Refurbished Fujitsu Esprimo E352 Windows 7 Pro Desktop(Under £100) - £99 @ Tier 1
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Refurbished Fujitsu Esprimo E352 Windows 7 Pro Desktop(Under £100) - £99 @ Tier 1

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Found 2nd Aug 2013
Windows 7 PC under £100 with 4GB RAM and 250GB we must be crazy.. but its true! This refurbished Fujitsu Esprimo E3521 PC Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz offers exceptional value in small form factor case. Windows 7 Professional is installed therefore this PC can be used at home or in an office.

Code for £10 off: FLASHSALEE3521-04-08-2013
- bigmo_uk

Full specification:

globalsp.ts.fujitsu.com/dms…pdf
- RustySpoons

205 Comments

Very nice!

very old processor. if haswell is gen 4 of the core i series and this is a core2duo, its 5 generations behind in processor!

bouncy99

very old processor. if haswell is gen 4 of the core i series and this is … very old processor. if haswell is gen 4 of the core i series and this is a core2duo, its 5 generations behind in processor!



This processor is still about 4x faster than an AMD C-50 / 60, it's perfectly decent for basic computer use. A SandyBridge B960 is only a little faster.
Edited by: "FlappyPappy" 2nd Aug 2013

bouncy99

very old processor. if haswell is gen 4 of the core i series and this is … very old processor. if haswell is gen 4 of the core i series and this is a core2duo, its 5 generations behind in processor!



At this price and for the intended purpose of this type of computer, the chip is more than fine. Windows 7 in the mix is a bargain.

No CD/DVD drive (though it may be easy to fit one)

Only VGA graphics out, and may be hard to fit a better graphics card due to small form factor.

May be a good "starter" machine for kids, or for basic internet use, but not much more.

they are £89 with code "FLASHSALEE3521-04-08-2013"

FlappyPappy

This processor is still about 4x faster than an AMD C-50 / 60, it's … This processor is still about 4x faster than an AMD C-50 / 60, it's perfectly decent for basic computer use. A SandyBridge B960 is only a little faster.

you have the cpu benchmark comparisons for this? even so, a sandybridge b series is still a very poor cpu which means this will perform much worse.
Edited by: "bouncy99" 2nd Aug 2013

bouncy99

you have the cpu benchmark comparisons for this? even so, a … you have the cpu benchmark comparisons for this? even so, a sandybridge b series is still a very poor cpu which means this will perform much worse.



It really depends on your application. As a htpc plug in a low profile graphics card you are good to go, although you might be able to get a dell optiplex usff 755/760 for a bit less from eBay auctions if windows 7 pro is not a must for you.
Edited by: "naodai_mmx" 2nd Aug 2013

naodai_mmx

It really depends on your application. As a htpc plug in a low profile … It really depends on your application. As a htpc plug in a low profile graphics card you are good to go. Although you might be able to get a dell optiplex usff 755/760 for a bit less from eBay auctions if windows 7 pro is not a must for you.

in which case put XBMCbuntu or something like that directly on it.

CPU comparisons between the E6300 (speed 2.8GHz speed but the FSB is 1066MHz instead of 800MHz) and the
Sandy Bridge based Pentium G850:
anandtech.com/ben…404
Passmark scores:
Intel Pentium E5500 @ 2.80GHz 1798
Intel Pentium B950 @ 2.10GHz 1800
Intel Pentium G850 @ 2.90GHz 2724

Thanks - bought a couple for my parents. I can confirm the code works but had to put two orders through to get £10 off each.

Excellent price for a basic computer........HOT

Bum - had an issue with Paypal - for some reason they decided to pay via e-cheque. One of the guys at Tier1 emailled to let me know it may be delayed a bit so I cancelled and paid by Debit Card. They seem pretty friendly to deal with and on the ball

Sounds crazy, but if I was getting this i'd save up for a new HDD. For reliability/speed reasons. A bad refurb HDD could kill the speed of this machine. Its not a nessicity but would be the best upgrade IMO. If you can stretch to an SSD you would have quite a beast for very little.

Nothing wrong with the Core 2 Duo chips, more than ample for most things, I have stacks of Aopen Digital Engine DE7000's, that I picked up under £100 each, amazing machines.

This deal would make a good HTPC with Openelec or XBMC/Plex on Windows 7.
4 Card slots and can take a 16x Graphics card (low profile)

Full specs here:

globalsp.ts.fujitsu.com/dms…pdf

Heat from me.

RustySpoons

Nothing wrong with the Core 2 Duo chips, more than ample for most things, … Nothing wrong with the Core 2 Duo chips, more than ample for most things, I have stacks of Aopen Digital Engine DE7000's, that I picked up under £100 each, amazing machines.This deal would make a good HTPC with Openelec or XBMC/Plex on Windows 7.4 Card slots and can take a 16x Graphics card (low profile)Full specs here:http://globalsp.ts.fujitsu.com/dmsp/Publications/public/ds-ESPRIMO-E3521-E85.pdfHeat from me.


Perfect for that will reccomend to a mate who was looking at android boxes but this would be perfect with xbmc on it.

Add a low profile graphics card pcie x16 slot. Dvd drive (virtually nothing) and you have a very useful compact pc. Bargain!

the_el_man

Sounds crazy, but if I was getting this i'd save up for a new HDD. For … Sounds crazy, but if I was getting this i'd save up for a new HDD. For reliability/speed reasons. A bad refurb HDD could kill the speed of this machine. Its not a nessicity but would be the best upgrade IMO. If you can stretch to an SSD you would have quite a beast for very little.



What on earth are you talking about, except the SSD bit...a hard drive works or doesn't work. There are rare cases where you may be right but that's hardly the norm for a hard drive not working or on the way out.

bouncy99

very old processor. if haswell is gen 4 of the core i series and this is … very old processor. if haswell is gen 4 of the core i series and this is a core2duo, its 5 generations behind in processor!


LOL !!!

Have some heat for that find. For users who only want to use it for Web browsing, Shopping, Skypeing and Word Processing etc. this is an excellent buy.

does it just have a vga out ?

Ok - to put this into perspective.

To build a basic machine from scratch:
Processor - bottom end Intel = £30
Motherboard = £30
Cheap case + Psu = £15
Hard drive = £20
Memory = £20
Windows 7 Pro Oem = £107 ........

I make that around £222 - the Win7 Pro makes this the good deal - the machine will be fine for most non gamers and will run Office / Facebook / Email / basic web games etc without a problem.

djqcquinn

Have some heat for that find. For users who only want to use it for Web … Have some heat for that find. For users who only want to use it for Web browsing, Shopping, Skypeing and Word Processing etc. this is an excellent buy.



Indeed, I've always been baffled by those who seem to think that any PC that doesn't have the latest and greatest CPU isn't worth buying. My main desktop PC is a Dell Vostro 230 with a similar spec. to these machines and it's fine for my usage, up to and including video editing. If I was modelling the global climate system or into the latest games I'd buy something different; it would likely cost more than 100 quid tho.

The only minor downside of this deal from a personal point of view is that it's a SFF machine and hence going to be tricky to repair if the PSU or something goes pop in 6 month's time. Worth a punt at 100 notes including Win 7 PRO anyway.

mug2k

does it just have a vga out ?



Well you can buy it bundled with a 19" VGA monitor for 140 quid so I would expect so. Doubtless the Fujitsu website will have the user manual available for download if you want to make sure.

spamcan61

Indeed, I've always been baffled by those who seem to think that any PC … Indeed, I've always been baffled by those who seem to think that any PC that doesn't have the latest and greatest CPU isn't worth buying. My main desktop PC is a Dell Vostro 230 with a similar spec. to these machines and it's fine for my usage, up to and including video editing. If I was modelling the global climate system or into the latest games I'd buy something different; it would likely cost more than 100 quid tho. The only minor downside of this deal from a personal point of view is that it's a SFF machine and hence going to be tricky to repair if the PSU or something goes pop in 6 month's time. Worth a punt at 100 notes including Win 7 PRO anyway.



SFF?

Fabulous find OP - as others have said, for £25 you can stick in an optical (Blu Ray) drive, get a wireless keyboard and a low profile silent HDMI GPU, and you've got a bloody great HTPC for not much money?

Heat added. And for all those who think it's slow, we went to the moon with about 1/1000th of this power...

barbiegirl

SFF?



Small Form Factor.

Cold not an i7 ( jokes)

Value for money, so heat.

Would the windows 7 pro license be transferrable?

is this going to be good enough replaying video content? either by adding the recent blu ray driver from ebuyer £25 or from .mp4 1080p files.

my current pc is naff but can play everything through vlc fine (heavy action is a little jerky) but i dont know the spec of my current pc..

anyone recommend a good usb 3.0 card for it? (nec chipset?)
Edited by: "david1274" 2nd Aug 2013

qwerty999bh

Would the windows 7 pro license be transferrable?


Not legally - no.

t3rm3y

is this going to be good enough replaying video content? either by adding … is this going to be good enough replaying video content? either by adding the recent blu ray driver from ebuyer £25 or from .mp4 1080p files.my current pc is naff but can play everything through vlc fine (heavy action is a little jerky) but i dont know the spec of my current pc..


Stick a fairly basic nVidia low profile graphics card in and it should be fine. You might get lucky and it plays them "out of the box" but as it is designed as a business machine I wouldn't bargain on it.

*Edit - You might be better off upgrading the graphics card in the machine you have - even a fairly low power machine with a decent graphics card can be capable of playing HD content. My Acer Revo has around 1/3rd the processing power of this but due to its decent graphics card will play full 1080p HD content without a problem (as will my aging laptop with a nVidia 8400M)

Edited by: "bbdom" 2nd Aug 2013

I wonder if these machines will accept Q6600 CPUs? I got some spares

mooo

I wonder if these machines will accept Q6600 CPUs? I got some spares



Dunno, but it's same socket LGA775

redbutcher

Small Form Factor.



i assumed he meant Super F**king Fast,

you live and learn

david1274

Dunno, but it's same socket LGA775



Tempted to buy one and give it a go.

The CPU in this is like 6 years old now - the zoostorm AMD APU deals for £120-140 or so come up fairly frequently and are a much better bet.

Awaken

The CPU in this is like 6 years old now - the zoostorm AMD APU deals for … The CPU in this is like 6 years old now - the zoostorm AMD APU deals for £120-140 or so come up fairly frequently and are a much better bet.



ignoring the cost of adding Win 7Pro to the Zoostorm machines. Other OSes are available. ;-)
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