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by m02499 / June 18, 2005 12:22 AM PDT

I am considering purchasing an HP desktop for home use. I am not a gamer, just need a reliable home computer that I will not need to replace in a couple of years. I mainly will use for business which includes standard word processing, spreadsheets, email etc. I also do some video and audio burning. The basic configuration is shown below and the cost of this machine is approx. $1100. It seems like a pretty good machine for the price, but I am not an expert. I am also looking at VelocityMicro, but for a similar config. they are more expensive. Thoughts.

Model: a1025c-b

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by damasta55r / June 18, 2005 4:22 AM PDT
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Not worth it, get emachines t6212. this doesn't have a pci-express slot. You can get the same performance for half the price. don't get fooled by ddr2, its not faster, amd's with its integrated memory controller still beats it.

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XP Pro
by phantazy / June 18, 2005 2:01 PM PDT
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I'd pay the extra (which should be discounted anyway) for
XP Pro, Home has petty annoyances, I found.

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re: t6212
by m02499 / June 18, 2005 10:03 PM PDT
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Thanks for your input. I will look into the emachine. I did do some brief research awhile back on this machine and I kind of remember it getting a somewhat average review. I will look further into it. Thanks again for your suggestion.

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