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Remove this for the above price: Dell 19" Silver Wide Flat Panel (SE198WFP) - UK/Irish

Select 5000+ cpu for free upgrade or 5600+ for just £19.99

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305-D125107 (Home) - £248.99.00 Delivered
AMD® Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 SE graphics
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
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#1
Mike.

I note that if you compare this with :

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1173370

To get this to the same speck as the one that expied a couple of weeks ago will cost an extra £100. I really don't think that there are any good Dell desktop deals around at the moment.

Chris
[mod]#2
BIG price drop on this overnight so looks a lot nicer now.
#3
MikeT
BIG price drop on this overnight so looks a lot nicer now.



Not too bad....can change to 5000+ X2 with live technology (whatever that is) and add an 8600GT to make it £329.00.....Not bad for a upper -mid spec gaming rig
#4
Even better buy the 8600GT elsewhere for around £60...rather than £80+VAT from Dell (e.g. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126974 (£60+del. - currently free!) or http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126985 (nice slient 8600GT) (£65+del. - currently free!)

Excellent price for this one Mike cheers.
#5
nice find...well spotted
#6
is it black edition 5000+
#7
Agreed, no really hot dell deals at the moment and I have the credit card waiting.
#8
Is the power supply good enough to support the ATi Radeon 3850 and will it fit in the case?
#9
u can buy the parts cheaper than that and built it yrself, plus the onboard graphics is ****, you would need to spend around £150 and get yrself a 8800gt
#10
Any discount codes about ?
#11
Looks pretty good to me, you might be able to build it cheaper, but would it be so significantly cheaper thats it worth the hassle, have you also included the cost of Vista in that?

Just checked out the AMD site (normally an Intel Man) and I plumping for the 5600+ its got 2MB L2 cache, whereas the others are just 1MB unless you get a 5200+ Black, but good luck to anyone who wants to phone india and find out :)

Anyone know the difference between the Standard and Live processors they look the same to me...
#12
Dear Folks

Thank you. Just got the AMd 5600, 320Gig HD with Vista Premium for £300.

ANDREW
#13
I noticed that the option to install XP seems to have vanished from the DELL website (I need it for work, as I use SSLVPN and we don't support Vista yet) - will they allow me to downgrade to XP?

Thanks
#14
Is this Dell deal not on. I saw it here the other day. This is the link

http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1244859

23-11-2007, 21:34 #1
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It has limited computers but free delivery and 95quid off

Chris
banned#15
fuzzynavel
Not too bad....can change to 5000+ X2 with live technology (whatever that is) and add an 8600GT to make it £329.00.....Not bad for a upper -mid spec gaming rig


low-mid range. will play most stuff with detail reduced though.
#16
vibeone
low-mid range. will play most stuff with detail reduced though.



Agreed....I was thinking 8800GT when I typed 8600GT....now if they offered the 8800GT in there for a decent price than that would be much better
#17
MikeT

Yes this is now a much better deal.

I will ask something here that I have also asked in the Intel system as this seems to be getting a lot more readers & I need a quick reply. It might not be the same answer as that for Intel as they are obviously different motherboards.

I am considering buying this in its basic integrated graphics form with the intention of upgrading the graphics myself. I have 2 questions

1. Do Dell change the motherboard supplied if you opt for a graphics upgrade or do all these computers have integrated graphics which are just turned off if you buy a graphics card upgrade?

2. Does a Dell supplied graphics upgrade also give you a power supply upgrade or will the basic power supply cope with any graphics card that they offer as an upgrade?

Chris
#18
KiNG
u can buy the parts cheaper than that and built it yrself, plus the onboard graphics is ****, you would need to spend around £150 and get yrself a 8800gt


err, how do you do that?

Where from do you get the parts to make it cheaper than dell?
[mod]#19
Chris52
MikeT

Yes this is now a much better deal.

I will ask something here that I have also asked in the Intel system as this seems to be getting a lot more readers & I need a quick reply. It might not be the same answer as that for Intel as they are obviously different motherboards.

I am considering buying this in its basic integrated graphics form with the intention of upgrading the graphics myself. I have 2 questions

1. Do Dell change the motherboard supplied if you opt for a graphics upgrade or do all these computers have integrated graphics which are just turned off if you buy a graphics card upgrade?

2. Does a Dell supplied graphics upgrade also give you a power supply upgrade or will the basic power supply cope with any graphics card that they offer as an upgrade?

Chris

Same motherboard as with a graphics card and yes it will have the same psu so will be ok with anything they offered.
#20
Agreed there are no real bargain basement deals on Dell at the moment, maybe they have a full order book? Anyway, I was desperate to get my parents a machine for Christmas so thought i'd order early just in case.

After going through the regular dell offer sites (dmx, wizmark) found nothing so went straight to the dell website. Played around with multiple entry points/links and different configurations. Finally settled on this

Inspiron 530

E4500 Core 2 Duo Processor 2.20GHz, 800Mhz FSB, 2MB cache
Memory Dual Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 667MHz DDR2
Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Video Card 256MB nVidia GeForce 8600GT
FP/BL - UK/Irish Wide Flat Panel E228WFP 22" (TCO99) Value (DVI-D) Black
.. and the usual trimmings

Came to ~£600 including VAT delivered. Wasn't happy with that so rang up the call centre. Chap there knocked it down to £525 (and he wouldn't budge from that) so i took it.

Now 525 is no steal but i think it is a great price for the spec. I mean the screen alone Dell try and flog for £300. It's probably a bit overkill for my parents considering they just use it for the internet but hey, wanted to give vista a fighting chance ;-) Also, i reckon you would struggle to build a pc with this spec for cheaper than that.
#21
I fiddled around with the spec that was originally posted, added 24" TFT, processor upgrade to 5600+ and 2 x 320GB RAID1 hard disks, to get the PC price above £600. Then I applied the 10% off coupon. Total price after discount is £604, and of course there's 5% quidco. That seems pretty good to me for a system including a 24" TFT. I'll need to spend around £70 for a graphics card.

Or would I be better off starting with a different deal, rather than upgrading this one to the Nth degree? Any thoughts, please?
#22
Hi,

MikeT can you tell if this is a bonafide Dell offer.

http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1244859

It was posted here a few days ago and Dell offering £95 pounds off certain computers and free delivery.

All I want in a basic desktop for my parents that has email, surfing and some phto editing.

Any cheap ideas welcome (below £350).

Christmans present for the parents.

many thanks chris
#23
MontyBrewster
Agreed there are no real bargain basement deals on Dell at the moment, maybe they have a full order book? Anyway, I was desperate to get my parents a machine for Christmas so thought i'd order early just in case.

After going through the regular dell offer sites (dmx, wizmark) found nothing so went straight to the dell website. Played around with multiple entry points/links and different configurations. Finally settled on this

Inspiron 530

E4500 Core 2 Duo Processor 2.20GHz, 800Mhz FSB, 2MB cache
Memory Dual Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 667MHz DDR2
Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Video Card 256MB nVidia GeForce 8600GT
FP/BL - UK/Irish Wide Flat Panel E228WFP 22" (TCO99) Value (DVI-D) Black
.. and the usual trimmings

Came to ~£600 including VAT delivered. Wasn't happy with that so rang up the call centre. Chap there knocked it down to £525 (and he wouldn't budge from that) so i took it.

;-) Now 525 is no steal but i think it is a great price for the spec. I mean the screen alone Dell try and flog for £300. It's probably a bit overkill for my parents considering they just use it for the internet but hey, wanted to give vista a fighting chance Also, i reckon you would struggle to build a pc with this spec for cheaper than that.



you got a good deal there me thinks.... (especially considering the size of the lcd)
#24
GDB2222
I fiddled around with the spec that was originally posted, added 24" TFT, processor upgrade to 5600+ and 2 x 320GB RAID1 hard disks, to get the PC price above £600. Then I applied the 10% off coupon. Total price after discount is £604, and of course there's 5% quidco. That seems pretty good to me for a system including a 24" TFT. I'll need to spend around £70 for a graphics card.

Or would I be better off starting with a different deal, rather than upgrading this one to the Nth degree? Any thoughts, please?



I've been in a similar dilemma before, I played around a bit and found that the deal prices were almost always cheaper than adding options. But your problem, if you want a machine quick, is that there’s not many deals out of dell these days…



you got to make a decision as to how quick you want the system
#25
GDB2222
I fiddled around with the spec that was originally posted, added 24" TFT, processor upgrade to 5600+ and 2 x 320GB RAID1 hard disks, to get the PC price above £600. Then I applied the 10% off coupon. Total price after discount is £604, and of course there's 5% quidco. That seems pretty good to me for a system including a 24" TFT. I'll need to spend around £70 for a graphics card.

Or would I be better off starting with a different deal, rather than upgrading this one to the Nth degree? Any thoughts, please?


What's the 10% code please ? :thumbsup:
#26
GDB2222
I fiddled around with the spec that was originally posted, added 24" TFT, processor upgrade to 5600+ and 2 x 320GB RAID1 hard disks, to get the PC price above £600. Then I applied the 10% off coupon. Total price after discount is £604, and of course there's 5% quidco. That seems pretty good to me for a system including a 24" TFT. I'll need to spend around £70 for a graphics card.

Or would I be better off starting with a different deal, rather than upgrading this one to the Nth degree? Any thoughts, please?



Isn't the 10% discount for Dell Outlet only?
[mod]#27
chris goodwin
Hi,

MikeT can you tell if this is a bonafide Dell offer.

http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1244859

It was posted here a few days ago and Dell offering £95 pounds off certain computers and free delivery.

All I want in a basic desktop for my parents that has email, surfing and some phto editing.

Any cheap ideas welcome (below £350).

Christmans present for the parents.

many thanks chris


That offer is for the dell outlet (refurbished machines) only. Not for the Dell home or small business kit.
[mod]#28
DirtySanchez
What's the 10% code please ? :thumbsup:

Look in the voucher section under dell and you will find it there.

Its for home and sb sites but no Vostro's allowed and you need to have the minimum spend of the voucher for it to be used.
#29
Dude1971
I noticed that the option to install XP seems to have vanished from the DELL website (I need it for work, as I use SSLVPN and we don't support Vista yet) - will they allow me to downgrade to XP?
I looked into this yesterday and I’m confident that Vista Business & Ultimate can be downgraded to XP Pro. You need an XP Pro SP2 disc to do this and you have to phone MS at the point where you activate the install. Some large PCs companies even ship an XP Pro disc with their PCs that have Vista pre-installed and they are BIOS locked so they don’t need activating.
If you have one of the Vista Home versions I think you are out of luck.

It seems as if you can revert back to Vista in the future if you require that which provides a safety net.
#30
I ordered one of these yesterday for £248.99 inc vat and shipping, with an AMD 5600+ processor. I just got an email explaining that one of the parts required is missing, so I either upgrade the part or my order will be cancelled.

The funny thing is that the missing part is Windows Vista Home Basic, the upgraded part is Windows Vista Home Premium which I have to pay another £20 for!

I rang customer services to ask them if this is serious and the guy gave the funniest response ever. Apparently, the actual problem is not that the part is unavailable but unfortunately, the operating system is not compatible with the processor!!

According to Dell, I have to pay the £20 to get the Premium version which is then compatible with the processor. How much of a con is this?
#31
Also, £60 shipping ?????????????


WTF !!!!!!
#32
No the shipping is free on the one I ordered.
#33
jimbobaggins
No the shipping is free on the one I ordered.


Which one was that then ?
#34
KiNG
u can buy the parts cheaper than that and built it yrself, plus the onboard graphics is ****, you would need to spend around £150 and get yrself a 8800gt


So add in your personal time, the hassle of making sure all the components work together, the operating system and you're no where near this price.
#35
jimbobaggins
I ordered one of these yesterday for £248.99 inc vat and shipping, with an AMD 5600+ processor. I just got an email explaining that one of the parts required is missing, so I either upgrade the part or my order will be cancelled.
The funny thing is that the missing part is Windows Vista Home Basic, the upgraded part is Windows Vista Home Premium which I have to pay another £20 for!
I rang customer services to ask them if this is serious and the guy gave the funniest response ever. Apparently, the actual problem is not that the part is unavailable but unfortunately, the operating system is not compatible with the processor!!
According to Dell, I have to pay the £20 to get the Premium version which is then compatible with the processor. How much of a con is this?

It could be that it is supposed to support AMD Live or whatever AMD’s equivalent to Intel’s ViiV is and that requires the Media Player interface which Home Basic lacks.
#36
So who holds the reponsibility for the mistake in the spec I ordered. Surely they should be offering an alternative FOC?
#37
Anyone know how to get past the 60 quid postage ?
#38
it says including vat and shipping next to the price
#39
I guess that is the easiest way to avoid the shipping... its already included.:oops:
#40
jimbobaggins
I guess that is the easiest way to avoid the shipping... its already included.:oops:


i meant on other configurations smarty pants lol

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