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#1 tom-ky

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 04:33 PM

Laptop or Desktop?       desktop

My budget for the new computer is:                   500

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?      email, web browsing, spreadsheets and quicken

What software do you intend on using on the computer?    quicken, office

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?   no games

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?    office, quicken and browse web

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

Will you be overclocking?   no

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?   prefer local purchase 

How many monitors are you planning to use?      1

Do you need peripherals? OS?    no, currently windows 7

Any particular reason why you are upgrading?     5 year old unit acting up, may need hard drive and would have to also buy OS



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#2 richcbro

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:50 AM

Hi~

 

You don't do anything CPU or GPU intensive, cheap computer is enough.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideacentre-300-Computer-90DA00LPUS/dp/B01KLSMWVA/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1479901604&sr=1-1&keywords=i3&refinements=p_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292274011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289794011%2Cp_36%3A2421880011%2Cp_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A2057440011

 

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i3650-1551SLV-Desktop-Included/dp/B019TTJARQ/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1479901687&sr=1-7&keywords=i3&refinements=p_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292274011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289794011%2Cp_36%3A2421880011%2Cp_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011&th=1

 

This one has SSD, but only 240GB of space available. If possible I recommend this for faster performance.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-S510-i3-6100-Windows-10KY002AUS/dp/B01LZ0GZBE/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1479901763&sr=1-2&keywords=i3&refinements=p_n_graphics_type_browse-bin%3A14292274011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289794011%2Cp_36%3A2421880011%2Cp_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011%2Cp_n_feature_two_browse-bin%3A610553011


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:43 AM

 

This is a very good machine. I'd buy it.



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 04:27 AM

It is one of the best budget PC. If you want more space you should add some HDD, they are cheap.


Edited by batman1234, 24 November 2016 - 04:27 AM.

CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


#5 MadmanRB

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 11:50 AM

I would go for the Dell inspiron, as lenovo has had spyware built in not so long ago:

 

http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/security-failings-demonstrate-avoid-lenovo/

 

Heck even brietbart a site I would never refer to as a source kind of let the can of worms open recently over lenovos tactics

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/10/24/report-pentagon-warns-against-use-of-lenovo-computers-over-chinese-spyware/

 

But it is backed up by less controversial (though still conservative) news sources:

 

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/military-warns-chinese-computer-gear-poses-cyber-spy-threat/

 

Then for the other side of the fence we have the register:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/12/lenovo_firmware_nasty/

 

Cnet:

https://www.cnet.com/news/lenovo-hit-by-lawsuit-over-superfish-adware/

 

Then there is this:

 

http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/09/23/lenovo-pleads-ignorance-in-spyware-privacy-case.htm

 

In other words no matter what side you fall on Lenovo is not a company to buy from I dont care about SSD's when security is a big issue

 

Yeah when a person who identifies with the left is looking at sources from the right you know its bad news (not to get political mind you, but when both sides of the political sides cry foul against the same issue something is beyond broken)


Edited by MadmanRB, 24 November 2016 - 11:55 AM.

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