173°
EXPIRED
Dell Inspiron Desktop base. 2.6Ghz dualcore, 3gig, 320GB, 7 Premium,dvdrw. £299 or less delivered
Dell Inspiron Desktop base. 2.6Ghz dualcore, 3gig, 320GB, 7 Premium,dvdrw. £299 or less delivered

Dell Inspiron Desktop base. 2.6Ghz dualcore, 3gig, 320GB, 7 Premium,dvdrw. £299 or less delivered

Buy forBuy forBuy for£299
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell deals right through to checkout for final pricing.

305-D004502 Home site - Best price £299.00 Delivered.
Inspiron 545 MT(D004502)

Inspiron 545 Minitower with Black Bezel
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E5300 (2.6GHz, 800FSB, 2MB cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
3072MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [1x2048 + 1x1024] Memory
320GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
Integrated Channel High Definition Audio
Dell(TM) USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
19-in-1 Media Card reader
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
Piano Black

19 Comments

Pretty good deal, the similarly specced machines in the outlet store are only about £14 cheaper.

How would this compare to the dual core athlon with 640gb hdd at same price?

whohasmyname;6936568

How would this compare to the dual core athlon with 640gb hdd at same … How would this compare to the dual core athlon with 640gb hdd at same price?



I don't really consider HDD space when getting a PC. You don't need it all on day one and aren't likely to fill even 320GB in a few months, but if/when you do the price of storage will have dropped so chucking in a 1 or 2TB drive for data in 12-18 months will be cheaper than it is now.

Processing power however is used from day one so I'd probably stick with the Intel, assuming the Athlon will be a poor relation as seems to be the case these days.

It's got a clock speed of 2.5ghz and is dual core but I can't find the exact spec at the mo.

This one is also £299 delivered, any thoughts on which is "best"

Components
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core 7550 (2.5GHz, 512kx2)
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
McAfee® Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - English
Display Not Included
3072MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [1x2048 + 1x1024] Memory
640GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
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
No Modem
Integrated Channel High Definition Audio
Free Napster® with 60 Free Songs and 1 year Free Music Streaming
Accessories
Services & Software
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Also Includes
No Accidental Damage Support
Inspiron 546 Minitower with Black Bezel
Inspiron Desktop 546MT Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
English Documentation
D114609
Inspiron Desktop 546 MT Order - UK
No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Piano Black
2 Meter Power Cord - UK

juux;6937081

I don't really consider HDD space when getting a PC. … I don't really consider HDD space when getting a PC. [SIZE="2"][SIZE="3"]You [/SIZE][/SIZE]don't need it all on day one and aren't likely to fill even 320GB in a few months,


No, you don’t need it all now but others might. I have a 1TB HDD which is almost full so if I moved my data to a new PC I would install a 1.5TB drive which would give my data room to breathe. :-D

If anyone needs a monitor, the same base unit as the original post is available with an 18.5" HD widescreen monitor for just £50 more, at £349.

Dell Evalue code: D004516

Ordered that myself yesterday.

Agharta;6941847

No, you don’t need it all now but others might. I have a 1TB HDD which is … No, you don’t need it all now but others might. I have a 1TB HDD which is almost full so if I moved my data to a new PC I would install a 1.5TB drive which would give my data room to breathe. :-D



Exactly, you need something bigger, so whether a 320/500/640GB is installed from the factory makes little or no difference as you will install a secondary drive. I always leave the primary HDD for OS & programs and stick all my data on the biggest HDD I can afford at the time.

All I was saying is that a slightly smaller HDD shouldn't put anyone off buy a PC, a slightly slower CPU might well though as they can come with other compromises besides the lower clockrate, e.g reduced memory speeds, smaller cache sizes etc.

If you want to spend £60 more, you can get an amazing upgrade to the one posted.

I bought this the other day and its fantastic, from Currys.

* AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad-Core * (2.30GHz, 1MB Cache) * … * AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad-Core * (2.30GHz, 1MB Cache) * Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium * 4GB DDR2 memory * 640GB SATA hard drive (7200rpm) * Blu-Ray Drive (and writer)



http://recommendmeapc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/packardbella5518uk.jpg

]LINK TO CURRYS PRODUCT PAGE

1.5tb of data!?

Jesus...I hope you back up. Although god knows what to with that much data...

Kichigai;6942529

If you want to spend £60 more, you can get an amazing upgrade to the one … If you want to spend £60 more, you can get an amazing upgrade to the one posted.I bought this the other day and its fantastic, from Currys.]LINK TO CURRYS PRODUCT PAGE



Does this have a pci-x graphics slot ?

Banned

Kichigai;6942529

If you want to spend £60 more, you can get an amazing upgrade to the one … If you want to spend £60 more, you can get an amazing upgrade to the one posted.I bought this the other day and its fantastic, from Currys.******,looked at this and thought ,brilliant then followed link and seen those dreaded words "refurbished".bummer i aint taking no ones second hand tat!!!]LINK TO CURRYS PRODUCT PAGE

Currently 4% cashback on Inspirons at Quidco and TopCashBack

PCi-X? To be honest i don't know mate

And don't buy from the website, you can go in with the product number and get one from a box, and just take it home, what i did :thumbsup:

That Currys link is first of all to refurbished stock, in case you're not aware, as pointed out by RFC above.

The GFX card is an NVidia G100 [new to me] and the specs are here nvidia.com/obj…tml

Also the Bluray reader drive is also 'only' a DVD writer, in case someone gets the wrong idea.

Personally I wouldn't touch a Packard Bell - poor component quality IMHO - and the AMD quad core phenoms have been far from stellar performance wise compared to similar specced Intel CPUs. Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad Core all the way for me

You're also getting Windows 7 64bit with the Dell instead of crappy Vista...

Thanks for this... ordered myself one, with upgraded graphics card and keyboard. And also a red front plate to go with my room came to about £365 after Quidco.

kayzee;6956666

Thanks for this... ordered myself one, with upgraded graphics card and … Thanks for this... ordered myself one, with upgraded graphics card and keyboard. And also a red front plate to go with my room came to about £365 after Quidco.



You didn't get the graphics card upgarde thrugh the dell systme build did you?

When I ordered mine last week (same as above but with 18.5" HD Widescreen monitor for £349) I looked at the graphics card options - both of the one offered by Dell at £70 and £110 could be found online for about £35 and £51 respectively.

Dell base systems are decent value for money, but they do appear to overcharge for some of the added components.

Oh... know you tell me :w00t:

Well they have reduced the price to £60 anyway. Still a good overall price I feel!

kayzee;6969492

Oh... know you tell me :w00t:Well they have reduced the price to £60 … Oh... know you tell me :w00t:Well they have reduced the price to £60 anyway. Still a good overall price I feel!



Sorry to rub salt in, but if you go to Dells own accessories section, the same spec graphics cards (512mb ATI Radeon HD 4350) can be order from Dell, incl vat and delivery for £28.00 or £29.12!!!

accessories.euro.dell.com/sna…ice

So Dell are doubling the price for the sake of putting it into the machine for you.

Think I'll order one of those, and add it myself.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text