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Don't expect these will be the most amazing computers, but ideal if you fancied dabbling with Linux or you just want a wee e-mail machine or one for the downloads!

Cheapest one has the following spec:

CPU / Processor: Intel Celeron D331 2.66GHz
Hard Drive Size: 80GB Hard Drive
RAM / Memory Size: 256 MB DDR
Optical Drive(s): DVD-RW
Video(s): Integrated
Network: LAN 10/100
Audio / Sound: Integrated

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11:1 Card Reader, Keyboard, Mouse
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#1
More computers at a good price from them: http://www.ukdvdr.co.uk/shop/PC-Base-Units-c-360.html

Just got an e-mail!
#2
Upgrade the ram and would work fine as an internet comp.
#3
deathtrap3000
Upgrade the ram and would work fine as an internet comp.

+1 :thumbsup:
#4
deathtrap3000
Upgrade the ram and would work fine as an internet comp.


Ah, good call, memory is duck cheap just now.
#5
and upgrade the processor to a dual core for under 50
#6
while you are on, a new case, and a motherboard would be good
#7
a graphics card and 500gb hdd for under 40 would be nice too
#8
A bit expensive for the poor processor and ram.
#9
Comes with Windows XP Home installed which must be worth £50
#10
Good deal, but can usually pick up used P4 units for around £50 second hand
#11
zaheer2003;2631502
Good deal, but can usually pick up used P4 units for around £50 second hand
With XP? From where please?
#12
OP take no notice, some of them computers are just idea for my younger kids to have in there room & play games an go on the internet etc,
#13
Looks like a good price for a basic system.

What do you guys reckon to the Dell Vostro Dual Core 1.8 Ghz PC With 3-Year ONSITE Warranty Windows Vista for £248.88.
Good deal or not?
#14
stamfordblue
Looks like a good price for a basic system.

What do you guys reckon to the Dell Vostro Dual Core 1.8 Ghz PC With 3-Year ONSITE Warranty Windows Vista for £248.88.
Good deal or not?


possibly
#15
stamfordblue
Looks like a good price for a basic system.

What do you guys reckon to the Dell Vostro Dual Core 1.8 Ghz PC With 3-Year ONSITE Warranty Windows Vista for £248.88.
Good deal or not?


Quite good, but i'd rather build my own PC that would come cheaper than the Dell Vostro.
#16
kinstray
You guys are taking the mick


Just saying that if you add those extra components it could be a Media PC.
#17
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pc_tech86;2632683
Quite good, but i'd rather build my own PC that would come cheaper than the Dell Vostro.


How did I know someone would say that?
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]Some time ago, this WAS true, and I was one of those doing just that. I don't now, it just does NOT work out any more (I get fed up saying that)[/SIZE]
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Right... New kit, same spec, with same OS, including delivery.... [/SIZE][SIZE=3]go ahead, we are all ears.
To be fair, the home build will not compare with the Dell for warranty, so it would be a better comparison for BOTH to be 1 year warranty, [/SIZE][SIZE=3]as usually only HDs are warranted for more than 1 year[/SIZE]; as such the Dell will be cheaper than the prioce quoted.
#18
bingsy;2631269
Comes with Windows XP Home installed which must be worth £50


A very good point.

I think most people after an entry machine like this would rather buy a whole package that comes with a monitor, keyboard and mouse (or just buy a cheap laptop) these days. Unless they're upgrading a very old PC and already have these parts. Such people are unlikely to go in and upgrade the RAM, either, so it would probably be a better rounded machine had it come with 512MB or even 1GB RAM and cost a little more.

I think people may be suspicious that kinstray is associated with UKDVDR. Just my hunch that that's what people are thinking.
#19
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PoisonJam;2632774

I think people may be suspicious that kinstray is associated with UKDVDR. Just my hunch that that's what people are thinking.



Hadn't crossed my mind, it is the fact that I have thrown better into the bin, and have a FAR better PC sitting on my kitchen table still awaiting breaking up! Only a typewriter would be slower ;-)
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#20
Anyone thinking of buying and upgrading the memory should bear in mind this seems to take DDR, not DDR2 - DDR is a bit more expensive: £10-£11 for 512mb at play.com, £17-18 for 1GB (if this motherboard will take1Gb modules).
#21
nihcaj
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How did I know someone would say that?
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]Some time ago, this WAS true, and I was one of those doing just that. I don't now, it just does NOT work out any more (I get fed up saying that)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]
Right... New kit, same spec, with same OS, including delivery.... [/SIZE][SIZE=3]go ahead, we are all ears.
To be fair, the home build will not compare with the Dell for warranty, so it would be a better comparison for BOTH to be 1 year warranty, [/SIZE][SIZE=3]as usually only HDs are warranted for more than 1 year[/SIZE]; as such the Dell will be cheaper than the prioce quoted.


Have to agree here, used to build loads of machines, now it's cheaper just buying them off the self!

It's not too bad if you already have a few components lying around but starting from scratch and buying everything you struggle to compete.
#22
If your thinking of buying memory try crucial they have great service, pretty cheap, good quality and their sit will help you find the right memory.
#23
There are a couple of good pc deals here too, I think possibly better??

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/221379/cheap-entry-level-pc-s-with-xp-lice
#24
coollittlew;2632913
If your thinking of buying memory try crucial they have great service, pretty cheap, good quality and their sit will help you find the right memory.
Can agree with everything except the 'cheap' bit for DDR memory.

As Fatal Swan mentions, Play are probably the cheapest for this type at the moment, barring secondhand stuff off eBay.
#25
nihcaj
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How did I know someone would say that?
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]Some time ago, this WAS true, and I was one of those doing just that. I don't now, it just does NOT work out any more (I get fed up saying that)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]
Right... New kit, same spec, with same OS, including delivery.... [/SIZE][SIZE=3]go ahead, we are all ears.
To be fair, the home build will not compare with the Dell for warranty, so it would be a better comparison for BOTH to be 1 year warranty, [/SIZE][SIZE=3]as usually only HDs are warranted for more than 1 year[/SIZE]; as such the Dell will be cheaper than the prioce quoted.


My motherboard has a 3 year warranty and so does my hard drive my ram has a lifetime guarantee, my kids pc cost less than 100 to build with all new components, no its not an ultra fast pc but 2 gig of ram and a 3800 amd athlon 64 is a lot better than most, if you cant build a half decent pc for less than 200 you dont know what your doing. Too many people think you need to buy more than you actually do.

But back on track the original posters deal is very good for a second machine or add some hard drives to it and use it as a server. Voted hot
#26
jonohanson
There are a couple of good pc deals here too, I think possibly better??

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/221379/cheap-entry-level-pc-s-with-xp-lice


Agreed - better deals. Give this warm still tho, as I'm sure someone would find it useful.
#27
Bargain, if you only need a basic machine for emails and word processing. Voted hot.
#28
[SIZE="3"]I don't expect anyone to actually answer this as the answer might be incriminating :whistling: but are any of these folks who are suggesting they can build a new machine (as opposed to a replacement machine where they are planning to transfer the operating system) including the price of a legal copy of MS XP Home for less than the 100 quid that this box costs??

My guess would be not and, if that is the case, then we are attempting to compare apples with pears!!!:roll:[/SIZE]
#29
i have a pc iqon and it is a great system and has a western digital hard drive which is very stable brilliant for the price and very reliable.
#30
maybe they, you know, don't actually want to run WinXP! if its for a server or internet machine, linux would be a better choice anyway and free. you only need XP if its for gaming, and no one will be doing that on this spec.
#31
i didnt i based it around the other poster who answered about the POS dell vostro.

As i said good deal
#32
cibarious
[SIZE="3"]I don't expect anyone to actually answer this as the answer might be incriminating :whistling: but are any of these folks who are suggesting they can build a new machine (as opposed to a replacement machine where they are planning to transfer the operating system) including the price of a legal copy of MS XP Home for less than the 100 quid that this box costs??

My guess would be not and, if that is the case, then we are attempting to compare apples with pears!!!:roll:[/SIZE]


You can buy Windows XP? :?

:w00t::w00t:
#33
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jackwooly
You can buy Windows XP? :?

:w00t::w00t:


According to my mate Google Shopping you can :whistling:
http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=windows+xp+home&oe=utf-8&price1=43.00&price2=53.00&brand=microsoft&scoring=r
:thumbsup:[/SIZE]
#34
I usually find the most attractive part of these deals is the price..

When you actual compare what you could get for not a great deal of extra money - you would be well advised to pay the higher price for a sugnificantly better machine.

I also used to build PC's for myself and friends but these days it really doesn't make sense financially if keeping everything legit.
#35
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gtd65;2633741
I usually find the most attractive part of these deals is the price..

When you actual compare what you could get for not a great deal of extra money - you would be well advised to pay the higher price for a sugnificantly better machine.


Dead right.

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#36
jackwooly
You can buy Windows XP? :?

I think it must be the same people who buy broken cars or something. For free windows is a bargain. Paying for it is funnee.. ;>
#37
Quick Scout on Ebuyer, going for cheap as chips components, and this is what you get...

Abit NFM2S-V nvidia 6100 Socket AM2 onboard VGA 5.1 channel audio mATX Motherboard £26.18
EV 4-in-1 Black Combo Case/PSU/Keyboard/Mouse Pack £18.99
AMD Sempron LE-1150 SKT AM2 2 GHz L2 256 KB Energy Efficient 45w Retail Boxed Processor £17.34
Maxtor STM3160215AS 160GB SATAII 7200RPM 2MB Cache - OEM £23.49
OCZ 2GB KIT (2X1GB) DDR2 533MHz/PC2-4200 MEMORY CL4(4-4-4-12) Dual Channel Kit LIFETIME WARRANTY £26.62
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium -SP1- Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 32-bit - English £58.90
Cart total ex vat: £171.52

Probably forgotten some important component. Dell Vostro 200 can be had for extra £16 (albeit with Vista Business). Personally, for the sake of £16 I would get someone else to do all the work.
#38
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wizball;2635923
Quick Scout on Ebuyer, going for cheap as chips components, and this is what you get...

Abit NFM2S-V nvidia 6100 Socket AM2 onboard VGA 5.1 channel audio mATX Motherboard £26.18
EV 4-in-1 Black Combo Case/PSU/Keyboard/Mouse Pack £18.99
AMD Sempron LE-1150 SKT AM2 2 GHz L2 256 KB Energy Efficient 45w Retail Boxed Processor £17.34
Maxtor STM3160215AS 160GB SATAII 7200RPM 2MB Cache - OEM £23.49
OCZ 2GB KIT (2X1GB) DDR2 533MHz/PC2-4200 MEMORY CL4(4-4-4-12) Dual Channel Kit LIFETIME WARRANTY £26.62
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium -SP1- Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 32-bit - English £58.90
Cart total ex vat: £171.52

Probably forgotten some important component. Dell Vostro 200 can be had for extra £16 (albeit with Vista Business). Personally, for the sake of £16 I would get someone else to do all the work.


Come on! You are doing all the work for him.... we KNOW it is cheaper to buy Dell (whatever you think of them), but at least let the one arguing against it do the work! ;-)

So, I am not having a go at you, just pointing out you are being too kind in the comparison! :-)

See: you are not comparing like with like either - you are comparing a Sempron with the Dell which has a Dual core pentium (NOT a Celeron); the Dell RAM is 667Mhz DDR2 (I bought 2Gb to put in mine yesterday and paid 29 quid less Quidco!); the HD is only 2Mb cache, while the Dell is 8Mb, so likely to be faster in practice; you show no DVD ROM drive; - even though your example is not up to spec .... I think it would still be very hard to beat the £199.82 the Dell site shows INCLUDING the VAT (actually that was with BOTH XP & Vista options)... your example is PLUS vat, ie it is £201.54

Odds on it would be no slower arriving, and of course working out of the box!

I actually sometimes WISH it was still cheaper to DIY, as it always provided a challenge to do the design, sourcing and build, but as interesting as that is, I am not daft enough to waste my time, as well as my money.
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#39
nihcaj

Come on! You are doing all the work for him.... we KNOW it is cheaper to buy Dell (whatever you think of them), but at least let the one arguing against it do the work! ;-)

OK, I was bored. It won't happen again... :thumbsup:
nihcaj

I actually sometimes WISH it was still cheaper to DIY, as it always provided a challenge to do the design, sourcing and build, but as interesting as that is, I am not daft enough to waste my time, as well as my money.

Couldn't have put it better myself. Used to always do home build, but not worth it now for anything other than specialised setup.
#40
nihcaj
[SIZE=3]

How did I know someone would say that?
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]Some time ago, this WAS true, and I was one of those doing just that. I don't now, it just does NOT work out any more (I get fed up saying that)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]
Right... New kit, same spec, with same OS, including delivery.... [/SIZE][SIZE=3]go ahead, we are all ears.
To be fair, the home build will not compare with the Dell for warranty, so it would be a better comparison for BOTH to be 1 year warranty, [/SIZE][SIZE=3]as usually only HDs are warranted for more than 1 year[/SIZE]; as such the Dell will be cheaper than the prioce quoted.


Do YOU really need to type in a larger font? Does it make you feel BIGGER?

Your just another Dell Fanboy please. I personally dislike Dell's because of their poor customer services (from experiences in the past). Im not here to have an arguement with you, i just wasn't happy with your response.

Anyways, i was just saying that i rather build my own PC than buy a Dell as i have an interest in building and modifying PC's. I have built many PC's before and i can build ones that are cheaper than Dell with same or better specs (I don't need to prove myself by listing the price of each components here, real PC modders will know).

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