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    [D032012]Vostro Core2Duo, 2GB RAM, 500GB HD, 20" TFT £352/No TFT £276



    Base Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.20GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
    Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
    Memory 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
    Keyboard Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)

    Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
    Hard Drive 500GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive DataBurst™ cache
    Mouse Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
    Optical Devices 16x DVD +/- RW Drive
    Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
    Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 8.5 - English
    Standard Warranty 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day

    Money Off Expires 12 March 2008 - £23.50


    £276 delivered

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    £352 with the 20" widescreen TFT monitor included (which kicks in the FREE shipping discount of £60!!)

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    How to get this deal

    To achieve the above price (base only): Reduce the warranty to 1yr, remove the 19" monitor. Otherwise upgrade to the 20" widescreen monitor which gives you a discount of £60 due to FREE shipping.

    Tip: Always take the offer through to the checkout. At this point all promotions will be added giving the best price, it's also the area where you can add any available discount codes.

    Upgrades to consider

    Dell™ A225 Speakers add £5.88

    19-in-1 Media Card Reader add £11.75

    640GB (2x320GB) 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive - Dual HDD Config add £30.55 - Limited Offer 10% Off Discount Details

    Dell™ Photo 928 All in One Printer add £40.19
    Get 40% off on Printer 928

    Accessing Dell's website

    If you are having problems getting Dell's site to load an offer via Rpoints then try clearing cookies then logging back on and starting over. If this doesn't help then check any third party programs that you are using that could be affecting access.

    Tip: When you click the above deal and see 'Click here to visit Dell UK and earn points' just click this once and allow the link to naturally complete, several clicks could cause the direct linking to fail which would simply send you to the home page or worse, give an error message.

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    Hi, my son wants a couple of these, but doesn't need the windows software. Is there any way for him to claim back the value of that, or some part of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDB2222
    Hi, my son wants a couple of these, but doesn't need the windows software. Is there any way for him to claim back the value of that, or some part of it?
    I think you might have to phone Dell up to get that sorted, might mean losing the discount from the discount code though. However, you can haggle with them on the phone a little.

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    Thinking about buying this unit (DO32012)but I am a little concerned about some bad press on the Vostro.Any thoughts anyone.Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by member267570
    Thinking about buying this unit (DO32012)but I am a little concerned about some bad press on the Vostro.Any thoughts anyone.Cheers
    Do you have an example of the 'bad press'?

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    I've been on the market for a cheapish Quad'ie for a while and did consider a Vostro until a mate pointed me to the following page:

    http://www.gripe2ed.com/scoop/story/.../5/04941/42489

    Seems to be a US page, so don't know if the info is relevant to the UK or not, but doesn't make for good reading.. Certainly put me off purchasing a Vostro, until I hear of an "Official" fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave609
    I've been on the market for a cheapish Quad'ie for a while and did consider a Vostro until a mate pointed me to the following page:

    http://www.gripe2ed.com/scoop/story/.../5/04941/42489

    Seems to be a US page, so don't know if the info is relevant to the UK or not, but doesn't make for good reading.. Certainly put me off purchasing a Vostro, until I hear of an "Official" fix.
    A quick read through suggests that the issues have been resolved. The "black screen" problem was due to third party software (Symantec anti-virus ) and the "loud fan" is now fixed via a BIOS update.

    Full details HERE

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    Update: The 640GB HD (2x320GB) upgrade has now been reduced to just £26.

    640GB (2x320GB) 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive - Dual HDD Config [add £26] Limited Offer 10% Off Discount Details
    Also, the 928 all in one printer has been reduced:

    Dell Photo 928 All in One Printer [add £34.20]
    Get 40% off on Printer 928

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    Hi ST, quick question about putting a graphics card in this machine.
    I dont play the latest games, infact i hardly play any games, but i do watch a lot of HD films etc and do a bit of editing/encoding. I believe the HD 2600 is a good card for this, however there is still a lot of choice so im not really sure which one to go for, and if i need to upgrade the psu.
    i was looking at this : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128946 but they also have the pro version with 512mb for about the same price. £50 is about my limit.


 

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