£279.98 Acer M1610 Desktop, Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz, 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM, DVDRW, Vista Home Premium + 19" widescreen Monitor

Running cutting-edge Windows Vista , the Aspire M1610 is the latest Acer desktop to offer strong performance and multimedia capability in an affordable package.

Highlighted by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, SATA 2 technology, and Acer eMode Management, the Aspire M1610 is a perfect match for individuals who want great power for excellent value.

This particular model available for £279.98 from Ebuyer comes with a 1.8GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core processor running at 1.8GHz and flanked by a SIS672 chipset which also carries a SIS Mirage video module (not the best way to run Vista admittedly).

There's also 1GB RAM, a 160GB SATA hard disk drive, a DVD Optical drive, MS Works 8.5, Windows Vista Home Premium, Norton Internet Security 2007, a keyboard and mouse bundle and most significantly, a 19-inch Widescreen monitor.

Interestingly, the desktop comes with a Firewire port it seems, GbE, embeded HD audio with 7.1 channel audio support as well as a whoppuig eight USB 2.0 ports.