U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-11-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Pomona
1,955 posts, read 9,666,385 times
Reputation: 1538

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asheville Native View Post
Go to Goodwill and you will find a functional desktop for a lot less than $300.
Define "functional" and "a lot less". The nearest Goodwill Computer Works from me sells P4 with 512mb and XP from $100. Computers with at least a dual core, from $200. I do NOT recommend spending such amounts on a used computer when new computer that's fully warranted, faster, and with higher specs, can be had for not much more.

Same goes with refurbished and off-lease computers. Yes, deals can be had if you keep paying attention to them. However, you can just as easily overspend on outdated equipment too, or have to shell out more $$ to bring it up to spec, negating any savings versus a new computer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-11-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
21,540 posts, read 24,687,201 times
Reputation: 8930
Go to Staples on 6/12. The HP S5710 will be on clearance for $299.90. Look at page 13 of their ad.

Staples Weekly Ad
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-12-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Pomona
1,955 posts, read 9,666,385 times
Reputation: 1538
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilVA View Post
Go to Staples on 6/12. The HP S5710 will be on clearance for $299.90. Look at page 13 of their ad.

Staples Weekly Ad
The specs are actually decent for a $300 computer. I mean, it's not some super duper fast computer, but it's not snail slow either. 3GB ram, 640gb HDD, and a DVD burner. As long as you're fine with HP, I say go for it.

The processor:
PassMark CPU Lookup
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top