Mesh Home Desktop PC, AMD Athlon LE 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Card Reader, Ubuntu Linux - £199.98 Delivered @ ebuyer.com - HotUKDeals
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Mesh Home Desktop PC, AMD Athlon LE 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Card Reader, Ubuntu Linux - £199.98 Delivered @ ebuyer.com

£199.98 @ Ebuyer
Exactly as it says above! My friend brought one and absolutely LOVES it!! We both thought it was an amazing deal for less than £200 :) I couldn't find it on here so I'm presuming this isn't a repos… Read More
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8y, 2w agoFound 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Exactly as it says above! My friend brought one and absolutely LOVES it!! We both thought it was an amazing deal for less than £200 :)

I couldn't find it on here so I'm presuming this isn't a repost :)
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#1
Looks like a good deal - nothing wrong with Ubuntu. Ideal for someone new to computing who has not used Windows/Microsoft software before and has an uncluttered start.
#2
Seems the AMD LE 1660 is a single core CPU.

You can buy the CPU for around £30 so I assume it is fairly low spec.

Would that be a problem if you wanted to put Vista on this box?
#3
very decentish PC. More than most people need for a bargin.

As for vista, ram is more of an issue which it has enough of. Processor should be allright on vista.
#4
Don't often vote cold, but IMO the eBuyer value one is a better deal. Throw Ubuntu on yourself and you have a much faster machine (The CPU in this is uber-budget) for the same money.
#5
stanglish
Don't often vote cold, but IMO the eBuyer value one is a better deal. Throw Ubuntu on yourself and you have a much faster machine (The CPU in this is uber-budget) for the same money.


I can't comment on the other PC deal as I've not seen it, but just so people know, installing Ubuntu is really easy.
#6
stanglish
Don't often vote cold, but IMO the eBuyer value one is a better deal. Throw Ubuntu on yourself and you have a much faster machine (The CPU in this is uber-budget) for the same money.


It's not that bad but the machine I assume you are referring to

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164667

Does have a much better processor admittedly. However it is not branded and mesh tend to make decent enough computers. The Mesh one also looks a bit better and should come with some support as well.

If it was for me, I would probably buy the ebuyer value one but I certainly can see a case for buying the preloaded ubuntu one for the brand and likely better support for those who are less technically able. Besides if you are just checking your e-mail you don;t need the extra processing power anyway, especially on ubuntu.
#7
I used to have some faith in Mesh James, but after seeing the innards of one of their machines a few months ago I would say profit margins are being squeezed and the eBuyer one will be built to no worse a standard.

Also you get a KB & Mouse with the other deal.

I guess it comes down to the capability of the person you are buying for, and their brand preference. This is still a decent enough deal as you say, but for the majority of people, the eBuyer presents better value.
#8
im backing the ebuyer value one too
#9
It's a fairly low spec machine and cheap.

I can't vote it hot because Mesh are an abysmal company to deal with.
#10
wtf?

People would chose a named brand (mesh- who use the same supplier of the components) over a vastly superior processor?


Lawl.
#11
stanglish
I used to have some faith in Mesh James, but after seeing the innards of one of their machines a few months ago I would say profit margins are being squeezed and the eBuyer one will be built to no worse a standard.

Also you get a KB & Mouse with the other deal.

I guess it comes down to the capability of the person you are buying for, and their brand preference. This is still a decent enough deal as you say, but for the majority of people, the eBuyer presents better value.


Good point on the mouse & keyboard, also if I am honest my opinion on mesh is about 2 years old I have not dealt with them for a while.

However at least mesh have a tech support department

http://www.meshcomputers.com/technical/contact.asp

I doubt the ebuyer machine has any since it doesn't even come with an operating system.
#12
l33t-krew
wtf?

People would chose a named brand (mesh- who use the same supplier of the components) over a vastly superior processor?


Lawl.


I wouldn't no, but my mother might.
#13
Cold from me. Out of curiosity I checked to see what it was worth in terms of parts, and it came to £176. That figure could probably be squeezed down to £150 or lower by anyone willing to spend more than ten seconds finding each part. It's not a bad machine or anything, but it's just slow, relatively overpriced, and you don't get that much bang for your buck. The eBuyer deal with the Intel chip is much, much better imo. Just think of the extra longevity that sytem's CPU will give your purchase. I think that well justifies the extra expense.

Oh, and there's a reason that Mesh are dying and eBuyer have become one of Britain's biggest IT suppliers. If you're brand oriented, I know which company I'd go for.
#14
Amusing that despite all the comments saying this isn't a hot deal, people see the price for a computer on the front page and vote it hot without a second's thought.
#15
Well, in fairness it's not a cold deal. If you just browse the web and word process a letter once a month it'll do the job just fine.
#16
uuummm think i'd pick this one for the purpose of a bit of word processing,browsing and email etc for 2 reasons
1. the extra support from mesh if ebuyer can't sort it
2. asrock/asus mainboard vs foxconn in the other
#17
FishAndChronic
Amusing that despite all the comments saying this isn't a hot deal, people see the price for a computer on the front page and vote it hot without a second's thought.


That's kinda the point though isn't it. It is a usable, ready to go PC for £200, care to post a cheaper one?
#18
PR1
Well, in fairness it's not a cold deal. If you just browse the web and word process a letter once a month it'll do the job just fine.


PC's from 5 years ago could do web browsing and word processing. Yes this probably won't do the most strenious of tasks but I've no doubt it would do most things just fine especially with a 500gb HD and 4gb RAM.

Plus you get a DVD-RW and a card reader so you have got pretty much everything you need to do most tasks!

IMO this is excellent value for money and has more than enough power even as an upgrade to an ageing PC that you might own :)

75% of people don't need a quad core processor with 8gb RAM and 2TB of storage so for them it's absolute perfect, HOT from me!
#19
I'd spend the extra £20 and get the dual core one, it's going to be far faster and given the Athlons tend to be fairly power hungry I doubt it'll draw more power.
#20
bobdylan
PC's from 5 years ago could do web browsing and word processing. Yes this probably won't do the most strenious of tasks but I've no doubt it would do most things just fine especially with a 500gb HD and 4gb RAM.

Plus you get a DVD-RW and a card reader so you have got pretty much everything you need to do most tasks!

IMO this is excellent value for money and has more than enough power even as an upgrade to an ageing PC that you might own :)

75% of people don't need a quad core processor with 8gb RAM and 2TB of storage so for them it's absolute perfect, HOT from me!


Indeed, but an extra £20 would get you a PC which is dual core (should extend the useful life of the machine). 4gb of RAM seems overkill here, though.
#21
jamesdew
That's kinda the point though isn't it. It is a usable, ready to go PC for £200, care to post a cheaper one?


There has already been suggestions posted but I definitely didn't vote this cold.
While I do agree that this is certainly suitable for a lot of people I wouldn't be suprised if most of those who voted it hot didn't even read the comments left by the well-informed tech-heads before coming to their decision.
#22
I'm a techie myself and I thought it was a good deal, although I haven't really looked into the market at the minute as I'm happy with my laptop. Only knew about it because of a friend. But I understand about what people have said, there may be better computers out there for better value!

Cheers for all the feedback anyway! :D
#23
It's not bad zinterz and I'm sure everyone appreciates the post :-)
#24
guilbert53
Seems the AMD LE 1660 is a single core CPU.

You can buy the CPU for around £30 so I assume it is fairly low spec.

Would that be a problem if you wanted to put Vista on this box?


Well it's socketed, and AM2+, so you can put in a more up to date CPU like a Phenom II X3 or X4 or cheaper Athlon II X2 should it not prove good enough. The Athlon IIs are a nice upgrade because they support VT and thus support XP Mode in Windows 7, should you want to install that in the future. I don't think the Pentium Dual Cores support this.

In the end it's only £200 for a tower computer, ideal if someone else keeps borrowing your laptop/PC in the house.
#25
could this be used as a gaming pc?
#26
bargain obsessed
could this be used as a gaming pc?


If you bought a graphics card and put it in, yes, most games don't benefit from multi-threading yet, but this is changing.

Personally I'd buy components separately and build a PC for gaming, as you can balance things out a lot better. An Athlon II X2 would go nicely with a 4770 graphics card.
#27
JeeBeePSB
If you bought a graphics card and put it in, yes, most games don't benefit from multi-threading yet, but this is changing.

Personally I'd buy components separately and build a PC for gaming, as you can balance things out a lot better. An Athlon II X2 would go nicely with a 4770 graphics card.


Have I entered a timewarp? This isn't 2005 anymore. Almost any game worth its salt released in the last 18 months will make use of at least 2 cores, quite a few will use 3 or more.

This is an absolutely terrible base for a gaming PC.
#28
if you want gaming you'll probably be looking at a fair few pounds more, but if you don't then this is (was) a good deal..

That said I've a phenom II system that only set me back £300 which is much better than this. But at the end of the day, that was a great deal and a bit of work and 50% higher cost anyway, so not comparable. (yes, cr** gfx too as you'd expect, 9500gt - but it's mostly a dev and vm host box)

and yes, almost anything for the last few years I've come across has been pretty well multithreaded.
#29
Hello all, I don't know much about computers but am hoping you can help me with a few basic questions.

I am interested in this Mesh desktop:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161926

I have a new monitor and am wondering if the graphics card in this computer will be able to handle a large resolution? Speaking of the graphics card, would it be able to handle requirements of games like spore, grand theft auto, etc. I'm not really a gamer so I wouldn't need to be able to play the newest high requirement games...

I've heard Ubuntu is great but unfortunately for me, most of the games and programs I use regularly are XP only and I would rather have this installed. I am going to follow the instructions for installing XP on the computer, just wondering would anyone know if the computer will run xp at a decent speed?

The computer I currently have is very old:
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Corporation Dimension 3000


3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache


PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8701 [CD-ROM drive]

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 256 MB


Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller [Display adapter]

SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio

Intel(R) 537EP V9x DF PCI Modem


Can someone tell me if this Mesh Desktop would be faster and more able to handle games than my current computer?

Thanks

Paul

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