Vostro 220 E6300, 1GB, 160GB, Windows 7 Home Premium. £211.60 @ DELL
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Vostro 220 E6300, 1GB, 160GB, Windows 7 Home Premium. £211.60 @ DELL

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Found 26th Nov 2009
1st deal so please don't be too harsh.

Base Vostro 220 MT Standard Base Mini Tower Chassis
Microsoft Operating System English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32 BIT)
Memory 1024MB 800MHz Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1x1024)
Keyboard UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard Black
Monitor Display Not Included
Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X4500
Hard Drive 160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices No Floppy Drive
Mouse Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Modem No Modem
Optical Devices 16X DVD ROM For Win7
Sound Cards Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio HD
Speakers No Speakers
Power Cords 2 Meter Power Cord - UK
Documentation/Disks English - Documentation Vostro Desktop
Bundle D122204
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Collect & Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected
Order Information Vostro Desktop 220MT Order - UK
Processor Intel? Pentium? Dual-Core Processor E6300 (2.80GHz, 1066 FSB, 2MB cache)
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Protect your new PC Norton Internet Security 2009 - 15 Month Protection - English

e-value code is DMUK12-D122204 = £159 + £25 delivery + 15%VAT = £211.60

11 Comments

I think your "go to deal" is not working.

It goes to the Dell web site, but I then get a message "trying to retrieve your system information" and it just goes into a loop

Original Poster

It seems to work for me, if the link does not work goto Dell Small Business site and enter the ecode DMUK12-D122204 it should come up as £159+ VAT, thought it was a good price for anyone who needs to replace their desktop but already has a monitor.

"go to deal" link is working now.

Couple of points.

1Gb is JUST about enough to run Windows 7, but I would spend £20 on an extra 1Gb.

The DVD drive is a ROM drive (NOT R/W) so you could not create DVDs (nor maybe even CDs).

Original Poster

Yeah, this is really the same deal as a few weeks ago but the processor has been upgraded to a E6300 from a E5400 for the same price, I bought one from that deal and am very happy with it, it is nice and quiet and Windows 7 is a big improvement from Vista. I upgraded the memory myself and fitted a Gigabyte 4550 silent graphics card with DVi/HDMI. If you just want a desktop for internet / office type use the standard spec it is all you need but a memory upgrade to 2GB would not go wrong.

Great new "budget" processor - the Pentium E6300 CPU supports VT for anyone into virtualization. XP mode in Windows needs VT but of course this version of 7 does not have XP Mode.

These CPUs are amazing for overclocking on air at stock voltage although you are limited on a Dell by BIOS for easy overclock. I have overclocked using BSEL method - got a E3200 CPU clocked to 3.2Ghz from 2.4Ghz on a Dell with no voltage/cooling increase required.

Will be interesting to see if a E6300 will go to 3.5GHz from 2.8Ghz on stock.

CPUs support speedstep which means when computer not busy cpu is clocked down automatically - saves on electricity.

If you need more memory would be cheaper to upgrade to 3GB elsewhere if you are happy to install yourself - very easy. An additional 2GB stick can be had for around £37 compared to £69 from Dell.

Heat added. Cheap as chips!

pabosotf123;7009865

Yeah, this is really the same deal as a few weeks ago but the processor … Yeah, this is really the same deal as a few weeks ago but the processor has been upgraded to a E6300 from a E5400 for the same price, I bought one from that deal and am very happy with it, it is nice and quiet and Windows 7 is a big improvement from Vista. I upgraded the memory myself and fitted a Gigabyte 4550 silent graphics card with DVi/HDMI. If you just want a desktop for internet / office type use the standard spec it is all you need but a memory upgrade to 2GB would not go wrong.


I too, upgraded the 220 to an E7400 and purchased extra 2gb, I put a 3650 radeon in.....does the 4550 need 6pin power or does it work ok...

Original Poster

The 4550 does not need any extra power connectors just simply plug into the motherboard, no fan either so silent too, £31.85 from Dabs, free delivery if total order is over £50. :thumbsup:

garethboyd;7010661

Will be interesting to see if a E6300 will go to 3.5GHz from 2.8Ghz on … Will be interesting to see if a E6300 will go to 3.5GHz from 2.8Ghz on stock.


Mine manages that but only just as it's unstable at 3.6GHz. Hit and miss really and depends on motherboard as well.

hey folks. for those with this system could you tell me what the case is like? are there spare slots for additional HDDs

Original Poster

It has 2 X 3.5 inch HDD bays internally and externally it has 2 X 5.25 inch drive bays and 1 X 3.5 inch bay. Case is not exciting but is solid and well made not cheap, external DVD bays are hidden by doors and there is a slide up/down door to cover the 3.5inch bay and the front USB ports and audio jacks.

pabosotf123;7021048

It has 2 X 3.5 inch HDD bays internally and externally it has 2 X 5.25 … It has 2 X 3.5 inch HDD bays internally and externally it has 2 X 5.25 inch drive bays and 1 X 3.5 inch bay. Case is not exciting but is solid and well made not cheap, external DVD bays are hidden by doors and there is a slide up/down door to cover the 3.5inch bay and the front USB ports and audio jacks.



Thank you
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