Dell Inspiron 530, £379 delivered

Dell also offers 530, an Intel version of the 531. Even though there is very little difference between the two in terms of physical outlook and added features, it's certainly different when it comes to price points and hardware components. This one comes with a Quad core CPU, 2GB memory and a sizeable 500GB hard disk drive, all for under £380 from one of our favourite stores, Dell.

Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 Processor (2.4GHz, 8MB cache, 1066MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
128MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics card
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return