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    New desktop question

    What kind of a desktop would you recommend for under $500.00?



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    Re: New desktop question

    Do you need a monitor with that?



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    Re: New desktop question

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Do you need a monitor with that?
    Yes.

    We have had Compaq's and emachine's in the past. Curious how good a Dell or a HP would be.



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    Re: New desktop question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfreddy View Post
    Yes.

    We have had Compaq's and emachine's in the past. Curious how good a Dell or a HP would be.
    Considering you've already dealt with two of the worst computer brands out there, Dell and HP should sound even better. Compaq is just a cheap version of HP anyway.



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    Re: New desktop question

    I was just out on Dell's web site and it looks like most of the deals are on laptops these days. It was actually hard to put together a PC for under $500.

    You may be better off going to Dells refurbished site and find one there. I'd rather have a refurbished/scratchnDent that's loaded than one of their new PC's.


    Of course if it was me I'd just build my own and get what you want out of a PC but that's just me.



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    Re: New desktop question

    Depending on your needs, the Vostro line is very affordable and solid. Stay away from anything celeron.



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    Re: New desktop question

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Depending on your needs, the Vostro line is very affordable and solid. Stay away from anything celeron.
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    Re: New desktop question

    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    There you go do a memory upgrade after you buy it (to expensive through dell)

    And add in a DVD burner (also cheaper to do it yourself but only $35 more from dell)



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    Re: New desktop question

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Depending on your needs, the Vostro line is very affordable and solid. Stay away from anything celeron.
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    Re: New desktop question

    Serious question here - why would you get a desktop instead of a laptop? I'm guessing that if you're going to spend < $500 you're probably not going to do any gaming or anything that requires significant computing power or graphics capabilities that might require a desktop.



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    Re: New desktop question

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    That looks like a decent deal.



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    Re: New desktop question

    This site sometimes has some good deals on Dells: HP Deals, Computer Coupons and Bargains - GotApex?


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    Re: New desktop question

    Just watch slickdeals for a few days. They always have nice dell systems for around that price.


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