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Tesco Sells Quad Core, 1TB Desktop For Under £600

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German PC builder Medion may not be familiar to you, but we really love, like really love it and here's yet more evidence why...

The value-for-money-master has truly outdone itself this time with the announcement that it will sell a Core 2 Quad (Q6660 2.4GHz, 8MB L2 cache, 1,066MHz FSB) based desktop PC with an incredible 1TB of hard drive storage for just £579 including VAT! Someone scrape me up off the floor... (please).
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This stunning statement doesn't come with cracks beneath the surface either since there is also an nVidia GeForce 8600 GT High Def friendly graphics card with HDMI, DVI and TV Out which should handle the latest games, eight channel surround sound, a FreeView triple play DVB-T / DVB-S / Analogue TV tuner, remote control, integrated memory card reader, DVD rewriter and no less than USB 2.0 ports. In fact, if there is one grumble it's that the 1TB capacity is spread over two 500GB HDDs not a single drive, though that saves partitioning and provides vital backup options for important files.

On the software side things are just as impressive too, shipping with Vista Home Premium Edition and Tesco's own highly impressive and comprehensive 'Complete Office' productivity suite.

Just two warnings: 1. There's no bundled monitor (at that price however who can complain?) and 2. It went on sale on 26 December so initial stocks should if people are not totally insane are likely to be running low. Still, what a nice way to start the New Year...

Product Page - yep, "temporarily out of stock" - keep your eyes peeled.

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