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Through 8/29, Dell has a well-configured model of their new Dell Inspiron 531 Desktop for only $499. It has a dual-core Athlon X2 processor, 250gb SATA hard drive, 1gb memory, nVidia video card, 16x DVD / CD burner and Windows Vista Home Premium. A 19" Samsung flat-panel LCD monitor is included (a 20" Dell monitor is only $50 more). Shipping is free. Sales tax is charged to most states.