View Full Version : Dell Ubuntu Dimensions w/o monitors are $140 less than Windows versions?!?

May 25th, 2007, 08:46 AM
I just discovered something very very interesting.

Load the Dell Dimension E520 (Windows) page in one tab:
It has a $679 US base price.

Then load the E520N (Ubuntu) page in another:
It has a $599 US base price.

Saving $80 is great, but you can save an additional $60!

Scroll down to the monitors. Both have "17 inch E177FP Analog Flat Panel [Included in Price]" There is an option for "No Monitor" Note that for the Windows system selecting that allows you to "subtract $130" from the total. But for the Ubuntu system, the same option allows you to "subtract $190"! So:

E520 (Windows) base system without monitor: $549
E520N (Ubuntu) base system without monitor: $409

Woah! =D

So if you do that, the base Ubuntu system without a monitor is $140 or 25% cheaper!

Please tell me I'm not hallucinating and that you get the same results! :)

May 25th, 2007, 09:02 AM
Good deal. I think I'll grab one for my wife.. $409

Chilli Bob
May 25th, 2007, 09:16 AM
Dammit! Why isn't this available outside the US!?!?!

May 25th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Wow, didn't think Dell had started offering them yet. Hope they extend this to Europe!

First thing I noticed is that it doesn't have an Ubuntu Logo but a CD case while the windows version has a Windows logo (I think they should have an Ubuntu logo for brand awareness reasons). There is no help me choose for the Linux install so obviously they aren't expecting many Joe Soaps to buy them.

Oh and the delay by 3 days but that doesn't bother so much.