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Old 05-19-2013, 05:31 AM
 
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How would this one work for home use (surfing, storing pictures and music, no gaming)? Seems like a good price. It has Windows 7 which is a definite plus for me. I've tried 8 and hated it.

Newegg.com - DELL Vostro 270 (469-3948) No Screen Desktop PC Intel Core i3 3220(3.30GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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As a 5 year old computer (and even older) can handle those tasks easily any current model will work just fine.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Try dell outlet. You may find something like that for a little less and free shipping.

Windows 8 isn't really that much different that Windows 7 - just that front screen interface and a couple of changes to the Windows Explorer.

Here's essentially the same thing for $349:

http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineS...&puid=f9ae4fea


Dell Factory Outlet


Free shipping:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/s...=22&l=en&s=dfh
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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With your needs, why not get a laptop? You can have portability to take the pictures and music with you or hook it up to your TV if equipped.

Note: I have a desktop but plan on downsizing to a laptop.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:53 AM
 
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With your needs, why not get a laptop? You can have portability to take the pictures and music with you or hook it up to your TV if equipped.
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I second. Instead of a desktop, you can buy 15"-17" laptop for very good price. They are just as capable as desktops, take up less space, and are considerably lighter (even at 5-7 lbs). You can still connect an external monitor and forget you have a laptop.

Several laptop models without touch screen and running Windows 7 are still available, but you have to act fast.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Also check HPs site they have computer still with windows 7 available and you can upgrade things if wanted.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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I'm sure the thread starter is aware of laptops. They asked about desktops. Many people still prefer them.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: USA
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If you are a Costco member or know of one that can order this for you, here's a pretty good deal - HP Pavilion p7 Desktop, Intel® Core

There's actually a few more that are in a similar price range, but with only a Pentium G2020 processor.

Read the Free Concierge Service and the Return Policy. Tough to beat at this price range.

But ... Windows 8 only.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I'm sure the thread starter is aware of laptops. They asked about desktops. Many people still prefer them.
Yep they sure do.

Btw: to save space I will very probably be purchasing one of those "slimline" desktops. Plus I only require at most a couple of expansion slots anyway.

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:35 AM
 
Location: 30 Route de Belberaud – 31450 Pompertuzat – France
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You can use old computer for those tasks. Purchase new HCL Desktop computer with Windows7.

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