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Dell Vostro 400 desktop system. 20"TFT, QuadCore 2.4Ghz, 2gig, 250GB, WiFi-N, Ultimate. £417 delivered
Dell Vostro 400 desktop system. 20"TFT, QuadCore 2.4Ghz, 2gig, 250GB, WiFi-N, Ultimate. £417 delivered

Dell Vostro 400 desktop system. 20"TFT, QuadCore 2.4Ghz, 2gig, 250GB, WiFi-N, Ultimate. £417 delivered

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305-D044019 Small Business site - Best price £528.82 Delivered.
Vostro 400 DT (D044019)

Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 processor (2.40GHz, 1066MHz, 8MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
20in E207WFP WIDESCREEN UK/Irish Black (max res1680 x 1050 pixels) TCO99 DVI-D Height Adjustable
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Dell A225 Speakers
Logitech EX110 Cordless Keyboard and Mouse
Dell 1505 Wireless-N Network PCIe Card
Microsoft Works 9.0 - English
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Included - No Upgrade Selected
16x DVD +/- RW Drive

61 Comments

Wow!

pity i dont need a pc....

Banned

****.

Just had a lower spec machine that cost more money delivered last week

Same setup, but with 3072MB of memory and 22" Monitor was only £529.93 last month (22 April - D044019)

Increase monitor and memory to this system and it checks out at £610+

It's what I want but I can wait........

Banned

W1zz, no need, just order it as it is above, get the memory elsewhere (for next to nothing) and flog the monitor on Ebay and buy the one you want from elsewhere to save another fortune.

At first this seems a really good price - but when you look at the components you realise that you could put it together for quite a bit less if you were not intending on using windows - and get quite a bit better spec.

But if you are buying a PC for the first time and dont really know enough to put one together then its quite good.

Neither HOT or COLD!!!

Oh!! exactly what I am looking for !

5% quidco i do believe aswell

ibiza;2104646

At first this seems a really good price - but when you look at the … At first this seems a really good price - but when you look at the components you realise that you could put it together for quite a bit less if you were not intending on using windows - and get quite a bit better spec.But if you are buying a PC for the first time and dont really know enough to put one together then its quite good.Neither HOT or COLD!!!




In your dreams!

The Intel Q6600 processor is about £131 and Vista Ulitmate is currently £117. Hot deal if you are not bothered about high performance graphics for games - would make a good study/work machine at this price.

Good price for this spec. Just get a better graphics card later on.

Nice One:thumbsup:

great spec for the cash

For an extra £20 you can get a 22" tft!

Many thanks Mike,

Is the upgrade to 22" worthwhile, seems to be only £20.

I just upgrade to 22" monitor, upgraded k/b, speakers and added firewire and card reader and got
£35 off plus free del and it came to £476 inc VAT

I need a new general purpose business machine, including some video editing. Is this the machine that people would recommend or is it worth waiting for a better deal.

Many thanks
Flix

Can you add your own pci-e graphics card to this?

rockinter;2105091

Can you add your own pci-e graphics card to this?



Yes. The graphics card on this pc is built-in, so you just add your own and disable the onboard one!

jazid;2104796

The Intel Q6600 processor is about £131 and Vista Ulitmate is currently … The Intel Q6600 processor is about £131 and Vista Ulitmate is currently £117. Hot deal if you are not bothered about high performance graphics for games - would make a good study/work machine at this price.



Disagree...it makes a stupid study/work machine at this price. Its total overkill, and for study/work you can get a PC a LOT cheaper to do the job.

It's a bit of a weird one this - it seems to have no target market. It is no good(if not willing to modify it) for gamers, due to the graphics, and totally out of the market for none gamers.

Clearly a hot deal, but IMO you either NEED the graphics card(to make it a gaming machine), or get a much cheaper machine if you dont want gaming.

Excellent price for what you get...get the extra GB of RAM elsewhere (for less than £20) a decent graphics card elsewhere (e.g. 8600GT for around £50) and you've got yourself a nice gaming system for less than £500. HOT from me.

can u take off the speakers an Monitor?

MrShed;2105156

.................. you can get a PC a LOT cheaper to do the job..




for example..........

Good deal voted hot. If I was after a new PC I would consifer this

MrShed;2105156

Disagree...it makes a stupid study/work machine at this price. Its total … Disagree...it makes a stupid study/work machine at this price. Its total overkill, and for study/work you can get a PC a LOT cheaper to do the job.It's a bit of a weird one this - it seems to have no target market. It is no good(if not willing to modify it) for gamers, due to the graphics, and totally out of the market for none gamers.Clearly a hot deal, but IMO you either NEED the graphics card(to make it a gaming machine), or get a much cheaper machine if you dont want gaming.



spot on, i agree

MrShed;2105156

Disagree...it makes a stupid study/work machine at this price. Its total … Disagree...it makes a stupid study/work machine at this price. Its total overkill, and for study/work you can get a PC a LOT cheaper to do the job.It's a bit of a weird one this - it seems to have no target market. It is no good(if not willing to modify it) for gamers, due to the graphics, and totally out of the market for none gamers.Clearly a hot deal, but IMO you either NEED the graphics card(to make it a gaming machine), or get a much cheaper machine if you dont want gaming.


Good post; Dell have sort of pitched this one in No Man's Land.
They'd have done better to have dropped the monitor back to 19", dropped the OS back to Vista Premium and thrown in a 512mb Geforce 8800 card and hiked the price by £130...........then it would have appealed to the gamers.

Hot. Just ordered, thanks!

System will be used for both office use and gaming, by the way, after possibly adding a 8800GT graphics card.

What wattage power supply would be included in this if you chose integrated graphics? I'm wondering do Dell upgrade the power supply if you select a proper graphics card?

Spider~Pig;2106827

What wattage power supply would be included in this if you chose … What wattage power supply would be included in this if you chose integrated graphics? I'm wondering do Dell upgrade the power supply if you select a proper graphics card?

300w if you choose integrated. There is a 350W for this model but not clear if it gets selected even if you were to choose the 8800 Gt they offer for £210.

If you were so inclined, and assuming you want a higher end graphics card, upgrading the PSU might be necessary.

Machine also has integrated Raid (very likley the JMicron) on the motherboard.
No PS2 ports - not the end of the world if everything you have is USB of course.
To get really technical it's not clear if the Q6600 they use is the hotter B3 version or the cooler G0 version. Won't make much difference though as the Dell BIOS will prevent you from squeezing anything extra from the processor anyway.

Full specs here
support.dell.com/sup…htm

Does seem a bit of a waste of a quad core, to really maximise the other 3 cores! you need a graphics card, whether you are designing, gaming or whatever. Anything that doesn't require a graphics card doesn't require a quad core either.

Bit like buying a Lada with no wheels, but with a Ferrari engine, great potential, but can't be used properly until you add to it

peodude;2107444

Does seem a bit of a waste of a quad core, to really maximise the other 3 … Does seem a bit of a waste of a quad core, to really maximise the other 3 cores! you need a graphics card, whether you are designing, gaming or whatever. Anything that doesn't require a graphics card doesn't require a quad core either.Bit like buying a Lada with no wheels, but with a Ferrari engine, great potential, but can't be used properly until you add to it



Jesus, people are going way overboard criticizing this system. For gods sake, add a £50+ graphics card and stop winging about it not having a graphics card. Its much better is has no graphics card rather than a cheap cr appy one which you would have to pay for and which would just get upgraded anyway.

Its not like buying a Lada. Its like buying a Ferrari with everything except part of the engine. All you need is to buy that small part to complete the engine and you have a beast.

Video and music encoding does not require a graphics card and can utilise all 4 cores.

Running 4 programs at once utilises all 4 cores.

This is super hot, and it I wasn't waiting for a quad core laptop, this is what I'd buy! (obviously I'd add a graphics card).

stephenc;2107281

300w if you choose integrated. There is a 350W for this model but not … 300w if you choose integrated. There is a 350W for this model but not clear if it gets selected even if you were to choose the 8800 Gt they offer for £210.If you were so inclined, and assuming you want a higher end graphics card, upgrading the PSU might be necessary.Machine also has integrated Raid (very likley the JMicron) on the motherboard.No PS2 ports - not the end of the world if everything you have is USB of course.To get really technical it's not clear if the Q6600 they use is the hotter B3 version or the cooler G0 version. Won't make much difference though as the Dell BIOS will prevent you from squeezing anything extra from the processor anyway.Full specs herehttp://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos400/EN/html/appendix.htm#wp1052310



Excellent - good to hear raid is supported. Does anyone know whether dell computers can support intel matrix raid?

Looks like its expired - damn I missed out.

Original Poster Moderator

ScoobyDoo;2108006

Looks like its expired - damn I missed out.



Its still working fine, its not expired.

I paid a hundred more for similar spec on an Inspiron with 320GB HDD, 5.1 Logitech speaker set and MS Office 2007.

Trying to decide whether to get this or not.

Is the general view that this is about the best deal once you've upgraded the graphics card and memory, or are there better deals now at Outlet?

Thanks
Flix

qpan;2107627

Excellent - good to hear raid is supported. Does anyone know whether dell … Excellent - good to hear raid is supported. Does anyone know whether dell computers can support intel matrix raid?

Pretty sure it does but only Raid 1. Manual has configuration options for the Intel Raid Rom and this is compatable with the ICH9 and Intel G33 that's on the board of this.

qpan;2107592

Jesus, people are going way overboard criticizing this system. For gods … Jesus, people are going way overboard criticizing this system. For gods sake, add a £50+ graphics card and stop winging about it not having a graphics card. Its much better is has no graphics card rather than a cheap cr appy one which you would have to pay for and which would just get upgraded anyway.Its not like buying a Lada. Its like buying a Ferrari with everything except part of the engine. All you need is to buy that small part to complete the engine and you have a beast.Video and music encoding does not require a graphics card and can utilise all 4 cores.Running 4 programs at once utilises all 4 cores.This is super hot, and it I wasn't waiting for a quad core laptop, this is what I'd buy! (obviously I'd add a graphics card).




I dont think they are, I think the point is that the PC is a total waste IF you dont get the graphics card and just to use for office/study/work, as has been suggested.

Is there a typo on the res of the screen, surely there isn't a 20" with 1280*800 res. I also looked it up here;

yoyotech.co.uk/pro…133

and this quotes the regular 1680x1050.

Lee`;2110416

Is there a typo on the res of the screen, surely there isn't a 20" with … Is there a typo on the res of the screen, surely there isn't a 20" with 1280*800 res. I also looked it up here;http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=901&cPath=132_133and this quotes the regular 1680x1050.



Looks like it. Dell ]site states the following for pre-set display modes

720 x 400
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1280 x 1024
1680 x 1050

Original Poster Moderator

I've corrected Dells spec error :thumbsup:

Does anyone know if this better than the Dell outlet offers?

Thanks
Flix

I've just brought this system but quidco logged itself out after a while. How do I go about tracking this so I receive the 5%?

disfunktional;2112423

I've just brought this system but quidco logged itself out after a while. … I've just brought this system but quidco logged itself out after a while. How do I go about tracking this so I receive the 5%?



Raise an enquiry on the Quidco site, as long as you bought the item, you should get your 5%
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