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Debadged Dell A100-L6 Barebones PC - 1.6Ghz Atom CPU - Motherboard - 180w PSU - just £50.98 delivered at Big Offers
Debadged Dell A100-L6 Barebones PC - 1.6Ghz Atom CPU - Motherboard - 180w PSU - just £50.98 delivered at Big Offers

Debadged Dell A100-L6 Barebones PC - 1.6Ghz Atom CPU - Motherboard - 180w PSU - just £50.98 delivered at Big Offers

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* Foxconn n15235 Motherboard
* Intel Atom 1.6Ghz 512 L2 cache
* 180 watt PSU
* 2 x Optical Drive Bays
* PCI Slot (4 slots on case)
* Front Audio I/O
* 2 x USB 2.0 headers
* 1 x DDR2 slot Up to 2gb pc 4200 ddr2 553 (works with 667 )
* 2 x SATA II Ports
* Onboard sound and onboard video
* 10/100 network
* 6 x USB 2.0 ports (4 back, 2 front)
* PPC Slot , PS2 x 2
* Intel integrated video GMA 950 up to 256-MB video memory (shared) at total system memory of greater than 512 MB
* Height: 35.9 cm, Width: 18.0 cm, Depth: 45.0 cm
* You need to add
* Memory upto 2gb ddr
* HDD SATA
* Optical drive
* Operating System (eg Windows or Linux)
* A power lead

*where the Vostro sign has been removed there is a slight blemish

39 Comments

seems Good deal to me ..

Any one ...I can built myself cheaper then this .....

edit:
Max 2GB ram is no good.

bibu;8779051

seems Good deal to me ..Any one ...I can built myself cheaper then this … seems Good deal to me ..Any one ...I can built myself cheaper then this .....edit:Max 2GB ram is no good.



with ion processor no point to have more than 2gb memory.

Well,tech data worse than laptops have! No point to buy so low spec home pc.

bibu;8779051

seems Good deal to me ..Any one ...I can built myself cheaper then this … seems Good deal to me ..Any one ...I can built myself cheaper then this .....edit:Max 2GB ram is no good.



Why the need of more than 2GB ram? these are designed as low powered energy efficient machines, great for office type work and the net, no one would expect these to be powerful video/music or even photo editing machines, people are using these as home media servers too due to the relatively low power.

This was on last week for £2 more. i guess the lower price now is because of the 99p delivery voucher?

GDB2222;8779365

This was on last week for £2 more. i guess the lower price now is because … This was on last week for £2 more. i guess the lower price now is because of the 99p delivery voucher?


Last week was boffer I believe, this is bigoffers

Hot from me - you could build a competent browsing box for little cash with this.

Although, I feel that the 180w PSU is by no means energy efficient when it's only pumping an Atom.

It really, really depends on what you want to use it for. Once you've added RAM, HDD and possibly and ODD, you're looking at another £60-100 on top.
If (very) basic email and browsing is what you want then you might be better off trying to pick up something like a PIII-1GHz off of ebay. I got hold of a Compaq SFF model that draws around 40watts at idle and not much more when in moderate use. Linux, possibly even WinXP, will run fine on there, not at a great speed but usable for light things.
As I write this there's a PIII 1GHz for about £35 delivered with WinXP installed (item has nothing to do with me or anyone I know AFAIK).
If efficiency is your primary concern then you may be better of spending more on the newer Atom boards with a more efficient chipset. The early Atom CPUs had chipsets (based on the 945) that drew more power than the processor itself.
If you want to watch 720p and 1080p high bit-rate movies then you'll need an ION chipset or, again depending on your needs, you might be better off with an underclocked AMD option (I have an underclocked and undervolted Athlon X2 5400 and 740G motherboard that idles at about 40watt and hits 60watt at peak.)

martinelsen;8779733

Hot from me - you could build a competent browsing box for little cash … Hot from me - you could build a competent browsing box for little cash with this.Although, I feel that the 180w PSU is by no means energy efficient when it's only pumping an Atom.



i thought a PSU only used the amount it needs and the wattage figure was the maximum it can handle?

Rimi;8779287

Well,tech data worse than laptops have! No point to buy so low spec home … Well,tech data worse than laptops have! No point to buy so low spec home pc.



Of course there is if you want something cheap to surf the net and do other basic tasks for very little money.

Gigabit network card and I'd have been tempted for a server at home.

TeggyEgg;8782209

i thought a PSU only used the amount it needs and the wattage figure was … i thought a PSU only used the amount it needs and the wattage figure was the maximum it can handle?



Some of the electricity is lost as waste heat. the amount depends on the PSU's efficiency, which can vary as a %age according to the load.

Nice idea for a basic HTPC, but I'd want an ION chipset.

If you've got some spare components knocking around to finish it off, you'd get a decent machine for playing music / surfing the net, so heat added....but for that chipset and chip I'd be expecting a mini PC to hide in your living room, and that looks like a full size tower????

notauniqueid;8782417

Nice idea for a basic HTPC, but I'd want an ION chipset. If you've got … Nice idea for a basic HTPC, but I'd want an ION chipset. If you've got some spare components knocking around to finish it off, you'd get a decent machine for playing music / surfing the net, so heat added....but for that chipset and chip I'd be expecting a mini PC to hide in your living room, and that looks like a full size tower????



Nah, it's pretty small.

martinelsen;8779733

Although, I feel that the 180w PSU is by no means energy efficient when … Although, I feel that the 180w PSU is by no means energy efficient when it's only pumping an Atom.


My feeling is that it is by no means efficient. Period.

If it had at least 80% efficiency (which is not all the great), I am sure that would be mentioned.

I really don't see the point of thes. The whole idea of the Atom type CPUs is to have a small, quiet, efficient box. This is big & with a standard PSU, likely noisy. So all the disadvantages of a standard PC with none of the benefits.

rbz5416;8782756

I really don't see the point of thes. The whole idea of the Atom type … I really don't see the point of thes. The whole idea of the Atom type CPUs is to have a small, quiet, efficient box. This is big & with a standard PSU, likely noisy. So all the disadvantages of a standard PC with none of the benefits.



It's not noisy at all, very quiet.

rbz5416;8782756

...so all the disadvantages of a standard PC with none of the benefits.



...apart from the fact it's only £50

so , can you help me out here please guys , can i buy this and get the hairy one to slot a few things in and our 7 yr old son has a SMALL QUIET pc for his room that he can play little games and surf carefully selected sites on.....and have pictures from his cheap camera on (i am still waiting for the tz7 to become £99.95 :-D and then he gets my old panny .....

i need to know how big and how noisy please..... and very importatly, does it give out much heat..............it will fry his gerbil thing

Dread to think how many lives were lost to make that foxconn motherboard

mumbojumbo;8783199

For a spend of £187 you have a quiet surfing machine, plenty of storage … For a spend of £187 you have a quiet surfing machine, plenty of storage for MP3s and photos and a proper keyboard and screen.


Or: for 100 GBP I rebuilt my PC with a state of the art Athlon X2, and for 50 GBP I added 1 TB of hard disk. It may not be the fastest PC in the world, but under Linux the Athlon shows serious muscles, very much unlike this Ex-Dell leftover.

Dread to think how many lives were lost to make that foxconn motherboard


All up for pay rises this week!

coalfield;8783332

Dread to think how many lives were lost to make that foxconn motherboard … Dread to think how many lives were lost to make that foxconn motherboard


Look at the statistics for how many people have committed suicide at Foxconn in the last year, considering how many hundreds of thousands of people work for Foxconn, the number is actually considerably less than the Chinese national average suggesting it can't be all that bad a place to work. Statistically speaking, of course.

We only hear about it as the said factory churns out many of the shiny things we the western world love so much.

Not trying to derail this deal, just I get fed up of hearing this kinda thing.

These just keep getting cheaper! Look like a good buy for £50.

When these things hit a more realistic price of £25 with shipping I'll be tempted. Otherwise forget it!

Banned

aliaspeter;8784690

When these things hit a more realistic price of £25 with shipping I'll b … When these things hit a more realistic price of £25 with shipping I'll be tempted. Otherwise forget it!

are you joking? :thumbsup:

i use one of these as my cctv dvr box - its on 24/7 with four cameras and works a treat. i can burn dvds while cctv is working away in the background with no problems. video playback is fine as well though these are just cctv footage so no heavy HD stuff.

Jodie_m;8782998

so , can you help me out here please guys , can i buy this and get the … so , can you help me out here please guys , can i buy this and get the hairy one to slot a few things in and our 7 yr old son has a SMALL QUIET pc for his room that he can play little games and surf carefully selected sites on.....and have pictures from his cheap camera on (i am still waiting for the tz7 to become £99.95 :-D and then he gets my old panny .....i need to know how big and how noisy please..... and very importatly, does it give out much heat..............it will fry his gerbil thing



Unlikely (not impossible, unlikely) as he'll probably want to use some form of Windows (add that to the cost, although you might be able to get some some of student discount if you ask at his school). Windows XP would be first choice but it's difficult to get hold of, Windows 7 might be ok but I have no experience of running it on less powerful hardware (stay away from Windows Vista).
Games will be of the very simple variety, nothing really that's been made for mainstream gamers in the past 10 years.
Heat, well somewhere about 50 watts and should dissipate OK in that size of case but I'd keep it away from animals anyway.
As noted, once you start plugging in hardware, you're likely to be hitting £150 + the cost of the Operating System (Windows etc.) so you're almost at the point where you may be better off buying a whole machine.

If you know someone who can build/repair computers then get their advice (because you can whine at them when it goes wrong :-D), if not then you're going to be restricted in your choices.
If you want any more advice, you can send me a pm; just remember that you can ask the same question to 10 different computer people, get 10 different answers and they could all be correct, so try and get a second opinion whenever possible.

harlzter;8779528

Last week was boffer I believe, this is bigoffers



Same company no

WARNING!

"PCI Slot (4 slots on case)"
I'm fairly sure there's only 1 slot on the motherboard though.

vmessy;8784896

i use one of these as my cctv dvr box - its on 24/7 with four cameras and … i use one of these as my cctv dvr box - its on 24/7 with four cameras and works a treat. i can burn dvds while cctv is working away in the background with no problems. video playback is fine as well though these are just cctv footage so no heavy HD stuff.



Interesting, do you use webcams or IP cameras?

So, anyone in the know able to comment on how easy it would be to Hackintosh one of these?

mumbojumbo;8788254

"Very"


Hey Mumbojumbo - you may have just sealed the deal for me

Any hackintosh sites/documentation you could recommend?

Would the onboard graphics be good enough, or could you recommend a reasonable hackintosh-friendly card?

As per last time this was posted......

Ideal NAS box

Hey thanks very much!

MrShed;8788539

As per last time this was posted......Ideal NAS box



Amen, bung in a cheapie raid card and BOOM

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COCO

I am holding off for USB 3.o - ]the wave hits real soon

vmessy;8784896

i use one of these as my cctv dvr box - its on 24/7 with four cameras and … i use one of these as my cctv dvr box - its on 24/7 with four cameras and works a treat. i can burn dvds while cctv is working away in the background with no problems. video playback is fine as well though these are just cctv footage so no heavy HD stuff.



What software do you use for the monitoring of the cams?

wasted like 1 hour looking for real specs.

cpu n270 single core meh

more importantly 100mb networking shudder good luck moving TBs of data over 100mb ie 1MB per sec

richardps;8867222

wasted like 1 hour looking for real specs.cpu n270 single core mehmore … wasted like 1 hour looking for real specs.cpu n270 single core mehmore importantly 100mb networking shudder good luck moving TBs of data over 100mb ie 1MB per sec



1MB a sec? Either you're exaggerating or your network is stuffed. You'll easily get about 10-12MB a second over 100mb, which is plenty good enough for streaming 1080p rips if you're using this as a NAS box. Sure, gigabit would be nice, but unless you're going to move massive amounts of data on a regular basis it's probably not needed. I highly doubt it's a n270 as well, a lot more likely that it's a atom 230, as the n270 is a netbook atom cpu. Not much difference between the two, but still....

You won't be able to get boffer/bigoffers/whatever to supply the missing blanking plate either, something else to consider if you're planning to run freenas on this unit
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