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PLEASE help shop for new Dell desktop for college student

by sheprador / December 28, 2010 8:30 AM PST

My son needs new desktop,wants fast processor, lots of memory, Adobe Photoshop compatible (he's an art major). Wireless card. Cd/dvd burners. He is not a gamer. He also has LOTS of music.His laptop is barely alive and he will unload it and use it for portability, not storage. Budget is definitely an issue. Would like to stay under $500.00 if at all possible, $600 max. Dell Outlet online was recommended to save $, but I'm having a hard time comparison shopping. Too much I don't understand. I like the look of Inspiron slim-line series because desk space is also an issue. Can anyone help? or direct me to help in this area? He needs it SOON! He has new monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse already.

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by Bob__B / December 29, 2010 11:09 PM PST

That's like asking which Chevy should I buy.

Lets narrow it down a little.

CPU.....Intel I5....700 series.

That will get you a mid range machine that will keep most folks happy.

Go shopping.

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by pakeeza1990 / December 31, 2010 7:02 PM PST

in my views don,t give him high speed processor what it will do with it i think you take him a simple computer processor like 1.8 and hard disk 20 gb they work very well on photoshop and other programs in this way you will also save extra money...

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