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Which computer should I buy?

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#1 kamador451


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

I am fighting to decide whether to buy this computer

for $350
or this:

for $313


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#2 jgweed


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

It would be helpful, before providing any sort of advice, to know how you are going to use your computer, and whether or not you have a firm budget for buying one.
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#3 kamador451

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

I plan to use this computer for general things. Possibly some gaming. I have a firm budget but I am sure I want to buy one of these 2. The question now is which one?

Is it possible to just compare these 2 and tell me which one is better in terms of processing speed and power, resolution, battery life

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:52 AM

There is an error for the Dell link. Depending on what type of games you play, you might be limited with the onboard graphics that is on the Acer.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

In my experience of computer shopping, the ACERs usually provided a slight edge with the onboard hardware when comparing them with other computers of equal cost. Also, I noticed that most computer's life expectancy is only 3 to 5 years, so I try to get the best value I can and replace it with a new computer in 3 to 5 years. I know there are other factors with the hardware, but ACERs are good budget computers.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

I was looking at this one today for a relative. Check it out.
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Our Price: $399.99 + $4.99 SHIPPING Total Price: $404.98

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