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Dell Inspiron 545 Desktop base unit. (2 day offer) C2D 2.93Ghz, 4gig, 640GB, 512meg graphics, Premium, dvdrw, card reader £399 or less delivered
Dell Inspiron 545 Desktop base unit. (2 day offer) C2D 2.93Ghz, 4gig, 640GB, 512meg graphics, Premium, dvdrw, card reader £399 or less delivered

Dell Inspiron 545 Desktop base unit. (2 day offer) C2D 2.93Ghz, 4gig, 640GB, 512meg graphics, Premium, dvdrw, card reader £399 or less delivered

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305-D004503 Home site - Best price £399.00 Delivered.
Inspiron 545 MT(D004503)

Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.93GHz,1066MHz,3MB)
Inspiron 545 Minitower with Black Bezel
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32 bit - English
4096MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [4x1024] Memory
640GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card
Display Not Included
Integrated Channel High Definition Audio
Dell USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Piano Black
19-in-1 Media Card reader
1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return

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Would this be any good for blu ray playback, once a drive has been put in, or would it need a better graphics card ?

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asharon;6151434

Would this be any good for blu ray playback, once a drive has been put … Would this be any good for blu ray playback, once a drive has been put in, or would it need a better graphics card ?



As Dell allow you to configure this with a Blu-ray drive for £90 extra you can be sure it will work fine.


Blu-Ray ROM Drive (read/write CD/DVD & read Blu-Ray Disc) + £90

Another cracker MikeT. I'm thinking about getting this to use on my TV in the living room but it is far away from the router. Does anyone know if i can get a wireless transmitter for this desktop so that I can connect to the internet wirelessly?

foolsgold99;6155099

Another cracker MikeT. I'm thinking about getting this to use on my TV in … Another cracker MikeT. I'm thinking about getting this to use on my TV in the living room but it is far away from the router. Does anyone know if i can get a wireless transmitter for this desktop so that I can connect to the internet wirelessly?



Get powerline ethernet, preferably the 200mbs type - one goes to the router, the other to the PC and it uses the mains wiring as if it was a network cable:
eg.ebuyer.com/pro…665 for less than 50 quid. (not looked for cheaper, just using it as an example.)
Far easier to use than Wifi and much faster & steadier throughput.

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Juast noticed that they does awireless card for £30 extra so I would probably go for that. I see that you can upgrade to the 64bit version of windows. Isn't that better?

This is the spec that i have upgraded this model to

BEZEL Inspiron 545 Minitower with Black Bezel edit
COLOUR CHOICE Piano Black edit
PROCESSOR Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.93GHz,1066MHz,3MB) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 BIT) - English edit
OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word) edit
HARDWARE SUPPORT 1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return edit
MONITOR Display Not Included edit
MEMORY 6144MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [2x2048 + 2x1024] Memory edit
HARD DRIVE 640GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive edit
GRAPHICS CARD nVidia GeForce GT220 1024MB graphics card edit
OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/- RW Drive (DVD & CD read and write) and 16x DVD-ROM Drive (DVD & CD read) edit
KEYBOARD Dell™ USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY) edit
MOUSE Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black edit
SOUND SOFTWARE Integrated Channel High Definition Audio edit
FLOPPY/MEDIA DRIVES 19-in-1 Media Card reader edit
MODEMS No Modem edit
WIRELESS NETWORKING Dell 1505 Wireless-N Network PCIe Card edit


Total price £529 delivered.

What do you think MikeT (and others)?

foolsgold99;6155617

Juast noticed that they does awireless card for £30 extra so I would … Juast noticed that they does awireless card for £30 extra so I would probably go for that. I see that you can upgrade to the 64bit version of windows. Isn't that better?



You will need a router that can use the benefit of wireless-n to get the better performance though, otherwise it will perform as any other wireless.g connection, ie. not particularly fantastic! I am not a great fan of wireless personally, and have found powerline Ethernet (even 85mbs) MUCH less bother so I turn my wireless off now, except on rare occasions a laptop gets used outside of reach of a network cable to the switch connected to the powerline adaptor.

I see Dell are doing 64 bit versions on their laptops now. You can use memory over 3 or 3.5Gb with 64 bit versions, (so it will let you use all the memory this model comes with) but there is still plenty of hardware around that hasn't got 64 bit drivers that you may then get problems with (webcams and scanners, maybe even printers etc.), although it is getting better!
I am only using 32 bit versions (XP Vista & Windows 7) myself, although I have played around with the 64bit version of Windows 7 in beta form, and on the older machine I tried it on, it gave me personally on benefits, as the drivers were not all available, but I wouldn't dish out too much advice going on that limited amount of experience! :whistling:

Windows 64-bit is fine now for new PCs. Most new hardware has the drivers now. Still, if you require more than 3GB of system RAM and the 512MB of VRAM then you need to go for the 64-bit.

I'm really tempted to go for this with the above spec

Aargh is this expired now? This is the kind of system I'm looking for. Maybe it's best I wait for a Quadcore system anyway? Work your magic MikeT and find us a goodie!

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Now up in price to £429.

Dell seem to be following the hot deals and jacking the prices.
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