Dell Vostro 410 Desktop base unit. Quad core 2.4Ghz, 1gig, 160GB, 128meg Graphics, dvd rom, Vista basic. £292 delivered
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Dell Vostro 410 Desktop base unit. Quad core 2.4Ghz, 1gig, 160GB, 128meg Graphics, dvd rom, Vista basic. £292 delivered

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Found 29th Aug 2008
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell deals right through to checkout for final pricing.

OK this isnt quite up to the now unobtainable Tesco Quad deal but its close. Upgrade to Premium for £20+vat 256meg Graphics for £30+vat if required.

305-D094101 Small Business site - Best price was £265.67 using voucher. Price now 292.58 Delivered.
Vostro 410 DT(D094101)

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 Processor (2.40GHz, 1066MHz, 8MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic with Service Pack 1, 32-bit - English
1024MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
128MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics card
Display Not Included
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Microsoft Works 9.0 - English
McAfee Total Protection for Small Business - 30 Day Trial Protection - English
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Included
16x DVD-ROM Drive

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Original Poster

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Original Poster

If you can afford another £30 then this is a much better bang for buck deal hotukdeals.com/ite…t-q

Admin

Thanks Mike

Just out of intrest, what was the unobtainable Tesco Quad deal?

Have searched but cant find it - was it ]THIS PC but cheaper?

It was that computer with a voucher which knocked off £13. Some people have got that computer recently for £299 with a 19" monitor thrown in free by mistake.

spraint;2897951

It was that computer with a voucher which knocked off £13. Some people … It was that computer with a voucher which knocked off £13. Some people have got that computer recently for £299 with a 19" monitor thrown in free by mistake.



Was the free monitor instore or online?

does anyone know the power consumption of this machine?

I want one but will be running as a server with almost no CPU usage, so any knowledge of power consumption close to idle will be ideal.

MikeT;2847121

LIMITED PERIOD OFFER - coupon code W2N3KTH5ZLW3M8Get 10% additional … LIMITED PERIOD OFFER - coupon code W2N3KTH5ZLW3M8Get 10% additional savings on any Vostro Purchase Expires 31 August 2008



But it's past 30th Aug?

Original Poster

Price is now £292 delivered but add value to the deal by upgrading components and free delivery kicks in at £299 before vat giving you reduced priced extra's.

I just added the MX3200 key/mouse and upgraded the graphics card and added a card reader for £336 delivered for example.

alchemistkevin;2898133

does anyone know the power consumption of this machine?I want one but … does anyone know the power consumption of this machine?I want one but will be running as a server with almost no CPU usage, so any knowledge of power consumption close to idle will be ideal.



this is all the ]manual states

DC power supply Wattage 350 W
Maximum heat dissipation (MHD) 188 W (350-W power supply)
NOTE: Heat dissipation is calculated by using the power-supply wattage rating.
Voltage : 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 8/4 A

i thought ]this deal was much better (specs wise).

Honestly 1 GB is rubbish for Vista (and for XP).

Whats the point in buying a Q6600 and then using it with virtually 0 RAM?

Original Poster

Jakg;2899199

Honestly 1 GB is rubbish for Vista (and for XP).Whats the point in buying … Honestly 1 GB is rubbish for Vista (and for XP).Whats the point in buying a Q6600 and then using it with virtually 0 RAM?



With Dell charging £72+VAT for 2gig I would much prefer they offered the deal with 1 gig than force you to have 2 at their prices.
Nothing to stop you fitting your own much cheaper ram from elseware.

Jakg;2899199

Honestly 1 GB is rubbish for Vista (and for XP).Whats the point in buying … Honestly 1 GB is rubbish for Vista (and for XP).Whats the point in buying a Q6600 and then using it with virtually 0 RAM?



your second point is reasonable but your first needs a little more thought given the system requirements of Vista Basic and XP.

this should come with Vista Home Premium and 2GB at least for the price.

pc_tech86;2899253

this should come with Vista Home Premium and 2GB at least for the price.




In that case you'll need this link configure.euro.dell.com/del…dt1

Add the MX3200 for £322 del
Also includes the 2GB ram, Vista Premium, 250HD and DVDRW

Lot more for £30 extra

Original Poster

Twinkle is trying to point to this deal I think.
hotukdeals.com/for…275

Ah...hadn't realised you had posted both at the same time...oops :oops:

stephenc;2899238

your second point is reasonable but your first needs a little more … your second point is reasonable but your first needs a little more thought given the system requirements of Vista Basic and XP.

Vista Basic? On a system with a Quad Core?

I know XP runs fine on a 1GB system, I used to use it with that... on my single core AMD Athlon...

Even when I had 2GB and wanted to really maximise my Quad I realised I needed 4GB of RAM...

Jakg;2902810

Vista Basic? On a system with a Quad Core?I know XP runs fine on a 1GB … Vista Basic? On a system with a Quad Core?I know XP runs fine on a 1GB system, I used to use it with that... on my single core AMD Athlon...Even when I had 2GB and wanted to really maximise my Quad I realised I needed 4GB of RAM...



Not sure what point you are trying to make. The unit comes with Vista Basic and it's minimum requirements fall within the spec.

Whether or not coupling vista basic, 1gb of ram and a quad core together is sensible might be a different point from the one you made earlier
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