Dell: deal or no deal

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by kaps, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. kaps

    kaps :lurk: OT Supporter

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    Dimension E520
    Pentium® D Processor 915 with Dual Core Technology (2.8GHz, 800FSB)
    Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition
    Express Upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium from XP Media Center Edition
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    19 inch E197FP Analog Flat Panel
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    $10 Win Vista Home Upgrade when released

    $1039.60
    I get a discount from work. Is it worth it or let it slide for holiday deals?
     
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    Meh...

    You can do better...

    Have you thought about building yourself?
     
  3. kaps

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    mind giving me a place to look at for better? Prefer 19 flat panel, about the same in the one above.

    time and waiting are stopping me, plus it seems like the price to build it isnt really worth it, would need to pay for a "real" copy of XP too. Last machine I built was an AMD 1700 right after XP came out, so Ive been out of the loop for a while with whats good and worth $$.
     
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    #1 upgrade to a Core 2 Duo processor if you do.
    #2 check www.slickdeals.net everyday for dell coupons and deals. Sign up for their forums and check out the dell coupon section.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I agree. The Core 2 Duo is so much faster and more efficient temperature-wise.

    It would be worth waiting to find a decent coupon.
     

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