2nd January 2004, 12:02 AM
Need a new desktop...
Home pc just died on me...not that I need a complication like this now. Anyways, not exactly an IT kinda' person here and so am wondering if I could get some recommendations for a good and reliable 'assembler'. I know Dell's selling like hotcakes these days but I just checked out the offers on their website and there are lots of hidden costs.
2nd January 2004, 01:13 AM
Try Acer, HP, IBM. If you have friends that can DIY. It might be better in the long run.
I don't like branded pre-assembled computers because they always come sealed, so I can't add in additional hardware for the first year because of the warranty. And always they insist that you must get the additional hardware from them at ridiculously high price.
Also do keep a look out for those PCs like Dell, where the peripherals are tightly integrated, ie, sound, video, LAN etc. When one part dies... the rest goes with it.
2nd January 2004, 02:25 PM
if really want 2b psychologically safe n more inportantly fuss free=> preassembled ones found in the usual typical electronics superstores
2nd January 2004, 02:37 PM
2nd January 2004, 03:08 PM
I bot my dell 8300 recently. I like it
They spell out everything for you to see and there is a guarantee from an estb co.
3rd January 2004, 10:38 AM
Thanks guys! I think I know how to proceed now. Thanks again!
3rd January 2004, 10:54 AM
I have had very good experience with my Dell PC's. I have had 3 or 4 so far. Built 3-4 PC's of my own as well, but not that much cheaper than Dell. Good value, well-spec'ed, tightly integrated, rock-stable, well-designed easily accessible casings, bundled original software. Never had to call for support.
Would suggest getting a basic system and upgrading hard disk and memory yourself using Sim Lim components, since the optional upgrades are overpriced.
5th January 2004, 12:13 AM
The new Dell Casing design sucks. In order to install a new hard disk, you got to unscrew the 1st hard disk and a metal support then screw back both hard disks. The older one was better, screw 2 plastic rails on the new hard disk and slide it into the casing.