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For £179 delivered @ DELL - Windows 8.1, dual core processor, new, 4GB + 500GB SATA HDD
For £179 delivered @ DELL - Windows 8.1, dual core processor, new, 4GB + 500GB SATA HDD

For £179 delivered @ DELL - Windows 8.1, dual core processor, new, 4GB + 500GB SATA HDD

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Processor
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Intel® Celeron® Dual Core J1800 Processor (1M Cache, up to 2.58 GHz)
Operating System
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Windows(R) 8.1 with Bing, English
Base
Dell™ Inspiron™ Small Desktop (Model 3646)
Video Card
Intel® HD Graphics
Memory1
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4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600MHz Memory
Hard Drive
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500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
Monitor
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Display Not Included
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Optical Drive
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Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Wireless
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Dell™ Wireless-N 1705 @ 2.4GHz + Bluetooth 4.0
Keyboard
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Dell KB 113 USB Entry Keyboard - US/EUR (QWERTY)
Mouse
Dell USB Optical Mouse
Productivity Software
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Microsoft Office 2013 Trial, MUI
Security Software
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McAfee Live Safe 12 month subscription
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1 Year NBD with Premium Phone Support
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Accidental Damage Support
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No Accidental Damage Protection
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Slots
Memory Slots
2 DIMM Slots
Ports
External Chassis Connections
Front
(2) USB 2.0, MCR 8:1, Mic and Headphone Jacks

Rear
(1) USB 3.0, (2) USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Ethernet), 3-stack audio jacks supporting 5.1 surround sound

Media Card Reader
Integrated 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
(supports Secure Digital (SD), Hi Speed SD (SDXC), Hi Capacity SD (SDHC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), Multimedia Card (MMC), Multimedia Card Plus (MMC Plus), xD-Picture Card(XD))

No TV Tuner
Regulatory
U.S. EPA Energy Star Compliance
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
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New! Inspiron 3000 Series Small Desktop
Original Price£218.99
Instant Savings£19.99
Price£199.00
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Features & design
With Windows 8.1 — for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
So small. So big on possibilities.
So small. So big on possibilities.
Sleek space-saver: Streamline your space with a desktop that’s easy on the eyes. The attractive design with a smooth black surface fits in nicely anywhere in your home. It also frees up desk space to let you enjoy more elbowroom for picture frames, souvenirs, snacks, or whatever it is you like to have handy.

Optional HD monitor: View videos or organize photos on the HD or Full HD display of your choice. Choose the screen size that best suits your needs with the added flexibility to upgrade to a second display or larger monitor later.
Speedy, smooth and spacious
Speedy, smooth and spacious
Power player: Count on the same performance of a regular desktop in a smaller PC with the latest processing power. Run multiple programs at once so you can work on your website, create presentations, make a movie or listen to music at the same time with less lag.

Updated operating system: Navigate smoothly with the new, feature-rich Windows 8.1. Learn how to personalize your desktop with great new apps and features that make multitasking a breeze.

High-capacity hard drive: With up to 500GB of space, you’ll have room for all your photos, videos and important documents.

33 Comments

nice, but links to the main page and NOT the offer above.......

This is good

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By the dogs do you mean crap?

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It's an ok processor, you cannot expect much better for the money.

Note that it's soldered to the motherboard so you cannot upgrade the processor at a later date.

had no idea there was a morning club, are there any better benefits? might jump ship.

xela333

Note that it's soldered to the motherboard so you cannot upgrade the … Note that it's soldered to the motherboard so you cannot upgrade the processor at a later date.



The motherboard and chip together is only £45, you just replace the whole thing if you want to upgrade.

This is a cold vote from me I'm afraid. It's too big and too slow. If it had been a Mini PC with the J1850/1900 then it'd be worth looking at, but a 10 litre box with the dual core variant of an already slow processor doesn't make a very compelling product.

Very cheap but these new Celeron CPUs seem to be doing very poorly in the benchmarks. This one appears to be slower than a Core 2 Duo E6300 from 8 years ago!

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J400uk

Very cheap but these new Celeron CPUs seem to be doing very poorly in the … Very cheap but these new Celeron CPUs seem to be doing very poorly in the benchmarks. This one appears to be slower than a Core 2 Duo E6300 from 8 years ago!



That was a perfectly good processor that people paid £500 for (in the PC) at the time.

EndlessWaves

The motherboard and chip together is only £45, you just replace the whole … The motherboard and chip together is only £45, you just replace the whole thing if you want to upgrade.This is a cold vote from me I'm afraid. It's too big and too slow. If it had been a Mini PC with the J1850/1900 then it'd be worth looking at, but a 10 litre box with the dual core variant of an already slow processor doesn't make a very compelling product.



Don't dell make their own obscure size motherboard along with cases to fit them? I have a dell that I've literally just replaced last night after about 5/6 years of intensive use (it was excellent btw) but as far as I'm aware the case was designed specifically to fit their own sizes of motherboard and PSU. I'm not sure if a standard ATX replacement would fit, at least not in my XPS. Maybe their other ranges are easier to upgrade etc or perhaps they've scrapped their custom sizes altogether by now but it's something worth checking out.

That said, my Dell desktop is the best pc I've ever had.

When spending £179 on a PC, you are not going to be looking for anything super powerful and won't care that much between about processor speeds, which are essentially pointless for a lot of use anyway when things such as the hard drive are bottlenecks preventing the full power of the CPU to be utilised.

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So please tell us where we can get an equiv DESKTOP for less?

Just had my PSU go on my five year old Inspiron 545. Finding a replacement at a reasonable price was proving difficult, so, ordered one of these.

Thanks OP.

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reddit

When spending £179 on a PC, you are not going to be looking for anything … When spending £179 on a PC, you are not going to be looking for anything super powerful and won't care that much between about processor speeds, which are essentially pointless for a lot of use anyway when things such as the hard drive are bottlenecks preventing the full power of the CPU to be utilised.



Might be a personal thing but I wouldn't be spending just £179 on a PC, would rather pay a little extra and get something better.

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MrBThatsMe

Don't dell make their own obscure size motherboard along with cases to … Don't dell make their own obscure size motherboard along with cases to fit them? I have a dell that I've literally just replaced last night after about 5/6 years of intensive use (it was excellent btw) but as far as I'm aware the case was designed specifically to fit their own sizes of motherboard and PSU. I'm not sure if a standard ATX replacement would fit, at least not in my XPS. Maybe their other ranges are easier to upgrade etc or perhaps they've scrapped their custom sizes altogether by now but it's something worth checking out. That said, my Dell desktop is the best pc I've ever had.



That used to be the case but they got such bad press for it that now everything is standard. Much easier to upgrade a Dell PC now.

mystogan12

This is good


not as good as £166.40 dell laptop week ago

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zabique

not as good as £166.40 dell laptop week ago



Not everybody wants a laptop and if you really want that same laptop for a bit less £161 here's the link hotukdeals.com/dea…137

Edited by: "sircrusticroc" 29th Jul 2014

This is fine for me, just looking to use this for a bit of email, internet, office basics and sage, nothing heavier than that.

MrBThatsMe

Don't dell make their own obscure size motherboard along with cases to … Don't dell make their own obscure size motherboard along with cases to fit them? I have a dell that I've literally just replaced last night after about 5/6 years of intensive use (it was excellent btw) but as far as I'm aware the case was designed specifically to fit their own sizes of motherboard and PSU. I'm not sure if a standard ATX replacement would fit, at least not in my XPS. Maybe their other ranges are easier to upgrade etc or perhaps they've scrapped their custom sizes altogether by now but it's something worth checking out.



Sounds like you're using a BTX era dell. BTX did actually look like it was going to take off for a while there, and I believe the PSUs used the same mountings as ATX PSUs.

From the pictures in the manual it looks like it's a DTX case and motherboard. A very sensible format (especially in narrower Mini form) that it's a shame hasn't been more widely adopted but it uses the same mounting holes as Mini ITX.

I couldn't see any exact details on the PSU but from the shape and size of the cutout I'd suspect it's FlexATX.

sircrusticroc

So please tell us where we can get an equiv DESKTOP for less?



But this isn't equivalent to a standard desktop in the first place, it's equivalent to a chromebook or fast tablet.

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No, my friend. 4 Gigs, 8.1 and 500GB SATA is not a Chromebook, as I think you know.

Show me a Chromebook equiv if you're so smart.

To be honest at this price who really will upgrade the motherboard and processor? if it needs upgrading you'll buy a Dell desktop for £99 in 2016 I suspect.

This is an amazingly cheap deal, Dell are doing their utmost to revitalise the desktop and laptop market and these prices will certainly help. Maybe the love affair with the tablet as a laptop/desktop replacement is coming to an end for some?

This CPU benchmarks at around 1072 on the Passmark test.

An Asus Chromebook C710 benchmarks at 981

The rather underpowered laptop I'm currently using benchmarks at 1718 and struggles with some more processor intensive stuff. I paid £180 for it nearly a year ago.

I would say the processor in this Dell is on par with the netbook / Chromebook type device - adequate for very basic stuff but this will serious struggle if you push it.

spannerzone

To be honest at this price who really will upgrade the motherboard and … To be honest at this price who really will upgrade the motherboard and processor? if it needs upgrading you'll buy a Dell desktop for £99 in 2016 I suspect.This is an amazingly cheap deal, Dell are doing their utmost to revitalise the desktop and laptop market and these prices will certainly help. Maybe the love affair with the tablet as a laptop/desktop replacement is coming to an end for some?



Tablet sales are down I know so many people who spent £400 on a ipad and now feel like it was a waste of money. You cant replace a laptop or desktop with a tablet you will just be left frustrated.

sircrusticroc

Literally the dogs



Really?

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sircrusticroc

Perhaps a cocker spaniel as opposed to a greyhound - but pretty good for … Perhaps a cocker spaniel as opposed to a greyhound - but pretty good for what you get.You're not meant to vote hot or cold based on how close it gets to a i7 in performance but on an evaluation of value for money. Hard to find better value than this little beauty.



sure if you enjoy waiting for hours before you can do anything

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fowler002

sure if you enjoy waiting for hours before you can do anything



But I think you'll agree that for Gran & Gramps, who simply want email, internet browsing, perhaps a bit of BBC iPlayer, this would be perfect.

Can you opt for Win7?

I think it should be pointed out that the specs say no monitor included but the image shows a monitor - might fool a few people.

Gollywood

Can you opt for Win7?



No, you will be forced to learn something new. And not be a luddite.

My PSU has given up the ghost on my old HP after 6 years of 24/7 usage. Was looking for a reasonable PSU but most are getting poor reviews unless buying top end. Have therefore thought about replacing the PC and after looking at this wondered if it would be worthwhile opting for this one dell.com/uk/…/pd?refid=inspiron-3847-desktop&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch&isredir=true at £249 and applying the 10% VIP code bringing it down to £224.10 then swapping out the 4GB ram for two sticks of Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1600C11 XMS3 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL11 Performance Desktop Memory Module at £28.99 each and adding Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 640 Graphics Card (2GB DDR3, PCI Express 3.0, VGA, 2x DVI-D, HDMI, Nvidia 3D Vision Ready) at £59.90 making a total of £341.98. My budget is limited and I have some Amazon gift certs that I was going to use for the Memory and Graphics Card. So wondered if this option of Dell's PC would cope OK. Any ideas from you knowledgable people :-).

thanks sircrusticroc for the info and the spelling education

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Woo baby!
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