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Old 03-10-2004, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best of the worst?

I'm wondering you guys, if you had to pick one of the store-bought pc computers, what would you all pick and why?

I know custom computers are better, but for average computer users who only upgrade things like RAM and Video Cards...which are the best out of a bad lot?

Excluding Dell please. I mean ones you can walk into a Best Buy, and take home.

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Old 03-10-2004, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Compaq-probably the best deal
Sony- OVERPRICED (I have one...decent machine, too much useless software comes pre-loaded)
IBM- good quality, bad price

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Old 03-10-2004, 08:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Id get a Dell but i can never see myself ever buying one.Alienware cost to much hehe.
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Old 03-10-2004, 09:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Probly Sony.
Windows XP PRO:$0, Visual Studio 6:$0, Age of Empires 2:$0, Halo:$0.
Having $100s in free MS software while people are being sued over $.99 songs: Priceless
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Old 03-11-2004, 02:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sony's are great but pricey. If you want to save money, get an HP.
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Old 03-11-2004, 02:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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As far as I know

Dekstop ------------> Compaq

Laptop------------> Toshiba
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Old 03-11-2004, 03:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Compaq: Best Price, apart form acer
and they have good quality
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Old 03-11-2004, 03:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd go with Sony, prolly the best quality out of them
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Old 03-11-2004, 03:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Compaqs are nice and cheap, but you get what you pay for

Usually HP's are pretty good

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Old 03-11-2004, 03:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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lol merlin you are such a corporate logo with your HP sponsored sig lol

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