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  Reply # 2120990 6-Nov-2018 17:18
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Have kept all parts,the old com
Is a Compaq presario pc sr5830an VISTA, would the above com be any faster than this one



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  Reply # 2121350 7-Nov-2018 10:04
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Lenovo Think Center M92 Tiny Desktop PC (A Grade OFF-LEASE) Business USFF Intel Core i5-3470t 2.9 GHz 4GB 120GB SSD HDD Win 10 Pro - Reconditioned by PBTech

will this computer be ok for the wife, $401

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2121355 7-Nov-2018 10:20
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kiwicw: Lenovo Think Center M92 Tiny Desktop PC (A Grade OFF-LEASE) Business USFF Intel Core i5-3470t 2.9 GHz 4GB 120GB SSD HDD Win 10 Pro - Reconditioned by PBTech

will this computer be ok for the wife, $401

 

absolutely

 

or check this one https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=242643 (I would not pay over 350 )





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  Reply # 2121360 7-Nov-2018 10:28
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kiwicw: Lenovo Think Center M92 Tiny Desktop PC (A Grade OFF-LEASE) Business USFF Intel Core i5-3470t 2.9 GHz 4GB 120GB SSD HDD Win 10 Pro - Reconditioned by PBTech

will this computer be ok for the wife, $401

 

Yes, that is better. Should be fairly quick too. 

 

Not a lot of disk space, but if you don't have too many photos/ videos etc, should be fine. 


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  Reply # 2121374 7-Nov-2018 10:33
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kiwicw: Lenovo Think Center M92 Tiny Desktop PC (A Grade OFF-LEASE) Business USFF Intel Core i5-3470t 2.9 GHz 4GB 120GB SSD HDD Win 10 Pro - Reconditioned by PBTech

will this computer be ok for the wife, $401

 

 

Yes it would be. Has Windows 10 and a SSD so should be quick.

 

 

Only thing about it is its a 3rd gen Intel (3470t) which released in 2012, now 6 years old. We're on 8th generation (soon to be 9th). I find that unless you run good components under good conditions (power, temperature) for their lifetime you'd be hard pressed to get them to live for longer than 8-10 years.

 

 

If you're okay with it lasting maybe another 2-4 years then go for it. Otherwise I would look at more recent hardware like the above mentioned NUC which is a bit more recent with a 7th generation cpu.



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  Reply # 2121377 7-Nov-2018 10:42
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I think it will go for that computer, the wife only uses it for ten minutes a day ,i won't be using it as i have a tablet

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  Reply # 2121550 7-Nov-2018 13:36
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HP , Lenovo (Dell??) use non standard parts with non standard connectors, even in the full size PC's
This can make out of warranty repairs very difficult and expensive
Buying ex lease from PBTech you wont have many options brandwise though

 

btw, reconditioned only means they cleaned the case & wiped the Hard Drive :-)

 

That Lenovo you mentioned only has a 120Gb hard drive.
Thats too small for most people , if you have a lot of photos etc you will only end up needing to upgrade it .

 

Another option , cheap HP , get them to install a 256Gb SSD HD
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/EXWKSHP8244/HP-Elite-8200-Desktop-PC-A-Grade-OFF-LEASE-Busines

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDDINT3702310/Intel-SSD-545s-256GB-25in-SATA-6GBS-16NM-TLC-3D-Re

 

 

 

Keep in mind with these brand name SFF PC's , even a simple powersupply fail can make it unecomonic to repair


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  Reply # 2121558 7-Nov-2018 13:44
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kiwicw: I must add that we are 70 year old pensioners and know nothing about computers,so when i look at computers that has being suggested,i say wow and go and make a cup of tea,thanks

 

in that case, you need one with a tea cup holder.

 

i recommend a dell 17" laptop, pretty much a desktop that you can move around the house.





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  Reply # 2121562 7-Nov-2018 13:45
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surfisup1000:

 

kiwicw: Lenovo Think Center M92 Tiny Desktop PC (A Grade OFF-LEASE) Business USFF Intel Core i5-3470t 2.9 GHz 4GB 120GB SSD HDD Win 10 Pro - Reconditioned by PBTech

will this computer be ok for the wife, $401

 

Yes, that is better. Should be fairly quick too. 

 

Not a lot of disk space, but if you don't have too many photos/ videos etc, should be fine. 

 

 

if you don't have ANY photos and videos it will be fine.





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  Reply # 2121563 7-Nov-2018 13:46
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You could consider an all in one like the following https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/desktops/lcd-monitor/listing-1823735870.htm?rsqid=34197d3b5caf47d3a829e6de2e6a41bd

 

would be significantly faster than the one you're considering from PBTech because it has a SSD hard drive

 

EDIT: Oops didn't see the more recent posts.


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  Reply # 2122061 8-Nov-2018 11:00
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kiwicw: I must add that we are 70 year old pensioners and know nothing about computers,so when i look at computers that has being suggested,i say wow and go and make a cup of tea,thanks

 

With your age and lack of computer knowledge DO NOT let the sales person up sell you to something you do not want or need.





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  Reply # 2122071 8-Nov-2018 11:21
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That is why i am on here,to get advice, thinking of getting the above com, one thing I am not sure about it will be used in the bed room, will it take a usb dongle. Thanks

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  Reply # 2122095 8-Nov-2018 11:43
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kiwicw: That is why i am on here,to get advice, thinking of getting the above com, one thing I am not sure about it will be used in the bed room, will it take a usb dongle. Thanks

 

 

Yes, two usb ports in the front and two in the back.

 

 

From Lenovo spec it should have wifi built in but it would be good to ask. If it doesn't you'll need a usb wifi adapter.

 

 

Also in the comments it only has vga and displayport for the monitor connection. If your existing screen doesn't have either then you'll need an adapter. See the following for the differences.

 

 

https://www.computerhope.com/issues/pictures/monitor-connections.jpg



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  Reply # 2122102 8-Nov-2018 11:55
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Yes , they look the same off a Compaq presario SR 5830 an, the adaptor I used is an Linksys ae2500_rm for wifi.thanks for your replys

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  Reply # 2122141 8-Nov-2018 13:15
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FineWine:

 

With your age and lack of computer knowledge DO NOT let the sales person up sell you to something you do not want or need.

 

 

You've reminded me of the time I listened to a DSE sales assistant explaining to a pensioner how it wasn't possible to do emails on his new computer unless he bought MS Office in order to get Outlook.


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