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Through 5/21, Dell.com has a model of their Inspiron 530 Desktop Tower on sale for only $499 after a $260 instant discount. It comes standard with an 2.4GHz Intel dual-core processor, 3GB memory, 500GB hard drive, 16x DVD / CD burner, Windows Vista Home Premium, and a one-year warranty. Monitor is sold separately (check out recent BradsDeals listings for monitors). Upgrades are available for most components (just scroll across the icons at the middle of the landing page). Shipping is free and sales tax is charged in most states.