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#1 Replacement

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

I have an employee who is looking to get a desktop computer to work from.  She asked me for a recommendation, I don't really know what to suggest.  The work is not very demanding of a computer.  It would be some basic programs that do not take a lot of resources to run, internet, outlook and other office products and a PDF editor.  She was hoping to get Win8 and was planing on buying Office 365 (the yearly subscription to allow her use it for up to 5 devices).

 

She doesn't have a monitor or anything for a desktop set up.  She has been working off a laptop and wants to have an actual desktop set up.

 

Her budget is around $600, would like to get mouse, keyboard, monitor and computer for this (this does not include the cost of the office and PDF software).  She wants to get a computer that is already built so she doesn't have to worry about building one.  She saw these at best buy and wanted to know if they were good or not and if there were better values out there for the money. 

 

Does anyone have any recommendations on a computer that meets these needs and is of good quality, are there any brands to stay away from?

 

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Here is one I found that is the ASUS brand I like and I would just need to buy a monitor:

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+-+12GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/7453044.p?id=1218846427580&skuId=7453044

 

This would be the other one I would like:

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/7785046.p?id=1218860880629&skuId=7785046

 

But just looking, it looks the HP is going to be better. It has wireless, but then the ASUS has Adobe installed in it which has more features then the “free” product….


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

I'm not an expert by any means, but if it's only be going to used for low resource programs etc, I don't think 8GB / 12GB RAM is going to be needed. I think the specs on these PCs are outside of what you need for these applications. A cheaper solution may be available as I don't think this much power would be utilized.

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

They're about on par with one another in most respects, and performance-wise they shouldn't be noticeably different from one another given the workload you describe.

 

Personally, I prefer Asus products by far over HP products. But that's more a personal preference than anything else.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

She will be using this as a personal computer as well.  From what I understand it will be fairly light use as well.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

I'd go for the HP only because it is cheaper and it would leave just about $100 to spend on the monitor.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

You can guide her to have a preassembled pc in Hp or Dell



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:42 PM

You can guide her to have a preassembled pc in Hp or Dell

Guide her? Dell desktops are isn't as good as HP or Asus.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:33 PM

I would go with the Asus if it was me. From prior experience, it seems I've just had better luck with the Asus brand as opposed to HP. But they both do look like they would suffice for what she needs them for.






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