Correction: The coupon will take $300 off $999, not $350.
Use the following coupon in your cart for $300 off of $999 (Exp: 06/12): CJ?Z2DQDSJ0L0N
The base configuration for this model is $579, you need to add at least $420 of upgrades in order to get the $300 off of $999. If you subtract the included media card reader you can add $440 of upgrades!
I’ve gone ahead and highlighted sample upgrades that will give you a computer with out-of-this world performance without any tinkering or additions required after the purchase. It will also put you just over the $999 coupon threshold. If you are comfortable with upgrading stuff like RAM yourself you should just stick with the 1GB RAM option and buy 2GB of RAM elsewhere for much cheaper.
Specs at $579:
-Intel Pentium dual-core processor-1.8Ghz/1MB Cache
Upgrade available to Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz/2MB Cache for $70.
Upgrade available to Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz/8MB Cache for $170.
-Vista Home Basic SP1.
Upgrade available to Vista Home Premium SP1 for $30
-19″ Widescreen Digital Flat Panel
Upgrade available to 20″ Widescreen Digital Flat Panel for $60.
Upgrade available to 22″ Widescreen Digital Flat Panel for $90.
Upgrade available to 24″ Widescreen Digital Flat Panel for $250.
-1GB RAM at 667MHZ
Upgrade available to 2GB RAM for $50.
Upgrade available to 3GB RAM for $100.
Upgrade available to 4GB RAM for $150.
-250GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) With DataBurst Cache.
Upgrade available to 320GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) With DataBurst Cache for $50.
Upgrade available to 500GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) With DataBurst Cache for $100.
Upgrade available to 750GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) With DataBurst Cache for $200.
-16X CD Burner/DVD Burner
Upgrade available to dual drive CD/DVD burners for $40
-Dell 19 in 1 Media Card Reader
Downgrade available to no card reader to save $20
-Upgrade to Internal PCI 802.11g Wireless Network Card for $30