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|03-28-2011 09:30 PM|
I picked up a GX620 last week for free (from work). It has similar specs to the one posted, but much less hard drive space and no monitor. It says right in the specs that it's refurbished so no need to speculate on that. I see these on TigerDirect all the time for $190 or less, depending on specs (and without a monitor).
As for the performance of the PC - it does exactly what I need it to do - run my CNC plasma cutter and mill. I wouldn't want, or need, a newer PC with better specs because chances are they will come without a parallel port and it will be useless to me.
So, thanks to the original poster - not everyone wants or needs a state of the art machine.
|03-28-2011 10:36 AM|
|john1863||I think a better deal would be getting the Lenovo K300 which keeps coming back in stock for $250 and buying a monitor for $100 or less. After getting a monitor the K300 would only be ~$50 more and would be good for years to come.|
|03-28-2011 03:00 AM|
A difference of $100 in this case is huge depending on your budget (a 33% increase in price?). And in cases of children, you really don't them learning on a laptop. I know from personal experience how painful (expensive) that lesson can be. Small hands have a way of destroying expensive devices lol. Also in a lot of cases (especially to many elderly), portability isn't a sought after feature. Large screens / large fonts are an added bonus here (19" size vs. 15.4") in their case.
For $300, you really can't go wrong here.
And for the portable "equiv" of this deal, I'd go with the Cowboom Lenovo (refurbished). It's around $275 shipped w/tax.
|03-28-2011 02:20 AM|
I still don't see how this is a economical purchase at all.
I understand a low cost system such as this is a great start for children/elderly to familiarize themselves with computing but really... a whopping $300 with these specs? This is hardly worth the $300 investment. I'd imagine once the user becomes more computer friendly they'll want to do more things. For a difference of ~$100+tax i don't see how you could go wrong. The cost of buying a newer beefier system will cost a lot more than that. You also save space and probably a ton of electricity running a laptop than a full fledged system for "learning". The portability alone is already a huge factor.
I'd consider this a good learning computer if it were half this price.
|03-28-2011 02:10 AM|
|03-28-2011 01:51 AM|
That Toshiba laptop at Staples may be able to run circles around this computer but at a significantly higher price ($100 more w/tax).
|03-28-2011 01:29 AM|
lol this is a desktop...
|03-28-2011 01:14 AM|
Complete garbage specs, totally obsolete. The Toshiba laptop at staples blows this shit out of the water for only a little more plus you gain the portability of a laptop.
Retail price: $799.99 ??? Oh please... for that price you could buy a half decent gaming laptop.
|03-28-2011 12:58 AM|
|toxiclevels||Good deal for a basic computing. My current laptop has those spects and bought it for 1200 4 years ago. sniff sniff.|
|03-28-2011 12:28 AM|
|amazingaaron||I don't believe it's actually new if it's from 2005. I'm sure it's "new" refurbished.|
|03-28-2011 12:27 AM|
NEW???????????????? How can this be?
Pentium D is barely better than Pentium 4 and runs like a dog compared to Core 2 Duos.
Looks like Lenovo LCD, keyboard and mouse.
|03-28-2011 12:11 AM|
|namlook||Great for anyone that doesn't need a high performance system.|
|03-28-2011 12:08 AM|
|03-28-2011 12:04 AM|
|03-27-2011 11:58 PM|
|kojiro82||Pentium D, P4, or Celeron...|
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