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Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop, inexpensive models, buying a laptop
inexpensive models, buying a laptop, system preference: What kind of connectivity features do you need? (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc) What size range are you hoping to stay in? (netbook, compact, DTR, etc) What about operating system preference? What is your rough budget? Generally any model you find will be suitable...

Buying a computer system: machine for video streaming, 720p or 1080p, speed internet connection
720p or 1080p, speed internet connection, 100base tx: I don t see why a netbook would have any issues with any of those functions unless your goal is 720p or 1080p HD video decoding. As long as your network can handle the bandwidth requirements of such streaming (in other words, you have a high speed Internet...

Buying a computer system: Wite keyboard, compaq keyboard, dell keyboard
compaq keyboard, dell keyboard, poor eyesight: Hi Al, Keyboards these days are pretty generic and any brand will work with any PC as long as the ports match up (PS2 or USB). I found one I think would work well for you by just using Google and searching for large key keyboards. Try http://www.maxiaids.com/store/ProdView.asp?idProduct=5812&product=Keys-U-See-Keyboard---Ivory-Keys-with-Black-Print....

Buying a computer system: Desktop PC Purchase., instant messengers, pretty crap
instant messengers, pretty crap, gaming programs: First off I d get an intel processor because they are more for non-gaming programs like photoshop and any programming applications. Get at least a 4 core, if you could afford it get a 6 core(they get up to $1200 for the CPU only so only if you really need...

Buying a computer system: Laptop for Uni, buying a laptop, ati mobility
buying a laptop, ati mobility, mobility radeon: It should be good, but don t expect it to be like high or even mid-high end desktop cards. It should work but it won t be 100%, if I were to go with a card it would have to be an NVidia 330m or 360M simply because of all the features they have over ATi...

Buying a computer system: Need field pc notebook, pc notebook, data acquisition
pc notebook, data acquisition, cd program: I m thinking you mean DVD? CD s are limited to around 750MB of capacity. Otherwise I m not sure what you re referencing for your data acquisition - do you work in a situation where you could just copy the data onto a hard-drive to carry around? (I m just...

Buying a computer system: purchasing new desktop, warranty repair, older software
warranty repair, older software, directx 9: 1. Generally I don t suggest external hard drives - they pose zero advantage for back-ups, and the marketing that indicates they re the standard for back-ups is just that: a way to sell more units. If you decide to purchase an external drive, yes, you could...

Buying a computer system: Can you rate my computer out of 10?, motherboard gigabyte, p55
motherboard gigabyte, p55, gtx: I m sorry you didn t get the answer earlier, I sent it but it must not have got through. Anyway, I would give it an 8/10, you could raise it to a 9 by getting a GTX 470 and a 10 by getting a GTX 480 and 6 GB of RAM. But 8/10 is still very good. Don t forget...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, vga combo, buying a new computer
vga combo, buying a new computer, david answer: A CPU is the small chip, about 1.5 x1.5 , that processes all the information and sends back instructions on how to do things. They can be expensive or cheap depending on the performance you want. If you have any more questions about this you can ask me. I...

Buying a computer system: CPU, real time strategy, amd phenom
real time strategy, amd phenom, media playback: As you are purchasing an LCD - that will determine the operational resolution you ll be using. A 22-24 monitor can mean many things, from 1600x900 to 1920x1200 - all of which are below the 2048x1536 line. Are there any current, or released, games which you...

Buying a computer system: New Laptop for Animation., firepro, apple products
firepro, apple products, enough memory: Only one of those applications will explicitly support any form of 3D acceleration end to end, and officially it is only supported by professional level graphics hardware (Quadro FX by nVidia or FirePro by AMD) - you ll either need to roughly double your budget,...

Buying a computer system: Wiping my harddrive???, seagate western digital, disk utilities
seagate western digital, disk utilities, harddrive: You can use disk utilities from your hard-drive s manufacturer (so you ll need to know if the disk is a Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung, etc and then locate the appropriate download on their service page) to write 0 s to the drive s surface (effectively...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop., tv tuner card, toshiba satellite
tv tuner card, toshiba satellite, l500: Hi again Richard, I cannot recommend ACER computers. I have had some very bad experiences with their hardware and their tech support is the worst I have ever dealt with. I repeat what I said about Lenovo s and Toshiba s. They both come with the 64...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop., tv tuner card, toshiba satellite
tv tuner card, toshiba satellite, l500: Those both look reasonable but I wouldn t trust ebay just because if something goes wrong it s next to impossible sometimes, to get a refund or a replacement. You can use ebay if you like it s just my opinion. If you can find the Acer Aspire AS5741G-5062 on...

Buying a computer system: buying new computer, desk top, world of warcraft
desk top, world of warcraft, new computer: If you want to build one ask a follow up, but I ll assume you want a pre-built computer. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227243 that is a good system for far less than you specified and it will run games for a few years to come on...

Buying a computer system: Computer Hardware / Autocad, quadro fx, autocad software
quadro fx, autocad software, level applications: No, that system would not be appropriate for AutoCAD or similar pro-level applications, you not only want a better version of Windows, but you would also benefit from a more powerful processor, and professionally geared graphics adapter (I would suggest a...

Buying a computer system: cloud storage - ?, 512 mb ram, isp package
512 mb ram, isp package, latter route: What is wrong with the machine that prompts re-installing the OS? (You should not need to re-install your anti-virus application unless something is wrong with the existing install - it updates itself automatically (at least it should) and the system should...

Buying a computer system: help with new computer purchase., small claims court, horror story
small claims court, horror story, computer purchase: Again, I m not the person to be asking regarding legal advice - unfortunately it s been my experience that this kind of business practice is all too common among self employed system builder types - selling hardware at relatively (bluntly: ridiculously)...

Buying a computer system: Laptop, lenovo ibm, best laptops
lenovo ibm, best laptops, gateway notebook: Hi James, I ve had a Gateway notebook for a couple years and I wish I hadn t bought it. Hard to put my finger on why - other than it is slow, etc. Best laptops out there now for the money are Lenovo (IBM) and Toshiba. Watch the specials on Newegg.com...

Buying a computer system: Optimizing a new laptop, optional updates, optimization service
optional updates, optimization service, best buy: Well, quite simply put, you made the right decision in this Expert s opinion. Best Buy may not pay their people on commission, directly, however they still strongly encourage them to up-sell you service packages and other accessories that you may or may not...

Buying a computer system: PC system for audiophile music, top of the line models, dac chip
top of the line models, dac chip, audiophile speakers: Well, generally speaking there isn t going to be much difference between any two soundcards you can purchase for your computer in terms of sound quality - DtoA converters are only so good and even the least expensive soundcards (again, generally speaking)...

Buying a computer system: Processor differences?, oldie but goodie, intel pentium
oldie but goodie, intel pentium, mail client: Depending upon what you intend to do with the machine - no there really won t be much difference between the two. The Core i3 will have a performance advantage with very CPU intensive tasks like data compression or video encoding however aside from that you...

Buying a computer system: Processor Speeds, intel celeron processor, intel pentium processor
intel celeron processor, intel pentium processor, serial ata hard drive: I ll start with the intel as a baseline at 100% performance since it s best. The neo system has about 80% of that performance. The Sempron system has 90% the performance of the intel. I d just go for intel all the time, they have always been the best performance,...

Buying a computer system: How to select a new PC?, dell dimension 4550, pci nic card
dell dimension 4550, pci nic card, microsoft office xp: If you simply save a file to the drive, can you then access it later? Regarding the second query - if the Toshiba is somewhat old that could very well explain the problem - it may just not be up to handling all of the anti-virus/anti-spyware software you have...

Buying a computer system: Buying a gaming pc, card memory, ati card
card memory, ati card, amd phenom: Dual cores are still good for most games, but they probably won t be for long so you ll probably want to get a cheap quad core such as the AMD Phenom II 940. The clock (GHz) doesn t matter that much if you have enough cores. For a video card I d recommend...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, intel graphics media accelerator, buying a new computer
intel graphics media accelerator, buying a new computer, nvidia geforce: Copying of discs with a computer isn t quite the same as copying a diskette or using a disc duplicator - your best bet is to use a commercial software application like PowerISO or Nero and actually capture what is called a disc image of the disc you d like...

Buying a computer system: Buying a notebook., sized keyboard, music storage
sized keyboard, music storage, disk storage: For under $300 you have very few options, if you re willing to purchase a desktop computer you may be able to get away with that budget, otherwise you re likely going to be looking at netbooks or similar ultra-portable devices - which will lack a full sized...

Buying a computer system: To build or to buy computer for photos/video editing, decent machine, sure what kind
decent machine, sure what kind, sp c: Hi Dan, I looked up your Gateway page on the Costco site and read the reviews. About half of them said their Gateway was either DOA out of the box or a piece of junk - or something equally as bad. I used to like Gateway until they got in over their head...

Buying a computer system: To buy or to build a computer for photo and video editing, decent machine, sure what kind
decent machine, sure what kind, diy project: Generally speaking not all of the components will fail, and the vast majority of problems will occur within the first 30 days (when you re still covered by the reseller s return process, in most cases) - beyond that yes, you will have to take up warranty claims...

Buying a computer system: To buy or to build a computer?, decent machine, sure what kind
decent machine, sure what kind, computer question: I ve never really had a computer I haven t built myself so I don t know too much about gateway or any other company, but I haven t heard anything bad about them so they should be fine. And yes a 5450 should be good or you can upgrade to a cheap 5770 (or GTX...

Buying a computer system: buying a cheap net book, internet connection speed, browser flash
internet connection speed, browser flash, face book: Wal-Mart is accurate in this case - Facebook games are simple flash products and will run on more or less any machine you can find to purchase today - if you re having performance issues I would look at your browser/flash settings, background bloat or malware/spyware,...

Buying a computer system: Gaming Laptop, how to build my own computer, dual core cpu
how to build my own computer, dual core cpu, crysis: That s a great budget for something like that. What I d suggest you look at first is the ASUS N61 Series N61JQ-X1 notebook, it has all that and more for only $1000 which I think is great in case you decide you want to play better games in the future. Or even...

Buying a computer system: laptop, wireless broadband service, wireless access point
wireless broadband service, wireless access point, buying a laptop: More or less anything Dell is going to sell you will be suitable, and that goes for the wireless card as well (unless you want an actual wireless broadband service, in which case you ll need to pick a provider - I believe your options are limited to Verizon,...

Buying a computer system: laptop, lenovo ibm, buying a laptop
lenovo ibm, buying a laptop, best laptop: Hi Sandy, My favorite bangs for the buck are Lenovo #IBM# and Toshiba - and you can get either for $399 or less at Amazon or Newegg.com #watch the specials#. All laptops come with built-in wireless Internet these days so don t worry about a card.....

Buying a computer system: laptop, buying a laptop, networking card
buying a laptop, networking card, dgc: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/deals/popular_laptops?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&dgc=IR&cid=17495&lid=405690 if you like dell any of those should be fine. Any built in wireless card in a laptop these days should be fine and fast enough for everything...

Buying a computer system: ANOTHER PC, external peripherals, usb ports
external peripherals, usb ports, usb hub: Yes, you can connect external peripherals to a notebook assuming it has the available connectors - generally speaking keyboards and mice available today will connect via USB, and most modern laptops have at least two USB ports. If you need more USB connections,...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, buying a new computer, lenovo ibm
buying a new computer, lenovo ibm, tigerdirect: Hi Mike, In terms of quality and price, I would look at Sony first, then Lenovo (IBM) and finally, Dell. You should look at their home sites first to get an idea of features and price and then go shopping at places like Amazon, Newegg, and TigerDirect...

Buying a computer system: computer upgrade, eizo nanao, oem boxes
eizo nanao, oem boxes, hdd samsung: If you re purchasing a new system, the best choice would be towards something with a dual or quad core processor (or a pair of such processors), as that will handle the heavier compute loads levied by modern DCC applications - without knowing more about your...

Buying a computer system: new computer, external hard drive, personal files
external hard drive, personal files, solutions software: What I do is use my ide/sata-to-usb converter (about $20 from Newegg.com) to connect my old hard drive to my new computer and then use Windows Explorer to selectively copy my personal files over. This works great with everything but email and depending on...

Buying a computer system: processors, speech recognition software, initial purchase price
speech recognition software, initial purchase price, usage scenarios: The majority of your adjectival descriptors are unrelated to any specific tasks, terms such as good sound system , 64 bits , and good RAM are more or less undirected marketing-speak. That said, for the very basic tasks you have outlined (such as browsing...

Buying a computer system: running many periphreals, external dvd drive, 3dvision
external dvd drive, 3dvision, dual core: It shouldn t that much. But it really depends on what they are. If you have 2+ peripherals that need software to run(excluding a driver) say something like NVidia 3DVision and an external DVD drive it might be wise to get a quad core or 2.4+GHz dual core....

Buying a computer system: buying a new cpu, amd phenom, central processing unit
amd phenom, central processing unit, microsoft office suite: I m thinking that I understand your question, but just to clarify, when you say CPU are you specifically referring to the Central Processing Unit, the primary microprocessor within a computer system (brand names would include Intel Pentium, VIA C7, and AMD...

Buying a computer system: Computer Creativity, optical character recognition, computer creativity
optical character recognition, computer creativity, personal creativity: I m not entirely sure that I m the best suited expert for this question (this seems like something a systems engineer or business intelligence/development expert may know more about, since you re asking about workflow (or what my industry would call wetware...

Buying a computer system: all in one computer, intensive application, application base
intensive application, application base, apple imac: By All-In-One I assume you mean something that roughly resembles an Apple iMac - and that would be my first suggestion (for general home use, like browsing the Internet, there is nothing that makes OS X problematic - its only if you have a specific application...

Buying a computer system: Dial-up alternatives, cell phone technology, dell desktop
cell phone technology, dell desktop, satellite connection: Sounds like you ve got a handle on the situation - unfortunately you ve done more or less everything you can do from your end; everything else is on the telco. Your Dell and its modem should not be causing you trouble at all, in terms of speeds - Pentium 3...

Buying a computer system: New CPU, new computer system, storage capability
new computer system, storage capability, anti virus software: Hello Susan Thanks for your question, and I am glad to help. Firstly I would need to find out is it a new computer system that you are purchasing to replace an older one ? or is it that you are just replacing the drive inside your existing PC ? You have...

Buying a computer system: getting a new printer, hp office jet, epson printers
hp office jet, epson printers, mac notebook: The Pixma will cost more in general, simply as a result of its inking configuration - the multi-ink systems have very little (if any) advantage over the more traditional systems, its simply a difference in design. I wouldn t base considerations solely on that...

Buying a computer system: new system and printer?, dell dimension 3000, printer request
dell dimension 3000, printer request, hp system: Hello Michelle Glad to help you with your question. Firstly dial-up is slow compared to the alternatives, however with a better laptop with better hardware installed, CPU, RAM etc etc, you will notice a difference in download speeds because of the way more...

Buying a computer system: Printer Advice Needed!, hp psc 1315, shopping hp
hp psc 1315, shopping hp, inkjet solutions: The best inkjet solutions that I can think of that won t have you spending the purchase price of the unit in ink every month are HP s new OfficeJet Pro solutions, but I don t know of any AIOs from that line that will be less than $70. The closest model that...

Buying a computer system: building a slightly altered ASU laptop, mobile computing solution, dual core processor
mobile computing solution, dual core processor, hd tag: I m going to assume you meant 8 GB of RAM (8MB was top of the line in the 1980s). I m very skeptical of this requirement for modern systems (for various technical reasons, 8GB of memory makes no sense for normal users and is generally only applicable in...

Buying a computer system: Business Computer, accounting softwares, dual monitors
accounting softwares, dual monitors, 1000gb hard drive: More or less any system will be suitable for your needs; you don t have demanding processing requirements and unless we re dealing with tens of thousands of files the average 500-1000GB hard-drive should be cavernous for your needs. Look at Dell or HP s Business...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new PC, photo editing software, web design software
photo editing software, web design software, buying a new pc: Years ago Dell made their PC s with a DVD PLAYER and a CD PLAYER/BURNER. At the time DVD burners were too expensive to add to a standard PC. About 5 years ago DVD burner technology became simple and the first CD/DVD burners/players hit the market for around...

Buying a computer system: Computer build, socket am3, seagate barracuda
socket am3, seagate barracuda, solid state drive: Hi Luke, I like your build 1 because of the Gigabyte motherboard. I ve never had one fail - and I cannot say that for ASUS. One important thing you messed up on though is the CPU. You cannot put an Intel CPU on an AMD motherboard. I suggest you stick...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new pc, microsoft office programs, dellstore
microsoft office programs, dellstore, buying a new pc: Hi Bryan, I like Dell also, but order it yourself on-line and do not call one of their sales people or you will wind up with a bunch of stuff you don t need. Also do not order their basic model with a Celeron or Sempron CPU in it {they are slow and unstable}....

Buying a computer system: What computer would be the best for my needs, intel celeron cpu, emachine computer
intel celeron cpu, emachine computer, 200gb hard drive: Hi again Frank, The converter boxes you are looking at are intended to take a new cable (or satellite) digital signal from your cable company and convert it to an analog output that will play on old TV sets. Don t think that would help you much. The...

Buying a computer system: Dell DIED, fatal system error, anti virus software
fatal system error, anti virus software, initial suggestion: Without install discs, you likely cannot do any sort of troubleshooting. My initial suggestion in this situation would be to try a repair installation of the operating system, and if that fails, reformat and re-install the operating system entirely. Without...

Buying a computer system: Dell or Samsung?, laptop keyboard, dell inspirion
laptop keyboard, dell inspirion, best laptop: Hello Marc Thanks for your very interesting question to AllExperts. Hmm this is a difficult one , as both are really the same spec machines in their own logo d cases. So what would be the difference between them. Dell Best laptop keyboard feel relatively...

Buying a computer system: new LAPTOP, best laptops, buying a new car
best laptops, buying a new car, processor minimum: Hello There Thanks for your question posted to me. I will be brief and to the point with my advice to you, however a purchase of a PC is very similar to buying a new car, its purely a matter of aesthetics , general feel and reliability. All the listed...

Buying a computer system: right recommended system for 'trading', computational perspective, technology loop
computational perspective, technology loop, reply thanks: The performance limitations you re describing are not relative to hardware; they re a function of your connection to the Internet and that speed. Without a quality ISP, you can have the best hardware possible and see no benefits with respect to outbound/inbound...

Buying a computer system: Computers, netbook, laptop notebook
netbook, laptop notebook, external cd: Hi again Ken, Yes it can. You can get a very nice slimline external CD/DVD player/burner for about $40 that hooks into a USB port. Toshiba makes a very nice one and you do not need a separate power adapter {power is provided from the USB port}. If...

Buying a computer system: Increase RAM*, notebook amd, hp notebook
notebook amd, hp notebook, memory finder: It s hard to say without knowing more about your system - given the age I m guessing finding modules will be somewhat challenging, and I will guarantee you that 3GB is impossible (it likely uses SDRAM and can take a maximum of 512MB to 1024MB of memory - it...

Buying a computer system: New Computer*, pdf capability, free reader software
pdf capability, free reader software, desktop compaq: Overall you can get what you want for the price you want, shouldn t be overly complicated. The only problem I d forsee is the price of Office 2010 itself; the full version can run you $300. Look at OpenOffice.org if you re on a tight budget - it s compatible...

Buying a computer system: New Computer*, pdf capability, lenovo ibm
pdf capability, lenovo ibm, desktop compaq: Hi John, I just checked Fry s and they have a nice Lenovo (IBM) for $429 {http://www.frys.com/product/6831856?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG). That would be my first choice. Next, Dell has a nice Inspiron 370 for $339 {http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=ddcwbx1&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=inspiron-570}...

Buying a computer system: BUYING WIRELESS DESKTOP FOR VIDEO EDITING, tv tunner, front side bus
tv tunner, front side bus, cpu storage: http://email.about.com/od/netiquettetips/qt/Writing-In-All-Caps-Is-Like-Shouting.htm When you mention video editing, can you tell me more about the software application you re using to do this editing? Generally the systems you re looking at, especially...

Buying a computer system: buy a new computer, reputable manufacturer, custom gaming
reputable manufacturer, custom gaming, gaming computer: Unfortunately I can t suggest the manufacturer, as they have a terrible track record in terms of build quality and customer service. If you re interested in a custom gaming computer, you may want to consider building the machine yourself, or look at a more...

Buying a computer system: looking for a laptop, music production programs, gpu system
music production programs, gpu system, mobile workstation: Your existing Dell is going to be equivalent or faster than any of the Toshiba systems you ve mentioned (The first model features a passable processor, and wholly inadequate integrated graphics. The second model actually reduces overall performance to switch...

Buying a computer system: Pentium 3 or Pentium 4?, hardware need, central processor
hardware need, central processor, hardware specifications: Speaking in terms of technology, no you could never upgrade the Pentium 3 based system to a Pentium 4. In terms of hardware need though, depending on what you re doing with games and videos, the Pentium 3 system may or may not work for you - the savings is...

Buying a computer system: Stuck on choices, lenovo ibm, sony vaio
lenovo ibm, sony vaio, best buy: Hi Geoff, You are right - the processors are practically identical. As far as brand, Sony is top of the line and ACER is somewhere in the middle. Also, speaking from personal experience, ACER probably has the worst customer support of any manufacturer...

Buying a computer system: Stuck on choices, reliability record, sony vaio
reliability record, sony vaio, support bob: Generally speaking you won t see a difference between those two processors, so I wouldn t be concerned there. That said, Sony has a much better reliability record than Acer, as well as much better customer service on average. I would pick Sony based on that....

Buying a computer system: College computer project, quality customer service, external peripherals
quality customer service, external peripherals, small medium business: Primarily the first thing you would need to know in this situation is the company s usage scenario - if we re simply doing bookkeeping or e-mail you can essentially purchase anything you like (and you should be able to come in under budget by around $7000)....

Buying a computer system: computer system to tv, pci express video card, word procesor
pci express video card, word procesor, gb memory: The PlayStation 3 will be very similar to the LG in terms of features, aside from the gaming functionality of the PlayStation 3 itself. One thing to consider about the PlayStation 3 is that Sony has demonstrated the platform s ability to update as the Blu-ray...

Buying a computer system: desktop pc, home video editing, free component
home video editing, free component, pc question: Generally you don t have exceptionally high performance demands, based on the tasks you ve described; which means you can purchase more or less anything modern and be well served. I would look at what kind of promotions Dell and HP are currently running...

Buying a computer system: desktop pc, desktop pc, videos music
desktop pc, videos music, call of duty: It really depends on what you use it for, intel is generally better for programs like photoshop, videos, music. But AMD is better for games. They re both great and neither of them are bad or really great at anything compared to the other, but if you like watching...

Buying a computer system: New laptop, dual core processor, screen glare
dual core processor, screen glare, lenovo ibm: Hi Jill, If I were shopping for a new laptop, I would buy either a Sony, a Lenovo (IBM), or a Toshiba - and I would order it from Amazon. I just checked and they have a good supply of each starting at under $400. I am partial to the 14 inch models because...

Buying a computer system: Computer PUrchase, internet explorer 7, dual monitors
internet explorer 7, dual monitors, word screen: Generally I suggest Dell and HP, as their customer service is generally top notch. In terms of actual hardware, the requirements you ve listed for your application are incredibly low; so anything off the shelf (new) will meet your requirements and beyond....

Buying a computer system: Computer purchase, internet explorer 7, western digital hard drive
internet explorer 7, western digital hard drive, word screen: What I would recommend is buying a cheap HP desktop such as the HP 505b, and buying a 2TB Western Digital hard drive separate, and either have a friend install it, or if you know how to of course you can. For sure buy a computer with at least 1GB of RAM. There...

Buying a computer system: Computer purchase, internet explorer 7, larger power supply
internet explorer 7, larger power supply, 500gb hard drive: Hi Rae, If I were you I would buy a Lenovo Ideacentre H405. Amazon has them for $350 and the reviews are great. Also, Lenovo is an IBM product and has excellent support. By memory, if you are talking about RAM, the PC comes with 2GB which should run...

Buying a computer system: Computers --Connecting a 2nd computer, step mom, dsl connection
step mom, dsl connection, dial up connection: You need a home network, based around a router. Look at products from D-Link, Netgear, or Linksys/Cisco. You ll need to ensure that your computers have available Ethernet ports, or WiFi capabilities (and if you do go WiFi, that your router supports it). This...

Buying a computer system: computer buying -- minimum, senior citizen, computer buying
senior citizen, computer buying, minimum hardware: Well as long as it s sold from a good retail store or online store then it s going to be impossible to get a laptop that can t handle everything on the internet. So I wouldn t worry about the specifications, but for brands I recommend Toshiba, ASUS, HP, Samsung,...

Buying a computer system: buying home use computer, adobe files, business desktops
adobe files, business desktops, buying a computer: I m not sure what you re comparing those devices to in order to say better components for less money ; so I m not sure if that s an accurate assertion or if there may be some confusion over specifications. That said, I would entirely avoid Cyberpower...

Buying a computer system: Upgrade a Computer, fallout 3, expansion ports
fallout 3, expansion ports, intel p4: I would need to know more about the applications you d like to run. The i3 540 would be a substantial upgrade over your Pentium 4 (many times faster, at least four), as well as the newer and faster memory that such a chip and board would bring. Regarding gaming,...

Buying a computer system: Alienware specs, usb ports, schoolwork
usb ports, schoolwork, alienware: For gaming, if you plan to keep the laptop for a long time, of course just buy the best you can get for your money at the time. The main thing to ignore would be any amount of RAM above 6GB, there s just nothing that uses that much, rarely does anyone do anything...

Buying a computer system: computer speakers, computer speakers, speaker manufacturer
computer speakers, speaker manufacturer, speaker drivers: You probably don t have the drivers for the speakers, they should have come with a CD, put that in if you have it. Otherwise google the speaker manufacturer and drivers, so if you have logitech speakers google logitech speaker drivers and that should bring...

Buying a computer system: Buy a computer, dell dimension 3100, decent video card
dell dimension 3100, decent video card, dell systems: The Radeon HD 4250 controller will work, however it will be noticeably slower with respect to 3D rendering (gaming) contrasted to the GeForce; if you don t play 3D games, or play much older games, the 4250 should be perfect. Yes you absolutely need a CPU!...

Buying a computer system: buy a laptop, budget pcs, comparable specifications
budget pcs, comparable specifications, youtube: Hi Gary Thanks for your interesting question to Allexperts. Sorry its been hanging around a bit in the system as I have only just re-activated my account after a a lay-off. Firstly their are a number of competing laptops out there that fit your requirements,...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new laptop, amazon co uk, lenvo
amazon co uk, lenvo, smtd: These systems should be fairly similar in terms of performance, I would make note of the Samsung s size, as it may have trouble fitting on the slide-out desks common in some lecture halls. It will also be fairly large to lug around (17 is generally considered...

Buying a computer system: new business computer, usage scenario, computer properties
usage scenario, computer properties, ram memory: I m having trouble understanding exactly what you re after - the specifications you ve provided for your current computer are absolutely impossible values for modern equipment (even for most supercomputers). It will be easier for both of us if I know what...

Buying a computer system: best computer, gnu image manipulation program, image manipulation program
gnu image manipulation program, image manipulation program, gnu image manipulation: I m not fully understanding what your requirements are, but there do exist a variety of machines that can automatically scan and file a large amount of documents; most of them are sold for office use (and can usually be found with relative ease at many retailers),...

Buying a computer system: Building a computer, micro atx case, dell dimension 3100
micro atx case, dell dimension 3100, micro atx: Hello Chris Thanks for your question to AllExperts, sorry your question has been hanging about in the pool for a while. I have just reactivated my expertise after a lay-ff and glad to help you. I a short sentence , the specifications that you have...

Buying a computer system: Buying, digital content creation, knowledge base articles
digital content creation, knowledge base articles, desk top publishing: Generally speaking, your requirements are easy for modern hardware - most machines produced in the last ten years, and probably all machines produced in the last four, will satisfy your needs. More complex professional-level DCC (digital content creation)...

Buying a computer system: Computer, laptop processors, question pool
laptop processors, question pool, expert category: Hello Talha Thank you for posting your question to AllExperts. I must apologise to you for any delay in responding as your question was held in the question pool and I have just reactivated my expert category after a long lay-off. Anyway here is my advice...

Buying a computer system: Computer gaming and selection, image quality settings, sd card readers
image quality settings, sd card readers, directx 10: That system is rather dated - at least a couple of years. Depending on the games you d like to play, it shouldn t have a problem though. If you re looking at older titles (like The Elder Scrolls 4), or titles based on older code bases (like Fallout: New Vegas...

Buying a computer system: laptop, question pool, warranty support
question pool, warranty support, high intensity: Hello Jason Thanks for posting your question, unfortunately it appears it waslost in the question pool, and I have only re-activated my account again after a lay- off and hopefully saved it from drowning !! I can give you these choices on this link for...

Buying a computer system: Mac Choice, snow leopard, inexpensive hardware
snow leopard, inexpensive hardware, apple products: I would be curious what your needs specifically are. If you have specific performance requirements that cannot be met by a PC (and realize that, aside from all Apple products currently made fitting into the definition of PC , there is a VERY large range...

Buying a computer system: Need a new computer. What should i buy?, quality power supply, amazon co uk
quality power supply, amazon co uk, smtd: That system should work, although I m not sure you re getting the best value for your money. The GTX 460 is somewhat dated, I d prefer to see the newer 560/570 series hardware. Otherwise you re looking at the latest and greatest OS from Microsoft, more than...

Buying a computer system: New Computer, flat surfaces, sleep mode
flat surfaces, sleep mode, computer question: I really don t like to see graphics solutions that do not support OEM chipset manufacturer drivers, or that cannot run stable out of the box. Based on that, I would probably return the product for something else - while this issue is likely fixable (it s entirely...

Buying a computer system: Powewr supplies to desktops, workstation desktops, business workstations
workstation desktops, business workstations, proper cables: Wattage should not indicate compatibility beyond the power demands placed on your AC mains. If you are located in the US, if the system lists support for 110VAC it should be compatible with no problems. It should also include proper cables for connecting to...

Buying a computer system: computer, processor clock speed, input output connectors
processor clock speed, input output connectors, drive spindle: That computer will be incredibly limited in terms of features and performance, it looks like one of the original (ca 2005) era components. Modern systems will have 2GB of RAM, hundreds of GB of disk, and a single or dual core Atom CPU in the 1.0-2.0 Ghz range...

Buying a computer system: computer, processor clock speed, input output connectors
processor clock speed, input output connectors, drive spindle: Hi Al, The 7 inch netbook technology is so new that not a lot of user reviews are available. I did find one review though that said the operating system (Windows CE) was useless and he was looking for something better. My first thought about the machine...

Buying a computer system: new pc, lenovo ibm, 1080p hdtv
lenovo ibm, 1080p hdtv, hp compaq: Hi Harold, I have grown to trust Lenovo (IBM) computers as much as any brand on the market. Sony may be a little better but they will cost you. Dell is OK but their selection is very confusing and their tech support is a pain. Stay far away from HP,...

Buying a computer system: order to get things, dial up isp, dial up service
dial up isp, dial up service, new computers: Depending on the age of your computer, I would probably suggest the new ISP first; it may be the performance upgrade you re looking for independent of your computer hardware. Additionally, depending on your dial-up ISP, there can be some particularly nasty...

Buying a computer system: order to get things, lenovo ibm, internet installer
lenovo ibm, internet installer, hp compaq: Hi Lee, I would get the computer first so the Internet installer can get you on-line while he is there. While shopping for a computer, see what Amazon has to offer. My favorite is Lenovo (IBM) but stay away from HP, Compaq, and eMachine. Dell is pretty...

Buying a computer system: Migration of XP applications, service pack 3, pc thanks
service pack 3, pc thanks, sophisticated version: It depends on what hardware you end up buying - Windows is still the most popular and common option, with Windows 8 being the current upcoming/popular choice, but Windows 7 is still very suitable and relevant. Either way I don t think you will go wrong. ...

Buying a computer system: Buying home computer, perfect squares, computer question
perfect squares, computer question, good customer service: Yes, wide-screens are very popular and common, as the aspect ratio better aligns to Blu-ray and DVD movie playback, and many videogames benefit from the additional space as well. However for more general use and web-browsing, standard 4:3 or 5:4 displays are...

Buying a computer system: buying a touch screen pc, conventional keyboard, graphic design techniques
conventional keyboard, graphic design techniques, touch interface: You should have no issues whatsoever with Photoshop Elements on that machine - the hardware requirements are met. Now, regarding using the touch interface for Photoshop - that may or may not work, but with a conventional keyboard and mouse, you should have...

Buying a computer system: buy online or call?, buying a new computer, computer dell
buying a new computer, computer dell, impersonal nature: In general there should be no disadvantages to online shopping from a reputable source (like Dell). On the upside, you can see an overview of what you re ordering as opposed to relying on the CSR reading the order back to you over the phone. When dealing with...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptap, brain teasers, videos images
brain teasers, videos images, mehra: Generally speaking, any modern computer will handle those tasks (I m not seeing anything that stands out in terms of performance requirements); so I would simply shop at a retailer that you know and trust, and pick a reliable brand like Dell or HP. Basically...

Buying a computer system: installing antivirus/ports, virus program, vga port
virus program, vga port, new computers: Hi Lee, Malware normally invades your computer via email or cookies from a web site. While you are installing your AV program, unless you are downloading updates to the AV software as part of the install process, neither of these conditions exist. Avast...

Buying a computer system: Laptop/Tablet Budget Help, computer geeks, tablet market
computer geeks, tablet market, study money: I would avoid the tablet market - at your budget you re likely to find off-brand machines with poor support or that lack meaningful features. And, even if we had an unlimited budget, tablets are very new when viewed in an educational context. So, in lieu...

Buying a computer system: if new monitor and old computer, flat screen monitor, dell desktop
flat screen monitor, dell desktop, computer guy: Hi Lee, A new monitor will work fine with your old Dell. Suggest you start shopping at Amazon and just search for monitors . They have about the best service and prices and shipping is normally free. PS. The brand doesn t matter a lot any more, but...

Buying a computer system: Buying a second laptop, laptop finder, newegg
laptop finder, newegg, sony vaio: Hi Daniel, Surprisingly, you picked my 2 favorite best bang for the buck laptops - Toshiba and Lenovo# However, you don t have to spend $1,000 to get an excellent system. Both brands have great models in the $500 - $600 range and the best place to shop...

Buying a computer system: laptop, lenovo ibm, sony laptop
lenovo ibm, sony laptop, necessary recommendations: Hi Dick, Do nor know your problem with Toshiba but I vr hsd great luck with them. My other favorites are Sony and Lenovo (IBM). Amazon has a good selection of Sony s at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_2_11?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=sony+laptop&sprefix=Sony+laptop%2Caps%2C369....

Buying a computer system: laptop, necessary recommendations, wireless keyboard
necessary recommendations, wireless keyboard, netbooks: I like Asus for netbooks and smaller laptops; $400-$800 should get you something entirely reasonable for what you re looking to do. You might also take a look at Dell s new ultrabooks (they re a Windows answer to the Macbook Air), however the price may be...

Buying a computer system: Want to buy a new laptop, sony vaio laptop, lenovo ibm
sony vaio laptop, lenovo ibm, sony vaio: Hi Umair, The best laptops on the market are Sony, Toshiba, and Lenovo (IBM) in that order. If you can shop on-line the best web sites are Amazon abd Newegg. I price laptops frequently at these sites and the best prices range from $450 - $600 US. For...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, hp laptops, buying a new computer
hp laptops, buying a new computer, hp computers: Hi Jake, Between the two, I would choose the Lenovo. Over the years, HP computers have picked up a reputation for being unreliable - and I have seen more dead HP laptops than any other brand. On the other hand, Lenovo s perform well and last a long time....

Buying a computer system: All in one computers, samsung lcd, market hardware
samsung lcd, market hardware, output component: No, that HP cannot function as a television or video display; and very likely this does not exist on any current AIO device. Video-input is a specialized feature for many computers, and generally requires after-market hardware and software (which isn t terribly...

Buying a computer system: Solid State Hard Drives, solid state hard drives, hardware failure
solid state hard drives, hardware failure, sustainable performance: Yes and no - it s an interesting question that the industry hasn t fully hammered out yet. See here for a discussion of the issue: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2614/4 Overall, I would say that higher quality SSDs (like those from Intel) will be consistent,...

Buying a computer system: Vostro vs Latitude, processor clock speed, laptop sony
processor clock speed, laptop sony, core processors: Hi Keyvan, Although Dell makes a good laptop, Sony makes a better one. Also, Sony has recently dropped their prices to where they are very competetive. I would shop at either Amazon or Newegg. Here is a nice one at Newegg for $560: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127625&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA...

Buying a computer system: refurbished laptops, authorized service center, department store
authorized service center, department store, sears: Generally yes, as long as you re buying from a reputable reseller and the warranty will be honored by the manufacturer. Sears is somewhat unique here, as the store itself is generally good but their website allows third party sellers to list items (and many...

Buying a computer system: Advice on up gradation of home desktop, intel pentium 4, evga geforce
intel pentium 4, evga geforce, intel motherboard: The main thing you need is a better video card. Here is a great one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1302-LR/dp/B0049MPQA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1339983649&sr=1-1&keywords=video+card It would probebly...

Buying a computer system: desktop PC vs Mac, satisfaction level, apple systems
satisfaction level, apple systems, mac question: Apple systems are no less susceptible to phishing and other social engineering scams - the onus there is on the user. Viruses and spyware are unfortunately a part of the system; you should have such protection on any system (be it Apple or Windows based; it...

Buying a computer system: EMERGENCY PLZZ, charcoal gray, sony laptops
charcoal gray, sony laptops, site hp: If you buy a refurbished laptop you are asking for trouble. Plus, HP makes one of the worst computers on the market to begin with. If you have to have a monster laptop, order this one:http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/743737/Toshiba-Satellite-L775D-S7132-Laptop-Computer/?Channel=Google&mr:trackingCode=A0B5B4D8-5D52-E111-870B-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Googlepla-_-Technology+Computers_Servers-_-743737&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=19997450636&mr:keyword={keyword}...

Buying a computer system: Which Laptop?, silicon products, stable nature
silicon products, stable nature, oem systems: I would really worry about refreshes due to the generally stable nature of processing requirements (the old wives tale about computers being completely outdated within 6 months is lunacy) - if your needs are not extremely complex, you can more or less buy...

Buying a computer system: mac desktop vs PC desktop, home layouts, satisfaction level
home layouts, satisfaction level, conversion programs: Hi Bill, Your name brings back memories of my brother Bill who we lost to cancer a few years ago. Needless to say, I am very fond of the name. As far as your question, I would have to know what PC issues are bothering you the most. Using my family...

Buying a computer system: Budget laptops, microsoft flight simulator, microsoft flight simulator 2004
microsoft flight simulator, microsoft flight simulator 2004, flight simulator 2004: To answer your questions: 1. From your minimum requirement list for a recent version of Windows the RAM requirement is 128 MB. All new laptops come with at least 3GB of RAM which is over 24 times that amount. 2. All laptops come with on-board ...

Buying a computer system: cd-r blank discs, old pc games, back ups
old pc games, back ups, marketing gimmicks: There should be absolutely no difference between blank CD-R media; marketing gimmicks aside. Regarding the back-ups, some discs will have copy protection to prevent you from copying them, but as long as you re not re-distributing the discs and are just keeping...

Buying a computer system: CPU, mips architecture, professional workstations
mips architecture, professional workstations, consumer pcs: I would need more information about what you re pulling this from, but at first blush I would guess it s someone trying to explain a multi-core chip (which has 8 cores, each running at 2.67GHZ). MIPS is a bit easier to explain, see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_instructions_per_second#Million_instructions_per_second...

Buying a computer system: gameing, pci express x16, pci express x16 slot
pci express x16, pci express x16 slot, counter strike half life: The graphics card will not keep up with many of those titles, but everything else looks suitable. I do not see mention of internal hardware specifics - see if the retailer knows whether or not it has a PCI Express x16 slot internally, if so, add a graphics...

Buying a computer system: advice, average lifespan, external hard drive
average lifespan, external hard drive, dell pc: Hi Lee, As I m sure you have heard, if it ain t broke don t fix it . XP is still the best OS Microsoft has ever put out and most all applications still work on it. Just keep all of your personal files backed up on an external hard drive (suggest a Toshiba)...

Buying a computer system: Best Laptop for Engineering Studies, mechatronics and robotics, best laptop
mechatronics and robotics, best laptop, long distances: I would look at the new Ultrabook systems from HP or Dell, like the HP Folio. They will satisfy your performance and functional requirements quite well. If this is too expensive, a Netbook would be suitable as well (the trade-off is that you give up screen-size,...

Buying a computer system: buying mom computer, conventional machines, accessibility features
conventional machines, accessibility features, humanware: Those machines are generally referred to as all-in-ones or AIOs and they are essentially the PC-maker attempt at cloning the iMac. There is really no difference between them and any other desktop system, ignoring their general lack of upgrade-ability (which...

Buying a computer system: replacing desktop with laptop, digital cable box, rca digital
digital cable box, rca digital, networking abilities: Yes you would need a wireless router, and the printer would need to be connected in an appropriate way (what kind of connectivity does the printer have?). Also ensure that when setting up your WiFi network, you observe best practices for security (e.g. strong...

Buying a computer system: Advice on buying a new laptop, moving to new zealand, sound speakers
moving to new zealand, sound speakers, more detailed information: I would buy the hardware in New Zealand, so that you get the appropriately localized power supply; you ll have to deal with adapters if you bring the system back to India with you later though (you can probably buy a replacement power supply in India). ...

Buying a computer system: Which laptop should I choose?, saints row, notebook amd
saints row, notebook amd, multiple monitors: Unfortunately finding legitimate benchmarks for the graphics controllers between these two systems is proving challenging - however that aside, the HP is looking to be the better buy assuming mobility isn t a primary concern. But this is where I m going to...

Buying a computer system: Purchasing high end laptop, generation intel, depth answer
generation intel, depth answer, internet bandwidth: I m not understanding, from your description, what you actually want out of this system. Generally speaking gaming laptops are an abysmal value (and will not hold their value over time), and unless you re one of the few people that needs (or at least really...

Buying a computer system: upgrading old computer, computer geeks, computer dell
computer geeks, computer dell, dell dimension: There s likely *some* things you could upgrade, but it will not get much more modern than it already is (it s just the nature of things), and the money probably won t go as far as you d like. My best advice would be to replace the machine if possible; personally...

Buying a computer system: Laptop
Ultrabooks (which don t exclusively come from Dell) are generally my suggestion for mobile computing, due to the generally good battery life to performance ratio they offer. The system you ve found likely has a somewhat higher price due to the touch-screen...

Buying a computer system: computer with windows 8 that suits my needs
The majority of your usage scenarios are fairly low-demand, except for Photoshop, which is a very demanding application (it requires a powerful processor, and can require substantial amounts of memory and disk space as well, dependent on the complexity of...

Buying a computer system: Touch Screen
I m not entirely sure what you mean by creative and speech related programs - however there exists a very large library of software for most of the more popular tablets on the market (like the iPad or Kindle), and you can likely find an application for just...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new laptop! ... Confused!
In general any modern computer (for example one equipped with a Core i5) will have no problems with your needs; nothing you ve mentioned is particularly demanding of a modern system, and you should not expect any dramatic slow-downs or hang-ups if the machine...

Buying a computer system: desktop, marketing literature, web kids
marketing literature, web kids, hardware fault: What operating system does your existing machine have, and what can you tell me about the installed hardware? From HP s marketing literature, this looks like a very modern machine - there should be no reason to replace it for your workload (based on its...

Buying a computer system: desktop for streaming, dell inspiron 531, flat screen tv
dell inspiron 531, flat screen tv, 1080p tv: Generally speaking, assuming your ISP can provide enough bandwidth (at least 10mbit would be a good starting point), modern desktops should have no problem streaming HD video. Even Intel s integrated graphics controllers have adopted hardware acceleration...

Buying a computer system: Gaming PC, intel amd, compatible sound card
intel amd, compatible sound card, amd cpu: Quite a few modern machines would easily exceed those specifications, especially the hard drive component (6GB is *very* small). Something like the Alienware Aurora would be more than suitable; http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx?~ck=anav...

Buying a computer system: Mac/Pc laptops/Ipads/desktops, minor quirks, external peripherals
minor quirks, external peripherals, keyboard monitor: While that would be a reasonable idea, if the entire goal is just to play DVD movies, I d suggest a portable DVD player instead. Less financial loss if it becomes damaged or lost, and it will be a more compact machine. You can usually get them for under $100,...

Buying a computer system: Please advise about which laptop to buy., bit operating system, toshiba satellite
bit operating system, toshiba satellite, hi bob: Something like this should be appropriate for your needs: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd If this machine is related to a paycheck, I d probably consider one of their SMB products, and an associated SMB warranty - http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-3521/fs...

Buying a computer system: budget gaming, hp pavilion, quality hardware
hp pavilion, quality hardware, unfortunate reality: There s no reason to avoid AMD or preference Intel; both are very competent and stand on a long history of quality hardware. If your accomplice is meaning hardware upgrades, however, that s an unfortunate reality of laptops in general - you re generally stuck...

Buying a computer system: Query re buying computers, pc computer system, sterling thanks
pc computer system, sterling thanks, popular pc games: Generally I m going to say that I m not a fan of local or small PC builders, because they have an absolutely awful reputation for abandoning customers and providing borderline fraudulent advice when it comes to hardware selection - at least in this part...

Buying a computer system: Buying a laptop, bellsouth email, toshiba a215
bellsouth email, toshiba a215, buying a laptop: Can you provide some more information about the system - what operating system is it running, has it ever been re-formatted (the operating system re-installed), is the system running unusually hot, etc? Generally speaking it isn t wise to run multiple...

Buying a computer system: New PC, compaq pc, desktop machines
compaq pc, desktop machines, existing computer: Can you clarify what you mean by compatible hard drive? Do you mean with respect to how the drive connects to the system, or something else? If you could also clarify as much RAM as possible - what is driving this request/requirement? (Do you have a specific...

Buying a computer system: P C, third party software, apple price
third party software, apple price, warranty package: I m unfamiliar with either of those makers. A quick look at Telikin and they appear to target seniors, the UI (how you interact with the computer) may be easier for day-to-day tasks, but the hardware itself is limited (making upgrades or repairs likely more...

Buying a computer system: Response to your questions, toshiba laptop, financial move
toshiba laptop, financial move, new dell: Yes, if cleaning the system does not solve the overheating, I would say it is a better financial move to buy a new machine as opposed to spending money on hardware repairs. Dell and HP are my general suggestions, and if you do not have specific need for Windows,...

Buying a computer system: AMD or INTEL, quad core processors, digital content creation
quad core processors, digital content creation, processor benchmark: Generally speaking, there is not much to worry about as a consumer between the two manufacturers. AMD processors tend to cost somewhat less, and Intel processors (as you noted) tend to have more stuff (really such a fantastic word), like HyperThreading (which...

Buying a computer system: Transfer Data, computer copy, hardware devices
computer copy, hardware devices, windows microsoft: You should have little to no problems doing this, especially if you re keeping Open Office on the new system (newer versions tend to have no problem reading files created by older versions). Simply save the files on some form of removable media (like a DVD...

Buying a computer system: Buying a first computer., desktop choice, david answer
desktop choice, david answer, occasional letter: Re: your questions 1. USB ports aren t very expensive/complicated for manufacturers to add, and over the last few years USB has become the dominant form of connecting peripherals (you may remember computers from the 1980s and 1990s that relied on a myriad...

Buying a computer system: Buying a PC, suitable machine, future proof
suitable machine, future proof, realistic figure: Generally speaking future proof and similar concepts are impossible to achieve in practice; five years is an exceptionally long period of time to expect a machine to stay current for videogaming. A more realistic figure would be around 18 months, at which...

Buying a computer system: Which Laptop, workstation desktop, precision workstation
workstation desktop, precision workstation, 2d animation: The programming component is not overly demanding - running an IDE like NetBeans or JDeveloper won t be anything dramatic for modern hardware to accomplish. The biggest demand will be the 3D suite from Autodesk - which ideally requires verified hardware for...

Buying a computer system: Samsung laptop., 1tb hdd, drive nvidia
1tb hdd, drive nvidia, ddr3 ram: Unless the marginal improvement in processing performance of the new Samsung, or the bigger screen, are worth 450GBP to you, I d stick with the machine you already own. In terms of day-to-day tasks, the Dell will be just as competent, and you ve already paid...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, paint tool, apple software
paint tool, apple software, apple products: Honestly based on your description, and especially because it is what your school has suggested, Apple is what I would put at the top of my list of recommendations. Either the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, depending on how large of a machine you can live with...

Buying a computer system: Help me purchase a laptop - followup question, laptop configuration, workstation series
laptop configuration, workstation series, dell precision: The links you ve provided speak to relatively demanding software, in a similar vein as AutoCAD or Maya. This will be a challenging workload for any computer, especially a laptop. My advice would be the Dell Precision Mobility workstation series, or HP s equivalent...

Buying a computer system: Laptop specs, hard disk space, laptop specs
hard disk space, laptop specs, minimum specs: The constant buffering is more to do with your Internet connection than the machine itself; as long as you have a suitably high speed and low latency connection, you should have no problems with a modern machine and online video streaming. Of course if the...

Buying a computer system: New PC, comcast high speed, best video card
comcast high speed, best video card, storage subsystem: Your thoughts on the removable drive are probably correct - it s more of a convenience feature than anything else. I d probably not worry too much about it, unless it s a feature you really need (but yes, an external USB drive will do the same thing). Lenovo...

Buying a computer system: update on laptops, toshiba satellite, good shape
toshiba satellite, good shape, good deals: See my previous reply for a more detailed answer. In the case of these, my previous statement regarding lack of specific details is going to stand as well; we simply don t know enough about them to make a determination if they re in good shape or not. Furthermore,...

Buying a computer system: used laptop, computational perspective, computer geeks
computational perspective, computer geeks, technical perspective: I d like to make a comment in the defense of Windows XP, before continuing on with other machines (just because I feel like XP has a tendency to develop a bad rap due to the kind of experience you re describing). Overall, there is nothing bad or terrible...

Buying a computer system: 1 more follow-up, headphone amp, headphone jack
headphone amp, headphone jack, ae software: You should be able to use the VGA splitter on the KVM s output, yes - it will mirror the video feed to both monitors as desired. I would not expect there to be any problems (if the KVM were also an amplifier, you would likely have issues due to the signal...

Buying a computer system: Sharing 2 ext HD's with 2 PCs, documentation windows xp, windows microsoft
documentation windows xp, windows microsoft, true windows: The switch will not work as desired, and I wouldn t bother with a switch in this situation anyways. Assuming both machines are networked (if I remember correctly you said they were), attach the drives to one of the machines and share them via the network;...

Buying a computer system: Buying a System
Ah, yes I can address those questions. WiFi - WiFi is a wireless local area networking technology, it is designed to provide similar functionality to Ethernet. The local area part is the key - it will not be available wide-range anywhere, it is instead...

Buying a computer system: Follow up to computer for autocad
Yes and no. Windows XP Mode is a virtual machine that emulates Windows XP functionality within Windows 7. From the application s perspective, it is a separate operating system but the computer sees both at once. It uses Microsoft Virtual PC in a very cookie-cutter...

Buying a computer system: New computer
In general I would steer you towards a new Windows-based computer - what you ve been told about Apple PCs is not entirely accurate. Since Apple s switch to Intel hardware, their hardware can run Windows (if you pay for a copy of Windows, and deal with installing...

Buying a computer system: buying office/work computer
I feel that it s important to point out that Windows XP is officially End of Life (it has been since April of this year), and should not be considered secure or viable for Internet-connected usage as a result. You can read more about it from Microsoft here:...

Buying a computer system: Laptop computer
It depends on what you mean by plug in on the system, and I think that needs to be better defined. Laptops will provide their own keyboards, some sort of pointing device (trackpad, trackball, touch-screen, etc), and via WiFi can communicate network data...

Buying a computer system: windows updates and new computer
To your questions from the top: 1) Windows, since Windows XP SP2, has an automatic update feature that will check itself against Microsoft s update master list. Since Vista, this feature has been greatly expanded and improved, and can also keep drivers...

Buying a computer system: Need Suggestions on New Computer
Before we start talking hardware specifications, it would be helpful to know what your specific requirements are - what kinds of applications do you use, what programs do you need to run, and so on. This will better dictate the hardware specs the machine needs...

Buying a computer system: new modem?
In general I don t suggest users to provide their own DOCSIS modems - they re usually unsupported by the ISP, meaning if/when you run into problems, the ISP will end their support at the wire (versus at the modem). As far as improving speed - unlikely, if...

Buying a computer system: Your Computer Suggestions
Firstly I d like to talk about what applications you need to run - is it correct to assume the Compaq that you already have is sufficient? (for example you haven t used all 120GB of the hard-drive) Or are there applications that it cannot run due to not meeting...

Buying a computer system: Toshiba Laptop*
I would need to see overall specifications to actually compare the two for you - it appears that both of these are somewhat customized models from the same series. As far as Intel vs AMD - a lot of times you will probably read about Intel being so much...

Buying a computer system: Updating XP to Windows 7
Depending on which generation of Sempron you have (there are multiple different parts all sold as Sempron 3000+ over the years, unfortunately), and what graphics hardware your system has, yes Windows 7 should work (you have enough memory and hard-disk space...

Buying a computer system: Deciding which computer to buy
Before we get into talking hardware, it would be helpful to know what kinds of applications you are specifically running - what do you use the computer for beyond web browsing? Are you a gamer? Are you editing movies? Are you a programmer? etc It would...

Buying a computer system: hp laptop
Assuming we re talking about this machine: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00287807&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=447305 unless there is some very valuable data onboard (and I ll come back to this point), it probably...

Buying a computer system: Laptop internet problems
Well, we ll need to know more about the system - who made it, what model number, etc in order to determine what kind of expansion capabilities it offers. Having said that, WiFi is not a pre-requisite for Internet access, nor is it expensive or complicated...

Buying a computer system: RE: Buying a computer system
The reason I asked about your specific application usage is mostly to tailor the hardware around your needs (instead of the other way round); if you re, for example, playing a lot of 3D games it would be worthwhile to ensure that the machine is well equipped...

Buying a computer system: RE:RE: Buying a computer system
It really depends on the prices they want for the machine and customization of it. The dual quad-core that you found for around 600EUR is going to be more powerful than the other machines you had found at that price, but if they are going to run the price...

Buying a computer system: RE:RE:RE: Buying a computer system
The Quadro FX is certainly driving the price there; do they have any other options for a graphics adapter that don t add better than 100EUR to the price? (the Quadro isn t designed for gaming - it s meant for professional applications like CAD or Lightwave;...

Buying a computer system: Buy a notebook for viewing DVD mainly
In general I would suggest a portable DVD player over a notebook for this role; it will likely cost a lot less, and be easier to use for this purpose. That said, modern AMD processors are fine for your purposes (and quite a bit more, depending on which one...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop
In general neither system will be ideal for AutoCAD, as they won t be certified for it (Autodesk only tends to certify professional-grade hardware), however for 2D functions neither should be all that problematic as long as you don t expect outstanding performance....

Buying a computer system: Desktop computer
Video memory isn t the only consideration, but yes 2GB of VRAM should be more than enough for your needs (things like Photoshop and Flash don t use much, if anything, from the graphics card - there are some plug-ins with CS5/6 that can take advantage of GPU...

Buying a computer system: need help identifying comparable laptop
How much is the giftcard worth; I ask because in the last year or so prices have come down fairly well on new systems, and it may actually be entirely acceptable to find a replacement. As far as powerful - what kinds of applications do you tend to do?...

Buying a computer system: Laptop
My general advice to college students is to inquire with their university as to whether or not there are specific system requirements for their program, in addition to potential discounts on hardware (generally students and educators get a discount on computer...

Buying a computer system: Laptops
Unfortunately, you won t find a brand-new laptop for under $200 (the absolute bottom of the barrel will put you at around $350-400 plus any applicable shipping/taxes - $500-600 is a more reasonable budget for a basic/average machine though (which will be fully...

Buying a computer system: What to do next re computer purchase?
I m curious about virus prone being a cost issue for Windows 7 for you - Microsoft has provided free anti-virus software for Windows since the release of Vista, and it is generally very effective (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download)....

Buying a computer system: Gaming PC
What kinds of games does it need to play specifically? The graphics hardware included is based on an AMD APU, which will be suitable for lighter modern games, or older games, however will not be a good candidate for heavier modern games, high resolutions,...

Buying a computer system: need help in buying a laptop
They are very similar machines both in terms of base configuration and customization options - the primary difference is the Thinkpad starts around $100 cheaper, and comes with a professional graphics adapter (it is, however, based on the same GPU as the GeForce...

Buying a computer system: speakers
Yes, the example will work - any system that connects via TRS (or can be adapterized to such) will work. The TRS jack is a single physical connection but carries two signals - left and right. Systems with a sub-woofer include internal circuitry to adapt the...

Buying a computer system: Voice to Text email
Some initial questions I have regarding this: - Does your mom have a television in her room that could be used as a large display? Ideally I m envisioning a 30 + HDTV for this role - it would produce a very big image and should be easily viewed across...

Buying a computer system: New Gaming Laptop
Honestly you re going to have to give somewhere - price, size, or performance. Wanting top-flight desktop performance in something the size of a spiral notebook is unreasonable, even by today s standards (at the end of the day high performance hardware still...

Buying a computer system: System Requirements for Laptop
I can certainly offer advice, however I think it s worth pointing out that two years is a pretty reasonable time-frame for replacement of a laptop. Even if you did spend many thousands of dollars on a top of the line system, you likely would be replacing it...

Buying a computer system: Access to sites, virus protection programs, speed dsl service
virus protection programs, speed dsl service, high speed dsl service: I would update your computer using Windows Updates, and if that doesn t help you may want to update the driver for your network card. If you had XP installed at a computer shop, then I would take it back to them and have them make sure it has been installed...

Buying a computer system: Adding RAm, ram slots, adding memory
ram slots, adding memory, memory slot: Hey David, A great website for finding memory upgrades is http://www.crucial.com. Using the following link (http://crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=P4VMM2), you can see excatly which upgrades are guaranteed to work with your computer. You can...

Buying a computer system: Advice on computer purchase, amd athlon 64, dual core processors
amd athlon 64, dual core processors, dual core processor: Well, Alec if you have the money or dont mind spending it then sure a workstation would be great...:-) but for what your explaining above i think a desktop machine would be ok... (now if you can find a good price for a 2 processor powered machine then...

Buying a computer system: AMD vs. Pentium, amd athlon xp 2000, amd athlon xp
amd athlon xp 2000, amd athlon xp, amd athlon 64: Hi Mark, Both the processors perform equally well. I have a AMD ATHLON XP 2000+ at home and it works wonderfully. I personally feel that u should take tha advantage of 64 bit processor as u don t have to go for a future upgrade. In deed AMD...

Buying a computer system: Average computer configuration, amd 64, card memory
amd 64, card memory, celoron: well thats a tough question. any of the celoron or amd 64 units will work great on the net if your looking at a used system I would but nothing older the a p-III and it would depend on your internet connection. dial up cable, dsl so on....

Buying a computer system: Averatec 3270 3-in-1 drive/slot, sd card reader, digital photo frame
sd card reader, digital photo frame, averatec 3270: There may be a drive letter assignment conflict. If you have any mapped drives, check to see they are not assigned the same drive letter as your SD card reader. If that is the problem then you can use Disk Management (Start - Run - diskmgmt.msc ) to change...

Buying a computer system: The Averatec laptop, averatec laptop, averatec av3250hx80
averatec laptop, averatec av3250hx80, memory upgrade: Hi dawn No a memory upgrade is very easy! and it is a solid unit! I liked them better 3 months ago when the price was low to help get them in the market but that aside I have had nothing but happy clients when I have sold them. enjoy it...

Buying a computer system: advice on a new pc purchase..., hp a450n, cd rw media
hp a450n, cd rw media, amd 64 processor: Hi Luther, If you were disapointd with the Celeron then yes you should go with AMD, it is the fasted processor out there, it is above and beyond anything Celeron can do, if you play games then that is the way to go, if you play movies then your going to...

Buying a computer system: Your advise lead to this purchase-Thanks, 56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem
56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem, cyberlink power2go: No problem, just as a note of warning, I haven t heard wonderful things about Windows Vista and the GeForce 8800 series, however the situation is improving, also, if you have (or are going to purchase) a Creative labs sound card such as the X-Fi (or older...

Buying a computer system: amd or intel, amd sempron 2600, intel centrino
amd sempron 2600, intel centrino, desktop market: First I want to give a little bit of clarification. All Centrino labeled systems use a Pentium M processor, not a Pentium 4. There is also a Pentium 4M processor for mobiel computing, but this processor is not nearly as powerful as the Pentium M. The centrino...

Buying a computer system: amd vs,pentium, amd 64 3200, bench mark
amd 64 3200, bench mark, amd xp: Bench mark test show the new AMD 64 series kicks intels butt! (of the 2 I would stick with The AMD 64 3200) However! you ask me about 2 systems only. I m going to go a bit further main use e-mailing and surfing, some photo editing & cd burning,...

Buying a computer system: apple or PC?, tiger direct, great computers
tiger direct, great computers, circuit city: I like tiger direct, and they do offer decent deals sometimes, but i dont think i would buy a pc from there.. I would buy parts, but not the entire unit. They generally sell out of date discontinued models. Macs are great computers, and i have thought about...

Buying a computer system: apple vs pc, quality processors, apple laptop
quality processors, apple laptop, buying a laptop: I Igor, well Macs are great systems! but VERY limited in what software you can get for them. if you plan any gaming or plan to buy many software programs. I would look at windows based system. Macs handle memory much better then a windows based...

Buying a computer system: athlon 64, fm tuner card, ddr pc 3200
fm tuner card, ddr pc 3200, kingston valueram dual channel: athlon 64 Question: Hi What do you think of this configuration? Gigabyte 32bit System: Apacer Mega Steno AP-MA0002-1 14-in-1 External Flash Card Reader RAIDMAX Black 10-bay Case with 420W Power Supply, Model ATX-868WBP –RETAIL Lite-On 16X,...

Buying a computer system: Backup Drive, drive question, external hard drive
drive question, external hard drive, computer breakdown: Yes, a flash drive is definitely more reliable than a hard drive. Hard drives crash and burn more often than most of us would like and that is due to the constant moving parts within them. Additionally, flash drives can withstand higher heats and a lot more...

Buying a computer system: Barebone help, trial error, own computer
trial error, own computer, f8: well it looks like it is a problem with the keyboard or its connection to the computer. very strange. have you tried using another keyboard? i ve found that i ran into very strange issues when i built my own computer systems as well. the only way i could...

Buying a computer system: Best computer to buy, ink jet printers, cd rom drive
ink jet printers, cd rom drive, quality printers: GSoft offers custom built computers to ft any budget...just let them know how much you are willing to spend, and they will build a computer accordingly. their website is www.gsoftcomputers, and there is a contact page as well. thier phone is (978) 460-2187...

Buying a computer system: Best computer to buy, ink jet printers, cd rom drive
ink jet printers, cd rom drive, quality printers: Hello, Getting a computer under 1000.00 isnt a big deal these days, so you have a lot of options to pick from. I would reccomend staying away from a dell unit, becuase, just as you already noted, you dont always get a lot of ram and disk space for your...

Buying a computer system: Best computer to buy, what is dual core technology, dual core technology
what is dual core technology, dual core technology, cd rom drive: Dell doesn t sell CRT monitors. It just has to do with the input of the computer. You ll be fine with analog -- if by some rare chance you have a problem I ll guide you to buying the adaptor. They re like $20. All the Dell monitors are LCDs. The E-Machines...

Buying a computer system: Best computer for music, dell dimension 3000, ms office professional
dell dimension 3000, ms office professional, finale software: Judy, Well I can give you a good computer spec as to what you should buy, but thats about all I can do from this end. If multimedia and office is all you will be doing, then you definitely don t need $3,000 worth of computer. I ll price out a dell, since...

Buying a computer system: Best computer to purchase-recommendations, ink jet printers, cd rom drive
ink jet printers, cd rom drive, quality printers: Usually you can use existing casing, however I d suggest against it in this situation, given the age of that system the cooling is probably inadequite, and I m also going to guess it doesn t have the proper holes tapped for ATX. http://www.tomshardware.com/2002/09/04/building_your_own_pc/index.html...

Buying a computer system: BUYING COMPUTER, buying computer, waranty
buying computer, waranty, buying a computer: What brand and why what do you plan to do wiith the system is the system upgradable make sure you ask if the motherboard is upgradable. what softwre is included and what are the details on the waranty. these are the most important...

Buying a computer system: Buy a computer, pentium 4 processor, stock portfolio
pentium 4 processor, stock portfolio, virus protection: I would go with a Pentium D or Pentium 4 processor and 1 GB of RAM. He should be fine with a 60 GB hard drive. He should also be fine with XP Home. Just make sure he has spyware removal software and virus protection on there! :) He won t need anything...

Buying a computer system: Buy a new computer?, minor improvements, anti virus software
minor improvements, anti virus software, internet music: How much were you looking to spend on a new system? Would you be needing just the computer, or would you need a monitor too? Would you be willing to spend extra for a warranty? Do you need anti-virus software? Let me know and I ll customize from there...

Buying a computer system: Buying, macbook, internal solution
macbook, internal solution, browsing the internet: I d go with the MacBook, 1-2GB of RAM is easily enough, I m not sure how much storage you need, but I d suggest an external drive if you need quite a bit of disk space available, its more practical for mobility and cheaper than any internal solution you re...

Buying a computer system: Buying a Computer, xp mce, buying a computer
xp mce, buying a computer, browsing the internet: Any computer should be suitable, its not like they will be watching movies, or playing games on the computer. But, you never know. You should look into refurbished unit that have come off lease for your best value, or saving that, any business rated...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer., dell a940 printer, dell dimension 8300
dell a940 printer, dell dimension 8300, dell computer corporation: Dear Hayley :-) Hi there! Thank you for contacting Expert Communications Inc, my name is Joe, I am a Computer Consultant and Microsoft Product Support Professional. First off, Hayley, thank you for choosing me among the various other consultants. I...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, dell computers, great computers
dell computers, great computers, speed ram: I personally am a big fan of Dell computers. They have great customer service, a lot of great sales, and great computers. Microsoft is coming out with a brand new version of Windows in early 2007 to replace Windows XP. It is called Windows Vista (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/)....

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, dual core processors, amd dual core processors
dual core processors, amd dual core processors, dell coupons: Assuming these are Intel processors, that 2.20 GHz processor should have 4MB of cache. Are these Intel or AMD dual core processors? Also, why not get the 2.20 GHz processor with the 2MB of RAM @ 800 MHz? Also, let me know what the final price is on...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, audio codec, graphics processors
audio codec, graphics processors, desktop series: To be honest, everything matters regardless of your application load, you shouldn t be ignoring component selection, generally speaking, because its all going to contribute to the price and performance of the system overall. Gaming relies heavily on everything...

Buying a computer system: Buying a computer, local computer store, buying a computer
local computer store, buying a computer, best buy: Hi Sophie, If you are talking about your restore discs that come w/ your computer when you purchase it, no there is no way around this, your only options is to just uninstall what you don t want on the system or go to your local computer store and buying...

Buying a computer system: Buying Dell Notebook, dell inspiron e1505, ati video cards
dell inspiron e1505, ati video cards, memory hog: Downgrading to a slower processor will affect performance, but going from 1.83 to 1.66 wouldn t make too much difference. None of us are sure what the minimum reqs for Vista will be, so I can t tell you if Vista will run well with the 1.66Ghz proccessor. Thanks...

Buying a computer system: Buying a home computer, amd processor, emachine
amd processor, emachine, circuit city: Hi Carol, There is no best month to buy a computer. Sales revolve around competition and processor evolution. If you know anything about processors you can watch for Intel or AMD to come out with a new model and then watch the PC s with the old models...

Buying a computer system: Buying New Computer, dual core processors, mb graphics card
dual core processors, mb graphics card, windowsxp 64 bit: Ok, 4600GHZ is impossibly high speeds, and there are no 4.6GHZ dual core processors on the market, so either way that s a farse if someone is saying they have that. Now an Athlon64 x2 4600+ is a different thing, because its model # is 4600, its clock speed...

Buying a computer system: Buying New Computer, front side buss, mb graphics card
front side buss, mb graphics card, ebay: Geoff, alot of the requirements really depend on the games you want to play. I think 4098 of ram is a bit much. I know some people say.. you can never have to much ram , but it gets to a point where your not going to notice that much difference..... Im...

Buying a computer system: Buying New Computer, mb graphics card, dual core cpu
mb graphics card, dual core cpu, memory bandwidth: Hi Geoff, It is getting rife out there. All the big shops will cut corners somewhere. You ll get a DVD-RW but only an 80GB Hard Drive. What you gain from one aspect, you lose from another. I advise people to buy what they need. In your case Gaming capability...

Buying a computer system: Buying New Computer, dell dimension 4600, correct model number
dell dimension 4600, correct model number, hp model: Hi, Above anything else, HP is just a better computer unless u are a student. A HP will last you longer and is upgradable if you ever decide there is more you would like to do w/ your PC. Sounds like the HP model number you mentioned is just fine for what...

Buying a computer system: Buying a New PC, athlon xp 2100, amd athlon xp 2100
athlon xp 2100, amd athlon xp 2100, windows movie maker: 2GB of RAM is considered the practical limit presently, 32-bit operating systems (Windows XP, Windows Vista x32 (or 32-bit Edition), and older, etc) can t address 4GB of RAM correctly, they stop at between 3.25 and 3.5GB of RAM, 3GB of RAM is impractical due...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, buying a new computer, msi boards
buying a new computer, msi boards, pc chips: I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) All have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years and then you...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, dual core processor, game programing
dual core processor, game programing, radeon x1400: I can t provide an exact suggestion because I m not sure what all is available in the United Kingdom, however I can suggest a few guidelines for a laptop: I d definitely suggest a dual core processor, such as the Intel Core Duo, along with at least 1GB...

Buying a computer system: Buying new computer, new computer system, amd processors
new computer system, amd processors, hard disk space: Manish, if you decide to go Vista then get the core duo. If you are going to stay xp then I think a pentium 4 will be fine. The pentium 4 will handle vista, but it will be slower overall when compared to the performance that you are going to get with the...

Buying a computer system: Buying new computer, new computer system, dual core technology
new computer system, dual core technology, mb video card: Dell definitely makes the best computers by a long shot and Dell by far as the best warranty out there. Dell is followed in second by HP. E-machines are just if you are looking for a cheap computer to throw away in 6 months when it goes bad. Gateway and...

Buying a computer system: Buying new computer, new computer system, using ms office
new computer system, using ms office, gb ram: I would suggest at least 2GB of RAM for Windows Vista, along with either an Athlon64 x2, Pentium D, or Core 2 Duo processor, basically any processor from those three families will be fine. For your hard drive I d suggest over 250GB for Windows Vista. Between...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, dell tech support, athlon 64 x2
dell tech support, athlon 64 x2, buying a new computer: I d personally recommend getting everything but the monitor. If you look at store ads, you can get a 19 flat screen for cheaper than you can through Dell, but with the discounts I can get you, it might be cheaper and easier to just buy it through Dell. ...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, fist person, real time strategy
fist person, real time strategy, buying a new computer: First of all I need to know what type of computer you need, IE, what you need it to do. 1. If you only need a word processor, Web surfing, email, that sort of limited use, then it really doesn t matter what you buy. just go for something cheap. Emachines...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new computer, meg video card, buying a new computer
meg video card, buying a new computer, processor speed: Hi Richard, You will only need a basic system for what you plan on doing w/ it. 256DDR, 40-80gig HD, 64 meg Video Card, Pentium or AMD processor. Good luck w/ your purchase. Thanks Heather Feel free to send any other questions you may have...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new Dell PC, hd dvd player, dell inspiron 531
hd dvd player, dell inspiron 531, blu ray disc: Hi Susan, here are my answers. 1. You can use a connection on your video card (I think it is called S-Video) to connect your computer to the tv. You connect a special svideo cable from the video card to the TV. Some tv s have rgb connections, so you can alternatively...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new Dell PC, hd dvd player, dell inspiron 531
hd dvd player, dell inspiron 531, blu ray disc: 1. Unless you are getting the 3.0 GHz quad core extreme processor, do not get a quad core. No hardware/software can currently use the quad core feature and therefore, a 2.4 GHz quad core will run SLOWER than a 3.0 GHz dual core. If you want a processor that...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new Laptop, reply thanks, pc notebooks
reply thanks, pc notebooks, mac book: Doing some basic conversion to US units, one KG is 2.2 lbs, which will be nearly impossible to find. 10 screens are also somewhat hard to find. This is about standard for a notebook: http://www.sharpsystems.com/products/pc_notebooks/actius/al/3du/ the weight...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new notebook, windows xp professional edition, amd processors
windows xp professional edition, amd processors, intel processors: No problem, just ensure you have the correct software licences for the Mac, and know that you can load WindowsXP or Windows Vista onto the Mac if you want full Windows compatability back. Vista (at least when it was in Release Candidate stage) includes a more...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new notebook, amd sempron processor, dual core processor
amd sempron processor, dual core processor, intel celeron: Hi Diana, Afraid I can t help you much in the MAC area. All I do know is that my son-in-law is a graphic designer and my nephew is a professional artist and they both swear by them. As far as internet browsing, I m sure the MAC does just as good a job...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new PC, free replacements, inch lcd screen
free replacements, inch lcd screen, dell 8250: Actually, Dell has (by far) the best customer support out there. I d recommend using the online chat support over phone support. If you keep at it, you can get Dell to do pretty much anything you want. I ve gotten $500 off every computer I have bought,...

Buying a computer system: Buying a new pc, buying a new pc, msi boards
buying a new pc, msi boards, pc chips: I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) all have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years and then you...

Buying a computer system: Buying a notebook, celeron m processor, intel celeron m
celeron m processor, intel celeron m, gb hd: The CompUSA ad sounds good. The Celeron is a slightly inferior processor to a full P4, but for doing what you describe you should have no problem. If, however, a comparable unit with a P4 at 2.0 Ghz or faster is only about $100 more, for example, go for it....

Buying a computer system: Buying a PC, professional gamer, open source software
professional gamer, open source software, file storage: The big question when I read your use for the computer, is Games, and Photo s Photos: is there a novice photographer that wants to edit large files, and modify images to his or her preference? Games: Is there a professional gamer in the house, that...

Buying a computer system: Buying PCs, ebay co uk, relevant customer
ebay co uk, relevant customer, compaqs: Hi Geoff, These sources may be OK - but do you know what brands to look for and what kind of warranty and service comes with them? While shopping, forget about eMachines, Compaqs, and HPs - all three are junk. Besides the Dell I talk about on your other...

Buying a computer system: Buying a small business computer, intel e6550, small business computer
intel e6550, small business computer, dell computers: The E6320 will be slightly slower, however it should be easily more than enough for the tasks you ve described. Go with all SATA, SAS will cost much more and you don t need the extra performance for your needs (SAS is useful if you were running a high...

Buying a computer system: battery question, lithium ion battery, battery question
lithium ion battery, battery question, labtop: Ryan, that is a great question. The answer really depends on the type of batter that you are operating. If you are using a lithium ion battery then it would behave rather differently from say a battery that uses nickel. Here is a one size fits all answer...

Buying a computer system: Which is the best Graphic Card ATI or NVIDIA at present world, comanche 4 demo, best graphic card
comanche 4 demo, best graphic card, occlusion detection: Here s a review I found on the Internet: The Radeon 7500 and GF4 MX can t always cut it when all of the next-gen graphics features are turned up. Then again, they performed pretty well in the Comanche 4 demo, so maybe vertex and pixel shaders won t be as...

Buying a computer system: Thank you..., intel core 2 duo e6300, core 2 duo e6300
intel core 2 duo e6300, core 2 duo e6300, pc wizard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280+1070622728&Configurator=&Subcategory=280&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc= Any motherboard on the above link is marked to work with an Intel Core 2 Duo As far as a graphics card goes,...

Buying a computer system: Which is better?, intel core 2 duo e6300, core 2 duo e6300
intel core 2 duo e6300, core 2 duo e6300, advance god: Well, both would be good choices, I m going to say the Core 2 over the AMD, for a few reasons: Firstly, it runs cooler than the AMD, which will help with the lack of A/C. Secondly, theres likely more motherboard options available to you. I d suggest...

Buying a computer system: bios upgrade/cpu upgrade, intel celeron processor, american megatrends
intel celeron processor, american megatrends, neo s370: Yes it is a lockout. gateway changes the Bios Bigtime! in years past we simply download the bios from the MB maker and flashed it. however this is very risky! They have mad a ton of changes not just to the system bios but to the built on hardware. trying...

Buying a computer system: what brand to buy, dell laptop inspiron, dell 4600c
dell laptop inspiron, dell 4600c, whisles: Hi Berry, Another brand name? well sort of. My suggestion is to find a local computer shop in your area that has a good rep.. Your right The dell and gateway trick is to front load the cheap price and then later on hammer you when you try to get...

Buying a computer system: What brand?, compaq presario laptop, decent video card
compaq presario laptop, decent video card, hp units: Renee, I feel you on the whole mac situation. I have been wanting one, but I can t fix it when it breaks. :-( As far as brands go. I really like the new Gateway model line, and the HP s arent to bad either. As far as Hardware etc they are about the same,...

Buying a computer system: building a comp, atx mid tower, western digital caviar
atx mid tower, western digital caviar, lga 775: You do realize that VERY very few programs actually use the quad cores right now? I would look into getting the Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.0 GHz. It actually beats your processor in almost every benchmark right now and it is cheaper. In addition, you run a huge...

Buying a computer system: when to buy a computer, best printers, hp system
best printers, hp system, eyes and ears: Unfortunately each manufacturer has different ideas about when to put their products on sale. Often the week between Christmas and New Years is good because stores want to lower their inventory - just like a car dealer. But whether or not your HP would be...

Buying a computer system: did i buy a lemon?, memory compaq, 128 mb ram
memory compaq, 128 mb ram, wierd reason: Hi Dolores, Yes many computers use part of the memory to assist with Video memory. Compaq does this with every system they sell. You have 128 megs of memory installed in the computer but 8 megs are being used to assist video. as for the PROGRAMS ON...

Buying a computer system: should I buy a new computer now or later, buying a new computer, external hard disk
buying a new computer, external hard disk, occasional internet: Here you steven. I wouldnt waste to much money on upgrades. Memory prices are ridiculous and upgrading operating systems is more challenging than you think. With only a 30gb hard drive and less than a 1.0 ghz processor I believe the best way to spend your...

Buying a computer system: When should I buy a new computer, or update it?, intel pro 100, nvidia geforce
intel pro 100, nvidia geforce, geforce fx: If the computer still works and meets your needs, I d keep using it. When it breaks, I d probably buy new. Dell just came out with a brand new line of computers about a week ago so it is a great time to buy. However, the computer sounds pretty good from...

Buying a computer system: buy pentium iv / core 2 duo, new windows operating system, visual foxpro
new windows operating system, visual foxpro, animation work: The Intel Core 2 Duo Processor is the best processor out there. (There is a quad processor, but it is super expensive and not necessary). I have a 2.44 GHz one. As far as patch files it depends on if you get a new or a used processor and what drivers and...

Buying a computer system: How to buy the right computer, best laptop, right computer
best laptop, right computer, internet research: Right now there is a newer laptop maker in the game http://www.averatec.com/ you will find that they are very fast! have great prices and I have found very very few unhappy people with them. there service and warranty is rated very hihg and I am...

Buying a computer system: What to buy, amd proccessors, microsoft flight simulator
amd proccessors, microsoft flight simulator, weird error messages: Hi Ken, First off my first choice would not be a DELL, I don t feel they are as reliable as some of the other brands on the market today. If you are willing to spend good money on your new computer then I would have to suggest a Hewlett Packard, they have...

Buying a computer system: buying, intel processors, quad core processor
intel processors, quad core processor, compaq presario: Hey Loren, I could not find the Inspiron, but concerning the other three: some recommendations 1. I bought a compaq presario a few years ago. After only two months, the computer COMPLETELY DIED. So unless you can get an incredible deal, I would recommend...

Buying a computer system: buying advice, mb ddr sdram, ddr sdram memory
mb ddr sdram, ddr sdram memory, data fax modem: Hi Debbie, This is easy, go w/ the E-Machine. All the specs are better then the Compaq Presario and you will find that will help you in the long run. E-Machine is a great computer that will last you a long time. Even if you feel it s got more power then...

Buying a computer system: buying computer, intel pentium4 processor, mobile intel celeron
intel pentium4 processor, mobile intel celeron, intel celeron processor: Celeron processors are low-end Pentium s and not recommended for serious use. Intel Pentium 4 or the latest Athlon processor is what you want. Ghz is the speed of the computer processor and you should not get anything under 1.5 Ghz. FSB is Front Side Bus...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, sault ste marie ontario canada, sault ste marie
sault ste marie ontario canada, sault ste marie, sault ste marie michigan: Grace, with a Vista ran computer I would suggest you have a machine with at least 1GB ram, and 250 GB hard disk space. If you have the extra money, I would go ahead and get a computer with 2GB of ram. I would also suggest getting a computer that has a processor...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, dual core processor, mb graphics card
dual core processor, mb graphics card, kc computers: Personally, I think your best bet is custom built. I have had a guy in particular custom build me quite a few computers and he is incredible. He responds to e-mails 7 days a week at all hours of the day. He 100% custom builds the computers, always stays...

Buying a computer system: buying computer for graphic designer, front side buss, 4ghz cpu
front side buss, 4ghz cpu, video apps: Front Side Buss Speed, simply put, is the speed at which the front of your computer will communicate with the back.... Think of it this way... The front of your computer may consist of your hard disk or cd drives, and the back may consist of your processor...well...

Buying a computer system: buying computer and new vista, future proof, new vista
future proof, new vista, heavy one: Pat good questions.... Vista, well if you have waited this long it comes out in a few days so go for it. The security is to be better with vista, but im sure there will be some bugs. Thats just the way it goes, but it will be hard to find a computer without...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer system, msi boards, pc chips
msi boards, pc chips, aging parents: I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) All have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years and then you...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer tower, google search, dell desktops
google search, dell desktops, computer descriptions: I d check out one of the Dell desktops. In the US at least, they are the most popular because they are the most reliable and the cheapest, as well as constantly offering sales and discounts. You should probably go with 2 GB of RAM actually. It is cheaper...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer/upgrades, sony vaio, laptop upgrades
sony vaio, laptop upgrades, buying a computer: No many laptops are not going to be upgradable from 1 GHZ to 3 you may be able to do some mild upgrades maybe to 1.8 or 2.0 and a few may be upgradable past 3.0 when it comes to laptops it is always better to start with what you need. laptop upgrades...

Buying a computer system: buying a computer, emachine t3256, circuit city
emachine t3256, circuit city, best buy: I don t recommend eMachines as they are very low-end units, but with your limited funds it may be all you can afford. You might watch the classified ads for a used Dell or HP. Be sure it is Pentium 4 with Windows XP Pro installed and at least 1000 MHz processor...

Buying a computer system: buying Dell 8300, buffer memory, book computers
buffer memory, book computers, don hi: Hi Don, The only people that know the information about the Cache or buffer memory is the company that produced the computer. That is just not the kind of specs that most people are concerned about in the aspects of their computer. I would suggest that...

Buying a computer system: buying a desk top, compaq presario sr, scaner sony
compaq presario sr, scaner sony, sony speakers: Here is what I am thinking right now - let me know your thoughts! :) Dell Inspiron 531 My Components PROCESSOR AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+ edit OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium edit MONITOR No Monitor edit MEMORY 2GB Dual...

Buying a computer system: buying a desktop, samsung monitor, hp printer
samsung monitor, hp printer, t 64: I personally do not understand all the fuss about Vista. I purchased my laptop in February with Vista Home Premium and built my desktop over the summer with Vista Ultimate. I have used old monitors and old printers with no problems. The only piece of software...

Buying a computer system: buying laptop, vaio desktop, sony vaio
vaio desktop, sony vaio, hp compaq: IBM and Dell are tops in laptop computers. The worst rated are Gateway, HP, Compaq and Sony. eMachines are low priced and rated fairly high in customer satsifaction but they would not be for heavy duty use - or power users. You should get a minimum of 256MB...

Buying a computer system: buying a laptop, uk 3 pin plug, buying a laptop
uk 3 pin plug, buying a laptop, pc laptop: Hi Ron, I have a good friend who is Polish, I will ask him to write his opinion below as it will be from his first hand experience, rather than my own speculation. I have been living in England now for 12 Months and have been using my ASUS Laptop in...

Buying a computer system: buying laptop/cheap, dvb tuner, amd turion 64
dvb tuner, amd turion 64, iqon: I m thinking the first hp should be alright, but I don t have a lot of experience with the AMD Turion64 (it should be entirely compatable with most all applications). If you re questioning VIA Technologies, it s a highly respected and high quality firm based...

Buying a computer system: buying laptop, sony vaio s260, sony vaio s260 notebook
sony vaio s260, sony vaio s260 notebook, free microsoft office: I love the Toshiba Satellite A70 the reason I like them over sony is support1 Toshiba has a great tech support system. Sony is a close 2nd but avoide Dell at all cost! Key Features a70 Choice of Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors supporting Hyper-Threading...

Buying a computer system: buying a US made computer, amd athlon processor, mail capability
amd athlon processor, mail capability, buying a new computer: Hi again Julie, Up until about 18 months ago, a good laptop was around 3X the price of a desktop - and that discouraged a lot of laptop shoppers. Today, you can buy a great desktop system with a 19 flat panel monitor for about $550 - and an equivalent...

Buying a computer system: buying a new computer, lithium ion battery, mb l2 cache
lithium ion battery, mb l2 cache, genuine windows vista home premium: With computers, the definition of reliable is having a good warranty :). I don t like the Gateway computers because they don t really give you the customization options that Dell and HP do. You are sorta stuck with what they think you should have, not...

Buying a computer system: buying new computer, amd athlon 64, 256 mb ddr ram
amd athlon 64, 256 mb ddr ram, dimm slots: Hi Julie, I wuld recommend a PIV 2.4 GHz or AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ processor for ur new computer. Go for atleast 256 MB DDR RAM , 80 GB HARD DISK DRIVE 7200 RPM ULTRA ATA. DVD COMBO DRIVE, ASUS MOTHERBOARD. CHECK OUT THESE THINGS ARE ALSO PRESENT...

Buying a computer system: buying new desk top, intel core2 duo, maximum purchase price
intel core2 duo, maximum purchase price, dell inspiron 530 desktop: Without a monitor, you are looking at $809.00 +tax for a desktop with a 4 year warranty, plus you get a $100 gift card and $50 in Dell dollars which I would use to buy yourself a nice Dell monitor. - Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6550 (4MB L2 Cache,2.33GHz,1333...

Buying a computer system: buying a new desktop, 56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem
56k pci data fax modem, data fax modem, intel core2 duo: Let me know how this looks: My Components PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4400 (2MB L2 Cache,2.00GHz,800 FSB) edit OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium edit MONITOR 19 inch SE198WFP Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor edit MEMORY 2GB...

Buying a computer system: buying a new desktop, ms office applications, medium load
ms office applications, medium load, little games: Yes it s in the thinkcenter family. you can buy it right on ibs site for $988.00 It s alot of laptop for that price. I like the toshiba sat laptops a bit more but thay are sometimes hard to find outside the states. The IBM is a good buy. Rand...

Buying a computer system: buying a notebook, dell xps notebook, amd turion 64
dell xps notebook, amd turion 64, amd turion 64 mobile technology: My first laptop had an AMD in it, and now I have Intel. A Duo Processor is obviously faster than a single one, and unless the AMD is duo, then the Intel one is faster. You also need to look at the GHz. If you want to get into gaming, you probably want...

Buying a computer system: buying a printer, best buy store, walmart store
best buy store, walmart store, o hara: Joe, It looks like half my answer was deleted? Did you get it all, or was it cut short? Regards, Be...

Buying a computer system: buying a used computer, s games, new computer
s games, new computer, hard drive: The biggest things will be: 1. what processor and what speed is the processor? 2. what size is the hard drive? 3. does it burn CDs? 4. does it play/burn DVDs? 5. how much memory? 6. is the computer 100% functional? You ll want to try to insert a...

Buying a computer system: buying, nvidia geforce video card, amd athlon 64
nvidia geforce video card, amd athlon 64, amd athlon 64 processor: You can get a computer from Dell for $389 + tax. The memory you currently have may work to upgrade it since I configured it with only 512 MB of RAM. It has an AMD Athlon 64 processor. Basic sound and video. Windows XP Media Center Edition (my favorite)...

Buying a computer system: CD R/W stopped working, two different computers, cd rom drive
two different computers, cd rom drive, s driver: I provided you with accurate information because I just had to do the exact same thing about two months ago on my computer that was 6 months old. I also have XP Professional SP2 on mine. Hard drives go bad. I ve had almost every part of a computer go bad...

Buying a computer system: Toshiba laptops, dell inspiron 8600, toshiba sattelite
dell inspiron 8600, toshiba sattelite, toshiba laptops: The 2 ar both very nice laptops very close in features and in price. I would look for the best deal between the 2. either laptop will take care of your needs. Remember to get at least 512 megs of ram and the extended warranty! I don t push buying...

Buying a computer system: Cheaper is not always the best deal., building your own computer, pdp 8
building your own computer, pdp 8, machine lang: There is definitely ups and downs to building your own computer. If you know a lot about computers and can put the right parts together and have time, you can save a lot of money and get a better computer at a cheaper price than Dell, HP, Toshiba, etc. ...

Buying a computer system: Choosing between 2 new computer systems, athlon 64 3200, sound blaster audigy 2
athlon 64 3200, sound blaster audigy 2, sound blaster audigy 2 zs: I would go with the AMD system. Since you intend on keeping this computer for several years you will have it when Longhorn (the next version of Windows) comes out. Longhorn will leverage the 64 bit processor and make the overall experience much better. Both...

Buying a computer system: Choosing a Hard-core Graphic Computer without breaking the bank, dell inspirion, graphic capabilities
dell inspirion, graphic capabilities, mac g5: Here is my best recommendation to you. I know a guy who custom builds computers. Here is how it works. You e-mail or call him and let him know what you want to do with the computer and your budget and whatnot. You can pick out every single aspect of...

Buying a computer system: Choosing a Hard-core Graphics System without Breaking the Bank, core graphics system, dell inspirion
core graphics system, dell inspirion, graphic capabilities: CAD is likely the only program which will be intensive on the graphics card, as photoshop and other raster image manipulation loads the CPU and main memory, not the graphics processor or its RAM. I would suggest an nVidia Quadro FX board if you need some power...

Buying a computer system: Choosing The Right Computer for Hard-core Graphics, dell inspirion, mac g5
dell inspirion, mac g5, dell xps: Robert, If your going to purchase a new computer then hands down there are few things that you are going to HAVE to have. With windows vista you are going to need at least 2 gigs of ram to run those programs efficently. The more ram the better. I am...

Buying a computer system: Compatibility of Foxpro with core 2 duo, foxpro, mohan
foxpro, mohan, operating system: Typically, your processor has very little to do with whether applications run or not. It can impact the speed of some programs, but they shouls all load and run. Your operating system, however, has a serious impact on Applications. XP should run anything...

Buying a computer system: Computer, dual core processor, keyboard monitor
dual core processor, keyboard monitor, new computer: There really isn t a standard. There are certainly minimums you can t really get by with and if you want xxx part you have to have at least xxx of another. It can really get confusing and that is where I come in. Basically, I need you to answer a few...

Buying a computer system: Computer Brands, msi boards, pc chips
msi boards, pc chips, computer brands: Hi Maria, I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) all have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years...

Buying a computer system: Computer Buying, msi boards, pc chips
msi boards, pc chips, windows xp pro: Hi, I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) All have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years and then...

Buying a computer system: Computer, build or not to build, amd athlon xp 1800, heavy industrial machinery
amd athlon xp 1800, heavy industrial machinery, photography lover: Hi Marian, I will recommend u a, AMD Athlon XP 1800+ processor, An ASUS or MSI motherboard, 128 MB ram, 40 GB hdd, a cd rom drive a floppy drive, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, ATX cabinet, ethernet card and modem. Monitor and Web cam....

Buying a computer system: Computer, buy or not to buy., heavy industrial machinery, photography lover
heavy industrial machinery, photography lover, msi boards: The only real hard part about building a computer is seating the motherboard and the CPU in the right manor. If you can do that the rest is very easy. If you don t feel that you want to do that look for a bare bone system. Most of these come with the...

Buying a computer system: Computer Components, intel mobile celeron, dual channel memory
intel mobile celeron, dual channel memory, intel pentium 4 processor: ok where to start ok lets get rid of the parts that we dont need. Intel Mobile Celeron is used in laptops and designed to help the battery last longer. They have less memory the a true Penn-4 or an Intel Pentium 4 Processor - Used in desktop systems....

Buying a computer system: Computer Differences*, computer lingo, dos days
computer lingo, dos days, internet explorer: Ok That helps a ton! first lets talk about your needs: You looking for a basic computer, a decent CPU, a Decent hard Drive, and good Memory! My suggestion would be a AMD XP 2600 (or higher) 512 megs of ram (memory is cheap right now so save the...

Buying a computer system: Computer Purchases, business computer system, monitor lcd 15
business computer system, monitor lcd 15, athlon x2 3800: What type of business? this would be a good build for an office machine: CPU:Dual core anywhere from AMD Athlon X2 3800+ to 4600+, HD: 100gig minimum(SATA or IDE interface doesn t make too much of a difference for business but SATA s are probably cheaper)Ram:...

Buying a computer system: Computer purchase, intel celeron processors, amd turion
intel celeron processors, amd turion, apples and oranges: Guy, comparing AMD and Intel processors is like comparing apples and oranges, but I can give you some tips on which ones to go for. Stay away from intel celeron processors unless all you want to do with your computer is email and internet surfing. If your...

Buying a computer system: Computers and computer repair services?, computer repair services, dell computers
computer repair services, dell computers, geek squad: Great question....The techs at best buy and circuit city are going to be hit or miss.....you will have some that know their stuff and others that dont....unfortunately there is no real way to tell....Some best buy techs and some circuit city techs are certified...

Buying a computer system: choice of computer, alienware computer, buying a new computer
alienware computer, buying a new computer, dell 4700: Alienware is supposed to be good but, like you say, is higher priced for what you get. The Dell is also good and better service and price. I really recommend you purchase one or two gaming magazines that have reviews of machines aimed at gamers (which...

Buying a computer system: comp, motherboard motherboard, sempron 2400
motherboard motherboard, sempron 2400, video options: Although Iunderstand your upgrade and your question, it is a little out of my area as expert. The only thing I can suggest is to make sure you have the XP2 update and that you have the most current drivers for your new hardware. Often by the time a video...

Buying a computer system: compatible printer with windows 98, lexmark z640, inexpensive printer
lexmark z640, inexpensive printer, printer device: I am going to assume that the old computer had 1 of 2 abilities.. 1. CDROM, you can burn the above files to a CD and install it that way, she can then move the files by floppy disc if the computer she will move to has a floppy drive installed. 2. USB...

Buying a computer system: which computer ????, nvidia graphics cards, hi lauren
nvidia graphics cards, hi lauren, powered games: Sorry I just received notification than you had asked me a question - the website was having some problems!! What exactly are you looking to do? Are you wanting to modify that HP you bought? Are you wanting to buy a different one? Are you wanting to custom...

Buying a computer system: computer, input and output devices, types of output devices
input and output devices, types of output devices, other input devices: Hi Linda. Here is what I can tell you. A computer is basically a processor (it proceses information). You can think of it like a Piano. For every key that you press (or input) you get a sound (or output). When you click with your computer mouse...

Buying a computer system: computer, bling bling, buying a new computer
bling bling, buying a new computer, two chips: Hey Dennis. First of all, you need to get an idea of your budget (how much bling bling you have to spend). It doesn t take a genius to guess that the more money you have, the better computer you can buy. That being said, there are four main components...

Buying a computer system: computer battery, notebook computer batteries, lithium ion battery
notebook computer batteries, lithium ion battery, hp website: If it has to do with a computer I can get an answer :) your battery can be found at http://www.meritline.com/hp-laptop-battery-notebook-computer-batteries.html it s a site I use alot and have never had a problem! I also spotted some on ebay...

Buying a computer system: computer battery, lithium ion battery, google search
lithium ion battery, google search, hp website: I just entered hp f4486b lithium-ion battery in a Google search and came up with several resources you should check out. Using a search engine in this manner is usually the best way to find items, whether they are in short supply or not. Try it and I am...

Buying a computer system: computer components that make the computer function, john fraser secondary school, ur programs
john fraser secondary school, ur programs, computer function: HI Paul, First the heart of a comp is the processor. Then u need a motherboard to enable it to run. So both are mandatory. Then u need RAM, to run ur programs. Then there is hard drive to store ur files and data. U need a monitor to see...

Buying a computer system: computer for gaming, msi boards, pc chips
msi boards, pc chips, windows xp pro: Hi Bill, I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) All have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years...

Buying a computer system: computer help, hi lauren, new dell
hi lauren, new dell, ebay: for a used computer, i would look for eBay and Dell refurbished. Just be careful on eBay to read the description, return policy, and feedback very carefully. however, my dad just bought my mom a brand new Dell with a dual core, vista, and 2 gb of RAM and...

Buying a computer system: computer performance, dell dimension 4550, computer clock
dell dimension 4550, computer clock, dell dimension: Jim, if you were to save all of your files ..e.g. do a simple back up... and then totally reformat your computer I bet your machine will run like new. The symptoms you described are minor... there is no need to get a new machine... just clean up your old...

Buying a computer system: computer for photos, epson photo printers, athlon64 x2
epson photo printers, athlon64 x2, cpu amd: Firstly, you don t require a video card for what you re doing, secondly, I don t suggest a laptop for anything serious, for a few reasons: firstly, laptops aren t very upgradable, secondly, you pay more, for less (more money for what would cost you much less...

Buying a computer system: computer reseller, broken computers, best buy
broken computers, best buy, office max: One suggestion would be to offer to buy people s old computers or broken computers. You can then fix them and/or update them and then resell for a profit. I d bet that a lot of people don t want to deal with paying for a repair -- they just want to make...

Buying a computer system: computer system, nvidia graphics card, bit operating system
nvidia graphics card, bit operating system, dell desktop: Your software is designed for Windows so we are going to go with a Windows based PC. I m going to customize it with a 32-bit operating system as they are most reliable and most common. If your version of AutoCAD 2007 is the 64-bit version, you will have...

Buying a computer system: A computer's worth?, speed memory, taking up space
speed memory, taking up space, processor speed: Laura, I can help you get a estimation on a selling price for your Vaio, but first I need a few specifications, like processor speed, memory, and hard drive space. I need these to see if it is even a sellable PC, and to think of a price. Thank you and I...

Buying a computer system: computer, amd k7, amd 64
amd k7, amd 64, celoron: The celeron is the weakest of the 3 the reason is onboard cache. it has less then 1/2 of that of the p-4. as for the k-7 or the AMD-64 Vs the P-4. 3 years ago Intel ruled the world when it came to CPU s The k-7 is not every bit as fast and much...

Buying a computer system: computers???, adobe photo shop, bells and whistles
adobe photo shop, bells and whistles, leaps and bounds: Hi Katie, Buying a computer from cosco is scary! I suggest you stick to the brand name systems if this is how you plan to shop for your new computer. Dell is leaps and bounds ahead of the big computer names that are active. The reason is customer...

Buying a computer system: computers, usb keyboards, usb versions
usb keyboards, usb versions, amd processor: Nadine, Thank you for your question! Intel has been a leader in the processor market for a very long time, but AMD has exceeded them in quality and value for the past few years. I would recommend an AMD processor, since the are slightly cheaper and are...

Buying a computer system: computers, pentium 4 ht, amd processors
pentium 4 ht, amd processors, proccessors: Nadine, AMD processors do have different brand names associated to them. There is lower-end processors like the Sempron, mid-size Athlon, and high-end Turion. The Athlon and Turion are available in 64 bit forms, which would be good to invest in since all...

Buying a computer system: computers, average lifespan, dell computer
average lifespan, dell computer, theft recovery: It is very normal to have to reinstall operating systems. It is basically the cure for anything you cannot figure out. I ve reinstalled mine many of times. Dell is still the best brandname out there as well as being the best value for your money. Their...

Buying a computer system: computers, old computer, time thanks
old computer, time thanks, new computer: Nadine, your new computer should be using more fans, and larger fans than your older computer. New processors put out a lot more heat so in order to keep them cool, manufacturers will use larger fans. You can purchase more expensive fans to place in your...

Buying a computer system: computers, amd athlon 64, bit bus
amd athlon 64, bit bus, gaming computer: Hi Jesse, The latest technology in processors is a 64 bit bus and dual-core construction. Both Intel and AMD make these but AMD s are much cheaper and just as powerful. That said, Circuit City has an ACER Aspire computer with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor...

Buying a computer system: computers, mainstream computer, computer bob
mainstream computer, computer bob, how to build a computer: The process size (in nm) of a CPU doesn t really matter, so I wouldn t be at all concerned with it. As far as the mainboards found in OEM big-box systems, its generally whatever they can get produced by the thousand, for the cheapest price. Check out:...

Buying a computer system: Two computers I am thinking of getting., intel core2 duo, memory card reader
intel core2 duo, memory card reader, dual core technology: Brandon, first of all I believe would go with the Gateway machine. I used to be less than a huge fan of Gateway products but the last several lines they have put out have been designed well, and they usually dont load the units up with useless trial software....

Buying a computer system: computers, grafic card, current games
grafic card, current games, pentium 4: many dells come with a AGP slot but you need to check with the dells sales crew do be sure! the 9200 will work with most current games. a select few will look for nvideo cards but not enough to worry about. the best games are designed for a card like...

Buying a computer system: configuration, dell xps, dell xps 410
dell xps, dell xps 410, new windows operating system: alienware :) ...if you don t want to go that pricey check out the Dell XPS 410. Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.13 GHz or 2.4 GHz 2 GB of RAM 500 GH hard drive Dual TV Tuner (watch 1 channel while recording another) CD/DVD Burner The advantage of...

Buying a computer system: 'configured' computer brands, amd processors, sli motherboard
amd processors, sli motherboard, question pool: Not sure if this question is still valid, saw it in the question pool with a rather old date stamp, so I ll take a stab at it. Brands such as Systemax are variable, even within a single brand, some product lines from Systemax are very good, others, not...

Buying a computer system: coordinating computers, hardware firewall, firewall protection
hardware firewall, firewall protection, gateway desktop: Hi Lou, I believe it can, because there is no additional load placed on your computer. All of the bandwidth-sharing is accomplished by the router. The only difference to your computer is that you will be using a LAN connection instead of a modem to connect...

Buying a computer system: coordinating new computer, network interface card, local computer store
network interface card, local computer store, network interface card nic: Lou, Im not 100 % sure what your asking...But if you are simply asking me if your old machine will take a broadband connection...The answer is a yes. The old machine will require at least one small upgrade. You will have to go to your local computer store...

Buying a computer system: core 2 duo supports, application software programs, dual core processor
application software programs, dual core processor, intel dual core processor: The processor will support all of your old programs etc, but those old programs may or may not run on a new computer using windows vista. The new windows operating system doesnt work with a lot of the older application software programs. If your wanting...

Buying a computer system: cpu, amd processor, clock speed
amd processor, clock speed, cache memory: In terms of the processors, there isn t a big enough difference for anyone to really notice. However, one big big difference is that you cannot get a dedicated graphics card with the AMD processor. This is bad for a number of reasons: (1) you need a graphics...

Buying a computer system: cpu, itanium 2, amd athlon
itanium 2, amd athlon, intel lga 775: Well, that bit about the cache is true, but you d have to go into so much more depth on the Intel Core Architecture alongside a lot of depth on the AMD K8 architecture to really make sense of all of it, generally more cache is better, but this isn t always...

Buying a computer system: which cpu is better, amd dual core processor, dual core processor
amd dual core processor, dual core processor, amd dual core: Justin, in my opinion its hands down AMD. If you have a chance to purchase an AMD dual core processor then go for it. I dont think you need all the specific details to decide which one to purchase, but if you really really want to get down to the nuts...

Buying a computer system: cpu speed vs.bus speed, dual core technology, pentium d processor 820 with dual core technology
dual core technology, pentium d processor 820 with dual core technology, athlon 64: Well it depends on a lot of other factors, like the motherboard. Pentium s always tend to be a bit faster than the Athlons. However, I didn t go into great detail with the differences between the two because for what you are going to be doing, a Pentium...

Buying a computer system: Dedicated system, msi boards, stereo player
msi boards, stereo player, pc chips: I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) All have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years and then you...

Buying a computer system: Dell All-in-One, dell xps, hp slimline review
dell xps, hp slimline review, internet speakers: Hey Susan, First of all, let me apologize for the long wait. I think I already told you that I ve had good experiences with HP and bad ones with Dell, so I guess its up to you. They re both the top American manufacturers, so its a win-win situation. ...

Buying a computer system: Dell Address, dell store, dell inc
dell store, dell inc, question thanks: do you do online chat? i ve found it to be more effective. do you have the tracking # for the UPS packages to show that they have both been received by Dell? that is always very important. dell hates to lose customers so it is always good to threaten...

Buying a computer system: Dell Computer, dell inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo e4500
dell inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo e4500, e6550: The only thing I personally use a media card reader is to upload my pictures from my digital camera. In terms of transferring material, I d suggest investing in a flash drive. They pretty much last forever and you can find them on sale for pretty cheap....

Buying a computer system: Dell, dell kiosks, benq 16x
dell kiosks, benq 16x, dell system: Hi Dave, Welcome to the why I hate dell part of life First of all the Dell rep is full of crap! Any DVD, CR-ROM, BURNER so on will work with a Dell computer. The problem is in Dells software. The have made major changes to Microsoft s OS s to keep...

Buying a computer system: Laptops and printing, usb ports, usb printer
usb ports, usb printer, laptops: Todays Laptops all have USB ports in them you simply need a USB printer that you attach when you need it. Many Laptop companies make a small printer that can also be used. they are designed to fit in your carry bag. I would suggest a normal printer...

Buying a computer system: Distribution, pc clones, authorized repair center
pc clones, authorized repair center, accurate response: Certs are big! A+ tech are a must As for getting to be a repair center gateway has us all guessing. get a call into them you will find that they have a guy in charge of your region. this is the guy you want too talk to. don t worry about being...

Buying a computer system: DSL Connection, realtek rtl 8139 family pci fast ethernet nic, realtek rtl 8139 family
realtek rtl 8139 family pci fast ethernet nic, realtek rtl 8139 family, network interface card: As long as both computers have a NIC, or Network Interface Card, you will be fine. The REaltek RTL is a NIC, and will work fine, the wide jack that looks like a telephone jack, is the ethernet slot (RJ-45 for ethernet, RJ-11 for telephone). To run both...

Buying a computer system: DX10 Capable computer for under a grand?, capable computer, perfect computer
capable computer, perfect computer, computer brand: After recent experiences I am on an anti computer brand name kick. I just bought a brand new computer and I am having it custom built. If you have the knowledge to be able to repair it yourself, it is a great route to go because you can get whatever it is...

Buying a computer system: decisions, advice, cost effectiveness, dual drives, music side
dual drives, music side, clock speed: Hi Lee, I will be honest w/ you, I am not all that great w/ Laptops since I have yet to really deal w/ them. I am sure you can go to best buy and have one built the way you want it and GateWay will do the same. Your friend is right, Ram and your Processor...

Buying a computer system: dell home vs business, business desktops, home desktops
business desktops, home desktops, dell website: I m not sure noobs is the market they re addressing, the price difference reflects product costs, product marketing costs, support contracts, the entire package. The increase in price for home buyers is likely due to some different components, and some different...

Buying a computer system: dell vs. hp, intel celeron processors, hp laptops
intel celeron processors, hp laptops, hp desktops: Amy, I will be honest. I have had both good experiences from Dell and Hp. Before I built my own desktop, I purchased a dell about 5 years ago. I did have several hardware issues ( mostly with cd drives) but the service was exceptional. I no longer have...

Buying a computer system: dell vs. hp, decent video card, dell inspiron laptop
decent video card, dell inspiron laptop, dell xps 410: I actually just bought a Dell XPS 410 last week to go along with my Dell Inspiron laptop. For the money, Dell gives you the best deals. The XPS 410 is a great deal. If you would like to provide me more information on your price range and what the computer...

Buying a computer system: desk top systems, digital video recorder, epson stylus
digital video recorder, epson stylus, grade mother: I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) All have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years and then you...

Buying a computer system: desktop for gaming, amd athlon xp 64, dell desktops
amd athlon xp 64, dell desktops, amd processors: Hi Paul, If you log onto geeks.com and go to desktop computers, you can find awesome deals from one day to the next on ACER, Sony, and Dell desktops. The best deal I have seen lately was yesterday for a loaded ACER AMD Athlon XP 64 bit 3500 with Vista...

Buying a computer system: dvds, removable storage devices, mb flash
removable storage devices, mb flash, flash drive: yes you can use them the same way. actually, the most common use of DVD s is to back up a computer. they hold about 6 times as much as a CD. however, a flash drive is still easier for basic storage and switching things on and off because a flash drive...

Buying a computer system: ECS motherboard, reloading windows, offshoot
reloading windows, offshoot, win 2000: This is somewhat out of my area of expertise since I generally deal with buying new systems with an OS already installed and working. I have not heard of EC or ECS so it is probably an offshoot brand made by Compaq or somebody like that. There is nothing...

Buying a computer system: Extended Warranties, dependable name, extended warranties
dependable name, extended warranties, warrenty: Hi Brian, That actually is a very good price for a warrenty, Most are asking much more then that. It depends a lot on what kidn of computer you are getting, if its a dependable name such as Hewlett packard I would say you have a good chance of never using...

Buying a computer system: External Hard Drive, external hard drive, gb drive
external hard drive, gb drive, rewritable discs: Well, there are issues with both, DVD s are cheaper but can be subject to DVD rot , i.e: the media itself decays over the course of a few years. The hard drive is more expensive, but also more susceptable to damage in the long term (it has moving parts,...

Buying a computer system: External hard drives, shock and awe, external hard drives
shock and awe, external hard drives, external hard drive: When I got my Dell XPS 410 I got a data safe hard drive. Basically, you have your main hard drive and then a hidden second hard drive. However often you choose, the entire contents of your hard drive are copied onto the hidden hard drive. If the main hard...

Buying a computer system: ebay, dell dimension desktop, dell inspiron notebook
dell dimension desktop, dell inspiron notebook, computers hp: The big computer companies have very secure sites to purchase with. How to figure out if a site is secure when buying, look at the URL and make sure it is https:// and NOT http:// and/or look in the bottom right corner of your internet for a lock. That is...

Buying a computer system: excel performance, local computer store, new computer system
local computer store, new computer system, crap software: Hi Kevin, your system should be able to handle a VERY large excel worksheet without any problem. It seems to me that you have programs running in the background that are chewing up your memory. Dell and gateway both load systems with a ton of junk...

Buying a computer system: external hardrives, external hardrives, western digitals
external hardrives, western digitals, external harddrive: if you need the space, yes they re great. they are especially great to backup things on. most western digitals are good, by my personal experience. however, i d recommend going to newegg.com and researching on there. they tend to have a lot of customer...

Buying a computer system: Finding The Right PC, ati radeon 7000, 256 mb ddr ram
ati radeon 7000, 256 mb ddr ram, adobe photoshop cs: Valerie, Thanks for your follow-up. Those are just different socket types for different processors. I don t believe they affect performance at all, just how the processor fits in the motherboard. Just remember, when you buy a motherboard, be sure the socket...

Buying a computer system: First Purchase, pc computer system, gaming powerhouse
pc computer system, gaming powerhouse, amd athlon 64: Trevor, Sorry for the delay, and thanks for your question. Buying a high-end computer can be a very stressful experience, especially when you create the specs yourself. I don t know your specific needs, but I do know that if you want to play all of the...

Buying a computer system: Flash drive, safety reasons, flash drive
safety reasons, flash drive, flash drives: I see no problem with it. All sorts of devices, such as mice and keyboards, plug in via USB and stay plugged in 24/7. I personally only use flash drives to transfer information or for information I need to be portable so mine is always in an out. For...

Buying a computer system: f keyboard laptop, keyboard company, google search
keyboard company, google search, ebay: Evrim, After looking at your question, I made a Google search. I stumbled across a website out of Europe called The Keyboard Company, at www.keyboardco.com, and they had a black USB Turkish F keyboard. This isn t really my area of expertise, so I apologize...

Buying a computer system: apple vs pc, bill gates, g4
Buying a computer system: apple vs pc, bill gates, g4, application software

Buying a computer system: buying, external hd, monster
Buying a computer system: buying, external hd, monster

Buying a computer system: computer reseller, couple computers, computer details
Buying a computer system: computer reseller, couple computers, computer details

Buying a computer system: computers, toshiba, hp
Buying a computer system: computers, toshiba, hp

Buying a computer system: the fastest processor?, ghz processors
Buying a computer system: the fastest processor?, ghz processors

Buying a computer system: HP vs Sony for a Desktop, real deal, video camera
Buying a computer system: HP vs Sony for a Desktop, real deal, video camera, crashes

Buying a computer system: Laptops, neighborhood computer store, inspiron 1100
Buying a computer system: Laptops, neighborhood computer store, inspiron 1100, dell

Buying a computer system: Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e, best computers, lenovo
Buying a computer system: Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e, best computers, lenovo

Buying a computer system: pc for 3d animation, work flow, system resources
Buying a computer system: pc for 3d animation, work flow, system resources, gig

Buying a computer system: update?, radeon 9250, business web
Buying a computer system: update?, radeon 9250, business web, geforce 7600 gt

Buying a computer system: video card size, videocard, laptop
Buying a computer system: video card size, videocard, laptop, games

Buying a computer system: Windows Vista or XP?, futuremark, core processor
Buying a computer system: Windows Vista or XP?, futuremark, core processor, gig

Buying a computer system: windows vista corrupt file Please help, corrupt files, good luck
Buying a computer system: windows vista corrupt file Please help, corrupt files, good luck, system file checker

Buying a computer system: wireless 1505 wireless n mini card, faxing, dialup
Buying a computer system: wireless 1505 wireless n mini card, faxing, dialup, google

Buying a computer system: the fastest data transfer flasdisk, pny technologies, easydisk
pny technologies, easydisk, pixelview: I would personally just buy whatever flashdisk you can afford that offers the capacity you want, if the performance is terrible, return it. Also, you may try checking on the internet for a wider selection from companies like Corsair, PNY Technologies, etc...

Buying a computer system: the fastest processor?, intel centrino, intel processors
intel centrino, intel processors, fastest processor: sourav, believe it or not thats not an easy question to answer. Between AMD and Intel processors I would probably choose the AMD processor every time. However, I do like the intel centrino processors better than the AMD mobile... So you really just need...

Buying a computer system: find a laptop bargain for home use with best features for poor vision, dell inspiron 5150, lens implants
dell inspiron 5150, lens implants, cataract surgery: Lily, Well the only vision aid I have ever heard of is the zoom feature on windows. Now, you can download several other magnifying programs but I recommend: http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/ They should have a link that should allow you to download...

Buying a computer system: Where can I find my preferred PC?, g virus, ram chips
g virus, ram chips, javascript applications: Acers US site is always up and down, but you can t buy anything directly from them anyways, if you are looking to buy it online than I would recommend newegg.com and here is a list of the different models for that series that newegg has in stock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103043...

Buying a computer system: Should I fix or buy, best bet, old windows
best bet, old windows, curser: Hi Phil, Have you tried restoring your computer, sometimes when things get that out of hand your best bet is to just back up what ever programs or files that are important and resotre the system and see if that helps you at all. Personally I would suggest...

Buying a computer system: Gaming Computer, data fax modem, modem 56k pci
data fax modem, modem 56k pci, intel core2 duo: US $$ You can throw in an accelerator, but I d check to make sure the games you play utilize it before throwing down the $ for it Yes, you have a great graphics card - the best 256 MB out there. Personally, I like Vista. I use it on both my computers...

Buying a computer system: Gaming Computer, memory hog, watt psu
memory hog, watt psu, decent games: I think the specs and the prices sound great. Some higher end video cards actually require power from the power supply along with the motherboard, thus that 550 watt psu is a good idea. I think it sounds good, but since vista is such a memory hog you may...

Buying a computer system: Gaming PC (with basic MS Office/Adobe Photoshop-handling capabilities), intel pentium iv, quality gaming experience
intel pentium iv, quality gaming experience, hard disk space: The intel pentium IV 2.8 is fine...512 mb of ram is not.....you need at least a gig maybe even two gigs to get a real quality gaming experience. Hard Disk space varies a little depending on games, but I think I would want at least 160 GB because most of today...

Buying a computer system: Gateway M520 notebook problem with cd/dvd, gateway m520, notebook problem
gateway m520, notebook problem, hp computers: Most likely replacing it will fix it. However, here is never a guarantee until you fix it. Make sure there aren t any screws holding it in, but you usually have to tug pretty hard. Also, since I have never owned a Gateway I m not sure exactly how they...

Buying a computer system: Gateway upgrade, buying a new computer, computer places
buying a new computer, computer places, gateway performance: Ok let me first say your talking to the wrong computer people! You computer takes standard memory! I am sending you a link to a site that will have what you need and about 1/4th the price. http://www.computer-memory-store.com/gateway-performance.html...

Buying a computer system: Good video, decent computer, google
decent computer, google, ifilm: unless you spend your life being an intense gamer, you won t notice a difference. I have the ATI X1300 in my desktop and love it. All the games I play run perfectly. What I would recommend you to get would largely depend on your budget and other intentions....

Buying a computer system: Graphics, nvidia geforce 8400m, intel x3100 graphics
nvidia geforce 8400m, intel x3100 graphics, computer core: Wow, sorry for all the mistakes. The T5270 is a great processor. However the graphics card is rather horrible (I did not even know that Intel is still using it). So defenitely, I would stay with the processor and get a better graphics card. Regarding your...

Buying a computer system: Graphics, windows media center, intel x3100 graphics
windows media center, intel x3100 graphics, dell vostro 1500: Well notebooks tend to be slightly more problematic than desktops because of how compact they are. Additionally, you cannot repair them yourself and they cost a lot more to repair, both in labor costs and part costs. I pay about $200 up front for the warranty...

Buying a computer system: gaming laptop under $1500, laptop under 1500, maximum settings
laptop under 1500, maximum settings, crysis: Not to be rude, but what you ve outlined is impossible. A gaming laptop costs easily over $3000, especially one that can handle Crysis at any reasonable level. Now, a gaming desktop for that price is entirely possible, and it could entirely meet the requirements...

Buying a computer system: gaming laptops, dell computers, speed graphics
dell computers, speed graphics, top graphics: I ve always been a fan of Dell computers because you can customize every aspect of them and get exactly what you want -- you don t get stuck paying extra for things you don t want or need. Dell offers all the top graphics cards on their computers... obviously...

Buying a computer system: graphic card, editing web, best graphics
editing web, best graphics, graphic card: That depends on what you want to be doing. Are you a gamer? What games do you play? Do you do a lot of photo editing? Web design? Graphic art? The more details you provide me with what you ll be doing graphically, the better I can advise you in the best...

Buying a computer system: graphic card, nvidia geforce 7900 gtx, dell xps
nvidia geforce 7900 gtx, dell xps, dual 512mb nvidia geforce 7900 gtx: Dual 512MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX is what i have in my Dell XPS which is currently known as the ultimate gaming machine... so thus has an awesome video card. :) however, i would recommend going to dell.com and searching for home laptops or desktops (depending...

Buying a computer system: graphics card, dell dimension 4500, grand prix 4
dell dimension 4500, grand prix 4, dell dimension: Hi Jonathan, It really depends on what kind of software you are using right now. If you are running anything lower then Windows 2000 there is a good chance that the newer games won t be compatible for your computer. The newer games take a lot of memory...

Buying a computer system: graphics computer, free upgrade to windows vista, dell xps 410
free upgrade to windows vista, dell xps 410, new windows operating system: The main thing you ll want is the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor... it is the best processor out there. You ll essentially have two hard drives so when one heavy program is running, it won t make your computer lag like with your current processor. (probably 2.4...

Buying a computer system: Hard Drive Purchase, external hard drive, storage tank
external hard drive, storage tank, system storage: You ve got some things confused it would seem, so I ll work backwards through your question and see if it helps it make sense. RAM is system memory, hard drives are system storage, if you can think of RAM as a bucket or tanker truck, and the hard drive...

Buying a computer system: Hard drive questions, disk cleanup, external hard drive
disk cleanup, external hard drive, proformance: Naw you should be fine. Really, it doesn t effect it too much. I had mine pretty much entirely full and didn t make much of a difference. However, I would try to keep at least 20 GB of free space, especially on one that big. If it starts to get full, you...

Buying a computer system: Hello, Randy! I've got AMD..., amd sempron 2400, driver games
amd sempron 2400, driver games, gamemakers: If you don t have it, get WinXP SP2 (it doesn t cost anything) and then check with ATI to make sure you have the very latest driver compatible with WinXP SP2. Your problem is most likely your video card or its driver. Games are generally more demanding...

Buying a computer system: Hello, Randy! I've upgraded..., linage 2, motherboard motherboard
linage 2, motherboard motherboard, sempron 2400: Have you done a fresh load of the OS? sounds like a major driver issue. start with the video card. many of todays games are having problems with the many video cards that are out. Updating the drivers could be a big help. I know it sounds like a cop out....

Buying a computer system: Help for machine!, dual core processor, intel dual core processor
dual core processor, intel dual core processor, intel dual core: I ll do the best I can with this question. First, Swapnil I have no idea what operating system your using. Is it windows xp, mac etc? These specs I think will help... 2gb ram, 300 gb HDD, Intel Dual Core processor (processing speeds may vary but with...

Buying a computer system: HP vs Sony for a Desktop, data fax modem, intel core2 duo
data fax modem, intel core2 duo, sony vgc: The hardware contained in the Dell, HP, and Sony computers are identical. For example, they all get their processor from Intel. Dell doesn t magically change the Intel processor and set it to crash after two years. Additionally, that would be very unintelligent...

Buying a computer system: hardware and software buying, cabinet design software, local computer store
cabinet design software, local computer store, memory hog: Sorry it took me so long I forgo to set my vacation dates up for X-mas. CAD is a Memory hog! so you want a bunch of DDR memory I love the new AMD 64 units that are out1 they are very fast! esigned to work well with photo editing and at most places...

Buying a computer system: help, data fax modem, dimm slots
data fax modem, dimm slots, pci express x16: Becky, this is a well put together machine. The computer should do all that you need it to do and more. The only small thing that I noticed was that the unit only comes with an integrated video card, but you could always upgrade that in the future if you...

Buying a computer system: help, record tv, cable box
record tv, cable box, system specs: What system? I see the following text: Question: one more question what do you think about this computer. it is priced at 349.00 without a monitor.,..what would i need to get to burn and write cds and watch and record tv. i can live without the tv stuff...

Buying a computer system: help me buy a "rig", msi boards, pc chips
msi boards, pc chips, half life 2: I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking for a pc that will last a few years. Dell, Gateway and HP (The big 3) All have one flaw in common. The pc s they build are designed to last a few years and then you...

Buying a computer system: help, dell dimension e520, dual core technology
dell dimension e520, dual core technology, windows xp media center: I built you the Dell Dimension E520... the one the starts at $579 ($100 off). Here s what I changed from what it comes standard with: --Genuine Windows® XP Media Center,CD and Single TV tuner,Remote --Express Upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium...

Buying a computer system: Improving my system for games, roller coaster tycoon, quality sound card
roller coaster tycoon, quality sound card, pentium 4 2 6: the biggie is a video card. go buy yourself the best video card you can afford. also, find out the response time on your monitor. you ll want an 8ms response time. Mine has an 8ms response time and i havent had a problem playing The Sims, Roller Coaster...

Buying a computer system: Information, dell laptops, simple memory
dell laptops, simple memory, dell desktop: toshiba! they have the best support of just about any laptop on the market! Avoid dell at all cost! we get a ton of Dell laptops in for repair and having to get Dell parts is crazy. they charge a ton for even simple memory upgrades. Sony has...

Buying a computer system: internet with a laptop, buying a laptop, wireless laptop
buying a laptop, wireless laptop, aol: Hi Julie, Yes you can get what is called a satilite card for your laptop and us that too connect to the internet. you might want to check out sprints web page for information on the cost. the plans are just like a cell phone package so shop them out a...

Buying a computer system: iopener, 3com audrey, msn internet service
3com audrey, msn internet service, internet appliances: Lee, Thanks for your question! I m not too familiar with the i-opener, but I looked it up on Wikipedia and it appears that it was an internet appliance similar to the 3com Audrey. There is another option when it comes to internet appliances, luckily. Microsoft...

Buying a computer system: Jump Drives, jump drive, lapto
jump drive, lapto, usb ports: Lets say a student has an assignment where they need to bring in pictures, or do a power point for a presentation, or need to bring in a word document. Todays world is electronic. How do they accomplish that? We used to put things on a floppy disk or...

Buying a computer system: What LAPTOP is right for me?, good speakers, internet wirelessly
good speakers, internet wirelessly, floppy disc: 1. How much money do you have to spend? 2. Would you be willing to pay approx $200 extra for a warranty, so that when it breaks you have 24/7 access to tech support and a technician who will come to your house to fix it? 3. Any particular reason why you...

Buying a computer system: Laptop buying, dell laptops, hp compaq
dell laptops, hp compaq, favourable response: Most notebooks are essentially the same as far as the name brands, if the specs are similar. I would look at specials or deals that happen to be going on. I will say that I have had to repair more Dell laptops than any other. For that price range you...

Buying a computer system: Laptop computer, dell inspiron 8100, removable dvd drive
dell inspiron 8100, removable dvd drive, drive windows xp: Yes and no the new averatec systems are very nice! AMD 64 units with large hdd and all the bells and whistles. these units start at $750 new If I was going to spend $500 I would spend the $750.00 and have a much faster unit as for the used laptop ...

Buying a computer system: Laptop purchase, language keyboards, laptop purchase
language keyboards, laptop purchase, correct language: Firstly I d consider the available power sources in Poland, I don t know much about what kinds of power outlets are available, but i m guessing that a standard US 110-125 VAC 2 prong plug won t work. Beyond that, you d need to ensure the system is in the correct...

Buying a computer system: Laptop purchasing, sole purpose, web cam
sole purpose, web cam, laptop: Right now there is a newer laptop maker in the game http://www.averatec.com/ you will find that they are very fast! have great prices and I have found very very few unhappy people with them. there service and warranty is rated very hihg and I am...

Buying a computer system: Laptop Query, reply thanks, breifcase
reply thanks, breifcase, labtops: Hasan, sorry about the delay, those are some tight specs for a labtop. My suggestion would be Sony corp. Sony often produces some of the smallest labtops on the market. They are usually easy to find at a local Circuit City or Best Buy, but you are going...

Buying a computer system: Laptop Query, reply thanks, shopfujitsu
reply thanks, shopfujitsu, breifcase: http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/PrdBridge.jsp?pclass=P http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/PrdBridge.jsp?pclass=P1500 ^--I did some research for you on small computers. One has a 10.6 screen and one has a screen that is 8.9 or something...

Buying a computer system: Laptop Query, dvdrw, madam
dvdrw, madam, briefcase: Hi Hasan, The Device you are looking for doesn t exist yet. The lightest at present which include an internal DVDRW will weigh in the region of 1.6Kg and will probably have a 12.1 to 13.9 inch screen. Have a look here for the closest things to your requirements;...

Buying a computer system: Laptop, compac notebook, budget choices
compac notebook, budget choices, personal notebook: Jesse, Thank you for your question! I m sorry your having problems with that Compaq, especially after less than a year. When it comes to a new laptop, there are several budget choices you could make. Dell has several budget notebooks available, and...

Buying a computer system: Laptops, best motherboards, excellent tech support
best motherboards, excellent tech support, abs computers: Ned, ABS Computers is a good company. They do have excellent tech support, but I can t really tell you about their reliability since I have never bought a computer from them. I have spoken to a few of their techs, though. Asus makes the best motherboards...

Buying a computer system: Laptops, dual core processor, economical models
dual core processor, economical models, pentium centrino: Hi John, For many people, Weight, Battery life and Speed are important factors. I ve lugged a 3.5kg Sony VAIO half way around the world and I can assure you that the Toshiba Tecra, at half the weight, is a dream. Battery life is also important to me as...

Buying a computer system: Laptops, expert communications inc, mb graphics card
expert communications inc, mb graphics card, microsoft office 2003: Dear Patricia, Thank you for contacting Expert Communications Inc. My name is Joe Thomas, I am a Computer Consultant and will be assisting you with your question buying a laptop. First and foremost, thank you for selecting me as your support professional....

Buying a computer system: LCD Monitor, megavision lcd, dual inputs
megavision lcd, dual inputs, high end shopping: Well The return rate on them is very high. It seems to be a crap shoot The reviews I ve read tell me that I would never recomend them to a client. for every good review I am finding a bad review. I have no desire to worry that I get a good one. Just...

Buying a computer system: LCD Monitor, widescreen hdtv, pc input
widescreen hdtv, pc input, computer monitors: Dave, Ok, I ll lay these out in FAQ format. 1) Is an HDTV LCD TV with PC input better than a plain old 17 or 19 flat panel pc monitor? Depends if the HDTV LCD TV is 17 . High-Definition is a plus, especially if you are working with media. BUT I...

Buying a computer system: LCD monitor, tft active matrix, analog interface
tft active matrix, analog interface, support vesa: LCDs are very nice not great for game play but thats not a problem on your end. The biggest problem I see with this unit is that the back light seem to go bad. I also can t find warranty information. I like the specs on the unit but truth be told I would...

Buying a computer system: Lenovo Computers, brand name, lenovo
brand name, lenovo: I dont have a lot of experience with Lenovo, in fact I just recently noticed them on the market several months ago. If your happy with yours then great!!! I dont think there is anything special about them...Lenovo just isnt a brand name computer thus they...

Buying a computer system: Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e, dell machine, service personel
dell machine, service personel, student discounts: Good, questions Ben...Honestly I dont know that much about Lenovo. We actually just started carrying that machine as well. I havent had any specific issues with the lenovo, but I havent had to deal with any of their customer service personel etc. Generally...

Buying a computer system: Linux OS on what new computer, win modem, linux drivers
win modem, linux drivers, winmodem: Don, Thanks for your question. I ve had problems installing Linux once before because of a winmodem, and it s pretty much impossible to get a winmodem to work with Linux. As for a manufacturer that plays well with Linux, I m not sure. Really, it depends...

Buying a computer system: laptop, ibm thinkpad r51, bells and whistles
ibm thinkpad r51, bells and whistles, pentium m 715: IBM ThinkPad R51 • 1.5-GHz Pentium M 715 processor • 15-inch wide-screen • 7.4 pounds • 40GB hard drive • DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive • Price when ranked: $1699 • Full Specs • Check latest prices The slim R51 suits users who don t require many bells...

Buying a computer system: laptop, masters mba, dell computers
masters mba, dell computers, great computers: I actually just answered a question similar to this so I m going to copy & paste to you what I sent to a guy who was buying a computer for his brother. I think it should answer your question perfectly. like this answer will say, browse dell.com. you can...

Buying a computer system: laptop, intel pentium processor, dual core intel pentium
intel pentium processor, dual core intel pentium, recordable dvd players: Hi Robin, I just purchased my first new notebook/laptop directly from from Gateway.com and, for the price of $599 (am not sure what that is in pounds) I think it is hard to beat. In general terms, I will tell you what NOT to buy. Brand-wise, do not...

Buying a computer system: Which laptop to buy for college, minimum computer configurations, wi fi wireless
minimum computer configurations, wi fi wireless, what i need for school: The A60-S166 will fit your needs. it s a nice system and will do far more then your going to need it too do. as for the ad ons. the extra Nics will give you a bit more speed when surfing but if you have a fast connection at the school you won t need...

Buying a computer system: laptop computer and wireless internet, wireless internet connection, mumbo jumbo
wireless internet connection, mumbo jumbo, wireless internet service: Dear Alex, the internet is NOT something you can buy . Think of it like electricity. You pay a company that connects you to the city grid (which transfers the electricity to your house). In the same way, you pay a company (usually a rate/month) to connect...

Buying a computer system: laptop purchase, genuine windows vista home premium, dell inspiron e1505
genuine windows vista home premium, dell inspiron e1505, amd turion 64: I d check out the Dell Inspiron E1505 Why? -Dell makes the most reliable computers -Dell offers the best value for the buck -Dell has the best warranty -It has a screen big enough to easily see, but small enough to tote around -it is fully customizeable...

Buying a computer system: laptop purchase, intel celeron cpu, emachine computers
intel celeron cpu, emachine computers, amd turion 64: Hi Sally, The simple thing to do is go to Dell.com and order one from them. Other options are to shop around for specials. I just ordered a new Gateway laptop with a dual-core Intel CPU in it for $599 directly from Gateway. Other brands I trust are...

Buying a computer system: laptop purchasing, intel centrino, wifi card
intel centrino, wifi card, acer america: Most laptops can perform what you want, and won t consume your entire budget. However do expect a somewhat pedestrian system, so gaming will probably not be a grand experience. I d suggest looking at newegg.com, models from Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, and...

Buying a computer system: which laptop is right for me?, pc card slot, lithium ion
pc card slot, lithium ion, rj 45: Joey, I found a nice computer for you on circuit city s webpage. The computer has everything you need including a partially dedicated video card. I hope the screen isnt to big for you, but I think the computer will fit your needs to the T. http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion-15-4-Widescreen-Notebook-PC-DV6589US/sem/rpsm/oid/185878/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do...

Buying a computer system: laptop, 512 mb ram, ghz pentium
512 mb ram, ghz pentium, board memory: Dell and IBM are currently top rated in terms of customer satisfaction and technical support service. The lowest rated are Compaq, HP, Sony and Gateway. He will need plenty of speed and memory so he should shoot for a minimum of 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 (not a...

Buying a computer system: laptops, dell inspiron e1505, usb tv tuner
dell inspiron e1505, usb tv tuner, international warranty: Hey this got sent to the question pool so I m picking it up. First off, are you in the US? If so, Dell is by far the most reliable computer brandname and they also have the best warranty services. You can also get the best value through them. HP is the...

Buying a computer system: laptops?, usb tv tuner, international warranty
usb tv tuner, international warranty, instant tv: Natalie, the ASUS labtop sounds like a nice buy. Those are some nice specs for the money. ASUS is a good brand, however, they are more known for the production of motherboards than they are for there computers. Other brands that you may want to look into....HP...

Buying a computer system: laptops, apple webobjects, 3d workstations
apple webobjects, 3d workstations, internet reasearch: The same product can be purchased for Apple for the same price: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6174000/wo/Fg5UBLSj35LM3RDlDLP1cbUthEv/2.?p=0 It also offers some other options that Best Buy may not have, the purchase of...

Buying a computer system: laptops, internet reasearch, portable computers
internet reasearch, portable computers, sleek design: I would stay away from custom made portable computers....that just seems to risky to me...From the brands you gave me....I think I would choose the sony every time. If you have the extra money to spend on the sony brand then I would pick their small and sleek...

Buying a computer system: laptops, conflict problems, software conflict
conflict problems, software conflict, amd processor: Hi Stephen, Toshiba is fine. I just saw a very nice one at Office Depot for $699. Stay away from Compaq, HP, and eMachine. I would recommend any other brand - and if you find one with an AMD processor it will probably be cheaper. I ve never used...

Buying a computer system: laptops, best laptop, battery life
best laptop, battery life, multi media: http://www.averatec.com/ These are newer to the market so the price is lower (it has started to go up) It gets great reviews and has great support. and it can handle your video needs. they have many to pick from so shop them out enjoy rand...

Buying a computer system: lightweight laptops, pentium m processor, portable external hard drive
pentium m processor, portable external hard drive, lightest notebook: When it comes to laptops I love Toshiba s they have great support. tend to last longer and are pretty upgrabale for a laptop. Take a look at this Toshiba is tuning up its smallest portables. The computer manufacturer on Tuesday launched two new Portege...

Buying a computer system: Mac Mini, dual displays, macmini
dual displays, macmini, apple computer: I would suggest waiting unless you can ensure you won t need to purchase the new OS for whatever price (likely in the realm of $129.99) upon its release. The Mac Mini would be suitable, however with the iMac you could run dual displays through its MiniDVI...

Buying a computer system: Mac vs PC & whats a good laptop?, dell inspiron laptop, computers dell
dell inspiron laptop, computers dell, good computers: A Mac is designed for people who do extensive video editing, graphic design, and music creation. Because of this, Macs come with a lot of software for doing these types of activities and therefore cost a lot more than a PC. Unless that is your primary career,...

Buying a computer system: MOTHERBOARD/CPU UPGRADE, asus p4p800 vm, ht tech
asus p4p800 vm, ht tech, hp units: Hp loves to use special cases that fit the motherboard! it s the old (now you have to buy an new one trick) What I would do is simply add a case to my upgrade! you can get a decent case for under $30.00 and with it a new and stronger power supply. Many...

Buying a computer system: Mobile office set-up, dell inspiron laptop, satalite cards
dell inspiron laptop, satalite cards, mobile cards: Toshiba has a great deal going on right now on laptops. Internet connection is a question I have? do you plan to use one of the satalite or mobile cards for internet? if so look into sprint! ya I know sprint is a pain in the butt but they have great...

Buying a computer system: Monitors, best buy, staples
best buy, staples, monitors: I believe once you hit a certain point (around 20 ) they only come in wide screen. If you are getting anything smaller than that, I would recommend not going wide screen because it tends to make things look distorted. I personally like really big monitors...

Buying a computer system: Monitors, hi bob, unbeatable price
hi bob, unbeatable price, personal choice: Hi Bob, Everything is going widescreen so that would be my suggestion. Monitors, however, are usually a matter pf personal choice and you should look at them side-by-side before making a decision. If you are in the market right now, CompUSA has a really...

Buying a computer system: Motherboard, intel p4, bad memory
intel p4, bad memory, gateway system: sounds like you blew a cap on the board. hmmm lets see if I can explain you will find round post (resisters) on the motherbort and each on has a silver cover. (most of the covers have what looks like an x in it. if that cover is not flat and is puffed...

Buying a computer system: memory, dual channel ddr2 sdram, dimms
dual channel ddr2 sdram, dimms, 4gb dual channel ddr2 sdram: Personally, I wouldn t waste the money on the 4 GB. You ll only use 3-3.5 GB alone because the operating systems aren t designed to use 4. In addition, you have 4 slots to put RAM so it would be really simple to find a good deal on two 1 GB sticks down the...

Buying a computer system: microphone, merry christmas and a happy new year, phone conversations
merry christmas and a happy new year, phone conversations, spyke: Richard, you can do different things with the mic i suppose, but its major purpose is to allow you to communicate with others. For instance you can use it as a phone. You can actually have phone conversations with others with the properly installed software,...

Buying a computer system: minimum requirements for a new computer, fx series, sony vaio
fx series, sony vaio, dell computer: Brand is of course your choice. Dont always limit yourseld to Dell though. If games are important then you do not want a Celeron processor, go for a full Pentium 4 at 2GHZ or higher. As for memory (RAM) I would suggest 1GB. Music and games can take up...

Buying a computer system: monitor, conputer, multitasking
conputer, multitasking, 1600x1200: Well, it probably will come down to price for your decision. The advantage of a widescreen is usually for movies or multitasking, which could make it advantageous for what you plan to do with the system. However, the regular or 4:3/5:4 aspect ratio monitor...

Buying a computer system: monitor, conputer, staples
conputer, staples, play games: a 17 would even work, but i think a 19 LCD would be perfect. It is what I have and I really like it. I bought it for $120 at Staples. Depending on who you buy your computer through, you may be able to get it cheaper with discounts. As far as widescreen...

Buying a computer system: monitor, contrast ratios, ibm p260
contrast ratios, ibm p260, crt monitor: My LCD only has analog too, but you can t pass up a 19 for $149 :) However, you can get a converted for cheap so you can use DVI with an analog so it isn t that big of a deal. If you re upgrading from a CRT to an LCD you ll notice a word of differences...

Buying a computer system: NEW COMPUTER, linux platforms, marketing literature
linux platforms, marketing literature, computer price: First I would say you need to be a little more defined in what your needs are, do you want to play 3D games? Watch movies? etc Secondly, what exactly do you mean lsat me at least 3 years , do you want a system that will still be near the top of the pack...

Buying a computer system: NEW HOME COMPUTER, external dvd writer, dell compaq
external dvd writer, dell compaq, crt display: Pentium vs. Athlon? No difference. Neither offers any compatibility issues and both are fast - sometimes the top Athlon is fastest. Hard drives are cheap so you might as well get a big one like you suggest - same for memory, so if you can get more than...

Buying a computer system: New Computer, genuine windows vista home premium, genuine windows vista
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Buying a computer system: Specs on New Computer, microsoft works 8, microsoft office suite
microsoft works 8, microsoft office suite, word excel powerpoint: These requirements will be easy to fill. I would suggest: :1024mb of ram ( its a little more than you need but it will allow you to expand later) :at least 60gb disk space :a floppy drive obviously : dvd/cd combo drive that will create both dvd s/cd...

Buying a computer system: New Computer, pc sellers, service frequency
pc sellers, service frequency, customer usage: Most new PC s these days are fast in terms of processor speed. Anything over 2.0 Ghz is pretty fast and most systems are at 3.0 Ghz or faster. Memory (RAM) varies from system to system - just be sure to get at least 256MB while 512MB or moreis obviously...

Buying a computer system: New camputer, graphic desighn, pentium 4
graphic desighn, pentium 4, ethernet card: Hi Ali, If you plan on doing graphic desighn w/ you new computer then I would suggest you purchase AMD processor, that is the best right now, and 512 DDR. Those 2 hand in hand will work great for you. A good video card won t do any harm either. The best...

Buying a computer system: New computer buying help, intel core2 duo, genuine windows vista home premium
intel core2 duo, genuine windows vista home premium, core2 duo processor: AMD used to be better than Intel, but since the new dual core processors I would say that Intel is the better. It kinda goes back and forth with each new thing that comes out. Intel usually leads the way and AMD follows behind. Give the dual core processor...

Buying a computer system: New Laptop???, video playback, application load
video playback, application load, mac book: Well, it really depends on what your needs for college are, running a web browser and video playback isn t really a challenge for modern hardware, so you need to analyze what your most demanding application load is going to be. What kinds of applications does...

Buying a computer system: New PC, hp units, hp models
hp units, hp models, hp unit: Mark, There are some really nice HP units at your local Circuit City or Best Buy that would fit into that range of price. You may have to spend a little more up front before you get your rebates, but still after its all said and done you will fall around...

Buying a computer system: New PC, packard bell imedia, hewlett packard systems
packard bell imedia, hewlett packard systems, microsoft windows vista: Assuming the specifications I found for the MC9630 (your link appears to be dead, sorry) it features a Core 2 Duo E6300, 400GB hard drive, a Radeon X1600, and 2GB of RAM. I d say you should be set for basically anything you could want to do, it might be...

Buying a computer system: New system for analyses work, 512 mb ram, ddr sdram
512 mb ram, ddr sdram, amd processor: Hi Helen, Since you are working fora company I would suggest you looking into a AMD processor, they are much faster and the lastest product out. If you are running into slowdowns due to the pentium you will see a huge difference. The 512 MB ram isn t your...

Buying a computer system: Do I need it, adobe acrobat reader, adobe reader 8
adobe acrobat reader, adobe reader 8, question adobe: Adobe is a software services company, which produces programs to design, create, edit and deploy content for online and print productions, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, AfterEffects, PageMaker, and Acrobat. Along with their acquisition of Macromedia,...

Buying a computer system: i need advice, craigslist org, reliable computer
craigslist org, reliable computer, computer expert: I would not pay more than 300$ for it, as it is likely 3+ years old. Personally, If i were you I would buy a new one from dell with a warranty. Then at least you know you will have a reliable computer for at least 2 years. Also you would be getting one with...

Buying a computer system: I need to know how to..., processor type, speed 2
processor type, speed 2, hard drive: 1. processor type & speed 2. RAM However, it all depends on what you use the computer for and how the components work together. It also depends on the operating system as to what else you need for the system to function properly. Depending on what you...

Buying a computer system: do i need to update bios, scary word, usb ports
scary word, usb ports, windows xp home edition: we have seen very few problems with SP2 so far. I had a dell that had a problem with usb ports after the install. and a gateway that would not update. I am guessing that you find a file problem that caused sp2 to misload. you are now looking at a fresh...

Buying a computer system: what do I need??, intel centrino, hp models
intel centrino, hp models, 512 mb ram: Christi, thats a great question. Windows Vista is a 64bit operating system, so if you want a computer that will run it then i would only buy a computer system that is powered by an AMD based processor. Also, this is important, make sure the computer has...

Buying a computer system: new computer, digital photo editing, sony vaio
digital photo editing, sony vaio, msi boards: If I were going to buy any name brand system it would be a dell hands down. But I would not but a name brand system. The sony s do the job but have upgrade problems. I would first suggest you find a local computer company. The reason is you are looking...

Buying a computer system: new computer, text recognition software, laptops notebooks
text recognition software, laptops notebooks, ton of bricks: Hi Bill, I ll be honest; I ve only dabbled a little in Voice and Text recognition software. Personally, I think the concept is fantastic. Current reality is way below the potential for such technology. I like your attitude to security. If someone want s...

Buying a computer system: new computer, laptops notebooks, laptop notebook
laptops notebooks, laptop notebook, old laptop: Bill, I love the tablet pc s they are really really cool and fun to play with. Now that I have vented, I suppose I could give you some input. Several companies put out a tablet pc, so Ill mention a few of those to you. Toshiba makes a great tablet PC,...

Buying a computer system: new computer, laptops notebooks, laptop notebook
laptops notebooks, laptop notebook, old laptop: Are you sure you want a Tablet PC? That severely limits the number of computers I can suggest, as well as the features. Most of the top brandnames out there don t offer Tablet PCs at the moment. If you are looking to just get a high powered laptop, that...

Buying a computer system: new computer, lemon dell, dell client
lemon dell, dell client, diminsion: I m not sure what you are meaning by a larger system or a reading noise . If you mean a more capable system, or faster system, it likely has more fans due to the higher heat output of the silicon devices. And if by reading noise you mean the hard-drive...

Buying a computer system: should I get a new computer, and if so...what kind?, dell inspiron 2200, bells and whistles
dell inspiron 2200, bells and whistles, dell technical support: You just need to learn how to work Dell technical support. They are legally bound to figure out what is wrong with your computer and fix it. I had the same problem with my computer. Well actually it wasn t really Dells fault, but the hardware still wasn...

Buying a computer system: new computer purchase, custom built computers, kc computers
custom built computers, kc computers, exact specs: Since you cannot get a computer without a hard drive through a company such as Dell or HP, I d recommend going custom. The top rated guy is www.kc-computers.com. I have had several custom built computers by him. He ll recommend best parts and give you prices....

Buying a computer system: new computer, external usb ports, customer satisfaction ratings
external usb ports, customer satisfaction ratings, reliability record: HP makes great printers but both HP and their partner Compaq are at the bottom of customer satisfaction ratings. Gateway is only a little higher. Dell and IBM are recommended and some independent brands are ok but you have to be cautious when buying an...

Buying a computer system: new home computer, office workstation, capable machine
office workstation, capable machine, computer question: A Mac? Scary..... Just kidding, honestly guys Im not a huge Mac fan, but I am sure you could learn how to use it. Mac s are nice looking, and they are great at video editing/photo editing/ graphics design etc.... I have used apple machines for a variety...

Buying a computer system: new pc/linux/windows/dual boot?, windows dual boot, xp media center
windows dual boot, xp media center, swappable drives: You can do a dual boot yourself if you get partitioning software. My computer has a 320 GB hard drive and I run both XP Media Center and Vista Home Premium on it. What do you want the swappable drive for? I d recommend going with the Intel Core 2 Duo over...

Buying a computer system: new versus repair, dell upgrades, new windows operating system
dell upgrades, new windows operating system, dell 2400: I m actually on the same PC right now :) My 2400 has a 2.20 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. I am buying a new computer this month. I heard that Dell might be having some good deals the day after Thanksgiving. With all the advances that are coming out,...

Buying a computer system: notebook reviews, expert communications inc, 256 mb ram
expert communications inc, 256 mb ram, microsoft office 2003: Dear Chuck, Thank you for contacting Expert Communications Inc, my name is Joe Thomas. I am a Computer Consultant and will be assisting you with your question in regards to notebooks. First and foremost, thank you fo rchoosing me as your consultant....