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Whats a Desktop Deal:

There are many factors you need to take into account in order to make something a deal. Manufacturer, Product line, Specs and warranty are usually what to look at when figuring that out. You need to consider prices as well, sometimes you get a price so hot that it doesn't matter what company it is.

Generally speaking here are the guidelines for Intel processors:

i3 8th Gen processor - Under $300 is usually a hot deal, Under $350 is decent
i5 8th Gen Processor - Under $400 is a Usually a Hot Deal
i7 8th Gen Processor - Under $600 is a Usually Hot Deal

to be continued....

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #915 on: December 03, 2014, 08:59:56 AM »

shiframeir: Which 2 AIOs are you looking at?
2 versions of the dell xps one 27, had choice of first model for 1210 or model with 16gb, win8 pro and blu Ray player for 300 more. Chose cheaper.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #916 on: December 03, 2014, 01:28:38 PM »
Nice. Do you have an opinion on the two models I'm looking at? Know anything about AMD processors?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #917 on: December 03, 2014, 01:59:08 PM »
Nice. Do you have an opinion on the two models I'm looking at? Know anything about AMD processors?
would just note that Woot regularly has these AIOs from HP on sale (factory refurbs) for around 500 if u want to wait for them to put these back up. they usually are under the Computers tab, there was a sale last week on them.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #918 on: December 03, 2014, 05:16:18 PM »
Pretty proud of myself. after talking with dell support today, seems like this code: WGMMXSN0C70WFD is still working on Dell (just tried after midnight tuesday morning ny time) for 35% off all Outlet items (mostly certified refurbs, with 1 year warranty +amex). grabbed the XPS One with all my specs for $1216 including NY tax. u can find XPS desktops here (http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&brandid=2202&fid=5991), code seems to work on all and on all laptops too (can get a nice i5-4210U Inspiron with a 17 touchscreen for about $420)... This seems relatively HOT to me. if only i had signed up for the 200 off 1000 Amex Twitter offer before it sold out...

ordered the same system, but couldn't decide for the better graphics card with 8gb or the 16gb RAM

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #919 on: December 04, 2014, 01:10:50 AM »
ordered the same system, but couldn't decide for the better graphics card with 8gb or the 16gb RAM
i'm still not sure i was right on the 8GB for $300 less, will see if its really annoying to upgrade (will prob need to buy 2 8GB dimms).

would just note that Woot regularly has these AIOs from HP on sale (factory refurbs) for around 500 if u want to wait for them to put these back up. they usually are under the Computers tab, there was a sale last week on them.
as expected, here they are again, note the i5 (3rd gen) with full hd for 499 http://www.woot.com/plus/desktops-aios-2?ref=cnt_wp_1 again, most are refurbs with 90 day warranties, but some exceptions, like the nice 23-inch Dell for under 700.



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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #923 on: December 09, 2014, 03:55:37 PM »
Ordered a Desktop from Dell Outlet was supposed to be Scratch and Dent. On the bottom of the unit it says refurbished! Where do I go from here?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #924 on: December 09, 2014, 03:58:37 PM »
What did you expect ???
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #925 on: December 09, 2014, 04:02:54 PM »
What did you expect ???

I expected a new item that was scratch and dent (which I have heard from others are in near perfect condition)!

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #926 on: December 09, 2014, 04:07:52 PM »
Scratch and dent means any return/refurb.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #927 on: December 09, 2014, 04:08:15 PM »
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"Certified Refurbished" is a machine that was returned to Dell from a
lease, or repurchased by Dell for resale, or has been returned because
more then three attempts at a field repair were ineffective. They are
brought in, repaired and tested and then sold with a warranty.

"Scratch and Dent" are units that have either been refused by the receiver
(usually because of a mistake in fulfilling an order) or were slightly
damaged during manufacturing or before packaging. They are usually NEW.

Either should be good. General rule of thumb is the older the better. Some
of the new machines aren't as good as the older ones.


Dell Certified Field Engineer.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #928 on: December 09, 2014, 04:08:31 PM »
Any good deals on i5 4th gen with win 7?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #929 on: December 09, 2014, 11:06:01 PM »
Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Desktop only $384.99
Intel Quad Core i5-4460
8GB
1TB
Win 7

Link

Apply 30% off coupon code "TRQ3ZW?$J6HQ2T" on it (Expires 01/31/2015 or after 10000 redemptions).
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