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#1 hitpro

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:15 PM

i'm looking to buy a new computer. i've had a dell for the past 6 years or so and it's time for another computer. although it's easy to just order another dell, i was thinking about trying an HP this time around.
here are the specs for the dell. is a similarly spec'd HP better?

Studio XPS 8100
Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
16x DVD drive (i have a new burner already)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM3 at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs
1TB hd (500 or 750 will do)
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB2 DDR3

i'll get my own monitor

what do you guys think?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:37 PM

If I had the money... I'd buy it!

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:18 PM

you'd buy which one?

and let me add, i expect both systems to run about the same price $1000 or so.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:35 AM

My apologies, I miss read that those specs are for your Dell.

Both manufacturers are decent. Have you given any thought to building your own?

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:54 PM

Whatever you get, make sure you get a Windows 7 installation DVD (media).

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:05 PM

@ dc3: yep. actually, i'm gonna build a computer in the near future to be used for music production.

@ JonM33: i'll be sure to ask for one.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

Yes, I rather dislike when they give you the OEM license key on the case and just a recovery partition, not the actual media. Always get the media because if that hard drive crashes then so does the recovery partition.




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