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£280 HP Compaq 500B Dual Core, 2GB, 320GB, Windows 7 Home, DVD Writer

Let the Compaq 500B Microtower PC take your business to new places with stylish efficiency at a price that won’t break your bank. Stimulate your work day with proven Intel technology and expandability designed to suit your needs.

An all new Compaq design built for both style and function that is easy on the eyes, easy to setup and easy to use.

Convenient front access to USB ports and audio ports help you keep things moving for your day-to-day computing.

Get to work right out of the box with preinstalled business applications and the functionality you need to operate effectively from day one. There are available PCIe slots for options like discrete graphics cards.

With more than 130,000 hours of testing, you get a reliable and durable desktop that can go the distance.

The computer's configuration is as follows. Windows 7 Home Premium, Pentium DC 2.6GHz, 2GB RAM, a 320GB hard drive, Intel X4500 GMA video module, HD Audio and a DVD writer. All for £280 (opens in new tab) at

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.