Acer Aspire M3920 Desktop, Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, No OS, £339.99 @ ebuyer
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Acer Aspire M3920 Desktop, Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, No OS, £339.99 @ ebuyer

£339.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 3rd Aug 2011
Brilliant value PC, especially if you already have a Windows CD or are willing to use Linux.

High-end processor according to CPUbenchmark:

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz


Processor

Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz
Intel H67 Express chipset

Memory

4GB DDR3 RAM
Configuration: 2 x 2GB

Hard Drive

1TB SATA

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Software

Operating System: None

Display

Monitor Not Included

Input Devices

PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse

Networking

Gigabit Ethernet

Interfaces Front:

Four USB 2.0 ports
Headphone and microphone line-out jack

Rear:

Six USB 2.0 ports
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Three audio jacks
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
One D-sub VGA port
One HDMI port (Supports Intel InTru 3D for onboard HDMI®)

Expansion

Multi-in-1 card reader

Warranty

1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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12 Comments
well there some good entry level desktop PC at ebuyer like above.
For eg. £300 almost the same spec as above or add £10 more for also almost same system with W7 home.

If you want to add a GPU chances are you have to change their PSU. Think its 200-250w PSU.

If you know how to build a system might want to go with better spec like from scan.co.uk.
Got an optiplex with the following specs for £250 del a few days back on the dell outlet site:
OptiPlex 790 Desktop
Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 (3.10GHz, 3MB, DC) - Integrated Graphics included
Back Up Media Not Included
Freedos
4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz (2 DIMMs)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Black Mouse
Dell Quietkey USB Black Kybd
Info Mod
Hard Drive: 250 GB 3.5inch SATA III Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
8X DVD +/- RW DRIVE
MOD,INFO,ARB,EMEA,SDMO1
Graphics: 512MB AMD Radeon HD 6350 Graphics (Low Profile, 2 VGA output)

Has no O/S wither, but does have a graphics card. Small HDD, but easy enough to replace - - might go with a SSD. there are none on at this price at the moment, but a few around the £300 mark. Optiplexes are business machines, and not gaming, but do come with a 3 year warranty which is handy.
clemf

Got an optiplex with the following specs for £250 del a few days back on … Got an optiplex with the following specs for £250 del a few days back on the dell outlet site:OptiPlex 790 Desktop Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 (3.10GHz, 3MB, DC) - Integrated Graphics included Back Up Media Not Included Freedos 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz (2 DIMMs) Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Black Mouse Dell Quietkey USB Black Kybd Info Mod Hard Drive: 250 GB 3.5inch SATA III Hard Drive (7200 RPM) 8X DVD +/- RW DRIVE MOD,INFO,ARB,EMEA,SDMO1 Graphics: 512MB AMD Radeon HD 6350 Graphics (Low Profile, 2 VGA output)Has no O/S wither, but does have a graphics card. Small HDD, but easy enough to replace - - might go with a SSD. there are none on at this price at the moment, but a few around the £300 mark. Optiplexes are business machines, and not gaming, but do come with a 3 year warranty which is handy.



I'd be a bit wary of refurbished desktops to be honest. I've had some hit and miss experiences.

This Acer does seem like a good value, although I don't really need a new pc at the moment.
liybjl2

I'd be a bit wary of refurbished desktops to be honest. I've had some hit … I'd be a bit wary of refurbished desktops to be honest. I've had some hit and miss experiences.This Acer does seem like a good value, although I don't really need a new pc at the moment.


I bought a refurb advent of dixons a month ago and that was faulty, would sometimes not boot. Returned that for a refund, a bit of hassle I guess but not that bad. In my experience faulty computers usually manifest themselves pretty quickly. Anything can fail however. The real peace of mind of the Optiplexes is the 3 year warranty - you don't get that sort of warranty on a consumer machine. My personal experience is that dell business machines are built very robustly - they have to be as they don't want a whole heap of returns after 2 years. They are also very easy to work on if that's your thing - unlike that Advent I got. Couldn't et it apart easily.
realblender

clemf sounds like you went from one extreme to another (in a good … clemf sounds like you went from one extreme to another (in a good way!)seller refurb=avoiddixons=avoidadvent=avoid3month warranty=avoidlolThis deal seems ok if you dont pay for your OS.


Yes, you are right on all fronts there, although having returned a few things to dixons I can't really fault their returns procedure. Maybe that's just as it was within 14 days however. I'm happy to use Ubuntu as an OS, does everything I need, and obviously is free. No good if you're a gamer or need windows for a particular program. Much more secure in my experience however. I wouldn't see any reason why you couldn't use a dell win 7 install disk if you wanted however - haven't tried that however. I think having SATA 3 and a decent processor makes it potentially a reasonably fast machine if I put a sata 3 ssd in it.
Would cost about £250 to selfbuild this, so their profit markup is huge
Aradria

Would cost about £250 to selfbuild this, so their profit markup is huge



35% ain't huge in retail!

bigsky

35% ain't huge in retail!



Acer will buy in bulk, so it's probably more than 35%
Everyone seems to seel these Acer Desktops nowadays, do they take a full height graphics card ok? the case does seem pretty narrow, and a Google search didn't really confirm either way.
Cheers.
Holliss

Everyone seems to seel these Acer Desktops nowadays, do they take a full … Everyone seems to seel these Acer Desktops nowadays, do they take a full height graphics card ok? the case does seem pretty narrow, and a Google search didn't really confirm either way.Cheers.



http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P800-0261513-04.jpg

Looks full height to me
You're right, seems all the similar Acer desktops are 180mm wide, just looked narrower when I saw one in the flesh in Comet the other day.
This M3920 is full width yes, but Acer do make some similar 100mm wide models, ie

comet.co.uk/p/C…050

pleased I'm not cracking up
Edited by: "Holliss" 7th Aug 2011
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