Tiny half price deal - is it a genuine bargain?

  freddie911boot 11:06 31 May 2005

I intend to get my twin sons a computer each for Christmas and have been tempted by a current half price deal from Tiny. Athlon 64 3000+ / 512 MB DDR / 250GB Serial ATA / ATi Radeon PCI Express x 16 IGP Graphics etc. It has no monitor, just a keyboard & mouse. At £499 including delivery is this a bargain? There is no recovery CD but I intend to format and then reinstall using Win ME & then an upgrade to XP, because this is the cheapest option. It is set up for connection to Supanet but I would remove the modem and put in a network card.

Is this the best way to get a computer for £500 which they could use for games, homework etc?

Thank you.

  Yoda Knight 11:08 31 May 2005

I'd suggest having a look at Dells offerings.
My experience of Tiny was not very pleasant...

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:18 31 May 2005

You can get cheaper and with a decent sec and with a TFT at PCW for about the same price....and you can take them home with you. Alternatively the Dell Inspiron laptops are flogging at £491 and they are an excellent spec.....4 day delivery.

  Indigo 1 11:19 31 May 2005

Can you post a link to the original ad ?

  genuinefake 11:24 31 May 2005

i dont think that that is a very good deal.
About a year ago i bought a base unit (no monitor as my old one still works) with similar specs for about £600.

  Pooke100 11:29 31 May 2005

Go with Dell.

  freddie911boot 12:06 31 May 2005

Thank you Indig 1 the ad was in The Times yesterday.

Judging by the response I'll go for Dell!

  Magik ®© 12:15 31 May 2005

and you will not go far wrong.......

  Pooke100 12:52 31 May 2005

good for you....

don't forget to tick as resolved!


  freddie911boot 16:30 31 May 2005

Thank you everybody.

Dell it is. I already have an Inspiron laptop on which I record tapes for the blind and it has ( touch wood ) been an excellent machine.

  Total Care Support 16:51 31 May 2005

Hi Freddy

The system that you have seen (click here+ ) includes a onboard network card so that you do not need to install one on either machine and includes WiFi (g) for if you plan to network at home.

If I can answer any questions you might have then please feel free to drop me an email.

Best regards

Daniel Warren

Granville Technology


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