Zoostorm Desktop PC, AMD A4 3300 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW £129.99 @ Ebay Ebuyerexpress
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Zoostorm Desktop PC, AMD A4 3300 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW £129.99 @ Ebay Ebuyerexpress

£129.99eBay Deals
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Found 6th Sep 2012
Cheap Desktop PC with 12 Months Warranty

- Processor
AMD A4-3300 2.5Ghz Dual Core APU
Cache: 1MB
Memory
2GB DDR3 RAM
Supports up to 16GB
2 x DIMM sockets
Hard Drive
320GB SATA 2.5” HDD
Optical Drive
DVDRW
Software
No Operating System
Chipset
AMD A55
Display
N/A
Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6410D Graphics,
Up to 1GB graphics system memory
Audio
High Definition Audio, 5.1 channel
Input Devices
No Keyboard or Mouse
Networking
Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN
Power Supply
300 watts
Dimensions
Height: 360mm
Width: 375mm
Depth: 180mm
Interfaces
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
1 x D-Sub VGA Port
1 x DVI-D Port
6 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Jacks
Expansion
1 x PCI-e x 16 Slot
1 x PCI Slot
1 x PCI-e Slot
Case
mATX Tower Case
Warranty / Miscellaneous
1 Year Collect and Return warranty

151 Comments

£10 cheaper than last week and that got fairly hot - so have voted hot!

Queue up all the idiots saying: bad spec, for X more you can double the RAM, I can build cheaper myself, poor quality, etc.

Perfect for the grandparents, kids, students and so on - can't complain at this price!

bad spec, for X more you can double the RAM, I can build cheaper myself, poor quality, etc...
just kidding. have a ton of heat!

Great value basic pc.

it is rubbish plain and simple

ciarandanielbyrne1

it is rubbish plain and simple



I really hope you're trying to be funny.....

As I said in the other thread, I bought one for office use. It's fine.

Cheap and very cheerfull !! Heat added

Stick the tenner towards the extra ram simples, hot

Good price so voted hot.

However, it is worth bearing in mind these machines are incredibly loud, so it might be worth replacing the fans.

Site is about deals, this is a good deal, voted hot.

For those who like some figures:

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…APU

About the same speed CPU as a Core2Duo 2.4Ghz. If you don't want to play games or process 73 images into a Panorama on Photoshop, it'll do the job.

Graphics:

About the same as GeForce GT 620, so Minesweeper will run. Important stuff!

videocardbenchmark.net/vid…10D

Personally (for testing) I'm running Windows 8 on a P4 3Ghz (less than half the speed of this) on 2GB of RAM using IDE disks. If you're just wanting it for basic tasks, only really needs an operating system in my opinion.

No need for one myself, but thanks for the post OP

I hate to be that guy but these aren't built to last. Really hot for what it's got, but might not want to consider it as a long term solution.

how much would it cost to get Win7 (legally)

heated

130 notes for a full pc , how the f*&k can they make a full pc for this price yet a tiny 256gb ssd costs around the same price
when you think of all the components in this, how can there be any profit in this
madness

good deal

130 notes for a full pc , how the f*&k can they make a full pc for this … 130 notes for a full pc , how the f*&k can they make a full pc for this price yet a tiny 256gb ssd costs around the same pricewhen you think of all the components in this, how can there be any profit in thismadness

Because they use cheap components which will all gradually end up probably failing in a year or 2. I have a dell inspiron that I got many a year ago thats still going strong, but I just know this wont last that long.

130 does not get you a full pc as it has no keyboard or mouse. No operating system. So legally you are looking at least 60-90 quid more unless you already have the software/ components at home. The CPU is only worth £30 or so.

APU chips will never fully matchh the I3/i5 Intel chips. They are priced for bang for buck.

Link to some bundles without case or PSU on Aria

You get what you pay for really. It does give you an idea of how much more you need to pay to get a full set up.

For me this spec is below the pc I bought 4-5 years ago. Least it is 75% cheaper.

Cepultura

Because they use cheap components which will all gradually end up … Because they use cheap components which will all gradually end up probably failing in a year or 2. I have a dell inspiron that I got many a year ago thats still going strong, but I just know this wont last that long.



This is naive TBH. The components of these are good average PC standard and perfectly serviceable for the market they're aimed at. The cases are pretty smart and their only real minus point is the (somewhat) noisy fans. When machines are this cheap you can afford to upgrade them at will if you want to.

You'd be vastly better off with one of these than some pre-historic Dell, that's for sure.

Great value.......

Can't knock the value aspect.

arnold.rimmer

130 notes for a full pc , how the f*&k can they make a full pc for this … 130 notes for a full pc , how the f*&k can they make a full pc for this price yet a tiny 256gb ssd costs around the same pricewhen you think of all the components in this, how can there be any profit in thismadness



3 main reasons, NAND flash is very expensive and plus the wafer its built upon (same wafer as microprocessors), on top of paying a company for its controller (e.g sandforce). All adds up to an expensive piece of technology with very little margins.

This is absolutely outstanding value. You could put a user friendly version of Linux on this and have a PC that will suit 50% of families.

Most people just browse the internet, do office work and perhaps the odd bit of file storing (pictures/music etc).

Excellent value for the price!

this looks like a great price. do you think it is it worth investing in the extra warranty?

kylewalker

this looks like a great price. do you think it is it worth investing in … this looks like a great price. do you think it is it worth investing in the extra warranty?



No

dean_brfc

This is absolutely outstanding value. You could put a user friendly … This is absolutely outstanding value. You could put a user friendly version of Linux on this and have a PC that will suit 50% of families.Most people just browse the internet, do office work and perhaps the odd bit of file storing (pictures/music etc).



Linux mint or Ubuntu. Either will do.

I recently posted a similar deal here:
hotukdeals.com/dea…846
Quite a few controversial comments!
Now its £20 cheaper here on ebay, via ebuyer?

Anything at this price point with HDMI?

fishmaster

No


what makes you say that?

fishmaster

Linux mint or Ubuntu. Either will do.



Yes I have used both and theyre great.
Mint is more efficient, with ubuntu 12 perhaps being too demanding for older hardware
both should run nicely on this.

amazing deal! 1 year collect and return warranty too!

Bit gutted. I paid £20 more about a month ago and I haven't even taken it out of the box yet :-(

Unless you are quite shy, chances are you or a friend/relative has an ageing core duo PC in a cupboard somewhere, or you could pick up an ex-leased business base unit for less with a licensed copy of Windows on it, a local RTB warranty, with possibly a moderately quiet power supply.

But getting on topic, I don't know how many customers are happy with their purchase, and obviously fit more memory if you absolutely must install MS Windows on it, but the saving grace for this AMD deal is that it would edge out most my suggestions in the graphics department. Assuming you're prepared for the possibility of at some point replacing what I assume is a heroically awful the power supply, with meantime the hopefully small possibility of occasional blue screens of death/freezes... hot!

decembers_spawn

Anything at this price point with HDMI?



The DVI-D port should convert to HDMI as electrically they are the same outputs - you just need a cheap adapter such as this:
ebay.co.uk/itm…47b (never understand how the Middle East manages to manufacture and internationally post these for less than a quid!)

Or pay about 50p more and get one faster from a UK seller:
ebay.co.uk/itm…d71

Just for reference:

A4 CPU - £40
FM1 MATX MB - £35
2GB DDR3 - £10
Generic Case+PSU - £25
Optical Drive - £15
HDD 320 - £40

Total - £165

Great Deal!

kylewalker

what makes you say that?



It's about the gamble and the cost of the unit and replacing parts. The main parts to usually go wrong are the PSU (cheap to replace) and the hard drive. A cheap PSU will cost you the same or less than the warranty cost for 2 years and is a significant cost towards a hard drive. All these parts are user replaceable and easy to do. The cost of the unit is small and the warranty cost a significant % of that cost, but mainly the amount you are protecting is low enough to not warrant paying extra on a warranty in my view.

Cepultura

Because they use cheap components which will all gradually end up … Because they use cheap components which will all gradually end up probably failing in a year or 2. I have a dell inspiron that I got many a year ago thats still going strong, but I just know this wont last that long.



I can't really agree with that - I bought a similar (pro-rata) 'cheap' desktop for the kids - for £140 delivered from the defunct CDiscount 4 years ago now, and a free bottle of wine! Still going strong, never had a problem. I wouldn't want one for myself but I wouldn't spend £500 on one for the kids to use for Facebook and Messenger

replace this, replace that, replace the other, you're doing what an 18 year old does to his old austin metro!

Seriously you either want a rubbish pc or you don't. It aint gonna become good no matter how you pimp it.

OhhSoBadly

how much would it cost to get Win7 (legally)



£50 on flebay look for OEM VERSION

Item number 251145739846.
Edited by: "kiddy" 7th Sep 2012

This is naive TBH. The components of these are good average PC standard … This is naive TBH. The components of these are good average PC standard and perfectly serviceable for the market they're aimed at. The cases are pretty smart and their only real minus point is the (somewhat) noisy fans. When machines are this cheap you can afford to upgrade them at will if you want to.You'd be vastly better off with one of these than some pre-historic Dell, that's for sure.


I think you misread what I wrote. I said they use cheap components, which have a decent chance of failing (i.e. breaking) in a year or 2, im not talking about speeds or any nonsense like that.

FWIW, my dell is still speedy with windows 7. Core 2 duo, Dedicated GFX, 4GB ram, 500GB HD. And its 5 years old.
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