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Old 18-11-2012, 14:32
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Hi,

Thanks to those for recommending the Dell Inspiron 530 a few years ago. My Dell is now giving up so should I go for a laptop or look for another tower.

Budget is Max 600 and I already have a screen (Samsung 21 inch). Not really into gaming but nephews are. Not requiring a bundle as I have a printer. Just want a fast machine.

Any suggestions?
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Old 18-11-2012, 16:12
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Hi,

Thanks to those for recommending the Dell Inspiron 530 a few years ago. My Dell is now giving up so should I go for a laptop or look for another tower.

Budget is Max 600 and I already have a screen (Samsung 21 inch). Not really into gaming but nephews are. Not requiring a bundle as I have a printer. Just want a fast machine.

Any suggestions?
Decide if you want potability. If yes, then go for a laptop if no then a desktop
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Old 18-11-2012, 16:47
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Decide if you want potability. If yes, then go for a laptop if no then a desktop
Portability isn't needed.

OK - desktop it is?

Any recommendations?
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Old 18-11-2012, 16:56
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Portability isn't needed.

OK - desktop it is?

Any recommendations?
None what so ever! LOL Never actually bought a desktop as I have always built mine own.
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Old 18-11-2012, 18:44
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None what so ever! LOL Never actually bought a desktop as I have always built mine own.
Thank you for your help, you should have put a grammar check on it.
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Old 18-11-2012, 18:53
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Asus have a good reputation. I've no experience of their desktops but a friend has one of their laptops which has proved to be a good purchase. Not that a single experience means much of course. Amazon sell them, but the only list I could obtain by filtering also included their "barebones" and "all in one" models as well as conventional desktops.

I've had three Dell desktops (one at work, two of my own) which have been good. They don't do many nowadays though.

BTW amongst other factors you'll also need to decide between Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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Old 18-11-2012, 18:56
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http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Desktop-PC

make sure you get an intel Ivy bridge 3rd generation processor
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Old 19-11-2012, 06:07
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If the tower isnt for professional or gaming use, a 400 tower is plenty even for basic/low end gaming.

Preferably go for self or custom built PC tower if you dont need portability.

As for your nephews and gaming, you're looking at something like 800 (without a new monitor, keyboard, mouse) if you want to play any game with good quality results, if they arnt bothered about playing new graphically intense games (facebook app's especially) such as Battlefield 3, then dont bother reading from here:
Gaming PC (mid-high spec):
processor: Intel Core i5 3570k 160 + fan 20
motherboard, 80
8GB RAM DDR3. 30
harddrive 40
DVD drive, 20
Windows 7 or 8 home premium, 64 bit, 100 full version
Nvidia 660 Ti 230
tower case 40
600watt power unit 60

If you really shop around you can get it a little cheaper than that, like some shops offer deal bundles, you'd be lucky to get all that for 600.
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