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Johnsie
January 10th, 2007, 11:35 AM
I'm trying to spend 150 max including delivery to Northern Ireland. Something at least 1.8ghz. I'll only be using it to design websites, listen to music and watch videos. I've looked on Ebay... Anyone know of any good deals going on or anything?

jethro10
January 10th, 2007, 11:59 AM
I assume its for linux, if so
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/89079

140 currently free shipping (uk only?)

i've had 3 of these, I put in another 256Mb stick of memory and your away, gauranteed to work with linux as its got Ubuntu on it (old V5 though, at least mine were).

works ok ish with 256 original memory so might do, perhaps upgrade that later?


Ebuyer have great after sales if its faulty too.

j

mips
January 10th, 2007, 12:41 PM
http://www.europc.co.uk/pages/ProductPage.aspx?PID=80409

117incl VAT


Information

Space saving Pentium 4 desktop chassis PC. If you are looking for as good value a system as you can find, then this is the machine for you. Equally suitable for use in the office place or at home.

Image is for illustration purposes only. Monitor is NOT Included.
Warranty:6 Month Return to Base
Specifications Grade - EuroPC Refurbished
Model - Prosentia 3000
Colour - Cream
Case - Space Saving Desktop
Operating System - None
Processor - Pentium 4 1700MHz
RAM / Installed Size - 256MB
RAM / Technology - SDRAM
Storage Hard Drive / Capacity - 40GB
Optical Storage / Type - CD-Rom
Graphics - Shared on board (AGP Slot Free)
Audio - On board
Networking / Data Link Protocol - Ethernet
Modem / Type - None
USB - 4
DIMM used - 1
DIMM free - 1

Should be other similair places that sell refurbished. Even HP and the likes do it.
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03004c/financing/uk/certifiedused/
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/default.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dfo
http://h40059.www4.hp.com/hprenew/?jumpid=hpr_R1002_UKEN

mediax
January 11th, 2007, 02:47 PM
I got 2 refurbished 1.7Mhz machines off eBay for 60 each, and they've been brilliant. I have seen other auctions by the same people (I think they clear out machines from offices) - keep looking! ;)