Need a Desktop!

    Hi all,

    I need a desktop computer - however, I am really skint at the moment!

    I can find a 15" LCD TV for around £90 (or so) at the moment, and my ABSOLUTE budget is £350. so a base up to £250 would suffice (if cheaper, that's great :thumbsup: )

    I'm not a huge gamer nor a video editor - but I would like a fast, modern computer which I can upgrade if I need to. 512MB min memory, not fussed about processor - as long as it's fast and modern!

    I use the internet a lot, and multi task through normal applications.

    I have gone to ebuyer and seen an Acer Aspire T180 with AMD Sempron 3200+ (Excl monitor) for £234 - with 15" LCD = £294.

    However, I LOVE this site and I know everyone loves searching for a bargain, so if you can find me a nice, decent speedy computer I'll be really grateful!!

    p.s I know you're thinking if i'm skint why buy a computer? I got a £250 grant from my university and £100 for xmas to buy one of these. Trying to study from a laptop is a real pain!


    If you wait until tomorrow, Mike normally finds some good cheap Dell deals on the Hot Deals board.

    Original Poster

    I've been looking but they seem to be a beyond my budget?

    I'm sure Mike posted a good PC for £350 last week.
    I'll have a look.

    We have this one at £388:-

    305-D01E06 - £388.99 delivered
    Intel® Pentium® D 820 Dual Core Processor (2.80GHz, 800MHz, 2x1MB)
    Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Incl Operating System Re-installation CD) - English
    MCE to Vista Premium Upgrade on: ] before 03/31/07
    Dell 17" Value Flat Panel (E177FP) - UK/Irish
    1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x512] Memory
    160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
    16x DVD +/- RW Drive
    Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000
    Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
    Dell 2 Button USB Wheel Mouse - Black
    Microsoft® Works 8 - English

    If you go through Quidco you will receive 5% back which is about £20.00

    Original Poster

    Seen this one before...and just now before you posted!
    Looks good, I may stick with this one...Thanks!! :-)…301…304

    2 basic units that would probably suit your would the acer one on ebuyer..just require a cheapo keyboard/mouse with the ones you'll be using the TFT TV as the monitor..are you sure it has a VGA input (D sub 15 pin)

    If you can stretch to £388 the one dino has recommended is a better PC...remember quidco cashback applies to all the above mentioned..5% with Dell, 3% with PCNEXTDAY and 1.5 % with EBuyer

    Original Poster

    Didn't mean tv, sorry meant monitor !!

    Original Poster

    Dell seems best bet...comes with keyboard, mouse + monitor...might ask the bank of mum and dad!!


    Dell seems best bet...comes with keyboard, mouse + monitor...might ask … Dell seems best bet...comes with keyboard, mouse + monitor...might ask the bank of mum and dad!!

    Well good luck...start the grovel procedure immediately!
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