a good buy or not?

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-15-02, 12:35 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: canada
Posts: 118
a good buy or not?

I was thinking about buying the following system. I would like to know ifs its a good price or not, or what extra should I be looking for.
Gateway 500
Intel pentium 4 1.6 GHz CPu
128MB DDR SDRAM
EV700 17" colour moniter
32 MB NVIDIA Ge Force MX200 APG Graphics
40 GB Ultra ATA100 7200 RPM Hard Drive
24x10x40x CDRW
3.5 1.44 diskett drive
Intergrated Stereo Audio
Cambridge GC300 Speakers
56K Voice Modem
Intergrated 10/100 Ethernet
3 PCI, 1 AGP Expansion Slots
Intergrated Ultra ATA Controller
Mouse and software

Taxes in $1838.85 Canadian Funds (I know Laugh)

Thanks
Bill
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-16-02, 06:16 AM
bluecanary25
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Isetheby, about the Gateway........

Subjective call.

If you know how to put a PC together, may not be a good buy.

If you can't build one, do some more window shopping. Don't forget about other manufacturers. Try to compare apples to apples,,,,, not easy from different manufacturers.

Best luck for you finding a "Good Buy".

Bluecanary25
 
  #3  
Old 05-16-02, 11:11 AM
Bryanx0a0d
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
The biggest drawback to Gateway, Dell, Compaq, and all the other manufactured computers is that at some point they use proprietary hardware.

Fwiw, I would recommend that you go with a computer that has a brick and mortar store in your area. The reason for this is that should anything go wrong you have a place that you can walk into to talk to a real live person.

Personally, I recommend Dell. If you absolutely must buy your computer online, I recommend Dell. My experience is that Dell are generally better quality computers for the price. This is also what I do a majority of my work on.

Also you may want to check out the Cappuccino CG-1 . The entire computer is about the size of a CD player and only weighs 1.9 pounds.

bluwcanary is right. It is purely a subjective call.
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:20 PM.