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Old 08-27-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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Talking about desktops only (I think laptops are easier to sell than desktops) Which size and CPU are easier to sell?

Size: Full tower, mini tower, small form factor...
CPU: Pentium, Core i3/5/7...

Better CPU are always more expensive when you buy and sell, so what's the "sweetspot"?
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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New ones, of course. Other than that, I don't think any of them are easy to sell, especially since they become technically obsolete so quickly.

Look at ads sometime, such as microcenter mailers. You can get off lease commercial Dell computers that are 3 years old for a few hundred, some as low as 199.

Sweetspot is free?
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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I've been without a desktop for years, but came to realize that I almost never carry my laptop out, so I started to look at the desktop market. Here is an article: Your Next Computer Should Be a Desktop - WSJ

I think laymen who buy used desktops just want it cheap and don't care much about performance. They search for used PCs using the price range primarily. Computer geeks are interested in high end PCs, but those who build their own also may look for old, low end ones which they can either upgrade or use the parts from them.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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can't view the article because I don't subscribe to the WSJ, but I disagree with the headline, which seems to advocate desktops and powerful laptops. Maybe WSJ readers do a lot of heavy processing, but most people don't. A cheap laptop would be fine.

I'm a power user - have a fast desktop for photo and video editing. I rarely use it. I have a lower powered notebook, and use it all the time.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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All in ones, seem to work for most peoples needs, space limitations.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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can't view the article because I don't subscribe to the WSJ,
You don't need to subscribe it. I don't subscribe to WSJ, either, but I can read the article.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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maybe the wsj likes you more than me? Are you republican? (just kidding...)
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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maybe the wsj likes you more than me? Are you republican? (just kidding...)
Everyone except you knows that Hillary Clinton is a Wall Street puppet and got paid $250,000 for each of her Wall St. speeches.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:02 PM
 
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iMacs are the easiest desktops to sell used
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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snowmountain, even I knew that!
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