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Old 07-24-2006, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this CC PC a good buy?

First off, a little about my PC uses. I will be using the PC for multimedia, internet, email, school work, and the likes. No intense 3d gaming and I don't plan to watch many movies on it. I have been looking into Dell E1505 and it looks good, but many have said it has screen problems with "leaking light"

Consumer Reports has listed the HP dv5000 as their #1 pick for a budget computer, and I see Circuit City has this one on sale this week.

Is this a good buy for what I will be using it for? I'm not familiar with AMD and have always used Intel, but if the price is right, I'll pick one of these up.

And also, I've tried to build my own PC on and they are MUCH more expensive.

Thanks for reading,

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Old 07-24-2006, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's actually not a bad price for a machine like that... 80GB hard drive, 1GB ram, xvga, decent res... I say go for it...


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what do you think of this? as opposed to the HP?

Inspiron E1505 Intel® Core™ Duo Proc T2050 (1.60GHz/533MHz/2 X 1MB L2 Cache)

Operating System (Office software not included) Genuine Windows® XP Home

LCD Panel FREE! 15.4 inch UltraSharp; Wide Screen SXGA+ Display with TrueLife

Memory FREE 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm

Video Card 128MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1300 HyperMemory™

Hard Drive 80GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive

Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem

Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0

Combo/DVD+RW Drives 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability

Sound Options Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™ HD Software Edition

Wireless Networking Cards Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 Internal Wireless

Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) No productivity suite- Corel WordPerfect word processor only

Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) No Security Subscription

Primary Battery 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

Hardware Warranty 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr Mail-In Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support

Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months of America Online Membership Included

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