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Old 02-24-2008, 01:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is this Fry's E6550 a very good deal?

Hi everyone!

I saw this deal at the Fry's website this morning and just wanted some input as to if it is a very good deal. Cost is $499.

Here is the info:

Specifications

* Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6550 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1333MHz Front Side Bus)
* Memory: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM memory (2 x 1024MB), expandable to 8GB
* Hard Drive: 400GB (7,200RPM) SATA hard drive
* Optical Drive: LightScribe DVD?RW drive with double layer support
* Video Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7350 LE graphics card with TurboCache. 128MB dedicated graphics memory, TV-out and DVI capability. Up to 623MB total available graphics memory as allocated by Windows Vista
* TV Tuner: NTSC TV tuner, over-the-air ATSC TV tuner and FM tuner (antenna included)
* Ethernet: 10/100/1000 network interface
* Modem: 56K modem
* Audio:: High Definition Audio, 8-speaker configurable
* Keyboard & Mouse: HP wireless keyboard & wireless optical mouse, HP Media Center remote control with IR receiver
* Expansion slots: one PCI (occupied); one PCI-Express x16 (occupied); two PCI-Express x1 (one available)
* Drive bays: two external 5.25" (one available); one external 3.5" (available); two internal 3.5" (one available)
* Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium
* Warranty: Refurbished, 90 days Warranty

Ports

* Front panel 15-in-1 media card reader supports Compact Flash I/II, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, Mini Secure Digital, xD, RSMMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+ and IBM Microdrive
* Six USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear)
* Two IEEE 1394 (Firewire) ports (1 front, 1 rear)
* Microphone/headphone/line-in (FRONT)
* Two PS/2 ports
* digital audio in/out
* LAN
* rear speaker out/side speaker out/center (subwoofer)
* microphone/line-in/line-out

Here is the website:

FRYS.com*|*HP

Anyone have any advice for me?

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Old 02-24-2008, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Talking Hey, why no comments?

I was just curious as to why so many views of my post yet not even one comment?

Do you guys own stock at NewEgg or at Fry's Electronics or what?
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its a good deal, but just buy a good video card like an hd3850 and it should destroy games (if you want to)

but HP's suck also that thing is refurbished
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its a good deal, but just buy a good video card like an hd3850 and it should destroy games (if you want to)

but HP's suck also that thing is refurbished
Ok Vern, thanks for the heads up!

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Or try to get the new 9600GT 512MB. It is an excellent video card for the money
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