Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tom Garvey, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Tom Garvey

    Tom Garvey Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 28, 1999
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    This Compaq is $999. I've been to a couple of sites and tried to put something similar together and the price is not that much different.. So it seems like a nice machine at a good price.. Can I do better price wise >$100 difference anywhere?


    Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 1.5GHz, with 400MHz system bus and 288KB total on-chip memory

    Windows XP Home Edition operating system preinstalled

    EA Sports and EA Games 5-title software bundle included

    512MB 133MHz SDRAM, expandable to 1.5GB

    40.0GB Ultra DMA hard drive

    12x maximum speed DVD-ROM drive (32x maximum speed CD-ROM)

    12x8x32 CD-RW drive

    16MB nVidia Vanta graphics card

    10/100 Ethernet networking card

    V.90 high-speed modem

    USB Internet keyboard
  2. Ash Williams

    Ash Williams Second Unit

    Oct 16, 2000
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    Looks like a good system. The only problems I can see would be the video card, it sucks(if you play games), and you didn't list a soundcard so I'm guessing it is on-board, which can also be bad. But all of that for $1000 isn't bad. About the only way to get by cheaper is to buy the componants seperately using PriceWatch and than assemble it yourself. Does it come with a monitor?
  3. Jeff_smart

    Jeff_smart Auditioning

    Nov 4, 2001
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    If its just a surfing station, yes its ok, but a tade pricy for jus surfing and stuff..

    From a gamers perspective, the system lacks the heavy duty capabilites of the new Graphics cards and sound card.

    Most compaq, dell, and gateway systems use integrated audio, and cheap video to drive down the price of the system. I think you're better off getting a system that has a kickass sound card and video card.

    ATI RADEON all in wonder


    Soundblaster Audigy or LIVE 5.1 platinum


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