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Posted: July 6, 2005, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted in a long time, but my computer broke down a while back and I wasn't sure for a while whether to get a laptop or a desktop or what brand of computer to get.  Most of my friends have Dell, so I might go in that direction.  I was just wondering if you guys have any advice on what type of computer I should get.  I will probably get a desktop, since I can upgrade it later on.

 

 

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    Posted: July 7, 2005, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

    If you're buying a Dell, I'd wait till the turn of the month, either the last week of July or the first of August, when they announce markoffs to boost their sales.  The $ 400-700 off specials are usually gone in hours, and can be found at techbargains.com.  If you're worried about tech support, I'd get their extended support package.

     I'm planning on buying a new desktop package (PC+monitor+multifunction printer) in the next three months as my PC is close to five years old.  I'll probably look at the warehouse club, compusa, and microcenter before I select one of HP, Sony, or a Powerspec (all of the three have good reliability).  I had a Sony Vaio that lasted nine years without repair, and this HP is nearly five years old, knock on wood. You can find a decent PC, even a media-center PC which can broadcast TV and other media, for $ 400-700 nowadays.

    http://www.microcenter.com/images/specials/0705a_page01_full.jpg

     

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      Posted: July 7, 2005, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

      I convinced my boss to let me get an E-machine to replace my dying Toshiba laptop this year. For $299, I have to say, we didn't go wrong. Machine works like a charm, have had absolutely no problems with it.

      You might also want to consider MicroCenter. Their regular special is a $100 mail-in rebate if you qualify and buy a computer on a MicroCenter credit card. Brings the cost of those Lindows systems down to $99 after rebates.

      Lindows is a variation of Linux/Unix running a graphical interface similiar to windows. It is gaining in popularity and machines with it are extrodinarily cheap. Personally, I am considering cheating by purchasing a Lindows system and installing the Windows XP pro I have on it.

      Sir Metro


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        Posted: July 7, 2005, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

        You can also purchase the Microcenter PC's and laptops at http://www.winbook.com/ .

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          Posted: July 8, 2005, 11:41 am - IP Logged

          Thanks for the advice guys!!!!!  I have thought about a laptop, but that would be super-expensive to purchase and maintain.  And I don't really travel that much, so all I really need right now is the desktop.

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            Posted: July 9, 2005, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

            Hi everyone,

            Sorry I haven't posted in a long time, but my computer broke down a while back and I wasn't sure for a while whether to get a laptop or a desktop or what brand of computer to get.  Most of my friends have Dell, so I might go in that direction.  I was just wondering if you guys have any advice on what type of computer I should get.  I will probably get a desktop, since I can upgrade it later on.

             

             

            Yes I wanted a Dell also, since I heard they are #1 in desktops. But I learned they are #1 only cos of customer service. So I went to TigerDirect and bought an eMachine (which is packed with very good components at a steal-of-a price, and was recently bought by Gateway). I simply bought an additional 1 year warranty, upgraded a couple of things, and voila my system as a whole is as good, or better than a Dell. I also recommend IBM.

            Yes desktops is what I prefer too. I had 2 laptops go south on me (Sony VAIO and Fujitsu). Anyone need laptop parts? lol.