than an old Vista PC that's behind the time by two operating systems. I'd say back to the drawing board on this one.
I am in need of a new desktop. My current desktop is an old HP running XP. It is on its last legs it looks like. I went to Frys today and looked at new computers. I then stopped by a local computer repair store that I have used before to repair my laptop. The local guy says what I should get is a used Dell that he has, currently running Vista. He tells me that this is as good as or better than a new computer as it will be just as fast, etc. I trust the guy to a point. It just doesn't sound right that I am going to get the same or better performance by spending $325 on his used one as opposed to buying a new Windows 8 unit. The local guy tells me that I can install Windows 8 on the Dell that he has and it will be as good as or better than a new computer, for about half the price. I am looking to spend no more than $600 total on a desktop alone. I am planning on buying a flat screen TV for a monitor as opposed to a regular computer monitor. My main use will be for my eBay based home business. No games, just having to access pictures, etc. It will also be used for general internet, computer use. I have a 2 TB external hard drive so I don't necessarily need a huge internal hard drive on my next computer. I plan to buy a new laptop around Christmas but want to get the desktop in a month or so. Any help y'all can give me on this would be greatly appreciated.