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Purchase template new computer (Tower Only)

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#1 harmank70


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:31 PM

I am looking to purchase a computer for my mother in-law for christmas.

My budget for the new computer is: 300.00 - 400.00 Tower only****

Would like to get from Newegg or Best Buy

She is using a 10 year old dell and it works for her but it is on its last leg.

What are the primary uses for this computer E-mail, Online flash games, School work for the grandkids

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Microsoft word for school work.

Do you play games? Online flash games.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time No

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? No

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

Acer AX1470-UR30P

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#3 harmank70

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

What about this one. Looks similar to the Acer suggestion. Is the Athalon 2 as good as the A4 Processor


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:29 PM

If you go with Dell, Buy direct and avoid the very high pressure at BB to spend on their extended warranty Vs Dells extended warranty and their "Optimization" and push, push, push. The BB extended warranty is through them, not Dell. They ship hardware problems off and love to push the extra cost data backup....

If you let them BB will push so much junk you will end up paying twice.

Buy from Dell and if in budget get the in home service for Mom.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:52 PM

Another thing you can do is call some computer shops in your area. Ask if they have basic build and if they do, find out the specs and the price. Where I live the majority of the computer shops do have a basic build for people on a budget.

If they have one within your price range, consider this option. If it is a little more than your budget and the budget allows a small increase this may be the way to go. The advantage of a custom build is that it does not come with all the junk that an out-of-the-box system has on it.

If they don't have a basic build give them some specs and ask how much it would be.

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