Black Friday and the uber-busy shopping season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to be awake in the wee hours of the morning to get some smoking hot tech deals. Dell is running a nice little Pre-Black Friday sale and given us the lowest price we’ve seen all year on this Vostro 270s.

Called a Slim Tower by Dell, the 270s is a Small Form Factor PC. This means its overall dimensions are significantly smaller than a standard mini tower, like the regular Vostro 270 which is more than 2.5 times larger than the 270s, in terms of volume. It eats up far less desk space than one would think possible from a desktop PC.

Vostro 270s (left) vs 270 (right)

This doesn’t stop Dell from packing lots of tech into it. A 3rd gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor powers everything, backed up by 4GB of RAM and a 1 Terabyte hard drive. Other goodies include an 8-in-1 media card reader, DVD burner, Wireless-N, USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA video outputs, and more.

Being a small business focused model, Dell even includes 1 year of next-business-day warranty coverage at no extra cost and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit is preloaded, though you are still eligible for the $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade through Microsoft. Snatch up this deal before it disappears, because this is the lowest price we have seen on such a fully-featured desktop.

  • Dell Vostro 270s Core i5 Ivy Bridge Slim Tower Desktop for $424 + free shipping
    (normally $849 | use coupon 051348KD$Z8QDB | ends Nov. 24 or sooner)

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