I don't know about you but after being "wired" by the internet for the past 25+ years I would be lost without my computer. If you are in the market for a new computer, just realize that anything you would buy today would most likely run circles around your current equipment, even if your PC is only a year or so old. Each release of computer specs lowers pricing on refurb and recertified models.
If you ask 10 people what kind of computer they'd recommend, you will probably get 11 answers. Personally I am an HP fan. Just realize you can get a lemon with any make or model of computer, car or anything else. But when it comes to PC buying I will often see what the reviews state on sites like Cnet.com or general web surfing on google or amazon or other non-biased websites.
I have recently found a website seller, www.redtag.com, that offers daily deals and today's deal is a Dell OptiPlex GX620 with monitor for $179.00 (only $1.95 shipping). Yes, I did say with monitor!!! Yes, I did say $1.95 shipping!
It's a 2 gig RAM system with 80 gig hard drive. The price is right but I haven't really checked out the reviews. I will leave that up to you but am mentioned www.redtag.com because it is an affiliate of auction site, www.ubid.com, with whom I have done (successful) shopping in the past.
Just make sure when you buy a PC that it includes an operating system. Focus on the memory and the max memory. The Dell OptiPlex GX620 has only 1gig RAM built in but is expandable to 4 gig. The computer DOES include the operating system: Windows XP Professional. I think this PC is worthy of your consideration for the price; however, I am talking about a low-level system here. This is not a powerhouse PC. It should be fine for web surfing but probably not for the active gamer or memory hungry user.
All daily deal offerings are subject to prior sale.
Do the research and do the math before making any purchase. This computer only comes with a 90 day warranty. Dell is not one of my favorite brands. As I stated, I am a HP fan. I just checked out my neighbor's Dell and it was running dreadfully slow. It was no wonder … he only had 128 meg of RAM so I was able to grab a whole gig of memory for him for $20.
Money matters. It really does!!!
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