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Old 10-07-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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I may be buying a new PC Soon- desktop with windows 7
anyone have a preference? HP gives you more for your money- but its reliability ratings have been a problem. I have had several Dells- and no HP products.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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How does HP give you more for the money? The only way I can see this to be true is if you are counting the quantity of bloatware they load on their computers, if so then yes, they beat Dell by a longshot. Given the 2 I wouldn't spend a second thinking about it, Dell.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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I would of said HP along time ago but after my last HP I don't know. Some of my other family members have Dell's I have used theirs but I don't really know alot about them.


Since HP bought out Compaq a computer I use to hate and returned to buy an HP I would have to to give them a thumbs down now.

I recently build my own with help from another fourm. But now want go back there due to rude people.

Wished I could say just build your own but ya gotta know what to buy, which is why I asked then ya gotta know how it all goes together.

When asked what my computer is now that I build my own I'm going to say black with and on and off switch.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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My last two PC's were Dell; however, I bought a Gateway PC this time.
So far I'm happy with it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:30 AM
 
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I personally would not buy either. You can get more for your money if you buy off a website like newegg. However if you want to buy a "pre made" computer buy dell over HP
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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Let me just add that I was using a dell temp when a professional computer geek came to my house and he said right out I hate Dell's he saw I had alot of HP laying around and I said yeah HP use to be the leader till they bought out compaq he said yeah I know.

Thank God I can now build one on my own.

Gateway maybe a better choice but I've never own a Gateway computer but I am using a Gateway monitor.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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I've owned two Dells and I'm working on my HP Pavilion right now with it's smashingly gorgeous 24" monitor. Sometimes I think it's just personal taste. I never liked the Dells and I can't even explain why. I bought my last two computers at Costco...the price was great and they throw in an extra years warranty.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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I've always built my own, but I've seen some nice deals on computers with components I would choose for myself at TigerDirect's site. You pay extra to have them assembled for you, but that is to be expected. They also have a "build your own" tool so you can dump components you already have.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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I wasa a dell buyer for years. But the last two were not that good and the customer service wasn't good anyomre. I now have two Hps and am very happy with them.No pporblems so can't say about customer service.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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The Current Dell I have is 3 years old- its been very reliable. I read at PC World that HP Continues to have problems with reliability- Dell ranked third in overall reliability-Apple was first.

This is my third Dell- I have had 2 Gateways (also ranked rather low)

We shall see- thanks all for the help. HP has great monitors and printers- their computers are not ranked highly.
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