Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

ZT Systems Computer


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

Poll: Should I buy? (0 member(s) have cast votes)

Should I buy this computer?

  1. Yes (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. No (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 chia99

chia99

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:56 PM

Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:41 PM

Hi Everybody, I have posted the specs to a computer I am looking to buy. I am looking for a computer that can be used for school and downloading music. I am not a gamer and I don't do anything too elaborate on computers. I am looking for something reliable and fast that will allow me switch programs quickly. What do you guys think?

Description:

The ZT Affinity 7598Mi Desktop from ZT Systems enables advanced home computing, featuring a powerful 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2320 processor a smooth, immersive experience on your PC. You can move effortlessly from one application to another without any hesitation or interruption. The 2TB hard drive enables you to store massive quantities of music and high definition video, and 12GB of fast DDR3 memory enhances your multitasking experience. Industry-leading support and advanced digital media capabilities make this system a perfect solution for enhanced performance computing.

ZT Affinity PCs are engineered for excellence and assembled in the USA using the highest quality components. Over 16 years of experience and proprietary quality control processes, backed by lifetime 24/7 toll free technical support, mean unmatched performance and dependability you can trust.

Processor & Memory:

Intel® Core™ i5-2320 Processor (3.0GHz)
Intel® H67 Chipset
12GB DDR3 Memory (4 slots, 32GB MAX)
Drives:

2TB SATA II Hard Drive
22x DVD±RW Drive
Front Panel 19-in-1 digital multimedia card reader
Graphics:

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics (dual monitor capable)
Communications:

10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit LAN
Audio:

Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Keyboard & Mouse:

USB Keyboard
USB Mouse
Expandability (total bays/slots):

2 x 5.25" external (1 occupied)
1 x 3.5" external (1 occupied)
4 x 3.5" internal (1 occupied)
1 x PCI-Ex16
3 x PCIe x1
Ports:

1x DVI-D
1x HDMI
1 x VGA
2 x USB 3.0 ports (rear)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 Front, 4 Rear)
3 x Audio Ports
1x S/PDIF out
1 x PS2 port
1x RJ45
Operating System:

Genuine Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
Additional Software:

Microsoft® Office Starter (reduced functionality versions of Word and Excel; not the full version of Microsoft® Office 2010)
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day trial)
Additional Information:

Dimensions: (HxWxD): 13.9" x 7.1" x 16.9" (approx.)
Power supply: 350W
Lifetime, 24/7 toll-free phone support
1 Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty
Email and fax support M-F from 9am-6pm EST

Edited by chia99, 17 October 2011 - 04:41 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Nicholas Basso

Nicholas Basso

  • Members
  • 90 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:56 PM

Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:28 PM

You say school and downloading music. For the sake of brevity by downloading music I'm assuming by purchase thru Amazon, iTunes, whatever.
What do you mean by school? Is this writing papers on Word, or making videos in Premier, or what?

This machine is pretty high weighted on some specs, like the 12 GB of RAM (which, given the core apps included on this machine, is way overkill), and underweighted on others.

What kind of price are they asking for this?

Plus, I dislike the idea of computer manufacturers offering a 1 year warranty on parts and labor, most of the time, because I've not heard of this "ZT Systems" company before.

I think Dell offers 2 or 3.

EDIT: Also the 350 W power supply, given that the CPU itself is 95 watt, might be a bit tight, though given that you're not using an extra video card for gaming, that might be enoguh to allow some upgrades.

The inclusion of a dvd burner but no blu-ray player drive (usually $40 for a basic non-combo drive) is kind of weak, given that this machine should be more than capable of watching blu-ray movies on.

EDIT2: I found the URL
http://www.ztsystems.com/default.aspx?tabid=1239&productid=28133
And
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11669812&whse=BC&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671&N=4047237%204294908621&Mo=7&No=3&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=

$600 after $100 off is a bit much for it, but it seems 24x7 phone support isn't such a bad idea.
The company itself seems legit, I wouldn't completely trust them though, as their own website shows the i7 badge for the CPU rather than the i5 badge ... a bit of shoddy marketing there.

Overall it's not a /bad/ machine, but there might be better out there for less $. It's up to you and your needs for how to obtain it, though, too.

Edited by Nicholas Basso, 17 October 2011 - 06:36 PM.


#3 chia99

chia99
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:56 PM

Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:04 PM

For school yes mostly for standard MS office products. No video making. Thanks for the advice I was a little concerned about the fact that ZT systems was a brand I had never heard off.

If you have a moment, any input on this computer:
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11679246&whse=BC&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84&N=4001604%205000107%204294967277&Mo=8&No=3&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=

#4 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:08:56 AM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:25 AM

I wouldn't even bother to buy HP laptops because they are unreliable.

DELL Inspiron i620-6285NBK

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#5 Nicholas Basso

Nicholas Basso

  • Members
  • 90 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:56 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:52 PM

I won't disparage one brand or another on laptops. They're a trickier breed of beast.

I will say that the specifics on that laptop are decent...
The quad-core processor is nice, but at 1.4 GHz, unless you're doing a lot of multi-core threaded apps (and to be honest, most productivity software like Office is NOT multi-threaded, so it won't really take advantage of multiple cores), you'll find the speed to be a bit undesirable. While boot up may not be as slow as with a single-core 1.4, the multiple cores won't really help you as much. The only place this'll really help you is in re-encoding music, from, say, a CD, to your personal MP3 collection, as that can run faster.

Is CostCo your only reliable source for purchase? Online resources might be more reasonable, though carrying shipping costs. TBH, CostCo is not a computer reseller, they're a warehouse, so you're going to find that they get from whatever brands will give them a discount. While that laptop has good specs in most places, that quad 1.4 makes it a real turnoff in mind. You'd probably find a dual 2.6 or dual 2.8 a better deal, especially at nearly $600.

What's your target budget? What's your primary need? A laptop will do you great if all you want is a decent computer, and the portability of a laptop can be king in that aspect.

My best advice is shop around, and figure out what you need, not just numbers. TBH, a quad 1.4 for $600? Seems a bit high, when acer offers an Aspire dual 1.8 for $450.

#6 Nicholas Basso

Nicholas Basso

  • Members
  • 90 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:56 PM

Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:58 PM

Just throwing these out here as possibilities, not recommendations, but similar price and higher specs in most cases:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215163
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215114
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834157872

Shopping around.

#7 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:08:56 AM

Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:18 AM

I was talking about HP laptops not desktops. I thought we were looking for a desktop.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#8 Tman01

Tman01

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:04:56 PM

Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:42 PM

I'm going to agree that it does seem to be a lot of ram. Music will not need that much memory.
Can you hold out for a couple of weeks? I'm sure there is going to be some killer deals for black friday.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users