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Old 08-16-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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Arizonabear, do you have any thoughts on my question posted today?

Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Arizonabear, do you have any thoughts on my question posted today?

Thanks!
My machine is an H-P a6500f with a 2.4G CPU, 4 Gig RAM as well as a 500GB hard drive.

As for wireless; mine does not have that mode. I have a home network so I simply plugged in my new machine via Ethernet cable---------it found the router on its own.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was under the impression that you couldn't buy a new pc with XP installed, except for the super low end ones. If that's the case, then you would be wise to set 2GB as the minimum RAM you'll accept. Vista needs at least that much to run adequately.

Don't worry as much about "space." With the ease of use and low cost of external storage (external hard drives, jump drives, even DVD burners) you'll find lots of ways to save all the files, music, graphics or whatever you have.
My wife got a Dell laptop with XP on it. She said it also has Vista, if she has to go to that, down the road. Anyway it's got 2 gigs RAM, dual core, 120 gig HD, and so forth. She probably could've gotten three gigs of Ram, if she had taken a bit more time to research it. But if she went to a Toshiba, I'm not sure it would've had the Vista/XP choice.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Nearly all PC notebooks come with wireless. The cheaper ones come with the lower 802.11b/g wireless LAN. The more expensive ones come with 802.11n.
How can I tell if it's "n" or "g"?
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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i just wanna say to the guy that said a desktop has no built in wireless is untrue. i bought a tower PC with built in wireless.. it is useless though... useless meaning it has a very weak signal.. i ended up buying an external wireless. oh well.
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I think you can get an antenna to boost the reception.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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i just wanna say to the guy that said a desktop has no built in wireless is untrue. i bought a tower PC with built in wireless.. it is useless though... useless meaning it has a very weak signal.. i ended up buying an external wireless. oh well.
The iMac has built-in wireless, and the signal is quite strong. No extensions, no antennas, nothing. It also has built-in blue tooth, built-in camera and microphone, built-in basically everything. No towers or ugly wires everywhere.

I bought the 24" version several weeks ago and couldn't be happier.
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