Is this a good deal (dell outlet)?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xtrhvydty, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. I snagged this am -it seemed like a better deal than the current T3400-did I miss anything?
    many thx

    XPS 210 Small Form Factor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6700 (4MB L2 Cache,2.66GHz,1066 FSB) GK069
    Certified Refurbished 3E476
    No Speakers 54981
    NTFS,File System 90729
    Windows Media Player C8586
    Dell Optical USB 2-button Mouse CJ340
    2 GB DDR2 Non-ECC SDRAM 677MHz (2 DIMMs) F9121
    24X CD RW/DVD Combo Drive FK130
    Service Software FK244
    Operating System Software CD H7658
    Operating System Label JC663
    Hardware is Microsoft Vista Capable KJ999
    Dell Solution Center Software KW181
    256MB ATI RADEON HD 2400 Pro (1 DVI/1 TV-out), low profile MP235
    Image Restore Software N6174
    No Floppy Drive N9178
    Support Software NX186
    Genuine Windows XP Pro P7511
    Shipping Material PH267
    Microsoft Works 8.5 PN175
    Processor Label PY215
    Sonic Cineplayer RG893
    Software RK038
    USB Keyboard TH311
    320 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) TJ054
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Reader TK051
    Shipping Material UH370
    ISP Search Assist WK528
    Roxio Creator LE XM387
    XPS 210 STD: 1Yr Ltd Warranty and On-site Service Qty 1
    Unit Price $0.00


    Additional Discounts and Coupons
    Dell Outlet Customers: Free 3-5 day Shipping and Handling on select system!

    Total Price
    Sub-total $593.10

    Shipping & Handling $29.99

    Shipping & Handling Discount -$29.99

    Tax $33.21

    Total Price1 $626.31
  2. It's so-so. However, I personally wouldn't have a Small Form Factor computer. If the PSU goes out, you probably can't just run down to your neighborhood Best Buy and get another.
  3. A month ago, I came across a Vostro-400 with Windows XP and an Intel E6850 Duo-Core 3.0 GHz processor with 2 gigs of the 800Mghz memory and an Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS video card with an 80 Gig Hard Drive for:

    $519.00 + tax

    Initially, I came across a unit very similar to yours ( but also a Vostro-400 ) with the 2.66 Duo-Core Processor at 1333 front side bus for $499.00, but canceled the order and came back to find the one above for $519.00

    Personally, I would go with the Vostro-400. that can be found on the Dell Business Outlet.

    And don't worry about power supply units, you can upgrade with a standard ATX unit from Antec or PC Power & Cooling.

    Whatever you do, stick with Windows XP ( the XP Pro is ideal ) and stay away from Vista!!!

    Vista has way too many bugs still.
  4. got my computer. in one regard, I got screwed. I was not aware that the video card disabled the onboard VGA. So I have a video card with a DVI and S-video output. Since I use dual monitors, I have to get a video card with 2 vga outputs. I don't even know if this is poss with the small form (pci express 16) cards. The computer also has a pci express 1 slot, so perhaps I can just add a second card. I've researched the cards on best buy and am going to check them out at the store.

    Just a heads up for anyone thinking of buying a small form model.
  5. 1. There never was any assurance that your onboard video was going to work with any video card.

    2. Any"half height" video card will fit in your SSF case. Nvidia Quadro NVS 285 PCIEx16 would be ideal for trading.

    SSF cases also have another potential problem... if the PSU goes out, you probably can't just run down to your local Best Buy and get a replacement. (I had a SSF once, and the PSU did go out. When I got it fixed, I immediately sold it. No more SSF for me.)