Desktop - Sandy Bridge I5-2400, Windows 7, 21.5" Monitor, GeForce GT 420, £448.80 @DELL
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Desktop - Sandy Bridge I5-2400, Windows 7, 21.5" Monitor, GeForce GT 420, £448.80 @DELL

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Found 13th Jan 2011Made hot 17th Jan 2011
Similar to deal already posted - hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…592

Apply coupon 581?G9TFXXJ8FP at checkout

Quidco instructions (thanks to user mccg) : possible 7%

-Click on Dell "get cashback" link
-Click on "Business desktops" in footer
-Click on "Vostro desktop"
-Click on "Vostro 460" desktop

Base Vostro 460 : Standard Base
English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT) with Recovery DVD
Memory 2048MB (2x1024) 1333MHz
Keyboard UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Enhanced Multimedia USB Keyboard Black
Monitor Dell E-series E2211H 21.5" 55 cm Wide LED monitor VGA,DVI (1920x1080) Blk UK/I
Video Card Nvidia ® GeForce GT 420 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card
Hard Drive 320GB (7200RPM)
Mouse Dell Optical (Not Wireless), Scroll USB (3 buttons scroll) Black Mouse
Optical Devices 16X DVD +/-RW Drive
Speakers No Speakers
Power Cords 2 Meter Power Cord - UK
Documentation/Disks Ship Accessory : English Docs
Bundle D014602
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Collect & Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected
Order Information Vostro Desktop 460DT Order - UK
Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2400 w/VT (3.1GHz, 6MB cache)
Dell System Media Kit MOD,MEDIA,DVD,RDVD,460
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 includes reduced–functionality of Word & Excel with advertising
Protect your new PC Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 15-months

54 Comments

Looks like a good deal overall.

I'd be interested to know what kind of PSU this system has; I used to have a Dell XPS from 05/06 for the PSU fan was noisy as hell.

Also, it'd be useful to know how noisy the CPU is. I'm surprised the computer companies haven't come up with a system of showing this.

Does one have to buy the monitor?

Original Poster

You can't deselect the monitor but it is included in the price.

Is it just me or do Dell seem to overcharge for any upgrades you want? Increasing the hard drive or RAM size looks expensive

shedloads

The upgrades are just a tad expensive with the 19 in 1 multicard reader … The upgrades are just a tad expensive with the 19 in 1 multicard reader and USB3.0 both priced at £999,999.99. The good news is though if you buy one you get the other free so you never pay more than £1,000,398.99 for this computer with both of those add ons.:p



a tad expensive, lol !

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Original Poster

These were not options when I first posted the deal. Its pretty funny though!

quad core pc with monitor under £500 seems good to me.

Just be aware that Dell build quality isn't what it once was.

I bought one of the i7 Vostros that was on here last January, and in the 12 months I had it - it went back for 2 new motherboards and a new CPU fan.

Still a cheap price, and they do fix the issues - but worth considering if this will be your only PC, as the collect an return warranty could leave you without it for a week at a time.

Banned

elky

Just be aware that Dell build quality isn't what it once was.I bought one … Just be aware that Dell build quality isn't what it once was.I bought one of the i7 Vostros that was on here last January, and in the 12 months I had it - it went back for 2 new motherboards and a new CPU fan. Still a cheap price, and they do fix the issues - but worth considering if this will be your only PC, as the collect an return warranty could leave you without it for a week at a time.



Ive had my business computer - Core 2 quad from Dell 3 years never once any issues other than a noisey fan of which just needed a clean!

its a simple but quality computer. I paid £299.

Sulphur Man

Does one have to buy the monitor?



you could always sell it

dvhendo

I've had both good and bad experiences with Dell, the bad ones have been … I've had both good and bad experiences with Dell, the bad ones have been with more recent machinesIve had my business computer - Core 2 quad from Dell 3 years never once any issues other than a noisey fan of which just needed a clean! its a simple but quality computer. I paid £299.



I've had both good and bad experiences with Dell, the bad ones have been with more recent machines
Edited by: "mofokiss" 17th Jan 2011

For the price, this is excellent. A good sized HD screen, and a good spec machine.

~Cyrix

The Dell website doesnt seem to be working for me..weird.

aghhhhhhhhhhh how do I buy though quidco or the like ? I can't find it through their link

dvhendo

Ive had my business computer - Core 2 quad from Dell 3 years never once … Ive had my business computer - Core 2 quad from Dell 3 years never once any issues other than a noisey fan of which just needed a clean! its a simple but quality computer. I paid £299.



I've had quite a few Dell PC's and laptops over the last 10 years, and all were brilliant until last year.
I bought the Vostro that had problems, and my sister had a laptop (bought on my recommendation) which had a few problems too.

I still think that Dell offer value for money, but gone are the days where you bought one that would last for years trouble free.

Coming up as £409 got me after discount and upgrading the RAM to 4GB.

Forgot about VAT.


Edited by: "kharma45" 17th Jan 2011

elky

Just be aware that Dell build quality isn't what it once was.I bought one … Just be aware that Dell build quality isn't what it once was.I bought one of the i7 Vostros that was on here last January, and in the 12 months I had it - it went back for 2 new motherboards and a new CPU fan. Still a cheap price, and they do fix the issues - but worth considering if this will be your only PC, as the collect an return warranty could leave you without it for a week at a time.



had my computer about 4 and a half years from Dell, never had any hardware problems

Coming up as £409 got me after discount and upgrading the RAM to 4GB.



surely that is without VAT added?

marc1

surely that is without VAT added?



Ah, that's what I'm missing, cheers!

The problem I have with Dell is they never give enough details about the motherboards in their PCs... how many SATA connections are there? does it have USB 3.0, etc..
Also, the Dell cases don't leave a lot of room for expansion (on the basic models) anyway...
Dell really are for the "just give me a PC that I will not [cannot?] change" crowd.

How much is the coupon for?

NVM £50
Edited by: "Abvance" 18th Jan 2011

dorito

The problem I have with Dell is they never give enough details about the … The problem I have with Dell is they never give enough details about the motherboards in their PCs... how many SATA connections are there? does it have USB 3.0, etc..Also, the Dell cases don't leave a lot of room for expansion (on the basic models) anyway...Dell really are for the "just give me a PC that I will not [cannot?] change" crowd.



I'm constantly surprised when this nonsense view is trotted out. I bought my dimension 9200 from Dell more than 4 years ago. Since then I added a second optical drive, second hard drive, added a firewire card, upgraded the graphics card and the processor to quad core. There are extensive service manuals online for every Dell system which set out in detail the motherboard specifications and capabilities. Also, there are a huge number of users of most systems due to the volumes they ship so most things you plan have been done before by someone else - this reassured me that the officially '375W' PSU on my system is sufficiently underrated to push all the extra grunt required by the upgrades.

How do I get to this deal from the base URL, for people using Quidco/TCC?

Typical Dell style. They put low Hard Disk, Memory and Graphics (might has well have the built in one) into it, then charge extortionate amounts to upgrade them.
The monitor does make it much more appealing, but deals of 21.5 LED have been posted for £90 (and quite likely better than the Dell one). So its really £370 for the base system.
Food for thought.

richardcotton

Is it just me or do Dell seem to overcharge for any upgrades you want? … Is it just me or do Dell seem to overcharge for any upgrades you want? Increasing the hard drive or RAM size looks expensive



Yes.
Buy the best value base system then upgrade with bits from ebuyer or the like

Can you buy this for home use or does it need to be for business use? Just wondering if at affects the warranty? Upgrading it to the i7 seems good deal. It would cost about the same to build it myself!

I think this is a good price. The only upgrade I'd take is the best value processor option which is the i5/2500 option as it is almost the same performance as the i7 but £80 cheaper.

For other upgrades the cheapest way is buy the PC and then buy the bits from ebuyer and fit them yourself.

Great price.
I would still prefer to build myself. Doesn't age nearly as fast & overclockable.

Great deal, pity it only has 2gb memory.

Hot

numptyj

had my computer about 4 and a half years from Dell, never had any … had my computer about 4 and a half years from Dell, never had any hardware problems



My 2 and a half year old vostro 410 desktop has never missed a beat also. (Been abused a fair bit!)

masai

My 2 and a half year old vostro 410 desktop has never missed a beat also. … My 2 and a half year old vostro 410 desktop has never missed a beat also. (Been abused a fair bit!)




Nuff said.........oO

guv

I'm surprised! Do you keep the tissue box handy by the side?



surprised I didnt think of that brah. what excuse do you give to your wife when she sees the kleenex next to yours

Just wondering, by default Dell include Windows 7 32bit, but (I'm no expert) wouldnt the 64bit option be preferable, at no extra cost?

i got work to buy the i7 machine posted at xmas for me, saved the vat and it comes out of my wage gross before tax and ni so save that on my wage too
must say quite impressed on the quality bad point is i could only fit 1 more hdd in the case

Scooter - 64bit isnt always best - lots of programs don't work with it and unless u increase memory to 4 gig u might not notice - most mainstream progs work with 64 bit its the little utils we love using that dont always. u dont need 64 bit unless u use lots of intensive applications in my opinion

Approx £650 worth of kit if you go the DIY route with Aria, Scan, Ebuyer, etc. Good Dell deal if you ask me.

Abvance

How do I get to this deal from the base URL, for people using Quidco/TCC?



I wish I knew !

HELP !

So how does one add the 3.0 USB and 19-in-1 Multicard Reader without adding £999,999.99 exc vat and delivery to the bill ?

shedloads

So how does one add the 3.0 USB and 19-in-1 Multicard Reader without … So how does one add the 3.0 USB and 19-in-1 Multicard Reader without adding £999,999.99 exc vat and delivery to the bill ?



Apparently it is a difficult and time-consuming task to fit these to these desktops due to their design, hence the high price. Probably best not to add these to your cart and go for the standard unit.

Hammondhammond

I wish I knew !HELP !



Me too lol.
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