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What do you think of this PC?

by stuartw101 / April 10, 2005 8:45 PM PDT

Im from the UK and was looking to spend about

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by twesterh / April 11, 2005 4:18 AM PDT

Ok, I don't think I'm confused or maybe I'm missing something here....

What you are paying in British Pounds is what I payed in US dollars. I heard England was expensive but wow, this brought it home.

I bought the eMachines T6212, for about $580 USD. Not sure what that is in British Pounds.

Are these the correct specs?

My T6212 is about the same thing but instead of AGP graphics it has an integrated graphics processor and an open PCIe slot. Your computer has a TV Tuner but those are about the only differences...

Is it a good computer? Yeah, pretty decent I guess. But man, that price is outrageous... at least for what you can get in the U.S.

I know the dollar is weak, and it killed us in Italy in Nov.; maybe that is what is going on here... not going to England anytime soon!!!

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by stuartw101 / April 11, 2005 4:32 AM PDT
In reply to: OUCH!

yeah those are the specs, i know computers are expensive compared to the US, ive had a look at that tigerdirect site and found some amazing priced PC's, the only shame is that they dont ship to UK and the power etc would be different.

You PC would be

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A good lesson on monetary policy...
by twesterh / April 11, 2005 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: :(

Well, all of us in the U.S. can see how the weak dollar is hurting U.S. business. American products cost large amounts of money in foreign countries hurting our companies international sales/competitiveness. Since most computers makers are located in America (though their parts may be made elsewhere), HP, Dell, etc. doesn't have to worry about foreign competitors undercutting their prices but if you are Ford or GM, how can you beat Fiat, Opel, Honda, Toyota, etc... ????

But that's severely off topic.

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Acer are Cr*p
by stuartw101 / April 11, 2005 8:50 AM PDT

oh by the way acer customer services are CR*P, dont get me started on them!

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