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WiFi enabled Complete set of Dell OptiPlex Dual Core Windows 10 Desktop PC Computer (Renewed) £62.95 @ The IT Buffs Amazon

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Posted 17th Sep

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WiFi enabled Desktop PC from IT Buffs with windows 10. Comes with monitor, keyboard/mouse etc.

Price fluctuates quite a bit every few days but best price I’ve seen it. Ordered one the other day at this price and quite impressed.

Processor was 3.2GHz instead of 2.4GHz and 19” monitor instead of 17”. HDD was also 240GB instead of 160GB. It’s a bit noisy but hey, it’ll do the job for word processing/browsing. Mostly use a Mac but handy to have a windows for the odd occasion.
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how about this as an alternative...

DELL/HP/LENOVO DESKTOP PC - £59.99 delivered
  • Intel Core i3 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 160GB HDD
  • DVD drive
  • USB WiFi dongle
  • keyboard and mouse
  • 17" flatscreen monitor
  • preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro + AntiVirus and OpenOffice
  • 1 year return to base warranty
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 18th Sep
Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient.Avoid!

Any computer that you actually pay some money for should at the very least have a 1st gen Intel Core i3/i5 or equivalent AMD processor.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 17th Sep
Perfect for gaming,retro gaming
ellbee17/09/2019 21:41

This deal went searing hot (1444) the last time it was posted albeit at a …This deal went searing hot (1444) the last time it was posted albeit at a slightly cheaper price. I bought one and very happy with it. Great widescreen monitor, new keyboard and mouse and a mini desktop which suits my needs well.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/win-7-cheap-basic-computer-screen-keyboard-mouse-3280691


Glad you are happy with it. Nothing worse than wasting good money.

I suppose the value of the deal is not so much the computer itself but the service of having everything needed arrive as a complete set, tested, configured and working without the need for tinkering.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 18th Sep
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Is this worth at this price??
Perfect for gaming,retro gaming
Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient.Avoid!

Any computer that you actually pay some money for should at the very least have a 1st gen Intel Core i3/i5 or equivalent AMD processor.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 17th Sep
£62.95 good price
Could this be used as a plex server?
fame17/09/2019 21:31

Is this worth at this price??


I thought so, others will moan but for £62.95 I don’t have any complaints so far
SUMMONER17/09/2019 21:35

Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually …Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually pay some money for should at the very least have a 1st gen Intel Core i3/i5 or equivalent AMD processor.

This deal went searing hot (1444) the last time it was posted albeit at a slightly cheaper price. I bought one and very happy with it. Great widescreen monitor, new keyboard and mouse and a mini desktop which suits my needs well.

hotukdeals.com/dea…691
Edited by: "ellbee" 17th Sep
ellbee17/09/2019 21:41

This deal went searing hot (1444) the last time it was posted albeit at a …This deal went searing hot (1444) the last time it was posted albeit at a slightly cheaper price. I bought one and very happy with it. Great widescreen monitor, new keyboard and mouse and a mini desktop which suits my needs well.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/win-7-cheap-basic-computer-screen-keyboard-mouse-3280691


Glad you are happy with it. Nothing worse than wasting good money.

I suppose the value of the deal is not so much the computer itself but the service of having everything needed arrive as a complete set, tested, configured and working without the need for tinkering.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 18th Sep
Would this be ok for browsing, youtube, school homework?
Edited by: "ed1980" 17th Sep
SUMMONER17/09/2019 21:35

Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually …Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually pay some money for should at the very least have a 1st gen Intel Core i3/i5 or equivalent AMD processor.


With some £20 ssd will be perfect for Linux.
ed198017/09/2019 21:50

Would this be ok for browsing, youtube, school homework?


Aye
Pretty good first time setup for basic tasks
how about this as an alternative...

DELL/HP/LENOVO DESKTOP PC - £59.99 delivered
  • Intel Core i3 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 160GB HDD
  • DVD drive
  • USB WiFi dongle
  • keyboard and mouse
  • 17" flatscreen monitor
  • preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro + AntiVirus and OpenOffice
  • 1 year return to base warranty
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 18th Sep
u3896617/09/2019 21:37

Could this be used as a plex server?


Plex Server doesn't require too much hardware. It should be ok, as long as you don't plan on doing much transcoding, ie the device that you're viewing the media on is capable of playing the files natively. Note that any media with subtitles will have to be transcoded. Alternatively, you can pre-transcode media in advance, before you stream it.

support.plex.tv/art…er/

support.plex.tv/art…ts/
SUMMONER17/09/2019 22:07

how about this as an alternative...DELL/HP/LENOVO DESKTOP PC - £59.99 …how about this as an alternative...DELL/HP/LENOVO DESKTOP PC - £59.99 deliveredIntel Core i3 processor4GB RAM160GB HDDUSB WiFi donglekeyboard and mouse17" flatscreen monitorpreinstalled with Windows 10 Pro + AntiVirus and OpenOffice1 year return to base warranty


Better than ops pc
an02rew17/09/2019 21:40

I thought so, others will moan but for £62.95 I don’t have any complaints s …I thought so, others will moan but for £62.95 I don’t have any complaints so far


Very predictable response, the monitor alone is worth the asking price, no? Heat added...
SUMMONER17/09/2019 21:35

Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually …Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually pay some money for should at the very least have a 1st gen Intel Core i3/i5 or equivalent AMD processor.



I use a 10 year old 17" Dell Vostro laptop with a Centrino processor. I put in a SSD ( in fact 2 as it has a dual bay) and it is fast enough for basic tasks with 4GB RAM and Win 10.
SUMMONER17/09/2019 21:35

Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually …Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually pay some money for should at the very least have a 1st gen Intel Core i3/i5 or equivalent AMD processor.


I have a 1st gen i7 Sony Vaio laptop. It’s still on Windows 7 as AFAIK Windows 10 is not supported due to Sony stopping making laptops. I think I got it in around 2010-11.

It still runs as fast as fast can be. Upgraded it to an SDD about 4 years ago. Surfing, videos/streaming, office work, retro gaming. Absolutely excellent.

So I would agree that even a 1st gen “i” processor, if in good condition and with an SSD, should be great for most tasks.
Not familiar with computers so forgive the silly question, can this be connected to a HD TV as I’m not sure if they have hdmi ports?
ed198017/09/2019 21:50

Would this be ok for browsing, youtube, school homework?


this is exactly what these sort of deals are for, at £63 it'll do all that and comes with everything you need and is basically plug and play.

for this price, can you go wrong ??
zcaprd717/09/2019 22:01

Very predictable response, the monitor alone is worth the asking price, …Very predictable response, the monitor alone is worth the asking price, no? Heat added...



Not really - Gumtree, Ebay et al. are flooded with old monitors that people can barely give away. I was offered a full HD 19” yesterday for £12.50, for example. And you can pick up a fourth generation i3 machine for as low as £50 if you’re willing to watch and wait a while... Which is why I’m not convinced these bundles are great value unless you really only need a PC for very basic tasks, and don’t have the time or will to shop around - which I accept not everyone does. Time is money and all that!
would this be good as a cheap windows pc to learn software development etc ?
ebeneezer_goode17/09/2019 23:30

would this be good as a cheap windows pc to learn software development etc …would this be good as a cheap windows pc to learn software development etc ?


Software development is a broad term. That which specifically targets the Windows platform is typically done with Visual Studio which is very bloated and needs lots of resources - you would need a better CPU and more RAM. If you're planning on learning a cross-platform language like Python or Java, there are a lot more options and this would be acceptable, provided you stick with lightweight IDEs or notepads. You might find buying a Raspberry Pi and running Linux would be a better learning experience though.
Edited by: "drspa44" 18th Sep
As a package this is fine, but Windows 10 doesn't play as nice with Core 2 chips as it should (mostly the graphics drivers), given they are 10+ years old now - turn off the Windows 10 effects like transparency, animations, etc. Since it comes with the monitor, keyboard, mouse and WiFi it's not a bad price - but you can easily reach the limitations of this hardware; media-rich websites (or those loaded with scripts and ads) and HD YouTube may be a step too far. Then again, it's £60 so you're not paying much. Probably fine for the kids, grandparents to get online or a garage PC.
Dont try to watch youtube 1080p60fps on this..
drspa4418/09/2019 00:48

Software development is a broad term. That which specifically targets the …Software development is a broad term. That which specifically targets the Windows platform is typically done with Visual Studio which is very bloated and needs lots of resources - you would need a better CPU and more RAM. If you're planning on learning a cross-platform language like Python or Java, there are a lot more options and this would be acceptable, provided you stick with lightweight IDEs or notepads. You might find buying a Raspberry Pi and running Linux would be a better learning experience though.


yeah its to run visual studio and whatever else comes up on my course. I was actually meaning the other desktop that is linked on here from eBay specifically the i3 with 120gb for 50 or the i5 for 80. just looking for a cheap windows computer to do the stuff I can't on my MacBook
zcaprd717/09/2019 22:01

Very predictable response, the monitor alone is worth the asking price, …Very predictable response, the monitor alone is worth the asking price, no? Heat added...


No.
"WiFi enabled computer"

Made me chuckle. Can just imagine walking into a pc shop and heading over to the "WiFi enabled" section.

Btw op just buy a key for Windows 10 and install it along side Mac os or as a virtual machine, no need for a whole extra machine!
SUMMONER17/09/2019 21:35

Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually …Core 2 Duo, which is truly ancient. Avoid!Any computer that you actually pay some money for should at the very least have a 1st gen Intel Core i3/i5 or equivalent AMD processor.


Can you build me one for this price?
ebeneezer_goode18/09/2019 01:49

yeah its to run visual studio and whatever else comes up on my course. I …yeah its to run visual studio and whatever else comes up on my course. I was actually meaning the other desktop that is linked on here from eBay specifically the i3 with 120gb for 50 or the i5 for 80. just looking for a cheap windows computer to do the stuff I can't on my MacBook


Would it not be possible go dual boot Windows 10 on your MacBook? You could also run it in VirtualBox.
Could you run football manager on it - all I need to know!!
JohnSmith2118/09/2019 08:02

Can you build me one for this price?


Of course he can't

All this AVOID stuff makes me want to spit, especially at this price.
mrew4218/09/2019 09:22

Of course he can'tAll this AVOID stuff makes me want to spit, especially …Of course he can'tAll this AVOID stuff makes me want to spit, especially at this price.



Given that someone has posted a link to an i3 machine for a few quid less. Yes, avoid this old core 2 duo that will probably stutter if you watch anything on youtube in 1080p
Probably. That's some serious amount of research there
Nujol17/09/2019 22:39

It’s still on Windows 7 as AFAIK Windows 10 is not supported due to Sony s …It’s still on Windows 7 as AFAIK Windows 10 is not supported due to Sony stopping making laptops.


What does Sony not making laptops have anything to do with installing Windows?!
microsoft.com/en-…s10
I have to be the voice of reason,

I have a similar PC running XP and it is laggy as hell, boot up times will take forever on Windows 10,

Every task is slow, windows 10 uses 4GB of Ram just with 1 browser open, so no headroom to do other tasks,

Like scrolling through a text based email, you will be memory and processor limited in every task,

That would drive me insane,

Updates will cripple this system, you can turn them off, but it is complicated,

Anti virus is cloud based in windows 10, and will use all the computers resources and leave you no head room,

It will only get worse the longer you have the pc,

So turn off the cloud based anti virus, you can't turn off the 2nd anti virus,

You can but it switches back on within 24 hours,

I recently had a problem with my PC,

so i needed one fast,

I got the following for £100 off ebay,

Dell 3020,

4th Gen i5,

8GB of ram,

Display port, my 29" widescreen monitor only has 2 HDMi ports but i bought a Display port to HDMi cable for £2.99,

Windows 10 Pro,

1TB hard drive, VGA connector, pcie slot,

8 USB ports, CD Rom burner,

No monitor or keyboard, but this PC is only 4 years old people not 13 years old,

9 years is light years in PC terms,

I reckon i could get 5 years out of it, then add an SSD and get quite a few more years out of it,

In the long run you would be better off getting a PC with more headroom,

As my i5 PC should last 5 to 7 years with windows 10 updates disabled and you will more than likely have to upgrade once if not twice in that time, to a slightly better spec barely capable of running windows 10 which will need even more resources just to tick over,

The choice is yours though.
Heat
ebeneezer_goode17/09/2019 23:30

would this be good as a cheap windows pc to learn software development etc …would this be good as a cheap windows pc to learn software development etc ?


depends, not everyone needs to "LeArN tO cOde", is this something you already excel at/have the propensity towards? double/triple down on your strengths and forget your weaknesses.
People commenting about the processors and age of the pc, please suggest alternative rather then stating the obvious. Its a £62 pc what you want i9
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