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Topic # 27490 28-Oct-2008 11:34
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 / Its for my parents, They want windows xp, and need a full system

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  Reply # 174020 28-Oct-2008 11:47
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Good office/home use PC.

I'm sure it would be cheaper if you go and search for parts and buy separetly and assemble yourself.

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  Reply # 174027 28-Oct-2008 12:08
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agreed.. that price is not cheap. u can get it wayyy cheaper if u assemble urself. but specs are more than enough for ur parents who i assume will be using for surfing/basic needs etc. cheers

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  Reply # 174059 28-Oct-2008 13:21
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I have to ask, why do they want XP? I would be trying to convince them to use Vista. There are no problems with it as far as I am concerned, especially now that SP1 has been released.

Otherwise that system looks 'fine'.

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  Reply # 174067 28-Oct-2008 13:45
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They are comfortable using xp. And would prefer that over a new version of windows

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  Reply # 174081 28-Oct-2008 14:36
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If they're married to XP how about just getting them a netbook, like the EEE PC with XP installed, and buy a separate monitor/keyboard/mouse to connect to it.  That way they have a basic desktop setup, with the added bonus of portablity if they want to go away.  My parents (both in their 60s and both only basic windows users) took my EEE PC to Europe with them for a few months just recently and can't stop raving about how good it was to use.  So for $500ish you can get a base model EEE PC, $20 for a keyboard $20 for a mouse, and $150ish for a nice monitor.

If they need storage just get an external drive.

Seems like a no brainer to me.

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  Reply # 174134 28-Oct-2008 16:21
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Price = £759.00 + GST

UK Pound???? (+GST !!!).

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  Reply # 174161 28-Oct-2008 17:22
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A mate brought a couple of refurbished Dell's off CoinNet: Only $249 for a decent spec machine including a 19" CRT - comes with Win XP as well!

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  Reply # 174224 28-Oct-2008 20:33
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DS248: Price = £759.00 + GST

UK Pound???? (+GST !!!).

Thats clearly a $$$$ sign, not a pound sign. Its also clearly a domain, and the UK uses VAT not GST.

That thing isn't very good bang for buck, im pretty sure you can get a prebuild which is faster for the same price.

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  Reply # 174232 28-Oct-2008 20:54
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What about something like this?


Only add on would be the OS, unless you can take it off of the old computer ;)

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