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#1 GottaDEAL  OFFLINE  

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 1:04 pm

<a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=RjWYtCqO0*M&offerid=84645.10000662&type=3&subid=0" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.dell.com/images/global/configurator/chassis/4700_fp_config.jpg" border="0"></a><br /><br />Extremely hot Dell desktop deal. Starting Thursday at 8:00am Central Time, save $750 on select <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=RjWYtCqO0*M&offerid=84645.10000662&type=3&subid=0" target="_blank">Dell Dimension desktops</a> priced at $1,499 or more with coupon code <b>P6LP$WFJQ6R1SF</b>. They are also offering free flat panel monitor and optical drive upgrades on most models. Only one coupon may be applied per cart at checkout. This is a limited quantity offer, with only 15,000 systems available for purchase with this coupon code. This offer will expire at 5:59am CDT on 4/26/05 or when the limited quantity available are sold, whichever comes first.<br /><br /><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=RjWYtCqO0*M&offerid=84645.10000662&type=3&subid=0" target="_blank">Save $750 on $1499+ Dell Dimension Desktops w/ Free LCD & Optical Drive Upgrades - Dell Home Office</a><br /><br /><b>Discuss the deal in this thread.</b>

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 1:18 pm

This deal is probably a little hotter than the Inspiron one, mostly because of the free LCD and optical drive upgrades, plus it's not limited to any particular model.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 1:54 pm

Am considering this option to pick up another 2001FP.

Can currently configure the following:

Dell Dimension 4700c Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 520 w/HT Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB) RM288H [221-6616] 1
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition WHXP [412-0721][412-0688][412-0749][420-4834][420-4927][463-2282] 11
Memory 256MB DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz (1x256M) 256M4 [311-4313] 3
Keyboard Dell Multimedia USB Keyboard MMK [310-5870] 4
Monitor SAVE $150! 20.1 in 2001FP Digital Flat Panel 2001150 [463-5175] 5
Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelator 900 IV [320-3872] 6
Hard Drive 80GB SATA (7,200rpm) Hard Drive 80S [341-1518] 8
Floppy Drive and Additional Storage Devices No Floppy Drive Included NFD [462-2735] 10
Mouse Dell USB 2-button scroll mouse SM [310-5197] 12
Network Interface Integrated 10/100 Ethernet IN [430-0441] 13
Modem Integrated 56K MDC Data / Fax modem IM [313-2823] 14
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0 AAREAD [412-0705] 15
CD and DVD Drives 24x CD-RW / DVD-ROM Combo Drive 24COMBO [313-2945][420-5079] 16
Sound Card Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio IS [313-2758] 17
Speakers Dell AS500 14W Flat Panel Stereo Spkrs for 1704FP,1905FP,2001FP Flat Panels AS500 [313-1759] 18
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) WordPerfect Office 12 - Compatible with Microsoft Office WPOM [412-0702] 22
Security Software McAfee SecurityCenter with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 15-months MCAFE1Y [412-0739] 25
Digital Music Dell Jukebox - easy-to-use music player and CD burning software MMBASE [412-0741] 27
Digital Photography Photo Album™ SE Basic DPS [412-0744] 28
Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options 3Yr Ltd Warr,At-Home Service,and Tech Support plus Nights and Weekends SQ3OS [950-3339][412-0359][902-4502][902-5560][960-2800][950-5462] 29
Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months EarthLink Internet Access Included ERTHLNK [412-0584][412-0625][420-3224] 37
Enhanced Software for CD or DVD Burner RecordNow! Deluxe - Burn, Copy and Label CDs RNDLX [430-0949] 72
Media Reader Solution 8 in 1 Media Card Reader with Front / Rear IEEE 1394 and Rear S/PDIF ports MCR [311-4320] 73
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service and Support D47CF4 [463-5439] 82
Financial Software No QuickBooks package selected- Includes limited use trial QBSSP [420-5139] 83


for $1533.

$1533 - $750 = $783 - eBay 4700C (~ $350+) = $433 or less

Any thoughts? Am I missing something?

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 2:03 pm

how much are they charging to upgrade to the 2001FP?

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 2:17 pm

I'm trying some things out but I can't seem to find any thing that strikes me as an awesome deal yet...

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 2:50 pm

how much are they charging to upgrade to the 2001FP?

On the 4700C, $470 I believe. Same for the 2005FPW.

On the 8400, $499 for the 2001FP and $449 for the 2005FPW.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:35 pm

Those are high prices considering you can buy those by themselves (well at least the 2005FPW) for close to those amounts. What about keeping the "free" LCD and adding a second 20" model?

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:43 pm

Those are high prices considering you can buy those by themselves (well at least the 2005FPW) for close to those amounts.

What about keeping the "free" LCD and adding a second 20" model?



oh...very interesting

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:43 pm

What about keeping the "free" LCD and adding a second 20" model?

Would have certainly considered that. However, do not see that as an option on any of the desktops listed. No option on the 4700C. On the 8400:

Optional Second Monitor

If you purchase two VGA (analog) monitors, you will also need to purchase the DVI-VGA Adapter.

  • None
  • 19 inch M993 (18 inch viewable) Flat CRT [add $199 or $6/month2]
  • 19 inch Ultrasharp™ 1905FP Digital Flat Panel [add $599 or $18/month2]

Am I missing it?

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:48 pm

19 inch Ultrasharp™ 1905FP Digital Flat Panel [add $599 or $18/month2]


As you are already aware the 1905FP for $599 is a FREEZING COLD DEAL considering they were selling for $299 shipped last week which was mega ultra super white magma hot!

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:52 pm

Looks like Dell is screwing people who want to get anything better than whatever LCD comes standard with that particular PC. The upgrades are only a little bit less than what you could buy one new for, and to get a second one as Ross said is a freezing cold deal, even with the $750 coupon. Someone out there has to have put together a worthy configuation for this deal by now... I'll see if I can come up with anything.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:57 pm

Well now that I look at it, Dell doesn't even have the free LCD or optical drive upgrades on the site yet, which is why things look so bad. So just wait until tomorrow morning, and the prices to upgrade to the bigger monitors should drop and things should look a lot hotter. :) There might be a good opportunity for anyone looking at the monster 2405FPW to get that paired with a barebones 8400 system.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:58 pm

Im looking but not seeing much. You can put together a pretty insane tower for $1500 but resale value is crap

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 3:59 pm

Someone out there has to have put together a worthy configuation for this deal by now... I'll see if I can come up with anything.

Thank you Brad and Ross. Hopefully someone has a better suggestion than the one I listed.

I can live with $430 for the 2001FP as outlined above, if not - the chiefest reasons being that the 2001FP deals are growing more and more scarce (in favor of 2005FPW deals) and those deals that do surface are for Small Business (which involves tax in New York).

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:01 pm

Is it know which models will have the LCD and drive upgrades for free tomorrow?

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:04 pm

Is it know which models will have the LCD and drive upgrades for free tomorrow?

Not certain.

At this point, I believe it's speculation and probability.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:04 pm

Is it know which models will have the LCD and drive upgrades for free tomorrow?

I believe they all will. The more expensive machines will probably have upgrades to at least a combo drive and a 19" analog LCD, and the cheaper machines will give you either a DVD-ROM or CD-RW drive and probably a 15" or 17" LCD.

I'd think the free LCD upgrades will hopefully drop the upgrade prices for the 2001FP to under $400 if we're lucky.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:09 pm

Arg, this is tough when there are too many unkowns. Ill probably go with a loaded 4700 with media center and hopefully a FREE 19" analog. Ill attach the Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1 Speaker System to bring up the price to point of coupon. Off load the system & LCD for the cost of everything and hopefully walk away with some free/very cheap Klipsch speakers. This could all change depending on if they drop the price to upgrade to a 20.1"

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:11 pm

Everyone, don't forget your extra 2% savings using your DPA.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:18 pm

Everyone, don't forget your extra 2% savings using your DPA.

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Coupon Code: XJ8?S$BC8738C3

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:28 pm

thanks brad :)

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:39 pm

Arg, this is tough when there are too many unkowns.

Multiply that by infinity, take it to the depths of forever, and you will still have barely a glimpse of what my life as an actuary is like.

Please excuse the above liberal license, Universal Pictures.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 4:59 pm

I still have a Dell PowerEdge 400SC sitting new in box, so I doubt I'll be jumping in on this deal :)

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 5:00 pm

I still have a Dell PowerEdge 400SC sitting new in box, so I doubt I'll be jumping in on this deal :)

My turn to "arrrgggh".

A great machine going to waste. I may have to buy it from you.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 5:06 pm

Multiply that by infinity, take it to the depths of forever, and you will still have barely a glimpse of what my life as an actuary is like.

Please excuse the above liberal license, Universal Pictures.


sucks to be you? I dunno? :confused:

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 5:09 pm

My turn to "arrrgggh".

A great machine going to waste. I may have to buy it from you.

Not for sale. Hopefully one day it will turn into an HTPC.

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Posted Apr 20, 2005 - 5:50 pm

Not for sale. Hopefully one day it will turn into an HTPC.

It's a nice choice for an HTPC.

Get to the implementation; else by the time you do, Dell will have Ax-ioms as powerful, with all the same features.

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Posted Apr 21, 2005 - 5:05 am

deal is now live. let's see what we can come up with...

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Posted Apr 21, 2005 - 5:14 am

Looks to me like they made the LCD situation even worse. Now they want $100 more to upgrade to the 20" models compared to yesterday (at least on the 4700 system), and many Dimension models don't even allow you to get a second LCD. They also took away the 2405FPW option for the 8400. Seems to me like they want to sell cheap desktops, not cheap LCD monitors.

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Posted Apr 21, 2005 - 5:29 am

:mad: It pains me to not get in on this.



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