Cheap Dell PC, Windows 8, i3 - 2130, 1tb Hard Drive, 4gb Ram, Wireless, USB 3,  £276.51 + 6% Quidco
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Cheap Dell PC, Windows 8, i3 - 2130, 1tb Hard Drive, 4gb Ram, Wireless, USB 3, £276.51 + 6% Quidco

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Processor Intel® Core™ i3-2130 Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB)
Microsoft Operating System Windows 8 64bit
Extended Service 1 yr Next Day In-Home Service with Premium Phone Support
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Base Intel® Core™ i3-2130 Processor (3.40GHz, 3MB)
Memory 4096MB (1x4096) 1600MHz DDR3
Video Card Graphics : Intel® HD
Hard Drive 1TB Serial ATA (7.200 Rpm) Hard Drive
Floppy Drive Integrated 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Optical Devices 16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write)
Sound Cards Integrated 5.1 High Definition Audio
Wireless Networking Dell Wireless DW1506 Card
Shipping Documents Documentation Inspiron Desktop 660
Dell System Media Kit Inspiron Desktop 660 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)


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Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these days?

Certainly, I cannot see any point of them these days with Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones doing the same job.
cant stand laptop myself screen too small

prefer my desktop with huge screen
Any good for gaming?
The reason many people still buy desktops it because they can be upgraded with new parts without having to buy a whole new system. Also anyone who wants to play games on a PC can benefit from the joy of upgrading to new graphics card then when games start to slow they upgrade again and it speeds games up once again. A desktop can be valid for years.
good find
How to remove mouse and keyboard please?
kamranbaig

How to remove mouse and keyboard please?



put zero in the basket next to them and update
http://s9.postimage.org/e5hchx6e7/Capture.jpg
Thank you.
Large screen, large keyboard on my desktop. V easy to upgrade and repair. I sit and work at my desk all day, so a desktop suits me.

HTH
I would have gone for this if it had a blueray drive and I can't add one.
bomberman

I would have gone for this if it had a blueray drive and I can't add one.



cant you get one off ebay, easy to fit
deanos

cant you get one off ebay, easy to fit



Yeah I could I suppose but would prefer one already fitted should there be a problem.
MrRee

Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these … Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these days?Certainly, I cannot see any point of them these days with Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones doing the same job.



Laptops are not as powerful and don't last as long due to the physical abuse they get, are not very upgradable and are harder to repair when they go wrong. If someone doesn't need the portability of a laptop I'd always suggest a desktop
Is this any good for simple video editing? Would I need to upgrade graphics card?
I would say yes for simple video editing
MrRee

Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these … Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these days?Certainly, I cannot see any point of them these days with Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones doing the same job.



Games, comfort when working for long periods, expansion and upgradability, better posture leading to less health risks, larger displays, better sound, easier/quicker to use keyboards/mice, cheaper for equivalent performance... and your tiny brain couldn't even come up with a couple of those?


Edited by moderator: "* please remain courteous towards other members" 14th Feb 2013
normanbainbridge

Is this any good for simple video editing? Would I need to upgrade … Is this any good for simple video editing? Would I need to upgrade graphics card?


Tunner

I would say yes for simple video editing



Thank you.
MrRee

Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these … Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these days?Certainly, I cannot see any point of them these days with Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones doing the same job.




You can't make that comparison, a desktop PC out-performs all other devices and has way more power, not to mention desktops can carry out a multitude of applications and all at the same time! Gaming (real games and not crappy stick tennis), graphic design, larger screen size, multiple displays, attach a ton of peripherals, need I go on...
Bit misleading picture? No monitor included
faz1964

Any good for gaming?


Once you add a graphics card, potentially yes
good deal, but doesn't having to buy all the peripherals on top (screen, speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc) increase the total price to well above that of an equivalent laptop?

i'm talking about a normal, entry-level i3 for everyday use, nothing fancy - so excluding high-end & manually upgraded (GFX etc) desktops and self-builds.

Edited by: "elbs" 14th Feb 2013
It's still a good deal but these likely wont have SATA3 or PCIe3.
Not that these are necessarily an issue at this price point. Just be aware those planning to buy this cheap with a view to upgrading it down the line
Mind you it is fine as is + appropriate GPU for any gaming
brendanb581

Bit misleading picture? No monitor included



I do agree somewhat. I have admit I've bought several similar setups recently, however I've used Dell Outlet. In every case, the desktops have arrived in as-new condition, literally not a mark on them, and almost always come up at least 10% cheaper than the same system new.

Certainly not a bad price for a non-outlet deal, but I'd still rather buy through the outlet. For reference, my current 'office' PC is a Vostro 260s (slim mini tower), i3 2120, 2GB RAM (I upgraded to 4GB), 250GB HDD (adequate since I use external drives for meda) - it really is just a 'web browsing' machine and used for light emulation.

I paid £295 inc VAT and shipping just over a year ago (3rd Feb 2012) and that included the 3 years of Next Business Day warranty since I bought from the Small Business outlet. I think a year ago was at the height of the 'HDD price explosion', which is probably why it came with 250GB rather than a 500GB or even 1TB.

Obviously it's not a direct comparison - but personally I'll stick to the Outlet, at least if I don't mind spending time finding 'the right deal'. Had some amazing bargains from the Outlet in the past!!
Edited by: "chippytea" 14th Feb 2013
elbs

good deal, but doesn't having to buy all the peripherals on top (screen, … good deal, but doesn't having to buy all the peripherals on top (screen, speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc) increase the total price to well above that of an equivalent laptop? i'm talking about a normal, entry-level i3 for everyday use, nothing fancy - so excluding high-end & manually upgraded (GFX etc) desktops and self-builds.



Sorry, I'm struggling to find a 15" 1366x768 monitor, worlds tinniest speakers, a really bad keyboard and mouse, to add on to this deal so that i can compare them. I'm also not sure how to remove a lot of the additional expansion ports short of sticking chewing gum in them, or how to modify my 15" monitor to put it at a really bad height/angle so that I get neck ache after using it for a bit.

If you've got any ideas, please let me know, I'm desperate to figure this conundrum out.

Not that £20 for a decent keyboard/mouse, £15 for speakers and £65 for a 19" monitor takes it "well above" an entry level i3 laptop, anyway. Feel free to post an i3 laptop deal that is "well below" £365.
Edited by: "Anarchist" 14th Feb 2013
Chrrye

Once you add a graphics card, potentially yes



Dells are upgradeable? Last two I bought I was told non can do?
Excellent deal, whats with all the boll*cks though? It's a desktop, why compare it to anything else but a desktop?

Ordered, perfect replacement for an ageing Dell in the office. Out of the 10 or so Dell's I have, this will replace a machine running Vista which in turn will replace a windows 2000 Dell

To confirm, you get an i3, 4gb, 1tb box for £220 + the gravy delivered? Hot, hot, hot!!!

Rather than cry I want to say I appreciate you taking the time to post the deal, I was genuinely ordering something more expensive with the same spec before I seen this, perfect timing
faz1964

Dells are upgradeable? Last two I bought I was told non can do?



You can do, they're only standard PC's.

Just bear in mind I think these come with 260w psu's (haven't checked, but a lot of the non xps dells do!) so you are fairly restricted with GPUs unless you upgrade the PSU as well.
sparkyIreland

Excellent deal, whats with all the boll*cks though? It's a desktop, why … Excellent deal, whats with all the boll*cks though? It's a desktop, why compare it to anything else but a desktop?Ordered, perfect replacement for an ageing Dell in the office. Out of the 10 or so Dell's I have, this will replace a machine running Vista which in turn will replace a windows 2000 Dell To confirm, you get an i3, 4gb, 1tb box for £220 + the gravy delivered? Hot, hot, hot!!! Rather than cry I want to say I appreciate you taking the time to post the deal, I was genuinely ordering something more expensive with the same spec before I seen this, perfect timing



What a sensible post. No a mention of it doing the same job as an android smartphone, or playing crysis to be seen. Are you on the correct forum?
tintwistedgrills

The reason many people still buy desktops it because they can be upgraded … The reason many people still buy desktops it because they can be upgraded with new parts without having to buy a whole new system. Also anyone who wants to play games on a PC can benefit from the joy of upgrading to new graphics card then when games start to slow they upgrade again and it speeds games up once again. A desktop can be valid for years.



A bit like Trigger and his broom then?
Great post! I love desktops over laptops.

1) Cant seem to customise the colour - would like something other than black. Also, can I get Windows 7 instead of 8?
Remember that cashback sites often have to decline cashback if voucher codes are used that aren't listed on their sites, but issued elsewhere. Realise this is 6% cashback, so not a tiny amount, so may be worth weighing up which is better, the cashback or one of the codes.
I had to use Dell Customer service cos my laptop was burning up and powering down. What a nice aftersales experience. Within 24 hrs had me up and running with new fan, motherboard and hdd. Fantastic company to deal with.
i was pretty excited i thought it came with a monitor and the accessories but it doesnt
Anarchist

What a sensible post. No a mention of it doing the same job as an … What a sensible post. No a mention of it doing the same job as an android smartphone, or playing crysis to be seen. Are you on the correct forum?



I don't like laptops in general, I find them a nuisance. My little friend at home is a Dell Zino that I bought a couple of years ago running on a 27" Monitor, I wouldn't be without it, low power consumption and all that jazz , laptop power supply though

Android and ipads for mucking about on at home, but you can never beat a desktop Just my opinion. You can add a mouse etc to a laptop, kind of defeats the purpose though. So yeah.... laptops days are numbered, desktops will be here forever
MrRee

Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these … Good Price ...... but, I have to ask, does anyone buy desktops these days?Certainly, I cannot see any point of them these days with Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones doing the same job.



Seriously? God you must be stupid... Hardcore Gaming on a laptop? Nope desktop it is... Video editing,3d animation,3d modelling, level designing, software making and the list goes on...
Gollywood

Also, can I get Windows 7 instead of 8?



Unfortunately not!
sparkyIreland

I don't like laptops in general, I find them a nuisance. My little friend … I don't like laptops in general, I find them a nuisance. My little friend at home is a Dell Zino that I bought a couple of years ago running on a 27" Monitor, I wouldn't be without it, low power consumption and all that jazz , laptop power supply though :)Android and ipads for mucking about on at home, but you can never beat a desktop Just my opinion. You can add a mouse etc to a laptop, kind of defeats the purpose though. So yeah.... laptops days are numbered, desktops will be here forever



I used to buy quite a few dell zinos when I did sales a few years back - they were my staple PC when selling conference/meeting room setups. Tiny little PCs with plenty of beans to do anything an office could ask of them? Yes please.
Anarchist

Lol.Internet warrior Moron.



Ha Ha Ha ..... you would wet your nappy ......
take it outside you two....
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