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Am I getting my moneys worth for this pre built Desktop from Staples?


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#1 Surfertx

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:18 PM

I'm shopping for a PC desktop for my father in law.  He will be using it primarily for web surfing and watching videos.  He's not a power user at all.  Budget is $300 to $350 must be NEW.  The idea is to get him a easy to maintain machine. So far I found this desktop from Staples https://www.staples.com/hp-slimline-270-p026-desktop-intel-core-i3-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-10-intel-hd-630-graphics/product_2720260

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:22 PM

Warranty: 1-Year limited Hardware warranty, 90 days Limited Technical support for Software and Initial Setup (from date of purchase)

If there becomes problems after warranty period is over, then maintaining is much harder than with PC built from quality parts. So it's not that simple.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:45 PM

Warranty: 1-Year limited Hardware warranty, 90 days Limited Technical support for Software and Initial Setup (from date of purchase)

If there becomes problems after warranty period is over, then maintaining is much harder than with PC built from quality parts. So it's not that simple.

What about the specs for the price?



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:13 PM

Specs are typical for OEM machine, cheap parts with nearly zero possibilities for upgrades. Remembering that is OEM machine, price is quite OK considering specs.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:15 PM

If all that is done on the system...is what you reported...I would think that specs hardly matter.  Any system made within the last 10 years handles those two functions quite well.

 

Of course...you have the right to spend as much money as you like on a given system.

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:16 PM

Specs are typical for OEM machine, cheap parts with nearly zero possibilities for upgrades. Remembering that is OEM machine, price is quite OK considering specs.

Should I go custom build?  Is there a site that will build it for you?



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:19 PM

As the others have said, this should do fine.  I'd highly recommend that you set up Team Viewer on it so that you can assist remotely.  As Drillingmachine said, upgrade options are next to non-existent.  Provided you accept that up front you should be good.

 

There will be a ton of computer deals this month, so you may want to see if you can find better, but for the price that's a pretty solid deal.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

You're going to be hard pressed to have someone else build a machine for $350.  Even doing it yourself might not be possible once you consider the Operating System and shipping.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:29 PM

If you can wait Staples has a Black Friday Special. See the HP on the first page. i5, 1TB drive and 12GB for RAM for $370. You can purchase it online on Thanksgiving and pick it up from the store the next day. I have done this in previous years on Black Friday Specials from Staples. Avoid the headaches and lines.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:06 AM

Indeed getting a machine is kind of stupid right now, black Friday is round the corner and you may find something better.

If you cant do top end its best to wait a bit.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:27 AM

That is the plan.  Waiting for Black F and will be building a machine. Thx all.






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