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desktop PC opinions

by dyakin / July 26, 2009 9:26 AM PDT

I need to buy a new desktop, and I was hoping for some advice. I'm not a "power user" at all - I surf the net, bank online, make purchases, occasionally watch movies or news videos, and that's about it. Amazon has a popular deal gong on a HP machine wiht Windows XP. That's not the OS that had eveyone going crazy about security and other problems? I'm looking at:

Compaq CQ2009F Desktop PC
L2 cache 512K
SDRAM (?) 1G
hard drive 160G

thoughts, suggestions or advice?

thanks again

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Could you provide a link a the proposed unit
by VAPCMD / July 26, 2009 10:27 AM PDT
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configured as you intend to buy ?


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by Phil Crase / July 27, 2009 2:08 AM PDT
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Depending on what you are going to do this is a fair basic system that will require some work to keep up in the future, upgrades, etc. Get some advice from a geek friend but personally unless it was really cheap I am not so sure I wouldn't pass.

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Windows 7
by jeff_windows_team / July 27, 2009 7:44 AM PDT
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If you are interesting in jumping up to Windows 7 from XP eventually, I would do some research to see if this purchase qualifies for a free upgrade to Windows 7.

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New PC
by sturner--2008 / July 28, 2009 7:26 AM PDT
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And if it meets the minimum requirements to upgrade to Windows 7. I would think if you could upgrade it to Windows Vista then you could upgrade the OS to Windows 7.

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by special_ed1 / July 28, 2009 11:46 PM PDT
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What's you budget? Even if you don't want a high spec pc, you can probably afford to get something better than that (1GB RAM means your pc will likely run slowly if you have a few programs open, most new pcs these days start with at least 2GB).As for getting something with XP, Windows will not continue support for that OS for ever, being as they will soon have two newer versions for sale (Vista, and Windows & which comes out in October). Vista has been problematic but several manufacturers (Lenovo for one) are offering free upgrades to Windows 7 for users who bought a pc with Vista on it between a certain date.

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Usage And Budget
by markbenson1 / August 6, 2009 8:38 PM PDT
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It all depends upon your usage and budget. As you watch movies and news online I would suggest you to increase the RAM Capacity from 1gb to at least 2GB. This will help your system to run at a faster speed. Before buying do search online for a better deal in website like AMAZON, EBAY, TIGER DIRECT, ALIBABA, CRUCIAL, OM NANOTECH, KINGSTON...

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