A retired friend of mine is looking for his first computer and has a limited budget. He is thinking of a Dell 2400 on special offer for the next few days (£299 I think). He is not into games, so doesn't need a 'speed of light' box, only needs it to surf internet and write letters, store photos etc. Any help/advice really appreciated. Thanks
hi you could get a custom-build that way you get what you wan't for your money!.if you go to a local computer shop theyll probly do custom-builds you just tell them what you wan't and theyll do it for you!.hope this helps at all?.ben
Thanks folks, the offer on 'bremner's' link shows £379 and threw us for a moment, but I think the 3 year warranty had been added. The advert he saw is click here However good to get some positive feedback that this system should do for him. Neither of us feel confident to go for a 'build', so best stick with a 'name' I suppose.
The 'promo'price is right and worth serious consideration, before the cut-off date 08/09/04.With Dell and other well known manufacturers, there can be a high delivery charge, but this is included in this offer, a possible saving of £40.00+. The only drawbacks on this machine is the high prices for upgrading.£94.00 for 256mb ram,£105.75 for upgrade harddrive 40gb to 160gb.For £90.00 you can buy the Gericom 160gb external h/d, should you wish to expand the h/d capacity.
I had a quick look at the advert and it appears that the "£100 off" is off higher spec models and the lower spec offers £30 off. It is alos not clear if it comes with a monitor - the technical spec uses the term "optional".