Although it doesn't specify if it comes with a DVD-RAM drive or not.
Here are the choices:
hp m1160n - $800, AMD 64 3400, 512 SDRAM, 200 Gig Hard drive, DVD RW and DVD ROM, GeForce AGP 8X graphics card with 128MB DDR memory, Personal Video Recorder, Windows Media Center, 1 PCI express expansion slot (occupied), 3 PCI (one available), etc.
hp m7060n - $900, 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 with Hyper Thread, 1 gig SDRAM, 200 gig harddrive, DVD RW and CD ROM, Intel graphics media accelarator (built into motherboard, i think), personal video recorder, 3 PCI expansion slots (one available), windows media center, etc.
hp m1170n - $900, 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 with Hyper Thread, 512 megs ram, ATI Radeon X300 SE PCI-E graphics with 128 memory and TV out, personal video recorder, 1 PCI express expansion slot (occupied), 3 PCI (one available), etc.
- all three will have a 5 year warranty ($199)
- i'm leaning toward the m1160 or m1170 based on upgraded graphics card, PCI Express slot
- AMD or Intel? My primary uses will be burning dvds from tv shows, digital camcorder; photo applications; some music application
- i'm not a big multi-tasker, i.e. if i burn a cd, i'm used to leaving the computer alone. However, if the computer can hande it, my my habits will change?
- i get the picture that HPs aren't exactly the best computers, but I'm on a very limited budget and I'm not looking to do anything terribly advanced (no gaming). With a 5 year warranty, I feel a little better about some of the reliability issues I've read about. Honestly, I wouldn't mind it breaking down 1 year or so from now - by then my wife will let me sink another thousand or so into the total and I should be in the ballpark of some great technology. I like the media center because it will interact with my xbox 360, I defintiely want a PVR (to bootleg dvds from tv shows for my kids).
- My real question is, how would you rank these computers compared to each other. They are pretty much all I'm left with that do (or are supposed to do) what I want them to do at that price point. Thanks for taking the time to help me out.