from it's stock 2.6, to 3.6 or even 4.00+.

These chips are that good and that is where the appeal lies. A 50% performance boost for £20 or £30. Even with the stock cooler, it will run at 3.4 - 3.6.

If overclocking is disabled, then it's not such a good deal.

Intel has it's own built in turbo boost technology that gives 10% - 20% boost when it finds all 4 cores aren't being used..

....

Someone mentioned hyper threading, the i5-750 doesn't feature hyper threading but it's not a great loss.

As for the comparison with an i7. The only benefit the i7 has over the i5 is that it can handle more PCI-E lanes. The i5 can handle x2 GPU set ups (crossfire/sli) fine but if any more are added it has to ration bandwidth to each. The i7 can handle tri or quad crossfire/sli with having to reduce the bandwidth available to each slot. If you aren't planning to run tri or quad xfire/xli, then get an i5.

See here:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gaming-cpu,review-31857-6.html

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The graphics are very poor. The Nvidia G310 will not run the latest games, and will struggle to play some games that are 3 years old, even with this excellent CPU. So do set aside some extra money to buy a decent graphics card, you will need it.

See where the G310 ranks alongside other cards in this link, in the same rank as the geforce 4600/4800:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gaming-graphics-card,review-31807-7.html

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If you aren't intending to play games, then you don't need to spend this much on a PC. The i5/i7 range of CPUs have more power than you will ever use. Save yourself some money and get a cheaper intel dual core intel or AMD based system or even one of the Revo deals. these will give you much better value.

You should only buy this system if you play games and are planning to upgrade the graphics card and add some extra memory.
#18
Also, the graphics card option, the Nvidia GT240 for an extra £120 does not represent good value.

There are much cheaper and faster cards posted as deals on here and can be fitted by easily by a complete novice in 5 minutes without affecting your warranty.

PCs are modular and are designed to receive upgrades. You are allowed to open your PC to add memory, graphics cards, hard drives etc. without it affecting your statutory rights.

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