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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 #930 on: December 09, 2014, 11:18:27 PM »
Dell Inspiron Desktop Computer (I660)
  Model: I3847-4461BK  normally $549 at Staples, on sale for $399.99.
Got to www.Staples.com/coupons and print the in store only coupon for $100 off computers with a reg. price of $499 or more. Coupon expires 12/13/14.

Buy it in store - Total will be $300 plus tax

Pair this with the Amex Staples offer for another $20 off.

Intel I3 Processor
8 GB Ram
1 TB Hard Drive
8 USB ports
8 in 1 media card reader
DVD+/-RW Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Integrated wireless card


Note- there are several beginning with I3847 - make sure it's the one ending in 4461

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #931 on: December 09, 2014, 11:30:27 PM »
Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Desktop only $384.99
Intel Quad Core i5-4460
8GB
1TB
Win 7

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Where do you see that price? I see 599

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #932 on: December 09, 2014, 11:57:25 PM »
Where do you see that price? I see 599
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #933 on: December 10, 2014, 12:02:04 AM »
Fixed
" The following coupons have been entered but require additional information or do not meet eligibility requirements. Click "View Details" link(s) for more information."
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 #934 on: December 10, 2014, 12:25:33 AM »
Scratch and dent means any return/refurb.
Are you sure? I still got  great deal. I just want to know if I should complain. I already chatted them and they offered to exchange and was transferred to returns but the wait was 1 hr 17 minutes..

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #935 on: December 10, 2014, 01:40:16 AM »
If I have a choice of window 7 or windows 8.1 for essentially the same price, which is better? 

Dell tech support said that windows 8.1 is faster, can handle better current software programs, and fixed the START button issue that windows 8 had.  They added that if I want touchscreen at all in the future, windows 7 won't work with it, only windows 8 or above.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #936 on: December 10, 2014, 02:00:11 AM »
What are you using pc for?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #937 on: December 10, 2014, 02:21:59 AM »
What are you using pc for?
DDF, etc, with LOTS of windows open at once (gotta break that habit).  Music videos and video shiurim, not games.  Lots of document storage.  Isn't all of this normal?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #938 on: December 10, 2014, 09:22:38 AM »
" The following coupons have been entered but require additional information or do not meet eligibility requirements. Click "View Details" link(s) for more information."
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #939 on: December 10, 2014, 10:11:57 AM »
If I have a choice of window 7 or windows 8.1 for essentially the same price, which is better? 

Dell tech support said that windows 8.1 is faster, can handle better current software programs, and fixed the START button issue that windows 8 had.  They added that if I want touchscreen at all in the future, windows 7 won't work with it, only windows 8 or above.
8.1 is definitely better than 8...
Something else to keep in mind is that when they come out with Windows 10, it might be free for people with Windows 8 but not with Windows 7.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #940 on: December 10, 2014, 11:00:49 AM »
8.1 is definitely better than 8...
Something else to keep in mind is that when they come out with Windows 10, it might be free for people with Windows 8 but not with Windows 7.
i Just got my new top of the line windows 8 computer (XPS 2720), and was surprised by how slow it felt (4th gen i7, 8gb ram, 32gb ssd + 2tb 7200SATA on windows 8). slowly suffering through upgrade to 8.1, but if it isnt faster, i feel like i may go back to my Core 2 quadcore with 6GB RAM running vista business. Maybe its the McAfee in the background, but it seemed everything i loaded took enough seconds to require the circle to go round too much.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #941 on: December 10, 2014, 12:20:31 PM »
i Just got my new top of the line windows 8 computer (XPS 2720), and was surprised by how slow it felt (4th gen i7, 8gb ram, 32gb ssd + 2tb 7200SATA on windows 8) . slowly suffering through upgrade to 8.1, but if it isnt faster, i feel like i may go back to my Core 2 quadcore with 6GB RAM running vista business. Maybe its the McAfee in the background, but it seemed everything i loaded took enough seconds to require the circle to go round too much.
So sad for you.  I've been following your quest and excitement in this thread and then to have it end up this way.  :(

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #942 on: December 10, 2014, 12:42:47 PM »
So sad for you.  I've been following your quest and excitement in this thread and then to have it end up this way.  :(
thx! there's still hope that 8.1 (and removal of McAfee) will speed things up. otherwise i may just return after all that :(.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #943 on: December 10, 2014, 12:54:00 PM »
Why not downgrade to 7?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #944 on: December 10, 2014, 12:59:39 PM »
Why not downgrade to 7?
8.1 is definitely better than 8...
Something else to keep in mind is that when they come out with Windows 10, it might be free for people with Windows 8 but not with Windows 7.
Is 8.1 faster than 7?  That is what Dell CSR told me.  Anyone have experience?