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Dell Dimension E520 Dual core desktop PC with 19" TFT just £439 delivered or less!
Dell Dimension E520 Dual core desktop PC with 19" TFT just £439 delivered or less!

Dell Dimension E520 Dual core desktop PC with 19" TFT just £439 delivered or less!

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Dell have dropped the price of this since first thing this morning making it one of the better deals today.
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings.

305-D10E05 - £439 delivered or less
Intel® Pentium® D 805 Dual Core Processor (2.66GHz, 533MHz fsb, 2x1MB cache)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition (Does not include Operating System Re-installation CD)
1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x512] Memory
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
256MB nVidia GeForce 7300 Turbocache graphics card
Dell 19" Value Flat Panel (E196FP)
Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
Microsoft® Works 8 - English

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Looks good to me MikeT, thanks!

GREAT Find - that is an excellent price for a good PC and additional graphics card.

Similar deal with AMD Athlon X2 3800+ Processor and 250GB Hard Drive !
£489 all in.
Code D10E15

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Already on Hot deals posted today by Rayman ;-)

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jomppa

GREAT Find - that is an excellent price for a good PC and additional … GREAT Find - that is an excellent price for a good PC and additional graphics card.Similar deal with AMD Athlon X2 3800+ Processor and 250GB Hard Drive !£489 all in.Code D10E15:thumbsup:

Is there much difference in speed between this Intel Duo Core, the Duo Core 2 & the AMD X2 equivalent?

When you look at the website it quotes £580.

cs95aam

When you look at the website it quotes £580.



You need to change the service option to reduce the price to £430.

Is there much difference in speed between this Intel Duo Core, the Duo … Is there much difference in speed between this Intel Duo Core, the Duo Core 2 & the AMD X2 equivalent?



Well Intel and AMD like to make as if there's a big difference In truth I'm not sure what the value difference is, I'm sure someone will pipe up yet...

I had ordered this machine in the earlier deal without the monitor late last night. I included the graphics card and CD which took it up to £405. Then I noticed this deal, same machine with the graphics card AND monitor AND Multi Card reader only its XP Home not XP Pro which came to £445 with the CD. So £40 extra for a 19 inch flat screen and Multi Card reader. Managed to cancel my original order and get this one Thank you.

Its a fantastic deal...if only my PC was on its last legs, I could justify buying this....

...worth remembering, generally, that there will be more and more deals on computer hardware over the next few months. As Windows Vista has been delayed until after Christmas, much to the dismay of companies like Dell, more people will prefer to wait a few months; fewer people will be willing to buy a computer with soon-to-be-obsolete XP, and, as the sales slow to a trickle, prices will drop. There's speculation that they will also start offering vouchers towards the cost of upgrading to Vista... So, this is a good deal, and there will be lots of others on the way.

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Last day today for this current deal, Dell will update their site tomorrow and I cant be sure if this deal will still be available at this price.

darkovo

Is there much difference in speed between this Intel Duo Core, the Duo … Is there much difference in speed between this Intel Duo Core, the Duo Core 2 & the AMD X2 equivalent?

Yes. This Dell uses the previous-generation P4 dual-core 805 which is comparatively slow and power-hungry, though it does overclock hugely (but with a large increase in power consumption and heat production). The Core Duo family is only really available for laptops unless you get a Mac. The Core 2 Duo blows everything away at the moment; AMD have had to slash their prices by about 50% to compete on price sweet-point terms: an Athlon X2-5000+ is out-performed by a Core 2 Duo E6600 (IIRC). With the original pricing it was a no-brainer, but seeing as the 5000+ can be bought for about £150 compared to the E6600 at £250 it's a little harder to choose. Where the Core 2 Duo line really wins is with overclockers: the E6300 can be overclocked very easily from the stock speed of 1.83GHz to about 3GHz and in the process beats the Athlon FX-62 across the board. The E6300 is £130. The FX-62 is (or was) £500. Finally, the Core 2 Duo family need less power and so are cheaper to run. My next upgrade will be to get an E6300 and Asus P5W-DH Deluxe for about £300 total and cannibalise my Dell 9100 for RAM etc.
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