I'd go with the second one for the following reasons:
1) More RAM: 1 GB vs 512 MB.
2) Better XP: Media Center should be better than Home I'd think for video editing.
3) Bigger Hard Drive: 250 GB vs 160 GB.
4) System Bus: 2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz.
Some people like Compaq and I have a friend with a Compaq that she likes. I'm happy with HP though I imagine there are a few horror stories out there.
Just my thoughts,
Hello All i need major Help im looking to buy a new computer i do video editing and play computer games and surf internet currently using a p3 1 gigahertz and its alright but want something better
I know Compaq and HP are same company but can find out if they are good and people would recommend them especially these machines I am aware i need to upgrade video card heres the systems i need info on
1-Compaq Presario Desktop with AMD Athlon? 64 Processor 3400+
2-Compaq Presario Media Center Desktop with AMD Athlon? 64 Processor 3500+
please help i never really ever have to use tech support maybe 2x in 4 yrs want a upgradable amd system and using bestbuy cause i have gift cards from there and on a tight budget please help
is compaq and hp any good? or am i kidding myself?