TigerDirect's $299 HP Desktop (For Two Days)**

In the process of signing up for TigerDirect’s 20-day Wii, PS3 and Zune giveaway, I apparently ended up on its e-mail newletter lists. Which is how I found out about this deal on an HP desktop.

Until December 8, TigerDirect is selling a $299** HP dx2200 desktop. (**It’s actually $499.99, but it’s got $200 worth of rebates on it.) Normally I balk at cheapy desktops, but this config is actually pretty good.

The business-oriented Windows XP Pro microtower is powered by a 3GHz Pentium 4 processor, a single module of 512MB DDR2 memory, a 160GB SATA hard drive and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive. There’s room for just one more stick of RAM, but there is a x16 PCI Express slot for a graphics card to upgrade from the integrated ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 graphics. But I recommend switching out the weak-ass 200-watt power supply if you do that.

Deal of the Year! HP Compaq dx2200 Business Desktop PC [product site]