Packard Bell Imedia A3010 with 18.5" monitor (AMD Athlon II X2 7450,2.6 Ghz,1TB Harddrive) £329.99 @ Tesco + quidco 3% - HotUKDeals
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Been looking for a general PC for my son and this seems pretty good for the price.I know it's only Vista but Packard Bell are offering free upgrades to Windows 7 on PC's bought before and up to 31/1/10.

Here is a bit more info from Packard Bell as Tesco's info is minimal:

Operating System
Operating System : Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Processor
Model : AMD Athlonx2 7450e
Motherboard
Socket : LGA 775
Number of PCI slots (total/free) : 4/3
Memory
Installed memory : 2048MB DDR2
Hard Disk Drive
HDD size : 1 Terabyte
HDD rotation speed : 7200rpm SATA
Card reader - Floppy drive
Multimedia card reader : No
CD-RW/DVD-RW
Optical drive : DVD+/-R9
Graphics
Chipset : Nvidia Geforce 9200 (256MB)
Screen
Monitor size : Packard Bell Viseo 18.5" monitor
Sound
Chipset : Realtek ALC 888
Integrated on motherboard or on PCI Slot : Integrated
Speakers : No
Communication
Modem : No
Connectors
USB Port (total/front/rear) : 2 x front, 4 x rear 2.0
VGA out for external monitor : 1
Audio line out : 1
Audio line in : 1
Microphone in : 1
Headphones out : 1
Keyboard and Pointing device
Pointing device : PS2
Keyboard type : PS2
Warranty
Standard warranty : One Year Standard
Operating System
Operating System : Genuine
Windows Vista® Home Premium
Entertainment
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Personal Management
Microsoft® Works SE 9 : Word Processor
Spreadsheet
Easy to navigate
Task Launcher home page
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Trial : Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, Office PowerPoint 2007, OneNote 2007
Internet and security
Magic Desktop : Software that protects your kids... and your PC:
Protect Windows from busy fingers.
Create a kid friendly environment.
Kids safe Internet & e-mail.
Tons of fun.
Norton Internet Security 2009 : Norton Internet Security 2009: Strong on protection, light on system resources.
Symantec's award-winning Norton Internet Security 2009 is preinstalled on your Packard Bell computer. It includes a 90-day free subscription to protect your PC and your personal information right from the start.
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Miscellaneous
Tools : Carbonite Online Backup - Free 4-month Subscription
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#1
1 TB of RAM, r u sure ?
#2
itsduke
1 TB of RAM, r u sure ?


Installed memory : 2048MB DDR2

HDD size : 1 Terabyte :thinking:
#3
If it really were 1TB RAM, this would be incandescent! LOL

As it is, this seems a pretty good deal with 2GB RAM and the screen included. Voted hot. You'd need to decrapify it, with all that rubbish bloatware on it, though.
#4
LOL @1TB RAM in title :)

Not too bad of a deal, but as above mentioned the bloatware issue and even worse that it's vista... but you'd get bloatware with just about ANY shop bought PC anyway so that's just par for the course.
#5
Whoops!Sorry about that!:oops:
#6
u really can't go wrong at this price nice one
#7
trying to resist buying this for the mother in law.... will check again tomorrow
#8
Just a heads up.....

The hard-drive is only 5400rpm not the usual 7200rpm.

link http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?i=spec_hdd_KH.01K08.005&ppn=PV.U250X.009

It is the WD caviar green (green power HDD).

I was going to buy the Packard Bell ixtreme x6220,until i found out it uses the same HDD as this.

The slower speed is not a problem for me,but the constant parking/unparking of the heads is.

It does this to save power when idle,trouble is,it does this after only 8 seconds ........Which can and does cause problems with video streaming and gaming (gaming not a problem with this PC).

Be aware that a lot of companys are now using these "green drives" (HP,Packard Bell,Acer,DELL) .........Especially if 1TB or above.

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