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Cheap Computers: Alluring the Customers

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Jacob Marshal writes:


The world of computers has expanded its dimensions and one can find that the prices of these electronics devices have decreased in the recent times. At the same time, the demand has increased all over the world and now they are used in every sector. The facilities given with the latest computers have also been improvised. Now, the computers with 160 GB hard disk, TFT monitor, 2 GB RAM and user friendly keyboards are commonly available in the markets.

A number of companies provide computers at lower prices so that they could attain maximum number of customers. One can find a cheap computer from many places. However, the online shopping portals have become more popular these days because of their lucrative offers and cost effective products. Some of the companies that produce the low-price computers are Dell, Acer, Samsung and LG. Dell was one of the first companies that started offering the attractive deals on these products.

Before making the purchase decision, one should find out what kind of computer he or she needs. Basically, one can find two types of computers in the markets. The high-end devices with advanced technology are liked by the professionals and businessmen. However, students and teenagers find that the gadgets with average technology are very useful to them. They do not think much about the durability of the product, rather the looks and features are the factors that attract them.

One should look for different options before purchasing any product. Many new companies provide good quality products at relatively lower prices. Now days, a cheap computer can be found with internet connection. The users can browse different websites, share files, download songs & music and play online games by using this facility. The used computers can also be useful as they are available at lower prices.

The specifications and brand names of the products are also important and the buyers should take care of these factors. The price comparison sites can be helpful for this purpose as all the required information can be found there. Some of the popular websites are Amazon.co.uk, eBay.com, Yahoo.com, etc. Apart from them, a number of other online portals are also available to the customers from where a cheap computer can be availed.



Wondering if this is a good deal for $3353?

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Zach asked:


Genuine Vista Ultimate upgrade (64-bit)
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q6700 (2.66GHz)
6GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (2×2048, 2×1024)
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT, 2 DVI, TV-Out
Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n & Bluetooth(R )
640GB RAID 0 (2 x 320GB SATA HDDs) – performance
LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, video, audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 – 36 Months
Microsoft(R) Office Home and Student Edition 2007
Logitech X-230 speakers (2.1)
HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier
Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
HP 24-inch LCD Wide Flat Panel Monitor
4-year HP Total Care Extended Service Plan with House Call for HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario Desktop PCs

Mac for student?

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Pearce K asked:


Ok, I might be getting a new desktop and I have choosen the iMac 2.4GHz intel 2 duo
1GB RAM(is this enough)
and other specs.
I’ll be using It for schoolwork(Word+Powerpoint), watching videos, listening to music, MSN and Internet. What i want to know is this mac good for schoolwork? Also should I buy office 08, iWork 08? Is iwork’s word+powerpoint compatible with pcs as they use pcs in my skool.
Thanks for all answers.
Erm If I buy parallels how much ram and harddrive space would I need to give to xp? Also if I install xp will I have office?

Laptop or Desktop is better for students?

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Alpa Chino asked:


Well my Uni probably has hundreds of PCs in the labs and people kept telling me laptop is better for students.

I need your opinions thanks.

Were can i find good student desktop computers for cheap?

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Kyle J asked:
I want to buy a desktop but i don’t no anything about computers. I want a good one but i don’t have a lot of money to spend? Is there websites that sell good refurbished ones. Do they garentee the computer?

Desktop PCs by Price – How To Choose And What To Look For Pt 6

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Ryan wants you to know some of the finer points of shopping for a desktop computer. Take note of what he writes as they will help you decide whats best for you. Sixth part is what price:

Price Ranges

$230 to $400 – In such a low range you will be surprised and satisfied to get desktops that have powerful processors and graphic cards. They have enough features to support general business tasks and office computing chores.

$400 to 600 – Ideally suited for office computing, networking, home or small office users. These inexpensive desktops offer great features and performance for the money spent.

$600 to 1600 – Sturdy structure, lot of options for upgrading and can fast adapt to changing business needs and good multi-media control buttons.

Desktop PCs by Model or Type – How To Choose And What To Look For Pt 5

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Ryan wants you to know some of the finer points of shopping for a desktop computer. Take note of what he writes as they will help you decide whats best for you. Fifth part is what model or type:

Model or Type

Budget desktops- The budget desktops appeal to the home and student customers. Desktops within $400 come with features that serve the everyday requirement of word processing, spreadsheets, letterbox and web surfing. The processors from AMDs like the Sempron or the lower end processors of Athlon series and Intel’s Pentium 4 fit into this kind of budget. Lenovo ThinkCentre A60 (9631D4U) PC Desktop

IBM ThinkCentre S50 Refurbished Intel Desktop Computer – Intel P4 2.6GHz, 512MB DDR, 40GB HDD, DVD-R (J156-4384)

If you intend to use for gaming, raise the budget say within 500 to 600$ and you can have 3 GHz processor, 512MB Memory, a thin TFT screen and 120 GB hard drive. You can even upgrade the model. Upgrading the RAM is possible with a small amount. Check these models:

Business Desktops- Business desktops need to come with a certain amount of quality, only that much that you need and that too at a competitive price. Security features, warranty details and availability of onsite service must be given priority. Desktops configured with power saving features of dual core processors by both AMD and Intel will give good value for money. You can consider these models:

Dell XPS 700 (XPS700-6366PB1) PC Desktop

Lenovo 3000 J115 PC Desktop

Gaming Desktops- You need speed to conquer your gaming opponent and Intel Core2Duo can be ideal or still better the AMD Athlon 64 X2s processors. The AMD’s dual cores stand better chance because most gaming applications are not designed to take advantage of the multi threading capabilities of Intel processors. You can also opt for the high speed hard drives. Check out the models at:

Media Center and Digital Entertainment Desktops- You will need these types of desktops for storing and sharing music, photos, editing videos, creating movie DVDs and music CDs. For such peak performance the features required are fastest processors, biggest hard drives and brightest displays. And if you have deep pockets check out the models at

Dell XPS 700 (XPS700-2KX3WB1) PC Desktop

Hewlett Packard Compaq dc7600 (EH798UC) PC Desktop

Desktop PCs by Size and Shape – How To Choose And What To Look For Pt 4

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Ryan wants you to know some of the finer points of shopping for a desktop computer. Take note of what he writes as they will help you decide whats best for you. Fourth part is size and shape:

Size and Shape

Desktops come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The small form factor cases have a number of features for basic functioning however upgrading with expansion cards is not possible. The all-in-one model has both display and computer enclosed in a single box, hence ideal for space constraint situations.

The disadvantage is the computer may get obsolete before the display. The Mid tower case and Full-tower case are more popular these days because of their sleek look. Lot of interior space and slots are available for expansion and up-gradation with hard drives and optical drives. There are plenty of ports for connecting peripherals like printers and digital cameras.

Desktop PCs by Hard Drive – How To Choose And What To Look For Pt 3

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Ryan wants you to know some of the finer points of shopping for a desktop computer. Take note of what he writes as they will help you decide whats best for you. Third part is Storage space – Hard Drive (HDD):

Hard Drive

Definitely you would want to store all the data you work with and create, the Operating Systems used and all your applications.

20 to 40 GB- A 40 GB hard drive provides enough storage for home, family and office applications but not for the demanding gaming and multi media applications.

80 to 160 GB- For gaming and digital music hard drive requirement can be within this range.

250 to 320 GB- if you are dabbling with huge amounts of data like digital images and multi media files check for models in the range of 200 to 350 GB.

Higher GB up to 500GB storage drives too is available.

Desktops come with hard drives of 3.5inch size. Hard drives have an in built motor that spins in speed range of 5,400 to 15,000 revolutions per minute; most models have speed of 7200rpm. The advantage associated with higher speeds is faster access and storing of more data.

Desktop PCs by Memory (RAM) – How To Choose And What To Look For Pt 2

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Ryan wants you to know some of the finer points of shopping for a desktop computer. Take note of what he writes as they will help you decide whats best for you. Second part is Memory (RAM):

Memory – RAM

The next in the feature list of all desktops is the Memory. The specifications state the space and type. Space mentioned in MBs or GBs. There should be enough memory to run all the software you intend to use, so check out the requirements of the intended software before you decide on space specification of RAM. Larger the memory, faster the processor will operate as it permits larger amount of data to be transferred.

1 GB of RAM gives good performance and is the minimum requirement to run Windows Vista. 2 GB is the minimum requirement for multimedia.

512 to 1024 MB- Home users and Home office would require 512 MB or more
The two types of memory are DDR SDRAM and DDR2 SDRAM. The DDR2 version is faster of the two. These memory types are categorized according to features like bandwidth and clock speed. Memory can be upgraded by Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM).

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