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HP - positive experiences?

by HondaAce1 / February 24, 2006 11:05 AM PST

I need a main stream desktop PC for emailing, web surfing, etc. Just very basic. I don't game or record music. Anyone here have positive or negative comments about HP that I should know about? I've narrowed it down to either Dell or HP. Thanks.

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Go with HP/Compaq...
by jrmar07 / February 24, 2006 11:46 AM PST

1. AMD processors and better selection of hardware
2. Regular hardware (Some Dell hardware is proprietary i.e power supplies, $$$$ to replace)
3. You can buy them in retail stores
4. Retail store support (Staples, Bestbuy, Circuitcity, etc. are authorized dealers and repair centers, warranty work can be done there)
5. And the Dell printers that they throw in for free, you can't find the ink anywhere...

And for some comments on Dell, just search "Dell" in these forums and see what you get.

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never buy dell
by jacnet347 / February 24, 2006 3:35 PM PST

Horrible tech support. Buy HP. Their Pavilion series seems well suited for you.

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by crazeebob2000 / February 26, 2006 11:23 AM PST
In reply to: never buy dell

I agree, i've been using HP since Jan. 2001, this is my second machine, ( the other one still works fine). I can burn CD's and watch DVD's and the thing only cost around $600. I wouldn't have anything else, except for when I get ready to build one myself.

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own 2 compaqs, 1 of which is 4 yrs old and runs fine
by nerdyboy1234 / February 26, 2006 2:30 PM PST

all i have to say is they are reliable.

also when one of the computers drive broke, they sent a replacement pertty fast

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HP for me
by Alan Copeland / February 26, 2006 8:29 PM PST

I bought an HP Pavilion in May, and bouight one 2 weeks ago for my wife. In addition, I own 3 HP printers, 2 HP digicams and an HP scanner. I have had a couple of annoyances with their offshore support, but alls well that ends well and I am very satisfied with HP.

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