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Old 02-17-2006, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my frend wants to buy a cheap computer
wich one would you choose
$684 - HP Pavilion Media Center a1243w-b Desktop w/ 17" LCD, 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon
$498 - eMachines W3107 Desktop PC w/ 17CRT, 1.8GHz AMD Sempron 3100+ processor
please help
what is the deferent what is bettere athlon or sempron?

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Old 02-17-2006, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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kind of like asking to choose between being stabbed or vote is for the HP.

athlon is better. not to mention an LCD over a CRT

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Old 02-17-2006, 06:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what is your friend using this computer for? if nothing more than websurfing, word processing etc. then i say save some money and go cheap. a 17" LCD would be nice though
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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a litle bit of games too
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well for word processing and stuff the single core amd can't take to much of it however for gaming uses i would use the 2nd one u have listed i have read some reviews on it and they havne't been bad but most of htem are overclocking i have heard that the sempron are good for gaming but for useing it for websurfkign and stuff i am not sure about either i know i had a 2000+ althon xp and i didn't like it at all but i do alot of websurfing and word processing and stuff and it didn't do what i wanted it to.
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