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    D03S020 : 22"MON, 2GB, C2DUO, 640HDD, 256 ATI, 1YR onsite £433



    Dell™ 22" Black Wide Flat Panel (E228WFP)


    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Business / Windows® XP Professional -
    1Yr on site Warranty
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
    640GB (2x320GB) 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive - Dual HDD Config
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB
    16x DVD +/- RW Drive
    Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard
    Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
    Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio

    £30 Money Off
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    Delivery Charge Discount -£60.00

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    Sorry Iceni but I'm going to have to add another slimline case warning, this is nothing personal I just get annoyed that Dell are producing these machines with half decent CPUs and big hard drives yet are all but useless for games and any future GPU upgrades due to using half-height graphics cards! My opinion is that all Dell slimline offers here should come with some kind of warning if any more than say £200-£225, which is about the max that you want to spend on an office machine base.

    This offer comes with pretty much the top end of Dells half-height GPU offerings and IMHO is utterly rubbish. I have added a comparison below that shows the included card (albeit the full size version) against a popular card that currently costs around £85 so not some £300-£400 blitzer!

    To sum up, if you want to play games or have any kind of future proofing of your purchase then go for the full size case. If you simply need a basic office machine then look at the budget end offers.


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    just because you dont like slim cases, doesnt mean that everyone has to be a sheep and follow you.


    do you ever think that perhaps there are people out there that might actually want a slim case because lack of space i.e students, school kids bedrooms.etc
    where space is at a premium where they live and that they dont want to upgrade graphics cards , heatsinks etc. they just want a machine that does the job they require in the space they want.


    i thought not

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceni
    just because you dont like slim cases, doesnt mean that everyone has to be a sheep and follow you.


    do you ever think that perhaps there are people out there that might actually want a slim case because lack of space i.e students, school kids bedrooms.etc
    where space is at a premium where they live and that they dont want to upgrade graphics cards , heatsinks etc. they just want a machine that does the job they require in the space they want.


    i thought not
    You seem to have missed the point. I totally accept that there will be those that require slimmer PC cases for whatever reason. My concern lies in that people will buy into this higher technology (IE: The stated faster CPU's etc) not realising that they won't be able to fully utilise the extra power due to extremely limited and essentially pointless graphics upgrades. As I said if you simply want a office machine or something for the kids room etc that won't be used for gaming then go for the budget end of the range which is ideally suited for this use and around £150-£200 less.

    Anyway, I doubt that we will see eye to eye on this, I just think it's important that members know about any issues. I'll see about getting something added so I don't have to give full details like this in future.

    Edit: New advice post added here: http://www.rpoints.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1160891

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    I can't get it for anywhere near this price

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    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)
    2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

    This is a poorly thought out combination.

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    yea, can you show us how you get it down to that price please? thanks

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