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New Dell-but is it fast enough for $500?


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#1 humblerthanhumble

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:24 PM

DMy old dell is dying and I need to buy another. I am a novice and don't know squat about the new models. This sounds quaint but I need a fast pc for about $4-$500. I don't game but I do need good speed. The best buy guy said that there are a number of chips-dual core, i series etc. Which is the newest and fastest that I can afford. Thanks in advance.:confused:

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:59 PM

Is there a specific task your gonna use it for?

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:33 PM

just a rule i go by though...do not buy from best-buy they are overpriced :)

but if u r only going to surf the web, email, and microsoft word work there are many options u can get for that price

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:30 AM

I have never used BestBuy before but thanks for tip.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:52 PM

Best Buy? (Shivers) Don't go to them, either go direct to the manufacturer or to something like the Microsoft Store. Regardless, it will be difficult to find a fast PC for $500 that is built well.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:58 PM

Best Buy? (Shivers) Don't go to them, either go direct to the manufacturer or to something like the Microsoft Store. Regardless, it will be difficult to find a fast PC for $500 that is built well.

I don't think there is a Microsoft Store in Australia :(

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:27 AM

I'd recommend a Dell Vostro. They're midrange towers, and they get good reviews.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:37 AM

One way to get a little more bang for the buck.

Some stores will sell the tower only. If you are satisfied with your current monitor, mouse and keyboard then the money saved by eliminating the new monitor will get you a better tower.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:26 AM

I'd recommend a Dell Vostro. They're midrange towers, and they get good reviews.

I've used the laptop Vostro before and it's a solid one.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:18 PM

I don't think there is a Microsoft Store in Australia :(


Microsoft Store is U.S. only, there aren't many physical locales in the U.S., but the online stuff is very good. The real kicker for the MS Store is their Signature Edition PC's, which are all of them. What that does is clean out the trialware, optimize the OS image for that deaktop/laptop, provide in-store training if you live near one, and they are your technical support using U.S.-based talent. Their Premium Signature stuff increases support and automatically elevates you to higher tiered support, more in-store training with workshops and events, and LoJack for Laptops. Essentially, Microsoft is trying to recreate the Apple experience many people love. I have a relative who ordered from the MS store and loves it. They don't have a ton of PC models though, and often run out of stock online.

If you already have the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, a large chunk of your expenses are gone, so you can focus on the actual PC itself.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:45 PM

Sounds good, but i can solve my own computer problems.

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