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Help buying a Dell PC please

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Not ordered a Dell before and although I've searched deals I'm not sure if this PC that I customised below is good value or not. Important things the PC will need in this order Windows XP - not Vi… Read More
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Not ordered a Dell before and although I've searched deals I'm not sure if this PC that I customised below is good value or not.

Important things the PC will need in this order
Windows XP - not Vista as its for my parents and I dont know my way around Vista
Firewire connection for video editing
Decent size screen 19" or above
Large Hard drive for video editing/viewing

Here is the one I customised and coming out at £440 is this good?

InspironTM 530 DT (D035016) Qty 1
Intel® Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache), Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition - English Unit Price Incl. VAT £452.44
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Expires 25 March 2008 View Details
- £31.73

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Expires 26 March 2008 View Details
- £40.00

Catalog Number: 202 D035016
Module Description Show Details
Base Intel® Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition - English
Memory 1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
Keyboard Logitech Cordless Desktop MX®3200 (incl Mouse) - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Monitor Dell 19" Silver Wide Flat Panel (SE198WFP) - UK/Irish
Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
Hard Drive 320GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Mouse Mouse Included in Wireless Keyboard and Mouse option
Modem No Modem
Optical Devices DVD+/-RW & DVD Drives (read/write CD & DVD), 2 drives
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Speakers No Speakers
Shipping Documents English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference D035016
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Standard Warranty 1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
Protect your new PC No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English
Order Information Inspiron Desktop Order Uk
Video Editing IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter card
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Support
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order
Other Links From Dell:
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
yeh looks quiet good for your folks, fast if they just browse the net.

id get vista, its same layout as xp really only with a few things that make you think ah thats better. plus things will be vista only some way in the future.
#2
cornish
yeh looks quiet good for your folks, fast if they just browse the net.

id get vista, its same layout as xp really only with a few things that make you think ah thats better. plus things will be vista only some way in the future.


Vista is no worse than XP - no better either. :roll:

Don't take too much notice of the XP dinosaurs - if you can use XP, you can use Vista. If price is the same go for the one you like but don't pay extra for XP.
#3
You can get a vostro 200 from dell with a 2.2Ghz C2D, 500GB HDD, 2GB RAM, Vista home premium, 19" monitor, card reader, speakers and IEE 1394 for £327 delivered

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&kc=D4X20003&l=en&m_30=138820&oc=D032012&rbc=D032012&s=bsd
#4
emasu
You can get a vostro 200 from dell with a 2.2Ghz C2D, 500GB HDD, 2GB RAM, Vista home premium, 19" monitor, card reader, speakers and IEE 1394 for £327 delivered

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&kc=D4X20003&l=en&m_30=138820&oc=D032012&rbc=D032012&s=bsd


Thanks but cant get £327 delivered. Showing as £364 due to £60 delivery!

This is what I dont like about Dell in that its so easy to get blinded adding little bits on. I will try again to get the above price or is there a code I can put in to get the spec?

Edit : figured it out now thankyou.
#5
pluves1
Thanks but cant get £327 delivered. Showing as £364 due to £60 delivery!

This is what I dont like about Dell in that its so easy to get blinded adding little bits on. I will try again to get the above price or is there a code I can put in to get the spec?


Upgrade to the IEE 1394, Card reader and basic speakers on the accessories page and then add to basket :thumbsup:
#6
emasu

Thanks just figured that out after trying for third time. I was skipping through too quickly!

Just comparing specs to the one I did and think I can lose things like the wireless keyboard and mouse. Might add another drive just in case one breaks - or is it easy to get spares from Dell after a year?
#7
You're better off buying another DVDRW yourself and fitting it rather than dells far far overpriced option of a CD drive. They only cost £17 and are easy to put in (not sure if the psu and motherbaord have spare connectors though)
#8
don't forget to go through quidco for another 5%
#9
emasu
(not sure if the psu and motherbaord have spare connectors though)


You should be able to download technical manual from the Dell site. This ought to show motherboard layout. PSU splitters are relatively cheap - about £1 from ebuyer?

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