Dell Inspiron 546MT Desktop base, 2.4ghz quad core, 6 GB, 1TB HDD, GeForce GT220, DVD RW, card reader, Vista Premium + Win 7 eligible £429
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Dell Inspiron 546MT Desktop base, 2.4ghz quad core, 6 GB, 1TB HDD, GeForce GT220, DVD RW, card reader, Vista Premium + Win 7 eligible £429

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Found 8th Sep 2009Made hot 9th Sep 2009
Found this on Dell's Days of Deals and it looks quite a good deal for the money unless someone can tell me different.

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 BIT) - English
AMD Phenom X4 9750 (2.40GHz, 512kx4)
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Display Not Included
6144MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [2x2048 + 2x1024] Memory
1TB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
nVidia GeForce GT220 1024MB graphics card
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Dell USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
19-in-1 Media Card reader
Integrated Channel High Definition Audio
Inspiron 546 Minitower with Black Bezel
Inspiron Desktop 546MT Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
1Yr Limited Warranty - Collect & Return
Piano Black

24 Comments

Good deal for now however a few months ago it was £320 for similar specs with 8gb ram.

Dont forget you can up the cpu to AMD Phenom X3 TripleCore 710 (2.60GHz, 512kx3) for £10.01 and if you go for a pair of 640GB hard drives you can use the 5% off voucher too.

The link is'nt working for me. Have you got a Dell code for this please ? or another way to link to this deal ?

Update : Link working now ! Looks a good spec to me for the price - voted hot

GT 220 Spec here, includes DVI & HDMI :

nvidia.com/obj…tml

I just fixed the link, try again.

whatsThePoint;6241256

Average spec for an average PC at this price point, if your choice is … Average spec for an average PC at this price point, if your choice is limited to only buying dell, get it



i disagree, this machine looks great for the price, plus its a dell. more info on the nvidia card, en.expreview.com/200…tml
http://en.expreview.com/img/2009/07/08/GeForce_GT_220_05.png

MikeT;6241359

Dont forget you can up the cpu to AMD Phenom X3 TripleCore 710 (2.60GHz, … Dont forget you can up the cpu to AMD Phenom X3 TripleCore 710 (2.60GHz, 512kx3) for £10.01 and if you go for a pair of 640GB hard drives you can use the 5% off voucher too.



So even though it is a quad to a triple core this is an upgrade ? Is it a reasonable jump in speed ?

just build your own pc and then you know whats in it.

its just like doing your own food over fast food!

shadowdogg;6244600

just build your own pc and then you know whats in it.its just like doing … just build your own pc and then you know whats in it.its just like doing your own food over fast food!



Some people like the convenience of not having to cook and some people just can't cook.

ilepak;6244690

Some people like the convenience of not having to cook and some people … Some people like the convenience of not having to cook and some people just can't cook.



...and some people are afraid to cook in case the food is inedible.

Evolution will sort these people out eventually surely? :roll:

The GT220 is around Geforce 9500 series speed, it replaces the 9500 series. It's not much of a gaming card if that's what you're after. Otherwise it's fine for HD playback etc.

Abvance;6244739

...and some people are afraid to cook in case the food is inedible.



Some people are hungry.;-)

What is Dells delivery cost nowadays?

And can the RAM in this be upped at all?

Anybody know?

Cheers

Quids;6245910

What is Dells delivery cost nowadays? And can the RAM in this be upped at … What is Dells delivery cost nowadays? And can the RAM in this be upped at all?Anybody know?Cheers


They usually have discounted or free delivery. Check though after adding it to your basket. And yes, I have the 546 and have 8Gb Ram.

Sorry - does say 'includes shipping & vat' on site.

Ta

asharon;6244518

So even though it is a quad to a triple core this is an upgrade ? Is it a … So even though it is a quad to a triple core this is an upgrade ? Is it a reasonable jump in speed ?



I thought that as well. Anyone want to explain why you pay to upgrade from a quad core to a triple core ?

Banned

3.1415926;6246323

I thought that as well. Anyone want to explain why you pay to upgrade … I thought that as well. Anyone want to explain why you pay to upgrade from a quad core to a triple core ?



The quad core is the older Phenom series, the 710 triple core is the newer Phenom II series which uses newer architecture and IS faster.

Most software does not really use 4 cores anyway, so a faster triple fore will beat a slower quad core in 99% of tasks.

Hope that helps.

Thanks - I was another puzzling over that one!

BeemerMad;6246418

The quad core is the older Phenom series, the 710 triple core is the … The quad core is the older Phenom series, the 710 triple core is the newer Phenom II series which uses newer architecture and IS faster.Most software does not really use 4 cores anyway, so a faster triple fore will beat a slower quad core in 99% of tasks.Hope that helps.



yes it does thanks :thumbsup:

Quids;6245910

What is Dells delivery cost nowadays? And can the RAM in this be upped at … What is Dells delivery cost nowadays? And can the RAM in this be upped at all?Anybody know?Cheers



RHodgett;6246067

They usually have discounted or free delivery. Check though after adding … They usually have discounted or free delivery. Check though after adding it to your basket. And yes, I have the 546 and have 8Gb Ram.



Correct me if Im wrong but Doesn't vista 32 bit only use a maximum of 4gb of ram

666FU;6249238

Correct me if Im wrong but Doesn't vista 32 bit only use a maximum of 4gb … Correct me if Im wrong but Doesn't vista 32 bit only use a maximum of 4gb of ram



Depending on a number of factors - anywhere between 2.5 and 3.5 is more realistic. Typically its approximately 4GB minus your video card memory.

Aaaargh, I would have got this. I'm always too late!

Its still available just went up £20

If you find £30 worth of upgrades you can also use the 5% off voucher

Cheer MikeT. I've got a feeling that another desktop deal is around the corner. I might wait for your next post.

shadowdogg;6244600

just build your own pc and then you know whats in it.its just like doing … just build your own pc and then you know whats in it.its just like doing your own food over fast food!



Come on then, tell us what we need to buy to put together a (working and compatible) PC for £350 say. Seriously, I can only cook a little and need a good recipe to follow.:roll:
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