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Old 05-24-2007, 10:24 PM
 
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i was thinking about buying one of those sony wireless desk top that cost about 2000. it the one with the mainframe in the flat screen monitor. does anyone have one and is it worth the money
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I work in the IT world as a sys admin and would personally never buy anything sony when it comes to computers.. They tend to be over priced and under performing. You can usually find something at least $500 cheaper and at least 20% more powerful for the same price elsewhere.
At home I build most everything, but have a few dell and alienware products (laptops mostly) that I'd highly recommend. The aliens are more expensive, but they do perform at the high end of the scale. Dells are usually not the highest performers, but with some research and coupons you can get a great deal..
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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I had a Sony Vaio that cost around $1600 a few years back, and it overheated after about 20 minutes use--every time I used it. I had the thing you set it on that has a fan to help cool it and it still would overheat. I am now happily using a $468 Acer from Walmart that suits me just fine and has never once overheated. I don't use my laptop for work, though, so it wouldn't work for most people probably.

*gasp, I just realized I admitted to shopping at Wal-Mart on this board! How unsophisticated of me!!
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Hubby is Computer sceintist and he would not ever in a million years let me get a puter made by sony. He builds our big puters but we have a dell laptop that works great. Had that for about 2 years bought one from the website that had been sent back to Dell for some reason and had no problems at all.

GL
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I wouldnt buy Sony or Dell because they are over priced, and their sales technicians dont care what your needs are, just getting commision. Visit www.tigerdirect.com or www.newegg.com they usually have real good deals.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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2000 dollars is a lot of money. If all you're going to do is surf the web and manipulate a few photos, then a store bought PC should be sufficient enough. Do some research, read reviews.

I build all my PCs (I game a lot), and with 2000 dollars I could build me one bad mama jama! I think the most I've ever spent on a PC is 1000.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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yes building your own puter is not only easy but you can go with top notch cards, hard drives and other peripherals and have a truly kick butt system. I have 5 desktops I built myself and one laptop purchased from the one and only..... Walmart two large for a sony not in a million years
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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I work in the IT world as a sys admin and would personally never buy anything sony when it comes to computers.. They tend to be over priced and under performing. You can usually find something at least $500 cheaper and at least 20% more powerful for the same price elsewhere.
I agree.

The secret to buying from Dell is to purchase from their Small Business group instead of the Home group. I find I get better quality and faster PC's for a better price. That may have something to do with the fact that I have purchased and placed over 25 PC's and laptops, however...

All those units and I've only had one return. Dell shipped a prepaid return box inside the replacement laptop box. Had it in 2 days. Not too shabby, that.

I am a fan (BIG fan) of Newegg. Excellent pricing, great delivery. Order a lot from them, personal and business.

I always build my own though.
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:06 PM
 
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thanks for the info. any other brand of computer to avoid
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Old 05-26-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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thanks for the info. any other brand of computer to avoid
I'm not a fan of either Gateway or eMachine.

I purchased a couple of Lenovo's from Newegg for clients and they are very happy with them.
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