New computer from Dell

I’ve built my last few computers. I love the process of picking out parts, piecing it together a bit at a time, getting premium components, etc. But I just couldn’t turn down the lure of a Dell desktop value. I got the computer below for $1000 shipped — after the Dell coupon. IMO, it’s an incredible performance value.

Highlights include the Duo w/ 4MB L2 cache and 1066FSB along with the 4 GB of RAM.

Lowlight is mainly Windows Vista. If it’s as bad as people say, I might just put XP on it.

Item Description Unit Price Quantity Total Price
Dell Dimension E520
Intel® Core 2 E6420 Duo Processor(4MB L2 cache,2.13GHZ,1066FSB), Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Dimension E520 Intel® Core? 2 E6420 Duo Processor(4MB L2 cache,2.13GHZ,1066FSB)
Memory 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 4DIMMs
Keyboard and Mouse Bundles Dell USB Keyboard and Dell 2-button Scroll Mouse
Monitor No Monitor
Video Cards 256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache
Hard Drives 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache?
Floppy Drive and Media Reader No Floppy Drive Included
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium
Mouse Mouse included in Wireless, Laser or Bluetooth Package
Network Interface Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Modem No Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
CD or DVD Drive 16x DVD+/-RW Drive
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Speakers No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Bundle No Productivity software pre-installed
Anti-Virus/Security Suite No Security Subscription (Norton 30-day)
Warranty and Service 1Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor – Next Business Day*
Internet Access Service 6 Months of America Online Membership Included
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service and Support
Dell Digital Entertainment No Entertainment software pre-installed
Labels Windows Vista? Premium

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