Extra value desktop celeron e3400 2.6ghz 1gb ram 500gb HD windows 7 £180.01 @ ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Thought i'd post this as a decent value desktop (£179.99), with the added bonus of being able to include windows 7 home premium for just 2 pence (£71.34 discount)

I haven't bought it yet but wanted to gauge opinions + suggestions on better offers for a desktop under £200 with OS?

Intel Celeron E3400 2.6GHz
1GB RAM
500GB HDD
DVD Writer
No Operating System (but add windows 7 for 2 pence by clicking on 'special offers')
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3 Likes #1
celeron. 1gb...no thanks
1 Like #2
peterjmay
celeron. 1gb...no thanks

Suggest something better for under £200?

Edited By: Chet on Dec 29, 2010 12:23
#3
Processor
•Intel Celeron Dual Core E3400 2.6Ghz,
•1MB Cache
Memory
•1GB DDR2 RAM
•Expandable to 8GB
•2 x DIMM (1 populated)
Hard Drive
•500GB SATA II
Optical Drive
•Super multi DVDRW
Software
•Operating System: None
Display
•Monitor Not Included
Input Devices
•No Keyboard or Mouse
Networking
•Network Interface: 10/100
Dimensions
•Depth 450 mm
•Width 180 mm
•Height 360 mm
Interfaces
•1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
•1 x PS/2 keyboard port
•1 x PS/2 mouse port
•1 x Serial port
•6 x USB 2.0 ports
•1 x RJ45 LAN port
•1 x VGA port
Warranty
•1 Year Manufacturer Warranty





Damn it, I paid an extra £20 just 2 months ago and with no OS. Not that that wasa problem.

Hot from me.
1 Like #4
peterjmay
celeron. 1gb...no thanks


you've personally run the E3400? what could you not do with it?

imo great system for the price, heat, just swap out the RAM for 2x2GB or something!
#5
Yes it is - I'm on mine now (with added memory) I was wrong - this is £40 less than I paid :(
1 Like #6
The processor is rated "high mid range" on http://www.cpubenchmark.net with a score of 1,657 so it is quite good, although I wouldn't want a big machine like this with that and 1GB RAM to be honest. Even the little Acer Revos have 2GB RAM and they are much smaller, quieter and more power efficient (albeit no optical drive) for the same price: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225755
1 Like #7
Arguably, it's not ideal. You can buy something considerably more powerful on the second-hand market, and you could probably pick up a laptop, second-hand or otherwise that's more powerful than this at around the same price point. That said, I'd take this over that Atom Revo deal that's currently at about 8bn degrees, so voting hot.
4 Likes #8
peterjmay
celeron. 1gb...no thanks

So, do you leave a negative comment on every article on hotukdeals that you don't want?

This is a fair deal if you looking for something to mostly browse the web with.
Remember your browsing is mainly to do with how fast your connection is!
If I had the choice between an i7 machine with 6gig of ram & dial-up, or this machine with cable broadband, I would take this system every time.
Cheers ;o)
3 Likes #9
Very cheap system if you sell on the windows 7 bundle. 1gb ram is fine for Linux. E3xxx series processors offer very good performance for your buck.
#10
If you're not a gamer (in which case just add to it) and like others have said, this is great for browsing etc... and is as quiet as a mouse.
#11
Pigbristle

This is a fair deal if you looking for something to mostly browse the web with.


My mobile phone will browse the web faster than this 'deal' if it has W7 on it X)
#12
peterjmay
celeron. 1gb...no thanks


Yawn..
1 Like #13
peterjmay
celeron. 1gb...no thanks


Nothing wrong with this for £180. Ideal office machine for very little money.
Thanks OP. Hot from me.
#14
Pigbristle
peterjmay
celeron. 1gb...no thanks


So, do you leave a negative comment on every article on hotukdeals that you don't want?

This is a fair deal if you looking for something to mostly browse the web with.
Remember your browsing is mainly to do with how fast your connection is!
If I had the choice between an i7 machine with 6gig of ram & dial-up, or this machine with cable broadband, I would take this system every time.
Cheers ;o)


nope id be here all day commenting on articles otherwise
#15
There are people who have PC's just to browse the internet, and not do anything productive on it? That makes me sad.

Even my grandad plays frickin' games on his Laptop.
2 Likes #16
Shouldn't be voting based on your opinion of the product, merely on the price... Hot.
3 Likes #17
darkstryder360
There are people who have PC's just to browse the internet, and not do anything productive on it? That makes me sad.

Even my grandad plays frickin' games on his Laptop.


All depends what you class as productive! :)
#18
GAVINLEWISHUKD
darkstryder360
There are people who have PC's just to browse the internet, and not do anything productive on it? That makes me sad.

Even my grandad plays frickin' games on his Laptop.


All depends what you class as productive! :)


I was using the example of games from someone elses post about people who dont game.

I use 3DS max, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, however, which was in relation to the first line.
1 Like #19
I purchased 4 x zoostorm PC's from ebuyer last week at £209.00 each, they had 3.06ghz core2duo's, 2 gb ddr2 ram, and 1TB hard drives (no operating systems), seems like they have put a load of old crap in there and charged you £100 for windows 7!!! Not a good deal at all in my opinion.
1 Like #20
darkstryder360
There are people who have PC's just to browse the internet, and not do anything productive on it? That makes me sad.

Even my grandad plays frickin' games on his Laptop.


Highly productive.
#21
Inactive
darkstryder360
There are people who have PC's just to browse the internet, and not do anything productive on it? That makes me sad.

Even my grandad plays frickin' games on his Laptop.


Highly productive.


Nice one. Not read my post 5 minutes before you?
1 Like #22
peterjmay
Pigbristle
peterjmay
celeron. 1gb...no thanks
So, do you leave a negative comment on every article on hotukdeals that you don't want?This is a fair deal if you looking for something to mostly browse the web with.Remember your browsing is mainly to do with how fast your connection is!If I had the choice between an i7 machine with 6gig of ram & dial-up, or this machine with cable broadband, I would take this system every time.Cheers ;o)
nope id be here all day commenting on articles otherwise

Peter, again can you suggest a better alternative at a similar price? You obviously know of a better deal but seem to be keeping it to yourself. Surely you're not one of those people who offer problems and criticism only and no solutions?
1 Like #23
always amuses me how the computer deals cause the most amount of friction...fan boy nerds eh? X)
#24
no i dont know of a better deal, i only look at computers with good specs

i vote hot for this anyway
banned#25
If you want something under £200 just get http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-revo-r3610-desktop-179-/838354

This computer is just rubbish, you can get tons better but i really cant be botherd to search.

Build it yourself and you can get massivley better.

Edited By: Reser on Dec 29, 2010 13:30
#26
Cold from me, all you get is Windows 7 OEM with this PC.

And trust me, you don't want to bind it to this system :|
1 Like #27
Good price, I can transfer the RAM and HDD from my old PC and this will be perfect for me, it has a very respectable 1,657 CPU Benchmark score. Heated!

EDIT: I don't see what people are complaining about, this is a good basic unit with all you need for a great price and you get W7 thrown in, even if you spent £20 more on RAM it would still be a great price. Find a computer/parts of this spec for this price or shut the hell up.

Edited By: Longman240 on Dec 29, 2010 13:46
3 Likes #28
Reser
If you want something under £200 just get http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-revo-r3610-desktop-179-/838354

This computer is just rubbish, you can get tons better but i really cant be botherd to search.

Build it yourself and you can get massivley better
.




Always the fun part. As windows 7 is going to cost you at least £65. Built me a system that will perform better for £115?

Edited By: GAVINLEWISHUKD on Dec 29, 2010 13:44
#29
Reser
If you want something under £200 just gethttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-revo-r3610-desktop-179-/838354This computer is just rubbish, you can get tons better but i really cant be botherd to search.Build it yourself and you can get massivley better.

The revos better than this? CPU benchmarks the revos muchhh slower. The revo has 2gb ram which seems to be the only specification advantage of the revo over this (but revo does look asthetically awesome compared to this) I'll give it some thought....

I dont know how to build computers so thats not an option for me :(. Even if I could get someone to build it for me, it would cost c.£70 to buy windows and i'd surely struggle to buy all the componants for under £110? And thats assuming they'd build it for me for free. Assume they'd charge £30, which would mean i'd need to buy all the componants for £80 :s

Edited By: Chet on Dec 29, 2010 13:45
#30
This would a good starter for someone whos look to upgrade a cheap computer. HOT
#31
I bought this as a present for my Dad a month or so ago. It's perfect for him as he just browses, sends the odd email and uses Skype. I had to source Windows 7 separately though so this is a bargain.
2 Likes #32
Windows Server 2008 free from Dreamspark - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-full-microsoft-products-for-st/311074

Microsoft Security Essentials 2 - http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/microsoft-security-essentials-2-rel/829979

Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org/

And there you go, a sub-£200 system that beats your choice to death. (shop around and you can probably save further £20 or so)

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4554/systemp.png

All you need to build a PC is manuals which are included with all components. And a screwdriver. Can you use it?
#33
^We're not after a free OS though are we? You get W7 with this hence it's such a good deal, factor windows 7 into that and the price difference gets bigger. Also your components are still more expensive than this PC on it's own.

Although fair play to you for compiling the list and that processor blows the Celeron out of the water and of course there's more RAM.
#34
Beorg
Windows Server 2008 free from Dreamspark - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-full-microsoft-products-for-st/311074

Microsoft Security Essentials 2 - http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/microsoft-security-essentials-2-rel/829979

Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org/

And there you go, a sub-£200 system that beats your choice to death. (shop around and you can probably save further £20 or so)

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4554/systemp.png

All you need to build a PC is manuals which are included with all components. And a screwdriver. Can you use it?


Yes that is a better system but essentially costing 50% more!
#35
Longman240
^We're not after a free OS though are we? You get W7 with this hence it's such a good deal, factor windows 7 into that and the price difference gets bigger. Also your components are still more expensive than this PC on it's own.

Although fair play to you for compiling the list and that processor blows the Celeron out of the water and of course there's more RAM.


Oh, right. Obviously you need an expensive OS to browse the web. facepalm.jpg

Not only you get a free OS from Dreamspark that is based on the same architecture as Windows 7 (surprise much?), my system has a PSU that will actually withstand some reasonable load and won't damage any components when the worst comes to it, it has an integrated graphics card that will actually be able to playback HD content and play some older games, a better soundcard, CPU with 3 cores that are vastly more efficient and higher clocked, newer architecture and upgradeable motherboard that will take much more powerful CPUs if needed, back to CPU, it does unlock to 4 cores and/or L3 cache to make it Phenom II with the right motherboard, 2GB RAM that work in dual-channel (double the bandwidth), a computer case that is easy to load with components, a known-brand HDD, etc.

I know what I'm getting with mine, not sure if you know what their system offers.
#36
Beorg
All you need to build a PC is manuals which are included with all components. And a screwdriver. Can you use it?


You may not value your time, but I do. Rather have something off the shelf at this price.

Also your system does not have Windows 7, so how is it comparable?
#37
Any advice please (I know there are some quite tech savvy people who read these) ....

I need a PC to use for heavy home business use but I also want to use it as a media player and stream content to my TV via the Xbox. Would probably like to use XBMC as the media player, I have around 1.5TB of fils etc so will either want to transfer this to the PC or plug in the two external hard drives they currently sit on. Was looking at the Dell Studio 710, some good deals on at the moment, there is also this Value PC at eBuyer I was looking at which got posted recently http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/extra-value-gaming-desktop-pc-intel/822857 I'm not a big gamer on the PC so requirement is mostly for business and media streaming & editing. All suggestions (polite!) welcome. Thanks
#38
Longman240
^We're not after a free OS though are we? You get W7 with this hence it's such a good deal, factor windows 7 into that and the price difference gets bigger. Also your components are still more expensive than this PC on it's own.

Although fair play to you for compiling the list and that processor blows the Celeron out of the water and of course there's more RAM.


The system essentially costs £20 more, you'd have to figure out how to get a free copy of Windows Server 2008 and take your time to set it up as a workstation.


bigsky
Beorg
All you need to build a PC is manuals which are included with all components. And a screwdriver. Can you use it?


You may not value your time, but I do. Rather have something off the shelf at this price.

Also your system does not have Windows 7, so how is it comparable?


I do value my time therefore I would never buy a crap PC that would take my hard earned money that I spent a lot of time to work for.

It is comparable as Windows Server 2008 does everything that Win 7 does and my system beats that crappy PC any time, hands down.

If you do indeed have more money than time, why don't you look for something more expensive that doesn't take any time to assemble? Apple has some decent offerings for not so much money, arguably.
#39
£169.44 with free delivery in there ebay shop but no option to purchase windows 7.
#40
Beorg
Longman240
^We're not after a free OS though are we? You get W7 with this hence it's such a good deal, factor windows 7 into that and the price difference gets bigger. Also your components are still more expensive than this PC on it's own.

Although fair play to you for compiling the list and that processor blows the Celeron out of the water and of course there's more RAM.


Oh, right. Obviously you need an expensive OS to browse the web. facepalm.jpg

Not only you get a free OS from Dreamspark that is based on the same architecture as Windows 7 (surprise much?), my system has a PSU that will actually withstand some reasonable load and won't damage any components when the worst comes to it, it has an integrated graphics card that will actually be able to playback HD content and play some older games, a better soundcard, CPU with 3 cores that are vastly more efficient and higher clocked, newer architecture and upgradeable motherboard that will take much more powerful CPUs if needed, back to CPU, it does unlock to 4 cores and/or L3 cache to make it Phenom II with the right motherboard, 2GB RAM that work in dual-channel (double the bandwidth), a computer case that is easy to load with components, a known-brand HDD, etc.

I know what I'm getting with mine, not sure if you know what their system offers.


As long as you're a student you can get the stuff free from Dreamspark. You could say that that's easy to get around, although it definitely could be a hassle for plenty of people. So really on a technicality you espousing using a free OS that is only available to students to argue that you can make the system for that price. What you should say is that for students you can make it cheaper. You can of course use other free operating systems. Also the X3 isn't guaranteed to unlock. However it's still a reasonable CPU for the price.

Whilst it's admirable that you encourage people to build their own systems, many won't have a clue and won't want to try, the system in this deal is reasonable, although I would prefer 2GB ram instead of the 1GB. For many users any dual core cpu and 2GB ram, Windows 7, and onboard gfx 1080p/flash capable is all they need and that's what I recommend to many users, of course taking in to account what they will use it for. I'd say it works for 95% of the users I deal with.





Edited By: fishmaster on Dec 29, 2010 15:16: .

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