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    Looking for Desktop Computer

    For around $250. I found this Dell Optiplex 740 2.2GHz 2G 500GB XP Desktop Computer (Refurbished) | Overstock.com

    But I think there are better computers with same price. Any suggestions? I looked at Circuity City and Bestbuy (overpriced).

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    Re: Looking for Desktop Computer

    At that price point, I might go with this one instead:

    eMachine EL1333G Refurbished Desktop PC - AMD Athlon II X2 215 2.7GHz, 2GB, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit at TigerDirect.com

    Faster processor, Windows 7, although it has a smaller hard drive.

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    Re: Looking for Desktop Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by greatshu View Post
    For around $250. I found this Dell Optiplex 740 2.2GHz 2G 500GB XP Desktop Computer (Refurbished) | Overstock.com

    But I think there are better computers with same price. Any suggestions? I looked at Circuity City and Bestbuy (overpriced).

    Thank you!
    If you are not a "super user" it would probably be OK, but you have to understand that XP is almost a 10 year-old operating system now. I'm sure you could find something with Windows 7 for not much more. You might sacrifice hard drive space to get it in your price range, but you can add an external drive later for next to nothing.



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    Re: Looking for Desktop Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    At that price point, I might go with this one instead:

    eMachine EL1333G Refurbished Desktop PC - AMD Athlon II X2 215 2.7GHz, 2GB, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit at TigerDirect.com

    Faster processor, Windows 7, although it has a smaller hard drive.

    Hope it helps.
    This is a better choice than the original computer imo.



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