Refurbished Dell desktop PC - 1.8 GHz. £56.48 incl del. @ UKDVDR - HotUKDeals
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UKDVDR are selling refurbished Dell desktop PCs for £49.99 + del.

Pentium 4 1.8 GHz, 40 gb IDE, 256 MB DDR2, Windows XP Pro. Includes keyboard and mouse.
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#1
Obviously not a great spec for a Windows machine, but this would be perfect as a linux box.

3% extra off if you pay with Paypal.
#2
An XP pro license for £49.99. Strip it down then sell the bits off on Ebay. Simples !
#3
Spend an extra £40 on the fleebay and you get a machine twice as powerful simples.
#4
Wongo
An XP pro license for £49.99. Strip it down then sell the bits off on Ebay. Simples !


It's OEM licence so the XP sticker cannot be used with other PC
#5
Stick linux on and run a server simples
#6
OH Come on!!

You can get better specs than that for free on freecycle!

:x
#7
it looks like a dell 1100 if it's not a stock picture, so max 1gb ram. i have one witha 2.6ghz procesor, which is the main machine i use online (as i'm using right now). i just stuck a couple of bigger HD's in and i have a dvd burner. i suppose to upgrade with dvd and ram it would cost you another £30 perhaps, so not as good as the dell3100 deal the other day. i use a pc at work thats ancient and 1.8ghz with 500mb ram and it does office and internet etc, so this is perfectly fine for cheap basic use. if you have a lcd tv with vga input, you can use that
#8
gcmarcal;5897877
OH Come on!!

You can get better specs than that for free on freecycle!

:x


I wedge my shed door open with a better spec machine!
#9
nihcaj
I wedge my shed door open with a better spec machine!


I believe in you!

;-)
3 Likes #10
It's easy to forget that PCs are so powerful these days that one for the average family use - net, office, etc - can be carried out with a cheap but powerful PC from 4 years ago. A fair amount of corporate PCs are still P4 based and with a fresh XP install can do all the above with no problem. The uptake of Atom PCs shows there is a use for lower power machines still, and it makes me sad to see many capable machines thrown out or disregarded because the PC World guy says you need a dual core for simple photo editing or PC Format says it sucks if it doesn't run Crysis.

Joe Average does not need a C2D to use the net, one of these with maybe a cheap graphics card will run all that and iplayer no problem, and in these lean times we should make the most of what we have (and recycle to boot!).
#11
gcmarcal
OH Come on!!

You can get better specs than that for free on freecycle!

:x


gunark
It's easy to forget that PCs are so powerful these days that one for the average family use - net, office, etc - can be carried out with a cheap but powerful PC from 4 years ago. A fair amount of corporate PCs are still P4 based and with a fresh XP install can do all the above with no problem. The uptake of Atom PCs shows there is a use for lower power machines still, and it makes me sad to see many capable machines thrown out or disregarded because the PC World guy says you need a dual core for simple photo editing or PC Format says it sucks if it doesn't run Crysis.

Joe Average does not need a C2D to use the net, one of these with maybe a cheap graphics card will run all that and iplayer no problem, and in these lean times we should make the most of what we have (and recycle to boot!).


Agree with both of you.

By way of example my old mum and dad are happy enough with their pentium 3 - 512RAM 40Gig XP PC - only do the odd word processing and a bit of web use.
#12
oops i just voted this cold due to the low spec cpu, but then i remembered you can get £1 pentiun 4 cpus at cex http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/450802/incredibly-cheap-used-intel-cpus-at/, then upgrade the ram for a tenner or so. if only i could undo my vote ><
#13
Computerman
oops i just voted this cold due to the low spec cpu, but then i remembered you can get £1 pentiun 4 cpus at cex http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/450802/incredibly-cheap-used-intel-cpus-at/, then upgrade the ram for a tenner or so. if only i could undo my vote ><


Except that you can't get a decent processor at CEX for £1 even if there's a shop that has stock near you, the 1.8 GHz processors are £1 but that's exactly the same as this one besides which you're getting into all sorts of problems with motherboard compatability with regard to the processor and the RAM and the man in the street doesn't want that kind of hassle.
#14
Are these gonna be easy to upgrade though?
#15
nihcaj
I wedge my shed door open with a better spec machine!


LOL
1 Like #16
aria.co.uk do thsese too, as well as bigpockets.co.uk etc

Not voted either way, as this is about the normal price for them (yes including xp licence).
#17
surely the case, mouse and keyboard are worth that?
#18
£50 for that?? I gave 3 better dells away last week, what a rip off!

And if anyone is around Canterbury way, I have a similar one to go in 2 weeks. Can't be bothered posting it though... it's not quite as good as this, has windows 2000 and 512 MB RAM - a GX240. PM me if you want it.
#19
uni
it looks like a dell 1100 if it's not a stock picture, so max 1gb ram.


My Dell 1100 took 2 x 1gb
#20
Hi all

Does anyone know what this would be like for most net use?

I need a PC just for getting on the net, and have been looking at much more expensive machines.Updating facebook galleries, email, browsing, etc.

I'm an artist, don't play online games or anything like. I just can't risk connecting my work machine to the net for the obvious reasons.

The RAM seems a bit low too - could this be upped relatively easily?

Cheers all.
banned#21
Quids
Hi all

Does anyone know what this would be like for most net use?

I need a PC just for getting on the net, and have been looking at much more expensive machines.Updating facebook galleries, email, browsing, etc.

I'm an artist, don't play online games or anything like. I just can't risk connecting my work machine to the net for the obvious reasons.

The RAM seems a bit low too - could this be upped relatively easily?

Cheers all.


will be more than adequate for surfing etc.

ram is easy to upgrade in general terms .
#22
Ta.

Going for one!
#23
Quids
Hi all

Does anyone know what this would be like for most net use?

I need a PC just for getting on the net, and have been looking at much more expensive machines.Updating facebook galleries, email, browsing, etc.

I'm an artist, don't play online games or anything like. I just can't risk connecting my work machine to the net for the obvious reasons.

The RAM seems a bit low too - could this be upped relatively easily?

Cheers all.


This PC will be absolutely fine for surfing the t'internet, and emailing.
A quick visit to Crucial.com/uk will sort out the memory
#24
Fairly good deal but no mention of apps such as MS Office being included which is quite expensive, open office is just not quite as good tbh, also on fleabay you can get a slightly better deal, a more powerful dell pc, more ram, some more apps, etc. I would honestly leave it and buy from fleabay just that more better value. Do your research is my best advice to anyone thinking of buying this, the refurb pc market is full of these types of ex-company pc's so a better deal is always available!!!!!!
#25
nihcaj;5899023
I wedge my shed door open with a better spec machine!


:thumbsup:
#26
wally07;5904447
will be more than adequate for surfing etc.

ram is easy to upgrade in general terms .


This idea that surfing is not CPU intensive should be thrown out the window. Websites can be huge CPU hoggers with Flash, tonnes of Javascript/Ajax, Silverlight, Adobes Air and Java all demanding ever more processor time.
#27
Computerman
oops i just voted this cold due to the low spec cpu, but then i remembered you can get £1 pentiun 4 cpus at cex http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/450802/incredibly-cheap-used-intel-cpus-at/, then upgrade the ram for a tenner or so. if only i could undo my vote ><

The problem is not the CPU - it is indeed power enough for office stuff. The problem is the memory: 256 MB is easily used by the virus scanner alone, and my browser also uses more. It says DDR2 memory, but I have my doubt - and the Dell 1100 certainly uses DDR1 memory, which makes the upgrade a lot more expensive.
#28
techpops;5904644
This idea that surfing is not CPU intensive should be thrown out the window. Websites can be huge CPU hoggers with Flash, tonnes of Javascript/Ajax, Silverlight, Adobes Air and Java all demanding ever more processor time.


..which is why firefox with flashblock is such a dream to use ;)
#29
drspa44
Are these gonna be easy to upgrade though?


Yes . I upgraded a GX260 with a similar spec to a 2.8GHz processor 250GB hard drive and 2GB RAM. But Dell RAM can be hard to find 2nd hand
#30
Tommy2
The problem is not the CPU - it is indeed power enough for office stuff. The problem is the memory: 256 MB is easily used by the virus scanner alone, and my browser also uses more. It says DDR2 memory, but I have my doubt - and the Dell 1100 certainly uses DDR1 memory, which makes the upgrade a lot more expensive.




I have had a Dell 1100 for three years with 2 x 256mb of RAM installed. It has recently become much slower for surfing the net, which is it's main use. I have this morning upgraded the RAM to 2gb. It is definitely DDR, not DDR2 so the RAM, as you say is expensive. After several weeks of hunting for the best deals, I opted for a twin pair of Corsair which cost me £50.32 from ebuyer.


Edit: Didn't even realise AVG was running a full scheduled scan so there's a definite improvement.
#31
mikerr;5904717
..which is why firefox with flashblock is such a dream to use ;)


But a lot of Flash is really useful, some sites won't even work without it. I don't think blocking it is the perfect answer. Maybe adblock with a big fat dual core minimum setup is a better way but that is just my take on it.
#32
Great if you want to run Windows 98 secound edition

Ha Ha:roll:
#33
I think thats a terrible spec for the price so voted cold. You could probably do better on eBay for the same money. I've had better spec PCs given to me for free...
#34
7777777
It's OEM licence so the XP sticker cannot be used with other PC
Who said?
#35
Now out of stock
#36
GunnerGraham
Who said?


Have you tried it?
#37
you just download an OEM copy welshblob. nothing illegal as long as you only use on 1 PC
#38
malibu777
Great if you want to run Windows 98 secound edition

Ha Ha:roll:


Actually, Win98SE was a good OS.
But you'd know that being an expert.
#39
Actually, Win98SE was a good OS.
But you'd know that being an expert.


That was a joke I presume?

Windows9x was awful. BSOD at just about everything. Can't read CD ok I'll BSOD. Oops can't write to floppy no probs BSOD. Driver problems? No problem you won't be able to use the PC because I'll just BSOD. Messing with IRQs and resources to make a sound card work for example was fun as well. So if by good you mean sack of cack then yeah it was awesome.

Here's the desktop on Windows98SE >

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_9X_BSOD.png
1 Like #40
GunnerGraham
Who said?


I just chuckled :whistling: I have used OEM stickers on a few rebuilds with no more problems than the usual over the phone activation, which is fully automated.

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