Vostro Desktop 200 - £163.33 @ Dell
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Vostro Desktop 200 - £163.33 @ Dell

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Found 2nd Oct 2008Made hot 21st Oct 2008
Description
Vostro 200 MT(D102012)
Date & Time: Thursday 2 October 2008 9:59 AM

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Vostro 200 MT(D102012) Qty 1
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E2180 (2.00GHz,800MHz,1MB cache), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic SP1 - English Unit Price £119.00
Catalog Number: 202 D102012
Module Description Show Details
Base Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E2180 (2.00GHz,800MHz,1MB cache)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic SP1 - English
Memory 1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
Keyboard Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Monitor Display Not Included
Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
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 Drive
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Speakers No Speakers
Shipping Documents English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference D102012
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Standard Warranty 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite - No Upgrade Selected
CompleteCare Declined CompleteCare
Protect your new PC McAfee® Total Protection for Small Business - 30 Day Trial Protection - English
Order Information Vostro Desktop Order - UK
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order
TOTAL :£119.00

Total excl. VAT VAT Rate Total incl. VAT
Sub-total £119.00 17.50 % £139.83
Total Delivery Charge £20.00 17.50 % £23.50
Total Price £139.00 £163.33

Don't change anything to get it this price, if I had a free delivery code I'd get one.

36 Comments

Good price for a basic PC and cetainly a much better prospect than the usual bigpockets/aria entry-level Celeron tat.

Tentatively, voted hot...as I haven't checked if this has already been posted by the mighty MikeT.

Little bit too cheap for my liking, spend a bit more and get something with a bit more oomph, (Esp some more RAM, although easy enough to add) but if you really are set for a cheap one, this is sizzling hot, and unlike the secondhand old bangers posted on here week after week, it is NEW! :-)

Great price for a dell, especially with the one year warranty, my inspiron 530 had an overheating MB & RAM (because of me and my overheated room:-D) and the turnaround for the repair was very quick.
But people upgrade!
CPU -£112 for a E8400 (3.0ghz) and judging from my Inspiron 530's motherboard, you just swap out the cpu add some thermal paste, and use the included heatsink - not scary at all.
RAM - £25 for 2GB of RAM, this is even easier to install, just slot them in and click into place.
Graphics - Any card of your choice PSU - £37 Antec Earthwatts - to power that Graphics card.
OS - £20 for Windows XP Professional COA OEM

And you are set with a really great gaming pc for around £450, with the only potential bottleneck being your choice of graphics card. (would recommend the HD4850, even though I have a 8800GT)

tubby20076;3098715

Great price for a dell, especially with the one year warranty, my … Great price for a dell, especially with the one year warranty, my inspiron 530 had an overheating MB & RAM (because of me and my overheated room:-D) and the turnaround for the repair was very quick.But people upgrade!



Agree... but I would suggest looking at the slightly dearer models first, & doing the research - you can end up upgrading SO much it isn't even remotely the same PC, and spending more than getting a higher spec in the first place! RAM is usually the cheapest and easiest DIY option though.

(Oddly, my 530 Quad Core is one of the COOLEST machines I have had over the last 10 years, but then again I used to have mainly AMD processors!)

tubby20076;3098715

Great price for a dell, especially with the one year warranty, my … Great price for a dell, especially with the one year warranty, my inspiron 530 had an overheating MB & RAM (because of me and my overheated room:-D) and the turnaround for the repair was very quick.But people upgrade!CPU -£112 for a E8400 (3.0ghz) and judging from my Inspiron 530's motherboard, you just swap out the cpu add some thermal paste, and use the included heatsink - not scary at all.RAM - £25 for 2GB of RAM, this is even easier to install, just slot them in and click into place.Graphics - Any card of your choice PSU - £37 Antec Earthwatts - to power that Graphics card.OS - £20 for Windows XP Professional COA OEMAnd you are set with a really great gaming pc for around £450, with the only potential bottleneck being your choice of graphics card. (would recommend the HD4850, even though I have a 8800GT)




Where do you get your COA OEM for £20? That sounds a little cheap!

thekanester;3098055

Good price for a basic PC and cetainly a much better prospect than the … Good price for a basic PC and cetainly a much better prospect than the usual bigpockets/aria entry-level Celeron tat.Tentatively, voted hot...as I haven't checked if this has already been posted by the mighty MikeT.



I didnt post this one as this is imo a much better value buy.

hotukdeals.com/for…837

More ram, bigger hard drive, better OS and a dvdrw rather than just a dvd rom.

thekanester;3098817

Where do you get your COA OEM for £20? That sounds a little cheap!



Try technical traders
technicaltraders.co.uk/ Goto OEM

I've bought from them before for my current Inspiron 530 which had vista preinstalled, they even refunded my P&P which they accidently charged me for, it was only like £2 or something, but it was a nice gesture. You of course also need an OEM XP installation disk, which you can buy there as well...But I didn't.

MikeT;3098860

I didnt post this one as this is imo a much better value … I didnt post this one as this is imo a much better value buy.http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234837More ram, bigger hard drive, better OS and a dvdrw rather than just a dvd rom.



Wow, that is a better deal (non-sarcastically)
Less upgrading necessary:-D, 160GB is a little on the low side these days.
I was going to suggest a DVD-RW drive from Play.com for £14, but for the additional £36 you get a whole lot more.

MikeT;3098860

I didnt post this one as this is imo a much better value … I didnt post this one as this is imo a much better value buy.http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234837More ram, bigger hard drive, better OS and a dvdrw rather than just a dvd rom.



Agreed, it is far better bang for the buck, but sometimes there's only so much you can spend and this is in the same price-range as the second-hand bangers, as I already mentioned, so it'll fit the bill for somebody whose pockets aren't deep enough for the good 'un.

nihcaj;3098776

Agree... but I would suggest looking at the slightly dearer models first, … Agree... but I would suggest looking at the slightly dearer models first, & doing the research - you can end up upgrading SO much it isn't even remotely the same PC, and spending more than getting a higher spec in the first place! RAM is usually the cheapest and easiest DIY option though.(Oddly, my 530 Quad Core is one of the COOLEST machines I have had over the last 10 years, but then again I used to have mainly AMD processors!)



I know exactly what you mean!
My dell cost £433 and with all my upgrades, much closer to £650 (no monitor either)

1GB RAM is far too little to run Vista properly. I would either upgrade this straight away, or look for one of the better Dell deals.

PSU - £37 Antec Earthwatts - to power that Graphics card.


I have a Vostro 200 with an E6750 processor and I'm running an Nvidia 9800GT on the standard power supply with no problems at all. I would suggest you should only buy the power supply upgrade once you are absolutely sure the standard fit one isn't up to purpose.

Hot ! Because: £163, delivered, plus ONSITE warranty, Wow. H&R added.

You cannot beat this at the price. HOT.

onboard high def; does that actually mean high def sound? or for true high def do you need a separate card?

1GB RAM is far too little to run Vista properly. I would either upgrade … 1GB RAM is far too little to run Vista properly. I would either upgrade this straight away, or look for one of the better Dell deals.



Based on experience or supposition? I'm absolutely no fan of Vista but I have a laptop with Vista Basic on it with 1GB ram and I don't have any performance issues at all with it.

Rubbish system and price.

I have a system close to this spec (actually has 250gb hard drive, 4gb ram, 128mb dedicated graphics) that I'm about to take the local waste collection site.

I can't believe people are prepared to pay money for this rubbish.

[url]www.dell.co.uk/outlet[/url]

You can pick up core2duo 2.53Ghz systems for £208.00 delivered (with the £55 discount + free delivery atm) with Vista Premium.

Inspiron 530 E7200 Core 2 Duo (2.53GHz)
2048MB 800MHZ (2X1GB) Memory
DVD+/-RW
DVD-ROM (Reader) 16X
Internal Wireless PCI Card
English Windows Vista Home Premium

£207.38 delivered.

lol unreal u get a cheap deal for £163 from dell people suggest spending £450 on a spec pc and someone else says its rubbish, your all mad, this is a bargain i buy these all year and sell them on for a profit and no one has complained or asked about an upgrade, these are basic machines desgined for basic tasks which the average householder doesnt need a big spec pc, when someone rings up and says my pc just died how much for a new one and i say XXXX they say bargain! can i collect!

joeybutterface;3257872

Rubbish system and price.I have a system close to this spec (actually has … Rubbish system and price.I have a system close to this spec (actually has 250gb hard drive, 4gb ram, 128mb dedicated graphics) that I'm about to take the local waste collection site.I can't believe people are prepared to pay money for this rubbish.



:thumbsup::roll: I will pay the postyage and you can send the unit on rather than exhaust yourself at the dump.Let me know:whistling:

rkmayar;3257976

:thumbsup::roll: I will pay the postyage and you can send the unit on … :thumbsup::roll: I will pay the postyage and you can send the unit on rather than exhaust yourself at the dump.Let me know:whistling:



Beat me to it, hell if your in London i'll even come to your door and pick the damm thing up


All1

rkmayar;3257976

:thumbsup::roll: I will pay the postyage and you can send the unit on … :thumbsup::roll: I will pay the postyage and you can send the unit on rather than exhaust yourself at the dump.Let me know:whistling:



rather than wait for a dumped system to be passed on, :whistling:, I gone for this one, and many thanks

toad

Anyone got a free delivery code for this??? Very tempted, would make a good HTPC imo, even though theres nothing wrong with the current one :s

toadoftoadhall;3258046

rather than wait for a dumped system to be passed on, :whistling:, I gone … rather than wait for a dumped system to be passed on, :whistling:, I gone for this one, and many thankstoad



hop to it:thumbsup:

biglugs1;3104297

I have a Vostro 200 with an E6750 processor and I'm running an Nvidia … I have a Vostro 200 with an E6750 processor and I'm running an Nvidia 9800GT on the standard power supply with no problems at all. I would suggest you should only buy the power supply upgrade once you are absolutely sure the standard fit one isn't up to purpose.



I have a Vostro 200, and the Dell PSU in this model doesnt have a 6pin PCI-E connector so how did you power that card?! I'm curious as I was reluctantly going to fork out £40 on a new PSU because of that, so any response is v.welcome :thumbsup:

You could always get a better spec than this, but you would have to pay more.

This is fine for the money

trd;3258119

I have a Vostro 200, and the Dell PSU in this model doesnt have a 6pin … I have a Vostro 200, and the Dell PSU in this model doesnt have a 6pin PCI-E connector so how did you power that card?! I'm curious as I was reluctantly going to fork out £40 on a new PSU because of that, so any response is v.welcome :thumbsup:


Go onto ebay.co.uk and look for these item numbers
280277355925
200263495609
290269441394

Last one is £1.89 with free postage


All1

Also, how many ram slots do they have and would a 8800GT fit in (yes I know PSU would need changing!) ?

Are these warrantied 1 year?

ctoumi;3258520

Are these warrantied 1 year?



[FONT=arial][SIZE=1]1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=1][included in purchase price][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=1]3Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day [add £45.00]

[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=1]3Yr ProSupport for End Users and Next Business Day On-Site Service [add £72.00][/SIZE][/FONT]

Great value. Voted hot.

It will do anything apart from silly little shoot-em-up games! But then it is, after all, a personal computer not a toy.

Or for an extra £44, you can upgrade it to:

3Gb Ram
250GB Hard Drive
DVD Burner
Windows Vista Business

Seems even better value to me + 7% Quidco

Vostro™ 200 MT(D102022)




Date 22/10/2008 03:53:19 Central Standard Time

Catalog Number 202 Retail ukbsdt1



Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id



Base:
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E2180 (2.00GHz,800MHz,1MB cache) 120103 1 [210-18648] 1


Microsoft Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista® Business SP1- English 161310 1 [429-12687][619-12573][640-10620] 11


Microsoft Application Software:
Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English 113540 1 [630-11714] 25


Monitor:
No 17" Wide Monitor 157983 1 [480-15983] 5


Memory:
3072MB 800MHz (2x1024 + 2x512) Memory 128070 1 [370-13101] 3


Hard Drive:
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache 113945 1 [400-13613] 8


Video Card:
Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100 114127 1 [490-10679] 6


Optical Devices:
16x DVD +/- RW Drive 113990 1 [429-12688][429-12693] 16


Keyboard:
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY) 113613 1 [580-13144] 4


Mouse:
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse 128067 1 [570-10456] 12


Dell System Media Kit:
Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers) 113992 1 [340-14634] 319


Shipping Documents:
English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord 114001 1 [340-14638] 21


Gedis Bundle Reference:
D102022 182941 1 [200-55906] 22


Order Information:
Vostro Desktop Order - UK 114357 1 [800-11364] 111


Standard Warranty:
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day 138803 1 [709-10059][709-10060] 29


Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs:
Dell Internet Order 21417 1 [817-10001] 650


Promotions Hidden Option Class:
Free memory upgrade from 2048MB to 3072MB 141842 1 [236-10383] 605


Enhanced Service Packs:
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite - No Upgrade Selected 138820 1 [710-11021] 30


CompleteCare:
Declined CompleteCare 138839 1 [712-10255] 31


Protect your new PC:
McAfee® Total Protection for Small Business - 30 Day Trial Protection - English 165962 1 [650-11789] 40


Sound Cards:
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio 114128 1 [510-10198] 17


Speakers:
No Speakers 113584 1 [520-10613] 18


Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices:
No Floppy Drive 113939 1 [385-10516] 10


Modem:
No Modem 114369 1 [530-11708] 14

I like SKODA's pc but I cannot get the sale to change the D number this is the Vostro DD102012, and SKODA's is D102022.
As its the last day for the free upghrades can some one please enlighten me! Thanks.

cheers for these sold mine this morning now gonna order another 2 of them, easy money and much apprecaited poster.

Alloneword;3258290

Go onto ebay.co.uk and look for these item … Go onto ebay.co.uk and look for these item numbers280277355925200263495609290269441394Last one is £1.89 with free postageAll1



Yeah but the Vostro 200 doesn't have any molex connectors from PSU, so this is why I'm stumped as to how 'biglugs1' is powering a 9800GT from a Vostro200 PSU. :?

czechoslovakia;3259142

Or for an extra £44, you can upgrade it to:3Gb Ram250GB Hard DriveDVD … Or for an extra £44, you can upgrade it to:3Gb Ram250GB Hard DriveDVD BurnerWindows Vista BusinessSeems even better value to me + 7% QuidcoVostro™ 200 MT(D102022) Date 22/10/2008 03:53:19 Central Standard Time Catalog Number 202 Retail ukbsdt1 Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id Base:Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E2180 (2.00GHz,800MHz,1MB cache) 120103 1 [210-18648] 1 Microsoft Operating System:Genuine Windows Vista® Business SP1- English 161310 1 [429-12687][619-12573][640-10620] 11 Microsoft Application Software:Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English 113540 1 [630-11714] 25 Monitor:No 17" Wide Monitor 157983 1 [480-15983] 5 Memory:3072MB 800MHz (2x1024 + 2x512) Memory 128070 1 [370-13101] 3 Hard Drive:250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache 113945 1 [400-13613] 8 Video Card:Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100 114127 1 [490-10679] 6 Optical Devices:16x DVD +/- RW Drive 113990 1 [429-12688][429-12693] 16 Keyboard:Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY) 113613 1 [580-13144] 4 Mouse:Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse 128067 1 [570-10456] 12 Dell System Media Kit:Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers) 113992 1 [340-14634] 319 Shipping Documents:English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord 114001 1 [340-14638] 21 Gedis Bundle Reference:D102022 182941 1 [200-55906] 22 Order Information:Vostro Desktop Order - UK 114357 1 [800-11364] 111 Standard Warranty:1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day 138803 1 [709-10059][709-10060] 29 Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs:Dell Internet Order 21417 1 [817-10001] 650 Promotions Hidden Option Class:Free memory upgrade from 2048MB to 3072MB 141842 1 [236-10383] 605 Enhanced Service Packs:1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Onsite - No Upgrade Selected 138820 1 [710-11021] 30 CompleteCare:Declined CompleteCare 138839 1 [712-10255] 31 Protect your new PC:McAfee® Total Protection for Small Business - 30 Day Trial Protection - English 165962 1 [650-11789] 40 Sound Cards:Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio 114128 1 [510-10198] 17 Speakers:No Speakers 113584 1 [520-10613] 18 Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices:No Floppy Drive 113939 1 [385-10516] 10 Modem:No Modem 114369 1 [530-11708] 14



PLEASE can you tell us where we can find this deal, I cant see it anywhere :?

trd;3262975

Yeah but the Vostro 200 doesn't have any molex connectors from PSU, so … Yeah but the Vostro 200 doesn't have any molex connectors from PSU, so this is why I'm stumped as to how 'biglugs1' is powering a 9800GT from a Vostro200 PSU. :?



I have a Vostro 200, bought one in January when it was on offer with a 22" whooper. I have a Sapphire Radeon x800 gto2 in my PC which requires connection to the power supply via power adaptor.

Visited local PC shop, asked whether it was possible to get a Serial ATA to Molex converter, he said nope they don't produce them. Twenty minutes later, I was on eBay and found one.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/SATA_power_cable.jpg/200px-SATA_power_cable.jpg

Even though its a harddrive (Serial ATA) connector, they use this type of port to transfer power, I don't know why, me and my dad were confused. However, eBay found the answer...

You'll find this is what you need; Mine works a treat, don't run really powerful games, CounterStrike Source, Team Fortress 2... however I run photo / video editing software across multiple monitors and the only problem I've ever had with my Vostro 200 is VISTA! I'd personally have wanted to buy XP at the time, but never mind I settled with Vista & Ubuntu partition.

Realised you can't post direct links to eBay, never mind. [COLOR="Red"]Item Number: 170268201117[/COLOR]

Cheers,
J

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