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Old 04-24-2007, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell offer, good deal?

I just recieved a page of deals from DELL through my letterbox, and this one caught my eye, (instead of me typing the details, here they are on the DELL site)

Find a Notebook, Desktop, Server, Printer, Software, Service or Monitor at Dell.

(First one on the list: Dimension E521, it's £249, will probs be a bit higher with VAT and delivery as they're excluded from the price)

P.S - my couson is looking at buying a desktop pc not me

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Old 04-24-2007, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Drop the service to Collect & Return (saves £84). A better deal, but not super.

If your cousin is just looking for a rig to use for the internet and office stuff, it will work. the monitor is a bit small, and the options it gives for them suck. For the extra dough, he could up the CPU and RAM, and then add in a graphics card (probably have to replace the PSU, as it will be 300W or so).

Best bet is to build one. You'll come out paying a little more, but it will be well worth it. Dell cripples stuff on their builds to save money, and, to me, the extra few bucks are worth it.


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I used to buy dell's faithfully... but building computers is like smack. its addictive.. and once you start building them you will never go back to pre-builts because you save yourself money.. you can get more power for your money if you build one.
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You can't beat £300 when building it with windows and screen incl. VAT ex. delivery. It's up to you whether you want to get it. I personally would ask around schools and look on ebay for a basic PC though.

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