Autore: ExtremeTech

The economics of scale have also made it a no-brainer for anyone but the most enthusiastic enthusiast to consider pre-built desktops. Assembling your own components can sometimes get you a little better system for the dollar, but it has become increasingly difficult to beat the value of a box from a major manufacturer.

Such systems aren’t ugly beige rectangles with overpriced, entry-level specs either. Even a budget model from a big player like Dell comes with impressive standard features and specs, giving most users a machine that will last for years to come without breaking the bank. We especially like the bundle offers, where you get a monitor included and everything is in one package with no hassle.

Today’s deal offers up Dell’s popular Vostro 470 mini-tower desktop, packing an Ivy Bridge Core i5-3450 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. It has an NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics card, offering more graphics horsepower than we usually see at this price.

dell vostro 470 -side openIncluded as standard on this entry-level model is 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit ethernet, USB 3.0, dual HDMI and VGA video output, a 19-in-1 card reader, and more. Security is covered with 15 months of Trend Micro Internet Security coverage included.

The bundled monitor is Dell’s E2211H 21.5-inch LCD, offering a respectable 1920×1080 resolution and LED backlighting. While not as impressive as something like the UltraSharp U2713H we featured recently, it is a perfectly suitable monitor with both DVI and VGA connections.

Dell values this bundle at an $ 872 list price, sounds about right considering the monitor itself sells for over $ 100. For a limited time you can snag $ 243 instant savings along with a $ 50 stackable coupon code that brings the total price down to just $ 579 with free shipping. You’ll be hard pressed to find such a well configured PC in such a comprehensive bundle for that low of price.

Click here to start at Dell.com. Apply coupon code W9D06J14FX10WM for total $ 293 instant savings. This deal ends February 2 or sooner.