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#1 Arisayma

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

Laptop or Desktop? DESKTOP

My budget for the new computer is: $200 INCLUDING COST OF SERVICE PLAN/DELIVERY, $250 ONLY FOR SOMETHING W/LONGEVITY

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?  EMAIL, MESSAGE BOARDS, FB, ONLINE BANKING/SHOPPING AND PHONE (SKYPE)

What software do you intend on using on the computer? IF THIS MEANS OS, WINDOWS 7 OR WHATEVER IT COMES WITH

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? NO NEVER

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? I KEEP SEVERAL WINDOWS OPEN BUT DON'T HAVE TO

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? YES

Will you be overclocking? PROBABLY NOT SINCE I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? NH, USA

How many monitors are you planning to use? ONE

Do you need peripherals? OS? I HAVE A MONITOR, KEYBOARD, MOUSE, SPEAKERS, NEED OS AND TOWER

Any particular reason why you are upgrading? NOT NECESSARILY UPGRADING, JUST MUST HAVE WORKING COMPUTER AS IT'S MY LIFELINE.

 

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 Current PC is a refurbished Dell Optiplex 755 that had a 3 yr service plan thru Walmart. It's now 6 mos past warranty and HD is dying/clicking

i was looking at the same thing only with more RAM added also thru Walmart but the service plan option "disappeared". I can't risk getting something without a service plan.

 

I do NOT Drive, have an extremely low income (25% below the poverty level) Free delivery and a good service plan is important. I don't care if the computer is a dinosaur, so long as it is reliable and cheap and can be replaced free, if it dies in less than 2-3 yrs.

 

I know I'm asking for a lot but I've managed to get a PC every 3-4 yrs doing it this way. Every single one has been under $200 and had at least 2 yrs service plan and they all lasted 6mos to 18 mos past the warranty.

 

PLEASE HELP! this old lady needs her FB friends and online banking and email.

 



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#2 Arisayma

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:30 PM

PLEASE HELP ME NARROW IT DOWN BETWEEN THESE 3 CHOICES!!

 

please don't be put off by the fact that I need the cheapest poc I can find, I have to have something....

 

 

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbished-Dell-390-D-Desktop-PC-with-Intel-Core-i5-2400-Processor-4GB-Memory-1TB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-7-Professional-Monitor-Not-Included/49333291

 

It's more than I want to spend but I can get up to 4yrs service plan

 

or this one?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbished-HP-Compaq-8000-Desktop-PC-with-Intel-Core-2-Duo-Processor-4GB-Memory-1TB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-7-Professional-Monitor-Not-Included/49122971

 

cheaper, but can't get more than 2yrs plan on this one!!

 

 

here's one more, but it's got a processor I've never heard of....?

 

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Refurbished-Black-6005-Pro-Desktop-PC-with-AMD-Athlon-II-X2-Processor-4GB-Memory-1TB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-7-Professional-Monitor-Not-Included/23325250?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=23325250&placement_id=irs-2-b1&strategy=PWVAV&visitor_id&category=&client_guid=0cffe87e-b599-4e03-abff-8accb84bda2d&customer_id_enc&config_id=2&parent_item_id=19900544&parent_anchor_item_id=19900544&guid=5c1bb83c-831c-42f0-8076-05573ad551e5&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:11 PM

Option 1 is what I would pick. It uses more recent parts and should be faster and last longer.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:19 PM

thanks! that's what I ended up ordering. I wasn't finding anything better in the same price range

 

hopefully by the time this next refurb dies, I'll be able to get some thing  a bit better

 

ouch, why aren't the prices of these going down? I mean, don't most ppl use iphones and tablets now? You'd think you could get a desk top super cheap

 

but then I guess for some ppl under $300 is super cheap....? I can't imagine paying more when you always have to upgrade

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