Gateway 2.8GHz Dual Core PC [1GB RAM, 200GB HD, DVD±RW] + 19" TFT - £399 delivered ! - HotUKDeals
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Gateway 2.8GHz Dual Core PC [1GB RAM, 200GB HD, DVD±RW] + 19" TFT - £399 delivered @ Play.com !

Go via Quidco for 2% cashback. Includes Premium multimedia keyboard, USB optical 2-button wheel mouse, USB amplified stereo speakers.

Description : This fantastic bundle comprises the V7 L19WA 19" Flat Panel Widescreen Monitor and the Gateway GT5052b Dual-Core Desktop PC. Gateway GT5052b Dual-Core Desktop PC can handle multiple applications, watch live TV and create more with the system designed to perform well under pressure. Plus, Gateway's exclusive BTX design will keep your system cool and efficient.

Features : Intel® Pentium® D Processor 820 featuring dual-core processing (2.80GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 x 1MB L2 cache) | Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 | 1024MB dual-channel DDR2 memory (2 × 512MB) | 200GB Serial ATA (7200rpm, 8MB cache) | 16x multiformat dual-layer DVD±RW drive (up to 8.5GB with dual-layer media)| 9-in-1 media card reader | NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300LE with TurboCache Supporting 256MB (64MB shared) | Intel® PRO 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet (RJ-45 port) | 7 USB 2.0 (2 in front, 1 in media manager, 4 in back), 3 IEEE 1394 (2 in front, 1 in back), VGA external connector, serial port, parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 7 audio ports (2 in front, 5 in back), SPDIF
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#1
Nice find Edi - very tempted to get this nicely spec'd PC for myself..
#2
Great find and great spec - looked on eBay for a price comparison but no one seems to sell these - sorely tempted but just bought a dell a few weeks back - grrr
#3
Thats a Pentium not a Core Duo.
#4
egg
Thats a Pentium not a Core Duo.


Got to love marketing... 'tis a dual core D820 - but very respectable spec...
and before people forget QUIDCO for play is 2% so you get £8 back

I had noticed that tesco is doing the GT05054 version (which i think is the same spec but the HD is 250gb rather than the GT5052's 200mb) as a base unit for £399 http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-5485.aspx
quite frankly i'd want a 19"tft for the price of an extra 50gb of HD space :whistling:
#5
egg
Thats a Pentium not a Core Duo.


The "Pentium D" is Intel's older 90nm and is a Dual core processor

"Core 2 Duo" are the newer 65nm Dual core's from Intel.

"Core Duo" was designed for use in Laptops and this is not the chip used in this computer.
#6
So, is this deal worth throwing £399 at? I mean, are there better/similar deals out there? Or is the the mutts nuts? I need a new PC and so im considering my options very carefully. I wont be using it for gaming (although i may be tempted to the odd one) it will be used soley as an entertainment center (running Photoshop, Music/Media players, Azureus, internet, films etc. etc.) so its gonna get a hammering, will it cope?

Any help is much appreciated :)

EDIT: its £100 less without the monitor, would this be a better option?
#7
I cant see the option to buy it less the monitor.
#8
fu510n
So, is this deal worth throwing £399 at? I mean, are there better/similar deals out there? Or is the the mutts nuts? I need a new PC and so im considering my options very carefully. I wont be using it for gaming (although i may be tempted to the odd one) it will be used soley as an entertainment center (running Photoshop, Music/Media players, Azureus, internet, films etc. etc.) so its gonna get a hammering, will it cope?

Any help is much appreciated :)

EDIT: its £100 less without the monitor, would this be a better option?


There are a few of the Dell deals at the moment for a slightly higher price but with core 2 duo processors. If its for multi media use the fastest processor possible will help speed editing/transcoding/multitasking up.
#9
fu510n
So, is this deal worth throwing £399 at? I mean, are there better/similar deals out there? Or is the the mutts nuts? I need a new PC and so im considering my options very carefully. I wont be using it for gaming (although i may be tempted to the odd one) it will be used soley as an entertainment center (running Photoshop, Music/Media players, Azureus, internet, films etc. etc.) so its gonna get a hammering, will it cope?

Any help is much appreciated :)

EDIT: its £100 less without the monitor, would this be a better option?


Well not unless you have something to watch it on, lol. :thumbsup:

I would personally go with the Dell MikeT posted earlier in the week, or wait another couple of hours as he will be doing is weekly Dell round up very soon and I am 100% certain he will find something better than this for around £440ish.

Still not a bad machine for the price. But I would personally spend the extra £50 or so and get a core 2 processor.

Here you go but be extra quick:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52310
#10
makda
("Core Duo" does not exist)


I'm not very up on computers but I'm sure I have seen Core Duo advertised and Intel http://www.intel.com/products/processor/coreduo/ and Wikipedia have some stuff on Core Duo and also Core Solo and Core 2. Although people with more knowledge than me can correct me if I'm mistaken.
#11
You could also try calling Dell and ask them to match the spec of this PC..
I remember reading in this forum that you can actually haggle with Dell over the phone..
My advice would be to print off the spec here (which seems excellent) and see what Dell can offer...
Worth a shot!
1 Like #12
Core Duo does exist. Unfortunately this system does not have a Core Duo processor - it has an older Pentium D dual core processor - slower, comsuming more power and producing more heat than the newer Core Duos and Core 2 Duos.

It's not a bad deal for the price, but it's very naughty of them to advertise it as a "Duo Core" which will just confuse people
#13
poppy10
Core Duo does exist. Unfortunately this system does not have a Core Duo processor - it has an older Pentium D dual core processor - slower, comsuming more power and producing more heat than the newer Core Duos and Core 2 Duos.

It's not a bad deal for the price, but it's very naughty of them to advertise it as a "Duo Core" which will just confuse people


Thanks for the clear explanation, things like this certainly confuse me.
#14
Yeah thanks for that Poppy - was seriously thinking of ordering this morning...
#15
The Core Duo was a laptop only processor release.

The Core 2 Duo is the one you want to be aiming for to be honest.
#16
Yes EDI could you change the description please to Pentium D Dual Core, as it may confuse some people having the 'duo' in there. The core Duo and Core 2 Duo are much more superior in task management and heat output.

I have voted cold as for around the same price you can get a fully fledged Core 2 Duo with decent specs from Dell or smaller retailers.

Also note you are paying £400 for a new PC that has the old operating system (Windows XP MCE)

The specs aren't great and I would advise against this purchase.

Ian
#17
That's interesting. I thought Gateway stopped selling PC's in the UK a few years ago.
#18
They're still around in the UK. Not doing that well, but they were sold till recently by DSG (PC World, Currys, Dixons) and Comet seems to be still selling them.
#19
poppy10
Core Duo does exist. Unfortunately this system does not have a Core Duo processor - it has an older Pentium D dual core processor - slower, comsuming more power and producing more heat than the newer Core Duos and Core 2 Duos.

It's not a bad deal for the price, but it's very naughty of them to advertise it as a "Duo Core" which will just confuse people


it is a dual core machine isn`t it, surely you must be picking fault where you don`t need to.
#20
I stand corrected - "Core Duo" does exist.

sim11, it matters whether it is the older Dual Core or the new one - difference in raw performance between the two would be noticable for CPU intensive application. (Core 2 Duo will perform better )

Also the newer chips draws less lower to give the same performance (its performance/watt is higher ).
#21
Has been going between number 1 and number 2 on the top sellers list on play for a few days now.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/GENNA/653/860/-/3308825/Gateway_GT5052b_Dual_Core_Desktop_PC/Product.html?searchtype=genre

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